Two days of action: 11 & 12/02/2012

Posted: February 11, 2012 in event, opinion
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Meeting of solidarity to the striking Greek workers!

11+12/ 02 /2012

12:00

In front of the City Chambers, High Street,  EH1 1YJ, Edinburgh

The  leaflet that we will distribute is the following:

SOLIDARITY TO STRIKING GREEK WORKERS

On Sunday 12/2/12 the unelected coalition government of Greece will play the IMF and troika game once again and vote for a series of new, even harder austerity measures than the ones already exist leading the working class of Greece in absolute misery and poverty. For the past three years the Troika, the IMF and the fasco-governments of banking interests have led Greek workers into a new period of austerity. Consequently unemployment rates have reached a 40%, while funding for education and healthcare have reached record-lows. Homeless people have increased up to 20.000. Privatizations and selling of all the public wealth, more than 40% of wages total halve reaching 350(!!) euros per month for young people, emergency taxes have been levied on top of older ones only to make the survival of workers practically impossible. To add insult to injury governments and their hired mouthpieces in the media shamelessly accuse the people of laziness, corruption and tax-evasion. Greece was only the beginning. International capitalism will try increasingly to exact its toll from the people of Britain as well.

Our answer will be their worse nightmare. Greek working class including the vast majority of the public and private sector unions is on a strike for two days now, while the Greek steel workers are on the 3rd month of their heroic strike. Working class is not the one that created the crisis and of course not the one that is going to pay for it. A system that makes us live in misery, a system that makes us pay for its own crisis IS NOT OUR FUTURE! Things are going to be only worse if we don’t fight back. Confronted with privatization and cuts, unemployment and humiliation we consciously opt for decency: a worker’s internationalist movement guided by our social needs. From Scotland to Greece, From Spain to Ireland we are all workers. Our rights are the same, our enemy is the same. Our goal should be the same.

FIGHT! RESIST!

IF IT’S NOT FOR US THEN WHO?

IF NOT NOW WHEN?

 

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Comments
  1. Eleni says:

    Hello,

    is there anything organised for Saturday the 18th of Febraury ?

    I saw this posted : http://international.democraciarealya.es/2012/02/14/saturday-18th-of-february-international-mobilization-day-we-are-all-greeks/

    as well as http://realdemocracygr.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/so-its-final-now/

    and was wondering if anything is organised in edinburgh

    thank you !

  2. Savina says:

    Hi there!
    Can we do something on Saturday the 18th of February, international mobilization day?

    http://realdemocracygr.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/saturday-18-international-solidarity/

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