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The tenth edition of ManiFiesta took place on 21 and 22 September. ManiFiesta is a festival organized by Solidair, magazine of the PTB-PVDA and Medicine for the People.
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Now that Thomas Cook Belgium has also been declared financially incapacitated, Maria Vindevoghel, member of parliament for PTB-PVDA, warns against the possibility of a snowball effect in the sector. For the former Sabena trade unionist, dismissals must be avoided at all costs. “Shareholders and employers have benefited for years from profits and bonuses. Workers, on the other hand, are left in the most complete uncertainty today.”
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Marc Botenga, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the PTB-PVDA, voted against Ursula von der Leyen's candidacy as the new president of the European Commission, as did the entire Group of the European United Left (GUE/NGL), of which the PTB-PVDA is a member.
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ManiFiesta, the solidarity festival organized by Solidaire and Medicine for the People, was born in 2010, in the midst of a political crisis in Belgium, against a backdrop of rising nationalism. Almost ten years later, ManiFiesta still promises to be a moment of solidarity and struggle against the far right and division. Meet ManiFiesta director Mario Franssen.
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The Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA) launches its new international website. Through this site, you can learn more about our party in four languages: English, French, German and Spanish.
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This year we are organizing the 10th edition of ManiFiesta, the largest solidarity festival in Belgium, organized by Solidaire, the PTB newspaper and Médecine pour le peuple, the PTB network of people’s clinics. On the weekend of 21 & 22 September, the small town of Bredene on the Belgian coast will be the meeting place for all forms of resistance and struggles for a change of society.
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After a phenomenal and social campaign, the Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA) has confirmed its progress throughout the country, with results ranging from 5,6% in Flanders to 13.5% in Brussels and Wallonia and 14,5% for the European Parliament.
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The appeal from the common trade union front for a general strike on 13 February has been massively followed. It was a very long time ago that it had been this strong.