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donderdag 31 mei 2018

Anarchic update news all over the world - 31.05.2018

Today's Topics:


1.  Greece, Concentration against electronic auctions - NO HUMAN

      APO (gr)
      [machine translation] (

2.  Britain, Brighton Solfed wins dispute with Dry Cleaning
      business wage thef (

3.  France, Alternative Libertaire AL #283 - Radio: "Tomorrow
      the Big Evening" makes its 68 (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

4.  France, Alternative Libertaire AL - nternational, Tour AL
      2018: Kurdistan, Revolution, Self-management (fr, it, pt)
      [machine translation] (

5.  Against all forms of co-operation with bosses and employers'
      unionism., Posted by dirty horse APO (gr) [machine translation]

6.  Poland, WORKERS' INITIATIVE: Journalists and journalists on
      an equal basis - a new commission of the OZZ IP [machine
      translation] (


Message: 1

For months, we have been gathering every Wednesday afternoon in front of the Patras County 
Court to prevent our fellow-house auctions. Together with other fighters, student clubs, 
collectives and organizations, we have managed - at the present time - to put down mounds 
in the attempt to get the first home from the state and the banks. Respective 
mobilizations were carried out by a number of people at county courts throughout the 
country. Mobilizations that have occasionally been targeted by state repression and 
resulted in the persecution of several fighters. ---- The inability of the state and 
capitalist system to draw consensus on its plans has led to the adoption of the method of 
electronic auctions through the relevant online platform. Electronic auctions are 
conducted with the care of local notary offices on various days and hours. In many cases, 
fighters attempted to block electronic auctions and were faced with the repressive state fury.

Despite government announcements for immediate operation of the system since September 
2017, technical issues, according to the official version, have not allowed its 
implementation. In fact, the development of a militant and unwavering movement to defend 
housing and basic social goods coupled with widespread aggravation of the social anger and 
indignation generated by the assault of the bosses created a climate of complete 
socialization of the measure, postponed for about 7 whole months.

True allies throughout this aggressive movement of the state and capital are the big 
notary offices, which act as the long hand of the banks by undertaking the implementation 
of electronic auctions. Nobody is responsible ...

Today, electronic auctions are held in many notary offices under a massive massive 
mobilization outside and under the protection of the police, which often attacks the 
protesters and makes arrests.

Until mid-April, no Patras Notary Office had undertaken to conduct an electronic auction. 
On the morning of Wednesday, April 18th, it became clear that Athena Ravazoula's notary, 
in Votsi 52, will auction houses in Agrinio. After the intervention of several fighters, 
no auctioning eventually took place.

A few days later, on Tuesday evening, 24/4, it became known that besides the Ravazoula 
counterpart, notaries of Papageorgiou Vasiliki at Botsi 21 and Mitropoulou Irini at Kanari 
45 will attempt to launch electronic auctions. Massive mobilizations took place outside 
these offices, but the strong presence of the MATs that blocked the road to the movement 
secured their conduct.

On Wednesday, May 16, a group of 25 anarchists attempted to invade the Ravazoula notary at 
the time of electronic auctions, which allowed them to accept the attack of MAT with wood 
and chemicals. The next day, a reunion took place outside this office with the 
participation of several people. Meetings outside of notaries continue to date, at any 
given date when they are held.

For Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May, a series of online auctions are scheduled at 
notaries Ravazoula (Votsi 52), Papageorgiou (Votsi 21) and Mitropoulou (Kanari 45). For 
our part, we call the world of the struggle for vigilance for the upcoming mobilizations, 
which attempts to exploit the social wealth in our region and declare that we will stand 
in every way against the state and its mechanisms in the attempt of looting the people's 
residence. Housing, as well as access to basic social goods (electricity, water, health, 
education) are non-negotiable rights and we will defend them against the state which once 
again bangs the lower and poorer social strata confirms its timeless antisocial role . Any 
notary attempts to contribute to the realization of the most anti-social plans of the 
state and the capital must know that he should also bear the cost of his choices. This is 
the moment when organized,

Especially at a time when bosses and unprofessed trade union leaders are promoting 
co-operation through the "social alliance," we insist that the only way to be able to 
respond to the state-run assault, banks and bosses is the road of social and class 
struggles.Employees, unemployed, youth, locals and immigrants, knowing their real needs, 
must live in their own hands, organize themselves and fight, collectively, self-organized 
and uninvolved, away from all sorts of mediation and factories. In every social and 
workplace, in schools and schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and streets, away from any 
party and syndicalist manipulation that inevitably leads to the weakening and degeneration 
of the social and class movement. It is now perceived that the underprivileged of society 
can no longer have any confidence and can not expect anything from all sorts of aspiring 
managers and mediators of social anger.

We emphasize that the insidious approaches of the state, the bosses, the bankers and their 
notaries will fall into the gap. No attempt to evict will be tolerated. Safeguard our 
neighborhoods, apply social solidarity and class self-organization in practice.

To link the few and demanding struggles for permanent and stable work, access to the 
social goods of housing, care, education, for the defense of labor and social rights, with 
the comprehensive and timely social and political demand to overthrow the world power and 
the libertarian transformation of society. For the society of equality and solidarity. Of 
justice and freedom.





Message: 2

The dry cleaners, based in the Kemptown area, had been withholding holiday pay of over 
£1000 from a migrant worker. Despite the worker asking repeatedly for their owed money, 
the bosses ignored and demeaned them. The worker came to Brighton Solfed, and we started 
the process of demanding the owed holiday wages. The management tried their best to scam 
us too, claiming that you can't accrue holiday pay during a probation period, and claiming 
compensation for damaged clothing. We explained to the boss that not only are they 
completely wrong about these things, they were also flagrantly flouting employment law by 
withholding holiday and demanding compensation. It was clear that the boss had not dealt 
with a strong, experienced, union before, and in the face of our opposition to his lies, 
he agreed to pay the worker what they were owed within the hour - the dispute was won 
before a single picket was carried out. In a nice coincidence, the boss crumbled on May 
1st - International Workers Day. We were able to celebrate this quick display of organised 
working class power as we marched alongside others through Brighton, celebrating our day.

Disputes like this demonstrate just how rife extreme exploitation is for low waged 
workers, especially migrants. Bosses try this because they think they can get away with 
it, in the expectation that the worker has nowhere to turn and can't do anything about it. 
Actions like this help serve as warning to bosses that this won't stand. To make a world 
where employers can't rip us off, we need to build a culture where we all stand up for 
ourselves collectively. We want to build towards a situation where actions like this 
happen all over the country - we don't need representatives to make things better for us, 
we just need to stand up and stand together.

The worker and ourselves were delighted with this win - a simple show of solidarity and 
strength meant the worker has a much better summer ahead of them than they thought. After 
the campaign, we discussed events with the worker, and these are her thoughts:

"At first, I thought that involving Solfed in my case could be too aggressive, because my 
bosses created a very familiar relationship with me and I didn't want to harm them. When I 
left the company I tried to keep a good relationship with them, but it was not possible - 
I asked them for my holiday pay but I never had an answer."

This is very common in small businesses. Bosses try to create a sense that they are 
friends with their workers. This means that workers who demand their rights are made to 
feel that they are betraying that friendship and the trust that is implied in it. Of 
course, it doesn't stop these so-called friends from sponging off their employees.

"I felt disadvantaged because of my condition as a foreign national and they tried to 
benefit from that.

Then I thought that I didn't leave my country to lose my work rights, so I decided to 
contact Solfed. They gave me the solidarity, confidence, and the strength that I needed to 
face this situation.

I felt cheated and sad because I knew I was not getting a fair deal. I knew that my bosses 
were taking advantage of my situation as a migrant and foreigner and because I didn't 
speak English "properly".

When I started, nobody told me about my conditions in the company, so I didn't know if I 
had a contract either. I was afraid to ask about my work situation because I thought they 
were giving me a great opportunity. I felt smaller and more insecure every day.

The working class should have many small victories and I think this has been one of them. 
I feel that I have gained confidence in social movements and in myself to defend my labour 

My bosses have received a notice and they will probably try and continue doing the same 
and taking advantage of the weakest, but now they know there are unions that can push for 
them to comply with the law when they are not willing to do it."


Message: 3

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of May-June 1968, Radio Béton, Tomorrow's Le Grand 
Soir commemorates the event in its own way by inviting a dozen actors and actresses, known 
or anonymous. This will be around 10 monthly issues. ---- Wednesday, January 24 and 
February 14, 2018 were devoted to the genesis of events. ---- On Wednesday, March 14, Jean 
Pierre Duteil, co-founder of the movement of March 22 (with Daniel Cohn-Bendit,), was on 
the air. ---- On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Luis Lopès (former parliamentary attaché of a 
PCF MP) and Jacques Ducol (doctor of philosophy), former students at the Union of 
Communist Students of Tours were on the air. ---- On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Claude 
Beaugrand will come on the air. He was a 1968 worker at Citroën. Subsequently he became 
editor of the newspaper Front Libertaire (newspaper of the Anarchist Revolutionary 
Organization 1970-1979).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Gisele Moulière, former CFDT activist at the center of postal 
checks in Paris in 1968, will talk about the condition of workers at the time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Michel Desmars who was during the movement of May 1968 one 
of the animators, with Georges Fontenis, the Revolutionary Action Committee (CAR) of Tours 
(which brought together high school students, students and workers of all tendencies and " 
will count up to more than 50 participants " ) and will be, in 1969, one of the 
co-founders of the Libertarian Communist Movement, will be on the air.

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Pierre Louis, militant CGT, of Trotskyite obedience, as 
industrial draftsman at the center of nuclear studies Saclay in 1968 will tell us about 
his experience.

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the sociologist Rene Warck, former member of the Union of 
Communist Youth Marxist Leninist (Maoist) will be on the air.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the show will be devoted to the months that followed May 
/ June 1968.

All programs will run from 19 to 20h, on the antenna of Radio Beton (93.6 MGH). Tomorrow 
Grand Soir, which begins its nineteenth year, is the oldest political program of Radio 
Beton. It is also a monthly newspaper distributed in about twenty places in Tours, Loches, 
Blois and various companies. An association, the Friends of Tomorrow the Big Evening, 
counting 89 adherents and adherents the shoulder in these various spots as well as a 
website. You can find the January, February and March podcast on this topic on

Pierrot (AL Tours)


Message: 4

 From May 27th to June 23rd, Alternative Libertaire is organizing a round of debates with 
one (or even three) revolutionary volunteers in the YPG. The opportunity to meet friends 
who roamed the Rojava in 2016-2018, and can give their point of view on the emancipatory 
dynamic, its limits, its potential, and the indispensable international solidarity. ---- 
Since 2014, its role as a bulwark against jihadist atrocities in the Middle East has put 
the Kurdish left in the limelight. ---- What is less well known is that in the areas it 
controls, and particularly in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), it has fostered the rise of a 
counter-society on feminist, social and democratic bases. in a way, secular. ---- For this 
reason, it scares the tyrants of the region: the Turkish, Iranian or Syrian regimes.
This unprecedented situation calls for the support of all sincere revolutionaries and 

Acritical support  ? Not because, like any revolutionary process, it runs risks: an 
authoritarian drift is always possible, as well as an instrumentalization by foreign 
powers (United States, Russia, France ...). That's all we want to talk about.

Screening of the film by Chris den Hond and Mireille Court, Rojava, a utopia in the heart 
of Syrian chaos (45 minutes) ;
Presentation of the book Kurdistan Autogestion Revolution , ed. AL, March 2018 ;
Intervention of Arthur Aberlin , French libertarian communist activist engaged in the YPG 
in 2017.
Intervention (subject) of two other revolutionary activists engaged between 2016 and 2018.

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May 11th in Lisieux (14) , at 8:30 pm at the train station bar, 2, place Pierre-Sémard 
(without Arthur Aberlin)
May 27 at       Rouen (76) , at 3 pm, at the Cloth Hall, 19, Place de la Basse-Vieille-Tour, 
co-organized by AL and the FA
On May 28 in    Orléans (45) , at 7:30 pm, in the auditorium of the media library, 1 place 
May 29th at     Angers (49) , in the evening, at L'Etincelle, 56 Boulevard du Doyenné, 
co-organized by AL, Kedistan and the bookshop Les Nuits Bleues
On May 30 in    Rennes (35) , at 8 pm, at Babazoula Bar, 182 avenue du Général-Patton, 
co-organized by AL, CDK and the Kurdish friends of Brittany
May 31st in Lorient (56) , in the evening, at Cité Allende-Maison des associations, 12, 
rue Colbert
On 1 st  June in        Nantes (44) , at 19:30, at the House of Unions, 1, place de la Gare de-State
On the 2nd of June in   Fougères (35) , in the evening, at the local self-managed Les 
Oiseaux de la tempête, 14 rue de la Pinterie
On 4 June in Bordeaux (33), in the evening, at the Athénée Municipale, Place 
Saint-Christoly, co-organized by AL, the CDK and the anti-fascist group Pavé brulant
On June 5th in  Millau (12) , at 8:30 pm, at the Café La Loco, 33, avenue Gambetta
June 6th in     Toulouse (31) , at 7 pm, at the Chapel, 36, Casanova Street
On June 8th in Nîmes (30), at 7 pm, at Café Chez Mémé, 7, rue Fléchier, co-organized by 
AL, CGA and the Kurdish Democratic Center of Gard
June 9th in     Montpellier (34) , at 8 pm, at La Gerbe Center, 19, rue chaptal
On June 10th at Fréjus (83) , at 5 pm, at the Palais des Reaux, 129, rue Albert-Einstein, 
co-organized by AL and the Kurdish cultural center of Draguignan
On June 11th in Marseille (13), in the evening, at Mille Bâbords, 61, rue Consolat
On June 13th in Brioude (43), in the evening, at Café La Clef, 53, rue de la Pardige
On June 14th in Lyon (69), in the evening, at the Maison de la Mesopotamie, 11, rue 
Mazagran, Lyon 7 th
On June 15 in Dijon (21) , at 7 pm, at the self-managed space of Tanneries, 37, rue des 
June 16th in Strasbourg (67), at 6 pm, at the Democratic Center of the Kurdish People, 7, 
rue de la Broque
On June 18th in Nancy (54) , at night, at the MJC des Trois-Maisons, 12, rue de Fontenoy
On the 19th of June in Paris 10 th , evening, at the Academy of Arts and Culture of 
Kurdistan, 16, rue d'Enghien
On June 20 in   Montreuil (93) , at 7:30 pm, at the open house, 17, rue Hoche
June 21st in Saint-Denis (93) (venue to come)
On June 22 in Amiens (80), at 7 pm, Maurice-Honeste room, 67, boulevard du Cange, 
co-organized by AL, the libertarian collective Alexandre-Marius Jacob, Ensemble, FSU, 
On the 23rd of June in Lille (59), in the evening, in the autonomous area Les 
Dix-Huit-Ponts, 38 rue de Treviso

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Message: 5

For several years, the way the GSEE-type employers' union has become clear has become 
clear. By refusing to launch a strike at critical times, strikes with fireworks, with no 
cover for striking strikers. It is clear, therefore, that GSEE has ceased to represent any 
employee interests. ---- The latter, the choice of GSEE and ADEDY to join together with 
the entire employers' contractor, proves that higher-ranking trade unions are a "strategic 
partner" of the bosses. Crowded with this option, most of the transport associations are 
standing. With fanatics, they call on the club in Klafthmonos, along with GSEE and ADEDY, 
along with employers' associations. All together, therefore, against us. ---- Following 
the change of law to make it difficult to declare strikes, GSEE is attempting to deprive 
this employee of the gun. Colleagues and colleagues will not let them. The GSEE has ceased 
to put the content of the strikes. Even in the past, there was the intense social pressure 
that forced her to launch strikes. Particularly today, it is even more important to 
strike. Because the strike, IT IS, IS AND WILL be a weapon in the hands of the workers.
No strike can be done in cooperation with the bosses. The dispositional co-operation that 
is evangelized will become devastated in the class war that is being conducted daily. For 
our part, both on Wednesday 30/5 and Thursday 31/5 we will strike. Against state and 
government plans, to defend our needs. We will strike because this is our weapon, because 
that way we can be on the road along with the other competing tracks. Against the plans of 
the GSEE, the bosses and the state.
With the aggravation of our working conditions and the aggressiveness of administrations 
to constantly grow, there is a need to break the disappointment and defeatism. The demands 
and targets of the strikes are set by the strikers themselves. Not by the workers. That is 
why we call on colleagues and colleagues to strike, go down the road, express their 
dissatisfaction and indignation and fight. Through our participation in demonstrations, 
strikes, gatherings and assemblies, we can build the necessary struggle community within 
and outside our workplace and create solidarity relationships.
The merger of bureaucratic and employers' trade unions makes it even more urgent to change 
trade union paradigm. What we need is a trade union, a real combatant, an uninterrupted, 
anarchist. A trade union from the base, with decisions being made by the workers and not 
by the Boards. This example of trade unionism can bring to the fore the needs of workers, 
against the interests of the bosses.


Tax Front - Transport Workers' Initiative


Message: 6

Founding meeting of the Commission of Journalists and Journalists of the OZZ IP (May 2018)
In May 2018, the environmental commission for journalists and journalists at the Employee 
Initiative began its activities. It consists of collaborators of online portals and 
newspapers from all over Poland, including major dailies and weeklies. ---- The commission 
was established by journalists and journalists, who are not employed in full-time jobs for 
the most part. Most of the texts in national newspapers are outsourced to external authors 
who make their living from money earned for written texts. The terms of cooperation vary 
significantly, however, depending on the editorial board, usually placing the author in a 
disadvantageous position.
The amounts paid for the text, i.e. the so-called poems, have been systematically lowered 
for years. This is a common practice in most editorial offices. Journalists preparing 
their materials for several weeks earn a few hundred zlotys on them. They are billed for 
each text with a contract for a work. Employers do not pay pension contributions. 
Journalists do not even have health insurance available for people on contracts - orders. 
Very few editorial offices are open to accepting employees on a full-time basis. What's 
worse, the method of paying out the lines is unclear. Before publishing, the author rarely 
knows how his text will be valued. Employers do not make clear rules about remuneration 
public. It so happens that two authors working for the same editorial office receive two 
completely different amounts for their texts.

But the lines are not the only problem. The practice of paying for material only at the 
time of publication is also common in editorial offices. In the case of weekly magazines, 
the waiting time for publication can be several months or even more than half a year. At 
that time the author does not get a penny for his work. Editors are reluctant to pay 
advances for texts that are already ready.

To write a longer journalist's text, the author is forced to travel to Poland, Europe or 
the world. In such cases, even reimbursement of travel or accommodation costs is not 
obvious. Costs going to hundreds or thousands of zlotys are transferred to journalists.

An additional problem for the authors are the rights to texts. Many articles are 
reproduced - be it in subsequent special editions, or web portals. For reprints of his own 
texts, the author does not get any money. The problem also arises when the journalist 
decides to publish a book with his texts written for newspapers. There is a situation 
where a journalist has to pay the editorial office for regaining property rights for his 
own work. This dubious rule is common in any large publishing house.

Journalists and journalists want to civilize the rules of cooperation with the editorial 
offices. At the beginning, they intend to prepare a code of good practices - a set of 
rules that will go to the desks of the editor-in-chief. This is the boundary conditions of 
the agreement, which is to facilitate cooperation between both parties.

The environmental commission also accepts journalists employed full time in editorial 
offices. Forensic journalists struggle with similar problems. Their salary usually 
consists of a modest basis and a poem worked out in a given month. Lowering rates for 
texts hits both journalists - freelancers and full-time authors. And also - indirectly - 
in the whole society. Lowering the authors' earnings causes a gradual decrease in the 
value of journalistic materials. A tired, churned journalist has little time for an 
in-depth investigation or in-depth analysis of the problem. At stake are not just 
earnings. It is also about the future of journalism.

Contact to the environmental commission of journalists and journalists: