International Migrants Day
18/12/2019 .

Today, 18th of December is the International Migrants Day. War, interventions and occupations are generating the increase of migrations and refugees all over the world. Also, climate change is starting to generate migrations in some countries. Nowadays, there are 70 million people forced to migrate or displaced. In this context, fascists, the extreme right and fundamentalists are promoting xenophobia and racism against migrants and refugees. The ruling class is trying to take advantage of this situation, disorienting the working class from focusing on their class opponent and making them focus on artificial divisions such as those related to migrants and refugees instead. It is important to underline that those who launch the most xenophobic policies and messages against immigrants are actually those who are in control of the violence and the aggressiveness that are responsible for making thousands of people (mostly youngsters) refugees. Imperialism not only causes forced migrations and refugees, but it also causes, by repressive policies, the death and even murdering of thousands of people whose only “crime” was to search for better living conditions. An example of this is the European Union or the United States of America by their immigration policy. The World Federation of Democratic Youth points out that Imperialism is the first responsible for forced migrations and refugees. The World Federation of Democratic Youth denounces xenophobia and racism, which are tools of the ruling class to divide the workers. The World Federation of Democratic Youth reiterates its commitment with the anti-imperialist struggle, which is the only way to achieve lasting peace and the end of forced migrations.