August 2019

 

 

Kashmir: About 700 migrants from Pakistan and Kashmir participated in a major event organized by the Pakistani Community Forum Austria in Vienna on 31 August. The public meeting naturally focused on the horrible situation in Kashmir where the people are suffering since 5 August under a barbarous state of emergency imposed by the Indian government led by the right-wing extremist chauvinist Modi. 

(Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

 

 

India:  More than 100 migrants from Pakistan and Kashmir held a rally in the center of Vienna (Austria) to demonstrate their solidarity with people in Kashmir. The rally was also addressed by a number of representatives of the migrant community as well as by our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT. He called for an international solidarity movement with the liberation struggle of the Kashmiri people.  (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

 

Chechnya: About 50 migrants from Chechnya held a rally in Vienna (Austria) in front of the Russian embassy. They protested against the killing of the Chechen liberation fighter Zelimkhan Khangoshvili. Khangoshvili was assassinated in Berlin on 23 August by an agent of the Russian security service. The rally was led by Iskhanov Huseyn, the spokesperson of the Chechen migrant community in Austria.

(Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

 

Kenya: On Tuesday, 13th August 2019, comrades and intellectuals gathered to have a symposium on the situation in the Sudan and Algeria. The event was organized by the International League of People's Struggles (ILPS) Kenya Chapter, the Revolutionary Socialist League (RSL) and many others. The theme of the symposium was 'Struggle for participatory democracy in Africa'. (Read a full report with pictures here)

 

 

 

Egypt: The Egyptian migrant community organized a rally in the centre of Vienna to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Rabaa massacre by the Egypt army. Activists of the Austrian section of the RCIT participated in the rally. Our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, delivered a speech in which he sharply denounced the military regime and the support for the regime by the imperialist Great Powers.

(Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

 

Kenya: On the 9th August 2019, the working class women in Kenya, led by the Revolutionary Socialist League, organised the Pan African Women's Day in Nairobi. The event was organized by the RSL in conjunction with the Social Justice Centers Working Group and the All African People's Revolutionary Party. The theme was 'Organise! Educate! Liberate!' The commemoration of the day was attended by 150-200 people.

(Read a full report with pictures here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2019

 

Syria:  About 50 Syrian migrants hold a rally in front of the United Nations headquarter in Vienna (Austria) to demonstrate their support for the Syrian people. The rally was also hold to draw attention to the ongoing hunger strikes of people around the globe in solidarity with the Syrian people. The rally was addressed by Michael Pröbsting who stressed the importance of building an international solidarity movement in support for the Syrian Revolution. (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

Mexico: On Saturday, July 27 a rally was held in front of the US embassy. It was organized by the Solidarity Committee with Honduras and supported by various organizations. The Agrupación de Lucha Socialista (ALS), Section of the RCIT in Mexico, participated in the successfull rally. The dictatorship of Juan Orlando Hernández in Honduras was denounced while any kind of imperialist intervention was sharply opposed. (Read a full report in Spanish language here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2019

 

Sudan: On the global day of action in solidarity with the popular uprising in Sudan, more than 150 people from the Sudanese migrant community assembled on 30 June in the centre of Vienna. They protested against the ongoing domination of the army command in Sudan. The Austrian section of the RCIT participated at the rally and Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed the demonstrators. (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

Egypt: The Egyptian migrant community organized a rally in the centre of Vienna to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the military coup in Egypt. On 3 July 2013 General Sisi took power and created a military dictatorship which has massacred since then thousands of activists of the opposition. Activists of the Austrian section of the RCIT participated in the rally and Michael Pröbsting delivered a speech in which he denounced the military regime. (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

Syria: About 400 Syrian migrants hold a rally in the center of Vienna (Austria) to express their support for the four million people in Idlib. The Syrian people are terrorized by the butchers Assad and Putin. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, more than 300,000 people have been forced to flee with nowhere to go. The rally was addressed by a Syrian speaker as well as by Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT. (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

Sudan: Three dozen people, nearly all them from the Sudanese migrant community, assembled for a spontaneous rally on 5 June in front of the embassy of the United Arab Emirates. They protested against the bloody massacre in Sudan carried out by the army. Our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed the participants and warned against the consequences of this coup. (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

 

 

 

May 2019

 

Syria: About 70 Syrian migrants and some Chechen solidarity activists assembled at the front of the UN headquarter in Vienna (Austria) for a spontaneous rally. The demonstrators reacted to the bloody assault of Assad’s army against Idlib – the last citadel of the Syrian Revolution. Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT emphasized in his speech the necessity to stand with the Syrian people in this difficult hour.  (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

International: The RCIT has initiated a joint May Day 2019 statement which has been translated into and published in eleven languages. Members and supporters of the RCIT were active on May Day in numerous countries. In Nigeria, comrades faced a brutal assault by the police. Here are a few reports with pictures and videos. We also publish a video statement with May Day greetings of Michael Pröbsting, the RCIT’s International Secretary. (Read a full report with pictures and videos here)

 

 

 

 

 

April 2019

 

Nigeria:  On 16 April, residents of Mushin Constituency 2, Lagos state, took to the streets in order to protest against fraudulent electricity bills. They demonstrated in front of the headquarter of the electricity company responsible for the theft. Comrades of the Revolutionary Socialist Vanguard (sympathizing RCIT Section in Nigeria) joined and helped organizing the protest. Comrade Sanyaolu Juwon, a leader of the RSV, addressed the demonstrators. (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

Sudan: About 200 people, nearly all them from the Sudanese migrant community, held a rally in the centre of Vienna to show their support for the popular uprising against the capitalist dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir. The Austrian section of the RCIT participated with a delegation, and comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, gave a speech. He outlined key elements of our program for the popular insurrection in Sudan. (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

 

 

 

 

March 2019

 

China: The Austrian TV Channel OKTO organized a discussion on 25 March about the situation of the Muslim Uyghurs in China. They invited three representatives of the Uygur migrant community in Austria as well as Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT. The discussion centred about the suffering of the Uygur people under the hand of the Chinese Stalinist-capitalist dictatorship and possibilities for solidarity. A full report with pictures as well as the link to the video of the one-hour TV discussion can be read here.

 

Syria: About 200 Syrian migrants as well as a number of solidarity activists assembled in the centre of Vienna at the 8th anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. They expressed their unbroken support for the ongoing liberation struggle against the criminal regime of Assad and its Russian imperialist master. The rally was addressed by speakers from the Syrian, Egypt and Sudanese community, as well as by our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT. (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

 

 

 

 

January 2019

 

Egypt: The Egyptian migrant community organized a rally in the centre of Vienna to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Egypt Revolution. On 25 January 2011 Egyptian workers and poor toppled the regime of the dictator Mubarak. Activists of the Austrian section of the RCIT attended the rally and our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed those gathered. (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

Sudan: Nearly 100 people, most of them from the Sudanese migrant community, assembled in the centre of Vienna to protest against the brutal dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir. The organizers of the Sudanese community invited the Austrian section of the RCIT to the rally. We participated with a delegation, and our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed the rally and emphasized our solidarity with the popular uprising (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

Britain: 5,000 people demonstrated against the Theresa May Government against Austerity, Brexit and Homelessness. The main slogan was for a General Election Now and to elect a Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn. There were placards like “Britain is broken”, “General election now – Tories out”, “May must go”, and “Kick out the Tories”. There were also banners from the Trade Unions including UNITE, National Education Union, UNISON, RMT, CWU and several Labour Party branches. (Read a full report here)

 

 

 

 

 

December 2018

 

Egypt: The Austrian section of the RCIT participated in two protest rallies on 16 and 17 December against the visit of Killer-General Sisi in Vienna. General Sisi is the butcher of the Egypt people. The strong presence of the police was remarkable and demonstrated that the authorities were determined to avoid any embarrassment for the Egyptian dictator. Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed both rallies. He was also interviewed a Syrian media team. (Read a full report here

 

Nigeria: The Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA), in which Nigerian comrades of the RCIT play a leading role, continues its activities in solidarity with a strike of the university teachers organized by their trade union ASUU/COEASU. The teachers are waging a important struggle against the austerity policy of the government. On 3 December comrades organized a demonstration in Abeokuta, Ogun State.  (Read a full report here)

 

 

 

November 2018

 

Nigeria: Nigerian comrades of the RCIT play a leading role in the Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA). This is a militant movement which is currently campaigning in support of a strike of the university teachers organized by their trade union ASUU/COEASU. On 30 November comrades were at the Sabo Market in Ikorodu, Lagos to sensitize market men/women and students on the basic reasons why these Education Worker Unions- ASUU/COEASU are on strike.  (Read a full report here)

 

Britain: British comrades of the RCIT participated on 17 November in a mass demonstration of 15-20.000 people against racism and fascism. The march was organised jointly by the TUC and Stand Up Against Racism and Fascism. It was called in response against the emergence of right wing forces in both the U.S. and in Europe. Some fascists as well as Zionists tried to provoke the demonstrators but without success.  RCIT comrades sold a number of journals and bulletin. (Read a full report here)

 

 

 

October 2018

 

Mexico: The Mexican comrades of the RCIT are strongly involved in the popular campaign against the construction of the new international airport in Mexico City. They have formed, together with the comrades of the Colectivo Acción y Resistencia (CAR), brigades of youth, students and workers. They recently made an activity in the subway informing the people about the consequences of the construction. They call for international support for this popular struggle.

 

 

September 2018

 

Syria:  In face of the looming massacre in Idlib, the Syrian migrant community in Austria organized a rally in the centre of Vienna on 8 September 2018. They demonstarted their solidarity with the resistance of the Syrian people against the reactionary assault of Assad, Russia and Iran. The Austrian section of the RCIT participated in the rally and Michael Pröbsting, the International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed the rally with a speech. (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

 

August 2018

 

UK:  On 1st August a demonstration took place against the Tory controlled Northamptonshire County Council, which has wilfully spent money recklessly on buildings and new office blocks while ignoring the concerns of local people. There was a lively protest of 200 people representing delegations from trade unions like Unite, CWU, GMB and Unison whose members face the sack. Comrades of the  RCIT Britain participated in the rally. (Read a full report here)

 

 

Brazil:  Dozens of people – most of the Latin American migrants – assembled in Vienna close to the Brazilian embassy. They condemned the institutional coup d'etat and demanded the liberation of the imprisoned former President Lula. Comrades of the Austrian section of the RCIT participated in the rally. Michael Pröbsting, the International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed the rally with a speech. (Read a full report with videos here)

 

 

Israel / Occupied Palestine: Tens of thousands of Palestinian Israeli citizens protested in Tel Aviv against a law passed last month that discriminates the non-Jewish citizens and decrees that Jews - domestic and foreign - have exclusive national rights. Many chanted  slogans like “We are not second class!”. Supporters of the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine) participated in the demonstration. (Read a full report here)

 

 

July 2018

 

Iraq:  Ddozens of Iraqi migrants staged a rally in the centre of Vienna on 26 July 2018. They expressed their solidarity with the mass uprising in Iraq against poverty, unemployment and corruption. The Austrian section of the RCIT was invited to participate in the rally. Michael Pröbsting, the International Secretary of the RCIT, as well as a comrade from the Russian MGKP, with which the RCIT is closely collaborating, addressed the rally with speeches. (Read a full report with pictures and video here)

 

 

Brazil: About 700 people participated in an important conference against the coup on the weekend 21/22.7. in São Paulo. Organized by the PCO the conference which was attended by many anti-putschist activists from the PT (including current President of PT, Senadora Gleise Hoffmann) as well as from other organizations. Activists of the CCR (Section of the RCIT in Brazil) participated in the conference. Comrade Joao Evangelista addressed the conference in a speech (Read a full report plus video here).

 

 

Egypt: Dozens of activists - most of them Egyptian migrants - protested against the military dictatorship of General Sisi at the fifth anniversary of the coup on 3 July 2013. The rally took place in the center of in Vienna, capital city of Austria. Comrades of the RKO BEFREIUNG, the Austrian section of the RCIT, participated in the rally. Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed the rally and made a video statement in English language. View the speech and the video statement here.

 

 

Britain: U.S. President Trump arrived in Britain on 12 July and stayed away from London because of the mass opposition to his racists misogynist and Islamophobic views. The main demonstration in London West End was the biggest with over a quarter of a million people marching. Much of the march was in a carnival flavour with many placards denouncing Trump. Supporters of the RCIT Britain participated in the demonstration and sold many journals. Read the full report here

 

 

June 2018

 

Austria: More than 100.000 workers march on the streets in the capital of Austria, Vienna, against the legislative change decided by the government to make 12-Hour Work Day completely legal. The demonstration was organized by all trade unions in Austria. RKO BEFREIUNG, the Austrian section of the RCIT, participated in the mass demonstration with a militant, multinational, vivid and loud contingent. The struggle against the right-wing government has only begun! Read the full report here.

 

 

Austria: Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Vienna, the capital of Austria. Migrant Organisations from Chechnya, Syria and others organize a protest rally against Russian Imperialism. The Revolutionary Communist Organization LIBERATION (Austrian Section) participated in the rally. Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, held a speech opposing Russian imperialism as well as all other imperialist forces like USA, European Union, China, etc.

 

 

May 2018

 

DR Congo, Kenya, Nigeria: Comrades from the Pan-Afrikan Consciousness Renaissance in Nigeria organized a political symposium with the theme "Building Unity in the Struggle Against Capitalism and Neocolonialism" in honour of the Afrikan Liberation Day. Comrades of the Alkebulan School of Black Studies in Kenya intervened in a celebration which was visited by various organisations. Also comrades from the youth organization COGITO (DR Congo) held a meeting. Read the full report here.

 

 

Brazil: The company Petrobrás started a new pricing policy to which the workers reacted immediately. Petrobrás Workers started a nationwide strike against the rising prices on fuel and the privatization of the company. Comrades of the Brazil section of the RCIT – the Corrente Comunista Revolucionária (CCR) – support the strike and participate in these mass protests.  We fight for a socialist perspective including the call for an indefinite general strike to bring down Temer government and to build a workers government.

 

 

Austria: Hundreds of people – nearly all of them Palestinian/Arab migrants – marched in Vienna on 18 May in order to demonstrate their solidarity with the brothers and sisters in Gaza. The Revolutionary Communist Organization LIBERATION (Austrian Section) participated in the demonstration with a multi-national and lively contingent. We also successfully sold our pamphlet on Palestine. A more extensive report can be read here: www.thecommunists.net/rcit/report-from-gaza-demonstration-vienna-18-5-2018/

 

 

Yemen: A popular mass demonstration was held in solidarity with the Palestinian People in the capital Sana'a. Comrades from the RCIT Yemen participated in the protests. Comrade Mohammed from the RCIT Yemen reported: "We feel very strongly with the besieged Palestinian brothers and sisters in Gaza as we are besieged ourselves. In our case it is the Saudi-led aggressors, supported by Western imperialism, which are attacking our country since three years."

 

 

Nigeria: The Pacesetters Movement (an organisation the RCIT is collaborating with in practical terms) reported on May Day Demonstrations: "The Pacesetters Movement was able to successfully intervene in places like Osogbo; the Capital city of Osun State, Lagos, Abuja and Ondo through its leaflet. The Alliance of Nigerian Students against Neoliberal Attacks (ANSA) however held a rally on the streets of Lagos to protest the wave of fee hike and education underfunding."