Belgium

Interview with Women Without Papers

Testimony of two women who tell us how they live in Brussels and why they joined the Women Without Papers' Committee. By LCT – Belgium.   -Why a Women Without Papers group? Maïmouna: We see a lot of men at the Without Papers protests but not so many women; however, there are women in...

On the Brussels attacks

The self-called Islamic State shows its reactionary face once again, by performing a new suicidal attack. Most dead people were probably workers, who are not responsible for wars and current occupations. The true responsibles for the catastrophes we see in Middle East and the European borders are the governments and...

Belgium: let’s unify the struggles against austerity

   The government continues its course of action, attacking the basic democratic rights and life conditions of the working class. It has been over a year since Belgium entered this new phase, in which the assumption of “the Swedish” (the new ruling coalition), in June 2014, is one essential element...

We struggle together with our class!

   Over the last months, political situation in Belgium was marked by great demonstrations around two main matters: the struggle against austerity plans of Michel-De Wever’s government, and the refugees.   Workers went out to the streets on October the 7th, to express their weariness and objection to this government’s anti-social...

All refugees welcome

Over the past few weeks, the massive arrival of refugees in Belgium has been marked by a great wave of solidarity from the population. A ‘town within the town’ has been organized in the Maximilien Park. We want to salute the work of tens of people, volunteers, which...

European Union immigration policy: repression as the better way to exploit

On April 14, 550 immigrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea; only a third of them survived, and one week later another 700 "castaways" perished. Recently, two asylum seekers whose applications were denied, and were forced to return to the country from which they fled, attempted suicide: a Guinean who...

General strike paralyses Belgium

The general strike organized by three Belgian trade unions, the FGTB (linked to social democracy), the CSC (linked to Christian Democracy) and the CGSLB (linked to liberals) paralysed Belgium, in this Monday, 12/15. The strike began on the evening of the previous day when about 80 people, including union...

The Workers’ Communist League was founded

The Comrades of the International Workers' League - Fourth International - who publish the  Presse Internationale, decided to constitute as Ligue Communiste des Travailleurs /Communistesche Werkersbond (Workers' Communist League) as a first step towards becoming a section of the IWL-FI (of which only the International Executive Committee is statutorily...

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