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(en) France, Organization Communist Libertaier - Alternative Current OC October - Summary and editorial (fr) [machine translation]
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:03:06 +0200
Summary ---- Editorial page 3 resistance and social struggles ---- page 4 PSA-Rennes: The
car spit foil Following the September 15 event in defense of jobs PSA Rennes, here are
some lines around the question "defense of wages and social utility? ". This text, based
on a work of quotations is also a collection of other thoughts on the subject. ---- page 6
Italy: Cancer or unemployment Struggle in Puglia. ---- On July 26, Judge Patricia Todisco
char-ted preliminary investigations for the Court of Taranto sequestered six installations
"hot" (blast furnaces, cockerie ...) of the Ilva steelworks, Riva Group and decided that
production had to be stopped during the consolidation phase of a structure deemed an
"environmental disaster." Eight company executives were even arrest.
page 9 Caen University Hospital in danger.
On 11 September 2012, the Director of the CHU de Caen exposed to or-ganizations union's
financial situation and the Hospital steps to take to meet this emergency.
page 10 Toulouse: CREA, expulsion, occupation
Since March 2011, a building belonging to the Ministry of social cohesion and solidarity
is occupied by about forty people. 28 TUE police intervened
resistance to nuclear
From page 11 The Chefresne, news of anti THT
In the last Alternating Current (Summer 2012), a brief summary of the camp of anti-THT
Chefresne 22-24 June 2012 was done. We will try here to briefly detail the events
surrounding the anti-THT, during the summer and during the month of September, which
followed the camp, and that will follow.
page 16 Changing air coming out of capitalism
great resistance to unnecessary work
page 12 Nantes Airport: Lead in the wing?
Full economic slowdown and dwindling public funding, it is difficult to diagnose the
future of this project officially still necessary, but rationality is increasingly
tarnished, facing an opposition that is preparing the response.
page 14 Europe: No Tav, the struggle continues in Italy
page 18 Another new treaty rights leaders still in their boots
This month, members will vote to ratify a "new" European treaty umpteenth version of the
Maastricht Treaty. Obviously, no government would propose again to risk a referendum. This
game treaties that follow and look is a bit boring, and it becomes increasingly difficult
to navigate between posturing on the "emergency" (emergency that nothing changes?),
Bragging about concessions obtained (which?) and dealt out against truths as self-evident.
Big Brother page 20-21
page 22 dating anarchists St-Imier:
Issues that raise questions without really surprise
Let's entrance gatherings anarchists usually have no significance in relation to the
current political situation - there is nothing in this claim, if past history and
founding. It does not even to defend orientation, political approach more or less
alternative to those parties, trade unions and other "internal opposition" to the system.
Page 26 Who are we?
page 27 Libya: Completing the Revolution
page 30 Egypt: A year and a half after Mubarak chure, where are we?
Social revolution or just a change of personnel policy? A friend gives us the perspective
of an association Egyptian born fifteen years ago to defend the peasants then expelled
from their land, and with whom he has spent three months.
Read page 32
Editorial - Structuring struggles for enlargement essential
The traditional working class on every continent struggle today against the intolerable
conditions imposed, or even outright liquidation. Miners in South Africa, Bolivia or
Asturian, Chinese workers at Foxconn (Apple), USW Lorraine, Apulia (see article p.6) or
Piraeus, Breton sailors or Boulogne, Paris in the automotive and agri morbihanais-food, it
is impossible to count the outbreak of resistance! The credit crisis, initiated in 2007 by
the U.S. real estate via Western banks, today expands to all economic activities. Even
states with a comfortable double-digit growth suffer a downturn, which is formidable to
The most dramatic political consequences are known, with results sometimes sinister:
overthrow dictatorial regimes (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt) with shock waves (Syria, Mali),
aggressive rise of nationalism (Japan, China, Korea) and accelerate preparations for war
(Israel, Iran). On a smaller scale, the populations most vulnerable are hurt: Immigrants
stabbed and chased through the streets of Athens or Thessaloniki by neo-Nazis of Golden
Dawn and their deputies (!) Roma settlements burned by the inhabitants of a northern
district of Marseille and Bulgaria by the decision of the Mayor ... The strange stranger,
neighbor or simply different, becomes the scapegoat: the "anti white" Coppé responds to
custody for 16 hours established by Valls for undocumented migrants.
If the reactionaries of all stripes are the head, people are looking for a response.
Greece has experienced September 26th, his third year general strike against new budget
cuts, Spain, Indignados have tried, under the blows police encircle Parliament to hold a
Constituent Assembly always in a process very citizenist facing a power under the pressure
of claims Catalan and world bankers. The same week, a similar mobilization shook Portugal.
The major unions in these countries manage the situation for the moment, channeling anger
in symbolic days, as we experienced during the movement pensions in 2009.
The French government also prepares him to cut social spending and increase taxes for a
good part of the population. But socialists are quite clever in their communication and
every government statement deserves to look twice. For nuclear, Holland promises to stop
the Fessenheim in 2016 (by then, the price of electricity blaze and provide a good reason
for extending ...). Another smoker statement, the Minister of Economy said that only 10%
of the richest population will increase their taxes in 2013, without reporting a measure
taken by Fillon in 2011 froze the tax thresholds, making switch numerous taxpayers in the
top tax bracket (1-10% increase) by simple adjustment of wages to inflation ... All these
fakes do not prevent a meltdown accelerated the coast of Holland Ayrault in the polls. And
for good reason! The government is unable to stop the closures and rising unemployment.
The union responses are hardly up to the situation. On the occasion, we will have a
national day of action to defend workers. Already facing a moderate leftist government
power are unable to seize the opportunity of this crisis and the extent of the impasse
productivism to propose another type of production, including a review of the so-called
labor cost - financially - and introducing the notions of social utility and choice of
In European countries most affected by the crisis, this questioning economism develops
slowly and diffuse lack of credible medium-term solutions. Even if the citizen discourse
and soothing attempts to integrate these analyzes, their dependents subversive is real.
Some-es to escape without a present perspective, engage in practical experiments
collective life (as in Greece, Spain or France ...), but it is rather on the basis of
affinity and outside urban centers, when the experiment is intended overtly political, as
a critical note of the current living conditions and an example of self-organization to
follow (CREA Toulouse can be considered as well), even if the initiative s proves to be
profitable for the public finances, the political cost is unbearable for the state and its
administration, which can not accept the autonomy of even a small part of the population.
Only a massive movement seems quite able to maintain and enforce its problems. The issue
of structuring struggles for enlargement rests therefore essential in the short term, for
a critique of productivism and development practice have some chance to flourish.
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