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(en) France, Manifesto of the Union Communist Libertaire UCL - An engine: the class struggle (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Tue, 6 Aug 2019 09:28:19 +0300


The class struggle is at the heart of our revolutionary struggle. It is at the same time a carrier of partial transformations opposed to the logic and interests of the dominant, and of a revolutionary rupture laying the foundations of a new society. ---- The workers of Goodyear, Rueil-Malmaison, February 12, 2013. ---- Marie-Au Krasnyi ---- We affirm that the division of society into antagonistic social classes remains the major fact of modern capitalism. Capitalism has undergone profound changes, it has continued and will continue to change, through a cycle of crises and expansions. But it still rests first and foremost on relations of domination, leaders / leaders, with their corollary: the exploitation of manual and intellectual workers by the ruling classes.

A modern conception of the proletariat
Social classes are determined by their place in power relations and in production - be it the production of material goods, goods, equipment, or the production of services - in the private sector as well as in the private sector. the public sector. The class struggle is opposed mainly by the capitalist class and the modern proletariat.

The capitalist class is made up of categories that, owners and managers of the means of production, organize production and monopolize the surplus value that they distribute among themselves.

The modern proletariat brings together all the social groups which, because they are deprived of any property or possession of means of production, are forced to sell their labor force (manual and / or intellectual) for most of them in the form of wage labor and without any real decision power over production.

Between the capitalist class and the proletariat, new salaried middle classes have developed (managers, engineers, technicians, etc.), who occupy managerial and supervisory tasks. These layers always weigh more, politically but also culturally. The conduct of the class struggle presupposes that the distinction be made among them, between those whose command is only technical and professional, and those who participate in the establishment of the purpose of production.

Part of the independents and independents oscillate, from a material and ideological point of view, between the higher and the popular categories, according to the capital (social, cultural, and economic) possessed, the revenues derived from their activity and their conditions of job. Non-salaried workers in land, construction, or health, most of whom are exploited by this system of domination, are still an important social category, both because of the purpose of their work. than their place in the natural and social environment.

The recent mutations of capitalism in the richest societies have diversified and fragmented the proletariat despite its important place in society, making the construction and transmission of class consciousness more difficult. The acceleration of the class struggle led by the capitalist class is leading to a steady and growing share of workers in unemployment or precariousness. New forms of labor exploitation are developing outside of wage labor, such as self-entrepreneurship, which allows large private groups, sometimes through digital platforms, to employ underpaid and falsely employed workers. "Independent" without guaranteeing them legal and social protection.

The use of outsourcing that characterizes today's capitalism, sometimes with several layers of subcontracting, dilutes the employers' responsibilities and divides the proletariat even more, between subcontractors and those with a status.

For an inclusive approach
Despite common conditions and experiences, the proletariat is not a uniform social class. It is crossed by other systems of domination that subdivide it into distinct social groups. Working conditions, remuneration, or the possibilities of finding a job depend on the qualification, but also on gender, gender, disability, skin color, abilities, language (s) spoken, origin, sexual orientation, nationality, actual or supposed religion ... Women, LGBTI people, and racialized people generally experience increased and multifaceted exploitation.

Capitalism instrumentalises these divisions to put these different fractions of the proletariat into competition. Fighting for professional equality between men and women, against racist or LGBTIphobic discrimination at work, and for the rights of undocumented workers is an integral part of the class struggle. Similarly, people with disabilities are particularly discriminated against and marginalized. Their specific needs are ignored by capitalism and normative institutions who regard them as "costs Additional, making it difficult, if not impossible, their full integration into society. That's why we support their struggles for equal rights and living conditions. Added to all this, and an integral part of the class struggle, is the struggle against the hierarchy aimed at the abolition of the opposition leader-executing in the work.

A decisive role to play
The vision of a class that is only worker, minority, sociological avant-garde and unique driving force is an outdated vision that only takes into account capitalist domination and denies other oppressions.

This new proletariat, multifarious but unified on the basis of its common, dominated and exploited situation, must seek claims and anticapitalist convergences with large sections of the wage-earning middle classes and other social categories dominated by capitalism. These convergences will be constructed through social struggles, collective awareness, and the emergence of new projects for the transformation of society.

Today, it is up to us, revolutionaries, to reinforce the inclusivity of struggles. We must stop talking and fighting only with a particular fringe of the proletariat. This one is multiple, our claims must be too. To associate with our anticapitalist vision an anti-patriarchal and anti-racist vision is to strengthen the camp of the revolutionaries, it is to fight together for the whole of the proletarians. This convergence will be built through social struggles, individual and collective awareness, and the emergence of new projects for the transformation of society.

The class struggle is at the heart of our revolutionary struggle. It is at the same time a carrier of partial transformations (on work, the sharing of wealth, law, institutions ...) opposed to the logic and interests of the dominant, and a revolutionary rupture laying the foundations of a new society. emancipating all of humanity. The proletariat, because of its place in the relations of domination and production, will have a central role to play in breaking with capitalism and the establishment of self-management.

http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Un-moteur-la-lutte-des-classes
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