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(en) Chile: Statement by Anarchist Coordination Committee (ca)

From COMISION COORDINADORA ANARQUISTA <coordinadora_anarquista@yahoo.es>
Date Wed, 7 May 2003 19:24:10 +0200 (CEST)


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As a consequence of the policy the CUT is presently following,
we feel it necessary to explain why we disapprove of a type of
syndicalism based upon "political surrender" in the terms the
dominant class defines, that is, the local and international
bourgeoisie represented at the negotiating table, the right
wingers and some so-called "progressive" types who are, in
reality, under the bosses' command.
> We criticize the following:
* Paid pseudo-leaders, meaning bureaucrats who are not in tune
with the world and the needs of our workers' class

* The support given by the CUT's upper echelons to free trade
agreements with the US, European and Asian capitalists

* Labour reform to increase flexibilisation: no opposition
against this offensive by Chile's bosses

* No opposition to the march of the new "extremist stage of
privatisation" of world capitalism, known as "Neo-liberal
Globalization", or to its military and human consequences (wars
for the expansion of capital)

* An absence of any support on its part for the political and
social struggles of the workers in, for example:

1. strikes by fishing crews
2. the demands of the "Coronel" and "Lota" workers
3. privatisation and layoffs of Chilean postal workers
4. aggression on anarchists by CUT heavies, to avoid peoples'
demands being given support (we cannot forget when they kicked
over candles lit to the memory of our dead comrade Luis Lagos
during a legal strike in Fabisa; nor can we forget the attack on
one comrade while he was visiting fishermen to give them support
during the Martínez period and from which time on the CUT
decided not to allow any anarchist to enter its headquarters)
5. the clear "zero representation" which syndicalism is
becoming as a result of an absence of a true "class
syndicalism", that is, revolutionary and in direct confrontation
with the bosses and with Capital

Faced with all that, as with the transformation of a day for
struggle against the bosses into just another "carnival day",
instead of recalling the barbarity of state justice at the
orders of the capitalists, when a group of workers who were
fighting for the eight-hour day were murdered.

As an affirmative action and as part of the reorganisation of
the anarchist movement, we reply that we want a "direct
confrontational fight" instead of the "official" CUT
demo in Santiago, a fight that workers of all currents can join:

WITH ALL THE STRENGTH OF THE WORKERS' WORLD,
WITH DIRECT ORGANISATION AND ACTION.
THIS DEMO IS ONLY TO SHOW THAT WHEN THOSE BELOW
ORGANISE THEMSELVES AND FIGHT,
THOSE ON TOP WILL FALL.
UP WITH THOSE WHO STRUGGLE,
DOWN WITH THOSE ON TOP.


COMISION COORDINADORA ANARQUISTA
coordinadora_anarquista@yahoo.es

http://chile.indymedia.org/news/2003/05/2903.php

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