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First round: It continues!
For more than three weeks, a high scaled social movement is underway
in the country. Pension reform has been it’s starting point.
We are well aware that everything is being done to make the weapon of
striking less effective. The state uses the tools of law- legal
obstacles and requisitions; and on the other hand, the atomization and
segmentation resulting from the last thirty years of re-structuring of
capital tends to neutralize the destructive capacity of the strike.
The days of mass protest, to their limited effects, had the main
interest of the base finding it’s legitimacy to grow and go beyond the
framework imposed by the unions. It is through the blockading,
especially in strategic points of the petro-chemical and
transportation sectors, that the movement gave itself the means to
intensify the power struggle, despite attempts by the government and
media to separate “good strikers” from blockaders, as they have done
for a long time between demonstrators and rioters. But it is the very
distinction between who has the legitimacy to fight and who doesn’t
which is necessary to break. Thus, it was the high schoolers, who,
landing with a crash into the movement, practiced blockades of
establishments or major roads, aswell as riots to express anger
against the state and commodities.
For all those who believe that reform is only part of a general
deterioration of our living conditions; for all those who may not have
direct means of blocking production but have refused to resign;
For those who think it is necessary to go beyond the categorical
separations maintained by capital; For all these, the practice of
flying picket (translators note: a flying picket is a technique which
has been used throughout France but particularly in Rennes-it is the
practice of small groups who scatter throughout the city and block
activities, transport, general circulation. These groups have been
reported to be a mixed-make up of particpants, such as unemployed with
unionist, ect) can be effective. Re-inforce existing blockades aswell
as create new ones where we consider it useful; but also as a way to
gather together to coordinate and organize.
If unions in agreement with the government and the media, seem now
whistle the end of the game, the movement nevertheless continues.
Diffuse and persistent anger suggests the opposite of what they
advertise: Not the end of the struggle but the beginning of their end!
We will find ourselves in a assemblies to discuss the following
Paris:Go to the Porte St Martin (M ° Strasbourg-St Denis) for a
procession in protest under the banner “Strike, lock, riot-every age
loots their cage!”
Thursday 19h, the CICP, 21ter rue Voltaire, Madame Rue balls Friday
19h to IPC, 17 Quai de Charente, M ° Corentin Cariou The next
appointments will be announced on the title
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