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(en) Greece, Libertarian Initiative of Thessaloniki - Conclusion against the abolition of the Sunday holiday Sunday 5/11 (gr) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 5 Nov 2017 10:54:38 +0200


TO REMOVE THE WATER OF CAPITALISM ---- In the times of the destitution of the working class and the state of exclusion of the unemployed, the law that provided for the operation of the shops for 7 Sundays a year, supplemented by the new government, came with the previous memorandum , increasing on Sundays that stores will be open to 32. "We are defending the Sunday holiday! We do not shop we do not work "was the main slogan of SYRIZA until and before the elections. Nevertheless, the stores will remain open for another Sunday, May 8th. As with a number of issues that would change radically with the left-wing government, so is it on the ice. We had no doubt about this development before the elections, let alone now. ---- Where does the Sunday holiday abolish? ---- The abolition of the Sunday holiday and the full elasticities of the hours are a very important part of the capitalist restructuring that was intensified by the crisis.

At the core of this restructuring is labor relations as the factor that relies on exploitation of workers, the production of surplus value and ultimately the profits of capitalists. It is a measure that will directly benefit the big businessmen and the big shopping malls, which will favor the further accumulation of capital. But it is yet another attack on work achievements that paves the way for further intensification and autocralization of already precarious labor relations in line with the dominant spirit of full commercialization of our lives. In order to survive capitalism in crisis, it must be aggressively expanding on more and more points where it has not been sufficiently exploited to date. The goal is to turn workers into working machines with few rights that when they are not working they will be compassionate consumers. That is to say, the total transformation of life into a cycle of production of surplus value, consumption of goods and accumulation of capital. This is the notorious capitalist development. Anyone who thinks that this attack on workers' free time will stop trading is very much a shame. That is to say, the total transformation of life into a cycle of production of surplus value, consumption of goods and accumulation of capital. This is the notorious capitalist development. Anyone who thinks that this attack on workers' free time will stop trading is very much a shame. That is, the total transformation of life into a cycle of production of surplus value, commodity consumption and capital accumulation. This is the notorious capitalist development. Anyone who thinks that this attack on workers' free time will stop trading is very much a shame.

The sacred alliance of commercializing our lives

This effort brings together an expanded front of forces that each contributes to the common goal. Driving force is, of course, the capitalists and the main lever is the government that, using the state mechanism, acts as the agent of capital. This, of 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 brief look at the role it has played in the labor rights laborer in recent years has not left the fact that the CoE's provisional decision has blurred the waters. Statutory SMEs have assumed the role of ideological vanguard in trying to present Sunday's operation as a solution to their crisis and to advertise it as much as possible, at the same time they show any reaction as antisocial and detrimental to workers. Particular reference should be made to the free-press libraries that, with their supposedly de-ideologized and aesthetized view, crystallize the content of socialism as aggressive neo-liberalism. Commercial associations mostly helped them in their own way. Initially with his "7 Sundays and not 52" where they showed that they did not understand that the hegemony was now owned by the big ones rather than the ones themselves, and any change in the Sunday holiday would not stay there, but would spare everything. Then with the introduction of institutions that contribute to the elastification of hours such as "white nights" where workers are forced to work until midnight to increase turnover. The "white nights" contributed to a number of municipalities that supported many such efforts, including mayors on the left, demonstrating its role as a left of capital and a potential management power of the system rather than a power of overthrow. Last but not least, disturbing consumers who are willing to pretend their breasts to shop on Sunday play the role of useful idiots who do not realize that the complete abolition of labor rights will also affect them.

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

We must not forget the immediate impact of the intensification of work on the lives of workers. At the same time that official unemployment is at 26%, employees' free time is clipped. The concept of leisure time narrows to accommodate only the consumption and the absolutely necessary rest. The labor movement must understand the issue of free time as being of equal importance to salary, as aspects of the same thing. He has to reorganize the concept of leisure time out and against capitalism as a time that workers use to organize their resistance to capitalist barbarism, to create their own culture, to live out of the sovereignty of commodity.

What to do

The abolition of the Sunday holiday is not only about businessmen but all workers. Strikes of industry unions on Sundays that are open to shops are essential and must be supported but not enough. Horizontal co-ordination of wider parts of our class, grassroots clubs, labor struggles, and societies is necessary to make these strikes generalized. In this effort, institutional unionism and its defeated rationale and practices are weightless, not ally. To win this battle, the road is one: we must destroy the functioning of the market on Sundays. With massive paths, dynamic interventions and blockades, sabotage, road closures to create a multi-faceted movement until they make a decision that our Sundays are not going to give them to the world of commodity. On our Sundays we will use them to celebrate and discuss, to fall in love and organize the social revolution that will sweep the world of the state and capital and build freedom.

We support the concentration called for by the Action Coordinator against the abolition of Sunday's holiday and "liberated" hours:

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

10.00 CHRISTMAS WITH ARISTOTELS

Eleftherial Initiative of Thessaloniki lib_thess@hotmail.com http://www.libertasalonica.wordpress.com
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