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(en) Britain, Class War Daily MaY 25 - Cummings and Goings
Fri May 29 05:35:58 GMT 2020
Today in Class War Daily: https://classwar.world/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CW-Daily-34-200525.pdf ---- Free mask for those wanting to visit their family during lockdown! ---- Cummings and Goings ---- Letter to the Editor
Letter to the editor... ---- Dear members of the Public, let's be clear, this is how Power works. Not only in this lockdown situation -but in any situation at any time. The laws and rules the Elite make are only applicable to the mugs at the bottom of society, -Us. This issue isn't about a scummy pal of Johnson's breaking a "rule", it's an illustration of how the elites who run the Capitalist system operate on a daily basis. In other words, they treat us with the utmost contempt, and it's time we returned the favour. And please don't be mislead into "demanding an inquiry" as a Labour MP said tonight, instead let's demand their heads on pikestaffs. Signed, A well wisher.
(en) Britain, ACG statement on the lockdown and its easing
Fri May 29 05:35:46 GMT 2020
For many in the working class the lockdown has never truly existed, because society relies on our class, many have not been able to stop working, either being forced to work at home or in many cases and more worryingly having to still go to their place of work. Some of these are quite rightly seen as essential jobs however the pay and conditions do not reflect this, while others such as builders who are building office blocks and luxury apartments are clearly only essential to the benefit of the capitalist system. ---- The contempt our rulers have for these key workers is shown by the proposed public sector pay freeze, and the fact that many of these key workers are paid the minimum wage (grandly and wrongly referred to as a ‘living wage').
Capitalism always runs on the dead bodies of workers. Right now, we are seeing how willing the Conservatives are to throw more bodies under the wheels of the economy. What is currently happening in care services, social care and hospitals is democide against the working class, the vulnerable, elderly and disabled. Our leaders hope to throw teachers and those who provide support in schools, as well as construction workers (amongst others) back into the virus's path. ...
(en) Greece, "dynian horse" APO: [PATRAS] Solidarity rally for hunger strikers to death in Turkey [machine translation]
Fri May 29 05:32:20 GMT 2020
SOLIDARITY TO THE UNEMPLOYED PINES UNTIL DEATH IN TURKEY -- IMMEDIATE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR REQUIREMENTS ---- PRICE TO HELIN BÖLEK, MUSTAFA KOÇAK AND RABRAHIM GÖKÇEK ---- SOLIDARITY TO THE 11 PLANNED TURKS AND KOURDOUS STRUGGLERS FROM THE GREEK STATE ---- On April 3, 28-year-old contestant Helin BYlek, a member of the band GrupYorum, who was on her 288th day of hunger strike in resistance to the fascist Turkish state, struggled to justify the band's demands for a strike to lift the ban. stop the attacks on the Idil cultural center, remove the members of GrupYorum from the list of Turkish counter-terrorism declarations, stop the persecution against them and release all their members imprisoned in prisons. Her partner, Ibrahim Göckçek, died on May 7 after a 323-day hunger strike, but his body could not stand it. It was preceded on April 24 by the death of Mustafa Koçak, a member of the Popular Front, after 297 days of hunger strike inside Turkish prisons, which he continued after his release with a request to abolish the special courts for political prisoners. We stand in solidarity with the struggle and the just demands of Grup Yorum, until the music of the resistance, the fighters, the strikers, the protesters is not persecuted by the Turkish state, until the narration of the struggles of the oppressed through their songs is free. ...
(en) US, WSA ideas and action: Slaughterhouse Fight: A Look at the Hormel Strike By Steve Boyce, Jake Edwards and Tom Wetzel
Fri May 29 05:32:05 GMT 2020
Note: As the COVID crisis endangers us in our work places, we fight in solidarity with our fellow workers in the meat packing industry who face this virus with little or no protections. We have been looking for past analysis of tactics as part of our solidarity work and we saw that on the IWW website they re-posted the following article originally published in Ideas and Action # 7. We are grateful for their re-posting of this, and it prompted us to read it over again in relation to current struggles in the meat packing industry. ---- In this article, the authors examine the Hormel Meat Packing Strike in the mid 1980's; one of the most important struggles against concessions in that decade. It was fought out at the beginning of a downward slide in wages and conditions in the meatpacking industry, which has led to the conditions that existed both leading up to COVID-19 and that continue during the crisis.
The Hormel Strike led to an effort of meat packing workers to form a new, national worker controlled union in that industry - based on ...
(en) awsm.nz - Australia: Jura Targeted
Fri May 29 05:30:16 GMT 2020
AWSM Note: The following is an excerpt from the latest newsletter produced by Jura Books, an Anarchist bookshop in Sydney, Australia. ---- A few weeks ago someone smashed a window at Jura Books. We don't know the identity of the culprit, but it wouldn't be the first time the shop's been targeted by Nazis, and unfortunately it probably won't be the last. While the rest of us are busy organising mutual aid, fighting evictions, and fundraising for workers who've lost their jobs, it seems like the local fash have nothing better to do than break Jura's windows. ---- We'd like to thank all the neighbours who got in touch to let us know about the window, and helped us board it up. We're so grateful to be part of a strong supportive community of folks who look out for each other! ---- Thankfully it was just a window this time, and windows are easily fixed. But please keep your eyes open and beware of any far-right and White supremacist activity in your neighbourhood.
(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #305 - Syndicalism, Union freephone number: Hello comrades, boho... (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]
Fri May 29 05:29:41 GMT 2020
Like the CGT, the Union Syndicale Solidaires has, from the first days of confinement, opened a hotline. Hundreds of workers wanting to defend themselves called her. First assessment of the experience. ---- " Hello, I'm calling you because I'm a roofer in a construction company, and I need information. We have a colleague who is sick from Covid-19 where I work, the chief says that since everything has been cleaned up, that we can continue to work, but we, in the team, we are afraid, we would like to know what that we can do. " ---- This is typically the kind of appeal that the "hotline" of Solidarity receives each day. Since March 30, hundreds of workers, mostly from the private sector, but also from the public service, have called him to find out about their rights and ask for help to protect their lives and their working conditions. job. This shows the usefulness of this kind of tool.
Reaching the most threatened fringes of the workforce
(en) Spaine, alasba rricadas: From the "Cayetan" to the working class neighborhood: In defense of mutual support in times of pandemic (ca) [machine translation]
Thu May 28 06:41:42 GMT 2020
At the end of the third week of May 2020, a series of protests directed against the current government of the capital began in Calle Nuñez de Balboa, in the Goya neighborhood of the Salamanca district (one of the highest-income districts of the capital). PSOE and Podemos. Over the days, attempts have been made to spread these protests to other districts of Madrid and other cities in the state without a clear objective, beyond demonstrating "until the confinement lasts." ---- These demonstrations, far from his speech that they are of "apolitical citizens pissed off" by the restrictive policies of the government that try to make us believe, have a deep class background. They take to the streets to defend their class privileges and power, encouraged by the political parties that represent their interests. These mobilizations are frequented mostly by businessmen and people who live from the exploitation of private properties, which amounts to parasites that live on the work and money of others. You will never see them in any mobilization that has to do with a social or labor demand. Many are part of various economic lobbies, so the government legislates in their favor, and they benefit from anti-worker policies promoted by political and economic powers. ...
(en) fal.cnt.es: Wednesday, May 27: digital meeting with Carlos Taibo (ca) [machine translation]
Thu May 28 06:40:56 GMT 2020
Next Wednesday, May 27, from 6:00 p.m. , we will have the opportunity to chat with Carlos Taibo. The meeting will be broadcast live on CNT's YouTube channel, under the title The Collapse Next . ---- The coronavirus crisis , and the repressive and social pandemics that accompany it, have put the discussion about a general collapse of the system that we are suffering at the center of many debates . It makes sense to reflect on what that collapse means and seek clues that allow us to relate what is happening at this time with a general crisis of capitalism and its rules. ---- That is why this digital meeting, as a chat and interview, will allow us to know a reflective and critical point of view on the current scenario we are going through. ---- In the meantime, we encourage you to view this other interview with British filmmaker Ken Loach ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-uucoajais who reviewed some key questions about his film Land and Freedom .
Carlos Taibo has been until 2018 Pro
(en) Die Plattform Ruhr: Wild strike by harvest helpers in Bornheim | The Ruhr platform (ca, de)
Thu May 28 06:40:48 GMT 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXt5TcpPoIQ ---- What we experienced on the 18th of May during the wildcat strike of the harvest workers in Bornheim near Bonn is difficult to put into words. Also this video can only give a small impression of the outstanding character of this struggle. On the other the inhumane treatment of the workers by the bosses. On the other hand the incredible anger of the workers over these conditions. The exhaustion after days of struggle, the endless hours under the blazing sun, the tumultuous events, the constantly changing situation and then the class traitor cops who fulfill their function and through that are on the side of the bosses. This time there is no analysis, no evaluation, no further considerations and no big words from us - only recognition for the fighting workers and for the comrades of the FAU for what they achieve in this fight. As well as the hope that the small counter-power from below that is opening up here will help the demands of the workers to break through, that through this struggle there will be a real material effect for all in the end. The gained experiences of solidarity and self-empowerment cannot be taken away anyway... UP WITH THOSE WHO FIGHT!
(en) ait russia: France: Yellow Vests Demonstrate Despite Bans [machine translation]
Thu May 28 06:37:42 GMT 2020
Despite the fact that on the eve of the French authorities in most major cities banned the holding of any demonstrations of "yellow vests", the activists still took to the streets, staging small protests and challenging totalitarian bans under the pretext of "quarantine". ---- In Paris, 10 people took to Republic Square, where they were immediately surrounded by 50 CRS police special forces armed with firearms (https://www.facebook.com/giletsjaunesinfos/videos/293576868329808/) ---- In Montpellier, dozens of "yellow vests" came, as usual on Saturdays, to Comedy Square. Having passed between the prefecture and the square, they chanted slogans. The police checked the documents of several demonstrators, but the case went without arrest (https://www.midilibre.fr/2020/05/23/montpellier-les-gilets-jaunes-mobilises,8900110.php)
In Lyon, a small group of protesters gathered in Place Bellecour under the supervision of 20 CRS cars. One of the demonstrators, dressed in ...
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