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(en) Sweden, SUF: For-free-public transportations!

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Date Tue, 2 Mar 2004 16:15:31 +0100 (CET)


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United we stand strong! “P-kassan” - the freeriding
insurance - is a cooperation between people in similar situations.
We do not afford the fare or do not want to pay it. You pay a small
amount to the fund and if you get caught freeriding your bill is
payed. The idea of this insurance is not new. It has been tried
before and for quite some time, especially by students in the
university cities, and has worked well even though in a small
scale. The difference is that we have a greater goal than just
helping each other to freeride. We want free public transportation,
owned by us together and controlled by the workers in it.

In Stockholm, all those who make less then 40 000 kronor per
month (about 4500 euros) would benefit by letting a small tax
raise finance the public transportation. Free public transportation
is a way of taking from the richest and giving to the rest of us. It is
about time for that kind of redistribution in our segregated cities.

And think about the socioeconomic gains that could be achieved
by getting rid of all the ticket lines, tickets and control systems.
Lots of money goes to these systems which leads to nothing but a
bad mood in our common spaces.

In the long run free public transportation would lead to other
positive effects, like a better urban environment with less traffic
jams. Today car traffic is prioritized at the expense of public
transportation. Roads are financed by tax money and are free to
use, but the public transportation is financed by fares. It is rather
strange that the authorities punish those who choose the means of
travel that suits the environment best.

Join the freerider insurance fund and take part in the struggle for
free public transportation!

Read more at each city’s local homepage. Use the menu to
the right or click on the map. (Information might not be available
in English.)


Link: www.suf.cc
Source: www.planka.nu
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posted by mikael altemark on infoshop.org
from http://www.planka.nu, committe of syndicalist youth
federation ( http://www.suf.cc )
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Fromposted by mikael altemark on infoshop.org
from http://www.planka.nu, committe of syndicalist youth
federation ( http://www.suf.cc ) their website:
SYNDICALISTE YOUTH FEDERATION
Solidarity Selfmanagement Syndicalism
SUF is a swedish anarchosyndicalist youth movement consisting of
about 40 self-governing local clubs . We work for youth rights on
the job, in school and everyday life. Our goal is the state- and
classless society, in which the economy is under the democratic
control of society and the power isn't centralised in the hands of
the few. Struggle against discrimination based on gender, ethnicity,
sexuality etc. are also basic parts of the struggle waged by the young
syndicalists.



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