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May Day 2014

category indonesia / philippines / australia | workplace struggles | press release author Thursday May 01, 2014 20:27author by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group - Anarkismoauthor email macg1984 at yahoo dot com dot au Report this post to the editors

No matter what gains we make in struggle, sooner or later employers and governments will try to roll them back. And no matter how much ground we give, employers and governments will only come back for more. The class war goes on, because whether we fight or we don’t, capital never stops fighting. The struggle will continue until we organise as a class, take the means of production into our own hands, and overthrow the entire capitalist system. Only workers’ revolution can end the class war and bring peace to the human race.

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Chicago 1886

May Day began in the United States, when Anarchist unions in Chicago called a general strike on 1 May 1886 to win the 8 hour day. A few days later, a bomb killed 7 police and 4 others at a protest connected with the campaign. In the ensuing witch hunt, eight Anarchist union organisers were arrested. They were convicted in a trial where there wasn’t even a pretence at proving their guilt. Four were executed. A movement was born in the subsequent campaign for the exoneration of the Haymarket Martyrs and spread around the world.

Class War in Australia

The Coalition Government elected last year is showing itself as the most Right wing in generations. It has been physically repelling refugees from Australian shores; it has started a Royal Commission into the union movement; and it has slashed tertiary education funding. And this is only for starters. Its leaks about its impending Budget are simply staggering, with unprecedented attacks on the Age Pension, on Medicare and on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme being floated. Meanwhile, State governments have been implementing savage cuts of their own and attacking civil liberties on a wide front. And the bosses have announced a wave of factory closures, including the entire car manufacturing industry. This is class war, but there’s only one side fighting.

Class War Worldwide

Across the world, employers and governments are attacking workers and, in many places, workers are fighting back. The Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in April last year was followed later by a massive wave of garment workers’ strikes that won a 77% pay rise. Cambodian garment workers staged a mass strike in December, only to be forced back to work by murderous State repression. And China, despite the continuing tyranny of the so-called “Communist” Party, is the strike capital of the world, with 180,000 “mass incidents” recorded in the last 12 months.

An End to Class War

No matter what gains we make in struggle, sooner or later employers and governments will try to roll them back. And no matter how much ground we give, employers and governments will only come back for more. The class war goes on, because whether we fight or we don’t, capital never stops fighting. The struggle will continue until we organise as a class, take the means of production into our own hands, and overthrow the entire capitalist system. Only workers’ revolution can end the class war and bring peace to the human race.

WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group

1 May 2014

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images_haymarket8_large.jpg imageMay Day 19:46 Wed 01 May by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

As long as capitalism endures, the world will be wracked by economic crisis and war, but there is a solution. We can unite across national borders with a global movement against capitalism and all its ills. We can build our movement with federalism and direct democracy rather than authoritarianism and hierarchy. And we can make a revolution, forging a classless global society of libertarian communism, where a free federation of workplaces and communities replaces capitalism and the State. We can establish, at last, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity and it will be done by practicing the values of the society we wish to create.

308156_172149779538211_100002295701287_354743_40542090_n.jpg imageMelbourne Anarchist Communist Group: May Day 21:14 Tue 01 May by Dmitri 0 comments

The only way to end the crises of capitalism is to abolish capitalism itself. And the only way to abolish capitalism is for the working class to seize the means of production which are the foundation of the power of capital. In the immortal words of Lucy Parsons, widow of one of the Haymarket Martrys and a labour activist in her own right, "Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth". In short, we must make a revolution. We will abolish the capitalist State and replace it with the free federation of workplaces and communities worldwide. We will establish libertarian communism, a classless society where the freedom and equality of each is the condition of the freedom and equality of all.

textMay Day 13:25 Fri 01 May by MACG 0 comments

Today, on May Day, we dedicate ourselves to this revolution, and the establishment of libertarian communism, a State-less society where each contributes according to their ability and receives according to their need.

textNoel Washington charges dropped 04:47 Thu 27 Nov by MACG 1 comments

The Director of Public Persecutions has dropped the charges against Noel Washinton, the CFMEU Organiser who refused to attend an interview with the ABCC. As a result, the protest rally has been cancelled, but another rally has been called to celebrate the victory.

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The Campaign for a General Strike to Stop Tony Abbott is developing, but needs to go a lot further and a lot faster. Each day that goes by without an organised working class response is a day that Liberals harm working class people and democratic rights in Australia further, a day to destroy the environment, torture refugees, wage imperialist war in West Asia, stoke reactionary social forces and stack public offices with Right wing zealots. To wait till the next election is to concede Tony Abbott the right to commit any crimes, no matter how appalling. [Italiano]

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imageAs simple as ABCC Jan 17 by MACG 0 comments

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textOur rights at work Oct 04 by MACG 0 comments

Our rights at work will be defended by grassroots workers’ struggle, or they won’t be defended at all. And in that struggle, we will build the democracy and the solidarity that embody the values of a different kind of society.

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imageMay Day May 01 Anarkismo 0 comments

As long as capitalism endures, the world will be wracked by economic crisis and war, but there is a solution. We can unite across national borders with a global movement against capitalism and all its ills. We can build our movement with federalism and direct democracy rather than authoritarianism and hierarchy. And we can make a revolution, forging a classless global society of libertarian communism, where a free federation of workplaces and communities replaces capitalism and the State. We can establish, at last, a world of liberty, equality and solidarity and it will be done by practicing the values of the society we wish to create.

imageMelbourne Anarchist Communist Group: May Day May 01 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

The only way to end the crises of capitalism is to abolish capitalism itself. And the only way to abolish capitalism is for the working class to seize the means of production which are the foundation of the power of capital. In the immortal words of Lucy Parsons, widow of one of the Haymarket Martrys and a labour activist in her own right, "Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth". In short, we must make a revolution. We will abolish the capitalist State and replace it with the free federation of workplaces and communities worldwide. We will establish libertarian communism, a classless society where the freedom and equality of each is the condition of the freedom and equality of all.

textMay Day May 01 Anarkismo 0 comments

Today, on May Day, we dedicate ourselves to this revolution, and the establishment of libertarian communism, a State-less society where each contributes according to their ability and receives according to their need.

textNoel Washington charges dropped Nov 27 Anarkismo 1 comments

The Director of Public Persecutions has dropped the charges against Noel Washinton, the CFMEU Organiser who refused to attend an interview with the ABCC. As a result, the protest rally has been cancelled, but another rally has been called to celebrate the victory.

textDefend Noel Washington Nov 24 Anarkismo 0 comments

Demonstrate: 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 2 December Victorian Trades Hall Cnr Victoria St & Lygon St Carlton , Melbourne, Australia. [Castellano]

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