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(en) France: Actions against the Bourse and Esso (fr)

From CNT-Relations médias <medias@cnt-f.org>
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2003 11:01:39 +0200 (CEST)

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Wednesday 9 April
Two actions organized by the CNT had the Paris Bourse [stock
exchange] and the Esso headquarters at Rueil-Malmaison in their
sights. The two buildings were each spattered with blood and
guts, under cover of smoke bombs. Read the press release below.

10h : action against the Bourse (Paris)
12h : action against the Esso offices (Rueil-Malmaison)
13h : about 100 comrades are blocked by the forces of law and
order at Rueil-Malmaison station
15h : 10 detained comrades are released

Their war against Iraq is coming to an end, they announce. But
the war that capitalism wages against people never ends. And our
war against capitalism has only just begun and its scale is


About a hundred demonstrators, carrying a banner which read
"Against the capitalist war - War on Capital", threw blood over
the stock exchange.

Wednesday 9 April, 10.30am: an action has just begun against
the stock exchange at Place de la Bourse. This action forms part
of the struggle against the war on the Iraqi people.

Since March 18, the planet's dominant power has been leading a
criminal aggression against the Iraqi people, in the name of
interests that are neither those of the American people nor
those of any people anywhere. With more cynicism than ever,
financial stakes take the front stage: the juicy market of
reconstruction, or even of humanitarian relief, will benefit the
western financial powers, thanks to the plundered wealth of the

Once again it will be people who will pay. Once again, the
"invisible hand of the market", supposed to bring the peace and
development, is a source of horror.

Capitalism models the face of the earth according to its own
interests. Whatever names it uses, whatever the dirty wars it
camouflages as nobles missions, it only understands the interest
of immediate profit and ignores the immense suffering it
generates. Attacking the stock market, is an attack on a symbol,
a very real symbol, of a financial logic which is deprived of
humanity and which nevertheless presides over the destiny of

Confédération nationale du travail
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