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(en) colleCanada, UCL - Collectif Emma Goldman: Stop doing the ostrich, raise our heads. (fr)

Date Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:13:41 +0200

Extract the last Cause Commune Express product during protests against austerity October 31, 2014 (3 of 3) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tptqUvUCa5c/VGvCMvHX0CI/AAAAAAAAEvQ/gv6lN1PzzW0/s1600/politique_de_lautruche.gif ---- "The modern slave is convinced that there is no alternative to the organization of this world. He resigned himself to this life because he thinks that there can be others. And that is where lies the strength of this rule: the illusion that this system has colonized the entire surface of the Earth is the end of history. "- Jean-François Brient, From modern slavery, Chapter VIII, 2007. ---- Governments, employers and factories of consent (the media) we are once again the talk of hard times. They repeat we ab nauseam that we are living beyond our means, that we have to tighten our belts (some more than others). Meanwhile, the gaps widen and collective impoverishment is increasingly felt. The achievements that seemed untouchable until recently, such as pension funds become playgrounds for the merchant totalitarianism. The achievements we-won are attacked and our quality of life as it happens.

People have jobs more precarious and less well paid - to where this leads us it collectively? In the credit card as a supplement to income? At retirement prospects increasingly degraded and distant?

Do not expect anything from the state ...

Left and right, the political parties are kneeling before their god Capital. At best, the descent into hell is slower ... but it happens like that. It must not rely on polls to change something. Politicians and politicians in power turn their jackets and fall in line at the first opportunity. The examples are too many to make the same mistake.

Only struggle pays!

If we want to live in a free and equal society, we must be outraged, but mostly stand up and stop this rampage. First, by bringing our anger at the base to fight the austerity measures coming and then going on the offensive.

Because our goals should not be reduced to prevent rising prices, layoffs, cuts in services, etc. Breaking the fatalism, resignation and apathy, sow the seeds of a true transformation of society.

We believe that it is by building alternatives and against-powers actually in the hands of many, we can achieve it. This involves the takeover of businesses and workers by Artists-setting and self-management of production tools. But also by the self-places where we live and study. We need to take hands bosses control the economy, our neighborhoods and build organizational and direct democracy spaces (committees, groups, general assemblies, etc.). So we lay the foundations for a truly democratic and egalitarian people's power.

Let us echo this slogan appeared in 2010 in Greece no longer live as slaves! (" Na Min zisoumé Douli san "). The Greek example utopia or enactment.

No longer live as slaves is a currency that has emerged following the adaptation of the play by Jean Genet: Good . It quickly spread on the walls of cities, billboards in alternative newspapers, some radio stations and places of self that have multiplied in Greece since the 2008 crisis.

More than a motto, it is a call to end the wait, consumerism, dependence and authoritarianism. A call to self-organization, self-management, solidarity, mutual aid and autonomy.

The free social areas of Greece are meeting places, organization, but especially creative. The General Assemblies have developed numerous social projects and by the people and inhabitants: social and health clinics-run, social grocery stores free, open access courses (language, history, philosophy, art, poetry, technical, etc.), areas of healthy and cheap food, community gardens, play areas for children, libraries, bookstores, alternative media (radio, newspapers, magazines), alternative economic structures ( in the production and distribution).

In many ways, these practices recall what could be independent community action before being gradually integrated functionality of the state. Developing the anchor to the state, the craftspeople of the Community could only act as a valve for social discontent. For more the community has obtained recognition of the State, he lost more effective autonomy; professionalized and has moved away from its project of social emancipation to become a supplier discount service.

Published there 13 hours ago by Collectif Emma Goldman
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