by the 4th International
April 21st the Argentine government savagely repressed 53 textile workers
and almost 7000 people who mobilized to surround the Brukman textile
factory in solidarity and to contribute their effort to occupying it.
Brukman workers occupied the factory seventeen months ago as the bosses
abandoned it. Since then they have managed it under their control, won
back the clients, paid debts to public services unpaid by the bosses,
repaired the machines and put them into operation. In little over a year
and a half they have become a symbol of dignity and the winning back of
sources of employment, along with the almost 150 companies taken
back by their workers.
opinion of the judge who ordered the evacuation says: «.there is no
supremacy of life and physical integrity over economic interests ».
is the true reason for so much deep repression because the workers
defending their sources of work, threatened by the depth of the capitalist
crisis in Argentina, end up opposing the sacrosanct principle of the
of the taken-back factories in Argentina demonstrate every day that the
companies can work without bosses, although the bosses cannot make them
work without their workers.
Fourth International condemns the evacuation and the repression of the
workers of the Brukman textile works of Argentina.
Fourth International calls on all the unions of the different countries to
express their class solidarity and develop activities in support to
workers of the Brukman textile of Argentina.
live the fight of the Brukman textile workers!
with the factories recovered in Argentina!
Bureau of the Fourth International