Macron’s assault on living standards and liberty cannot be ignored any longer.
A government bid to cut back pensions has pitched France into its longest strike in decades. But as one railworker organizer tells Jacobin, the dispute is about more than retirement insurance — it’s about stopping Emmanuel Macron’s whole agenda.
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Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“
Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.
Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.
Die deutsche Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (ÄVWL) ist mit 100 Millionen US-Dollar an einem Land-Fonds beteiligt, der im Norden Brasiliens zur Vertreibung von Kleinbauern und zur großflächigen Entstehung von Monokulturen beigetragen hat.
La CGT a reçu de très nombreuses de lettres de soutien au 5 décembre. La quantité et la qualité des messages reçus témoignent d’un internationalisme syndical extrêmement attentif à la situation sociale dans notre pays. La CGT a reçu de très nombreuses de lettres de soutien au 5 décembre la quantité et la qualité des messages reçus témoignent d’un internationalisme syndical extrêmement attentif à la situation sociale dans notre pays. Un niveau encore jamais atteint !
Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions. The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, has affected public transport, schools and banks.
Police used stun grenades on protesters in Rio de Janeiro. In several cities, roads were blocked with burning tyres. Mr Bolsonaro says the controversial reform will restore public finances.
More than half a billion pounds of council workers’ pension money has been directly invested by local authorities in arms companies implicated in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, in which thousands of civilians have been killed.
Council pension funds have sizeable shareholdings in BAE Systems, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, according to nearly 100 freedom of information requests.
(13.11.2018) Changes in the pension system planned by the government that would effectively lower the retirement age, allowing people to end their working lives when their age and number of years of social-security contributions reach 100, would have negative effects, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday.
Speaking to Greek media on Thursday, Finance Ministry sources confirmed that talks with the inspectors representing the country’s official lenders have culminated in an agreement to reduce pensions in January 2019 as agreed, and slash the income tax-free threshold in 2020.(…)
Remaining stumbling blocks reportedly include delays in the selection of new general secretaries for Greek ministries, over which the government was warned by troika representatives.
The number of children in Japan has fallen for the 37th straight year in a row, a sign the country’s attempts to offset the country’s severely aging population are failing.