The new attack of the islamist organization “Boko Haram”(which means “the west education is forbidden”) in a high school in north-east Nigeria was the reason why 43 people, mainly students and teachers, lost their lives. The gunmen, also, kidnapped many people and set the school and other governmental buildings of the city on fire. Continue reading
World Teachers’ Day
The role of the progressive teacher
In conditions of global capitalist crisis, with acute problems of the working class, with increased problems of the poor peoples, of the peoples who shed their blood by the imperialist wars, the teachers must stand up as educators, scientists and pioneer militants.
The differences exist from country to country and from continent to continent can not justify inactivity to any teacher. We must all give our best to teach the historic and scientific truth, the lesson of the right of the peoples, of the poor and downtrodden, even when the educational system wants to muzzle us, when the directives of the imperialist organizations intervene in the analytical programs and in the content of education so that it will be adapted to their interests. Even when the reformist trade unions talk about development opportunities for the teachers through anti-educational and anti-scientific programs, in conditions of fierce competitiveness and commercialization of education the teachers are obliged to indiscipline and obey the interests of their class. They must not teach the lies planned by imperialism, aiming at passing them in the pure minds of the pupils. Continue reading
We thank FISE and WFTU for inviting us here. We greet all our comrades here with feelings of international solidarity.
We represent the Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union. We come from Cyprus, but from the north of Cyprus. Our country is currently divided into two. The north of the island is under the control of Turkey. Turkish governments have an extensive influence on our economic and social structures. Therefore, as well as dealing with problems arising from the division of our island, we are also struggling with economic problems that are created by our peculiar economic structure.
A few years ago, in 2008, a law that would restructure all the sectors in the north of the country was introduced. The society fought hard to stop the implementation of this law but they did not succeed. The law has been dubbed as the “emigration law” by the society because it would force the people, especially the youth, to leave the country due to the decreased standard of life. The neoliberal policies of this law envision cuts and austerity measures and they have been implemented in many areas, including health and education. Continue reading
To all members of the Conference
Congratulate you and pleasure at the end of the World Federation FISE, which was held in Brussels from 28-29 / October / 2013 and thank you for welcoming our union representative from Palestine and thank your solidarity with Palestine teachers and workers and the people of Palestine. We hope that this conference that the decisions are applied Continue reading
Large gatherings and demonstrations organized by the PAME in many Greek cities Saturday, October 5. The protests involving teachers at their top and slogans. The concentration of Athens, members of the Secretariat of FISE, marched along with teachers of PAME and honored racing the world Teachers’ Day