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(en) France, Message from Anarchists in Paris

Date Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:52:48 +0200

This is a message from french/english/italian/german anarchists living in the
Paris region destined to all of our sympathizers all around the world. We are
independant from but friends with the French Anarchist Federation hence we
will not speak in their name.
We would like to clarify the situation here since it seems to us that many foreign
medias seem to qualify the struggle as a purely conservative "we don't want
to change anything" type of protest, just as they did when we proudly said !FUCK
YOU! to Pascal "WTO" Lamy, Bolkenstein and all those heartless fucks at the
European Comission and in french politics&medias. Our NO wasnt a racist no, it
was an anti-liberal no whatever the medias try to say.

First we would like to thank all of those who
supported us and the student's movement that's been
shaking this decaying conservative country for more
than a month. A special THANKS to the italians of
"Contropodere" who organized themselves in less than 3
days to have a bus from Rome, Torino, Genoa and
Bologna (i think) come up to Paris to help us in
thursday's very sucessfull protests.

Tomorrow saturday 18th of march 2006 there will be a
very big protest throughout France to have the
neo-conservative government of mr chirac and villepin
cancel the modifications they passed, without debate
in the assembly, to our work code.

These modifications intend to create a new working
contract called the CPE (that means 1st employment
contract) which is going to allow companies to fire
employees without any justifications WHATSOEVER. It
is, for now, aimed at the 15-25 years-old category
which the government knows is so nihilistic that most
won't even take position against them being fired.

Just as in november they used old laws to "speed"
(read : bypass) the (of course pseudo) democratic
process in order to pass laws that comply with their
capitalistic allies and vision of the new world order.

We had massive riots this autumn, which weren't
manipulated or controlled by anything (this needs to
be known; the french intelligence services themselves
said it wasnt religious nor mafia but a population fed
up with their lives) except the desire for giving back
the violence poor people in the suburbs face everyday
with the police, the workplace and the society in

France is no heaven ; Paris may be nice to spend a few
days in but it's a hard place to live in because we've
got too much envy and too many people surrounding it,
all wanting the supposed parisian golden life of

We anarchists are trying to broaden the struggle which
is being diverted to reformism by sold out student
unions (UNEF mainly which is the youth branch of the
"socialist" /yeah right!/ french party) and to some
extent autonomization has increased a lot in a month.

As of march 16th about 3/4 of the 80+ french faculties
are on strike, high schools in Paris, Rouen, Caen,
Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux, Limoges and many more
are also joining the fac students.

Strikes are decided by assembly voting and
propositions for the strike usually amount to 3 to 1
for. We managed to unify the movement to some extent
with immigration rights groups who will also be
victims of this piece of crap, just as will the
unemployed and the poorly educated. The worker's
union, just as in 68, are scared by the autonomization
of the various movements but according to many polls
65+% of the population wants the text cancelled.We
hope that union members BY THEMSELVES will help the
movement with logistics and their experience because
the union directions will not declare general strikes
for the youth.

We have also rediscovered the joys of fascism, for
about a week now between 50 to 100 extreme right
(UNI-RED-FNJ : Uni is a rightwing student union, RED
is very badly named ;-) because its a
racist/homophobic union and FNJ is the youth section
of the Front National ie the pigs) activists have been
patrolling the small streets of the Latin Quarter,
more or less ignored by the cops, with bats and
helmets, beating all anti-cpe people they cross.
Needless to say we beat them up badly but they are
quite motivated and scare the first comers.

For a week now more and more people are fed up of
union leaders calling them to protest from 2 to 5 and
then thanking them for coming and telling them to go
home, that it was a good protest. We do not want
negociations concerning this CPE we want its total

Thursday more than a thousand people bypassed the
union's call and carried on protesting, attacking
police and trying to infilter the fortified Sorbonne
faculty to regain control after we were ousted at 4am
8 days ago, long after the collaborating union leaders
had gotten home and had their nice little tea,
satisfied that their union's logo would be shown on
all tv channels ; those people are what we call here
socio-traitors, just like the communist, green,
socialist and revolutionnary parties (PC, Les Verts,
PS, LCR) and the workers unions directing bodies (CGT,
CFDT, CFTC mainly).

We know that many smaller europeans countries's
politics are aligned on those of the big three
euro-states and that is why you must understand that
we are trying our best to let people know that we need
to internationnalize our struggle against global State
oppression and everyday precarity.

For now it is difficult to find ways to broaden our
revendications because most students innocently think
that it is just the CPE which is the problem.

Anyone who went to Genoa, Seattle or Geneva knows that
a mere work contract is in reality nothing compared to
the oppression of the World Bank, IMF and all those
fucking Bilderberg/SkullsnBones/whatever elitist
societies which plannify the coming of their all
seeing all hearing New Order powered by constant
oppression meant to wear combativity down and
technological superioty/elitism.

We know we're not alone, we want you to know you're
not either.

Tomorrow we will be dedicating the fights of the day
to all the freedom loving people of the world who face
20x more harder repression and living conditions than
we do, people in the US, elsewhere in Europe, the
peasants, students, women, children who fight everyday
in China, Korea, Asia, South America, Africa, Iran,
Irak, ALL the people who fight against religious,
economical and political obscurantism, oppression and


May, with the help of everyone, freedom and justice
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