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Long Live Solidarity, Down With Competition and Selfishness!

(21.02.2018) There are common values shared by humanity and there are concepts that express these values. The concepts such as solidarity, sharing, benevolence, morality and conscience, honesty, equality, freedom, peace and brotherhood represent positive social values. However, under capitalist system, the...

Paşabahçe Strike: The Road to the Establishment of DISK

(10.09.2019) On 31 January, 1966, almost 2,500 glass workers went to strike in order to have their demands met and sign a collective agreement. Chanting “No to Slavery in Working Life”, “Defending Our Labour is Our Honourable Task”, Paşabahçe workers commenced a strike which still serves as a model today and...

Remembering the Long March of Zonguldak Miners!

(10.08.2019) Capitalists are on the offensive against the acquired rights of the workers, while they are also trying to make the working class forget its history of struggle. The aim of the capitalists and their government is to deprive the workers of historical consciousness. They do their utmost to prevent...

Netaş: The Strike that Ended in Victory despite the Ban

(10.08.2019) On 12 September 1980, the army under the leadership of General Kenan Evren staged a fascist coup in order to crush the rising struggle of the working class. Following the coup, the combative trade unions of workers were closed down and the vested rights of the workers were taken away. The whole...

Kozlu Miners’ Resistance of 1965

(12.07.2019) Zonguldak is a city that is virtually identified with mines and miners. It reminds people of coal and of workers covered with coal dust. Miners have a hard and arduous life. To date, mines in Zonguldak have turned into graves for hundreds of workers as a result of capitalists’ hunger for profit....

Class Identity: Only Way to Overcome the Artificial Polarisation

Workers Solidarity Bulletin, No: 124 Editorial

(10.07.2019) The 24 June 2018 election results continue to be discussed and mentioned. Some of the discussions and conversations among the workers result in quarrels and resentments. The workers who voted for the opposition parties are enraged over the electoral victory of the one-man rule. They are angry...

Kavel: A Milestone in the History of Working Class in Turkey

(04.07.2019) Kavel was the name of a cable factory in Istinye, a district in Istanbul. The struggle that took place at this factory in 1963 represents a landmark in the history of working class struggle in Turkey. Kavel workers were confronted with important problems just like we are today. They were working...

Alpagut Workers: “We Are the Ones Who Produce, We Are the Ones Who Will Take Power”

(10.06.2019) The history of the working class is replete with experiences of past struggles. Today, if we want to proceed and succeed in strikes and resistances, we must look back at our past struggles and learn from them. And we must stand up against the bosses in a stronger, determined, conscious and...

A Letter from UID-DER Women’s Committee to Akiko Hoshino

(03.06.2019) Fumiaki Hoshino, who in his early age had joined the ranks of struggle of the Japanese working class in the aspiration of a world without war, exploitation, and full of peace and freedom, lost his life. Cruel Japanese rulers tried to break him away from his struggle and beloved ones by keeping...

Declaration of 100 Teachers in Hiroshima

(06.03.2019) We, teachers in Hiroshima, categorically oppose the inscription of the Self Defense Forces in the 9th clause of the Constitution and also the new introduction of “emergency clause” in it. We are firmly determined to prevent the disaster caused by war and nuclear weapons once again imminent in...

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What is UİD-DER and What Does It Stand For?

(23.12.2009) Our Association of International Workers Solidarity, UİD-DER, has been founded in June 2006 by Workers Self-Education Groups (WSEG) which have been active in different industries such as metal, textile,...