Similar struggles have been taking place in many other parts of the country. The workers at the Viborg Paper-Cellulose Plant near Leningrad took over the plant after it was privatized and the new British owners attempted to lay off two-thirds of the workers. Russian coal miners have been carrying out a prolonged fight against non-payment of wages. They blocked railroads and set up a tent city in front of the seat of the government in Moscow, gaining support from many other workers. These are just a few examples of the renewed offensive of the Russian workers' movement. When the workers' movement and the communist movement unite, it will spell the beginning of the end of Yeltsin's reactionary capitalist regime.
The workers there are struggling under the most serious conditions, with little money for food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. USFSP has established channels for financial contributions to go directly and totally to these workers. We urge you to contribute what you can -- a few dollars here goes a long way in Russia under present conditions. Please send check or money order earmarked Humanitarian Aid by postal mail to USFSP at the address below, or use the coupon on the USFSP Membership form page accessible from the NSC home page. A special receipt will be sent to all contributors.
U.S. Friends of Soviet People
P.O. Box 140434
Staten Island, NY 10314-0434
The International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with Soviet People is calling for a similar campaign in the pages of Northstar Compass.
We know that the temporary demise of the Soviet Union and the restoration of capitalism there has caused untold hardships for the workers. We are therefore initiating a campaign for humanitarian aid to the striking workers.
U.S. Friends of Soviet People and its international organization, the Organizing Committee for Friendship and Solidarity with Soviet People, whose official voice is the journal Northstar Compass, call for the re-establishment of the Soviet Union as a Socialist State.
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