Oct 25, 2010
Today, by taking on the refinery strikers, Sarkozy made a further step in the war he’s leading against the workers.
Yesterday, he chose to rush through the vote of the “reform” in the Senate. Day after day the government tries to end a mobilization which has only reinforced itself and deepened. The time when Sarkozy boasted, “when there is a strike in France, no one notices it,” is decidedly past!
For years, the government and the bosses have been sowing unemployment and misery. Today, they are harvesting the anger. And it is strong, as the demonstrations of the young people show, as do the strikes that are going on, especially in the refineries and transportation. The government’s pre-emptive attacks, and the bosses’ complaints against strikes and blockages testify that we are on the good path.
Lutte Ouvrière (Workers Struggle) calls for an increase in the mobilization, for generalizing the strikes, and calls for those who want to make the government retreat to participate everywhere in the daily actions. Make them the most numerous possible! We appeal to everyone, to make October 28 and November 6 new demonstrations of the anger and force of the working class.