WFTU: 'Support People, Oppose Imperialist Interference in Arab Countries' http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2011/roye250911.html
The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) organised on September 13-14 a two-day international trade union meet in the European Parliament complex in Strasbourg, France, to express solidarity with the fighting people of Arab countries and voice strong protest against the hegemonic interference of US imperialism and its European allies in the internal affairs of the Arab countries.
WFTU general secretary George Mavrikos, in his inaugural address, gave an account of the ground situation in the countries which have been witnessing mass popular uprisings against authoritarian rulers. US imperialism is playing a dangerous dual role here. On the one hand, it is helping in demolition of the governments led by anti-US leaders, by arming and mobilising the so-called rebels. On the other hand, the same US administration is supplying 'men, money and materials' (war weapons) to the autocratic rulers of certain other Arab countries, who are completely subservient to imperialism, to crush the people's genuine uprising to overthrow the anti-people regimes.
Mavrikos asserted that the international trade union movement must extend powerful support to the fighting people of the region and must strongly condemn the American imperialism and its European allies for their hegemonic interference in the region with the ulterior motive to influence the current course of events, hatching conspiracies to instal in the oil rich countries of Arab regions puppet regimes that would serve the interest of imperialist powers.