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(en) Ireland, Anarchy in the EU - Resistance #23

From Al S <klasbatalemo@yahoo.ie>
Date Wed, 21 May 2003 20:40:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Anarchists throughout Ireland and Britain will be
making their way to Evian in the next couple of weeks
and not for the water. Between June 1-3, the G8 summit
will take place there, and as part of the recent
global trend, tens of thousands of protestors
throughout Europe will make sure the elite of the
planet’s eight wealthiest and industrialised nations
will be given as much adverse publicity as possible.
Recently, the Anarchist Federation gave its support to
the “Convergence of Anti-Authoritarian and
Anti-capitalist Struggles” ( CLAAAC), the
French-Italian based network which has been set up to
counter the G8 at Evian.

>From their statement online at:

“We believe that between human beings, there should
exist relationships other than that of the market, of
domination, alienation and exploitation. Pollution,
the waste of natural resources and differences in
wealth are ever more catastrophic. Globalisation
translates into a degradation of living and work
conditions and an increase in social control. The
bosses, with the connivance of the State, are on the
offensive with the destruction of public services,
attacks on labour rights, job precariousness,
flexibility, layoffs and the dismantlement of social
rights (welfare, pensions etc.).This capitalist system
cannot be reformed as it inevitably leads to these
effects. The break with capitalism is, in our opinion,
the only possible way to prevent a human and
ecological economic catastrophe”.

We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves! See you


Euro Round Up

Greece: As up to 20,000 police guarded the EU meeting
in Athens, Greece, 8,000 anti-war protesters clashed
with police and smashed shops and banks. Police
responded with tear gas and savage beatings, and were
met with stones, bottles and petrol bombs. Elsewhere
several other blocs of demonstrators managed to get
near to the meeting. Several undercover police were
beaten by protesters and expelled from the
demonstration. The British, Italian and French
embassies were attacked, and British Airways’ office
was occupied. The day ended with 106 arrests.
The EU enlargement will involve increasing
“liberalisation” of the economy, to the benefit only
of the rich.

Spain: The city of Barcelona was shaken on Thursday
10th April as thousands of people took to the streets
in a day of protest against the killing in Iraq and
the permanent war. Many businesses were closed,
following a call by several anarcho-syndicalist unions
(CGT, CNT-AIT, SO) for a general strike of 24 hours.
Actions were continuing until the late evening.
Strikes and demonstrations also happened in Madrid and
across Spain.

Italy: One million people responded to a general
strike call put out by the rank and file unions such
as the CUB, COBAS and the anarcho-syndicalist USI-AIT.
Marches and demonstrations took place in most towns
and cities.


>From the pages of Resistance #23, regular monthly
bulletin of the Anarchist Federation

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