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(en) The syndical movement of Europe says no to war

From "Chris R" <christopher@nodo50.org>
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2003 14:32:34 +0100 (CET)

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C.G.T. (Spain), C.N.T. (France), C.U.B. (Italy), COBAS (Italy), C.S.C.
Transcom, (Belgium), Ecole Emancipée (France), E.S.K. (Euskadi), F.S.U.
(France), OR.SA. (Italy), PAME (Greece), R.M.T. (UK), S.A.C. (Sweden),
S.in.COBAS (Italy), Si Puo (Italy), G10-Solidaires (France), SUD Aériens
(France), SUD ANPE (France), SUD Education (France), SUD PTT (France), SUD
Rail (France), S.U.I. (France), T.I.E. (Germany), T.I.E. (Netherlands),
U.C.S. (Italy), UNICOBAS (Italy)

The objective of the United States is that of imposing its political and
economic hegemony, installing a protectorate with the purpose of controlling
the oil resources and this way to guarantee the interests of the

The immediate consequences of a war against Iraq, will be felt, in the first
place, by the Iraqi population that will suffer it. The dictator Sadam
Husein and his generals will be well under cover.

We will also suffer the consequences in other countries:

*An increase in the military budget and decrease in social spending.

*Reinforcement of the repression against all those who are opposed,
particularly the syndicalists.

The syndicalist movement should sustain and impel the fights against the

The demonstrations, such as those organized throughout the world on February
15th, are a point of important support, because they show that we are dozens
of millions in the world who we reject the dictates of the American
government and of military.

We have solidarity with all the workers who refuse to participate in the
preparation of warfare and declare their conscientious objection.

We sustain the resistance actions that are being carried out in all Europe:
the blockade of military trains, refusing to allow the NATO fleet to dock.

The syndicalist movement has the responsibility of amplifying the
mobilisation against the war, in particular inside the companies.

In Italy the slogan "strike against the war" is today sustained by most of
the union movement. This question should be discussed with the wage earners
of all the countries of Europe as a form of decisive action to oppose the

Strike, new massive demonstrations of citizens throughout the world, actions
in the neighbourhoods, factories, government buildings... they can make the
American government and their allies recoil.

Paris, February 23, 2003

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