No Walls in the Workers Struggle!
The message must be spread: every struggle is a workers struggle.
The International Workers Solidarity Network is an effort to organize a May Day every month to:
- BUILD coordinated support to workers’ struggles locally, nationally, and internationally
- RAISE consciousness about workers’ struggles everywhere
- INVOLVE more people in workers’ solidarity efforts
- SHOW that all struggles are workers’ struggles and workers’ struggles are central to every struggle
- FIGHT against every effort to divide workers from each other. There are no walls in the working class struggle!
ALERT: Amazon Workers Set to Strike – Take Action in Solidarity!
On July 15 — ‘Prime Day’ — Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota will stage a six-hour strike on a range of issues, including low pay, poor working conditions, increasingly heavy workloads, safety issues, among others. The strike is being built in collaboration with the Awood Center, an East African workers organization.
Many of the workers who are leading the strike are Somali or other East African migrants, who have previously organized work stoppages at the warehouse around these and other issues. This action comes within two months of a major international strike by Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers; Wayfair workers walking out to protest the corporation supplying beds for the migrant concentration camps; and other examples of the working class militantly wielding the strike weapon against exploitation, racism and oppression, and the divison of our class.
There are no walls in the workers struggle — solidarity of workers across the globe is our greatest tool to fight back!
About the International Workers Solidarity Network
The International Workers Solidarity Network (IWSN) — which is currently in formation — is building an international network of working class organizations and activists who understand that every struggle is a workers struggle and recognize the urgency of developing global working class solidarity.
The work of the IWSN will take many forms, and we invite organizations and individuals who agree with the call to action to join the network, contribute your experiences in the struggle, and share your ideas on how to develop and strengthen this work. Sign on now to join.Our activities will include but are not limited to:
- Monthly Workers Solidarity Days — a May Day every month, unified by a theme, slogan, or day of activity — will initially be our main focus of work
- Organizing new sections of the working class, especially those who are being radicalized by the misery, and inequality caused by capitalism
- Preparing for mass struggle by activating the international network when a major upsurge breaks out — whether that is a strike by education workers, the movement of low-wage workers, a Black Lives Matter mobilization, response to the climate crisis, etc. — and broadening solidarity
- Making a deliberate effort to raise the consciousness of our class, making them aware that they are in fact, in the working class
- Organizing Workers Assemblies that bring together various sections of the working class, especially the most oppressed, to develop and mobilize workers’ power
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