A - I n f o s
a multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists **

News in all languages
Last 40 posts (Homepage) Last two weeks' posts

The last 100 posts, according to language
Greek_ 中文 Chinese_ Castellano_ Català_ Deutsch_ Nederlands_ English_ Français_ Italiano_ Polski_ Português_ Russkyi_ Suomi_ Svenska_ Türkçe_ The.Supplement

The First Few Lines of The Last 10 posts in:
Greek_ 中文 Chinese_ Castellano_ Català_ Deutsch_ Nederlands_ English_ Français_ Italiano_ Polski_ Português_ Russkyi_ Suomi_ Svenska_ Türkçe
First few lines of all posts of last 24 hours || of past 30 days | of 2002 | of 2003 | of 2004 | of 2005 | of 2006 | of 2007 | of 2008 | of 2009 | of 2010 | of 2011 | of 2012 | of 2013 | of 2015 | of 2016

Syndication Of A-Infos - including RDF | How to Syndicate A-Infos
Subscribe to the a-infos newsgroups
{Info on A-Infos}

(en) Greece, Libertarian Thessaloniki: Concentration-march against Sunday work | 6/11 (gr) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:22:17 +0200

To break the window of Capitalism ---- In times of impoverishment of the working class and the state of exception in which they are unemployed came from the previous government, the law provides for the operation of shops for seven Sundays a year, which by decree increased to 52. "We defend the Sunday holiday! Not shop not working "was the slogan of Syriza up before the election. Nevertheless the shops will remain open for another Sunday, 6 November. As with a number of issues that would change radically with the left government, so it is on ice. We had no doubt this development already before the election, let alone now. The SYRIZA-ANEL government does nothing other than to ensure "labor peace" and to promote "national unity", a section always orchestrated by the bosses and works in their favor.

Which aims to abolish the Sunday holiday?

The abolition of the Sunday holiday and full flexible working hours is a very important part of capitalist restructuring intensified in response to the crisis. At the heart of this restructuring is the labor relations as the factor that is based on the exploitation of workers, the production of surplus value and ultimately the profits of the capitalists. It is a measure that will directly benefit mainly of businessmen trade sector and major shopping areas that foster the further accumulation of capital. But it is still another attack on labor achievements that opens the way for the further intensification and aftarchikopoiisi already bad labor relations in accordance with the prevailing spirit of full commercialization of our lives. To survive capitalism in crisis should be expanded aggressively in more and more places where until now had not been sufficiently exploited. The goal is the transformation of workers into labor machines with few rights when no work would be tame consumers. That is, the total conversion of life in a goodwill production cycle, consumption goods and capital accumulation. This is the notorious capitalist development. Anyone who thinks that this attack in his spare time workers will cease to trade is very mistaken.

The holy alliance of commercialization of our lives

This effort brings together an enlarged front forces each in its own way contributes to the common goal. The driving force is of course the capitalists and a key lever the government using the state apparatus acts as trustee of capital. This course is one of the basic functions of the state in modern totalitarianism. The role of the judiciary is also clear and distinct and a rough look at the role played in smashing to pieces of labor rights in recent years does not let the fact on which the decision of the State Council to cloud the issue. The mainstream media have taken over the role of the ideological vanguard trying to present the Sunday opening of shops as a solution to the crisis and to advertise as much as possible, at the same time showing any reaction as antisocial and harmful to workers. Particular mention should be made of the chipsterofasistikes free press tabloids who allegedly apoideologikopoiimeni and aestheticised visual content crystallize social ekfasismou as aggressive neoliberalism. Trade associations in the majority and they helped them in their own way. Initially the tergiversation of "7 Sundays and not 52," which seemed to not understand that hegemony now belongs to the bourgeois and not the same, and any change in the Sunday public holiday will not be staying there but will sway me everything. After the introduction of institutions that contribute to more flexible schedules such as the "white nights" where workers are forced to work until midnight to increase turnover. In the 'white nights' they contributed several municipalities that supported many such efforts, even mayors belonging to the left, demonstrating its role as left the capital and their potential power management system rather than the tipping force. Finally, shouting consumers who are willing to preface their breasts to shop Sunday playing the role of useful idiots who do not realize that the complete elimination of labor rights and will affect them.

The importance of the fight against the abolition of the Sunday holiday

We must not forget the direct impact of the intensification of work in the lives of workers. At the same time the official unemployment rate is 26% spending time workers clipped. The concept of free time shrinks to only fit the consumption and much needed rest. The labor movement needs to understand the problem of free time as the same importance to the salary, as aspects of the same thing. Must epananoimatodotisei the meaning of free time outside and against capitalism, a time that employees use to organize their resistance to capitalist barbarism, to create their own culture, to live outside the sovereignty of the goods. The struggle against the abolition of the Sunday public holiday must beat to give an impetus to the workers' struggles and to enrich their content.

What to do

The abolition of the Sunday public holiday is not just for shop assistant but all workers. The strikes of the industry associations Sundays are open shops are necessary and should be supported, but not enough. It is necessary to horizontal coordination of larger pieces of our class, based associations, labor collectives and shapes that these strikes to obtain generalized characteristics. In this endeavor the institutional unionism and defeated logic and practices of a burden, not an ally. To win this battle, the road is one: we must destroy the functioning of the market on Sundays. With massive marches, dynamic interventions and inclusive shops, sabotage, closures of roads to create a diverse movement until you get a decision that our Sundays are not going to give away the world of the commodity. Our Sundays will use to just have fun and talk, to fall in love and to organize the social revolution that will sweep the world of the state and capital and build freedom.

CONCENTRATION-COURSE and then LIVE in tribute to the political song SUNDAY 6/11 12.00 TSIMISKI WITH ST. SOFIA (organized coordinated action against Sunday work and 'liberated hours ")

Libertarian Thessaloniki Initiative

A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
By, For, and About Anarchists
Send news reports to A-infos-en mailing list
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://lists.ainfos.ca/mailman/listinfo/a-infos-en
Archive: http://ainfos.ca/en
A-Infos Information Center