Today, more than ever, the working class in countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France and other EU countries is facing a full scale, pandemic crisis.
The call for a general strike throughout Europe on November 14th 2012 coincides with the recent announcement of striking miners in South Africa. We're on your side and feel us obliged to support and join the struggles of European workers to reclaim the achievements of decades of struggles.
The call for a general strike against mass layoffs, at a time when over 50 million workers in European Union countries are unemployed and the threat of unemployment for many other is higher than ever, is an appropriate answer to the necessity of resistance against the aggression of capital and exploitation of workers.
It is the manifestation of the will of the working class in whole Europe and especially in Southern Europe to express their dissatisfaction against the austerity plans by strikes, demonstrations and rallies across Europe.
It is obvious that the international capital especially in Europe, standing on the edge of an abyss, intends to load the working class with the burden of the financial and stock market crises by austerity policies, mass layoffs and even by sparking regional war.
In such circumstances, the working class cannot only take guard and act defensively. Demands, such as 30-hour workweek with full compensation have the ability to mobilize a large number of workers.
We, the Solidarity Committees with the Iranian Workers' Movement-Abroad, believe that our struggles are common because our enemy is common. We can only have faith in on our own united power and solidarity.
We will put all our efforts to bring your voice to the Iranian workers and will accompany you in your protests.
Solidarity Committees with the Iranian Workers' Movement-Abroad
November 6th, 2012