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German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

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“In our world as a whole, we must engage scientific principles and appropriate technologies to ensure a thriving and sustainable planet for all. Most people are experts on their own needs and we are able to solve even the biggest problems when we work together.” – from the Four Star Statement of Principles

From Aletho News:

1000 injured in nuclear protests, police at breaking point

The 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of  Lower Saxony’s countryside. But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite. Read more.

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Neo-Nazi march interrupted by riot in downtown Phoenix

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Arizona’s ABC 15 reports that “Two people were arrested and more than a hundred protesters were separated by police Saturday in downtown Phoenix. The riot happened Saturday afternoon when the National Socialist Movement began its march in support of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.”

Neo-Nazi mobilization around Arizona SB 1070 indicates that they desire to harness anti immigrant legislation to move the right, further to the right.  Furthermore, it shows affinity and “common interest” between Arizona law makers, minutemen and tea bagers, and government officials.

While minutemen, tea bagers, and nazis preach anti government language and fear of oligarchies and ‘government insiders’; their mobilization around this legislation indicates that they are far from anti-statist or against oligarchy or government power.  For them, it’s only a matter that they are not in the driver seat and it’s not their oligarchy and they are not the insiders.

The long term solution to defeat racists and their ability to gain any foothold is to out organize, educate and develop strong grass roots presence in workplaces and communities.

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Whittier Support and Call in

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The Whittier struggle has been inspirational and powerful.  The actions taken by the parents and supporters show that by rejecting the political process and implementing horizontal decision making, using direct action instead of grant writing, letter writing, and voting; that self organization based on militant action can make greater gains then sticking to the formal means of creating social change.

It is day 41 of the occupation. Last week the CEO of Chicago Public Schools verbally agreed to halt the demolition of the fieldhouse and lease it to the parents. He also agreed to further meetings and negotiations regarding the specifics of the library. However, none of this has been put in writing so far, and the parents occupation has continued until they receive some kind of written guarantee of this agreement.

This Wednesday is the chance to reach a resolution. The Chicago Board of Education meets Wednesday morning, October 27, and the parents will be there to testify. They want the verbal agreements to become a resolution, but need your help to put pressure on the board; without this pressure, this item may not even make it on the agenda.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Please: CALL CALL CALL these politicians/officials:

Mayor Daley 312-744-3300

CPS CEO Ron Huberman 773-553-1550

Chicago Board of Education 773-553-1600
Fax: (773) 553-1601

PLEASE TELL THEM TO PUT THE WHITTIER AGREEMENT ON THIS WEDNESDAY’S AGENDA of the Chicago Board of Education Meeting. Ask Ron Huberman to put last week’s agreements in writing!

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July 31st, “Action Against Fascism and Racism” report

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Posted by Daniel C.

In response to the July 31 Call to Action Against Fascism and Racism, members of Four Star Anarchist Organization brought attention to the murder of Anthony Kyser, an unemployed African-American barber, outside of a CVS Pharmacy in the Little Village Neighborhood of Chicago in May. Kyser was choked to death by the manager of the CVS in an alley for stealing toothpaste and crayons.  Four Star Anarchist Organization was appalled not only by this senseless act of violence against a working-class person of color, but also by the fact that the manager that murdered Kyser was not held accountable for his actions.

Four Star Anarchist Organization chose to respond by hanging a banner with a painted picture of Anthony Kyser at the CVS location and talking to people on the street outside of the store. We arrived at the location at noon, and were joined by members of the Iowa City-based anarchist group Wild Rose Collective that came to Chicago to participate in our efforts. When we asked people walking by the CVS about their thoughts on the murder, reactions ranged from shock at just having heard about it for the first time to people who remembered when Kyser was murdered and knew him personally. We also listened to people talk about racism, capitalism, unemployment, imperialism, and other issues that affect working-class people today. After spending a little over an hour at this location, we moved to the nearby North Lawndale neighborhood (where Kyser lived) and continued to talk to people about his murder. By the end of our action, we made contact with a number of people who wished to be informed about any further organizing efforts.

Afterwards, some members of Four Star moved on to a barbecue hosted by South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action in the Lakeview neighborhood, where we mingled with members of Wild Rose Collective, North Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action, and Bring The Ruckus. While eating lunch, we talked about upcoming anti-racist and anti-fascist events and received recently published literature on local anti-fascist work from ARA and anti-fascist music compilations from Bring The Ruckus.

Overall, our participation in the July 31 Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism saw members of Four Star out in the streets talking (and listening) to people about how racism and capitalism affect our lives and making contact with other local groups working towards radical change.

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Solidarity Demonstration with Toronto G20 arrestees

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A solidarity demonstration for Toronto G20 arrestees is planned for

Monday July 26th
at 2pm at the Canadian Consulate in Chicago.

Last month thousands took the streets of Toronto in opposition to the G20 and the Canadian state. Although nearly a billion dollars was spent to secure the territory around the summit, attacks on capital and the state were successfully carried out, with banks and shops vandalized and looted and a number of police cars set ablaze.
At the very least this was incredibly embarrassing for the security apparatus.
Although the police attempted to be everywhere at once and although
we experience repression at every instant, especially in such situations, many who were in Toronto were able to find spaces in which to demonstrate their hatred and refusal of the conditions maintained by the G20 and its defenders.

While we celebrate these victories we recognize that such actions are
always followed by continued and intensified repression.  Over one thousand people were arrested during the mobilizations.  On Monday we will demonstrate our rage against the persecution suffered by our comrades in Toronto,  the rest of Ontario, and Quebec. Not only are more than 200 people still facing serious charges based on street arrests, but 17 are charged with conspiracy,allegedly for organizing the demonstrations, and three people are being railroaded for a solidarity attack on a Royal Canadian Bank in Ottawa. Finally, police have released a high-profile list of “22 most wanted rioters” based on terrifying high-tech means of identification.

Absolute solidarity with all those facing repression in Ontario and Quebec!

Join us on

Monday July 26th, 2 p.m

Canadian Consulate at 180 North Stetson Avenue
Chicago, IL.
We will meet on the front steps of the Art Institute at 1:30pm and then
walk over to the consulate.

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Solidarity with the Toronto 900!

From Four Star:

Between June 26th-27 2010, the G-20, an international organization between the protectors of capital, met to discuss how to secure profit during failing economic recession.  Amidst housing and labor crisis, global poverty, lack of international medical care and aid, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and environmental disaster (THANKS BP!) they spent close to one billion dollars to protect their party.

This money was used to purchase brand new police equipment, street cameras (like Chicago), and overtime pay for police officers.   What the bailouts in the U.S and the one billion price tag for the G-20 demonstrate, is that the wealthy will use government, regardless of political party, to ensure it’s economic stranglehold and footing in society.  While people are starving, homeless, jobless, and corporations such as BP have destroyed entire regions in the U.S, that they would rather beat, jail, and demonize people who are rightfully angry.

Anarchists took part in every aspect of the demonstration, from working within unions, community organizations, anti-colonial struggles, to the black bloc.  (See below for an update on the demonstration from Common Cause.) The media is working hard to justify the enormous security budget and the police attack against a peaceful demonstration by showing one event of the demonstration, property destruction and a burning cop car.  Regardless of personal tactics, or political vision, we are in full solidarity with those arrested.  There may be those who are angry at the image of a burning police car, but we are more angry at people wearing suits who are burning nations, taking our jobs to increase profit, and destroying the Gulf of Mexico to save what oil they can at our expense.

From Common Cause:

The events of the past week in Toronto have been unprecedented in Canadian history. Over 900 people were arrested, the biggest mass arrests ever in Canada, for daring to protest against the destructive policies of the G20.

Protesters and local residents were subjected to violent baton attacks, snatch squads, tear gas and rubber bullets. Sleeping people have been pulled from their homes at gunpoint in the middle of the night. Many have been beaten. People who have been arrested have been strip-searched and held in cages, facing long delays in obtaining legal support. We have heard numerous accounts of sexual abuse by police from women who were arrested. Journalists have been punched, arrested and had their equipment broken.

On the streets of Toronto, the mask of “liberal democracy” has slipped off and the police reminded us of the State’s willingness to use blatant violence against its own population in the face of popular dissent. And thanks to citizen journalists, the alternative media and even some in the corporate media, the truth of what happened in Toronto is slowly emerging.

In order to make sure that the actions of the police state are fully exposed, we must keep up the pressure on the police and the government.

We must also publicly demonstrate our solidarity with all those arrested so that they are released as quickly as possible and charges are dropped against all those caught up in the net of the police state.

In Toronto, solidarity rallies outside detention centres and police stations are already taking place. But just as police forces from across the province converged on Toronto for the G20, so our resistance must spread out from the epicentre of oppression to every corner of the province.

Common Cause thus calls on all those concerned to take the fight back across the province and across the country.

Starting this Wednesday, June 30, we are calling for solidarity rallies outside police headquarters in as many cities as possible.

Our message will be clear:

Free the Toronto 900!

Fight back against the police state! We are putting you under surveillance!

Build the resistance against the G20! Build the resistance against austerity!

Build the general strike!

Common Cause
www.linchpin.ca

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Anthony Kyser is not the threat – our bosses and landlords are!

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On Saturday May 8, Anthony Kyser stole toothpaste and crayons from a CVS Pharmacy located at 2634 S. Pulaski.  The manager of CVS chased Kyser to a back alley where employees held Kyser to the ground while the manager choked him to death.  An off-duty Cook County Corrections Officer on the scene held a gun to Kyser during the episode. Despite Kyser’s pleas of “I can’t breathe,” the officer did not intervene.

Kyser was an unemployed barber and father.  Adding insult to injury, the Chicago Police Department has refused to press charges against the corrections officer. This murder was an attack on a working-class person of color; it is part of a pattern of such attacks.  When we are forced to steal food or basic living supplies, we are at war.  When we are evicted from our home or are screwed over on the job it is war.  Our survival depends on our ability to organize ourselves, for our own benefit — without interference from corrupt politicians, bosses, or landlords.

Anthony Kyser is hardly alone as an unemployed African-American.  The official unemployment rate for African-Americans in 2007 was 17.7 percent, three times the rate faced by white people. Our economic system is putting more and more wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people (and neighborhoods) – most of them white. Within the past decade and a half, many African-American communities have experienced pronounced job losses, while areas without a significant African-American population gained more jobs.

Jobs are being stolen from African-Americans. And CEOs who pocket big raises are stealing money from workers. Half a century ago, the average CEO made about one and a half times as much as the average worker. Today, they make 344 times as much. They have increased your workload while they cut pay, vacation time and health benefits. The high levels of unemployment let them keep doing it, guaranteeing that anyone who tries to look for something better will be out on the street looking for work for weeks, months, or years.

Kyser also served felony jail time for drug offenses.  Currently, prisons are the second- largest employer in the U.S. Incarcerating one person for a year costs $40,000; for the price of sending Kyser to prison for a year, 20 people could have spent a year at community college.  But the wealthiest one percent of the population would rather have a large labor pool to drive down wages.  Convicted felons are unable to receive aid for college, keeping them at the bottom rung of society. They are ineligible for most public programs, including housing; most companies won’t hire them.  Without education or a job, stealing or other illegal activity becomes the only option.

So who is at fault — Anthony Kyser? Or a system that is designed to benefit the richest in society?  We cannot wait for the next election and rely on the broken promises of our aldermen, Mayor Daley, or Obama.  We cannot trust store managers and landlords to decide what is best for our communities.  We certainly cannot trust our employers and owners to decide what is produced and who is to work and who is to starve on the street.

We envision a society where aldermen and developers are replaced by community assemblies, where the corruption of Daley and other politicians are erased by popular decision making – one where workers get rid of their bosses, so they can run stores and share in the profits.

If you do not work, ask for work.  If they do not give you work, ask for bread.  If they do not give you work or bread, then take the fucking bread!

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What I would do with $55,000: Our need for accountability and our failure to realize opportunities and build movements

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On May 2nd 2010, I received an email in my inbox calling for “solidarity” and “emergency donations” to pay the bail of 11 self-identified anarchists in Asheville, North Carolina. They were alleged to have smashed ATMs, bank windows and small shops in celebration of May 1, International Workers’ Day. The price to bail out each of the 11 who were arrested? $5,000.  As predictable as the paper-hawking of countless Communist factions at street demonstrations – anarchists locally and nationally got to work planning benefit events.  Arrestee benefits are something we are always able to pull together. Yet our inability to create effective momentum, organization, and lasting impact, especially during economic and ecological crisis, is exacerbated by the fact that our “movement” allows anyone to identify as an anarchist, go on “the attack,” and turn months of potential movement-building efforts into benefit shows and talks about their actions.

I became an anarchist in the late 1990s. Since then, I’ve seen countless projects and groups fall apart due to lacking the resources and organization.  Rarely do groups continue moving forward in a productive way.   I started to ask myself how anarchists here in Chicago could use $55,000 to build and strengthen our movement.  The numbers I use are obviously not exact. However, they point to the possibility of creating mass base movements instead of acting as an isolated political sect.

To strengthen our current movement, I would attempt to pay the rent of several existing anarchist and related projects for the year.  To strengthen formal organizations and social centers I would pay Biblioteca Popular $9,600 and Locked Out $12,000; the I.W.W and Lucy Parsons Worker’s Center would get $4,300. That would leave $29,100.  To strengthen community projects I would give Cop Watch $5,000 to buy new cameras, recorders, vests, and supplies for the communities that they organize in.

That would leave $24,100. I would use this money to address weaknesses in our movement, including our inability to effectively outreach and expand anarchist ideas outside of our circles. I would buy one industrial CD-R/DVD read and write drive for $1,000; a printing press for $5,000; and a screenprinting press for $8,000.  This leaves a remainder of $16,100.

Opportunities that would exist outside of this budget would include buying land or buildings instead of renting.  We could afford to operate a worker-managed bus program to combat the Chicago Transit Authority’s cuts and layoffs.  We could fund, for an entire year, direct action worker centers throughout the Midwest.  Most importantly, we could use the funds to build our capacity as organizers. We would finally have a chance to break out of being isolated militants.

This is all hypothetical, but remember that there is still $16,100 left.  How would you use it to build models of anarchist resistance?  

Chicago has made international headlines as being the most violent city in the United States.  Not only are we the most violent, we also have 70,000-75,000 foreclosed homes in Metro Chicago.   We also have the highest rates of foreclosure amongst small apartment owners, with Englewood ranking first, followed by Austin, West Englewood and then New City.  Chicago’s unemployment rate hit 11.6% (which doesn’t include those who have given up looking for work). For African-American youth, the unemployment rate is the same as the unemployment rate for the general populace during the Great Depression.  Do we even need to talk about the skyrocketing incarceration rate? It’s increased from 1.8 million in 2000 to 2.3 million in 2008.   Furthermore, the immigrant deportation rate has doubled over a ten year period and continues to increase.

As anarchists, members of our movement are the first to cry out to build barricades, occupy buildings or even pick up arms.  And yet, through labor organizing, I’ve seen workers who live in fear of writing their name on a petition for a list of demands.  Clearly, we have a ways to go. To believe that we can reach a system without bosses through isolated window-smashing and “attacks” against the state is foolish.  To believe that this system could defend itself against capitalists and fascists is absurd. While street fights in Greece have been very inspirational, they mainly appeal to our American love of good action movies and prime-time TV.  But the insurrection isn’t the only part of their movement.  We should not overlook the massive successes of Greek anarchists with organizing immigrants  (particularly Afghani immigrants) in labor and social struggles.

The common person works 20 to 50 hours a week and, with limited time, spreads the remainder between family, bill-paying and personal time.  Having the capacity to revolt against bosses, developers and landlords requires that we build our ability to organize and fight through continual work and dialogue with time- and money-stressed individuals.  Dialogue and continual work, whether formally or informally, has the capacity to build a culture of resistance.  But this method is only a revolutionary means, not an end.  Take the Republic Windows occupation.  During the struggle, Mexican-American workers stated that in Mexico, their union would occupy the factory when machinery was being moved.  Here in the U.S, when the equipment was being removed and production relocated, they stuck with methods that they knew would solve the problem.  This is important because it indicates that if you build a person’s capacity to self-organize, even using militant methods, that individual can defend their coworkers or community members – even in a new situation.   We see from this example that it can not only happen across neighborhoods or industries, but also across borders.

We have to be critical of our movement and how it relates to the working class in which people of color face the most obvious blow from capitalists.  Anarchists who put on ninja jammies and go on the attack in the “Berkeley” liberal town of Asheville demonstrate how cut off they are from working-class people.  At a time when families are being evicted and lack work or healthcare, we have to ask: Was it really advantageous for the alleged attack against small businesses in a liberal Southern city? Thousands of families are being evicted from their homes and our response was to break an ATM? VIVA!  Really? This is what we call a militant movement?

What we lack is continuous organization and participation in social struggle. This would allow us to analyze current political and economic conditions, learn from our mistakes, and build on past victories.  How does informality and disorganization limit our opportunities to grow? Many of us have been involved in some sort of grassroots activity as anarchists – from food programs to prisoner support; from anti-police work to labor activity.  Yet we’ve created no real “pull” or “mass” in society.  During the 1960s, all of these activities were necessary for the growth of the Black Panther Party.  But what we lack – and what they had — is a uniting theoretical message.  We must foster unity while working together to build a popular movement. This unity must come with accountability to each other.

To counter the email that I received, I’m putting a call out for “solidarity” with working class people and asking for “emergency funds” to build an anarchist movement.  This it to defend and aid those harmed most during this recession and by the state.  It’s time to be serious about anarchism.

While I understand that one of the anarchists arrested in Asheville lived in Chicago for three years, and that many recognize him as a comrade, we have to be critical of our actions and theories. We must strive to be reflective in our practice. No matter how close those people are to us, their actions as individuals are not necessarily in our interests as a movement.  I hope that this article challenges  anarchists to think about their approach (or lack of it) to movement-building, and to create productive ideas for new directions.

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Hotel Workers Stage ‘Wildcat’ Strike in Chicago Wednesday

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For us in Chicago and around the world,  the recent HERE wildcat strike at Hyatt Hotel in Chicago demonstrates that commitment to direct action against capital and owners is absolutely necessary if we are to turn the tides of the constant decline of the labor movement.   Within the last four years, the percentage of U.S workers organized has slipped from 13% to 9%.  While there are many reasons for this, one inherent problem is that U.S labor law is designed in a manner that disempowers the rank and file and turns struggle between workers and bosses, to our lawyers vs. their lawyers.  With the Taft Hartley act, the most effective job actions; sit down strikes, economic boycotts, and slowing the means of production were eliminated.

As class struggle anarchists, what is noteworthy is that by HERE building the capacity of workers they were able to organize and take part in a job action.  While many activist tend to focus solely on action, we need to also pay attention on the efforts that are made to build social organization and their capacity to organize and fight.  If we are to build a democratic future based on freedom, we have to make great strides to build the capacity of all of us, as a class, so that the majority of us will be confident and not afraid to commit to direct action.   This builds a culture of resistance, simply meaning through social struggle is how we get things done, instead of relying on voting, non profits, or religion.

The fight over wages and workload between Chicago’s hospitality employees and the city’s giant hotel chains is heating back up.

At the Hyatt Regency Chicago earlier this morning, hundreds of UNITE-HERE Local 1 members staged a dramatic, “wildcat” walk-out, clogging the sidewalks outside the massive downtown hotel. At issue are several complaints on the part of the labor force, chief among them an increase in workload for the housekeeping staff following the renovation of the Hyatt’s West Tower. In addition, the hotel recently added new, heavier beds and thicker carpet to the rooms in that tower, which staffers say make it harder to keep up their pace and have caused injuries on the job. Last week, the hotel’s management also barred union organizers from entering the building.

Donica Steed, a housekeeper at the Hyatt Regency, explains her colleague’s frustration:

Looming over today’s strike is the ongoing contract negotiations between UNITE-HERE and 30 downtown hotels. The union’s 6,000 members have unprotected by a contract since September of last year, the longest stretch hotel employees have gone without one in recent memory. Local 1 communications director Annemarie Strassel said officials from both sides met roughly two weeks ago, but little was accomplished. The hotel operators are still asking for cutbacks in salary and benefits, citing diminished tourism because of the economic recession. The union counters that their demands — small wage and benefit increases as well as protections against forced overtime and layoffs — are reasonable. Plus, the union generally signs multi-year contracts. Cutting now assumes that business will continue to suffer beyond 2010, a projection the union rejects. Tourism professionals across the country, for example, are optimistic that the summer season will be busier than last year.

The hotel penned a letter to guests this morning, obtained by the Tribune. “We are disappointed that the union, rather than continuing to negotiate during the worst economic crisis in a generation, has engaged in a work stoppage at our hotel,” the statement read. Since Hyatt went public last November, stock prices have jumped 55 percent.

Local 1 President Henry Tamarin rallied his members on the steps of the hotel today, characterizing Hyatt as the “big bad bully on the block.” Watch:

if progress isn’t made on a contract in the near future, the union could escalate its tactics quickly. Employees at five area hotels run by the Starwood Chain — the Westin Michigan Avenue, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, the W Lakeshore, the W, and the Tremont Hotel — authorized a strike last fall.  Stay tuned.

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Solidarity with the Greek workers’ struggle!

A  statement of solidarity from several anarchist groups

Posted by atrain

Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism’s institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of barbaric capitalism: popular direct action, to widen the strike movement and increase the number of demonstrations all across Europe.

The Greek working class is angry, and with good reason, with the attempt to load responsibility for the bankruptcy of the Greek State onto their shoulders. We maintain instead that it is the international financial institutions and the European Union who are responsible. The financial institutions have plunged the world, and Greece in particular, into an economic and social crisis of historical proportions, forcing countries into debt, and now these same institutions are complaining that certain States risk not being able to repay their debts. We denounce this hypocrisy and say that even if Greece – and all the other countries – can repay the debt, they should not do so: it is up to those responsible for the crisis – the financial institutions, not the workers – to pay for the damage caused by this crisis. The Greek workers are right to refuse to pay back their country’s debt. We refuse to pay for their crisis!

Instead, let us shift the capitalists into the firing line: Greek capital generates some of the biggest profit margins in Europe due to its investments in the poorer Balkan countries, the absence of social protections, collective guarantees and a minimum wage for Greek workers, not to mention the country’s gigantic black economy in labour and an even greater exploitation of immigrant work. Greek capital is also very lightly taxed, due to the weakness of the State (with regard to the rich) and major corruption which permits fraud and tax evasion on a massive scale. So it is equally up to Greek capitalists to pay for this crisis.

We also denounce the attitude of the European Union. The EU was presented to us as a supposed guarantee of peace and solidarity between the peoples, but now it is showing its true face – that of acting as an unconditional prop for neoliberalism, in a complete denial of the notion of democracy. As soon as an economy becomes mired in difficulties, all pretence of solidarity evaporates. So we see Greece being scolded and accused of laxity, with insulting language bordering on racism. The “Europe which protects us” that liberals and social-democrats extolled at the time of the scandalous forced adoption of the Lisbon Treaty (particularly in France and Ireland) now seems a long way away.

As far as actual protection goes, the EU and the financial institutions have combined their efforts to frog-march Greece towards the forced dismantling of public services, through austerity plans that recall the “Stuctural Adjustment Plans” of the IMF: the non-replacement of staff, wage freezes, privatisations and VAT increases. Today the EU is demanding that the retirement age be moved back to 67, not only in Greece but also in other countries, and is also threatening to dismantle the social welfare system. In this way they are opening new markets for investors, while guaranteeing the assets of rich investors, to the detriment of the basic interests of the working class. It is a Europe of the ruling class, and one which we must all work together to oppose.

This is why we call for participation throughout Europe in solidarity initiatives with the Greek working class and with future victims of the onslaught of the banks.

Against the values of greed and rapacity that the European Union is based on, let us respond with class solidarity! Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, from out-and-out bourgeois to liberals and social democrats, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism’s institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of barbaric capitalism: popular direct action, to widen the strike movement and increase the number of demonstrations all across Europe.

Solidarity with the Greek workers’ struggle!

Alternative Libertaire (France)
Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)
Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Italy)
Organisation Socialiste Libertaire (Switzerland)
Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (South Africa)
Unión Socialista Libertaria (Peru)
Workers Solidarity Alliance (USA-Canada)
Common Action (USA)
Union communiste libertaire (Québec)
Revista Hombre y Sociedad (Chile)
Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (Australia)
Miami Autonomy & Solidarity (USA)

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