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Solidarity Message to Fedex/TNT Strikers in Italy

(24.06.2020) Dear class brothers and sisters, As the Association of International Workers’ Solidarity (UİD-DER) we are a working-class organisation based in Turkey. We received the news about your struggle against lay-offs at Fedex/TNT and for the reinstatement of those sacked brothers and sisters. We...

Humanity Neither Bowed Yesterday Nor Will Bow Today!

(28.05.2020) “Nothing will be the same!” This statement is repeated in corporate media day and night. Some people in the guise of experts, scientists, etc. keep chattering these words and the like. They say the world has changed completely with the coronavirus; old rules and social life are a thing of the...

It’s Time to Fight, Not Depression

(09.06.2020) In 1929, a great economic crisis broke out in the USA and this crisis soon affected Europe. This was such a big and devastating crisis that it was called “The Great Depression” and its effects continued for years. In that period, millions of people have been unemployed and hungry, and hundreds of...

Canadian Youth: No Justice No Peace!

(02.06.2020) After the tensions with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests and riots began, there was an incident in Toronto where a woman by the name of Regis Korchinski-Paquet was allegedly thrown off the balcony of her building. Although the family took their allegations, the police...

Do not Fear, Defend Your Rights!

(25.04.2020) Bourgeois media claims that the novel coronavirus does not discriminate between the rich and the poor. They propagate the idea that the pandemic has a supra-class nature. For this purpose, they deliberately bring to the fore some celebrities as covid-19 sufferers. The illness rates of the poor...

Is it Covid-19 or Capitalism?

(12.04.2020) Squares are empty, streets are silent… A picture of abandonment overwhelms the biggest cities of the world! In many countries we see state of emergency being declared. Along with announcements “We are at war with Coronavirus” they make calls: “don’t go out, stay at home.” A horrific, depressive...

Societies Pushed Into the Tunnel of Horror Become Blind

(01.04.2020) Paranoia has been deliberately created all over the world based on the new type of coronavirus pandemic. The manufactured fear is spreading much faster than the virus. Following the detection of Covid-19 in Turkey, a whole series of so-called measures have come into force. As a result, people are...

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...

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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,...