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Title: Struggle official organ of the Workers Liberation League
Uniform Title: Struggle (Kingston, Jamaica)
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 41 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers Party of Jamaica
Publisher: The League
Place of Publication: Kingston
Kingston
Publication Date: December 15, 1977
Frequency: bimonthly[mar.-apr. 1986-]
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Subject: Labor movement -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Jamaica
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Summary: Struggle was published first as a mimeographed newsletter in 1974 when the Workers Liberation League was formed. It was edited by Rupert Lewis and he continued as editor when Struggle became the organ of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. In the 1980s editors included Elean Thomas, Elaine Wallace and Ben Brodie. The Workers Liberation League grew out of the political initiative of academics - Trevor Munroe, Rupert Lewis as well as Don Robotham, Derek Gordon who studied in the University of Chicago in the early 1970s and were connected to activists in the Black Panther Movement and African-American radicals in the Communist Party of the United States. The latter group formed the Paul Bogle League which brought together academics, working class and community activists who read and discussed Karl Marx’s Capital and Lenin’s political writings and sought to build on Jamaica’s radical traditions in the trade union movement and in the People’s National Party from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Paul Bogle League was also involved with the formation of the University and Allied Workers Union in the early 1970s and worked with the Independent Trade Union Action Council. Politically the Workers Liberation League gave critical support to Michael Manley’s democratic socialist program in the 1970s.
Issuing Body: Vols. for -1978 issued by Workers' Liberation League; 1979- by Workers' Party of Jamaica.
General Note: Description based on surrogate of: Issue no. 28 (June 16, 1977); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Apr.-May 1986 (surrogate).
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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE WORKERS LIBERATION LEAGUE


Editorial


THE present attacks and coun
attacks around the issue of fre
the press can help to teach us
lessons about the present polit
nation in Jamaica.
It teaches us first of all w
crites the reactionaries are.
reactionary elements who write
that Parliament is not serving
ose, that the government is not
any use of it because they inte
rid of it, these same reactiona
the first to bawl when Parliame
to do something constructive -
the columnists who are spreadin
and propaganda against the peop
that the people can know who th
It also teaches us how despe
reactionaries are. No longer a
ins, D'Costa and Hearne the cal
confident propagandists of a fe
ago. Nowadays especially sin


We must learn
ter- Parliamentary Committees begin to put
edom of fire under their tails the columns
important curse the people and scream at them
ical sit- about the coming doomsday. "Get rid
of Manley before it's too late"; "How
'hat hypo- can you be so foolish and ignorant to
The same put up with the government any longer?"
everyday "Get rid of Munn, Rattray, Patterson,
any purp- Douglas Manley etc. because even though
making they are moderates, they are stupid to
nd to ge- follow Manley." And when the Jamaican
ries are people ignore the hysteria, Clarke, the
nt begins Managing Editor has to run around to
to summon get the reactionaries in the Trinidad
g lies and Barbados newspapers to support the
le so Gleaner propaganda.
ey are. But most of all we must learn that
rate the while the majority of the working peop-
re Perk- le are not with the Seagas and Perkins'
m and they are also not at this time firmly
w months on the side of the progressive movement.
ce the The mass of the people are in the midd-


000
le. They,like the Council of Churches
statement, see the reactionary elements
as going too far, shooting off their
mouths with nothing constructive to off-
er. But, after the let down of March,
April, May, when the working people were
looking for government to defend them
and not enough was done the people
don't trust the Parliamentary Committe-
es and are not at this time about to go
overboard in supporting the progressive
movement.
Conscious revolutionaries must learn
that, not only on the press issue are
the vast majority of working people in
the middle. This means they are neither
with reaction nor with revolution. These
people in the middle can be won but
only by recognising that they are in
the middle, by finding a way to get to
them and not ever by denouncing them as
being reactionary or not being conscious.


Cuban doctor examines a patient on Female Ward at Savanna-La-Mar Hosp taL.



Better health care for rural peop


FOUR months aft-
er the first team
of Cuban doctors
started work at the
Sav-la-mar Hospital
hey were approach-
dd by the Medical
Officer now in cha-
rge of the hospital
who said he had
come to them on be-
half of the priva-
te doctors.
SThis "doctor"
asked the Cuban


doctors to cut down
on the number of
patients they were
seeing at the hosp-
ital and in the cl-
inics as the money
the private doct-
ors were receiving
was not sufficient.
The Cuban doct-
ors had one answer
to that. The head
of their team, Dr.
Jimmy Davis said
that all who came


would be seen by
the doctors.
The first team
of Cuban doctors
who worked from
Sept. 1976 to Oct.
this year brought
a different way of
operating to the
Sav-la-mar hospit-
al they worked
hard and they gave
their services fr-
ee of cost.
There was a doc-


tor on duty 24 hou-
rs a day, every
day. They looked
after all persons
who came to out-
patients, no matt-
er how long it to-
ok. They saw pat-
ients on the wards
everyday.
As well as this
they held 3 medical
clinics each week,
3 dental clinics,
2 ENT clinics, 2


Journalists'

stand
THE journalists of Jamaica have taken
their stand on the side of the people
against the minority of reactionaries.
Press Associati- ees. Journalists
on President Canute like all other cit-
James firmly decla- izens have a publ-
red last week; ic responsibility
"Our primary and public account-
responsiblity is ability."
to the Jamaican "The associati-
people." on has been concer-
In response to ned about the lev-
the attack on the els to which some
government and peo- practitioners of
ple and the vicio- our profession have
us lies against descended.
the Cuban doctors, This trend has
the journalists developed since the
rallied. The Pre- invasion of the pr-
ss Association sa- ofession by a new
id: "We see nothing minority breed of
wrong with journa- non-professionals,
lists being called some of whom would
before -the committ- set themselves up
I See P. 2


le

psychiatric clin-
ics and one surgi-
cal.
They also held
clinics 3 times a
week in 3 Health
Centres Little
London, Bethel Tn.
and Ramble. One
psychiatric clinic
and 2 dental in
Black River hospit-
al.
Over the period
the hospital treat-


ed 92,265 people,
over 80,000 more
than had been seen
the year before.
The mortality rate
at the hospital was
cut down to 2.9%.
With the new
team of 21 doctors,
psychiatrists and
nurses, the servi-
ce was improved
even more.
See P. 2


r


Li


lOc

Dec. 15th
1977


Issue No. 41


1


I I


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Wokr chc *aaemn' f* f


EVERY worker in Jamaica know the expe
rience where top management fight down
wage increases saying you can't get more
than $10 per week because government say
so.
But the top management never say that
the same wage guidelines also say that
management getting 516,000 a year and
over should freeze at that level and


take no increase.
Well workers or-
ganised in the UAWU
have exposed this
hypocrisy and sabo-
tage through their
militant and succe-
ssful struggles.
Saturday Dec. 4,
marked success for
a long and militant
struggle of the
UAWU workers when
the UWI management
was forced to meet
the workers' dema-
nd that they provi-
de documentary evi-
dence that they we-
re not breaking the
government's wage
guidelines.
No increase
The management
was trying to for-
ce the workers get-
ting $30 and $40
a week to take a
$10 wage increase,
while they, getting
over $16,000 a ye-
ar were giving


themselves huge
increases of over
$2,000 a year.
The Union poin-
ted out that the
guidelines also
said that top mana-
gement getting
$16,000 a year
and over should
not get any increa-
se. The Union sho-
wed that the mana-
gement was there-
fore breaking the
guidelines by tak-
ing increases for
themselves. They
also said that no
way would they be
prepared to take
$10 a week when
the management was
taking huge increa-
ses for themselves.
From the start
of the negotiations
in June of this
year until the wor-
kers were forced
to go on a go-slow
in November, the


- UWI management ref-
used to give docu-
mentary evidence
that they were not
breaking the guide-
lines. They also
refused to consi-
der the other dema-
nds of the workers
for increased mate-
rnity leave and
increases in unifo-
rm and transport
allowance.
After two weeks
of go-slow, the ma-
nagement was forced
to increase materni-
ty leave, transport
and uniform allow-
ances. They however
still refused to
budge on the issue
of the wages, clai-
ming that their in-
creases were contr-
acted before the
guidelines and the-
refore the guideli-
nes did not apply
to them.
Evidence
At the meeting
on Dec. 4 after 3
weeks of effective
go-slow, it was
made clear to the
management that no
way would normalcy
be returned to the
campus unless the


workers' demand
was met.
It was then
that the manageme-
nt was forced to
agree to give to
the Union documen-
tary evidence that
they did not break
the guidelines. It
was also agreed
that if the union
was not satisfied
with the evidence
presented, it wou-
ld go immediately


to a committee nea- The UAWU workers
ded by Dr. Headley have pointed the
Brown, the man who way for other work-
wrote the guideli- ers to struggle for
nes, for the commit-justice in the soc-
tee's judgement, iety. They have
In the meantime not taken the $10
the union agreed wage guideline lay-
to accept the $10 ing down, their st-
per week increase ruggle has forced
up until when the the UWI management
contract ends. to apply the guid-
Then they would elines not only to
negotiate again for poor and suffering
more increases for workers but to top
the workers, management as well.


Police terror is criminal


ONE of the main
obstacles to a cor-
rect and effective
way in dealing wi-
th violent crime
lies with the terr-
orist tactics prac-
tised by the secur-
ity forces themsel-
ves. This was one
of the conclusions
reached at a meet-
ing of the Hermita-
ge community called
to deal with a rec-
ent case.
On Sunday, Nov.
27, at 3 a.m. sold-
iers and police,
--"" __ ^.'


Journalists' stand


From P.1

as martyrs in def-
ence of their con-
cept of freedom of
the press.
The so-called
expose of conditio-
ns at the Sav-la-
rar Hospital and
the work of the
Cuban doctors prov-
ides a glaring exa-
mole of the cheape-
ning of the profes-
sion.
Our association
regards these art-
icles as malicious,
lacking in objectii
vity, one-sided and
an example of the
use of the profess-
ion to malign accr-
edited members of
another profession
who have respond-
ed to the cries of
the Jamaican poor.
The Association
has taken a decisi-
on to write to the
Cuban doctors apol-
ogising for the ab-
usive and unprofes-
sional attacks on
them by a section


We urge them to
continue and expa-
nd their work amo-
ng the Jamaican ma-
sses.
We note contin-
uous hysterical ou-
tbursts and abusive
personal attacks
being made daily
by this new breed
of journalistic
hacks even to the
point of urging
the people to remo-
ve a democratical-
ly elected governm-
ent. All this in
the name of freedom
of the Press and
freedom of speech."
The Association
said that freedom
of the Press can
only be exercised
when the majority
of the people have
access to the news
media, when work-
ing journalists
have a say in the
decision-making
process; and when
the media recogni-
ses and carries
out its social res-
ponsibilitiesi


THE staff of Workers Time, Jamaica's only
cultural workers won the Outstanding Publi
for their series on sugar co-ops. The ju


Workers Time series
Jamaica media should



From Page 1
With the part-
time private docto-
rs in control, not
even 30 people are
seen. Patients are
again having to see
the same hospital
doctor in his priv-
ate surgery and
pay him if they
want attention.
There were 2


their sick laughs
by swinging gun-
tip" invaded two butts at the legs
dances in Hermita- of innocent people
ge. They did not and forcing them
find who they were to jump.
supposed to be loo- At 11 a.m. they
king for, but went took the people aw-
ahead and scraped ay to Elletson Rd.
up nearly 80 citi- where they had th-
zens. Some were em fingerprinted,
people who came They took them to
out of their hom- lock-ups all over
es to look, or were the city.
getting ready for The cell at Den-
church; others we- ham Town was so fi-
re sleeping inside lthy that by Tuesd-
their homes. Poli- ay Many decided to
ce tried to smash stage a hunger str-
down the door of a ike.
fifty-year old mot- Those at Hunts
her. Soldiers had Bay were thrown
into a cell with
hardened lumpen.
"'See some more soc-
ialist yal" the pte
lice said, and the
lumpen started to
beat them up, take
away their food,
force them to lie
down so they can
jump up and down on
their backs, force
one of them to eat
filth. They could
do these things be-
cause right there
in the lock-up they
were armed with kn-
ives and ice-picks.
Most were not
released until Tue-
newspaper for agrL- sday or Wednesday.
ic Service Award By then, one work-
dges said that the-


were an example of the direction the iee P.3
be going.


Cuban doctors
doctors on 24 hour must be firm in to continue confus-
service, 2 on each defending the prog- ing the issue with
ward and 2 on stand ramme in the inter- talk of "registra-
by. Up to Wednes- est of the working tion", "language.
day (Dec. 7) when people and not all- proficiency", "oft
16 of the team were ow the reactionaries ientation" etc.
withdrawn supposed- mE.mmn.. EM.O.OM mmmnandfamd
ly for "language I Struggle
tests", over 200
people were being .appears next
treated in Out-
patients each day. Jan. 51h 1978
The government










3
from P. 2


Why Somalia fights Ethiopia terrolice

By Peter MCorbe er had lost his
job and many othe-
RECENT developments in Northeast Afr- rs 3 days pay. Som
ica (the Horn of Africa) have revealed had to seek medical
that US imperialism and its agents, mai- attention.
nly Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the attention.
Sudan are waging a major offensive agai- 'iiwith the coy M unity.
nst progressive regimes in the area. f\ He heard a history
The strategy is to draw these countries of police-soldier
into a reactionary ring of states borde- terror in the comm-
*ring around the strategic Red Sea (a so- unity, including
called "security belt") and in further- acts involving not-
ance of this policy to dismember and orious terrorists
weakewwith the aim df eventually destr- like Trinity and
oying revolutionary Ethiopia. Strings.
The 1974 revolution in Ethiopia which McGann express-
overthrew the feudal monarchy of Haile ed grave concern.He
Selassie has grown from strength to committed himself
strength. In the most radical land ref- to help set up a
orm programme ever undertaken on the joint meeting betw-
African continent all feudal and capi- een local police
talist forms of land ownership have been / P and the community
abolished, and land has been freely dis- / in one small effort
tributed to peasants and former farm la- tward as tin.
borers. Co-operative and state farms tion of a "Greater Somalia" and in lea- ******* t-- i
have been set up. The state controls gue of a so-called "Western Somalia
the major industries, private banks and Liberation Front" (SLF). This is in 4
insurance companies have been nationali- violation of agreements signed by Soma- LL 3 y l
sed and all private enterprises are str- lia as a member of the Organisation of W L 3 years old
ictly regulated. Another leap forward African Unity (OAU) which stipulates .
came in 1976 when the Provisional Mili- that all signatories should settle all For our third anniVerSary
tary Administrate Council (PMAC) announ- border problems inherited from the colo-
ced its Program of the Democratic Revo- nial era by negotiation and specifically To-orro will be bor ou: of today
lution. rules out the use of armed force. The as
For the first time in Ethiopian hist- O.A.U. has said it does not recognise yesterday ge birth to today
*ory Marxist-Leninist literature flooded the SLF as a legitimate liberation fro- and todays struggls.
-the country with the full approval of nt. Yesterday S anhiat ga dled
on the aoioeltalist galis.&
the government itself. The huge U.S. ie h i sos ari daughters,
intelligence gathering installations nurtured on the nuch blood spilt
(the largest outside the U.S.A.) were In keeping with its turn to the faced the fascist Eyre in violent rebellion,
ayon once agatn to be watered by toeir an blood
dismantled and recently the entire U.S. right, Somalia has severed diplomatic ly oe aga t ed byir th eir o- ood,
diplomatic corps asd r eenl the Peae U. relations with the Soviet Union and Cub Seeds--
diCp i corps were asked and eace to the trumpets of a BIG LIE that Cuban t brg RD 33
Corps were asked to pack up and leave F rd atnd ca
after they were found to be the centre troops were fighting on the Ethiopian upp- Rg .
of anti-government activities. side and that the Soviet Union is supp- '- coariat,----- -,,,
For all these things Ethiopia has orting Ethiopia militarily in the war hoed a r cro ed l undr -t;: c'loaist -. :.
incurred the wrath of US imperialism with Somalia. It did this a few days ot destroyed, as the "-rialit j,',
,','or eoy a th "eiimperialism 1968
and all reactionary regimes bordering before Egypt expelled Soviet and Easter 'he ~eovment aof t eoe eope not be crushed
on the Red Sea A central role in their opean socialist cultural workers. Dec r 197
on the Red Sea. A central role in their The truth of the matter is that Siad o The movencmt of the people uiil no h e
attempts to bring down the Ehiopian go- Barre the head of the Somali Military i the Workers iberato n League
trean secessionists agnd omalia. Revolutionary Council left Moscow in a leer --- a c-ZZ bt grrn-
Augustwith te messge tha he shuld 1D flower ---- three years old
trean secessionists and omalia. August with the message that he should adds its pe too, to thi big garden of truggler
New policy settle the border dispute in a peaceful 4 a garden so bright -- so varied
way. Siad Barre then went to visit mNured by the spirit of Garvoey
In Eritrea two separatist organisati- w t tered by the bld o our onist and revolutionary
In Etre two separatist organisati- Anwar Sadat on his way back home. fathers
ons the Eritrean Liberation Front and The imperialists are trying to blame strgglers all in the pe for a
the Eritrean Peoples Liberation Front the Soviet Union for the instability in stoss a
have been waging an armed struggle the area. They blame the Soviet Union free
against feudal Ethiopia under Selassie. for arming both sides in the Ethiopia-
agns trmng onsdes tn te fEeuodal Yrre
for national autonomy since the early Somalia conflict. These arms of course,
1970's. But with the change in govern- were initially intended to be used for court.ey Brssn
ment in Ethiopia a new policy was annou- the defence of the progressive gains -~FU1
nced towards Eritrea. The Ethiopians made by these states and to protect the-
expressed a willingness to grant the ir independence. The Somali abuse of
fullest measure of national autonomy to these weapons were stimulated by press-
Eritrea within the context of an Ethiop- ures coming from imperialist quarters Look Out for
ian federation. But recently in Octo- fanning narrow national chauvinism in
ber the Eritrean secessionists unified the Somali leadership.
their organisations at a meeting in While Ethiopia is fighting battles WLL 3rd Anniversary
Khartoum (SUDAN) and the Sudanese reac- on these fronts internally she faces
tionaries have kept an "open border" enemies such as the Maoist Ethiopian Exhibition and Raly
with Ethiopia to allow these reaction- Peoples Revolutionary Party (EPRP) and
inspired activists to stage armed raids the royalist Ethiopia Democratic Union
and sabotage on Ethiopian territory. (EDU). All these forces have the supp-
The key to all this is that without ort of the Saudi-Arabia-Sudan-Egyptian
Eritrea Ethiopia would be cut off from (soon Israel also) alliance. Soci
the sea. The revolution in Ethiopia is fight- Socialism!
Somali is Ethiopia's nearest neigh- ing for its life. On September 12, at
bour on its eastern border and has bor- the Revolution Day Parade and Rally Vol. 4 No. 4 30 cents
ders on the Indian Ocean and the Gulf 200,000 workers and peasants from all
of Aden. In July Somalia formerly a over the country sang revolutionary son- Now available
progressive African state, staged an ar- gs and shouted revolutionary slogans in w vail e
m ed invasion into tne OGADEN DESERT in Addis Ababa's Revolutionary Square under
Ethiopia to grab territory for the crea- huge portraits of Marx, Engels and Lenin












* _The assistance through the provision N
aTsowar s ... Supp
w rciof training opportunities will not enti-
ce away our best sons and daughters to
stay in the Soviet Union after graduati-E I
a a a. Chilean
e -on om i on. The Soviet Union has trained M l l
20,000 students from the Latin American
economic a rwe
region. But unlike our own experience THE Chilean peo-
S, where our students who go abroad, stay ple have been step-
l abroad, these students return to their ping up their resi-
w countries and contribute to national stance to the fasc-
development. ist Pinochet regi-
Mark Figueroa me.
FOR our country to have genuine econ- Finally and most importantly, we can The political
Somic and national development, there see from the recent agreement on cement repression by the
*must be the rapid development of a pro- and hydropower that assistance from regime has been co-
*gressive trade policy, the Soviets enables us to build a plan- upled with a full
S This is particularly true for a coun- ned State Sector, covering the basic introduction of
:try like Jamaica where imports make up industries such as cement, electricity the "free entarpr-
Sabout one third of the Gross National and other forms of heavy industry. ise" economic sys-
SProduct (the total of what is produced). However to absorb assistance from tem. Far from
S In this context we welcome the long- the socialist countries we have to impr- developing the cou-
awaited visit of the Soviet delegation ove our own planning process. Many per- ntry as the react-
Son economic and technical co-operation. sons who feel we have gone far enough ionaries claim it
There are some who feel we lay too or would like to slow down the pace, or has the ability to
much stress on the development of rela- who are actively or possibly sabotaging do, this system has
tions with the Soviet Union and other these relations, have blamed the slow thrown the working
Socialist nations. But when we call for development on the fact that the Soviet people into unempl-
the most rapid development of these rel- Union has a planned economy. oyment, ruined sma-
*ations and when we criticize the slow This in fact is not the draw back. 11 and medium busi-
Sprogress being made we do so because If there are any problems of planning, ness people, while
Swe are conscious of the important part the problem is that we do not have a at the same time
played by relations with the socialist planned economy or even a plan for the 3 creating a heaven
* countries in any successful struggle State Sector. We cannot expect that for the big men in
for national liberation and socialist the Soviets will have a plan for the the imperialist cor-
transformation. Vietnam, Angola and development of our economy and showers porations.
* Cuba are only the most dramatic examp- us down with aid. In the case of the Despite the fact
Sales. imperialists they know what they want that the repression
S For us relations with the socialist so they have no problem making profitab- of Pinochet and his
countries is not just another market le investments. clique is increas-
e for our products, or an alternative To give us the maximum assistance ing, the people of
source of technology and credits, or the Soviets have to see where our needs Chile are fighting
even just a question of broadening coincide with their abilities to give 8 forward and the wor-
* relations and improvement of terms and assistance, unlike the imperialists kers are resisting.
* prices. who see that their needs are met first. The families of
Although we do not unCerplay all The need to develop these relations U the 1,500 missing
t these advantages we need to stress that coincides with the need to rapidly deve- persons and of the
relations with the socialist countries 10o the State Sector in a planned way. political prisoners
allow cor an entirely noe approach to These areas must be taken out of the are waging a mili-
* economic development. This can be seen hands of those who don't want to go too tant struggle whi-
* in the recent agreement slined with the fast or who are actively or possibly ch is helping to
Soviet mission, sabotaging these developments. expose and isolate
S 'irstly ir, includes provision for The Five-Year Plan must first and a the Junta. This
a assistance in the study cf our natural foremost be a five year plan to develop struggle is being
Sresourcts. a people's State Sector holding the dom- mainly led by Chil-
* ut if resources are discovered there irant position in all important areas ean women.
:will ie no soviet companies to come in of the economy. The State Trading Corp- About one month
*and mine them and draw out vast profits, oration -ust be completely developed ago, 3 brave Chile-
STake the eauxite companies, who took within the Plan period. an women left their
out nore than $120 million; over the last There must be a plan for the rationa-m country to denoun-
g6 years. Rther, these resources will lization of all basic sectors especially: ce before the world
*be developed with the rmaximumn benefit distribution, construction and manufac- the crimes of the
*to the Jamaican economy. turning where the State Sector is weak- fascist Pinochet
mm est noUi1 junta.
STC must gets a decent meal 0 ......... O uENM nn0 U0numEN iuuuu nEUUmE They were Anna
each day.

benefit This -sba. urg-
ent matter because
needy malnutrition was
needy the main problem
THE National Un- facing the young
ion of Democratic people and was the
Teachers has said main cause of physi-
that the State Tra- cal and mental han-
ding Corporation dicaps, which prev-
should give top pr- ent our youth from
iority to basic learning properly,
food items that the Union said.
can lay the basis The NUDT also
for expanding the called on the gove-
Schools Feeding rnment to give pri-
Programme. ority to importing
In a statement exercise books, sc-
supporting the STC hool supplies and
the NUDT said it also leather and
hoped that the gov- material so that
ernment would use each needy child
it to make sure can get a uniform
that every needy and a pair of sho- RALLY in solidarity with the Chilean people, YWCA in Sept
student, especially es to wear to scho- ber, the anniversary of the fascist coup.
-ral areas, ol1
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women
Gonzales, whose hus-
band, 3 sons and
daughter-in-law ha-
ve been imprisoned
by the junta; Ulda
Ortiz, whose husba-
nd, a construction
worker is in pris-
on; Gabriel de Lor-
ea, whose husband
Carlos Lorea, Secre-
tary General of the
Socialist Youth, is
also in prison.
The women expos-
ed the crimes of
Pinochet to the
United Nations and
spoke with many in-
fluential groupin-
gs and individuals.
However, when
they attempted to
return to their co-
untry, the Junta
expelled them, alth-
ough they were sup-
ported by the U.N.
and although ambas-
sadors from many
countries were wai-
ting at the airport
to meet them.
The Junta retur-.
ned them to the
United States, whe-
re no doubt they
are depending on
their secret poli-
ce to get rid of
them.
The WLL calls
on all organisatio-
ns to demand that
the Junta allow
these women to re-
turn to their coun-
try and that their
lives and freedom
be safeguarded.
The WLL furth-
er calls on govern-
ment to condemn the
Junta at all inter-
national forums
and to support the
struggle of the
Chilean people aga-
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