[www-features] Un feature sur le CPE ? (Student demos in France)
boud at riseup.net
Sat Mar 18 03:41:07 PST 2006
Il y un tres bon texte en anglais des anars << french/english/italian/german
anarchists living in the Paris region >>
poste sur indy pologne.
C'est un commentaire sous:
There is a good text in English by "french/english/italian/german
anarchists living in the Paris region" on pl.indymedia.
It's a comment below:
A big Thank YOU from France & some info...
apel 18.03.2006 03:59
This is a message from french/english/italian/german anarchists living
in the Paris region destined to all of our sympathizers all around the
world. We are independant from but friends with the French Anarchist
Federation hence we will not speak in their name.
We would like to clarify the situation here since it seems to us that
many foreign medias seem to qualify the struggle as a purely
conservative "we don't want to change anything" type of protest, just
as they did when we proudly said !FUCK YOU! to Pascal "WTO" Lamy,
Bolkenstein and all those heartless fucks at the European Comission
and in french politics&medias. Our NO wasnt a racist no, it was an
anti-liberal no whatever the medias try to say.
First we would like to thank all of those who supported us and the
student's movement that's been shaking this decaying conservative
country for more than a month. A special THANKS to the italians of
"Contropodere" who organized themselves in less than 3 days to have a
bus from Rome, Torino, Genoa and Bologna (i think) come up to Paris to
help us in thursday's very sucessfull protests.
Tomorrow saturday 18th of march 2006 there will be a very big protest
throughout France to have the neo-conservative government of mr chirac
and villepin cancel the modifications they passed, without debate in
the assembly, to our work code.
These modifications intend to create a new working contract called the
CPE (that means 1st employment contract) which is going to allow
companies to fire employees without any justifications WHATSOEVER. It
is, for now, aimed at the 15-25 years-old category which the
government knows is so nihilistic that most won't even take position
against them being fired.
Just as in november they used old laws to "speed" (read : bypass) the
(of course pseudo) democratic process in order to pass laws that
comply with their capitalistic allies and vision of the new world
We had massive riots this autumn, which weren't manipulated or
controlled by anything (this needs to be known; the french
intelligence services themselves said it wasnt religious nor mafia but
a population fed up with their lives) except the desire for giving
back the violence poor people in the suburbs face everyday with the
police, the workplace and the society in general.
France is no heaven ; Paris may be nice to spend a few days in but
it's a hard place to live in because we've got too much envy and too
many people surrounding it, all wanting the supposed parisian golden
life of before.
We anarchists are trying to broaden the struggle which is being
diverted to reformism by sold out student unions (UNEF mainly which is
the youth branch of the "socialist" /yeah right!/ french party) and to
some extent autonomization has increased a lot in a month.
As of march 16th about 3/4 of the 80+ french faculties are on strike,
high schools in Paris, Rouen, Caen, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux,
Limoges and many more are also joining the fac students.
Strikes are decided by assembly voting and propositions for the strike
usually amount to 3 to 1 for. We managed to unify the movement to
some extent with immigration rights groups who will also be victims of
this piece of crap, just as will the unemployed and the poorly
educated. The worker's union, just as in 68, are scared by the
autonomization of the various movements but according to many polls
65+% of the population wants the text cancelled.We hope that union
members BY THEMSELVES will help the movement with logistics and their
experience because the union directions will not declare general
strikes for the youth.
We have also rediscovered the joys of fascism, for about a week now
between 50 to 100 extreme right (UNI-RED-FNJ : Uni is a rightwing
student union, RED is very badly named ;-) because its a
racist/homophobic union and FNJ is the youth section of the Front
National ie the pigs) activists have been patrolling the small streets
of the Latin Quarter, more or less ignored by the cops, with bats and
helmets, beating all anti-cpe people they cross. Needless to say we
beat them up badly but they are quite motivated and scare the first
For a week now more and more people are fed up of union leaders
calling them to protest from 2 to 5 and then thanking them for coming
and telling them to go home, that it was a good protest. We do not
want negociations concerning this CPE we want its total retrieval.
Thursday more than a thousand people bypassed the union's call and
carried on protesting, attacking police and trying to infilter the
fortified Sorbonne faculty to regain control after we were ousted at
4am 8 days ago, long after the collaborating union leaders had gotten
home and had their nice little tea, satisfied that their union's logo
would be shown on all tv channels ; those people are what we call here
socio-traitors, just like the communist, green, socialist and
revolutionnary parties (PC, Les Verts, PS, LCR) and the workers unions
directing bodies (CGT, CFDT, CFTC mainly).
We know that many smaller europeans countries's politics are aligned
on those of the big three euro-states and that is why you must
understand that we are trying our best to let people know that we need
to internationnalize our struggle against global State oppression and
For now it is difficult to find ways to broaden our revendications
because most students innocently think that it is just the CPE which
is the problem.
Anyone who went to Genoa, Seattle or Geneva knows that a mere work
contract is in reality nothing compared to the oppression of the World
Bank, IMF and all those fucking Bilderberg/SkullsnBones/whatever
elitist societies which plannify the coming of their all seeing all
hearing New Order powered by constant oppression meant to wear
combativity down and technological superioty/elitism.
We know we're not alone, we want you to know you're not either.
Tomorrow we will be dedicating the fights of the day to all the
freedom loving people of the world who face 20x more harder repression
and living conditions than we do, people in the US, elsewhere in
Europe, the peasants, students, women, children who fight everyday in
China, Korea, Asia, South America, Africa, Iran, Irak, ALL the people
who fight against religious, economical and political obscurantism,
oppression and tyranny.
May, with the help of everyone, freedom and justice reign!
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