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(en) coordination des groupes anarchistes CGA-lyon - A little analysis at the moment T. on the current movement of yellow vests. (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:10 +0200

For several years the struggles against the cost of living, for wage increases, in Metropolitan France as in Martinique, Guadeloupe, the meeting are increasing, often far from the eyes of the media. Business struggles for wages, precarious and jobless struggles are growing because it is becoming increasingly difficult to make ends meet. ---- The rise in fuel was the detonator of a wider movement, the movement of yellow vests. It has, particularly in rural areas, particularly mobilized a fraction of the proletariat hitherto kept away from the struggles in the boxes. The increase in fuel has made living conditions even more untenable. However, right from the beginning of this movement, claims that are far removed from the interests of working men and women have been mingled with just social demands, particularly by the bourgeois and reactionary factions: the demand for a "fall in employers' expenses" which means in suppressed the socialized wage and social security, claiming the "end of the assistantship" which means one more attack against the unemployed.

The initially unclear and interclassist character of the claims has allowed, in a number of places, fascists to spread their racist xenophobic and anti-Semitic poison, with dramatic consequences in some places (assault, xenophobic blockage of a company, migrants delivered to the police). Anti-union discourse has also favored the dominance of employer claims in the media, which initially provided important support for the movement, as no social movement has experienced in recent years.

However, the evolution of the forms of struggle towards economic blocks carried by the proletarian components of the movement, the development of the strike carried by trade union federations has accentuated the class contradictions within the movement. Two lines are in conflict: one, carried by the fascists and the reactionaries, who try to deflect the worker's anger towards a racist and xenophobic discourse, of the employers' demands. The other, which raises the question of wages, pensions, expensive living.

The trade union movement, through the experience accumulated by years of struggle, was right to point out at the same time that the revolt against the expensive life was legitimate, but that it should not be done on confused bases that leave the door open. to the fascist and that the bosses draw the chestnuts from the fire of a movement in which the proletariat pays the price of repression. The situation is changing day by day, and it is fundamental now that the organized labor movement, the trade union movement returns, collectively, visible and organized in the struggle, to converge on its own bases with the working sectors of the yellow vests that defend social demands and reject the fascists of their movement, and so fight the reactionary and fascist sectors of yellow vests that try to steer the movement towards racist, anti-Semitic, reactionary objectives in the localities where they are present.

It is this affirmation of the trade union struggle movement, with its red and purple vests, on a class basis, which will not only allow the fight against the expensive life to be won and won, but to marginalize fascist and employer trends.

On clear and collective bases, let us develop the fight against the dear life, to wring from capital the fruits of our work!
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