Resolution on Spain.
Meeting in Paris on the 1st and 2nd March, 1939, the Executive of the International Federation of Trade Unions, in accordance with the attitude towards Republican Spain taken by the IFTU right from the outset, condemns the policy of concessions and capitulations to the Fascist Dictatorships pursued by the great democratic Powers, which inevitably leads the smaller democratic countries to take the same path.
The Executive indignantly protests against the recognition of the Franco Government by France and Great Britain. This recognition is the fatal consequence of a series of weaknesses and betrayals on the part of the great democratic Powers, which have sacrificed the peace and liberty of mankind to their selfish imperialist interests.
The IFTU cannot forget that the situation [state of affairs] to which the great Powers are hastening to adjust themselves is entirely due to their passivity in face of the aggression carried on by the two great Fascist Powers against a people of which the majority had freely chosen for themselves - a regime and a government in conformity with their national outlook.
The IFTU would pay a profound tribute to the Spanish workers and Republicans who have, with such outstanding courage, defended their independence, their freedom and that of the democratic world.
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