The global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has operated both as a turning point in history and as an accelerator of the total systemic crisis, revealing in the most tragic way the antisocial and murderous nature of the state and capitalist system, whose orientation, especially in a period of crisis, isn’t to satisfy but to deprive the social majority of their needs, to extent its parasitic existence upon it, committing one more crime against it.
The neoliberal administration aims to fulfill the economic and social restructing that crashes the lower classes, imporverishes the largest part of the population, having as its main concern the maximization of profits for the powerful and the protection of the privileges of the political and economic elites.
While more than ten thousand people have lost their life all over the country, the pandemic is used as a tool for the antisocial imposition of the neoliberal administration that aims to the faster implementation of the total restructuring, which plunders the social majority in favor of the powerful. From the dissolution of public health, the degradation of the public education and the passage of the new antilabor law to the murders of workers, the ongoing destruction of nature, the racist state of exception for refugees and immigrants and state terrorism, the decayed world of the state and capitalism has nothing to promise but brutality, wars, exploitation and repression.
In this context, after passing the law for the prohibition of protests and demonstrations, the anti-environmental law and a new legislation on education, the government is preparing to proceed to the vote of a new set of laws on labor, social insurance and labor unions’ activity, which comes as a specification of the labor legislation passed previously by Syriza. These laws are an effort to abolish the 8 hour work per day and to institutionalize the (already) unpaid overtime work. At the same time, these laws are aiming to restrict strikes along with all the radical demands of the labor movement. These measures have been a longstanding demand of the bosses, in order to intensify exploitation and uproot any form of resistance that can develop in the workplaces.
One hundred and thirty five years after the revolt of the workers in Chicago, the proposal to link the partial struggles, as the one for the 8 hour work to the broader struggle for an emancipated society, for the overturn of the world of authority and the libertarian social tranformation by the principles of mutualism, equality, freedom and solidarity, is always relevant.
The history of the social and class movement for a world without exploitation and repression, shows that the proletarians have nothing to expect from institutions, parliaments, elections, from the leaders of the bureucratical labor unions and the intermediaries of class struggle. Whatever we, the people from below, achieve, will be the result of our self-organized, dynamic and radical struggles. The real social needs and desires of the exploited and repressed can be fulfilled only by the total overturn of the state and capitalism, the social reappropriation of the wealth that we are producing and is looted by the elites, and the social revolution for a new world of solidarity and freedom. For all of us, the workers, the unemployed, the youth, the locals and immigrants, it is imperative to overcome the desperation and dissappointment, it is imperative to get organized in every social field, in every place of exploitation. The only real perspective for a life of dignity, as equals in a society of equals, is to fight against the shackles of the organized authority of the state and capitalism, to organize the struggle from below for their destruction, according to the principles of the new world we aspire, a world of Freedom, Equality and Solidarity.
Against the anti-labor laws
Against paid slavery, bosses’ terrorism and state repression
FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION, FOR ANARCHY AND LIBERTARIAN COMMUNISM
ANARCHIST POLITICAL ORGANIZATION- FEDERATION OF COLLECTIVES