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ILVA: Nationalization as a solution?

 

Statement by the FdCA Labour Commission

With the continuing tragedy that is the ILVA affair, there are more and more frequent calls for nationalization as an answer to the arrogance and imperiousness of the Riva family, a radical, class-struggle response whereby expropriation would save the day and, literally, both production and the environment. Just like when there used to be talk of nationalizing the banks. Pity it's not actually like that.

Those who invoke the State as guarantor of the community pretend not to see that as far as the ILVA question is concerned (and not just that) the role of the State as guarantor has already been exercised in full, both during the past nationalization, when the bases were laid for today's disaster, both in the trials for pollution and in the thefts and other sleaze we know about, and in the phase of the Riva ownership, even more so today. And we know well which side the State is on: the State has always continued to carry out its basic role as guarantor of world finance and its "contracts", its role as custodian of capital's ownership with all that entails, having long since abandoned any pretence of acting as a neutral "third party" or seeking to include the workers.

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Have a nice election
And have a nice dictatorship, too...

FdCA National Secretariat Statement

 

On 24 and 25 February, a sizeable group of candidates to the senate and the lower house will be trying to have themselves elected by millions of Italians by promising a new government and the best of all possible worlds. And so all the various saviours of the bank accounts and the class-based re-equilibration of capitalist accumulation will stand up and present themselves as the paladins of democracy and national salvation.

It is theatre of the absurd as staged by the Italian bourgeoisie, and it would be comic if we were not in such a tragic situation, with the social butchery being carried out thanks to the freedom-killing, authoritarian measures of the Monti government, cheered on from the wings by two thirds of the parliament. And of course, before him there were the neoliberal policies of Berlusconi and the PD that impoverished millions of workers and pensioners, those who have always been the target of choice for the financial bourgeoisie's class-based policies once they came to power with the rise of the neoliberal phase of capitalism.
 

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14 November, first European general strike

Let's build on it and continue it !

FdCA Council of Delegates document
 

While the thrust of capital's offensive continues, using the crisis and economic policies to restrict freedom, conquests and rights acquired by the workers over the years, it is increasingly evident the extent to which the current phase is making it even more difficult for forms of associations and collective praxis to emerge on the initiative of the workers.

This is a difficult and apparently hopeless phase, in which we are all involved in an attempt to create more room for political movement and for struggle so that we can work our way out of the quagmire we have been driven into by the restructuring of capital, both economic and financial. A restructuring which is being carried out on several levels and which is continuing to gain from the crisis from an economic point of view, but also from a normative and social point of view. Indeed, capitalism has managed to deregulate labour, helping to push any form of combative, demand-based syndicalism into a corner.

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Grassroots syndicalist general strike on 27 January

FdCA Labour Commission statement

2012 has opened without too many worries for those in Italy who hold 50% of the country's wealth, that is to say the 10% of the well-off who are part of the 1% of rich people throughout the world that prevents 99% of the world's population from accessing its wealth. Globalization has thus been a success, in the sense of global impoverishment. And Italian workers are now beginning to see the seriousness of the situation.

With the support of a huge majority in Parliament and to the shame of certain trade unions who no longer have Berlusconi on their side, the Monti techno-government has closely followed the script written by the European Union and re-established the harshness of the class reality: the dominant, exploiting classes will not be paying anything, the dominated, exploited classes will have to pay for everything: they will pay the public debt, they will pay for social services, they will pay for assistance and healthcare in order to save themselves and the country.

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ILVA: Nationalization as a solution?
FdCA
Labour Commission Statement

 

Have a nice election
FdCA
Nat. Sec. Statement

 

14 November, first European general strike
FdCA
Council of Delegates document

 

Grassroots syndicalist general strike on 27 January
FdCA Labour Commission Statement

 

FIAT Dux
FdCA Labour Commission Statement

 

FIAT - the final solution
FdCA Labour Commission Statement

 

Is neo-liberalism finished? Have they all gone now?
FdCA
National Secretariat Statement

 

The State
FdCA
Basic Strategy document

 

6 September General Strike - the indignant fight back
FdCA Labour Commission Statement

 

The international economic situation
Motion of the 8th FdCA National Congress

 

Genoa: 10 years on
FdCA Statement

 

Fascism in the workplace
FdCA Labour Commission Statement

 

Conference of anarchist and libertarian communists in the CGIL
Concluding motion

 

Libya: the grip of the dictatorship, the bombs of imperialism
FdCA Statement

 

Solidarity with Zimbabwe's Treason Trialists
International Anarchist
Statement

 

The FdCA Timeline
2008

 

The International Anarchist Congress, Amsterdam 1907
P
amphlet

 

 

 


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