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(en) alternative libertaire: Block everything becomes vital by AL Brussels (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:53:20 +0300

First, we must understand that we consider that no further significant improvement of our existence can be expected within the capitalist framework and its political system, parliamentary democracy. Europe knows almost continuously for 40 years an economic and social crisis. This structural crisis can not be resolved by a political will that would accept the framework of this system: state, market economy and private property. ---- We believe this impossibility explains the failures of Syriza, Podemos and the renunciation of all initiatives explicitly or not wanting to pose as new "radical left". Most of these initiatives assume that the crisis of capitalism comes from the poor distribution of wealth and in rebalancing the balance could both stimulate the economy and allow people to live better. We oppose this belief possibility of alternative crisis management. This is a fundamental mistake to believe that the share of the wealth swallowed up capital is not necessary to its own survival. The question of a solution for a better distribution of the fruits economy therefore seems impossible.

We are the crisis

Understand the various reforms currently affecting Europe (specifically you think here in Belgium and France, but these reforms have already taken place in Germany, Spain or Greece) as a necessity for capitalism to renew sources profit to survive.

The ruling classes seem to favor four tracks:

1) First of intensifying the work, that is to say, trying to destroy the organizational rigidity that prevents allocate labor efficiently in-house companies. This is what we are accustomed to call in the managerial language labor flexibility. In Belgium it is clearly the sense of working time annualization that will allow employers to better employ force he pays.

2) To a lesser extent, the capitalists are trying to tackle workers' compensation to increase the share capital. However, these attacks are not the main component of the current offensive and are rather indirectly: Political managers prefer to attack the wage supplements (Sunday work, overtime), the collective wage (gross wage) or to remuneration outside employment (stoppages, CPAS benefits, sick leave) the direct salaries travailleur.euse.s. The reason for such a strategy is twofold, firstly, not to create a crisis (additional) "under-consumption" by attacking the "purchasing power". On the other hand, politicians know that too abrupt decrease of pocket salary would be too visible and may cause a social explosion.

3) The latter attack on the socialized or indirect wage salary doubles as a redeployment of the capitalist state. This redeployment is characterized by privatization of state prerogatives. The funds generated by privatization are redirected to the more or less direct financing of capitalist profits (aid to companies, tax cuts, etc.). The sectors privatized by the state can be absorbed by the sphere of the private economy, which creates new valuation sources for capital. In other cases, the redeployment rather characterized by a reorientation of social prerogatives of the State turned into repressive tools loaded to impose new economic discipline the working classes (restriction of social protection, control and sanction of the unemployed, etc. .) and force them to precarious employment. The social state has become punitive state.

4) The transformation of the capitalist economy also allows the sliding of a standard employment inherited from the Fordist period (CDI, full-time) to a new form more suited to late capitalism (or CSD Interim, part-time, etc. .). These precarious and flexible jobs are obviously much more beneficial to employers, which often helps generate quick profits. The existence of precarious workers allows in addition to downward pressure for more stable jobs.

In this sense, the refusal to adapt to these reforms that aim to renew the sources of profit of capital tends to bring about the crisis of the capitalist system. This crisis is a breach in the heart of the fortress of capital. We want to deepen and broaden, we cry without shame we are the crisis and the crisis is our policy. We want to switch from one crisis to fact a voluntary crisis.

Our program block in terms of capital

Our unique program is to highlight the crisis of the system by blocking the capital's neoliberal transformation plane by any means necessary, blocking all reforms and deepening contradictions. In summary if capital wants more flexible work, a revolutionary strategy is to stiffen the possible one. Not that we believe that the CDI -like employment standard - or more laws protecting employees es constitute an anti-capitalist alternative or a way towards libertarian communism. But because we consider above all, that these struggles are tool to aggravate the crisis of capital by defeating the "labor reforms" that revitalize it.

By increasing the contradictions of capital, we give ourselves time also to recompose our forces. The permanent transfer of capital the last 40 years makes it very difficult the emergence of an opposition process result. A form appeared barely valuation, it gave way almost immediately to another, before a test or a resistance to emerge. Given this fact, slow the pace of reforms will give us time to reconstitute our forces.

The People only gets what it takes

Faced with misery and poverty that still affects more our class. At the injustice of this system makes us insecure, we can not ignore.

We do not expect that powerful deigned to turn their eyes towards us or lend a ear to hear our sentences. We do not claim anything, we will take what is ours. Not to survive but to live. In one way or another, this is to replace part of the world trading system. Food, clothing, housing, knowledge, leisure, transport, health, etc., all the bourgeoisie denies or permits us to assert its privileges, we will take it for free, and will make it freely accessible to all.

We're all partisan-tear to the bourgeoisie but in the meantime we will take every opportunity to reduce the capitalist privileges.

We must, of where we are, participate in the self-organization of the exploited Assemblies Artists-workers or unemployed-Artists, neighborhood, collectives, unions, etc. Provided they contribute to self-management and autonomy of struggles. Provided that the exploited can federate and decide together the conditions of struggle and means of action.

Against the precariousness of neoliberal capitalism, we expect nothing bosses, politicians or powerful few, we rely on our own strength to achieve our emancipation.

Alternative Libertaire Brussels

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