TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has condemned three examples of barbarous terrorism against the trade union movement in Iraq. Writing personally to the General Secretary of the Iraqi GFIW, Rasem Al-Awady, he said: Trade unionism is founded on the principle that an injury to one is an injury to all, and I have no doubt that, contrary to their intentions, the actions of these terrorists will only redouble the commitment of Iraqi trade unionists, and the solidarity of trade unionists around the world for your struggles.’ The TUC, which is part of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and is … Continue reading TUC condemns anti-union terrorism in Iraq
Salam Ali is interviewed on the Iraqi Communist view of the current situation. He says, for instance, the following on the presence of foreign troops: A national consensus is emerging in Iraq, among the major political forces, that there should be a clearly defined objective timetable for a speedy withdrawal of the occupying forces, linked to rebuilding the Iraqi armed forces. Up to now, Bush has adamantly refused to be committed to such a timetable, obviously preferring an open-ended military presence and occupation. While an immediate withdrawal is widely seen by Iraqis as not feasible, it is increasingly not acceptable … Continue reading How do Iraqi Communists view the upsurge of violence in Iraq?