Tuesday, February 19, 2019

UNISON seeks peaceful resolution in Venezuela

Statement by UNISON
6 February 2019

UNISON has called on the government to promote dialogue to foster a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan crisis, instead of stoking tensions.

The UK has joined a number of countries, including Germany, France, Spain, the US, Canada and several Latin American countries, in endorsing Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader and president of the national assembly, who has declared himself interim president of Venezuela.

UNISON is concerned at the escalation of international interference, including the possibility of military intervention, in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

The union vehemently rejects a militarised solution to this crisis; the people of Latin America have not forgotten the history of US-backed military rule in the region.

UNISON believes that Venezuelans need to resolve their differences through constructive dialogue and democratic processes, without resorting to violence.

International intervention risks intensifying existing political divisions and inflaming tensions that are the consequence of the severe social and economic crisis facing the country.

UNISON calls on the government to abstain from seeking regime change and intervening in the sovereign affairs of Venezuela. Instead, the UK should promote stability through constructive dialogue with the international community.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

CUPE Statement on the situation in Venezuela

Canadian Union of Public Employees
January 25, 2019

On January 23, Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader and president of their national assembly, declared himself to be the interim national president of Venezuela.

The Canadian government was one of the first governments in the world to declare support for Juan Guaidó. In doing so, they have chosen to side with a self-declared leader over President Nicolás Maduro, who was duly elected by the people of Venezuela. They have also chosen to side with Donald Trump and US foreign policy.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) rejects any attempt by the Canadian government to interfere with the democratic processes and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. Given the history of US involvement in the region, the actions of Guaidó have all the signs of a coup d’Etat. We warn Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against playing any role in bringing about regime change in another country.

The people of Venezuela have the right to determine their economic and political future. CUPE believes Canada has an important role to play in the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, by providing humanitarian support. We also believe Canada should engage with the international community to foster dialogue and peace between the elected government and the opposition.

CUPE offers our solidarity to the Venezuelan people.


Workers Uniting: Our Statement on Venezuela's Unelected President

January 25, 2019

Workers Uniting joins the democratic trade unions of the Western Hemisphere, represented in the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, in condemning the US-led recognition of an unelected opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, as president of Venezuela. Workers Uniting also condemns the actions of the governments of the UK, Canada and other countries that have slavishly followed the US lead.

Over the past 20 years the US has endeavoured to destabilise Venezuela with economic warfare and a financial blockade in their attempt to assert its influence and control over the oil, gold and mineral-rich country. These actions, which clearly violate international law, now culminate in the recognition of an unelected opposition leader as president of the country - effectively a right-wing coup attempt.

Workers Uniting strongly condemns the US threat of military action and its attempt to add Venezuela to the list of state sponsors of terrorism in order to justify such action.

The problems and difficulties that exist in Venezuela must be resolved democratically by the Venezuelan people, free from outside coercion. We encourage the international community to follow the initiative of Mexico and Uruguay to promote a new process of inclusive and credible negotiations with full respect for the rule of law and human rights.

Workers Uniting is the global union - representing more than two million workers in Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States - formed by UNITE the Union, the United Steelworkers, and the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros, Metalúrgicos, Siderúrgicos y Similares de la República Mexicana (Los Mineros).


Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns the coup attempt in Venezuela

A statement issued by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

COSATU condemns the imperialist attack fostered mainly by the United State government, under the helm of Donald Trump, to overthrow the constitutionally elected government through a coup d'état.

Venezuela has, for while, been at the receiving end of multi-forms of aggression and economic sabotage spearheaded by the US. The most recent aggression comes after the US refusal to recognise the legitimate electoral process that took place in May 2018. This despite the fact that everything was done in accordance with the laws and norms that govern the Venezuelan electoral system.

COSATU stands firmly in solidarity with the people of Venezuela in their struggle to assert their national independence, right to self-determination and justice. We implore Venezuela to never surrender the rights of its People and the resources of its territory to the will or caprice of foreign powers.

The federation also calls on the governments of the world and all progressive forces to speak out and wage a fight against the United States of America. This is the time for strengthened solidarity networks in defence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in ensuring that their self-determination and their own kind of democracy prevails.

We offer our solidarity to the leadership of the Bolivarian revolution led by President Nicolas Maduro, who is under attack from the imperialist forces and their internal rightwing agents.

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla (Cosatu National Spokesperson)
Tel: 011 339 4911
Fax: 011 339 5080
Cell: 060 975 6794


South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns Trump’s plan for coup in Venezuela

February 7, 2019

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the attempt by the forces of international capitalism to instigate a regime change in Venezuela and urges all workers to join the international protests now being organised.

US president Trump, Brazilian president Bolsonaro and Argentinian president Macri, along with other right-wing governments, have backed and recognized the self-appointed ‘interim’ president, the right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

This was clearly part of a pre-planned, coordinated intervention, led by Trump and US imperialism to carry through a coup and remove incumbent elected president Nicolás Maduro from power.

This brazen intervention by Trump was followed by European governments, arrogantly demanding that Maduro call fresh elections within eight days.

Trump has “ruled nothing out” and hinted at military intervention if Maduro refuses to step down. The bloody nature of Trump’s intervention is made clear by appointing Elliot Abrams as special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams was convicted for his involvement in arming the ‘Contras’ – paramilitary forces in Nicaragua – in the 1980s.

These western imperialists condemn the Maduro government but have collaborated and supported brutal regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and military dictatorships in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

It is possible that the attempted coup will not succeed in forcing Maduro out, because it is reported that Trump has failed to secure the first elementary requirement for a successful coup: ensuring the military is on your side!

The military high command are said to be remaining with Maduro, though this could change, or divisions could rapidly open up, if it appears that the regime faces the prospect of being overthrown or imploding.

Should these forces succeed in Venezuela, the repression and attacks that workers and socialists are currently suffering will dramatically worsen. Any right-wing regime coming to power to replace Maduro will enact revenge on the working class and socialists. It will mean privatisation, austerity and frontal attacks on the workers and the poor.

If Trump does carry out his threat to intervene militarily it would mean even greater repression of workers.

An economic and social catastrophe is engulfing Venezuela. GDP collapsed by 35% between 2013 and 2017, a greater collapse than in the US depression between 1929 and 1933, when it fell by 28%. IMF predictions indicate that hyper-inflation will soar to up to 10,000,000% this year, making wages worthless.

This economic collapse that has wiped out the gains in healthcare, education and other areas introduced by the Hugo Chávez-led government.

An estimated 90% of Venezuelans live in poverty. Hunger and starvation have returned, and the crime rate is soaring in the major cities. An estimated three million people have fled the country – about 10% of the population – in the largest refugee crisis in Latin American history!

This catastrophe has enabled Guaidó to mobilise not only the middle class but also sections of the working class and poor who had previously supported Chávez and, until recently, were prepared to ‘give Maduro a chance’.  Now, out of despair and desperation, some workers from former Chávez strongholds have joined pro-Guaidó protests.

This extremely explosive and unstable situation, against the background of a social collapse and disintegration, has provided the ruling class with a weapon to try and discredit socialism.

But it is not socialism that has failed but the attempt to introduce reforms in a top-down bureaucratic manner, while remaining within a ‘mixed’ capitalist economy, in which economic power remained in the hands of the capitalist class who are now plotting to reimpose their dictatorship.

This has important lessons for South African, where workers are faced with an economic and social catastrophe because of the failure of the ANC government to transform the ownership of the economy but to leave economic power in the hands of the white, monopoly capitalist  exploiters.

SAFTU fully agrees with NUMSA’s view, that:

“It is our duty to do all we can to defend the gains of the working class majority and the poor of Venezuela. We call on all our comrades locally and abroad to give their full support and to do all they can to defend democracy.”

Zwelinzima Vavi, SAFTU Gen


Saturday, February 16, 2019


A statement issued by the National Workers Union
January 25, 2019

The National Workers Union (NWU) calls on the people of Trinidad and Tobago to pay serious attention to the ongoing fast climaxing creeping coup that has been taking place in Venezuela orchestrated and financed by the government of the United States.

It has already had a serious impact on Trinidad and Tobago and which, if it continues, as all indications suggest it will, promises to be a game changer in Latin America and the Caribbean and for Trinidad and Tobago in particular.

Our country has always adopted in times like these a stance of non-intervention in the political affairs of sovereign countries, just as we would desire other countries, whether great powers or not, to refrain from interfering in our political affairs.

The NWU urges the Rowley administration to hold fast to that principle, which we applied to our relationship with Cuba, in the face of opprobrium from the United States in the 1970s. We urge the Rowley administration to recall that the government of Trinidad and Tobago resisted the pressure from the Reagan administration and many Caricom heads of government and did not participate in the shameful assault on Grenada in 1983.

The danger of war is looming large in the Caribbean. This possibility becomes a frightening probability if the masses and the military in Venezuela do not follow the script penned by the USA.

We must remember as David Rudder said that we are in the Orinoco mouth and any military assault on Venezuela will affect us in that the USA will have no qualms about violating our sovereignty in order to carry out its assault on Venezuela. T&T is the ideal staging post for sabotage, surveillance and even the massing of troops and material in case of war.

We must remember that T&T had the biggest American base in the Western Hemisphere during the Second World War and that the treaty giving the USA the right to operationalise that base is still in force and only lapses in the late 2030s. So any invasion of Venezuela may also result in an occupation of T&T.

If as some people believe that our analysis is alarmist, just remember that the USA has been engaged in never-ending wars since the end of World War II. Over the last few years the USA has implemented military action in Eastern Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya where they murdered Gaddafi, turned Libya into a number of warring factions which resulted in a massive refugee crisis form which Europe is reeling and revived a human trafficking trade that is no different to slavery.

The Russian government has already warned the United States not to intervene militarily and this raises the possibility of the Venezuelan situation morphing into a wider war as hyper-military powers square off or it may have the effect of making the US think twice.

The people of T&T must not allow the government to succumb to the, admittedly, overwhelming pressure that may be applied by the declining superpower to support their position. We must insist that the government hold fast to the position that they have publicly expressed and act in the best interests of Trinidad and Tobago and not act as pawns in the effort of a declining, but militarily dangerous superpower, to maintain its dominance in the face of challenges from fast-rising militarily powerful adversaries.

Further massive continued destabilisation of Venezuela which already impacts Trinbago and foreign military intervention will create chaos and economic, military and social problems never before experienced in our country.

- END -


Gerry Kangalee (National Education and Research Officer – Cell: 785-7637)


Friday, December 7, 2018

France: Social justice, climate justice: this is a change of course that we need to impose

By a collective of political and civilian personalities
6 December 2018

At the initiative of ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and for Citizens' Action) and the Foundation Copernic, trade unionists, community and political leaders, researchers, university staff and artists call to protest peacefully on the street en masse on December 8, the day of mobilizations for international climate justice, in convergence with the fourth day of mobilization of the Yellow Vests.

Social justice, climate justice: this is a change of course that we need to impose

Tribune. The movement of the Yellow Vests puts the whole of the social policy of the Government in the public debate. More broadly they are neoliberal policies implemented by successive Governments for decades. More difficult months, always increased casualisation of labour, unfair taxes, living conditions deteriorate, this is the situation suffered by the majority of the population. In particular, with regard to women, many to get involved in this movement. At the same time, tax evasion has never been as important and wealthiest were offered multiple tax breaks: abolition of the wealth tax, the  flat tax of 30% of income from the capital who are no longer subject to progressive tax, reduction in the corporate income tax... In these conditions, the increase in taxes on fuels appeared as "the drop of water that makes the vase overflow."

Despite an attempted takeover of the movement by the far right on, it is characterized by its horizontal self-organization and poses the requirement of real democracy against a Presidency bossy and contemptuous. At a time where the COP 24 in Poland and where the fight against global warming is urgent, this movement also highlights the link between social issues and the environment: the biggest polluters are exempt from any effort. the main causes of global warming are not processed, the case of public services and local shops and urban sprawl continues, alternatives for public transit are not developed. The model of social housing in France is put at risk by its commodification in favour of large private groups. In these circumstances, is certainly not the responsibility of the middle and working classes to pay for the ecological transition.

The policy of the Government responds to social anger or ecological imperatives. The Government let multinationals and productivist lobbyists make their own ideas emphasizing their own interests and that of their shareholders at the expense of the many, and the future of the planet. For days, the Government has camped on an uncompromising posture, refusing the slightest gesture and claiming that it was maintaining the cap and this, despite the fact that a huge majority of the population supported this movement. This attitude has led to a growing exasperation that led to acts of violence which the Government could hope to take advantage. This was not the case and the support of the population remained solid.

The Government has announced, among other things, gel, then the cancellation of the increase in fuel taxes. It is a first step but it's too little, too late their entire social policy and it's economic and environmental consequences that need to be discussed. Even though the youth decided to move to challenge the educational choices of power, it is a change of course that we need to impose. For starters, must respond to Union demands to increase the minimum wage and reverse the cap of 0.3% on pension increases, restore the wealth tax and tax multinational companies, including Total, the Gafa and the banks that finance the fossil fuels to invest massively in the thermal insulation of buildings and renewable energy.

This is why, the undersigned trade unionists, associations and political organisations, researchers, university staff and artists, etc., support the claims of fiscal and social justice litters by the movement of the Yellow Vests. They call the population to mobilize to impose a policy that allows to live better and to protest peacefully on the street en masse on December 8, the day of international mobilization for climate justice, in convergence with the fourth day of mobilization of the Yellow Vests.


The signataries

Christophe Aguiton, member of ATTAC; Verveine Angeli, Solidaires; Cathy Apourceau-Poly, senator PCF, Pas-de-Calais; Eliane Assassi, senator, president of Communist, Republican, Citizen and Ecologist (CRCE) group; Antoine Atthalin, militant alter globalisationist; Didier Aubé, Solidaires; Clémentine Autain, deputy France Insoumise (LFI); Geneviève Azam, économist, former spokesperson of ATTAC; Emmanuel Aze, spokesperson Peasant Confederation 47; Albena Azmanova, University of Kent, Brussels; Marinette Bache, councilor of Paris, president of Résistance Sociale; Daniel Bachet, sociologist; Sebastien Bailleul, executive officer of the Research and Information Centre for Development (CRID); Jacqueline Balsan, president of National Movement of Unemployed and Precarious (MNCP); Louis-Marie Barnier, sociologist of work, scientific council of ATTAC; Francine Bavay, social ecology; Emmanuelle Becker, councilor of Paris PCF; Esther Benbassa, senator of Paris Europe Ecology The Greens (EELV); Nicolas Béniès, economiste; Ugo Bernalicis, deputy LFI; Sophie Béroud, political scientist; Eric Berr, aggrieved economist; Jacques Berthelot, economist; Olivier Besancenot, spokesperson of the NPA; Eric Beynel, co-executive officer Solidaires; Jacques Bidet, philosopherr; Martine Billard, former deputy Greens, national speaker LFI; Philippe Blanchet, academic, Rennes; Catherine Bloch-London, sociologist; Eric Bocquet, senator of Nord, PCF; Frédéric Bodin, Solidaires; Julien Boeldieu, unionist CGT; Jérôme Bonnard, Solidaires; Claire Bornais, unionist FSU; Hadrien Bortot, member of the National Council of the PCF; Nicole Borvo Cohen-Séat, honorary senator; Paul Bouffartigue, research director, National Centre for Scientific Research; Edith Boulanger spokesperson of Mouvement de la Paix; Ali Boulayoune, sociologist; Philippe Boursier, professor of economics and social sciences, member of the Copernic Foundation; Omar Brixi, doctor and teacher in public health; Ian Brossat, deputy of Paris, PCF; Céline Brulin, senator of seine maritime, PCF; Alain Bruneel, deputy of Nord, PCF; Mireille Bruyère, aggrieved economist; Marie-George Buffet, deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis, PCF; Laurent Cadreils, unionist FSU; Claude Calame, historian, scientific council of ATTAC; Sílvia Capanema, departmental councilor vice president of Seine-Saint-Denis, historian; Jean-Claude Chailley, secretary general of Résistance Sociale; Patrick Chamoiseau, writer; Vincent Charbonnier, unionist SNESUP-FSU; Léo Charles, economist; André Chassaigne, deputy Puy de Dôme, president of Democratic and Left Republican group; Pascal Cherki, councilor of Paris, Generation.s; Stéphanie Chevrier, publisher; Patrick Cingolani, sociologist; Laurence de Cock, historian, Fondation Copernic; Laurence Cohen, senator Val de Marne, PCF; Patrice Cohen-Séat, honorary president of Espaces-Marx; Pierre-Yves Collombat, senator of Var; Maxime Combes, member of ATTAC; Eric Coquerel, deputy LFI and co-coordinator of the Left Party; Alexis Corbière, deputy LFI; Sergio Coronado, militant ecologist; Jacques Cossart, economist; Eric Coquerel, deputy LFI and co-coordinator of the Left Party; Alain Couderc, militant Act Together Against Unemployment (AC!); Annick Coupé, general secretary of ATTAC; Pierre Cours-Salies, sociologist; Thomas Coutrot, economist, former spokesperson of ATTAC; Robert Crémieux, shared review; Alexis Cukier, philosopherr, University of Poitiers; Cécile Cukierman, senator of la Loire, PCF; Alain Damasio, writer; Christian De Montlibert, sociologist; Christian Delarue, civil servant, unionist CGT; Christine Delphy, sociologist; Pierre Dhareville, deputy of Bouche du Rhône, PCF; Cyril Dion, author, director; Emmanuel Dockes, professor of law; Jean-Michel Drevon, research institute of the FSU; Clémence Dubois – spokesperson of 350.org France; Vincent Dubois, professor of political science, University of Strasbourg; François Dubreuil, EELV, United for the Climate; Olivier Dubuquoy, geographer, militant ecologist; Jean-Paul Dufregne, deputy of l’Allier, PCF; Cédric Durand, economist; Simon Duteil, Solidaires; Stéphane Enjalran, Solidaires; Jean Baptiste Eyraud, spokesperson of Right to Housing; Colin Falconer, militant of Ensemble; Patrick Farbiaz, social ecologist; Didier Fassin, professor of social sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton; Elsa Faucillon, deputy of Hauts-de-Seine, PCF; Sélyne Ferrero, militant féminist; Caroline Fiat, deputy LFI; Gérard Filoche, member of the Democratic Left; Social; David Flacher, économist, spokesperson of Utopia Movement; Fabrice Flipo, member scientific council of ATTAC; Fanny Gaillanne, councilor of Paris; Nicolas Galepides, secretary general Sud PTT; Yves-Jean Gallas, Mouvement de la Paix; Jean-Louis Galmiche, Solidaires; Isabelle Garo, teacher; Pascal Gassiot, activist; Alain Gaulon, academic, president of the federation CNL of Val-de-Marne; Fabien Gay, senator Seine-Saint-Denis, PCF; Vincent Gay, unionist Snesup-FSu; Bertrand Geay, sociologist; Didier Gelot, economiste, Fondation Copernic; Frédérick Genevée, historian; Susan George, honorary president of ATTAC; Karl Ghazi, unionist CGT; Vanessa Ghiati, regional councilor Ile-de-France, PCF – Left Front; Jérome Gleizes, university teacher Paris-XIII, EELV; Cécile Gondard-Lalanne, co general-delegate Solidaires; Guillaume Gontard, senator of  Isère, EELV; Pierre-Henri Gouyon, professor at the National Museum of Natural History; Michelle Greaume, senator of Nord, PCF; Murielle Guilbert, Solidaires; Victoire Guillonneau – organizer at 350.org France; Janette Habel, political scientist, co-president of Fondation Copernic; Jean-Marie Harribey, co-president of the scientific council of ATTAC and aggrieved economist; Marie Haye, unionist FSU; Ingrid Hayes, historian; Odile Henry, sociologist; Anne Hessel, New Deal; Hervé Heurtebize, unionist FSU; Pamela Hocini, animator Space of Struggles LFI; Robert Injey, member of the national council of the PCF; Lucien Jallamion, Républic and Socialism; Kévin Jean, president of Citizen Science; Fanny Jedlicki, sociologist; Esther Jeffers, economist, co-president of the scientific council of ATTAC; Florence Johsua, political scientist, University Paris-Nanterre, member of Foundation Copernic; Anne Jollet, historian, lecturer at the University of Poitiers; Isaac Joshua, economist member of the scientific council of ATTAC and of the Foundation Copernic; Samy Joshua, academic; Marianne Journiac, Republic and Socialism; Sébastien Jumel, deputy of Seine-Maritime, PCF; Philippe Juraver, national speaker LFI, co-coordinator Space of Struggles LFI; Emma Justum, Democracy in Europe Movement 2025; Fadi Kassem, for the Pole of Communist Revival in France; Pierre Khalfa, economist, Foundation Copernic; Michel Kokoreff, sociologist; Isabelle Krzywkowski, academic; L’1consolable, singer; Bastien Lachaud, deputy LFI; Marie Lacoste, secretary of MNCP; Bernard Lacroix, political scientist; Romain Ladent, community activist; Jean Lafont, green movement; Rose-Marie Lagrave, sociologist; Elie Lambert, Solidaires; Sandra Laugier, professor of philosophy, Paris 1, University Institute of France; Pierre Laurent, senator of Paris, PCF; Michel Larive, deputy LFI; Mathilde Larrère, historian, member of the Foundation Copernic; Hervé Le Crosnier, editor; Patrick Le Hyaric, Director of Humanity, MEP, PCF- GUE; Yann Le Lann, president of Espaces Marx; Serge Le Quéau, member of the scientific council of ATTAC; Catherine Leclercq, sociologist; Jean-Paul Lecoq, deputy of Seine-Maritime, PCF; Clément Lefevre, unionist FSU; Remi Lefebvre, political scientist; Sarah Legrain, national secretary of the PG and member of the Foundation Copernic; Arnaud Lelache, co-president New Deal; Paul Lemonnier, FSU; Elliot Lepers, director of the Movement NGO; Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, senator of Paris; Daniel Linhart, sociologist; Pierre Lucot, member of the national bureau of the Utopia movement; Frédéric Lordon, economist; Elise Lowy, sociologist, green  movement; Nicole Lozano, co-president New Deal; Laurence Lyonnais, Ensemble LFI, candidate for the list Europe Insoumise; Pascal Maillard, unionist FSU; Jean Malifaud, unionist SNESUP-FSU; Jean-Claude Mamet, Ensemble!; Marc Mangenot, economist, community leader; Sophia Mappa, honorary professor, psychoanalyst and international consultant; Jean-Christophe Marcel, sociologist; Myriam Martin, Ensemble, elected regional LFI; Gaëlle Martinez, Solidaires; Philippe Martinez, secretary general of the CGT; Christiane Marty, feminist, researcher; Gustave Massiah, member of the scientific council of ATTAC; Sonia Masson, actress; Jean-Luc Mélenchon, deputy LFI; Marilza de Melo Foucher, economist and journalist; Georges Menahem, member of the scientific council of ATTAC; Roland Mérieux, Ensemble!; Julian Mischi, sociologist; Claire Monod, national coordinator Generation.s; Bénédicte Monville, regional councilor Ile-de-France; Corinne Morel-Darleux, militant ecosocialist, regional councilor Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes; Frank Mouly, member of the directorate of the PCF; Émilie Moutsis, visual artist; Erik Neveu, political scientist; Evelyne Ngo, Solidaires; Roland Nivet, spokesperson of the Mouvement de la Paix; Gérard Noiriel, historian; Alain Obadia, president of the foundation Gabriel Péri; Danièle Obono, deputy LFI; Pierre Ouzoulias, sénator of Hauts-de-Seine, PCF; Ugo Palheta, sociologist and lecturer at the University of Lille; Guillaume Pastureau, member of the scientific council of ATTAC; Mathilde Panot, deputy LFI; Sébastien Peigney, Solidaires; Willy Pelletier, sociologist, member of the Foundation Copernic; Stephane Peu, deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis, PCF; Guillaume Pigeard de Gurbert, professor of philosophy; Michel Pinçon, sociologist; Monique Pinçon-Charlot, sociologist; Carl Pivet, militant AC!; Dominique Plihon, spokesperson ATTAC; Emmanuel Poilane, president of CRID; Matthieu Ponchel, collective Social Climate; Jean-François Ponsot, aggrieved economist, professor the University of Grenoble; Véronique Ponvert, unionist FSU; Thomas Porcher, economist; Véronique Poulain, Solidaires; Christine Poupin, spokesperson of the NPA; Philippe Poutou, spokesperson of the NPA; Raphaël Pradeau, spokesperson of ATTAC; Loïc Prud’homme, deputy LFI; Christine Prunaud, senator Côtes-d’Armor, PCF; Romain Pudal, sociologist; Serge Quadruppani, writer; Adrien Quatennens, deputy LFI; Guillaume Quintin, animateur Space of Struggles LFI; Josep Rafanell i Orra, psychologist and psychotherapist; Christophe Ramaux, economist; Jean-Hugues Ratenon, deputy LFI; Philippe Reig, Republic and Socialism; Emmanuel Renault, teacher of  philosophy, University Paris Nanterre; Muriel Ressiguier, deputy LFI; Michelle Riot-Sarcey, historian; Jean Rochard, music producer; Daniel Rome, teacher, militant alterglobalist; Roberto Romero, National Manager of the international sector of Generation.s; Cécile Ropiteaux, unionist FSU; Sabine Rosset, director of BLOOM; Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF, deputy du Nord; Sabine Rubin, deputy LFI; François Ruffin, deputy LFI; Jean-Michel Ruiz, regional councilor Ile-de-France, PCF - FG; Gilles Sabatier, member of ATTAC; Jean-Claude Salomon, member of the scientific council of ATTAC; Catherine Samary, economist alterglobalist; Diogo Sardinha, philosopher, past president of the International College of Philosophy; Pascal Savoldelli, senator for Val-de-Marne, PCF; Luc Schaffauser, unionist CGT, Republique and Socialism; Jean-Christophe Sellin, national secretary of the PG and regional councilor for Occitanie; Nicolas Sembel, sociologist; Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc, University professor, Paris 8; Denis Sieffert, Politis; Corine Siergé, Association for employment, information and solidarity of unemployed and precarious (APEIS); Cécile Sihouette, Ensemble!; Johanna Silva, member of the collective The Fête of Macron; Patrick Simon, demographer; Danielle Simonnet, co-coordinator of the PG and councillor of Paris; Yves Sintomer, member of the scientific council of ATTAC; Francis Sitel, Ensemble!; Philippe Sultan, member of the Foundation Copernic; Bénédicte Taurine, deputy LFI; Jacques Testart, honorary director of research at Inserm; Michel Thomas, honorary professor of internal medicine; Eric Thouzeau, regional councilor of the Democratic and Social Left; Jean Tosti, professor of letters; Eric Toussaint, historian, political scientist, international spokesperson for Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt; Aurélie Trouvé, spokesperson of ATTAC; Christophe Ventura, Editor-in-Chief of Mémoire des luttes and Researcher in International Relations; Marie-Pierre Vieu, European deputy PCF, United European Left; Philippe Villechalane, APEIS; Emmanuel Vire, secretary general of SNJ-CGT; Christophe Voillot, unionist Snesup-FSU; Louis Weber, unionist, editor; Hubert Wulfranc, deputy de la Seine-Maritime; Youlie Yamamoto, member of the collective The Fête of Macron; Sophie Zafari, unionist, FSU; Laurent Zappi, unionist, FSU; Malika Zediri, militant.


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