The Statement by UID-DER on its New Campaign:
We are workers, working day and night with elbow grease, producing the whole wealth. Everything stands on our own hands. We are the ones raising those skyscrapers high, opening tunnels, and digging the bosom of coal mines. Just imagine what would happen when all workers stop working for one day!
(22.03.2017) Turkey is having a hard time in which democratic rights are trampled upon and a totalitarian regime is under construction. The struggle of the working class under these circumstances for democratic rights and freedom is of critical importance. In our work we, the Association of International Workers’ Solidarity, raise the voice of “NO to one-man regime” among the ranks of the working class. Our song for our campaign for a NO vote is both an expression of our determination and a call by the working class of Turkey for solidarity addressed to the world working class. We wish you to give some coverage to the class struggle in Turkey in your work and share our song among fellow workers in your country.
(20.10.2016) As your friends in UID-DER we salute with sincerest revolutionary feelings your determined struggle in a period when capitalism and governments at the service of capital drive the whole world into dire conditions of exploitation and hell of war. Humanity faces the profoundest crisis ever created by capitalism. This is not only an economic crisis but a historical one deepened by political and social aspects. Every measure taken by the rulers to save themselves from the crisis makes life more unbearable for the toiling masses.
(16.06.2016) UID-DER’s 10th Anniversary of founding was celebrated on 12 June by a massive indoor event. The event was a blend of telling the nature and activities of UID-DER by presenters, music performed by UID-DER Music Band and Workers’ Choir, recitation of poems, screening of videos and dancing of the audience. Like the founding event held in 2006, the meeting was also a commemoration of and a tribute to the Great Workers’ Revolt of 15-16th of June 1970.
(13.05.2016) Hundreds of millions of workers across the world took to the streets on the occasion of May Day and raised their voices for their demands and shouted out their outrage against capitalism. Workers gathered together and became of one heart against crises caused by capitalism, imperialist wars, unemployment, persecution and attempts to eliminate workers’ rights.
(13.05.2016) UID-DER was present in Gebze and Mersin with its massive, enthusiastic, disciplined and red columns. The workers in the columns were mainly women and young. UID-DER contingents attracted notice with energetic slogans, red flags, workers’ discipline and placards against the rise of fascism and attacks against workers.
(09.05.2016) We are passing through a period when the flames of the Third World War spread further, turning the Middle East into a bloodbath and slaughtering hundreds of thousands of workers and toilers. In order to draw attention to the ongoing imperialist war and encourage the correct attitude towards it, UID-DER holds seminars and events in many neighbourhoods.
(05.05.2016) For this 1st of May, International Workers Day, we send you a message of solidarity with all the militants of the workers’ movement in Turkey, a movement which, with the worsening of the dictatorial regime of the AKP, suffers a much harder repression today, this year 2016, that during the last years.
(20.04.2016) The Abe administration is rushing to start war and restart the nuclear power plants. Down with the Abe administration, gathering the Fukushima people’s widespread anger together with the labor unions waging strikes at the forefront of the fight! The Abe government has decided to lift the evacuation orders in all municipalities in Fukushima that are still exposed to radiation doses of up to 20 mSv/year.
(10.03.2016) Dear class brothers and sisters,
As your class brothers and sisters in Turkey we salute your courageous and determined struggle against nuclear power plants. In the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, we extend our most heartfelt feelings of solidarity to Fukushima mothers and people.
(05.03.2016) I was deeply moved and encouraged by your recognition of Akiko’s and my 40-year struggle. You describe “the feast of colors” in my paintings as being like you’ve “never come across” and the “blaze of resistance illuminating the darkness.” Indeed, the colors show my total trust in the power of humanity, workers, and nature, and the light of hope that shines from this.
(01.01.2016) Workers in Iran consider themselves a part of the international working class and we are striving to strengthen the working class solidarity. We are also appreciative of the International support we have received so far. At the time of writing this letter, several worker activists are imprisoned. These workers need a world wide support. Among them, two labour leader’s cases are more urgent: Jafar Azeemzadeh and Mahmoud Salehi.
(10.12.2015) UID-DER workers who work for advancing the national and international struggle of the working class deem those workers who are in refugee status as class brothers/sisters like other workers in the world. Advocating the unity and emancipation struggle of all workers of the world, UID-DER is conscious of the common fate of refugee workers and toilers at large with workers in Turkey and the Middle East.
(01.12.2015) Having been terrified of People’s All-out Struggle on November 14th, the Park Geun-hye administration has begun to oppress harshly Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) intending to destroy it by the security police.
(27.11.2015) We are closely following the process of general strike you started by a big rally on 14 November. First of all we want to say that we fully support the struggle the KCTU has been waging against new anti-worker labour law and TPP. We vigorously condemn the attacks by Park Geun-hye government against the KCTU.
(14.10.2015) Labour, Peace, Democracy Rally called by left wing trade union confederations and labour organisations (DİSK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB) in Ankara with the main slogan “Stop War, Peace Right Now!” was attacked by bombs. The blasts were in front of the Ankara main train station where unions, parties and other groups were organising their columns just before the beginning of the march. The death toll is above one hundred and there are more than 300 injured.
(13.10.2015) Dear friends of UID-DER,
Hearing of news of the bombing massacre on October 10, we, Doro-Chiba and all fighting colleagues in Japan are very much worry about all your own safety. We fiercely denounce the bloodshedding set off by one of the reactionary organizations “brought up&” by imperialism.
(21.09.2015) Shahrokh Zamani, the brave and tireless fighter of the Iranian workers movement has died in Gohar Dasht prison. The news was received with total disbelief and utter shock for all. In our view, whatever reasons the authorities may offer, the responsibility for his death lies completely with those have imposed conditions of slavery on the workers of Iran and have taken away their rights to organise and struggle for a better life and on those who throw honourable and valiant human beings such as Shahrokh Zamani into dungeons.
(14.09.2015) We are in deep sorrow to hear the unexpected news that Shahrokh Zamani, Iranian socialist trade-unionist, was killed on 13 September, in the Rajai Shahr prison of Iranian mullah regime. We are sending our condolences to his family and comrades and we condemn once more the Iranian mullah regime which is directly responsible for his death.
(11.08.2015) The Arçelik LG factory in Gebze produces air conditioning units. It is a joint venture between Koç Holdings, the biggest capitalist conglomerate in Turkey, and South Korea’s LG.
(12.08.2015) We send herewith heartfelt greeting of solidarity and support from Japan across oceans to you, brothers and sisters of workers of Arçelik LG, striving to achieve separation and independence from Türk Metal, a Fascist union.
(02.08.2015) Thank you very much for sending your powerful and heartfelt solidarity message! We'll translate and distribute this to all participants to the rally.
(29.07.2015) 70 years ago in hot days of August American imperialism carried out a massacre in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the sorrow of which is still burns in our hearts.
(29.07.2015) Nuclear power plants as well as other facilities for nuclear weapons inherently require radiation exposure of workers. Without their work, nuclear facilities cannot exist. The struggle against radiation–exposed work will build international solidarity of workers to stop nuclear wars and also decommission all nuclear power plants in the world.