Socialist Struggle Movement

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Socialist Struggle Movement
תנועת מאבק סוציאליסטי
حركة النضال الاشتراكي
Founded 1999 (1999)
Ideology Socialism
Marxism
Trotskyism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation Committee for a Workers' International
Colors Red
Website
www.maavak.org.il
Politics of Israel
Political parties
Elections
Members of Ma'avak Sotzialisti marching in 2008

Socialist Struggle Movement (Hebrew: תנועת מאבק סוציאליסטי‎, Arabic: حركة النضال الاشتراكي‎) is a Trotskyist organization in Israel and Palestine. It is affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International.

It actively campaigns against capitalism and neoliberalism, against workers' exploitation, against the Israeli occupation and the national oppression and expropriation of the Palestinians and against imperialist wars.

Workers Struggles[edit]

The organization supported the strike of printers in Yediot Aharonot against management attempts to break their union.[1] They supported the dockers strike against privatization in 2000[2] and in 2004 and argued for the dock workers to defy court orders banning the strike.[3] They organized protests against the workplace bullying of warehouse staff by Osem management.[4][5] It has been involved in the struggle for creating a united front of contract security guards[6] and in the struggle of contract Postal workers for permanent status.[7]

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict[edit]

The organization attempts to put forward a class position, stressing the common interests of Israeli and Palestinian workers. It opposes the Israeli acts of repression against the Palestinians as well as indiscriminate attacks against Israeli workers.[8] Socialist Struggle Movement opposed the 2006 Lebanon War[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbed wire and thugs used against Yedioth workers Maavak, 4/6/2000
  2. ^ Docks Dispute
  3. ^ Dock workers in Israel fight against privatisation Ma'avak, 24/7/2004
  4. ^ Social Activists versus Osem Scoop, 24/2/2007
  5. ^ Stop the Extreme Exploitation of Osem Workers in Ramat HaShofet Tapuz, 28/9/07
  6. ^ Weizman Institute exploits Security Guards, Ynet, 29/3/07
  7. ^ Contract postal workers storm Histadruth union HQ, CWI 20 February 2007
  8. ^ Israel: The bloody spiral Socialist Party (Ireland) 20/03/07
  9. ^ Israeli antiwar leaflet from Socialist Struggle Movement Socialist Alternative, 26 July 2006

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