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(en) Croatia, Statement by the Zadar Anarchist Front

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:35:29 +0200 (CEST)

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Statement by the Zadar Anarchist Front on the Occasion of
Mass Lay-Off of Workers from the ZADAR Dairy by Andrija Vranic
Capitalism shows its true face again -- an anti-humanist and
exploiting system led solely by the logic of profits, which
are place high above the needs of man. The workers of the
Zadar daily Co. are the latest victims of capitalism in our
city. Without a warning (in order to prevent them from
self-organization!), they were thrown out to the street and
left without the basis of its existence in the capitalist
society -- their jobs. For those workers, the state that
functions as semi-colonial province of the capitalist West
holds no future and they will probably end in the labour market.

Their tragedy doesn't end there, at the loss of employment.
The tragedy is multiplied by the State -- through the bank
loans that the majority of workers are forced to take in
order to, somehow, follow the "popular Croatian standards of
living" which has the tendency to bring the majority of
workers to the edges of mere existence. Since there workers
won't be able to pay back their loans, their comrades,
workers who decided to be guarantees for the loans out of
solidarity, will have to pay. The fraud is multilayered.

The scenario that has befallen the workers of the dairy
company may happen to all workers in Zadar and the District,
for in capitalism, jobs are not secure as they are dependant
on the fluctuation on the leviathan markets, led exclusively
by the logic of profits. So, the employer decided to move
the operation in Serbia because there the workforce comes
cheaper, due to the even greater socio-economic chaos.
Therefore, the alternative is not to close our eyes and pray
that it doesn't happen to us, 'cause God is helpless there.
The alternative is to take the matter in our own hands and
regulate this society according to the interests of the
working class.

The capitalist and the worker, regardless of the efforts of
our national politicians and nationalists to convince us
otherwise, can't have "joint national interest" because
their class positions are completely opposite. The former
exploits, the latter is exploited; the former gives the
orders the latter obeys; the former is a parasite, the
latter is producer. The State, which allows for such a
situation and provides the legality for it, making a hefty
profit for itself in this system of injustice, is itself
opposed to the workers. It will always take the side of
capital, for it is, indeed, a force that rises from
capitalism and depends on it, just as the capitalism depends
on the state for its well-being. The ongoing privatization
of the means of production means nothing more than further
deterioration of the working class socio-economic status.

We, the Zadar Anarchist Front, solidarize with the laid-off
workers and appeal to them, as well as all other workers, to
resist; to take over the factories, to strike, sabotage and
do everything necessary to force the capitalists to give us
our rights back.

We repeat, however, that the liberation of the working class
is possible only beyond capitalism; by taking down
Capitalism and the State, we will build a new social system
based on justice. A system based on the interests of men,
not capital. The society which will be managed by and for
the workers, without bureaucrats to tell us "what should
happen and how."

Long live the international workers struggle! Long live the
Revolution! Long live the Anarchy!

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