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(en) Greece, Anarchist Federation: 8 tasks to protect the social base now and after the current health crisis. [machine translation]

Date Mon, 23 Mar 2020 08:32:14 +0200


We are in a period of concentrated historical time, during which a series of generalized crises erupt simultaneously and herald a dangerous future for the social base. From the threatening new economic crisis that followed the temporary lull in the aftermath of the Memorandums, the crisis of imperialist rivalries in the Eastern Mediterranean, the refugee crisis, to the epidemic we live in these days. ---- The coronavirus epidemic is a coincidental but not unforeseen event. Societies throughout history have always been confronted with such health crises and should always have at the back of their minds the chance to meet such a condition. ---- We therefore need to be clear: All society at this time must support, on an individual and collective level, the protection proposals put forward by the scientific community. Nothing is more important now than limiting one hundred victims and a social catastrophe. Every other task is bowed to it. There is individual and collective responsibility that we must all take on without a hitch.

Beyond that, the weapons of criticism must remain in place because, ultimately, in such circumstances the value of any system, of any form of collective organization, of any applied policy is ultimately judged. It goes without saying that no organized system could ever fully meet such massive needs for care as a sudden and total economic disruption. But there is some distance from this, from the trivial finding to the chaos we have already begun to deal with. It is not the fault of the virus that we have so few intensive care units. It is not the fault of a virus that does not have sufficient medical and nursing staff. It is not the fault of the virus that there is no possibility of mass infection tests and only those who have half a salary at a time can be tested in private clinics. It is not the fault of the virus that there is no provision for home care. It is not the virus's fault if millions of people are currently in quarantine and do not have bank accounts or crumbs to secure the basics for next month. The virus is not to blame for the massacre that will take place in prisons, psychiatric hospitals, all kinds of institutions, and refugee detention centers. The virus is not to blame for the blackmail.

If we have to conclude from now on, it is surely that even the most skeptical of how devastating and failed any idea of privatizing health has become. How stupid is the approach he believes it is never in the collective interest of those who make a profit through sickness to take on the health. Something else that has emerged from now on is the role of the state as the administrator and ruler of the state. 1500 police officers were hired a few months ago. Someone chose to give 1,500 salaries to cops and not to doctors and nurses. One chooses to give hundreds of millions a year to popes and not to the creation of new ICUs. The state as a loot of the state is underestimated, it is destroyed and then the state itself accuses it of inefficiency and sells it to the crows of capital. In the meantime we get sick of helplessness. In capitalism, health is another commodity, another sector that allows capital to accumulate. Under these circumstances, those who are at the base of the social and productive pyramid will always be harmed.

What comes is a major test for the whole of society, but much more for the social basis itself. In the present situation we must distinguish what are the priorities in terms of social protection, in particular the weakest, what are the dangers of the current situation and how will the day after this crisis dawn.

The first task is to ensure the maximum possible medical coverage of the victims of the epidemic. In this context, we require full and immediate access to all private health units, as well as to all pharmaceutical supply companies, as well as any other public or private infrastructure needed to save lives. We require immediate, massive and permanent recruitment of medical, nursing and support staff. We demand the creation of new ICUs and hospitals. We demand that the control of decisions and choices be in the hands of scientific staff, accompanied by proper social scrutiny, with the sole aim of serving the common good, away from the wreckage of power and the management of private interests.

The second task is to understand the social basis that he must do everything to protect himself. This means both following the advice of the experts with a sense of responsibility and mobilizing at this stage at the micro-social level in the direction of solidarity with the neighbor. We must not allow the state to justify its paternalism. Individual responsibility is a prerequisite for shaping and maintaining collective responsibility. We must adhere to all the necessary sanitary and sanitary measures, but without allowing the state and capital to deliberately and fraudulently transfer the criminal deficiencies of the capitalist system to our backs, turning us on its way. "Self-cooking", of fatalism and social cannibalism. After all, looting policies of the social majority were followed strictly by all governments, with the exception of being the pillars of the same system of capitalism. In this regard, the panic that the media has to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and autonomous units. All the governments of the social majority were plundered, with the exception of zero, being pillars of the same system of capitalism. In this regard, the panic that the media has to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and autonomous units. All the governments of the social majority were plundered, with the exception of zero, being pillars of the same system of capitalism. In this regard, the panic that the media has to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and autonomous units. zero being excluded, being pillars of the same system of capitalism. In this regard, the panic that the media have to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and separate entities. zero being excluded, being pillars of the same system of capitalism. In this regard, the panic that the media have to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and separate entities. In this regard, the panic that the media have to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and separate entities. In this regard, the panic that the media have to make with the suggestions of the government circles should be avoided. Crowding and market consumerism in supermarkets and pharmacies create conditions of social savagery that do not honor anyone. Temperance and moderation must prevail. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and separate entities. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and separate entities. Certainly the emptying of shelves and drugstores is not a chill reaction, but a panic-stricken move by a disciplined and selfish person. Let us count ourselves as part of the social whole and not as separate and separate entities.

The third task is to ensure financial survival in the months to come. We demand immediate financial support from the proletarian strata, not only of the workers, but also of the unemployed, Greeks and immigrants. A large part of the social base works "black" in closed shops. We also demand an extension of benefits to all OAED subscribers. We demand the provision of home supplies to excluded people and families, as well as the provision of medicines needed by anyone in quarantine. In the current epidemiological and capitalist crisis we must also fight to prevent the passage of utility costs on the backs of the popular and working classes. Internet accounts, DEKO accounts, loan debt, water cut, power cut,

The fourth task stipulates that workers and workers must demonstrate the necessary and necessary class solidarity in order to defend their labor rights and material interests. The bosses have skilfully found the opportunity to make mass layoffs, forced - often unpaid - licenses, resort to forced overwork, overcrowding. The job for those who are still working has become over-intensified, has become even more resilient, and despite the on-going coronavirus epidemic, many of the businesses that are still operating do not have the necessary health care, putting themselves at risk first. all the employees themselves. The class trade union struggle must be intensified, especially now that the working environment is completely deregulated by the coronavirus. Employers' arbitrariness should not be left unanswered. That is why it is necessary to stand by the struggles of the workers. We therefore demand the observance of working hours (and no extension of it as attempted at supermarkets) and the necessary protective measures for workers, prohibition of redundancies, paid temporary and non-compulsory salaries, as well as arbitrary compulsory salaries and salaries. for the workers in the industries that are still operating. That is why it is necessary to stand by the struggles of the workers. We therefore demand the observance of working hours (and no extension of it as attempted at supermarkets) and the necessary protective measures for workers, prohibition of redundancies, paid temporary and non-compulsory salaries, as well as arbitrary compulsory salaries and salaries. for the workers in the industries that are still operating. That is why it is necessary to stand by the struggles of the workers. We therefore demand the observance of working hours (and no extension of it as attempted at supermarkets) and the necessary protective measures for workers, prohibition of redundancies, paid temporary and non-compulsory salaries, as well as arbitrary compulsory salaries and salaries. for the workers in the industries that are still operating.

The fifth task is to organize and coordinate self-organized solidarity on a social basis. Solidarity at the level of meals, supplies, medicines, medicine and all kinds of help. Something that, following the racing examples of the past, can become an important area of social competition for the competitive movement and proof that society can do without the state. This category also includes the unfortunate blow of blackmail by any means available. We ourselves, as active social subjects, have to crush the pests that will attempt to speculate on thousands of human lives.

The sixth task is the ideological and political struggle. We need to give the gift of shot to neo-liberal perceptions of the social basis on the issue of the privatization of health. Applause to heroic doctors and nurses are hypocritical and derogatory without solidarity with them on a material level. The satisfaction of their wage and non-union demands together with the generous increase in public health resources and staff should now be a central political pillar. On the other hand, we must oppose any attempt by the state to reinforce its ideological influence, but also to stifle the state's thought so as to exploit the present crisis of repressing movements and centers of struggle, as well as the social legitimization of authoritarian choices. The intense police patrols in the Greek cities and the military in European metropolises, supposedly subject to public health protection, are giving rise to conclusive facts about the brutality and authoritarianism of state repression. Unless they are suspended in their birth, they will undoubtedly be a serious obstacle to the development of the forthcoming social and class struggles. Already the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Chardalias, has announced a ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people and a fine of 1,000 euros for those who do not discipline. But there are other issues that seem to arise and require our vigilance.

The seventh task is to prepare propagandist, political and organizational for the next day of the epidemic. A new economic crisis is certain, a new great battle to defend the interests of the social base is about to begin. The promotion of the revolutionary project must this time become the centerpiece and reach the social majority in terms of real material claims.

The eighth task is to be constantly vigilant to exacerbate parallel crises. Nothing assures us that, as long as the epidemic lasts, imperialisms will not attempt to resolve their differences. Nothing assures us that we will not face a war or a new, much worse than the recent refugee crisis.

We are aware of the difficulty of this Treaty. We also know that these are the moments where we are called upon to prove whether and how much we are worthy of the revolutionary case to which we have devoted ourselves. Protecting the survival of society as a whole is always the strongest value for any revolutionary force. Defending the interests of our class, the working class, is the essence of the revolutionary affair. We will, therefore, do everything possible in this direction and for this reason we call upon the whole movement, each and every one of the world of struggle, and the whole of the social base to stand at the height of the circumstances at these critical times. .

FROM THE STATE AND CAPITAL DEALING OF LIFE, TO PROVIDE SOCIETY'S NEEDS

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