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CNT Education sector on French riots

category france / belgium / luxemburg | community struggles | press release author Tuesday November 08, 2005 01:11author by CNT-FTE - CNT-fauthor email fede-educ at cnt-f dot org Report this post to the editors

If You Sow Misery, You Will Reap Anger

Statement by the CNT-f on the recent events in Paris. Of course the teachers with the CNT, most of whom work in these neighbourhoods, do not call for the destruction of cars or public buildings, but nor do they call for resignation. For these young people, they demand more justice


If You Sow Misery, You Will Reap Anger

For years, the most poor and hated section of the people – destitute, often immigrant – has suffered from massive unemployment and poverty. The working class jobs their parents held have often disappeared, and school no longer offers any hope to young people. This society has nothing to offer them other than hanging out bored in the streets and stupid humiliating police checks. So nobody is really surprised that a fatal incident should set off violent reactions across the country.

Of course the teachers with the CNT, most of whom work in these neighbourhoods, do not call for the destruction of cars or public buildings, but nor do they call for resignation. For these young people, they demand more justice. In practical terms, this means secure jobs, decent wages, humane working-hours for the parents, adequate housing, an end to counter-productive police repression, necessary and adequate social services, and a truly liberatory school system. This is how we suggest our colleagues and the parents of our students struggle.


Federal Secretariat of the CNT-FTE,
November 6th 2005


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