The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

October 23:
Support the Refinery and Fuel Depot Workers

Oct 25, 2010

President Sarkozy has just declared that he ordered strikers evicted from all fuel depots, saying that “many French people saw their daily life disturbed by supply problems.” Sarkozy presents himself as the defender of widows and orphans, but he and his administration will “disturb” the lives of millions of workers much more seriously and for a much longer time if his “reform” bill passes. The refinery and fuel depot workers occupying their workplaces are fighting against this robbery, as are all those who still struggle, and who, we hope, will be more numerous in the days to come.

There is only one response to give this government that used blackmail, threats and clubs to try to suppress the workers and the youth who dare to challenge it: a generalized reaction of the entire working class and the youth.