Alle mit den Halivourgia-Arbeitern!
Der arbeiterfeindliche, undemokratische und verfassungswidrige Akt der Dreier-Regierungskoalition, Sondereinheiten der Polizei gegen die Stahlarbeiter einzusetzen, ist eine Herausforderung an die gesamte Arbeiterklasse und die Arbeiter.
Die Regierungsparteien ND, Pasok und die Dimap glaubten, nach 265 Tagen Streik den Widerstand der Stahlarbeiter brechen zu können und einen rachsüchtigen Sieg der Unternehmer zu erringen. Sie wollten die Moral der Streikenden brechen, die Moral der Arbeiter, die kämpfen, die Moral des ganzen griechischen Volkes, das Widerstand gegen die schwarze Front der Regierungsparteien leistet.
Doch in diesem Fall täuschen sie sich. Das Klima der vollen Unterstützung des Streiks der Stahlarbeiter erfüllt ganz Griechenland. Die Arbeiterklasse, die Arbeiter, das ganze griechische Volk stehen an der Seite der Stahlarbeiter - wie in den letzten neun Monaten.
Die Herzen und Hirne von uns Allen sind in Aspropirgos. Es ist unser Kampf. Gestern waren es die Madrider und die Bergarbeiter in Spanien. Heute sind wir es. Alle vereint. Alle zum Tor des Stahlwerkes. Heute ab 17:30 Uhr - Versammlung in Aspropirgos und Marsch zu Stahlwerk - und bis zum Sieg!
The proletarians of the world have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!
MARCH IN DEFENSE OF THE WATER
On 31 March a “march in defense of the water” took place in Maipú. The PC(AP) reports that this march was organized by the “citizens’ committee in direct action” together with other social and political organizations of the municipality, among them the PC(AP) Chile. The PC(AP) writes:
Many people took part in the protest march which was directed against the plans of the local authority of Maipú under the leadership of Alberto Undurraga (DC), mayor in office, to privatize the water. The population vigorously opposed the Alianza and the Concertación, because both neoliberal blocks have decided to privatize everything in our country and thus plunge the workers and the people into misery. It is important to point out that this march by no means was a spontaneous action, but the product of many years of work and organized by the different forces involved which suggested that this march should be the first of big marches and manifestations in the town of Maipú this year.
In what follows, the demands and reasons for the “NO” to the privatization of the SMAPA (Servicios Municipales de Agua Potable y Alcantarrilado) are detailed.
NO TO THE PRIVATIZATION OF SMAPA
In the neoliberal economic model nothing must remain in the hands of the state and in this case the drinking waters must not remain in the hands of the local authorities anymore. This no longer complies to the logic of capitalism and therefore the SMAPA shall be handed over to the private enterprise Augas Andinas. Together with the Alianza, the Concertación has taken up this task.
The consequences of the transformation to a private enterprise are:
Further increase of monthly water fees
Cessation of subsidies for the inhabitants, who were entitled to them so far
The municipality has no more water for irrigating the green areas and squares and must pay for it like any other customer
SMAPA makes up for 1/3 of the annual municipal budget; with the privatization we lose this important source of income
More than 1 million people of Maipú, Cerrillos und Estación Central will be affected by this measure.
This is what we demand:
The water must remain 100% in the hands of the people of Maipú
Improvement of the quality of services and of the quality of the drinking water
Stop the coterie with the enterprises and the temporary employment agencies
No employment of consultants and functionaries earning millions, who do little or nothing in order to improve the service
No to the formation of a stock company as suggested by some consultants and town council members who call themselves progressive or left
No to wasting and stealing SMAPA-money (as done by the thief Alberto Undurraga).
Defending municipal water means defending life. Because water is life and not the source of coterie, wealth and profit for private enterprises.
As Alianza and Concertación won’t solve these problems, at these municipal elections:
DON’T VOTE, KICK THEM OUT
Partido Comunista Chileno (Acción Proletaria)
Greetings to the solidarity event with
the struggle of the Greek
steelworkers in Aspropirgos
Dear participants of the event, dear friends and comrades,
I want to express to you that we, the European Coordination of ICOR (International Coordination of Revolutionary Organizations and Parties), fully stand behind the fighting steelworkers in Aspropirgos! They are spearheading the Greek people’s uprising. At the moment we are in Greece with a delegation and have spoken with the fighting steelworkers. We are impressed by their perseverance and the broad solidarity which they are experiencing, and by the extent of discontent and resistance of the common people in Greece. We understand that they don’t want to live in this old way any more and that a revolutionary change is necessary. The struggle of the steelworkers from Aspropirgos shows, that by long and organized struggle, one can achieve something. The cooperation and the joint cross-border struggle of the ICOR organizations as well as of all progressive people will successfully push through their aims and a social perspective which is worth living.
Revolutionary greetings to your solidarity event
Main Coordinator Europe of ICOR