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[BRAZIL] Call for general strike, friday, april 28

category brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana | workplace struggles | chamada / petição author Friday April 28, 2017 08:14author by CAB Report this post to the editors

April 28 is a day of nation-wide mobilization against the austerity measures and fiscal adjustments of that are eroding workers’ rights. Demonstrations and a general strike will be occurring, led by those who are being oppressed in Brazil, especially workers. We know that the effectiveness of these actions depend on the participation of the base in the preparation and organization. The strength of workers lies in direct action — the strike, the picket, the interruption of traffic, the march — in the workplace, in schools, and in neighborhoods; progress has stagnated in the summits convened by central unions that have capitulated to “business as usual” and ceased to be effective in their bureaucratic routines, congressional negotiations, and lobbying.



Modestly, members of the Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira — CAB), will take part in the struggle on April 28, arm-in-arm with our fellow workers, our neighbors, and all those who must struggle against oppressive conditions to survive. We will join together with those who take part in the struggle on this day, independent of their political organization, choosing rather to rally around class solidarity and independence. Let us make clear that our struggle does not stand for the construction of electoral alternatives and that workers’ organization will not be subordinated to any intention in this regard.

We believe in the general strike as a weapon of workers in the face of recent directives issued by politicians and bosses. We understand April 28 as a concrete measure in this direction. The day is not one of “show acts” or “symbolic” initiatives as some central unions are preparing in various locations. It is necessary to mobilize, to put ourselves on the offensive, because if we retreat, the general strike will wither and we will fail in our response to the attacks that the ruling classes are imposing.

April 28 is a strike to defend the working base!
We will struggle and organize against fiscal adjustments and state repression!
We fight for the freedom of Rafael Braga!

Brazilian Anarchist Coordination (Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira — CAB)

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