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(en) France, Alternating Current #221 + Editorial (fr) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:01:00 +0300

Contents ---- Editorial - page 3 ---- political situation ---- Page 4 - Elections, Post coitum animal triste ---- page 6 - The school of Jules Ferry, a myth which has a tough life! ---- social struggles ---- Page 7 - Toulouse: Requisitions, mutual aid, and autogestionn ... social movement ---- Page 9 - Against the indexing; against the chipping, same fight anti-nuclear struggles ---- page 10 - June 22,23,24, to rally anti-THT and antinuclear ---- major projects ---- Page 12 - Notre Dame-des-Landes: Change is now the airport is never! ---- page 14 - Big Brother ---- page 16 - libertarian meetings - July 26 to August 6 ---- point of view --- page 18 - State and Terrorism -- repression ---- page 21 - Paris: trial of terrorism or anti-"terrorism"? ---- page 22 - When swinging a pie is judged as "serious attack" -- antipatriarcat -- page 23 -Feminism, thinking rearguard?


page 26 - Greece: We are not all Greeks!

page 28 - Brasil :: State and Social Movements

Do not miss page 32


Editorial - The veneer of change or continuity

Just play presidential facts, ministries distributed, opened hunting MP's seats. To complete his victory and conquer his future parliamentary majority, the new government takes care of his image. In a goodwill gesture, he immediately took a few symbolic actions and commitments: 30% reduction of emoluments of Government, signed by ministers of a charter recalling certain "rules" of good behavior, to return the week five days for pupils, rent control, gay marriage and adoption by homosexual couples ... This is especially the field of international relations that seeks to show that Holland has the makings of a president. It quickly went pledge allegiance to Merkel, although he claims he is defending a policy that differs from that of German Chancellor, and with Obama, the two biggest names in the EU, USA and NATO.

In domestic policy, the government has shown primarily full of solicitude for its police and its army: Valls was quick to lend a sympathetic ear to the "malaise" of the police and advocates on their behalf with the magistrates about in Holland, head of the army, after having given the green light to Obama, he flew to Afghanistan to announce the French military early withdrawal of an unknown number of them. Is that, to tame the social tensions that are sure to occur, the new masters of the state will need the police, army and justice, he is well treated.

The sovereign powers of the state above all, the absence of other powers, especially economic. Montebourg, Minister of "Restatement productive" (sic), ran to the rescue of employee-boxes are in distress, he tries to make believe that his government will defend "employment in France." But it was unclear what he can cope with waves of layoffs and job cuts, required under the elbow of the bosses before the election, are about to break now ... and will not fail to fall in the months and years ahead.

In this electoral period in France, social movements are to be suspended; to believe that workers-think his act for their interests when they vote ... Ayrault Premier took the opportunity to offer the large string of social dialogue by inviting the "social partners", unions and employers. By July 14, he plans to orchestrate a large mass social dialogue interclassist being better for the powers that be, that the class struggle. Peillon, Minister of Education, also wants to enjoy the summer "concert" or even discuss ... This is "accustom the public to a social dialogue over time." So came the time of sustained dialogue! One recognizes here the pedagogues socialos; give unions the impression they will have food for thought; smoke the good people with talk soothing to divert the fight. Because of "socialists" are in power to try to maintain social peace while pursuing the policy of defense of capitalist interests. Who can be fooled when Holland advocates both rigor and growth: "Growth must be a priority at the same time that we put in our order through the Public Accounts fiscal pacts"? Especially the fact that in the same terms, or almost, as Parisot, the boss of the MEDEF: "(...) requires both fiscal discipline and reforms, and the mindset that promote growth. " All in the same boat, proletarians and bosses, rowing together! It is on the capabilities of Holland to find the right formulas and persuasive ability of his government to meet their interests without causing too many waves as financiers ("markets"), bosses, leaders of the United States and "main partners' European count to protect and sustain the system, which goes mainly to wrest even more classes to increase profits. Indeed, this is to strengthen the austerity measures and to maintain fiscal discipline measures imposed in other countries, whatever the color of government: reform of the labor market more flexible; breaking systems welfare ... ; "Tens of billions in savings on the expenditure" announced, as many cuts in social spending, education, health ... "The change now," to which nothing changes, nobody moves and that capitalism continues.

And if Holland is in these times of acute crisis, where people suffer, strangled by the austerity measures, the champion of growth, we must understand that this is the growth of capitalist profits in question at the cost of operating a still-greater oppression of humans and increased destruction of nature, not a loosening of the belt of austerity.

If the simplicity and pedagogy hollandienne not enough and that would mobilize the working classes on the workplace or in the streets, it is of force and repression, accompanied by blackmailing the risks due to loss trust "markets", the rise of the radical left or far right, the defenders of capitalism will use to try to convince or to silence.

Today, the attitudes of waiting, the dispersion, corporatism, cautious behavior which can be determined in the field office in France are not due only one electoral context. This lack of fighting, for now, suits well the new rulers. But the social awakening is inevitable, especially since the Liberal-socialism does not raise any more enthusiasm. What forms will take the battles to come, what goals, what links them? The recent struggles in France, and the dynamic social movements in Europe and around the world are valuable to analyze, in both their limits so that it will exceed, and the potential for subversion and disruption in their possession and it is to support and develop. Southwest, May 27
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