Direct action and resolution of
THE INTERNATIONAL
Workers of the World
The anarchosyndicalist trade union, workers' confederation and section of the Anarchist International

 

 


CONTENTS:

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD

IWW's international direct action 'Towards anarchy in France' and the situation in France

Ad the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10, 06 & 23.11 & 15.12.2010 and more: Join in the international world wide solidarity direct action!!! See the report of 19.10.2010

Action directe en France, Toulouse 13...01.2011 - Campement autogéré anti-LOPPSI, sans violence et sans drogue -
Direct action in France, Toulouse - Selfadministered anti-LOPPSI camp, without violence and drugs 13...01.2011 and more!!!
LOPPSI is Big Brother security laws. See the report of 10.01.2011!

International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers 28.04.2011! Joint IWW, ITUC, AIT/IWA resolutions. Gathering in Bordeaux arranged by IWW's French fellows CNT/AIT.

The struggle continues - Stop the ochlarchy - Updated!

IWW protest against Toronto G20: The policy of a) the uninformed of real economics and b) bureaucracy economics


ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD

This is the official web-page of the International Workers of the World, IWW/AI - affiliated to the IFA - L'Internationale des Fédérations Anarchistes - The International of the Federations of Anarchists - The International of Anarchist Federations (IAF) and the Anarchist International (AI). For the history of IWW/AI in general, see link to the history of IFA/IAF/AI, at "Links" below. The Confederation consists of anarchosyndicalists in the Anarchist Federations of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Finland, and in several other countries of the Anarchist International broadly defined, from Iceland to the New Artisan and Workers' Union in Mauritius (click on: NAWU ), etc. i.e. world wide.

This section of the Anarchist International was founded/reorganized at the The First Nordic Anarchist Congress 15-17 october 1982 in Oslo, and further developed at later congresses, and it is rooted back to the in Geneva 1866 founded 1st International's i.e. the IWMA - International Workingmen's Association's conference at Saint-Imier, in The Swiss Confederation, 15-16.09.1872. At this conference it was decided an anarchist resolution denouncing all forms of political power, i.e. political/administrative and economically broadly defined. Also a solidarity and fellowship pact was decided upon by the delegates. The resolution put forward by Michael Bakunin 16.09.1872, under the title "The political action of the proletariate", at the Saint-Imier congress, should not be forgotten. The Anarchist International had meetings several times during the years passing by, first within the framework of the IWMA 1872-77, later related to other international anarchist congresses.

Bakunin's famous word of wisdom: "Liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality", is still valid. Another important event in the international anarchist and labor movement's history is the "Haymarket affair" related to the Chicago anarchists in 1886, the backround and origin of May Day as the international workers' day, see May day .

The Anarchist International (IFA) was reorganized at a congress in Carrara (Italy) 31/8-5/9 1968. The purpose of the congress was, among other things, to create a world wide anarchist organization as an alternative to "Cohn Bendit et autres gauchistes", also called "the children of Marx". Anarchists were tired of people presenting basically marxist or marxian ideas as anarchism. In the following years, several congresses were organized, see the History of the Anarchist International IFA/AI .

The anarchosyndicalist branch was as indicated above officially confirmed as a section of the Anarchist International at the IFA-congress in Oslo 1982, deciding a.o.t. the following: "El principal tema de este congreso ha sido la cooperación anarquista nórdica. El acuerdo se ha hecho sobre la aceptación de una cooperación muy ampllia. La cooperación ideológica [i.e. political] económica y cultural ha sido enfocada sobre los ountos siguientes: la acción de los anarquistas en los sindicatos, el movimiento colectivista, cooperativista, el movimiento ecologista, feminista, el apoyo a los jovenes..." This is a.o.t. documented in the Bulletin C.R.I.F.A. no 42 novembre 1982 p. 4. , plus Folkebladet No 4/1983 and IFA-Solidaritet No 8/1983. The Anarchist Manifesto ISBN 82-90468-09-1 of the Northern sections of IFA published in 1983, confirms the branch of "anarko-syndikalister (fagbevegelse), i.e. anarcho-syndicalists (labor confederation/movement)" within the general program.

The anarchosyndicalist section was later expanded universally when the Anarchist International world wide was officially confirmed at the International Anarchist Congress in Oslo medio December 1998 and later.

In 1997 the term Anarchist International (AI) was officially introduced, although mentioned several times before, say, in International Journal of Anarchism, IJ@ no 10/26 (15) in 1985. The constitution of the Anarchist International AI was as mentioned officially confirmed on the International Anarchist Congress, i.e. the 5th Anarchist Biennial, arranged by the NAC/IFA/AI in Oslo medio December 1998. The AI is a broader organization and network than the IFA anarchist federations of some countries in the South and North, see the Anarchist International .

The International Journal of Anarchism, IJ@, is the only officially mandated and publicly registered organ of the Anarchist International AI-IFA-IAF, the IWW/AI included. There are sections/federations for support work, community action, research and different tendencies of anarchism broadly defined, among them as mentioned the anarchosyndicalist section International Workers of the World - IWW/AI.

The IWW/AI, i.e. the Anarchist International-WW must not be mixed up with the Industrial-WW, founded in 1905 in the USA. The Industrial-WW is mainly a leftist marxist/marxian* organization, neither anarchist, libertarian nor anarchosyndicalist, i.e. outside the anarchist quadrant on the Economical Political map, see System theory and economic-political map .

The IWW/AI forms a junction between the Anarchist International in general, and the general syndicalist and trade unions world wide.

The network of the IWW/AI broadly defined is usually just called the INTERNATIONAL.

IWW/AI promotes anarchosyndicalism, anarchism; decentralism, free contracts, federalism and real democracy etc. as opposed to statism, centralism, slave-contracts and other authoritarian tendencies in the unions and generally, see the Oslo Convention and www.anarchy.no all around.

Especially IWW/AI works for 1. Citizen remuneration above the powerty line. 2. A significant higher minimal salary - it must pay to work! The purpose of this is to do away with relative slave-contracts in the different countries, i.e. "wage slavery". Furthermore IWW/AI is for 3. unconditional support to free research from the people's perspective as opposed to the national or authorities' perspective, based on the non-dogmatic, non-dialectical, scientifical method suggested in Peter Kropotkin's "Modern Science and anarchism" (1903-13), i.e. the hypothetical deductive method. Thus, also the left-Hegelian dialectical ideas of, say, Bakunin and Max Stirner, and later Daniel Guerin, Sam Dolgoff and Murray Bookchin, must principally be rejected as pseudoscience, similar to Marx and his followers' ideology. Also central theorems in marxist economics are not compatible with the hypothetical deductive method, and thus are pseudoscience.

IWW/AI works against 4. party political and state-socialist rule of unions, and 5. support to political parties from the budgets of the unions. The main strategy of IWW is direct action .

This is the general program of IWW/AI. There are however also some other cases that may be mentioned:

IWW/AI is also against the "all workers - one big union" strategy of the Industrial-WW and others, that reminds us of the Soviet Union; and their intrigues, lies and smearstories related to Jamal Hannah & co at jah@iww.org against the Anarchist International and its sections, similar to Marx's intrigues etc. against Bakunin in the First International. There is not so much new under the sun! Nobody should link up to this student commie type joke of an "industrial union" nor take it seriously. Boycott "Industrial-WW" in America!

There are also other marxist groups and fascists/neonazis posing as "anarchosyndicalists", "anarchobolsheviks", "anarchonationalists", "revolutionary syndicalists" etc., see the The International Anarchist Tribunal - The Anarchist Press Tribunal - International Branch and Nordic Branch for an update. Say, in Sweden 1999 a real anarchosyndicalist Björn Söderberg of SAC was killed by two nazis, after trying to stop the fascist infiltration in a union-club. 23.10.1999 about 20-40000 persons all over Sweden demonstrated against fascism and to honor the memory of the brave syndicalist.

At the Anarchist Conference in Stockholm, arranged by the Nordic IFA secretariate and the Swedish section of the Anarchist International, in 1983, neonazi skinheads tried to infiltrate the movement, but strong measures were taken to stop these dangerous intruders. These efforts of the Anarchist International were however a good investment.... Our fellows at SAC have, as mentioned, been less successful dealing with this problem. And the anarchists of course remember well that communists killed a lot of anarchists in the Spanish revolution 1936-39, as well a more recent ochlarchical repression of libertarians by marxists, say, at May Day demonstrations.

The IWW/AI calls on all anarchists, anarchosyndicalists included, to be on the alert against authoritarian infiltration: Fascists, nazists, trotskyites, lubbeists, red brigades, etc. - and ochlarchists (ochlarchy = mob rule broadly defined). A stitch in time saves nine - better look before you leap, i.e. organizations ruined, persons being wounded or be killed:

"The fight against fascism begins with the fight against bolshevism"
- Otto Rühle -

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http://www.anarchy.no/iwwai.html


Click on Links to see some federations related to the IWW/AI network broadly defined, i.e. organizations with significant factions of anarchosyndicalists. There are however more!
There are no unions without anarchists, click on:
International Workers of the World in Global Unions


IWW's international direct action 'Towards anarchy in France' and the situation in France

Ad the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10, 06 & 23.11 & 15.12.2010 and more: Join in the international world wide solidarity direct action!!! See the report of 19.10.2010

Action directe en France, Toulouse 13...01.2011 - Campement autogéré anti-LOPPSI, sans violence et sans drogue -
Direct action in France, Toulouse - Selfadministered anti-LOPPSI camp, without violence and drugs 13...01.2011!!!
LOPPSI is Big Brother security laws. See the report of 10.01.2011!

International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers 28.04.2011! Joint IWW, ITUC, AIT/IWA resolutions. Gathering in Bordeaux arranged by IWW's French fellows CNT/AIT.

The struggle continues - Stop the ochlarchy - Updated!

Introduction about anarchism and anarchy and the situation in France

Anarchy and anarchism vs State, briefly defined

Anarchy and anarchism mean "system and management without ruler(s), i.e. co-operation without repression, tyranny and slavery". In short an-arch-y = (an = without - arch = ruler(s)) - y = system and management, as, say, in monarch-y. Anarchists are for and contribute to anarchy and anarchism world wide. One of the main tasks of anarchists is the fight against ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined). To mix up opposites as a) anarchy and ochlarchy and b) anarchists with ochlarchists/ochlarchs, as outdated dictionaries, newsmedia and mislead youths often do, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. It should be stopped and anarchists make resolutions with free, libertarian criticism of this authoritarian tendency, and also contribute to other direct actions against ochlarchy, guards at demonstrations, etc.

Anarchists are not only against ochlarchy, but also monarchy, oligarchy, polyarchy, plutarchy, matriarchy, patriarchy, hierarchy, etc, i.e. in real terms, economic and/or political/administrative. Anarchists mean all forms of archies should be done away with, practically toward ideally. Anarchy and anarchism are coordination on equal footing, without superiors and subordinates, i.e. horizontal organization and co-operation without coercion. This means practically or ideally, i.e. ordinary vs perfect horizontal organization respectively. Thus, anarchy and anarchism mean real democracy, economical and political/administrative, in private and public sector.

Briefly defined State/archy in a broad societal meaning is systems with significantly large rank and/or income differences and inefficient, i.e. significantly vertically organized. Anarchies are systems with significantly small rank and income differences, plus efficiency, i.e. significantly horizontally organized.

Thus, if the system works significantly more from the bottom, grassroots - the people, and upwards, than from the top downwards, to the bottom, it is anarchism and anarchy. The grassroots - the people - is here defined as a class as opposed to the superiors economical and/or political/administrative, i.e. in income/remuneration and/or political/administrative rank. And thus anarchy and anarchism may happen just 1. a brief moment - a glimpse of anarchy, 2. in the short term, 3. medium term and 4. in the long term.

The fundamental parameters of a system, the coordinates on the economic-political map, are usually estimated as average, rather long term structural estimates, including the libertarian degree (= 100% - the authoritarian degree). Around the long term average structural estimates, there may be medium or short term dips or the opposite, a hike, without changing the fundamental rather long term average parameters. Just a brief moment - a glimpse of anarchy, will of course in itself not change the long term structural average coordinates. There may however of course also be shift in the rather long term average structural estimates. A significant change of a systems coordinates is a revolution or a revolutionary change, and this may be short lived or a lasting change of a system's coordinates on the economic-political map.

State/archy, seen as a societal concept, may be a form of marxism, populism/fascism or liberalism, see the economic-political map below, with the four main quadrants and the 16 sectors for different subsystems. Capitalism is economical plutarchy.

The situation in France in international perspective and IWW's direct action 'Towards anarchy in France'

The rather long term structural average estimates of the coordinates on the economic-political map for the 25 most libertarian countries in the world, including France - ranked as no 20, are found in the table below:

THE 25 HIGHEST RANKING COUNTRIES ACCORDING TO LIBERTARIAN DEGREE ETC.
SYSTEM ANALYSIS

Countries:

Rank of country according to libertarian degree, and type of system

Libertarian degree and (authoritarian degree) %

Degree of socialism
and (capitalism) %

Degree of autonomy and
(statism) %

Gini-index

Norway

1 Anarchy

54,0 (46,0)

55,0 (45.0)

53,2 (46,8)

25,8

Switzerland

2 Anarchy

53,0 (47,0)

51,0 (49,0)

55,1 (44,9)

33,1

Iceland

3 Anarchy

52,0 (48,0)

54,0 (46,0)

50,1 (49,9)

25,0 (est.)

Liechtenstein

4 Soc.dem.

49,5 (50,5)

51,4 (48,6)

47,7 (52,3)

32,0 (est.)

Luxembourg

5 Soc.dem.

49,2 (50,8)

52,1 (47,9)

46,5 (53,5)

30,8

Denmark

6 Soc.dem.

48,8 (51,2)

55,3 (44,7)

43,0 (57,0)

24,7

Japan

7 Soc.dem.

48,5 (51,5)

55,2 (44,8)

42,6 (57,4)

24,9

Belgium

8 Soc.dem.

48,2 (51,8)

54,0 (46,0)

43,0 (57,0)

25,0

Finland

9 Soc.dem.

47,9 (52,1)

53,8 (46,2)

42,6 (57,4)

26,9

Sweden

10 Soc.dem.

47,5 (52,5)

54,0 (46,0)

41,7 (58,3)

25,0

Netherlands

11 Soc.dem.

47,2 (52,8)

52,0 (48,0)

42,8 (57,2)

30,9

Canada

12 Soc.dem.

46,8 (53,2)

50,9 (49,1)

43,0 (57,0)

33,1

Austria

13 Soc.dem.

46,5 (53,5)

52,1 (47,9)

41,4 (58,6)

30,0

Ireland

14 Populist

46,2 (53,8)

45,0 (55,0)

47,4 (52,6)

35,9

Germany

15 Soc.dem.

45,9 (54,1)

53,0 (47,0)

39,6 (60,4)

28,3

Spain

16 Soc.dem.

45,5 (54,5)

51,5 (48,5)

40,1 (59,9)

32,5

Australia

17 Populist

45,0 (55,0)

48,0 (52,0)

42,2 (57,8)

35,2

United King.

18 Populist

44,5 (55,5)

44,7 (55,3)

44,3 (55,7)

36.0

New Zealand

19 Populist

44,0 (56,0)

44,6 (55,4)

42,4 (57,6)

36,2

France

20 Soc.dem.

43,5 (56,5)

51,4 (48,6)

36,6 (63,4)

32,7

Italy

21 Populist

43,0 (57,0)

44,7 (55,3)

41,3 (58,7)

36,0

USA

22 Cons. lib.

42,5 (57,5)

24,5 (75,5)

69,8 (30,2)

40,8

Israel

23 Populist

42,3 (57,7)

47,8 (52,2)

37,3 (62,7)

35,5

Hong Kong

24 Cons. lib.

42,1 ( 57,9)

22,1 (77,9)

74,8 (25,2)

43,4

Greece

25 Populist

42,0 (58,0)

47,9 (52,1)

36,6 (63,4)

35,4

The estimates are approximately figures. © IIFOR/IJA ISSN 0800 – 0220 2007 and later.
Anarchy = here social-individualist anarchism; Soc. dem. = social democrat marxism; Populist = here moderate parliamentarian democratic fascism; Cons. lib. = Conservative liberalism. See economic-political map above. Ranking of countries according to libertarian degree, estimates of the libertarian degree in general, and information on methodology, see Ranking and System theory - chapter V.B.. We have used " , ", the European standard instead of American/UK standard, i.e. " . " as decimal separator. The term "ca" is an abbreviation for the latin circa, which means about or approximately.

The economic-political map:

 

*) The stars indicate the position of the Norwegian economical-political system after the revolutionary change in 1994/95.
Read more about the anarchist velvet revolutionary change in 1994/95 and the development afterwards at the History of Norway and the Anarchy and IJA 1994-96  

Say, the system in Norway had a revolutionary change in 1994/95 from an authoritarian marxist social-democratic system at ca 49,4% libertarian degree (state), to ca 53% libertarian/anarchist degree (anarchy), and the anarchy degree has later increased to ca 54% (2010 est.)

The system in France, seen all in all - private and public sector, and seen in international perspective, is a social-democratic, right marxist, system with ca 43,5% libertarian degree, regarding the long term structural estimates of the coordinates of the map. Shifting cabinets and presidents among the French major parties are usually indicating just marginal left and right movements of the system seen all in all. However during the present economic depression, there is a relatively strong tendency of unenlightened plutarchy and economical plutarchy in general, i.e. capitalism, in France. This is indicating a temporary dip in the libertarian degree, and a movement downwards and to the right on the economic-political map. It may even be possible that the increase in the degree of capitalism has moved the system temporarily into the populist sector of the fascist quadrant of the map.

When the economic depression is over, the system however will most likely move towards the coordinates indicated in the table above. The temporary dip in the libertarian degree is so far statistically an x = unknown. However a) the ongoing industrial direct actions in France, the demonstrations by anarchists and others, including IWW's international direct action 'Towards anarchy in France' launched 16.10.2010, may b) make this movement quicker, and even go further. By "Towards anarchy in France" IWW means:

a) a movement of the French system in libertarian direction, reducing the system's distance from the top of the map and moving it closer to the anarchist quadrant, i.e. the social-individualist sector - towards anarchy. It is however not very likely that the system will be moved all the way and reaches anarchy (at least 50% anarchy/libertarian degree) in 2010, i.e. more than 50% - (43,5% - x) = (6,5 + x) % increase in libertarian degree, but the system may be set on the road towards anarchy.

b) Remember, if the system works significantly more from the bottom, grassroots - the people, and upwards, than from the top downwards, to the bottom, it is anarchism and anarchy. In 2010 anarchy and anarchism may happen in France just as 1. a brief moment - a glimpse of anarchy, if the the unpopular pension reform plans are stopped. But of course such a glimpse, a brief moment of anarchy, will not change the long term structural estimates of the coordinates of the map significantly, but it may help to put France on a road towards anarchy measured as average rather long term coordinates.

The fight for both a) and b) is going to be hard, and it should of course be without ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined), i.e. be via direct actions, included mass actions, and via elections, within the framework of and/or compatible with real democracy.

NB! First the action "Towards anarchy in France" was limited to 2010, the action was titled "Towards anarchy in France 2010", but 19.11.2010 this time limit was dropped, as it is clear more time is needed to get significant results. This resolution and the reports below are updated accordingly.

PS. 25.12.2010. So far no glimps of anarchy, see b) or a movement of the French system in libertarian direction regarding the system's coordinates, see a), has happened. There have however been significant protests where a.o.t. millions took to the streets, but it is clear more time is needed to get significant results. The campaign"Towards anarchy in France" continues via direct actions, included mass actions, and via elections, within the framework of and/or compatible with real democracy. In the longer run both glimpses of anarchy, see b) and a movement of the French system in libertarian direction, see a) may happen. The significant protests where a.o.t. millions took to the streets may indicate that the French system may be set on the road towards anarchy - in the long run. The significant protests where a.o.t. millions took to the streets indicate that the French people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, may have jumped on "the bicycles of change", but the bicycles have not yet started to roll on the road towards anarchy in France, an economical-political "Tour de France" where anarchy is the aim. And there are of course obstacles, a.o.t. the Sarko-regime has managed to "sabotage the bicycles" so far. The anarchists, however, work to get the race started...

Updated news - latest updates at the bottom of this resolution

News and direct actions in France 01.10.2010 - 11.10.2010

Disruption in France during day of strike action 12.03.2010. There has been widespread disruption in France today due to a series of strikes organized by trade unions. In Paris, hundreds of nurses and hospital employees gathered outside the outside their health authority headquarters, which had been occupied by dozens of demonstrators overnight. They want an end to the organization's restructuring plans and projected job cuts. Riot police were brought in to calm the crowd. Some secondary school teachers also decided to spend the night in their classrooms, in protest over the government's education reforms. They want an end to job losses and better training for teachers. Eight trade unions called for the action, angry at the way the government is managing the education system.

But the action is really making itself felt in the Mediterranean city of Marseille, where rubbish collectors have already been on strike for a week. Eight thousand tonnes of rubbish are produced in Marseille every day, the saving grace being that the weather here is still relatively cold. "We are walking around the rubbish but there are rats everywhere. Rats on the streets, that means a great reputation for Marseille." said one householder. Rubbish collectors here are employed by a private company, and are demanding guarantees from management over job security. One-day rubbish collection strikes were also held in several other major French cities, by workers angry over pay rises and changes in the retirement age.

27.04.2010. Thousands of French farmers are protesting in Paris to call for more financial aid to help them through the economic downturn. Falling prices and rising costs mean many are struggling to make ends meet. They want President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene as they say they could go out of business. Yet direct aid looks unlikely. The French public deficit currently stands at a record 7.5 percent, twice the amount allowed under EU rules. Paris is already the biggest beneficiary of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy. France currently swallows up 20 percent of the bloc's 40-billion-euro farming subsidies. The French government has offered tax breaks and interest-free loans to the farmers but that has failed to quell the discontent.

24.06.2010. France strike over pension age reform. Public sector workers in France are staging a series of strikes, affecting transport and disrupting schools across the country. Trade unions have called the strikes over government plans to reform the pensions system and raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Strike organizers say they have 200 rallies planned and are hoping for at least one million protesters, although they have said that figure might be higher.

07.09.2010. General strike in France. French strikers disrupted trains and planes, hospitals and mail delivery Tuesday amid massive street protests over plans to raise the retirement age. Across the English Channel, London subway workers unhappy with staff cuts walked off the job. The protests look like the prelude to a season of strikes in Europe, from Spain to the Czech Republic, as heavily indebted governments cut costs and chip away at some cherished but costly benefits that underpin the European good life - a scaling-back process that has gained urgency with Greece's euro110 billion ($140 billion) bailout. In France, where people poured into the streets in 220 cities, setting off flares and beating drums, a banner in the southern port city of Marseille called for Europe-wide solidarity: "Let's Refuse Austerity Plans!" The Interior Ministry said more than 1.1 million people demonstrated throughout France, while the CFDT union put the number at 2.5 million. IWW supports the strikes.

Mass protest in France. IWW's international direct action 'Towards anarchy in France'. French anarchists, CNT and the Anarchist Federation participated, also shown on international TV.

12.10.2010. General strike in France. Angry marches by French workers against later retirement have grown, shutting down public services across the country, by some accounts even more than the last time a national strike was called, less than three weeks ago. Union organizers in other sectors have warned that the latest strikes could be prolonged. Both the Assemblée Nationale parliament and the Senate, however, have approved raising the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62, and raising eligibility for a full pension from 65 to 67. Many Parisians determined to make it to work did so under their own steam. While bus and tram services in the capital were almost normal, Paris commuter and urban rail transport reported higher strike participation than in September. Strikes were called at refineries and for state gas and electricity, so some companies and public buildings could face targeted power cuts. The unions of the national carrier Air France called a 24-hour work halt, and were considering extending that. Also students participated in the strike. The anarchosyndicalist French labor confederation CNT participated in the strike and demonstrations, and their black and red anarchist flags/banners and their angry anarchist cat were shown on TV even as far as in the Anarchy of Norway by the NRK-Dagsrevyen. IWW supports the strike, and also see it as a part of the general fight against the unenlightened plutarchy world wide.

16.10.2010. France: the strikes and demonstrations go on. IWW has launched an international direct action - 'Towards anarchy in France'. France has yet another day of strikes after almost a week of disruption and protests aimed at derailing unpopular pension reform plans. Air France has been forced to cancel some flights from Paris after runway technicians at Orly airport downed tools. Oil refinery workers have shut down a fuel pipeline supplying the French capital. Transport ministry officials say Charles de Gaulle airport could run-out of fuel within days. Police have dispersed blockades at fuel depots in the south of the country. All of France's 12 refineries have shut down or reduced operations because of the strikes. Crude imports have been blocked at the major ports of Le Havre, Marseille and near Nantes. In Marseille rubbish has been piling-up in the narrow streets with refuse workers refusing to make their collections.

Heaps of waste are proving to be both health and fire hazards as youths turn them into bonfires. The IWW's French fellows are active on the street. The anarchosyndicalist French labor confederation CNT, participates actively in the demonstrations, and their black and red anarchist flags were shown on Euronews TV and France24 TV International. The French Anarchist Federation also participated and their black banners with slogans and the @-sign were shown on France24 TV International. More demonstrations are planned for Tuesday 19.10.2010. IWW has launched an international direct action against the unpopular pension reform plans in France, called 'Towards anarchy in France'. The IWW's direct action is also a part of the general fight against the unenlightened plutarchy world wide.

17.10.2010. Call for referendum! And more! Ad ochlarchy in France. No anarchists participated in the ochlarchy. Brown Cards from IAT-APT to the liars the French Police & BBC and to ochlarchist anti-capitalist youths, i.e. marxists.

BBC/Web - 16.10.2010 about 23.30 GMT reported: "A group of what the police described as anarchists operated on the fringes of the main demonstration, says the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris. As the protest drew to a close, they began [with ochlarchy - i.e. mob rule broadly defined...] ransacking café terraces, breaking windows and setting fire to bins. Some of them briefly occupied the Opera House at Bastille. The clashes did not last long, but they are a reminder to the government and unions of how quickly things can get out of hand, our correspondent says." The IAT-APT - The International Anarchist Tribunal - The Anarchist Press Tribunal - International Branch, hands out Brown Cards to the a) anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, plus b) ochlarchist, i.e. authoritarian, c) youths. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and the Brown Cards to the youths also mean they are expulsed (if they ever claimed to be anarchists) from the anarchist movement, according to the Oslo Convention. These ochlarchist youths are thus not anarchists, but marxists.

The French Police, BBC and BBC's Hugh Schofield also get Brown Cards for the lies that the ochlarchist marxists were anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists/ochlarchs, as BBC and the French Police do, is equally authoritarian, i.e. politically brown, as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak, and deserves Brown Cards.

In fact, no anarchists participated in the ochlarchy. To falsely put the blame of the ochlarchy on anarchists is horrible and can get mislead kids, including copycats, from all over Europe to go to France and falsely pose as 'anarchists', in the false meaning of ochlarchists, and do ochlarchy... [Or do the same locally, all over Europe and perhaps more...] The French police, with their lies in this connection, are not only Big Brother authoritarian, but also quite dangerous! The French police may very well get more ochlarchy, falsely and wrongly called 'anarchy', than they expect! ... and want??? And the international and domestic media have a responsibilty to report objectively and fairly about a) the situation and b) the opposites: ochlarchists vs anarchists and ochlarchy vs anarchy! See also the resolution IWW protest against G20:... below for more information, and a similar case.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a make-or-break week for his unpopular pension reform as rail and refinery workers, truck drivers and street marchers, anarchists and others - domestic and international, ramp up pressure to scrap it before a crucial Senate vote. Unions are betting the next in a series of street protests since the summer will have more clout if combined with fuel shortages, canceled trains and trucker disruption on roads. Truck drivers - the big guns of French protests because of their ability to block off major highways and disrupt the transport of vital goods like food - will start to block roads from Sunday evening, a union spokesman said.

Spokespersons of France's powerful unions and IWW say they will not give up until the government drops the bill and invites the main domestic unions to the table to have their say in a pension overhaul. There is toughening of resolve. The direct actions will go till the end. Most of France's fuel depots, which are mainly outside refineries, have a couple of weeks' supply, but depots in southwestern France are already depleted because a three-week unrelated strike at a major oil port near Marseille has hit supplies of crude into refineries in the area. Tuesday 19.10.2010 is the big direct action day. Unions also plan to meet on Thursday, a day after the Senate's final vote, to discuss further action. If the Senate votes in favor, the bill would go to the president for his signature, possibly as early as Friday. The anarchists including IWW say to the Senate: Vote NO Wednesday!!! And if the Senate votes Yes: Sarkozy! Don't sign!!! And if he signs, and in general: We call for a referendum about the pension 'reform'.

And we call for more anarchist economics, as outlined in the resolution IWW protest against G20: The policy of a) the uninformed of real economics and b) bureaucracy economics below, to do away with the unenlightened plutarchy in France and world wide. The IWW did a world wide direct action Sunday afteroon directed at anarchists and syndicalists etc., and international newsmedia and mandated persons.

18.10.2010. Truck drivers join French pension protests. Forecourts are running dry despite the prime minister saying there is enough fuel in the system. French truck drivers are the latest group of workers to join the strike movement against government plans to reform the state pension system. They have staged several overnight protests, including a go-slow on motorways near Lille, Paris and Lyon. More than 1,000 supermarket petrol stations have run out of fuel, their industry association has said. A general strike is scheduled for Tuesday. More go-slow protests by truck drivers are planned during the rest of the day. There have been further blockades of fuel depots in western and southern France, and petrol stations are running out of fuel. "At least 1,500 stations that have run out of at least one fuel product or are totally dry," an industry representative has said. About 4,500 of France's 12,500 petrol stations are attached to shopping centres, and supply 60% of the fuel used by French motorists.

Oil company Exxon Mobil has described the situation as "critical". "Twenty to 25% of our distribution capacity is either stopped or in trouble," said Alexandre de Benoist, a senior official with the Union of Independent Petroleum Importers, which represents the sector. The situation in some regions, like Brittany and western France, was "very worrying" because fuel distribution stations were either on strike or blockaded by strikers from other sites, he added. Workers at France's 12 oil refineries remain on strike for the seventh day on Monday, unions officials have said. In other developments:

The government remains firm in face of the protests. "I won't let the French economy suffer from a supply blockage," Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Sunday. "The right to strike isn't the right to stop access to a fuel depot. That's an illegal action," he said on French television. Several government ministers have said the country was not at risk of fuel shortages. "The government is in control," Industry Minister Christian Estrosi told French radio on Monday. "There will be no blockade for companies, no blockade for transport and no blockade for road users." France has a strategic fuel reserve which holds up to three months of supplies, the government says. President Nicolas Sarkozy has called a crisis cabinet to protect supplies. He also told reporters that the reforms were "essential" and would be carried out.

As mentioned, there were already demonstrations outside 261 schools on Monday, which the education ministry said had been blockaded. In the western suburb of Nanterre in Paris, dozens of students clashed with riot police who fired rubber bullets. Shop windows were reported broken in the Saint-Denis suburb, where education officials said more than half the areas secondary schools had been blockaded. In Lyon, several cars were burned and one teacher whose car was badly damaged by fire complained: "They want to fight [against the pension reform]. OK, but they have to understand the meaning of what they are doing".

The IWW and anarchists in general condemn the ochlarchy, and urge everybody involved in this struggle to listen to (click on:) the IWW's Anthem Of 'Towards Anarchy In France', and follow the message and meaning about how to fight in this song, i.e. in short: "Anarcho-Punk-Out!!! No-To-Ochlarchy!!!" The IWW and anarchists in general also strongly condemn the French riot police's use of rubber bullets, and the hard-handed police ochlarchy in general. This indicates that the societal system of France may have left the right social-democrat sector of the marxist quadrant of the economic-political map and has entered the populist sector in the fascist quadrant of the map!!!

Public support in France. According to the latest opinion polls, more than 70% of French people continue to support strike action. Rail unions have called for new transport strikes to start on Tuesday, including the Eurotunnel services between France and England. On Saturday, a fifth day of protests brought 825,000 people on to the streets, police said, although unions put the figure at 2.5 million to three million. The pension reforms have already been approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament. The upper house, the Senate, has endorsed the key articles on raising the retirement age, and is due to vote on the full text on Wednesday. IWW continues the international direct action - 'Towards anarchy in France'... !!!

Nicolas Sarkozy says France can't afford to pay the pensions agreed upon. This is a lie. IWW and anarchists in general say: Tax the bureaucracy [including the economical plutarchists - the capitalists] broadly defined in private and public sector, i.e. the superiors in rank and/or income - more, and give the money to pensions for the grassroots = the people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, the bureaucracy!

19.10.2010. Ad the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10, 06 & 23.11& 15.12.2010 and more: Join in the international world wide solidarity direct action!!! IWW continues the international "Towards anarchy in France" direct action with a special world wide solidarity campaign and calls on all a) anarchists & syndicalists and b) the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income in general, c) grassroots-organizations, d) labor confederations, as well as e) mandated persons and f) the international newsmedia - to join in the struggle as they see fit!!!!!! By the way, the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy has official Web-e-mail address at: webmestre@elysee.fr. May be he will 'like' to hear your opinion.... Be matter of fact - no ochlarchy! Don't spam!

If you don't have other ideas, you can just click on webmestre@elysee.fr and copy and paste in the phrase " Towards anarchy in France! " or " No to the pension reform! ", or preferably both, also in the header, and then send the e-mail to Sarkozy. All organizations, groups and individuals are welcome to join in...

The whole network of the Anarchist International, i.e. more than 50 000 anarchists, has signed up for IWW's international world wide solidarity action, in e-mails sent to Sarkozy etc., see (click on:) Solidarity action. NB! Updated...

New France shutdown on sixth day of pension protests. France is enduring a sixth national day of strikes and protests over plans to reform the country's pension system. Protests are planned in more than 200 towns and cities. The government's pension reform plans are widely unpopular with the public. Protests on Monday turned violent in some areas. As mentioned the IWW and anarchists in general condemn the ochlarchy, see the report of 18.10.2010. Left-leaning senators have submitted hundreds amendments in an attempt to delay the vote. The bill was initially expected to be passed on Wednesday, but some reports say the debate could last until the weekend. In Paris, marchers will set off from the Place d'Italie at about 13.30 local time (11.30 GMT). A high turnout is expected following the success of the last weekday protest.

Renewed strikes and an ongoing week-long blockade of France's 12 oil refineries are expected to hit transport networks as well as private fuel supplies. Half of flights in and out of Paris's Orly airport have been cancelled and 30% of flights at other airports have been affected. Train operator SNCF said it expected 60% of trains to run on Tuesday, the Le Monde newspaper reported, with Metro and local trains around Paris also expected to keep some services running. One in four supermarket petrol stations are said to have run dry or are on the verge of closing. Later, with all 12 French oil refineries shut down by strikes, Sarkozy said the cabinet would draw up a plan to stop France grinding to a standstill. The government tapped on emergency reserves to offset the growing fuel shortage...

French fuel and heating federation FF3C said the "extremely worrying" situation "should definitely be called a shortage," while the International Energy Agency said France has "sufficient stocks" to deal with the situation. Prime Minister Francois Fillon said a third of departments or local administrations were experiencing fuel shortages. Fillon said that the government's fuel resupply programme would see the situation restored to normal in four or five days' time. The head of the national road haulage association, Jean-Paul Deneuville, told AFP that "the end of the week is going to be very difficult" with many transport companies unable to work because of the fuel shortages. While the Paris metro is running almost normally, people in rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to get to work, the CPME association of small and medium businesses said.

Despite the disruption, one opinion poll on Monday suggested that 71% of those surveyed supported the strikers, despite the increasing effect on people's lives. Franck Wadteau, team leader at a local council, called the strikes justified. "This is a massive change for public service workers. Yes, there is money to be saved, but it shouldn't be like this. There are other ways of doing things." [Say, see the report of 18.10.2010, about more tax of the bureaucracy.] In the face of hugely unpopular reform the unions and picket lines refuse to give way. A clear majority of voters resent the plan to raise the minimum and full retirement ages by two years to 62 and 67 respectively, and unions are demanding negotiations on the pensions overhaul. "I want to live my retirement," read one protest poster.

Tuesday was the sixth day of nationwide - general - strikes and protests against pension reform since June, and perhaps a last-ditch challenge to Sarkozy before a final Senate vote this week. Sarkozy hopes the Senate will approve his bill by Friday, after which it needs a last vote by a parliamentary committee. Some French political analysts expect the pension reform law will pass within days and the protests will fizzle out. But the unions, which defeated pension and labor reforms with strikes in 1995 and 2006 with the same passion that saw student protests in 1968 drive out President Charles de Gaulle, say they will press on regardless. "Tougher guys [than Sarkozy] have backed down" said auto factory worker Patrick Planque, 42, at the main march in Paris.

Millions took to the streets. Officials say almost half a million people have taken to the streets of France in a sixth national day of action against planned pension reforms. However according to France24, a labor union estimated the number to 3,5 millions. Later, more than a million people, i.e. 1.1 million, had turned out and joined the protest marches, the government said, while unions put the figure at 3.5 million nation wide. Strikes have hit transport and education, 4,000 petrol stations have run dry. The protests have blown up into the biggest test yet for Sarkozy, whose popularity ratings are dismal 18 months before a presidential election which polls show the left would win as things stand today. The unrest has put him under an uncomfortable spotlight as France prepares to take over the G20 presidency in mid-November.

Sporadic ochlarchy. The Paris march ended without reports of major trouble. Police said nine people were arrested for robbing people. However police have clashed with protesters in several cities. Shops were looted in Lyon. Police fired tear gas and arrested dozens of rioters in Lyon after a day of running battles, using a helicopter to track gangs and at one stage deploying an armoured car. Police arrested 75 people and 25 were hurt, half of them riot police. Rioters burned or overturned about 30 vehicles, police said. The interior minister promised tough action as clashes erupted anew outside a secondary school in Nanterre, near Paris, where youths burned a car and threw rocks at riot police for the second day in a row. Police fired tear gas and arrested nine youth protestors in the central city of Lyon who had overturned cars and set one alight. The ministry said that 1,158 troublemakers [ochlarchists/ochlarchs] had been arrested at demonstrations since the start of the week, 163 of them on Tuesday morning...

Ochlarchists/ochlarchs, in short mob rulers, are as other rulers, archists/archs (and not anarchists), a form of superiors, typically extremists, very much a top-down approach and ultra-authoritarian on the economic-political map, and not a part of the people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors. However a vast majority of the protesters are and were non-ochlarchical, among the people, seen as a class. As mentioned the IWW and anarchists in general condemn the ochlarchy, also of course the police ochlarchy, see the report of 18.10.2010.

In the French newspaper Le Monde, Pierre Jaxe-Truer asks if the protests signify deeper discontent: "Is the strike movement just a simple refusal of the pension reform, or does it express a wider malaise, with opposition against Sarkozy as the background?..." "The government's gamble, which involves holding onto its position come what may, while hoping that the discontent will die down once the bill is voted on, is risky..." " Since the beginning of the protests, the support of public opinion for the strikers and the demonstrators has been strong. And, importantly, remarkably stable." "Polls follow one another and resemble each other. A CSA poll showed that 71% of French people support or have sympathy for the strike action on Tuesday. There is no sign of weakening."

The IWW and anarchists in general assume that the protests signify deeper discontent regarding the traditional top-down economic-political system of France, now also with a relatively strong tendency of unenlightened plutarchy... As mentioned above, the system may by now even be populist, i.e. within the fascist quadrant of the economic-political map, and quite far from real democracy. The main slogans of the French republic, freedom, equality and solidarity, sound very hollow for the time being.

20.10.2010. The struggle continues! Ad the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10, 06 & 23.11 & 15.12.2010 and more: Join in the international world wide solidarity direct action!!! See the report of 19.10.2010

Brown Cards to French marxist ochlarchists, Bernard Vivier and France24. Brown Cards to the liar and high ranking authoritarian marxist Bernard Vivier, director of France's Higher Institute of Labor, and France24 publishing his lies. "The unions are embarrassed by this violence, which is led by anarchist elements of the unions who want to derail any attempts to negotiate with the government," he told France24. France24 has no critical remarks to Bernard Vivier's lies, and thus are also liars in this connection.

1. The IAT-APT - The International Anarchist Tribunal - The Anarchist Press Tribunal - International Branch, hands out Brown Cards to the a) anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, plus b) ochlarchist, i.e. authoritarian, c) youths and their leaders. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and the Brown Cards to the youths and their leaders also mean they are expulsed (if they a) ever claimed to be anarchists, and b) if the ochlarchist youths had leaders from the unions, that may c) be discussed!) from the anarchist movement, according to the Oslo Convention. These ochlarchist youths and their leaders are thus not anarchists, but marxists. Any ochlarchist/ochlarch is an arch, not only their leaders.

2. Ochlarchists/ochlarchs, in short mob rulers, are as other rulers, archists/archs (and not anarchists), a form of superiors, typically, and in this case, extremists, very much a top-down approach and ultra-authoritarian on the economic-political map, and not a part of the people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors. In this case ultra-authoritarian marxist extremists. Any ochlarchist/ochlarch is an arch, has de facto a top-down approach, not only their leaders.

4. However a vast majority of the protesters are and were non-ochlarchical, among the people, seen as a class. As mentioned the IWW and anarchists in general condemn the ochlarchy, also of course police ochlarchy, see the reports of 18.10.2010 and 19.10.2010. And the sporadic violent and other ochlarchy, say theft, will probably have marginal influence on the result of this struggle.

3. Bernard Vivier and France24 also get Brown Cards, for the lies that the ochlarchist marxists were anarchists. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists/ochlarchs, as Bernard Vivier and France24 do, is equally authoritarian, i.e. politically brown, as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak, and deserves Brown Cards.

5. In fact, no anarchists participated in the ochlarchy. To falsely put the blame of the ochlarchy on anarchists, as Bernard Vivier and France24 do, is horrible and can get mislead kids, including copycats, from all over Europe to go to France and falsely pose as 'anarchists', in the false meaning of ochlarchists, and do ochlarchy... [Or do the same locally, all over Europe and perhaps more...] Bernard Vivier and France24, with their lies in this connection, are not only Big Brother authoritarian, but also quite dangerous! France may very well get more ochlarchy, falsely and wrongly called 'anarchy', due to such false reports. And the international and domestic media, including France24, have a responsibilty to report objectively and fairly about a) the situation and b) the opposites: ochlarchists vs anarchists and ochlarchy vs anarchy! See also the resolution IWW protest against G20:... below for more information, and a similar case. ***

President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered police to clear all remaining blockades at French fuel depots. Police cleared protestors blockading French fuel depots on Wednesday, and youths skirmished with police as the government warned of economic damage from prolonged strikes against its pensions reform. The IWW and anarchists in general of course continue to condemn the tendencies of ochlarchy, and call for continuing strikes, demonstrations and protests, as long as the direct actions have support from a majority of the French people, and are compatible with the framework of real democracy.

Fresh blockades by French workers continued Wednesday as senators examined the contentious pension reform bill. The country's fuel crisis worsened as oil workers blocked depots despite police intervention. With a Senate vote on the pension reform expected by the end of the week, unions tried to tighten their grip on key sectors of the economy with a ninth day of refinery strikes, go-slows by truck drivers and work stoppages at regional airports. The wave of protests has become the biggest and most persistent challenge to austerity measures and economic 'reforms' being enacted across Europe.

Backed by a majority of voters and vast majority of the people - seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, unions are trying to force Sarkozy - whose ratings are near record lows 18 months before a presidential election - to retreat on what is seen as the defining reform of his presidency. The government has stood firm through a wave of protests and strikes since the summer but the most serious test of its resolve came last week when union strikes began to target fuel supplies, transport and air travel. Police have cleared access to 21 oil depots since Friday, although a barricade reformed at Donges, western France, on Wednesday. Strikes halted operations at two of France's three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. Public utility EDF told Reuters there was no immediate risk of LNG shortages. "We're ready to continue striking every day and go all the way," a CGT union representative near Marseille told Reuters.

Protests have largely been peaceful and non-ochlarchical except for sporadic episodes of violence and ochlarchy in the southeastern city of Lyon and in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, where clashes between youths and riot police broke out again on Wednesday. Youths in both cities burned cars and threw projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas, police said. Nearly 1,500 alleged rioters, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, have been arrested so far, 428 of them after flare-ups on Tuesday, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said, adding that police had deployed extra measures including helicopters to boost security.

The Senate is working its way through hundreds of amendments to the bill and a final vote could come late on Friday, at the weekend or be put off until Monday, Senate officials said. The legislation is by some analysts expected to be approved as the key provisions have already passed. "In a few days the pension reform will become law," Prime Minister Francois Fillon suggested to the National Assembly. The government is betting that protests will gradually fizzle out as 10 days of school holidays start on Friday evening, but unions repeat they will not back down. "You cannot say, 'now that it's been adopted we simply swallow the law and everyone goes home'. I think we have to go on," said Jean-Claude Mailly, head of the Force Ouvriere union.

Student protest tomorrow. Disruptions on the SNCF rail network eased with two out of three high-speed TGV trains running and regional services at around half-capacity, but fuel shortages were a major headache. The government is tapping strategic fuel reserves and says supply should be normal by the weekend, before the holidays. Elsewhere in the energy sector, striking liquefied natural gas workers blocked the unloading of an LNG tanker at the Atlantic terminal of Montoir. Students plan new protests Thursday, with a demonstration in Paris hours before the Senate, by some persons, is expected to approve the retirement measure. The administration of Jean Monnet University, in the city of Saint-Etienne, near Lyon, announced Wednesday the college would be closed through Nov. 2 following a student vote to block the campus.

Anarchist tradition. Trying to undo what the State wants dates back to an anarchist tradition of the 19th century, when unions first led a struggle against capitalism, economical plutarchy, and statism, and a refusal to align with political parties. This is the struggle of the people, grassroots organizations and labor confederations, the people seen as a class, as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, in public and private sector. Many workers feel the change would be a first step in eroding France's social benefits - which include long vacations, contracts that make it hard for employers to lay off workers and a public-subsidized health care system - in favor of "American-style capitalism."

The IWW and anarchists in general are strongly opposed to a development toward an economic-political system similar to in the USA in France. The US system has only about 42,5% libertarian degree and about 75,5 % degree of capitalism, economical plutarchy, compared to France with about 43,5 % libertarian degree and about 48,6 % degree of capitalism, as long term structural estimates, see the table above. However the very significant degree of statism in France, at about 63,4 % - i.e. political/administrative very much a top-down approach, should of course be reduced - this is very much opposed to the anarchist tradition of the people...

And if France adopt a degree of capitalism as in the USA, about 75,5 %, and continues with about 63,4 % degree of statism, the result is an ultra-authoritarian, extremist, right fascist system with about 69,7 % authoritarian degree and only 30,3 % libertarian degree, see the economic-political map above. An economic-political system with more than about 67 % authoritarian degree, i.e. more than about 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, means an extremist, ultra-authoritarian hell system for the people. This must of course be avoided!!!

21.10.2010. The struggle continues - The struggle will continue!!! Stop the tendencies of ochlarchy - i.e. in this case politically red & brown marxist extremists!!! Ochlarchy is the opposite of anarchy!!! Towards anarchy in France!!! Stop the ochlarchy - continue with the strikes, demonstrations and protests - i.e. non-ochlarchical and compatible with real democracy!!!

Strategy-meeting by the main labor confederations. The eight main French unions are meeting Thursday to discuss their strategy for continuing their opposition to government plans to raise the retirement age. The organzsations have been at the forefront of the largely peaceful and non-ochlarchical campaign to prevent the government from unilaterally imposing the new law raising the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62. On Thursday morning Bernard Thibault, leader of the powerful CGT union, called for further days of protests. "There is no reason at all to stop," he told RMC Radio. "There is no other alternative while the government remains intransigent." "We need to continue with massive action as soon as next week," he added. "We will ask the unions for strong action that will allow people to stop work and go on to the streets."

Unions! Unite! says a spokesperson for IWW. The unions are in a position of considerable strength. Firstly, they have demonstrated an ability to mobilize a huge number of supporters and have the backing of some 70% of the population according to polls. Furthermore, one important precedent which continues to give the unions heart was the reversal of a 2006 law on work contracts that would have given employers greater flexibility but left new employees with less job security. That law, put forward by then Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, had been approved by the Senate but was nevertheless withdrawn after massive protests.

Holiday and ochlarchy problems? So far the government has refused to budge in the face of the anarchists' and unions' demands. Sarkozy insists that he will not back down and is determined to push through the controversial law as quickly as possible. And it may not be as easy as in the past weeks to gather demonstrators at this crucial time. The unions have the problem of the ten-day half term holiday which begins on Friday. Not only will probably less activists be available, but the continued fuel and road blockades will perhaps not go down well with families embarking on their holidays? There is also the issue of violent ochlarchists, i.e. in this case politically red & brown marxist extremists. This has perhaps also undermined the unity and credibility of the protest movement to some extent, but this issue should not be exaggerated.

Anyway the anarchists have launched a direct action to stop the ochlarchy. A.o.t the AI/IFA and AIIS have highlighted the slogan 'Stop the ochlarchy' at the index-page of www.anarchy.no. A spokesperson for AI/IFA and AIIS says this will continue as long as the marxist ochlarchy is present. But the ochlarchy is mainly a police matter. Stop or at least minimize the ochlarchy NOW!

The law-bureaucracy. France's upper house of parliament, the Senate, is busily hammering out the last amendments to the law and could be in a position to vote it in – as is expected by some analysts – by the end of the week. Once that is done, a cross-parliamentary committee made up of seven MPs and seven senators will be created in order to finalize the text. This final text will be subject to a further vote in both houses – the National Assembly and the Senate – before the end of the month. The opposition Socialists, as they are entitled, will undoubtedly demand that the law is examined by the French Constitutional Court before its adoption. The Constitution Court would have to submit its findings within a month.

Student protests and blocked high schools. Student protests have forced the government to its knees in the past. French students protested against plans to overhaul the pension system. They organized their own protests against the proposed pension reform for the first time Thursday. The students, who previously attended the official union protests on Tuesday, fear the pension reform will worsen already high youth unemployment in France. Several hundred secondary schools across the country and three dozen universities were hit by the strikes. "The government is trying to ruin all our prospects," said Victor Colombani, 16-year-old students from the elite Henri IV High School and President of the National Union of students (UNL). "Extending the age of retirement means reducing almost a million jobs for young people. We call for a fairer reform that takes into account years of study and periods of forced unemployment for young people," he told France24. Protesters temporarily blockaded Marseille's airport and have blocked high schools around the country. A march in Paris by at least 4,000 students was peaceful and non-ochlarchical, but new violence broke out in Lyon, where police used water cannon and tear gas to hold back rampaging youths, practically certain politically red & brown marxist ochlarchist extremists, hurling bottles and overturning at least one car. About two thousand ochlarchists have been arrested since October 12.

Wildcat protests blocked train lines around Paris. Protesters in cars and trucks blocked several highways around the country, from near Calais in the north to the Pyrenees in the south, according to the national road traffic center. In Marseille, hundreds of workers blocked access to the main airport for about three hours early Thursday. Passengers tugged suitcases along blocked roads as they hiked to the terminal, before police moved in to disperse protesters. Weeks of protests have left at least a quarter of the nation's gas stations on empty, blocked hundreds of ships at the Mediterranean port of Marseille and even forced Lady Gaga to cancel Paris concerts.

In the evening: The French unions call for massive strikes, according to France24 and NRK. However some analysts mean a) the Senate will vote on the pension 'reform' already tomorrow, Friday 22.10.2010, and b) most likely vote for Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal. The French government is short-circuiting a protracted debate in the Senate on the bill raising the retirement age to 62, brushing aside some 250 amendments. Faced with widespread protests against the bill, the government is ordering Senators to vote on a package of its own design, using Article 44-3 of the Constitution that allows it to step into the parliamentary debate. Senators can still present the remaining 250 amendments - of some 1,000 - but they cannot vote on each one. Labor Minister Eric Woerth said Thursday the debate is in the third week, and "it's time for the Senate to act." A Senate vote is expected by week's end, i.e. probably Friday. The text then goes to a parliamentary committee before returning to each chamber for a final vote next week.

But the anarchists and the unions have already indicated they will continue to strike, protest and demonstrate, i.e. there will be continued direct actions against the pension 'reform', even if the proposal becomes law, to achieve a withdrawal of the 'reform' later on. "We cannot stop now," Jean-Claude Mailly, head of the Workers' Force union, said Thursday of the protest movement. French unions have called for fresh general strikes on Thursday Oct. 28 next week and Nov. 6 in a bid to step up pressure on the government to withdraw its pension reform plan."The government bears full and complete responsibility for the continued mobilization, given its intransigent attitude, its failure to listen and its repeated provocations," said a statement signed by six unions. The anarchists, including anarchosyndicalists, IWW, AI/IFA and AIIS, fully agree!!!

22.10.2010. The struggle continues - The struggle will continue!!! Stop the tendencies of ochlarchy - i.e. in this case politically red & brown marxist extremists!!! Ochlarchy is the opposite of anarchy!!! Towards anarchy in France!!! Stop the pension 'reform'!!!

The anarchists continue the direct action to stop the ochlarchy launched 21.10.2010. A.o.t the AI/IFA and AIIS have highlighted the slogan 'Stop the ochlarchy' at the index-page of www.anarchy.no. A spokesperson for AI/IFA and AIIS has said this will continue as long as the marxist ochlarchy is present. But the ochlarchy is mainly a police matter. Stop or at least minimize the ochlarchy NOW! Stop the ochlarchy - continue with the strikes, demonstrations and protests - i.e. non-ochlarchical and compatible with real democracy:

1. Stop the unenlightened arch-plutarchist of France Nicolas Sarkozy's proposed pension 'reform' and his other proposed similar 'reforms'!
2. Do away with the relatively strong tendency of unenlightened plutarchy and economical plutarchy in general, i.e. capitalism, in France!
3. Do away with the high degree of statism, i.e. a very significant top-down approach and system political/administrative in France!
4. For a development towards anarchy in France, i.e. real democracy, similar to the systems in the anarchies of Norway and the Swiss Confederation - see (click on:) IJA 1 (37) - and further upwards on the economic-political map!

Riot police moved in to break a blockade on a key fuel depot near Paris. Early on Friday morning, CRS riot police arrived at an oil refinery at Grandpuits near Paris to break one of the many blockades that have caused huge disruption to petrol deliveries across the country. The blockades have also caused electricity shortages. The officers were enforcing the authorities' orders to force the strikers, who had been camping out outside the depot for days, to allow the refinery to restart deliveries of much-needed fuel. Known as a "requisition", the order can be issued by the authorities when they believe a strike poses a threat to public order. It compels strikers to return to work, under threat of prosecution.

But union representatives at the site vowed to challenge the police enforcement of access to the refinery's operations. Charles Foulard, CGT union representative for the Total Group's employees, told France24: "We will be taking this to the courts. Clearly we want to challenge the legality of this takeover. It is a direct obstruction of our right to strike." Union representatives at the site said at least three people had been injured in scuffles with the police and vowed to challenge the police's probably unconstitutional enforcement. Protesters symbolically burned a coffin after the police intervention. Between 20 and 21% of petrol stations across France were empty on Friday, Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo reported.

At the refineries, the unions scored a legal victory late on Friday when a court struck down a back-to-work order at the Grandpuits refinery east of Paris issued by the prefect, on the grounds that it did not respect the right to strike. On Friday, a court in Melun stepped into an escalating row over the blockade of the Grandpuits depot near Paris after riot police were sent in to dislodge strikers who were preventing deliveries of fuel. The court overturned the order by the local prefect to forcefully reopen the depot, in which at least three people were injured in scuffles with police, according to union representatives. The court agreed with strikers that the "requisition", as the order is called, went against their legal right to strike. In an unusual move, the same prefect issued a second requisition order late on Friday. A final judgment in the Grandpuits depot case could set a precedent for the dozens of fuel depots that have been sealed off by protesters across France.

Student protest. Students have called for an action Tuesday 26.10.2010.

Meanwhile, the strikes by labors are rolling...

Labor confederations in France. The oldest major labor organization, dating from 1895, is the communist-dominated Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), an affiliate of the WFTU. The Confédération Générale du Travail — Force Ouvrière (CGT–FO), was founded in 1948 as a splinter group of the CGT. Affiliated with the ICFTU/ITUC, the CGT–FO draws its membership principally from white-collar workers and civil servants. Another labor group, the Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail, split from the Confédération Française de Travailleurs Chrétiens (CFTC) at a union congress in November 1964. The CFTC regrouped around those minorities wishing to continue the traditions of Christian unionism.

Among the smaller labor groups are the Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles; the Fédération de l'Éducation Nationale, the Confédération des Syndicats Libres; the Confédération Française de l'Encadrement, a union of managerial and highly skilled technical personnel, Confédération Nationale du Travail - Association Internationale des Travailleurs, CNT-AIT, and of course the French section of International Workers of the World, a loose network of subscribers/networkmembers to IJA etc. in France. Although less than 10% of the workforce was unionized as of 2002, a very low figure compared to most of Europe, trade unions have significant influence in the country. Workers freely exercise their right to strike unless it is prohibited due to public safety. Many unions are members of international labor organizations. Collective bargaining is prevalent. It is illegal to discriminate against union activity.

Later: French Senate passes pension reform plan that triggered days of strikes. Senators voted 177 for and 153 against the legislation to raise the retirement age, after the government used a special measure to speed the voting process. The bill now needs a joint parliamentary commission to rubber stamp changes from the original text, and approval from the constitutional council, the highest constitutional authority in France. Final bill may go to President Sarkozy next week. Despite the government's action, French unions as mentioned have called for fresh strikes on October 28 and November 6. "We want these days of strikes and demonstrations to be huge," Nadine Prigent of the CGT union told France24. "What we are saying to workers is that we can still stop these reforms."

Leftist and anarchist critics called the move a denial of democracy by an increasingly confrontational president. "No, you haven't finished with retirement. You haven't finished with the French," said Socialist Sen. Jean-Pierre Bel, alluding to an apparently unflagging determination by unions, now joined by students, to keep protests alive - even through the upcoming week of school holidays. French unions say the minimum retirement age of 60, in place since 1982, is a hard-earned right and maintain the working class will be unfairly punished. Many fear it is also a first step to dismantling an entire network of benefits, including a.o.t. long vacations and public-subsidized health care, that make France an enviable place to work and live. Guy Fischer, a communist senator, denounced the pension overhaul as "brutal, unjust and inefficient." Like other critics, he said that under the proposal, 85 percent of costs are paid by workers, leaving companies off the hook. The legislation phases in the new system, with retirement at 62 in force in 2018. It also raises the age for retirement with full benefits from 65 to 67... if not the anarchists, the labor confederations, and other protesters manage to stop these 'reforms'.

23.10.2010. The strikes are rolling... Families hoping to get away for France's school holidays faced train delays and gas shortages Saturday as strikes against the government's pension reform stretched into a 12th straight day. A spokesman for the CGT union, France's largest, said that work at all 12 of the country's oil refineries was frozen on Saturday morning. The French government struggled to restore fuel supplies on Saturday, but unions dug in their heels at strike-hit oil refineries. Later, in the evening the protesters are once more taking to the streets en masse. Despite the massive direct actions against it, final adoption of the arch-plutarchist Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform is probably due next week, when the bill will be put to a panel representing both houses of parliament before a final vote the government expects by Wednesday. The law has been one of the most fiercely contested reforms among austerity measures being taken by European governments. As many as 63% of the French public surveyed in recent days said they opposed the government's reform plans. Probably more of the people, defined as a class as opposed to the bureaucracy, defined as the superiors in rank and/or income, are against the 'reform'. More information about the people vs the bureaucracy, see (click on:) Anarchist class analysis.

24.10.2010. The strikes are rolling... More about the arch-plutarchist Nicolas Sarkozy. His ratings are in tatters and most of France loathes his pension reform, but President Nicolas Sarkozy will most likely try to turn the page swiftly with a cabinet reshuffle and some image-boosting initiatives as G20 president, however probably in vain. Facing a tough 2012 election battle to win a second term, Sarkozy will perhaps score points internationally, with financial markets and in his economical plutarchist policy based on his UMP party, for standing up to unions to push through a 'reform' of the generous pensions system. But he will probably not score points vis-a-vis a the French people. The bill to make people work two extra years for their pensions should be signed into law this week after Senate approval on Friday, ending a historic libertarian, including socialist, symbol of retirement at 60.

Unions vow to continue the fight and have called for strikes and demonstrations at least in the next two weeks. A single spark such as an incident of police brutality could still reignite a national conflagration. Sarkozy has also told members of parliament he wants to look at a fiscal reform in the spring that is expected to focus on ending widely criticized tax benefits for the wealthy which he enacted to reward core supporters as soon as he took office. The so-called "tax shield" which ensures that no one pays more than 50 percent of their income to the treasury helped earn Sarkozy the damaging label of president of the rich, a.k.a. the arch-plutarchist, in a deeply egalitarian country which abhors the flaunting of wealth. "He's so low in the polls that he can't go much lower. In a sense it's an advantage," was the ironic remark of political analyst Stephen Ekovich at the American University of Paris.

Sarkozy will probably try a burst of diplomacy with verbal outreach to the unions and promising a tax reform to try to draw a line under a long series of protests and oil refinery and transport strikes that have disrupted travel and dried up a quarter of petrol pumps across the country. Some libertarian, including socialist, false rhetoric and "pie in the sky" talk to try to fool the people, will probably not work for Sarkozy, for his main policy will still be that of the arch-plutarchist. Hurt by a funding scandal involving his UMP party and stung by European criticism of his mass expulsion of Roma migrants, Sarkozy's ratings dipped below 30 percent in one recent poll. Two-thirds of voters oppose his move to lift the minimum retirement age by two years to 62 and the street protests of recent weeks suggest Sarkozy will have a hard time reconquering public support.

Yet the mercurial arch-plutarchist president is known for bouncing back from adversity. But probably not this time. IWW-analysts expect him to focus on populist crowd-pleasing initiatives aimed at both far-right and populist/fascist voters for the last 18 months of his term. Nationalist gestures might include fighting for EU farm funds or more immigrant-targeted legislation like his law banning burqas. Sarkozy may perhaps also glean more support from far-right and populist/fascist voters for having taken a firm stance against strikers blocking fuel depots and youths who went on the rampage in sporadic riots, but there are probably not so many right-liberalists, ultra-conservatives and populist/right-fascists in France... Hopefully we can say goodbye to unenlightened arch-plutarchist Nicolas Sarkozy at the next presidential election in France!

25.10.2010. The protests continue rolling... French authorities warned Monday that strikes against pension reform have cost up to three billion euros so far and threaten to derail France's still fragile economic recovery. "Today, we shouldn't be weighing down this recovery with campaigns that are painful for the French economy and very painful for a certain number of small and medium-sized businesses," Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said on Monday. Government spokesman Raymond Soubie told Europe 1 television Sunday that the President fully expects the law to be entered into the statute books by November 15. However as mentioned unions are already planning two more major days of action in the coming weeks, and students will protest tomorrow. "Taking into account the large the costs, it is time for the unenlightened arch-plutarchist Nicolas Sarkozy to drop his authoritarian pension reform plans, the sooner the better," says a spokesperson for IWW, French section.

26.10.2010: Day of student protests. The IWW calls on all the people of France to join in the student protests... Demonstrate with dignity - not ochlarchy!!!. At the Grandpuits refinery near Paris, workers vowed to continue their blockade, "until Christmas if necessary." 98 percent want to keep on striking. The decision taken by other refineries to return to work does not change a thing, that it is merely symbolic. Sarkozy, who believes that the passing of the bill into law is "a victory for France and the French" has seen his personal approval rate plummet to 30 percent during the protests, according to an IFOP survey. Workers at five of the country's 12 oil refineries were back on the job Tuesday, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said. But that did not mean an end to fuel shortages. Strikes continued at all six of oil giant Total SA's French refineries, and the plants going back to work will need a few days to fully resume operations. Crude oil coming in for processing was stuck on dozens of anchored ships, waiting to be unloaded.

The opposition including anarchists accuses the unenlightened arch-plutarchist Nicolas Sarkozy of making workers pay more while protecting the rich and the world of finance. Meanwhile, the French Senate approved the pension reform bill, bringing the draft one step closer to law, despite weeks of nationwide protest against the reform. The Senate gave its final 177-151 vote approval for Sarkozy's plan. The text will come before the National Assembly on Wednesday for a vote. There was a large demonstration Tuesday with students with megaphones chanting outside the 17th-century Senate building on the edge of Paris' Luxembourg Gardens as riot police stood by. Students also had street campaigns with marches in major cities. Some of the earlier youth demonstrations have had a violent - ochlarchical - edge, and the Interior Minister said 2,554 protesters were detained in the past two weeks. However there were no reports of ochlarchy Tuesday, and the demonstrations were reported in both domestic and international newsmedia.

27.10.2010. IWW once more calls for international solidarity world wide; connected to the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10 and 06.11 2010. The whole network of the Anarchist International, i.e. more than 50 000 anarchists world wide, is mobilized and supports IWW's direct action based on general consent, see the report of 19.10.2010 updated. Meanwhile, France's parliament has given final approval to a bill to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, a reform that as mentioned has sparked weeks of strikes and street protests. The National Assembly approved the final text of the bill in a 336-233 vote Wednesday, marking its final hurdle in parliament. The unenlightened arch-plutarchist and president, Nicolas Sarkozy, is not expected to sign it for several weeks. Sarkozy must sign off on the law and publish it in the official gazette, which a presidential advisor as mentioned has said will happen around November 15. Socialists vowed to take the law before the Constitutional Court. The vote comes as two straight weeks of pension strikes seem to be losing some of the momentum. Still, unions hope to revive the movement Thursday with a General Strike and nationwide street demonstrations expected to cause new hassles for air travelers.

28.10.2010. General strike and nationwide protests. Anarchists world wide sent protest resolution to Sarko. The union-led protests still enjoyed the support of about two-thirds of French people. Strikes and protests follow adoption of pension reform. French unions are holding another day of strikes and protests against the pension reform, a day after the lower house of parliament gave approval to a controversial bill that raises the legal retirement age from 60 to 62. Further strikes disrupted rail and air transport in France on Thursday. Thursday marked the seventh day of general strikes and protests called by the unions over the plans to make people work two years longer for a pension, all but one of them since the start of September. Union spokesmen noted the bill has yet to be signed onto the statute books. Either way, the damage caused by the government's failure to heed their demands would not vanish, they said.

"This will leave deep scars," Jean-Claude Mailly, spokesperson of the Force Ouvriere union, said on France 2 TV, acknowledging at the same time that the protest movement was starting to show "a little fatigue". "No law can decree an end to the union struggle," Bernard Thibault, spokesperson of the CGT union told Europe 1 radio. As a day of further protest rallies kicked off in cities such as Marseille, before one in Paris in the afternoon, a CSA opinion survey showed the union-led protests still enjoyed the support of about two-thirds of French people. A separate month-old strike at the port of Fos-Lavera near the southern city of Marseille may now become the government's main focus. It is starving many French refineries of crude oil even after workers at several of them voted to resume work after weeks of work stoppage. The bill got the final vote of approval in parliament on Wednesday. It still needs to be approved by the constitutional council where a last-minute challenge by the opposition Socialists could mean a delay of a few days but is not expected to overturn it. Petrol station shortages have eased after the government cleared fuel depot blockades and increased imports.

Later in Paris, demonstrators waved union flags and set off flares, while in southern Marseille, they beat drums and blew whistles. Past demonstrations have drawn more than a million protesters into the streets: This time, the Interior Ministry put the figure at 560,000 nationwide. The hard-line CGT union contested that number, putting turnout at 2 million. "It's true you could say the anti-reform movement is slowing down, but you need to ask why," Serba Germain, a 67-year-old retired police officer marching in Marseille, told Associated Press Television News. "People are disappointed, they are frustrated" because the government hasn't listened. Unions, anarchists in general and opposition parties urged Sarkozy not to sign the law, which polls show is unpopular. He is as mentioned expected to do so by mid-November, after it is cleared by France's constitutional watchdog.

Socialist leader Martine Aubry urged Sarkozy to listen to the people. "We will fight until the end," she said. But Sarkozy has refused to back down, even amid two weeks of strikes that canceled trains, shut down oil refineries and left drivers struggling to find gasoline. A small number of trains were canceled Thursday, but the problem was bigger for airlines. A third of flights at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport and half of those at the city's smaller Orly were canceled. Flights were expected to run as normal Friday. Though the strikes are tapering a bit off, the fuel shortages they caused are still a problem. One in five gas stations remain empty or short of gas because of the refinery strike, said the national petroleum industry body.

Striking dock workers have exacerbated the shortages. Oil tankers are lined up by the dozens in the Mediterranean off the port of Marseille, waiting to unload. The Normandy port of Le Havre faces a similar situation. Dock workers have been protesting for a month, partly over the pension plan, though their central concern is port reform. Unions see retirement at 60 as a cornerstone of France's generous social benefit system, but the government falsely postulates that the entire pension system is in jeopardy without the reform because French people are living longer - an average of nearly 85 years for women and 78 for men. IWW however declares that by taxing the relatively rich and the bureaucracy in general sufficiently more, financing the present pension system also in the future will be no problem.

IWW continued the international world wide solidarity action, see the report of 19.10.2010 updated. The Anarchist International world wide, the whole network, supported this direct action of IWW, and sent a protest resolution to the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, a.k.a. Sarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist, i.e. from more than 50 000 anarchists world wide, see (click on:) Solidarity action. This resolution was also sent to international newsmedia and mandated persons world wide, and anarchists & syndicalists, etc... There were no reports of violent ochlarchy. The joint direct action "Stop the ochlarchy" of IWW, AI and AIIS has been a success.

29.10.2010. The struggle continues and will continue... Next main step is general strike Saturday 06.11 2010. However workers at all 12 of France's oil refineries have voted to end a two-week strike over pension reform that provoked fuel shortages across the country. Many of the last strikers holding out against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform returned to work Friday, leaving France with a deep social malaise. Thursday's rallies, the ninth one-day protest and general strike in two months, saw hundreds of thousands demonstrating against the law raising minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 after parliament on Wednesday passed the measure. "Everyone is proud of the movement," said Dimitri Guiller, a CFDT union official at the northwestern Donges refinery, the first to go on strike on October 12 and the last where unions decided to return to work. "It's a pride that the government can't take away from us," he said. Despite worker willingness several refineries were unable to operate because of a lack of crude, although the CGT union later announced the end of a strike that started September 27 at the key oil terminal at Fos-Lavera near Marseilles. Around 80 ships waiting off the southern French coast to unload crude should now be able to do so.

Meanwhile, fuel supplies are returning to normal, the government said, with around 85 percent of filling stations supplied, while striking rubbish collectors in the southern city of Toulouse also went back to work. Some workers refused to be bowed, with 300 strikers in the south of France blockading two logistics centres around Aix-en-Provence for several hours early Friday. As indicated, at least one more day of action is planned on November 6 despite parliament approving Sarkozy's law and his aides say he intends to sign it into law on or around November 15. France's Socialist opposition and anarchists, which accuse the government of forcing ordinary workers to work longer to compensate for the failures of high finance, have demanded that the president stay his pen. Unions say that the law was forced through parliament by the president without consultation, and the Socialists are to contest its legality before the Constitutional Court next week. IWW continues the direct action "Towards anarchy in France 2010"...

30.10.2010. Six labor unions at Air France have called for a strike on Nov. 4 against Sarkozy's pension reform. Also,  French airline staff unions called on Saturday for a four-day strike starting Nov. 5 in protest at new legislation that will reduce some discounts on plane tickets. The legislation, unrelated to President Nicolas Sarkozy's recently approved pension reform, would mean airline personnel will have to pay tax on discounted plane tickets -- and other perks such as cut-price hotel rooms -- not provided by their direct employer, unions said. Both the SNPNC flight attendant union and the SNPL France pilots' union called for a strike from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. The relevant article of law has already been approved but the government would still be able to amend it before the legislation reaches the French Senate, the SNPL union said. The SNPNC represents 25 percent of flight attendants at Air France and also has an "important presence" at other French airlines, a union official said.

01.11.2010. The news-station France24 has published a comment by International Workers of the World. See (click on:) http://www.france24.com/en/20101026-france-students-called-protest-pensions-bill-reaches-final-stage-legislation-transport-refineries-sarkozy. The comment is titled "The campaign 'Towards anarchy in France 2010", and the text is "The International Workers of the World, IWW, in general and the French section, have a campaign "Towards anarchy in France" in relation to the struggle against Zarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist of France, and his pension 'reform', see http://www.anarchy.no/iwwai.html. There are also information about the situation in France in general, and comments to FRANCE24's news and comments, and the IWW says a clear NO, to ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule broadly defined, at the protests."

The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, a.k.a. Sarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist of France, and Zarko, the first czar, tsar, tzar (zär, tsär) of France; i.e. a male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917, but now in France... Napoleon may relatively be seen as a democrat compared to Zarko...

Meanwhile, Sarkozy and embassies were the targets of a letter bomb plot by the Greek marxist red & brown ultra-authoritarian far left extremist ochlarchy and terrorist group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, a.k.a. Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire and Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, see (click on:) Greek revolt - marxist riots and terrorism for more information. The anarchists condemn the terrorist attack!

By the way, the Greek police falsely postulates that Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire is an anarchist group, a lie that France24 also publishes, quoting: "Police said both suspects arrested Monday were Greek, and one was suspected of belonging to Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, a domestic anarchist group that has carried out dozens of crude bomb and arson attacks."... and both the Greek police and France24 get Brown Cards from IAT-APT. See (click on:) Greek revolt - marxist riots and terrorism for more information.

06.11.2010. General strike and nationwide protests. Anarchists world wide sent a protest resolution to Sarko, 'for more efficiency and fairness, i.e. towards anarchy'. French unions are holding another nationwide day of strikes and protests against the pension reform, the 8th in line since September. Reaffirming its "determination to face a government reform which continues to be unfair, ineffective," the unions called for a new "nationwide mobilization during the week of November 22 to 26" whose terms and content will be determined at a meeting of 8 November. Unions, as mentioned, see retirement at 60 as a cornerstone of France's generous social benefit system, but the government falsely postulates that the entire pension system is in jeopardy without the reform because French people are living longer - an average of nearly 85 years for women and 78 for men. IWW however declares that by taxing the relatively rich and the bureaucracy in general sufficiently more, financing the present pension system also in the future will be no problem.

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the road today despite rain and bad weather in general. The French interior ministry first estimated the number of protesters to some 142,000, later to 375,000, but the French authorities are probably not very objective in this matter. The so called pension 'reform', now awaiting what is expected to be a hitch-free clearance from France's Constitutional Council before Sarkozy can sign it into law, will raise minimum and fully pensionable retirement ages by two years, to 62 and 67 respectively, while it is still opposed by between two-thirds and three-quarters of French people according to opinion polls. Is this democracy? NO! Is this real democracy? Far from it!! France has in this case seen isolated more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, although probably the system seen all in all, and estimated, say, as a moving average over some time, has a less authoritarian degree. But the system is probably for the time being heading in the wrong direction, towards higher authoritarian degree, and not towards anarchy. But continued protests, for more efficiency and fairness, i.e. towards anarchy, as broad as possible and over long time - via elections and direct actions, can turn the system in libertarian direction... The struggle continues and will continue...

There are indications that more unions will join the IWW in a broader struggle for more efficiency and fairness, i.e. towards anarchy. IWW continued the international world wide solidarity action, see the report of 19.10.2010 updated. The Anarchist International world wide, the whole network, supported this direct action of IWW, and sent an updated protest resolution to the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, a.k.a. Sarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist, i.e. from more than 50 000 anarchists world wide, see (click on:) Solidarity action. This resolution was also sent to international newsmedia and mandated persons world wide, and anarchists & syndicalists, etc... There were no reports of violent ochlarchy. The joint direct action "Stop the ochlarchy" of IWW, AI and AIIS has been a success.

08.11.2010.The struggle continues and will continue... General strike and other actions 23.11.2010.

Déclaration commune des organisations syndicales CFDT, CGT, FSU, Solidaires, UNSA lundi 8 novembre 2010. Le mouvement social est légitime et conforté. Après plusieurs semaines de mobilisation et malgré les moyens déployés par le gouvernement pour tenter d'accréditer l'idée que « la page retraite » est tournée, ce sont 1,2 million de salariés qui ont manifesté le 6 novembre dans 243 villes contre cette réforme des retraites injuste et inefficace. Si chacun a conscience que la loi sur les retraites est susceptible d'être promulguée dans les prochains jours, l'heure n'est pas à la résignation. Les organisations syndicales continueront d'agir pour la réduction des inégalités, une véritable reconnaissance de la pénibilité et d'autres alternatives pour le financement du système de retraites par répartition. Elles réaffirment leur attachement au maintien de l'âge légal de départ en retraite à 60 ans et de l'âge du taux plein à 65 ans. Elles constatent que la situation économique et sociale reste très dégradée et toujours préoccupante pour les salariés, les retraités, les chômeurs et les jeunes qui subissent toujours durement les conséquences d'une crise qui dure.

Les organisations syndicales considèrent que la mobilisation d'un niveau exceptionnel depuis plusieurs mois a mis en lumière l'insatisfaction criante des salariés et leurs revendications en matière d'emploi, de salaires, de conditions de travail, d'inégalité entre les femmes et les hommes, de fiscalité et de partage des richesses. Elles décident d'approfondir leurs analyses et propositions sur ces questions afin d'interpeller le gouvernement et le patronat. Les organisations syndicales décident de poursuivre la mobilisation dans l'unité en faisant du 23 novembre une journée nationale interprofessionnelle de mobilisation par des actions multiformes. Ces actions doivent répondre aux préoccupations des salariés et permettre la participation du plus grand nombre. Elles demandent aux organisations territoriales et professionnelles d'en préciser les modalités (rassemblements, manifestations, meetings, arrêts de travail.). Des initiatives dans les territoires et les entreprises sont déjà prévues. Les organisations syndicales veilleront à assurer leurs réussites. Les organisations syndicales s'engagent dès à présent à participer activement à la journée d'action Européenne du 15 décembre pour s'opposer aux plans d'austérité qui se multiplient en Europe. Les organisations se reverront le 29 novembre 2010. - Le 8 novembre 2010

English abstract: The social movement is legitimate and backed up [by a majority of the people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income]. 1.2 million workers demonstrated on November 6 in 243 cities against this unfair and inefficient pension reform... Trade unions believe that this mobilization at an exceptional level for several months has highlighted the glaring employee dissatisfaction and demands for employment, wages, working conditions, [less] inequality between women and men, tax and wealth-sharing. They decided to deepen their analysis and proposals on these issues in order to challenge the government and employers. The unions decided to continue the common mobilization by making November 23 a national day of mobilization through inter-action forms. These actions must address the concerns of employees and ensure the participation of many. They ask the territorial and professional organizations to specify the terms (rallies, demonstrations, meetings, work stoppages [General Strike]...).

The IWW and its French section mostly agree with this Declaration, and once more call for a movement of the French economic-political system in libertarian direction, for more fairness and efficiency, i.e. a movement of the system towards anarchy, less statism and capitalism, i.e. economical plutarchy; and similar in the other the EU-countries. IWW once more calls for international solidarity world wide; connected to the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10 and 06 & 23.11 2010. The whole network of the Anarchist International, i.e. more than 50 000 anarchists world wide, is mobilized and supports IWW's direct action, "Towards anarchy in France", based on general consent, see the report of 19.10.2010 updated.

09.11.2010. Constitutional court clears way to sign pension reform into law. France's Constitutional Council approved President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension bill on Tuesday, clearing the last hurdle to a reform that will raise the retirement age by two years. Despite a late challenge by the opposition Socialist party, the council ruled that the proposed pension law does not breach constitutional rules. Millions have protested the bill.

10.11.2010. Controversial bill to raise retirement age becomes law. French President Nicolas Sarkozy's reform raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 has become law after months of protests by unions etc. The law was published in the government's Journal Official on Wednesday, meaning Sarkozy has signed it and it has formally gone into effect. The constitutional watchdog approved the plan a day earlier, and France's parliament gave the measure its backing on Oct. 27. The reform sparked weeks of street demonstrations and nationwide strikes that caused gasoline shortages and havoc for travelers, and international solidarity actions. The opposition Socialist party, anarchists and syndicalists have opposed the conservative government's measure. The struggle continues and will continue... remember the general strike and other actions 23.11.2010, see the report of 08.11.2010.

14.11.2010. A monarch changes court. New cabinet unveiled as Sarkozy eyes 2012 polls. A new French cabinet was appointed under reappointed Prime Minister François Fillon on Sunday. The reshuffle is being viewed as President Sarkozy's last try to reinvigorate his struggling administration ahead of the presidential elections in 2012. The new cabinet is now mainly packed with populist right wingers, while the majority of more leftist ministers have not survived. The government overhaul was mooted back in March - after Sarkozy's ruling UMP suffered a humiliating drubbing in regional elections - as a way of trying to tell voters that he understood their concerns. It appears that Sarkozy is looking to solidify support within the 'grassroots' of the UMP ahead of the crunch 2012 polls. Sarkozy's poll ratings have plummeted in recent months and the reshuffle is probably the president's last attempt to seize control of the agenda before the 2012 vote.

Sarkozy's government has taken a sharp swerve to the right in recent months on law and order and immigration issues, sparking international outrage with the expulsions of Roma (gypsies) back to their homelands in Eastern Europe. Voters have also baulked at Sarkozy's domineering manner, and the media have dubbed him the 'bling-bling' president for his luxury lifestyle. Furthermore, many were angered by the austerity measures introduced by the government. The law raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 resulted in mass protests and strikes, also general strikes, across France. The battle is not over. The policy of this new cabinet will be tested when the country heads to the polls in 2012.

19.11.2010. Towards anarchy in France. First the action "Towards anarchy in France" was limited to 2010, the action was titled "Towards anarchy in France 2010", but 19.11.2010 this time limit was dropped, as it is clear more time is needed to get significant results. The above resolutions and reports are updated accordingly.

23.11.2010. More modest general strike and nationwide protests. Today's actions represented a more modest mobilization against the pension reform etc., and with sporadic small strikes all over France. This new action day  had a "multifaceted" character with initiatives decided locally. In Paris, the spokesperson of the CGT, Bernard Thibault, came to reiterate that this was no time to quit: "We keep the goal of preventing the practical implementation" of the law on pensions from 1 July 2011, he said, making "the challenge, we will have the opportunity in the weeks and months coming to hear again about the pensions."

With this day of action, the unions also wanted to place in the center of the debate issues of employment, wages and working conditions. The unions CFDT, CGT, FSU, Solidaires and UNSA will continue to meet - next meeting November 29 - to update their joint platform. In Paris, between 9 and 10,000 demonstrators, mainly of CGT - 3200 according to the police - marched from the Place de l'Opera to the Exchange (Bourse). "Retirement at age 60! Sarkozy's reform, we still do not want!" they chanted.  According to the Interior Ministry, 27,000 people protested at mid-day on the whole territory. As usual this is probably a too low estimate.

IWW and its French section, continue a broader struggle for more efficiency and fairness, i.e. towards anarchy in France. This struggle will continue in 2011 and may be more. IWW continued the international world wide solidarity action, see the report of 19.10.2010 updated. The Anarchist International world wide, the whole network, supported this direct action of IWW, and sent an updated protest resolution to the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, a.k.a. Sarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist, i.e. from more than 50 000 anarchists world wide, see (click on:) Solidarity action. This resolution was also sent to international newsmedia and mandated persons world wide, and anarchists & syndicalists, etc... There were no reports of violent ochlarchy. The joint direct action "Stop the ochlarchy" of IWW, AI and AIIS has been a success.

03.12.2010. "No to austerity for the many and bonuses for a happy few". General strikes and nationwide protests all over Europe, including in France 15.12.2010. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the International Workers of the World (IWW), are calling for a decentralized day of action on 15 December: to protest against austerity measures and against bonuses granted to traders, which have risen spectacularly; in short against the unenlightened plutarchy. Many countries have already been and continue to be subjected to austerity plans. Labor confederations' protest actions are being organized across Europe in reaction to these measures, which are damaging to the economy and citizens alike. The ETUC and IWW affiliates will organize a range of activities: demonstrations, work stoppages, general strike and so on, in short direct actions.

The French section of IWW calls for such actions in France 15.12.2010 within a decentralized framework, i.e. all workers as they see fit: a general strike happening, with international support. By the way, CFDT, CGT, FSU, Solidaires and UNSA met on 29 November to learn from the mobilization of 23 November. These unions decided to continue their meetings to sustain the momentum created by the mobilization and the crisis intensified with the pensions issue; and to call on governments and parliamentarians (national and European) as a part of the European Day of Action 15.12.2010. They will hold a new meeting on December 13. Join in the general strike happening in France 15.12.2010!!!

15.12.2010. A modest general strike happening in France. Anarchists and others protest over spending cuts and against the unenlightened plutarchy. There were direct actions all over France and significant demonstrations in dozens of cities. Union members, anarchists and others, took to the streets of Paris to voice their disgust at tough spending cuts being made by governments throughout Europe. Organizers said some 2000 protesters rallied outside the French finance ministry against moves to slash wages and pensions. Protesters in Santa Claus costume and with a large balloon made the demonstration a real happening. A spokesperson at the rally underlined that the austerity measures were done in "an authoritarian way". France is currently running a record public deficit of 7.7 percent of GDP, pushing up its borrowing costs. The government wants to reduce that to six percent by next year with a clampdown on public spending. But workers say they are being forced to pay for mistakes made by the political elite and those working in the financial sector. The fight against the unenlightened plutarchy and Sarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist, in France continues!!!

IWW and its French section, continue a broader struggle for more efficiency and fairness, i.e. towards anarchy in France. This struggle will continue in 2011 and may be more. IWW continued the international world wide solidarity action, see the report of 19.10.2010 updated. The Anarchist International world wide, the whole network, supported this direct action of IWW, and sent an updated protest resolution to the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, a.k.a. Sarko, the unenlightened arch-plutarchist, i.e. from more than 50 000 anarchists world wide, see (click on:) Solidarity action. This resolution was also sent to international newsmedia and mandated persons world wide, and anarchists & syndicalists, etc... There were no reports of violent ochlarchy. The joint direct action "Stop the ochlarchy" of IWW, AI and AIIS has been a success.

17.12.2010. The IWW and its French section are planning new direct actions for more efficiency and fairness, i.e. towards anarchy in France... 2011, 2012, 2013 and more!!!

20-21.12.2010. Non aux Big Brother lois securitaires! No to Big Brother security laws! IWW's fellows in Confédération Nationale du Travail - Association Internationale des Travailleurs - Union Locale de Bordeaux, have sent us the picture below and written information about this direct action against Big Brother Sarko and his security laws. The direct action is supported by IWW.

01.01.2011. New Year note: The campaign "Towards anarchy in France" continues in 2011 via direct actions, included mass actions, and via elections, within the framework of and/or compatible with real democracy. In the longer run both glimpses of anarchy and a movement of the French system in libertarian direction, may happen. The significant protests where a.o.t. millions took to the streets may indicate that the French system may be set on the road towards anarchy - in the long run. The significant protests where a.o.t. millions took to the streets indicate that the French people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income, may have jumped on "the bicycles of change", but the bicycles have not yet started to roll on the road towards anarchy in France, an economical-political "Tour de France" where anarchy is the aim. And there are of course obstacles, a.o.t. the Sarko-regime has managed to "sabotage the bicycles" so far. The anarchists -- included anarcho-syndicalists -- however, work to get the race started... 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,..., Highway to Anarchy!

10-18 and more.01.2011. The fight against Big Brother security laws in France continues... Action directe en France, Toulouse 13...01.2011 - Campement autogéré anti-LOPPSI, sans violence et sans drogue - Direct action in France, Toulouse - Selfadministered anti-LOPPSI camp, without violence and drugs 13...01.2011 - We call on all fellows to join in! More information about the camp (in French) click on: Campement autogéré anti-LOPPSI - Selfadministered anti-LOPPSI camp (Wordfile). For more information about LOPPSI 2 (in French) click on: Les principales dispositions de la LOPPSI 2 - The main provisions of the LOPPSI 2 (PDF-file). To see a leaflet titled "A BAS LOPPSI II", "DOWN WITH LOPPSI II", used at a direct action 08.01.2010 - Click here: A BAS LOPPSI II - DOWN WITH LOPPSI II (PDF-file). For more information send an e-mail to Action Mobilisation (click here =>) action_mobilisation_a@hotmail.fr or toulouse@antiloppsi2.net. The Website of this direct action is http://toulouse.antiloppsi2.net.

Primus motor of the campaign, E. Castandet, has 12.01.2011 sent IWW and its French section the picture below indicating the plan for the anti-LOPPSI camp in Toulouse. The LOPPSI 2 law will be debated in the French Senate from January 18, 2011. A national anti-LOPPSI campaign is scheduled from January 15, 2011. A press conference will be held at 15.00 local time at Place du Capitole in Toulouse, January 15, 2011. Here begins a great camp, sustainable, inclusive, mobile and strong, composed of a dozen collective structures: soup kitchens, assemblies, dormitories, press ... to inform the public about the conditions of this draconian law, which is discriminatory and punitive. 13.01.2011 the anti-LOPPSI direct action arranged a general assembly in Toulouse, deciding details of the campaign.

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E. Castandet 17.01.2011 sent a newsletter to IWW and its French section with the following information: "Le campement est à la prairie des filtres. D'autres structures arrivent aujourd'hui. Viendez boire du thé, du café, manger plein de bonnes choses, vous informez, préparer des actions, des diffusions, des ateliers, ... Bises!"; and 18.01.2011: "Action mardi 18 - 14h au campement. Salut à tout le monde, l'action de mardi portera sur la vidéo surveillance!!! Venez dès 10 pour préparer les accessoires avec nous, ou pour tout le reste! Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiises... l'analyse du CLEJ et du SYNDICAT DE LA MAGISTRATURE: LOPPSI II - Synthese en 24 points."

In a e-mail titled 'Action 22-01 à partir de 12h au monument de la résistance" sent 21.01.2011 to IWW and its French section, activists are urged to use the official e-mail address of the anti-LOPPSI campaign, toulouse@antiloppsi2.net, and not action_mobilisation_a@hotmail.fr in the future. A leaflet named Changer les choses - Make a difference (in French) was added as a Word-file attachment, and the message in the e-mail was the following: Attention voici la boîte mail officielle, qui remplace action mobilisation! - Par ailleurs, nous demandons des communiqués de soutien face à  l'augmentation des coups de fils à la mairie de quartier quant à la "légitimité" de notre campement... la mairie est cependant favorable à notre mouvement sur le fond, le maire l'a d'ailleurs publiquement déclaré en conseil municipal. Sinon, le planning devient de plus en plus dense, avec concerts au camp dès demain aprem !!! @ demain!

APPEL A RASSEMBLEMENT - Samedi 22 janvier 2011 à 12h00 au monument de la Résistance en association avec le CNR (Conseil National de la Résistance). Communiqué du CNR Midi Pyrénées «Nous prenons acte le 17 janvier 2011 de l'installation du campement à Toulouse pour protester contre l'adoption à l'assemblée nationale de la LOPPSI 2 (Loi d'Orientation et de Programmation pour la Performance de la Sécurité Intérieure). A force de stigmatisations le gouvernement actuel accentue les inégalités grandissantes entre nos concitoyens. Il remet dangereusement en question les principes fondateurs de notre république que sont la liberté, l'égalité et la fraternité. Cette loi est liberticide et destructrice de nos valeurs républicaines.

Depuis ces 30 dernières années nos dirigeants ne cessent de rogner sur les libertés sans que cela ne profite pour autant au «bien être du Peuple et au développement du bien commun». Malgré les nombreuses protestations collectives et individuelles désormais quotidiennes, ils organisent à leur profit la précarité et le contrôle social de la population au détriment de l'intérêt général et du bien être de l'humanité. Par cet arsenal législatif sécuritaire il participe à la destruction des idéaux du programme du CNR de 44: «les jours heureux» qui  faisait notre «liant social» jusqu'alors. Pour défendre ces idéaux gravement menacés et construire une alternative politique à la hauteur des enjeux actuels, nous appelons le peuple à rejoindre la résistance.

Pour cela, nous vous invitons localement à rejoindre le campement de Toulouse à la prairie des Filtres. Nous invitons les organisations syndicales, politiques, associatives, les collectifs à se rencontrer pour coordonner leurs actions et implanter d'autres campements sur le territoire national. Nous invitons tous les résistants à prendre contact avec le correspondant du CNR le plus proche de chez vous pour organiser de manière concertée la solidarité et défendre ainsi les valeurs humanistes et démocratiques du programme du CNR de 44. Nous appelons chacun-e qui se reconnaît dans ces valeurs à rejoindre la résistance.»

Tous les occupants du camp se joignent à cet appel et viendront nombreux au monument de la résistance. Nous appelons l'ensemble de la  population à faire de même. «Créer c'est résister. Résister, c'est créer - FAITES DE LA RESISTANCE!» Dimanche 23 janvier: 15h30 débat public loppsi2; convergence des luttes au campement. The fight against Big Brother security laws in France continues... Follow the updates regarding this direct action at http://toulouse.antiloppsi2.net.

28.04.2011. International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers! Joint IWW, ITUC, AIT/IWA resolutions. Gathering in Bordeaux arranged by IWW's French fellows CNT/AIT.

International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, April 28, has been organized worldwide by workers' confederations and the labor movement in general since 1996. This year International Workers of the World joins the resolutions of our fellows in the France, CNT-AIT/IWA and ITUC in this connection. There is also a gathering in Bordeaux arranged by the local union of the French CNT-AIT/IWA. Our fellows in CNT has also sent the IWW-secretariate a pdf-version of the resolution, see Tract28Avril - Click here! CNT's resolution and gathering are also a part of the general struggle against the unenlightened plutarchy and for Anarchy world wide, and of course in France. CNT's resolution and call for action, translated by IWW, are the following:

ACCIDENTS = TERRORISM BY EMPLOYERS

As recalled by the ILO "the numbers of accidents are higher than the numbers of wounded and dead of contemporary wars." Work kills more people than wars: 6000 people per day worldwide. About 270 million occupational accidents worldwide are recorded each year of which 350 000 are fatal. "The work injures, maims, sickens and, too often kills. The International Labour Office estimates that each year more than 2 million people are killed at work. The organization's experts say the statistics are well below the reality, given the lack of information and reports in many countries." - Quote of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). For France, official figures for 2008 are 703 976 accidents resulting in absence from work for employees, and 44,037 of those accidents resulted in permanent disability. However, the most terrible of these data is 569 deaths. These figures are understated because all workplace accidents are not taken into account, in particular those relating to agriculture. Each accident preventable and almost all are an attack against the working class. We consider that we are going through a real war against our class led to their greatest advantage, by employers with the cooperation of States.

April 28 is the international day of victims by work of labor on which the AIT/IWA (including its French section of CNT-AIT) participates.

RETIREMENT = ALSO TERRORISM!

Having built the precariousness as a rule, with its accompanying misery and death, intensified after work, after forcing workers to work more for more pets rats, we have to work longer. They want us to toil until death this garbage, not to lose their advantage on our sweat! "Work longer or you 'll have a miserable retirement" they say, here it is their claim to these terrorist killers of MEDEF, government and elsewhere! They cite the words of experts, economists and even trade unionists, parasites that are only good at explaining why they were wrong ...

TERRORISM AND ECONOMIC STATUS: ANARCHY AS AIM

So back to the old methods that work: direct action, the management of the struggles by those who takes them, and revocable the specific mandates entrusted by the general assembly. The anti-authoritarianism.

So does the AIT/IWA and its French section, the CNT-AIT who lay claim to the anarcho-syndicalism. For let us never forget: more work means less time for our life. Less time to spend with loved ones, less time to think, act, learn, share. There are other social organizations possible that would achieve universal opulence in freedom, equality and fraternity, by bringing the work to its rightful and essential place:

FROM EACH ACCORDING TO ABILITY/CAPACITY, TO EACH ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS! THE BOSSES NEEDS YOU BUT YOU, YOU DON'T NOT NEED THEM.

Call to rally for International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers.

WORK KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN WARS!

To mark the International Day of Commemoration of Dead and Injured Workers, the Local Union at Bordeaux of the CNT-AIT/IWA invites all  injured and all  who wish to come and express their anger at the actual war waged against our class by bosses and states.

THE WORK: THE BOSSES ARE LIVING - THE EMPLOYEES ARE DYING .

Every day, worldwide, thousands of workers are dying in complete anonymity for poverty wages while bosses, with murderous power, always put more in their pockets. With the ever more infernal pace that we are facing in  the race for profits, they have their banknotes while we count our dead!

WE WILL NO LONGER DIE FOR CAPITALISM/ECONOMICAL PLUTARCHY!

GATHERING: Thursday, April 28 at 18:30. Before the commemorative plate fixed on the House of Ecocitizen, Quai Richelieu, Bordeaux.

CNT-AIT - Union Local Bordeaux

ACCIDENTS DU TRAVAIL = TERRORISME PATRONAL

Comme le rappelle l'OIT «les chiffres des accidents du travail sont supérieurs aux nombres de blessés et de morts des guerres contemporaines.» Le travail tue plus que les guerres: 6 000 personnes par jour dans le monde. Près de 270 millions d'accidents du travail à travers le monde sont enregistrés chaque année dont 350 000 sont mortels. «Le travail blesse, mutile, rend malade et, encore trop souvent, tue. Le Bureau International du Travail estime que chaque année plus de 2 millions de personnes trouvent la mort au travail. Les experts de l'Organisation disent que les statistiques sont bien en deçà de la réalité, notant la carence d'information et de rapports dans bien des pays » - Citation de l'Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT). Pour la France, les chiffres officiels pour l'année 2008 sont de 703 976 accidents de travail ayant entraîné un arrêt de travail pour les salariés, et 44 037 de ces accidents ont conduit à une invalidité permanente. Cependant, la plus terrible des données reste ces 569 décès. Ces chiffres sont sous-évalués car tous les accidents de travail ne sont pas pris en compte, notamment ceux relevant de l'agriculture. Chaque accident du travail évitable -et presque tous le sont- est une attaque contre la classe des travailleurs. Nous considérons que nous sommes en train de vivre une véritable guerre contre notre classe menée, pour leur plus grand profit, par les patrons avec la collaboration des États.

Le 28 avril est la journée internationale des travailleurs victimes du travail à laquelle l'AIT (dont sa section française la CNT-AIT) participe.

LA RETRAITE = ENCORE DU TERRORISME!

Après avoir érigée la précarité comme règle, avec son cortège de misères et de morts, après avoir intensifié le travail, après avoir obligé les travailleurs à travailler plus pour plus de pets de rats, nous sommes obligés de travailler plus longtemps. Ils veulent nous faire trimer jusqu'à la mort ces ordures, pour ne rien perdre de leur profit sur notre sueur ! « Travaillez plus longtemps ou vous aurez une retraite de miséreux » qu'ils disent, la voilà leur revendication terroriste à ces assassins du MEDEF, du gouvernement et d'ailleurs ! Ils citent des paroles d'experts, économistes voire syndicalistes, parasites qui ne sont bons qu'à expliquer pourquoi ils se sont trompés…

CONTRE LE TERRORISME ÉCONOMIQUE ET D'ÉTAT : L'ANARCHIE COMME BUT

Revenons donc aux bonnes vieilles méthodes qui marchent : l'action directe, la gestion des luttes par ceux qui les mènent, les mandats précis et révocables confiés par des assemblées générales. L'anti-autoritarisme.

C'est ce que propose l'AIT et sa section française, la CNT-AIT qui se revendiquent de l'anarchosyndicalisme. Car n'oublions jamais : davantage de travail, c'est moins de temps pour sa vie. Moins de temps à consacrer à ceux qu'on aime, moins de temps pour réfléchir, pour agir, découvrir, apprendre, partager. Il y a d'autres organisations sociales possibles qui permettraient d'obtenir une opulence universelle dans la liberté, l'égalité et la fraternité, en mettant le travail à sa juste et indispensable place :

DE CHACUN SELON SES MOYENS, À CHACUN SELON SES BESOINS ! LE PATRON A BESOIN DE TOI, MAIS TOI, TU N'AS PAS BESOIN DE LUI.

Appel à rassemblement pour la Journée internationale de commémoration des travailleurs morts et blessés au travail.

LE TRAVAIL TUE PLUS QUE LES GUERRES!

À l'occasion de la journée internationale de commémoration des travailleurs morts et blessés au travail, l'Union Locale de Bordeaux de la CNT-AIT invite toutes celles et tous ceux qui le désirent à venir exprimer leur colère face à cette véritable guerre que mènent patrons et états contre notre classe.

LE TRAVAIL: LES PATRONS EN VIVENT, LES SALARIÉS EN CRÈVENT.

Tous les jours, partout dans le monde, des milliers de travailleurs crèvent dans l'anonymat le plus complet pour des salaires de misère pendant que les patrons, meurtriers en puissance, s'en mettent toujours plus dans les poches. Avec les cadences toujours plus infernales que nous impose la course au profit, ils comptent leurs billets pendant qu'on compte nos morts!

NOUS NE VOULONS PLUS MOURIR POUR LE CAPITALISME!

RASSEMBLEMENT LE JEUDI 28 AVRIL à 18h30

Devant la plaque commémorative fixée sur la Maison Ecocitoyenne, quai Richelieu.

CNT-AIT Union Locale de Bordeaux

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION- ITUC: April 28: Anti-regulation agenda of business groups threatens health and safety at work.

International trade unions are warning of the potentially devastating effect of business lobbying to weaken protection for worker's health and safety as workers across the world take part in the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers today. "Business groups and companies in a succession of countries, including some of the world's largest economies, are pushing to reduce protection from hazards at work.  If they succeed, more lives will be lost and the toll of work-related injury and illness will increase. Trade unions are challenging the rigged statistics and bogus arguments that are being put forward by business interests that care more about profit than the lives of the people who work for them," said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

"Consider the devastation wrought a year ago by the Deepwater Horizon disaster," added Burrow. "Eleven lives lost, environmental devastation and economic costs to the economy in the billions - all down to an appalling disregard for safety aided and abetted by an absence of effective regulation and official oversight.  Lessons from this and other disasters like the Fukushima complex in Japan show how critically important regulation and enforcement is. Added to this, 'slow burn' disasters like asbestos mean today's failures to regulate can have a deadly legacy spanning two generations and killing millions."

While accidents at work kill hundreds of thousands each year, this total is dwarfed by the number of deaths from occupational diseases such as work-related cancers. The World Health Organisation estimates the annual toll from asbestos-related diseases alone at 107,000 deaths a year. "There is plenty of evidence to show the importance and value of proper regulation and enforcement. Lives are saved, and the huge economic costs of occupational accidents and disease are reduced. Studies indicate that possibly more than 20 per cent of major killers worldwide, including cancers, heart and respiratory disease, are related to work. All these are preventable," said Burrow.

The ITUC focus for International Workers' Memorial Day is on the crucial role played by trade unions, strong regulation and effective enforcement in securing safer workplaces."Harnessing the on-the-ground knowledge of workers, backed by their unions, is crucial for preventing death and illness. Protection, including through respect for workers' rights to trade union representation, should be expanded and not curtailed in an outbreak of deregulatory fever. Removing or weakening regulations, and depriving workers of union protection costs lives. We need to focus on the burden that poor protection places on families and the public purse - not on some imaginary 'regulatory burden' on business," Burrow concluded. To hear the April 28 RadioLabour interview with the ITUC's Anabella Rosemberg: Radiolabour: Rosemberg 28.04.2011. The ITUC represents 175 million workers in 151 countries and territories and has 305 national affiliates.

Ad the General Strikes in France 19 & 28.10, 06 & 23.11 & 15.10.2010 and more: Join in the international world wide solidarity direct action!!! See the report of 19.10.2010

06.05.2012. New president in France. Socialist François Hollande defeated conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become France's next president, heralding a change in how Europe tackles its debt crisis and how France flexes its military and diplomatic muscle around the world. Sarkozy conceded defeat minutes after the polls closed, saying he had called Hollande to wish him "good luck" as the country's new leader. Exuberant crowds filled the Place de la Bastille, the iconic plaza of the French Revolution, to celebrate Hollande's victory. He will be France's first leftist chief of state since François Mitterrand was president from 1981 to 1995. No significant changes in the system's fundamental parameters are expected, see table above in the Introduction.

31.03.2016. Hundreds of thousands of workers and students took to the streets of French cities on Thursday 31.03.2016, braving heavy rain to protest against proposed labour changes. The demonstrations - which led to scores of arrests as youths and police clashed in a number of cities - were part of a nationwide strike against changes that could alter France's 35-hour working week and make it easier to hire and fire employees. Official figures said 390,000 people took part in the protests, while unions put the figure at 1.2 million. The IWW supports the protest, but condemns the ochlarchy.

28.04.2016. Ochlarchy in France. Twenty-four police officers have been injured, three of them seriously, during protests against a proposed labour law change in France. More than 100 protesters were arrested as tens of thousands gathered on the streets of major cities. Some burned tyres and threw bottles and stones at police. The IWW supports the protest, but condemns the ochlarchy.

01.05.2016. More ochlarchy in France. Clashes have broken out between French police and demonstrators during a May Day parade in Paris. Trade unions used the traditional march to protest against a proposed labour law to be discussed by parliament. Police responded with tear gas when youths began throwing missiles, bringing the march to a standstill. France has seen two months of unrest over the reforms. Several police officers were injured during countrywide protests on Thursday. The proposed law, to be debated in parliament on Tuesday, would remove some of the protection workers enjoy against being laid off, in an attempt to encourage businesses to hire more people. The socialist government says its aim is to combat chronic unemployment, but opponents say it will let employers bypass workers' rights on pay, rest time and overtime rates. The IWW supports the protest, but condemns the ochlarchy.

10-11.05.2016. Even more ochlarchy in France. Fierce protests have broken out across France after the government forced through controversial labour reforms. Nantes saw clashes between protesters and security forces. In Paris police fired rubber pellets on demonstrators outside the National Assembly. Earlier, the cabinet approved using special powers to pass the changes without parliamentary approval. The government says the reforms are essential to help cut high levels of unemployment. The changes make it easier for employers to hire and fire but opponents fear they will also enable employers to bypass workers' rights on pay, overtime and breaks. President Francois Hollande has faced months of resistance to the bill from students, unions and even members of his own Socialist Party. The IWW supports the protest, but condemns the ochlarchy.

26.05.2016. Continued ochlarchy in France. France has been hit by another day of strikes and protests against controversial labour reforms. Public transport, oil refineries and fuel supplies, nuclear power stations, all continued to be disrupted on Thursday. The state rail company SNCF said fewer trains were affected than during a similar strike last week. Estimates for the number of protesters on the streets mirrored the gap between the government and its opponents: 19,000 in Paris said the authorities; 100,000 was the unions’ figure. Prime Minister Manuel Valls has insisted the government will not withdrawn the law and will break up the blockades. He has hinted there could be some tweaks to the reforms but not on any of its key measures. The government hopes that giving companies more flexibility over rigid employment regulations – in areas such as overtime pay, leave and the 35-hour week – will encourage firms to recruit, reducing high unemployment. It has been described as President Hollande’s last throw of the dice before next year’s elections. Opponents doubt the changes will bring the required employment boost and fear more job insecurity. Six unions back the communist CGT, the main union organising the protests. Several more arrests were reported as again clashes broke out in Paris and other cities. The IWW supports the protest, but condemns the ochlarchy.

15.09.2016. Soon end of ochlarchy in France? Unions in France have vowed to keep fighting the country’s new labour law, but admitted on Thursday that dwindling support meant months of street protests were now ending. In the French capital, around 40,000 people rallied according to the hardline communist CGT union. The strike was part of a day of nationwide action against the now adopted legislation. In addition to Paris, Marseille and several other French cities saw protests. The new law, forced through parliament in July, aims to help France’s rigid labour market become more flexible by making it easier for firms to hire and fire. But Unions say it damages hard-won worker rights. While the demonstrations generally passed off peacefully, in the western city of Nantes sporadic violence broke out between some protesters and riot police. Despite fading support for street action, union leaders say they intend to challenge so called application decrees – documents which will spell out exactly how the new labour law applies on the ground. The IWW supports the protest, but condemns the ochlarchy.

23.04.2017. Ad French Presidential election. No to Le Pen, vote for Macron on 7 May 2017. As no candidate won a majority 23.04.2017, a run-off election between the top two candidates, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN), will be held on 7 May 2017. Update 08.05.2017. Macron won with a large margin...

12.09.2017. Riot police clashed with hooded youths (ochlarchists) on the fringe of a protest in central Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms to loosen labour regulations. Police fired water canons and could be seen dragging several demonstrators behind their lines. The anarchists condemn the ochlarchy and the ochlarchists. In the first big test of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, protests have begun in cities across France against changes to the country's labour laws. Some 4,000 strikes have been called too, but two of the biggest unions have distanced themselves from the action. Marches were due in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes and the other main cities. However, President Macron missed the disruption, as he travelled to the Caribbean, to see the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma.

10.10.2017. Millions of public sector workers in France are taking part in a nationwide one-day strike in protest at President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms. The action has closed schools and disrupted train services and about a third of flights have been cancelled. The French government plans to cut 120,000 public sector jobs in France over the next five years. Last month, thousands of people demonstrated in Paris at Mr Macron's overhaul of France's labour laws.

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IWW protest against Toronto G20:
The policy of a) the uninformed of real economics and b) bureaucracy economics

Ad violent clashes with police etc, i.e. ochlarchy,  in Toronto 2010 related to the G20 meeting.
No anarchists involved

1. The anarchists condemn marxist vanguardism, hallmarked by symbolic violent attacks on state and capitalism, say, banks, government buildings and other symbols of wealth and power, i.e. ochlarchy and ochlarchist, futile from anarchist point of view, and the opposite of anarchism and anarchist. Such symbolic violent actions are typically marxist vanguardism, similar to RAF-ml (Baader-Meinhof), etc. and the opposite of anarchism and anarchist. Arrest the marxist 'vanguard', the marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, i.e. terrorists, vandals and hooligans, see also point 2. for more information.

2. Ad so called "anarchists" that use/used firebombs (Molotov coctails) and similar and/or do/did vandalism and hooliganism, i.e. throwing stones at police etc. 

The thruth is that terrorism, including bomb, arson attacks and firebomb attacks and similar - including threats of terrorism and calls for terrorism, is a form of ochlarchy, and very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist. The anarchists condemn terrorism and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These terrorists using firebombs, so called "anarchists",  are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists, and should not be called so by the media.

Ad so called "anarchists" that do/did vandalism and hooliganism, i.e. throwing stones at police etc. They are also in reality leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists and not anarchists. Such violent attacks on police etc. are ochlarchist, very much a top down approach, ultra-authoritarian and extremist, and not anarchist. The anarchists condemn these violent attacks on police etc., and are strongly opposed to all forms of extremism. These so called "anarchists" are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and ultra-authoritarian. Authoritarian socialists are marxists - not anarchists. Arrest the criminal marxist ochlarchists!

As indicated above, these so called "anarchists",  that use/used firebombs (Molotov coctails) and similar and/or do/did vandalism and hooliganism, i.e. throwing stones at police etc., are in reality not anarchists, they are extremists and ochlarchists. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate in pure self defense, not terrorism, i.e. extremism and ochlarchy. Other violent actions are ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and not anarchistic.

No anarchist groups have been involved in the terrorism, including bomb, firebomb and arson attacks and similar and/or do/did vandalism and hooliganism, in Toronto, not now and not before. These so called "anarchists",  are in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and thus not anarchists. Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. Such marxist, extremist ochlarchists, including copycats, have already long time ago got Brown Cards from the IAT-APT, meaning they are expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not anarchists! IAT-APT hands out fresh Brown Cards to these ochlarchists, to 'hooded ones', black clads', etc, also the ones falsely posing as "anarchists" and using anarchist flags, so called "anarchists", to underline that they are expulsed from the anarchist movement, and thus are not anarchists, according to the (click on:) Oslo Convention.

People doing ochlarchy, i.e. ochlarchists/ochlarchs, are clearly authoritarian, and not anarchistic and anarchists. The difference between ochlarchs/ochlarchists and anarchists is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called in the media or by others! Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian, non-ochlarchical means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. There must be consistency between means and ends. This is the only strategy that works. The real aim is in general the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any.

Anarchism and anarchist strategy are to change the societal organization in horizontal direction, not attacking persons or things... Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, and not in this and similar cases.  'Hooded ones', 'black clads', 'black blocs/blocks', etc., falsely posing as "anarchists", are as mentioned in reality marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists, and not anarchists. Ad 'hooded ones', 'black clads', 'black blocs/blocks', etc. - anarchists are against political uniforms, this is used by authoritarian groups, not libertarians. A so called 'black bloc/block' is a very hierarchical, uniformed and para-militarist ochlarchist group, very authoritarian, and far from anarchistic and anarchists.

3.  As mentioned anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites. To mix up opposites as anarchists with marxist ochlarchists is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Such notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency. 

4. The Anarchist International and the International Workers of the World call for direct actions, i.e. demonstrations with dignity and without ochlarchy, against the authoritarian policy of the G8-G20 and for horizontal organization, i.e. socialism and autonomy, now and later. The IWW, AI and anarchists in general arrange, support and participate in direct actions, i.e. strikes, general strikes, rallies, etc., against the unenlightened plutarchy world wide, but are clearly - and fight - against ochlarchy and ochlarchists/ochlarchs and authoritarian tendencies in general!

The anarchists are against the State in the meaning of societal x-archy, where 'x' is a lot, but not 'an', and do and support direct actions against the State, i.e. top heavy societal pyramid, economical and/or political/administrative. Cut bureaucracy costs - increase the demand of the people - the people seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income - for full employment - against the unenlightend plutarchy of IMF, WB, euro and the Euro-zone, EU in general, and the G8 and G20 countries.

The anarchists thus call for proper demand management now and later. In general it must pay to work, for the people. More information about the fight against the unenlightened plutarchy - and for full employment, see No to euro - Full employment - Anarchist vs bureaucracy economics - IJA 1 (32), the WEC resolutions, The unenlightened plutarchy and The general theory of anarchist economics. More information about the best alternative to the unenlightened plutarchy, i.e. real democracy and horizontal organization, see (click on) System theory , Real democracy, Industrial organization and Horizontal organization - a brief survey.

Associated Press reports 27.06.2010 about the G20 meeting: World leaders pledging to reduce global deficits. As global deficits equal global surplus, this is the same as doing away with surplus, and is the policy of a) the uninformed of real economics and b) bureaucracy economics. It is typical unenlightened plutarchy. This is counterproductive, especially when the world economy very likely is entering a double dip depression, and with about 10% unemployment in many countries, including USA and the Euro-zone. Economic depression is per definition equal to or more than 5% unemployment ratio. This is certainly not the right time for reducing surplus = deficits, but time for proper demand management. Mandated persons! Do it now! Especially, weakening the over-evaluated US $, the British £ and the Euro, i.e. the currencies of the main "deficit countries", is a good thing in the present situation, not the opposite.

5. Reuters and Pav Jordan falsely report 26.06.2010. "G20 protesters burn police cars, smash windows. Black-clad "anarchists" separated from what began as a peaceful procession, fanning out through the core of a city generally known for its civility, and forcing police to rush to keep up... Anarchist groups, which led the violence, had specifically mentioned banks as targets in the run-up to the G20, and a Royal Bank of Canada branch in Ottawa was firebombed last month by a group saying they would protest at the summit." These so called "anarchists" are ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists. They are practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and thus not anarchists. In fact no anarchists participated in the violence, and "Big Brother" Reuters and Pav Jordan get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention for publishing this liestory.

6. Euronews reports 27.06.2010. "G20. Violent anti-G20 summit protests in Canada. ... What started off as a peaceful rally, transformed into ugly scenes as anarchists, dressed in black, broke away from the main group... At least two police cars were set on fire, one in the financial district of the city. Shop fronts were destroyed, as people wearing masks continued to cause havoc, moving to just blocks away from the three meter fence around the summit site." These so called "anarchists, dressed in black", are ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists. They are practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchists - and thus not anarchists. The truth is that no anarchists participated in the violence, and "Big Brother" Euronews gets a Brown Card according to the Oslo Convention for publishing this liestory.

7. NRK-Dagsrevyen translated 'anarchy' to 'kaos/chaos' in their report about the G20-meeting, but put the blame for the ochlarchy in Toronto falsely on 'black bloc/block anarchists/anarkister', and joins Reuters and Euronews with a Brown Card from IAT-APT.

8. The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to all newsmedia that have similar reports as Reuters and Euronews. It must be mentioned that Euronews later had a report without falsely calling ochlarchists, "anarchists".

9. The other main international newsmedia including CNN, BBC and Associated Press, reported quite objectively about the violent ochlarchy in Toronto, and did not falsley call the ochlarchists "anarchists". BBC-TV Saturday showed a lot of red, marxist, flags, directly connected to the violent ochlarchy.

AP reported: "Police made more than 400 arrests after black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful protesters at the global economic summit and went on a rampage in downtown Toronto that lasted into the early morning hours, authorities said Sunday. The roving band of protesters torched four police cruisers and shattered shop windows with baseball bats and hammers for blocks, including at police headquarters, then shed some of their black clothes, revealing other garments, and continued their rampage. Some demonstrators hurled rocks and bottles at police. Toronto Police Sgt. Tim Burrows said Sunday that at least 412 people had been arrested in the rampage that began Saturday afternoon. Burrows said many of the violent protesters were Canadian. He added that authorities had known of their plans for some time. "We're not sure we have the leaders, but we have a large proportion of those people and the people who decided they wanted to be influenced by these violent protesters and join with their cause," Burrows said. "A lot of them were home grown. There's a lot of Canadian talent in the group."

CNN later Sunday reported: "G-20 protests plagued by violence, vandalism. Police fired tear gas Sunday to tame groups protesting the arrest of G-20 demonstrators in Toronto, Canada, said Nena Snyder, a spokeswoman for the Integrated Security Unit. An old film studio was converted into a prisoner processing center specifically for handling G-20 protest arrests. Police released tear gas outside that center where other people were protesting the arrests, Snyder said. "I do not believe that the individuals bent on vandalism and violence in our city have finished with their intent, so we will remain vigilant," Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said Saturday night. Police have made a total of 562 arrests since June 18, said Constable Rodney Petroski of the Ontario Provincial Police. From 6 a.m. ET Sunday through late afternoon, 224 people were arrested, he said. Some of those have been released from the prisoner processing center, while others were being held for bail, according to Petroski.

Mobs [ochlarchs/ochlarchists] were scuffling with police in multiple locations, Snyder said. Of the Sunday arrests, 70 took place on Bancroft Avenue, she said. "At no time was there risk to the safety of summit participants," according to the ISU. There were no reports of serious injuries to either protesters or police, said Integrated Security Unit spokeswoman Jillian Van Acker. Blair told reporters that packs of disruptive demonstrators infiltrated peaceful protests in order to cause chaos [ochlarchy, the opposite of anarchy] and distract police. "These criminals rely on the anonymity of hiding in a larger group of the curious and the naive," he said."

10. The anarchists condemn the violent marxist ochlarchists/ochlarchs, and welcome the arrests. The anarchists call for arrest of all criminal marxist ochlarchists/ochlarchs, now and later. The anarchists are not naive in these matters, see Direct action against the World Bank etc. at the ABCDE-conference.

11. Associated Press 28.06.2010 reported: Police arrest more than 600 at Toronto summit. Police raided a university building and rounded up hundreds of protesters Sunday in an effort to quell further violence near the G-20 global economic summit site a day after black-clad youths [leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists] rampaged through the city, smashing windows and torching police cars. The violence shocked Canada, where civil unrest is almost unknown. Toronto police Sunday said they had never before used tear gas until Saturday's clashes with anti-Globalization activists [leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists]. Police said they have arrested more than 600 demonstrators, many of whom were hauled away in plastic handcuffs and taken to a temporary holding center constructed for the summit.

Police adopted a more aggressive strategy Sunday by going into the crowd to make arrests, compared to the previous day when they stood back as protesters torched four police cars and broke store windows. No serious injuries were reported among police, protesters or bystanders, Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella said Sunday. Thousands of police officers in riot gear formed cordons to prevent radical anti-globalization demonstrations [leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists] from breaching the steel and concrete security fence surrounding the Group of 20 summit site. Security was being provided by an estimated 19,000 law enforcement officers drawn from across Canada. Security costs for the G-20 in Toronto and the Group of Eight summit that ended Saturday in Huntsville, 140 miles (225 kilometers) away, were estimated at more than US$900 million.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper deplored the actions of a "few thugs" [leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists] and suggested the violence justified the controversial cost. "I think it goes a long way to explaining why we have the kind of security costs around these summits that we do," he said. The disorder and vandalism [ochlarchy, the opposite of anarchy] occurred just blocks from where US President Barack Obama and other world leaders were meeting and staying. On Sunday, protesters gathered at a park near the detention center - about 2 1/2 miles (four kilometers) east of where the leaders were meeting. Plainclothes police jumped out of an unmarked van, grabbed a protester off the street and whisked him away in the vehicle. The protest was then quickly broken up by riot police, who set off a device that created a cloud of smoke that sent protesters running down the street. Vella said it was not tear gas.

Bridie Wyrock, 20, from Cleveland, Ohio, said she was arrested for public mischief for sitting on a street in the financial district. Wyrock, held for 19 hours before being released, said there weren't enough toilets and said some people resisted detention, but said police treated most people with respect. "They put us in cages, blocked off on all three sides," Wyrock said. "It was cold and dirty." An anti-poverty group called The Global Call to Action Against Poverty [and anarchists] criticized the protesters who committed violence [ochlarchy, the opposite of anarchy]. "A bunch of pimply faced teenagers trashing shops and burning cars does not help anyone," said Rajesh Latchman of GCAP South Africa. "These hooligans [leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchists] obscure the real issues."

Previous global summit protests have turned violent. In 1999, 50,000 protesters shut down World Trade Organization sessions in Seattle as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. There were some 600 arrests and $3 million in property damage. One man died after clashes with police at a G-20 meeting held in London in April 2009.

More information at (click on the file:)
The International Anarchist Tribunal - The Anarchist Press Tribunal - International Branch
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See the also the note "Anarchy is optimal order" in the introduction to this file, and the chapter "Anarchists against political extremism".

The IWW supports the resolution of the IAT-APT .