International Workers Aid - A Campaign by the RCIT

On the 11th Anniversary of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), we started with our first humanitarian convoy to Ukraine. The aid was brought to Lviv, the biggest city in Western Ukraine on the first days of April 2022. The name of the campaign, International Workers Aid, is linked to the history of founding members of the RCIT who have been one of the many organizers of the same campaign in the 1990s during the Bosnian war.

We raise the banner of the campaign with the following political slogans: International Solidarity! Freedom for Ukraine! No to Putin, no to NATO!

We are organizing the campaign since then and have not only implemented a number of humanitarian convoys to Ukraine but also collaborated with various forces in the campaign including the Ichkeria Kulturverein in Austria (organisation of migrants from Chechnya), the Crimea Tartar Community in Ukraine, Social Movement in Ukraine and the International Labour Network for Solidarity and Struggle (ILNSS)

 

On this page we present regular updates of the campaign. In addition we recommend readers to visit the website of the campaign: www.workers-aid.net

Compilation on International Workers Aid Campaign


Convoy and Conference on MayDay 2022 in Ukraine

Report by the Media Team of RCIT, 4 May 2022, www.thecommunists.net

 

The RCIT is an international revolutionary current which is in solidarity with the resistance of the Ukrainian people against the imperialist invasion by Russia. We oppose any interference by Western imperialist forces, be it the European Union, the United States, NATO or the United Nations. Since the beginning of the war, we have published a huge number of articles and comments in various languages on the topic which can be read here: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/compilation-of-documents-on-nato-russia-conflict/

 

However, we have not limited ourselves in elaborating extensive written material but also organized practical campaigns in brisk pace under the banner of International Workers Aid.

 

The Sunflower Convoy from International Workers Aid was already twice on the road. In support of another Convoy and Conference, which was initiated by International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles (ILNSS) we organized the transport of donations collected by ILNSS from Warsaw to Lviv with our experienced team from Vienna. We arrived in Warsaw on the 28 April 2022 and drove to Lviv the next day. On the 30th April we participated on a meeting of feminists in Lviv and had two delegates from RCIT at the trade union conference on MayDay in Lviv. Together with activists from Brazil (CSP Conlutas), France (Solidaire), Italy (ADL Cobas), Lithuania (G1PS), Poland ( IP – Inicyatywa Pracownicza) and Ukraine (Social Movement) we discussed various topics of workers struggle.

 

Our international secretary, Michael Pröbsting, explained the positions of the RCIT at the conference in a passionate and powerful speech against imperialism. Further, Medina Gunic, organizer of International Workers Aid and spokesperson of RCIT gave an overview on the effects of the Bosnian war on the workers struggle in her home country.

 

In the vivid and positive spirit of the international conference, the RCIT delegates agreed on future close collaboration with the participating forces.

 

We will update this short report with links to reports from the various participating forces. Also, videos and pictures can be found below.

 

The report from the ILNSS can be read here:

http://laboursolidarity.org/The-International-Labour-Network?lang=fr

Español: https://correspondenciadeprensa.com/?p=25954

 

The report from Socialni Rukh (Ukraine) can be read here:

https://rev.org.ua/robitnicha-dopomoga-ta-vimiri-vijni-30-kvitnya-1-travnya/

 

The report from CSP Conlutas (Brazil), which can be read here:

https://cspconlutas.org/2022/05/02/csp-conlutas-goes-to-ukraine/

 

The reports from LIT-CI can be read here:

https://litci.org/en/may-day-in-ukraine-celebrates-workers-international-solidarity/

https://litci.org/en/csp-conlutas-goes-to-ukraine-with-international-worker-convoy-and-delivers-donations/

Español: https://litci.org/es/el-1-de-mayo-en-ucrania-se-celebra-la-solidaridad-internacional-de-la-clase-obrera/

https://litci.org/es/csp-conlutas-va-a-ucrania-con-convoy-obrero-internacional-y-entrega-donaciones/

 

The Report from Solidaire (France) can be read here:

https://solidaires.org/sinformer-et-agir/actualites-et-mobilisations/internationales/le-reseau-syndical-international-de-solidarite-et-de-luttes-se-rend-en-ukraine-avec-un-convoi-daide-aux-travailleurs-et-distribue-des-dons/

 

Long live international solidarity!


Exitoso viaje a Ucrania de la CCRI y el convoy obrero, reporte e imágenes (1.5.2022)

 

Informe del equipo de medios de RCIT, 4 de mayo de 2022, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

 

La CCR es una corriente revolucionaria internacional que se solidariza con la resistencia del pueblo ucraniano contra la invasión imperialista de Rusia. Nos oponemos a cualquier injerencia de las fuerzas imperialistas occidentales, ya sea la Unión Europea, los Estados Unidos, la OTAN o las Naciones Unidas. Desde el comienzo de la guerra, hemos publicado una gran cantidad de artículos y comentarios en varios idiomas sobre el tema que se pueden leer aquí: www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/compilation-of-documents-on -conflicto-nato-rusia/

 

Sn embargo, no nos hemos limitado a elaborar un extenso material escrito sino que también hemos organizado campañas prácticas a paso vivo bajo el lema de International Workers Aid. El Sunflower, es el Convoy de International Workers Aid, que ya viajó dos veces a Ucrania, impulsado por la Red Obrera Internacional de Solidaridad y Luchas (ILNSS). Esta vez, la tercera, llegamos a Varsovia el 28 de abril de 2022 y nos dirigimos a Lviv al día siguiente. El 30 de abril participamos en una reunión de feministas en Lviv y tuvimos dos delegados de la CCRI en la conferencia sindical del Primero de Mayo, con activistas de Brasil (CSP Conlutas), Francia (Solidaire), Italia (ADL Cobas), Lituania (G1PS), Polonia (IP – Inicyatywa Pracownicza) y Ucrania (Movimiento Social) discutimos varios temas de la lucha de los trabajadores.

 

Nuestro secretario internacional, Michael Pröbsting, explicó las posiciones de la CCRI en la conferencia en un apasionado y poderoso discurso contra el imperialismo. Además, Medina Gunic, organizadora de International Workers Aid y portavoz de la CCRI, dio una visión general de los efectos de la guerra de Bosnia en la lucha de los trabajadores en su país de origen. En el espíritu vívido y positivo de la conferencia internacional, nuestros camaradas acordaron avanzar con las actividades solidarias junto a las fuerzas participantes. Actualizaremos este breve informe con enlaces a informes de las diversas fuerzas participantes. Además, los videos y las imágenes se pueden encontrar en el siguiente link, donde está nuestro reporte en idioma inglés. (Ver todo)

 

Автоколонна и конференция, посвященные Первомаю 2022 года в Украине

 

Репортаж медиа-команды РКИТ, 4 мая 2022 года, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

 

РКИТ - международное революционное течение, которое солидарно с сопротивлением украинского народа против империалистического вторжения России. Мы выступаем против любого вмешательства западных империалистических сил, будь то Европейский Союз, Соединенные Штаты, НАТО или ООН. С начала войны мы опубликовали огромное количество статей и комментариев на разных языках, которые можно прочитать здесь

 

Тем не менее, мы не ограничились подготовкой обширных текстовых материалов, мы также организовали практические кампании в быстром темпе под знаменем International Workers Aid.

 

Sunflower convoy от International Workers Aid уже дважды был в пути. В поддержку другого конвоя и конференции, инициированных Международной рабочей сетью солидарности и борьбы (ILNSS), мы организовали перевозку пожертвований, собранных ILNSS, из Варшавы во Львов с нашей опытной командой из Вены. Мы прибыли в Варшаву 28 апреля 2022 года и на следующий день отправились во Львов. 30 апреля мы приняли участие во встрече феминисток во Львове и провели двух делегатов от #РКИТ на профсоюзной конференции, посвященной Первомаю во Львове. Вместе с активистами из Бразилии (CSP Conlutas), Франции (Solidaire), Италии (ADL Cobas), Литвы (G1PS), Польши (IP - Inicyatywa Pracownicza) и Украины (Соц.Рух) мы обсуждали проблемы борьбы рабочих.

 

Наш международный секретарь, Михаэль Прёбстинг, объяснил позицию РКИТ на конференции в страстной и мощной речи против империализма. Далее Медина Гунич, организаторка IWA и пресс-секретарь РКИТ, представила обзор последствий боснийской войны для борьбы рабочих в ее родной стране.

 

В ярком и позитивном духе международной конференции делегаты РКИТ договорились о будущем тесном сотрудничестве с участвующими силами.

 

Мы будем обновлять этот краткий отчет ссылками на отчеты различных участвующих сил. Кроме того, видео и фотографии можно найти ниже.

 

Пока же мы начнем с отчета ILNSS здесь:

 

http://laboursolidarity.org/The-International-Labour-Network?lang=fr

 

Español: https://correspondenciadeprensa.com/?p=25954

 

Отчет от CSP Conlutas (Бразилия), который можно прочитать здесь:

 

https://cspconlutas.org/2022/05/02/csp-conlutas-goes-to-ukraine/

 

Отчеты МЛТ-ЧИ можно прочитать здесь:

 

https://litci.org/en/may-day-in-ukraine-celebrates-workers-international-solidarity/

 

https://litci.org/en/csp-conlutas-goes-to-ukraine-with-international-worker-convoy-and-delivers-donations/

 

Español: https://litci.org/es/el-1-de-mayo-en-ucrania-se-celebra-la-solidaridad-internacional-de-la-clase-obrera/

 

https://litci.org/es/csp-conlutas-va-a-ucrania-con-convoy-obrero-internacional-y-entrega-donaciones/

 

Отчет от Solidaire (Франция) можно прочитать здесь:

 

https://solidaires.org/sinformer-et-agir/actualites-et-mobilisations/internationales/le-reseau-syndical-international-de-solidarite-et-de-luttes-se-rend-en-ukraine-avec-un-convoi-daide-aux-travailleurs-et-distribue-des-dons/

 

Да здравствует международная солидарность!

 

 

 

Comboio e Conferência em Primeiro de Maio de 2022 na Ucrânia

 

Relatório da Equipe de Mídia da Corrente Comunista Revolucionária Internacional CCRI/RCIT, 4 de maio de 2022

 

 

A CCRI é uma corrente revolucionária internacional, solidária com a resistência do povo ucraniano contra a invasão imperialista pela Rússia. Nos opomos a qualquer interferência das forças imperialistas ocidentais, seja da União Europeia, dos Estados Unidos, da OTAN ou das Nações Unidas. Desde o início da guerra, temos publicado um grande número de artigos e comentários em várias línguas sobre o tema que podem ser lidos aqui: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/compilation-of-documents-on-nato-russia-conflict/

 

Entretanto, não nos limitamos a elaborar extenso material escrito, mas também organizamos campanhas práticas em ritmo acelerado sob a bandeira da International Workers Aid.

 

O comboio Sunflower (Girassol) da International Workers Aid já esteve duas vezes na estrada. Em apoio a outro comboio e conferência, que foi iniciado pela Rede Internacional do Trabalho de Solidariedade e Luta (ILNSS), organizamos o transporte das doações coletadas pelo ILNSS de Varsóvia para Lviv com nossa experiente equipe de Viena. Chegamos em Varsóvia no dia 28 de abril de 2022 e nos dirigimos para Lviv no dia seguinte. No dia 30 de abril participamos de uma reunião de feministas em Lviv e tivemos duas delegadas da CCRI  na conferência sindical em Primeiro de Maio, em Lviv. Junto com ativistas do Brasil (CSP Conlutas), França (Solidaire), Itália (ADL Cobas), Lituânia (G1PS), Polônia ( IP - Inicyatywa Pracownicza) e Ucrânia (Movimento Social) discutimos vários tópicos de luta dos trabalhadores.

 

Nosso secretário internacional, Michael Pröbsting, explicou as posições da CCRI  na conferência em um discurso apaixonado e poderoso contra o imperialismo. Além disso, Medina Gunic, organizadora da International Workers Aid e porta-voz da CCRI , deu uma visão geral sobre os efeitos da guerra Bósnia na luta dos trabalhadores em seu país de origem.

 

No espírito vívido e positivo da conferência internacional, os delegados da CCRI  concordaram em uma futura colaboração estreita com as forças participantes.

 

Atualizaremos este breve relatório com links para relatórios das diversas forças participantes. Além disso, vídeos e fotos podem ser encontrados abaixo.

 

 

 

Por enquanto, começamos aqui com o relatório do ILNSS:

 

http://laboursolidarity.org/The-International-Labour-Network?lang=fr%20Espa%C3%B1ol:%20https://correspondenciadeprensa.com/?p=25954

 

O relatório da CSP Conlutas (Brasil), que pode ser lido aqui:

 

https://cspconlutas.org/2022/05/02/csp-conlutas-goes-to-ukraine/

 

 

 

Os relatórios da LIT-CI podem ser lidos aqui:

 

https://litci.org/en/may-day-in-ukraine-celebrates-workers-international-solidarity/

 

https://litci.org/en/csp-conlutas-goes-to-ukraine-with-international-worker-convoy-and-delivers-donations/

 

Español: https://litci.org/es/el-1-de-mayo-en-ucrania-se-celebra-la-solidaridad-internacional-de-la-clase-obrera/

 

https://litci.org/es/csp-conlutas-va-a-ucrania-con-convoy-obrero-internacional-y-entrega-donaciones/

 

 

 

O Relatório da Solidaire (França) pode ser lido aqui:

 

https://solidaires.org/sinformer-et-agir/actualites-et-mobilisations/internationales/le-reseau-syndical-international-de-solidarite-et-de-luttes-se-rend-en-ukraine-avec-un-convoi-daide-aux-travailleurs-et-distribue-des-dons/

 

 

 

Viva a solidariedade internacional!

 

 

 

Video Messages from Lviv on MayDay 2022

Michael Pröbsting and Medina Gunic send their international greetings on MayDay 2022 from Lviv (Ukraine). In addition to the videos, we recommend reading the statement on the Lviv Conference here: https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/rcit-statement-for-lviv-conference-mayday-2022/

 

Long Live International Solidarity! Freedom for Ukraine! No to Putin - No to Nato!


Greetings to Convergencia Socialista from Ukraine

Michael Pröbsting and Medina Gunic are sending greetings to the public meeting of Convergencia Socialista, Argentinian section of RCIT, on MayDay 2022. Both RCIT spokepersons were travelling to Ukraine as part of the international convoy and conference initiated by ILNSS.

 

A report (in Spanish) from the meeting of Convergencia Socialista on MayDay can be read here: https://convergenciadecombate.blogspot.com/2022/05/cs-gran-acto-internacionalista-en-vivo.html

 

Long Live International Solidarity! Freedom for Ukraine! No to Putin - No to Nato!

 


International Solidarity during the War in Bosnia 1992-95 and the Ukraine War today

 

Speech by Medina Gunić at a public meeting organized by ADL COBAS in Italy

 

Report (with Pictures & Video) by the Media Team of RCIT, 6 July 2022, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

 

Medina Gunić, organizer of International Workers Aid and spokesperson of RCIT, was invited to speak at a public meeting organized by the militant grassroot trade union ADL COBAS in Italy. The meeting took place on 4 July 2022 as part of the annual Sherwood Festival in Padua.

 

Medina Gunić, a Bosnian migrant, has helped to organize three convoys to the Ukraine in support of the popular resistance. The last convoy was initiated in early May by the International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles (ILNSS) of which ADL COBAS is part of – as well as CSP Conlutas (Brazil), Solidaire (France), and Inicyatywa Pracownicza (Poland). On the occasion of this convoy, the Ukrainian socialist organization Socialni Rukh organized a highly interesting international conference in Lviv. Medina Gunić was one of the two RCIT delegates at this conference. (See https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/international-workers-aid/#anker_1)

 

In her speech, Medina Gunić spoke about the experience of the war in Bosnia 1992-95 and compared that with the current war in the Ukraine War. (See the video below.) She also spoke about the International Workers Aid campaign at that time and the importance to organize a similar campaign today.

 

The rally was also addressed by three Polish speakers from Inicyatywa Pracownicza (Magda, Pavel and Ignacy) as well as two speakers from ADL COBAS (Federica and Monica). It also received a video message from Vitaliy Dudin (Socialni Rukh) The rally was chaired by Sergio Zulian from ADL COBAS.

 


Solidariedade Internacional durante a Guerra na Bósnia 1992-95 e a Guerra da Ucrânia de hoje 9

Discurso de Medina Gunić em reunião pública organizada pela ADL COBAS na Itália

Relatório (com fotos e vídeos) pela equipe de mídia da CCRI/RCIT, 6 de julho de 2022, www.thecommunists.net

 

Medina Gunić, organizadora da International Workers Aid e porta-voz da CCRI/RCIT, foi convidada para falar em uma reunião pública organizada pelo sindicato militante de base ADL COBAS na Itália. A reunião aconteceu no dia 4 de julho de 2022 como parte do Festival anual de Sherwood em Pádua.

Medina Gunić, uma imigrante bósnia, ajudou a organizar três comboios para a Ucrânia em apoio à resistência popular. O último comboio foi iniciado no início de maio pela Rede Internacional do Trabalho de Solidariedade e Luta (ILNSS) da qual a ADL COBAS faz parte - assim como a CSP Conlutas (Brasil), Solidaire (França) e Inicyatywa Pracownicza (Polônia). Por ocasião deste congresso, a organização socialista ucraniana Socialni Rukh organizou uma conferência internacional altamente interessante em Lviv. Medina Gunić foi uma dos dois delegados da CCR/IRCIT nesta conferência. (Ver https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/international-workers-aid/#anker_1)

Em seu discurso, Medina Gunić falou sobre a experiência da guerra na Bósnia 1992-95 e comparou-a com a guerra atual na Guerra da Ucrânia. (Veja o vídeo abaixo.) Ela também falou sobre a campanha International Workers Aid naquela época e sobre a importância de organizar uma campanha semelhante hoje.

A manifestação também foi dirigida por três oradores poloneses da Inicyatywa Pracownicza (Magda, Pavel e Ignacy), assim como dois oradores da ADL COBAS (Federica e Monica). Também foi recebido uma mensagem em vídeo de Vitaliy Dudin (Socialni Rukh). O comício foi presidido por Sergio Zulian da ADL COBAS.

Veja fotos e vídeo aqui

 

La solidarité internationale pendant la guerre de Bosnie de 1992-95 et la guerre d'Ukraine d'aujourd'hui