The ICL (International Confederation of Labour) together with the grassroot unions of the Federation of General Workers Myanmar (FGWM) initiated a fundraising to support the resistance movement against the military junta in Myanmar.
Even after the coup in February 2021, FGWM is still active in some factories, but the majority of activists joined the resistance movement and went underground or already fled to the border region of Thailand. Many lost their jobs und now depend on support to organize safe-houses, groceries, as well as materials for acts of protest and resistance.
Therefore this fundraising page was created: firefund.net/unitedagainstthejunta
Comrades of the FAU (Free Workers’ Union) and IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) in Hamburg created 5mins clips in English and German feat. comrades in Myanmar.
Consider to contribute and discuss how you can support this fundraising effort in your syndicates and unions. The target is set at 10,000 EUR and has to be reached within two months! Only if the goal is reached, the funds will be paid out.
Firefund was chosen as a platform on purpose, because it is being run by fellow comrades and charges no additional fees. You can only contribute directly through this page with a credit card. In case that’s a problem, the account details of the ICL are added too:
Name: Unione Sindacale Italiana – CIT
Bank: Banca Popolare Etica
Reference: Myanmar Fundraising
All incoming contributions will also be added to the firefund page with a slight delay.
In case you decide to transfer money to the bank account or have any questions/ suggestions, please drop a short line at email@example.com.
The following call was written by the Federation of General Workers Myanmar (FGWM), All Burma Federation of Trade Unions (ABFTU) as well as Food not Bombs Myanmar – with the support of the Asia Working Group of the International Confederation of Labour (ICL). It can also be downloaded as a .pdf.
Call for International Solidarity
with Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar
Dear comrades with the International Confederation of Labour (ICL), the Global May Day network and other emancipatory groups worldwide!
Since February, we, grassroot organisations in Myanmar, have been taking to the streets to resist the military junta, which forced itself back into authoritarian power with a coup after elections in November last year.
The coup has severe consequences for us, among others resulting in a roll-back of liberties achieved in the past few years and decades.
From the start we have been mobilizing inside the factories and shaped the CDM across the country.
We fight for the abolition of the military leadership and its fascist regime as well as a new constitution implementing full federal democracy. All political prisoners must be released immediately!Continue reading