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(en) Switzerland: Libertarian Socialist Organization OSL - REBELLION - Equality is the price of the fight! After February 9, May 1! by Gnoppod (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 07 May 2014 09:09:30 +0300


Second analysis of the recent xenophobic vote on immigration ---- A few weeks after the victory of xenophobic initiative called "against mass immigration", the positions of the various actors appear. ---- The success of the UDC confirms the existence of a political block where a large fraction of the bourgeois right has managed to capture areas of the popular medium. Contrary to what we want to believe the social-liberal forces, the popular pro-UDC vote is not a single shot in anger, the expression of an economic protest, the result of a "com" mismanaged. ---- There is a deeper movement in the political part of the popular classes positioning. While the vote UDC is primarily a bourgeois authoritarian and xenophobic vote. It is part of a political conception strongly entrenched and long in the ruling classes of this country. What is serious is that this bourgeois current is converted into an organizational framework and stable reference for some of the popular classes.

Switzerland: Equality is the price of the fight! After February 9, May 1!

A few weeks after the victory of xenophobic initiative called "against mass immigration", the positions of the various actors appear.

The success of the UDC confirms the existence of a political block where a large fraction of the bourgeois right has managed to capture areas of the popular medium. Contrary to what we want to believe the social-liberal forces, the popular pro-UDC vote is not a single shot in anger, the expression of an economic protest, the result of a "com" mismanaged.

There is a deeper movement in the political part of the popular classes positioning. While the vote UDC is primarily a bourgeois authoritarian and xenophobic vote. It is part of a political conception strongly entrenched and long in the ruling classes of this country. What is serious is that this bourgeois current is converted into an organizational framework and stable reference for some of the popular classes.

This situation might still worsen with ECOPOP initiative, which could capture the benefit of the reactionary vote, some of the forces of political ecology deliberately ignorant of the social question and its scope.

Who benefits from coaching?

Significant fractions of wage labor and the working classes voted for this initiative because many people are exceeded by the arrogance es employer, the denial of difficulties affecting the living conditions, income and salary. For all these areas, the social-liberal left, and governmentalist carrier labor peace, is unable to organize the defense of the gains, develop a balance of power, to cope with the bourgeois arrogance. In fact, it is more serious. Social liberalism is an integral part of the power system. He lives and grows from its ability to supervise the working classes and block their path to effective mobilization. Social-liberal left, whether political, trade union or association, is an obstacle to the organization and the struggle to defend the interests of those from below. It is part of the government apparatus of the system of domination, some of the power. It is a privileged social group that performs duties of supervision and control of the popular block.

That captures?

A fraction of the popular media today has a populist position, nationalist and sovereigntist anchored. This configures one of the crucial aspects of bourgeois hegemony in its most reactionary figures. Part of the popular block ceases to have a proper perspective of claim and release. It relies on the dominant order to preserve its assets or to improve its situation. It is literally deprived of an independent policy.

The open crisis and the failure of social-liberalism also fall into this situation. Policy consensus and peace work, integration into the structures of power, rallying to its objectives, the possible phasing out of all this has facilitated the establishment of a popular and populist right, respectful of the dominant order. Social claim is replaced by a policy proposal "national preference". The deterioration of living and working in a part of the proletariat, including immigration, or even claimed is accepted as the price to pay for national / ales and live-es maintain their gains.

How to play this part?

After February 9, bourgeois reform openly forehead. He wants to use this event to highly precarious immigration. Curing conditions of stay, degradation of labor contracts, the limitation or prohibition of family reunification, this is supported by the majority of employers fractions. Quotas will be used to increase the pressure and the disciplining force of immigrant labor. Then, very quickly, adapting to the new migration policy as a basis for the bourgeoisie to challenge important elements of social policy, accelerate the attack against pensions, consolidate and strengthen the precarious patriarchal organization of society against women workers.

The trainees are particularly hit-es by this cautionary precarious by the sub-salaried workers, the requirement of conformity and submission that hits the whole society. The first attacks symbolically relate to the cultural and intellectual exchanges with the agenda tightening and a willingness to militarization. Foreign students are / eras are referred by es-discriminatory policies. Freedom of movement is questioned. Working conditions in research will inevitably be attacked.

The attack against immigration serves as a fulcrum and lever in a new offensive against the wage period. The ruling classes want to impose an additional "deprotection" social majorities.

The social question

Faced with all this the answer is certainly not in rallying to the policy pursued by the Federal Council, tempered by a measured and respectful pressure on the government, it should renew a policy of free movement, without protection guarantees. In other words, there can be no answer to 9 February by the gradient extension of the policy that specifically allowed the victory of xenophobic initiative. Or accept as protest horizon lean compromise that accompanied this policy and gave him his alibi social dialogue and consensus.

Chick counterparties supported the policy of free movement will be attacked, eroded and degraded. The attack against immigration is immediately linked to the general attack against the wage and working classes. A threshold will be crossed. To defend ourselves, we must first break with the policy of subordination and compromise with bourgeois forces and social liberalism. And on all terrains, and primarily that of the trade union struggle.

Only the social question can effectively respond aggressively and clear. The social question, demands and aspirations we ask as an employee-es, as members of the popular block, attack the dominant order, we put in a position of equality the-art compared to others, allow recognition of the other as our equal-e, having the same rights and claiming.

4000 really? But how often? Lots of times!

We need an anti-capitalist politics. This means an egalitarian politics, emancipatory and democratic. What unites us must be defended without compromise solution. A number of claim (this is not an exhaustive list) can raise the prominence of the social question. For example, the minimum wage to 4,000 CHF. She does not play in a referendum in institutional maturity. It must be entered as an element of strategic struggle carried by the mobilization and to incarnate all the rights in collective agreements. This claim must be at the center of our business. Not only on May 18, for those who can approve at the polls, but especially heart mobilizations to come.

Minimum wage, 4000 / x13 (not x12) months, it is a requirement that unifies Swiss-sse-s and-es immigrant, workers / Artists and legal workers / Artists undocumented women employees we wants to reduce the extra salary and social inferiority, young one wants locked in internships in increasing periods in salary because the system refuses to recognize their skills and knowledge. The minimum wage is also the answer to all other devices under salarisation against people with unemployment, welfare, black.

Claim the legalization of all / all-employee are black, maintaining a residence permit even if you are on welfare, the full right to family reunification, these are elements that combine with the salary minimum to define a genuine policy of social equality, independent of government compromise and peace work.

To this must be added the general requirement of a social democracy, a democracy work that forces the bourgeoisie to recognize the right of freedom of association, expression and action-employee are at the scene of job. This claim is urgent. It must become both the condition and the consequence of a large mobilization in the country, allowing the wage to push forward against the construction of powers.

Only the struggle, the balance of power and effective unionism will allow us to obtain collective bargaining agreements and improving working conditions and wages, protection and self-determination of workers / Artists, promoting health, integrity, dignity and freedom.

We need a popular emancipation policy whose goals and practices are not chained by consensus, participation in state power and social peace, but are based on our needs, aspirations for liberation and social equality.

There is no realistic policy division, prioritization, implementation of a competition-es against other desired not only by the UDC but the whole of bourgeois right answer, and with it all groups of power system that exploits us alienates and dominates us.

For our claims, the fight is the key

REBELLION
Libertarian Socialist Organization - Vd
Factsheet - March 2014
info@rebellion-osl.ch - PO Box 7062 - 1002 Lausanne

Related Link: http://www.rebellion-osl.ch
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