Stop Prosecution for Solidarity with Palestine and for Opposition against the Military Dictatorship in Egypt! List of Signatories

Statement of Solidarity

Protest against the Parliamentary Inquiry launched by the Right-Wing Opposition Party in Austria against the RCIT Section and the Egypt Migrant Community!

Stop Prosecution for Solidarity with Palestine and for Opposition against the Military Dictatorship in Egypt!

We, the undersigned, are aware that a group of deputies of the Freiheitliche Partei – an extreme right-wing racist party led by HC Strache – has initiated a parliamentary inquiry against the Austrian section of the RCIT as well as against the leading organization of the Egypt migrants in that country. Referring to slogans in solidarity for Palestine as well for the resistance of the Egypt people against the military dictatorship which were chanted by their contingent at an anti-racist demonstration in Vienna at 26 November 2016, the parliamentary deputies call the Federal Ministry of the Interior to officially investigate these two organizations with the view to take legal steps against them. Irrespective of our concrete perspectives about the future of the Palestinian as well as the Egyptian people’s struggle for liberation, we protest against this parliamentary inquiry and we also oppose any state investigation and prosecution against these organizations.

Please send this short letter by email to the Austrian Parliament (medienservice@parlament.gv.at) as well as to the Austrian ministry of interior (pressestelle@bmi.gv.at). Please forward this email also to us: rcit@thecommunists.net

 

The following organizations and individuals have expressed their solidarity until now (13 March 2017):

 

Argentina

Tendencia Piquetera Revolucionaria (TPR)

 

Australia

Dr. Michael Karadjis (University of Western Sydney)

 

Austria

Unterstützung der Hinterbliebenen - Ekrem El Mawta

Dr. Hermann Dworczak (Social Scientist and Trade Union Activist)

Abderrahmen Laarouchi

Dr. Haysam Samoui (active in the Movement „Free Syrians“)

Mag. Manfred Ecker (Neue Linkswende, Verein „Publikationen für Sozialismus von unten“)

Leo Gabriel (Institut für Interkulturelle Forschung und Zusammenarbeit)

Kurt Kahn

Erich Dietrich

Gruppe Arbeiter*innenstandpunkt

 

Brazil

Partido da Causa Operária

Frente Comunista dos Trabalhadores

Partido Operário Revolucionário

Fração Trotskysta- Vanguarda Proletária

 

Britain

Gerry Downing (Secretary of Socialist Fight)

Tony Greenstein (Brighton & Hove UNISON/Brighton & Hove Trades Union Council)

 

Egypt

Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC) – UK

 

France

Christian Ronse (University Professor)

 

Germany

Gruppe ArbeiterInnenmacht

 

Greece

Savas Michael-Matsas (General Secretary of the EEK)

 

Israel / Occupied Palestine

Omer Golan-Joel (Workers' Rights Activist)

Ofer Neiman

 

Italy

Partito Comunista Dei Lavoratori

Fronte di lotta No Austerity

Coordinamento Studentesco Rivoluzionario

 

Mexico

Tiempos Modernos

Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS)

Liga de Unidad Socialista (LUS)

Periódico El Comienzo

Colectivo Ratio

Movimiento Estudiantil Revolucionario Internacionalista (MERI)

Frente marginal de Chihuahua

 

Aotearoa/New Zealand

Communist Workers Group – Aotearoa/New Zealand (CWG-A/NZ)

 

Peru

Revolución Permanente

 

South Africa

Workers International Vanguard Party (WIVP)

 

USA

Andrew Pollack

Communist Workers Group – USA (CWG-US)

League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.)

 

Zimbabwe

International Revolutionary Workers of Zimbabwe

Revolutionary Workers Group of Zimbabwe (RWG-Z)

 

International Organizations

International Workers League – Fourth International (IWL-FI) / Liga Internacional de los Trabajadores - Cuarta Internacional (LIT-CI)

International Workers Unity – Fourth International (IWU-FI) / Unidad Internacional de los Trabajadores - Cuarta Internacional (UIT-CI)

Organizing Committee for a Revolutionary Worker's Communist International (Liga Comunista de los Trabajadores / Worker's Communist League (Argentina) // движение к социализму / Movement To Socialism (Russia))

 

Other Statements

Wir haben erfahren, dass eine Gruppe von Abgeordneten der rechtsextremen und rassistischen FPÖ eine Parlamentsanfrage an den Bundesminister für Inneres gerichtet hat, die sich unter anderem gegen die Gruppe RKO Befreiung richtet. Wir verurteilen diese Anfrage und die damit verbundenen Forderungen nach Überwachung und Verfolgung dieser Organisation. (We are aware that a group of deputies of the extreme right-wing and racist party FPÖ has initiated a parliamentary inquiry to the ministry of Interior which is directed, amongst other, against the RKO BEFREIUNG. We protest against this parliamentary inquiry and we also oppose any state investigation and prosecution against these organizations.)

 

RIO Revolutionäre Internationalistische Organisation http://www.klassegegenklasse.org

Trotskyist Faction – Fourth International (FT-CI) http://www.ft-ci.org

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