Since 9th of March, across the French territory, an important and combative social-class struggle is taking place against the “labor law” by which the French Government attempts to impose a total restructuring of labor relations. By constant squatting in schools, colleges and public buildings, through reappropriation of public spaces on a daily level, with strikes and sit-ins in factories and in conflict with the forces of repression, French society ‒ especially the youth ‒ holds strong resistance against the attack unleashed by the bosses and the State.
An attack which is part of the campaign for the establishment of a modern totalitarianism, a campaign that keeps together the individual State and capitalist entities in the West and passes through the imposition of State of emergency, after the murderous attacks of ISIS, last November in Paris, and kept long so far until today, under the guise of public safety and being the ideological vehicle for upgrading repressive strategy by the State against struggling parts of society.
Almost three months after the outbreak of the struggle, this fight is at critical moment as strike spreads in areas of great importance for the operation of state and capitalist mechanisms (energy, transport etc.) while against the firm stance of the government a general strike is prepared for after the 10th[14th]* of June. At the same time, the clashes are spreading into the streets while the fascist gangs rushing to help the repressive forces. The events in France show that, with or without memoranda, what Ε.U. and the countries comprised in it impose is the capitalist restructuring and that our only answer lies in unmediated massive social and class resistance in the streets.
As Anarchist Political Organization – Federation of Collectives we stand in solidarity with the struggling workers, the unemployed and youth with special vigor struggle against state repression and capitalist restructuring in France, recognizing that nowadays is more urgent than ever to connect the fight internationally and the common struggle against the common attack we receive. From Mexico to Turkey and from Greece to the slums of France, we yell to our class brothers that nothing is over and that no oppressed is alone as there is resistance and struggle. To take the lives in our hands, to undertake a responsibility to define the present and the future, by building a new emancipated society based on dignity, justice, freedom and solidarity in the wreckage of the world power of the State.
*This article has been written before we learn the exact day of general strike.
THE ONLY TRUE DILEMMA OF OUR TIME IS
CAPITALIST BARBARITY OR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
French Embassy, Tuesday 14/6, 6.00 pm (Athens)
French Embassy, Wednesday 15/6 12.00 pm (Thessaloniki)
Anarchist Political Organization – Federation of Collectives