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(en) Greece, Anarchist Federation: Nothing's over. Let's go to the counterattack! - TIF Route 9/9 18:00 Kamara (gr) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:04:43 +0300


Every year at the Thessaloniki International Fair, capital, through its civilian staff, sets the living conditions of workers, the unemployed, the retired, the bottom. ---- Every year the Prime Minister comes - always with regret (!) - to announce the new steps of the pervasive attack of state and capital on the workers' interests and social achievements. Every year, he promises that the measures are the last. ---- The worst that can happen to you with chains is to get used to them. Already, for seven years, at regular intervals state and capital "bite" and a new piece of the last means of survival of the world of work. It looks like a natural phenomenon every 1.5 years, after an "agonizing" period of supposed negotiations between the Greek state and its patrons, the EU and the IMF, the announcement of new cuts in wages and pensions, the loss of new labor rights, Our class is increasingly underestimated. Not even the phraseology changes from PASOK to SW and from SW to SYRIZA.

Year by year, the state and the capital are increasing the armies of poor, unemployed, homeless people who can not meet their basic needs, who have no access to health or education - with public schools and hospitals shutting down or underactive . Labor rights are constantly curtailed for the benefit of both local and foreign bosses. In the coming months, a new labor law will be tabled. This law is expanding and completing the scene of absolute misery and social disintegration.

With the abolition of the minimum wage, the 13th and 14th salary, by abolishing and / or bypassing collective labor agreements and replacing them with individual employment contracts - at each appetite of every small or big boss - with the right to strike (It is more difficult to declare strikes by increasing the days to alert the start of the strike, the 51% decision of the strike industry and the establishment of lock-out), the scene Recent years have become more and more dystopian. A form supplemented by new terms of precarious work, such as individual contracts or contracts via ... telephone, mini jobs (day or hour jobs), teleworking, hire of workers and others,
At the same time, social benefits and benefits are abolished, pensions are cut and cut, the retirement age is raised, insurance funds are abolished or merged.
As long as someone struggles not to see it, choices are now becoming narrower within the systemic framework, the illusion of social peace is cracking.
The downward trend in the rate of profit, the inherent contradiction of capitalism, which is the result of (and) the increase in labor productivity and the inability to capitalize on existing capital, has led to yet another structural crisis of over-accumulation. In these circumstances, state and capital carry out an all-out and coordinated attack on the social basis to make the deadlock. Social consensus on the regime is increasingly being shaken, so state administrators resort to emergency measures.
Within this critical environment, the state and capital have been stripped. Their barbarity is obvious. The power grid is exposed. The variety of related policy proposals is spread out on the table. First of all, we have the allegedly leftist democratic government, which, due to the demands of local and international capital, implements policies of austerity and social welfare. It is essentially about neo-liberal political policies that would be a craving for the broader liberal arc, with a dominant position within it being held by the main opposition. Qualitative differences exist only in relation to the increased (communicative) use of the brush that lasts over the last, That is, persecution and repression of those who struggle and resist the plans of sovereignty (for SYRIZA has also demonstrated in the local and international capital that it will joyfully suppress immigration riots, collusion demonstrations, evacuate occupations, continue the anti-terrorist crusade Etc.), but also in the rhetorical level, with the right to use the solvents of the class consciousness (for the benefit of the bourgeoisie), namely, personality, patriotism and the religious plus Observation. Smaller resonance seems to have traditional social democracy or a common "center-left", constituting yet another dusty urban pawn. Still lower is the Eurocommunist left - we could say the SYRIZA number 2 pre-election with a social reformist reformist, Continuation of capitalism with protectionist policies and return to the national currency. Regarding the revolutionary proposals enclosed in the ruling family, there is a wide range of revolutionary left. Pioneering parties, with the long-term goal of political revolution, the establishment of a centralized state, and the erection of state capitalism, as an intermediary of the supposedly linear course towards Communism. Finally, as a reserve of capital, fascism stands as the last mound for the bourgeoisie. Whether as a parliamentary force or by supposedly extraterritorial actors, its purpose is concrete: the attack on the world of the struggle, the diffusion of misanthropy, and ultimately the suppression of social resistance by an iron boot to the benefit of capitalism.

Within this political setting, SYRIZA did what it promised. Not to us. But in the regime that the left-wing and social-democrats always serve. It absorbed the dynamics of the social counterattack of the first monumental years, dragged it to the humiliation of the ballot box and then exchanged it with a position not only in power today, but also as the constant pole of the new bi-formalism in the years to come. Not bad for Eurocommunists of 4%, very bad for all of us. Because the best way to get used to your chains is to promise you to tell them that it is ultimately necessary to give them. SYRIZA was the best gift, the surest solution for the state and the capital that, in the historical period we are living, has decided to "gather" everything.

Faced with the evolving dystopia of modern totalitarianism, we must organize a social and classical counterattack that will overcome the current political and economic structure of society, the world of state and capital. That is why it is imperative to build militant social and class-based movements. Organize into grassroots clubs, neighborhood assemblies, political collectives and anti-fascist co-ordination. We ourselves, from the bottom, know our needs and desires. We do not need any savior, any supposed external dispatcher of our will. One thing is left to do. Take our lives in our hands, not to live like slaves.
As anarchists, what we are calling for is to push for the social revolution and the radical transformation of society, collectively, unpretentious and from the bottom. It is the struggle for the destruction of the state and capitalism, for the elimination of each separate power and exploitative relationship, with the aim of creating a classless and extreme society of generalized self-direction, with solidarity as a coherent link. All these are shaped by means of the occupation of the means of production and labor self-management, without bosses, to serve the needs of the community, helping to organize production and distribution by everyone according to their capabilities to each according to their needs. With community-based issues being decided through horizontal community assemblies that will build a bottom-up federation of decentralized and self-governing communities, including voluntary associations and free cooperatives. Moreover, the struggle for universal emancipation ought to be internationalist and to demolish the frontiers that rise among the peoples.

For us, political freedom and economic equality can only be seen as inseparable in the empowerment of the stratum strata, hence the irredeemability and compatibility of anarchy with communism. The holistic self-realization of man and the experience of humanity find their full expression in the society that is built on the basis of libertarian communism.
We urge everyone to go down the road and join the TIF, to support and participate throughout the year in the mobilizations against the implementation of the memorandums in every sphere of our lives, taking action initiatives where they do not exist and taking an active part where there are.

The state proclaims in all tones that it has continued. Class and social struggles must also continue in all tones.

Working to make it impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. But if we do not do the impossible, we will be faced with the inconceivable.

Nothing's over. Let's go to the counterattack!

ORGANIZATION AND FIGHT AGAINST SOCIAL RESPONSE,
FREEDOM COMMUNICATION, ANARCHY.

PATRIA

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

18:00, KAMARA
Anarchist Federation
anarchist-federation.gr
info@anarchist-federation.gr
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