dimanche, avril 21, 2013

Notre tract :"Le développement durable, un concept non durable"

Aujourd'hui, des militant-e-s du collectif anarchiste LaCommune (UCL-Montréal) ont distribué 600 tracts de ce texte

"Capitalisme durable, destruction permanente
Développement = colonialisme"

Contingent anti-capitaliste de la marche lors de la journée de la Terre le 21 avril 2013 à Montréal

" Le développement durable, un concept non durable"
En théorie le développement durable est le juste milieu entre l'économie, le social et l'écologie. Ceci est bien en théorie puisque l'économie prime loin devant les deux autres variables de ce concept. L'économie qui est sous-entendue est le capitalisme sous sa forme de néo-libéralisme. Celui-ci fonctionne avec l'obligation d'une croissance infinie, et les «experts» économistes qui le préconise font tout ce qu'ils peuvent pour faire d'une récession l'ennemi public numéro un. Et ils ont les moyens médiatiques pour terroriser un maximum de gens face à cette perspective. Dans l’éventualité de celle-ci, les programmes sociaux seront réduits à un niveau ridicule et les minimes efforts environnementaux seront presque réduits à néant, le tout dans l'objectif de redresser la sacro-sainte économie.

mercredi, avril 10, 2013

Vidéo | Entrevue CUTV lors du Forum sur la Démocratie Directe du 16 Février

Concordia University Television - CUTV- était présent lors du Forum sur la Démocratie Directe organisé par nous.

Samedi le 16 février 2013, environ soixante personnes ont participé au Forum sur la Démocratie Directe organisé par l'Union Communiste Libertaire. Les participants ont partagés leur vision de la démocratie directe en tant que projet social et cadre de gouvernance potentiel.

samedi, avril 06, 2013

Une usine mexicaine de pneux transformée en coop de travail après 3 ans de grève

Mexican Workers Win Ownership of Tire Plant with Three-Year Strike

“If the owners don’t want it, let’s run it ourselves.” When a factory closes, the idea of turning it into a worker-owned co-operative sometimes comes up—and usually dies.

The hurdles to buying a plant, even a failing plant, are huge, and once in business, the new worker-owners face all the pressures that helped the company go bankrupt in the first place. Most worker-owned co-ops are small, such as a taxi collective in Madison or a bakery in San Francisco.

But in Mexico a giant-sized worker cooperative has been building tires since 2005. The factory competes on the world market, employs 1,050 co-owners, and pays the best wages and pensions of any Mexican tire plant.

Aware that this unusual victory is virtually unknown in the U.S., friends in Guadalajara urged me to come down and see how the TRADOC cooperative is working.

Its president—who was union president when the plant was owned by Continental Tire—spoke in a workshop at the 2010 Labor Notes Conference. Jesus “Chuy” Torres is one of the more impressive unionists I’ve met—though he’s no longer officially a unionist. Still, “our class is the working class,” he told me.

Far from indulging in a “we’ve got ours” mentality, the TRADOC workers are intent on maintaining solidarity with workers still cursed with a boss.

It’s hard to decide which is more remarkable—how the Continental workers turned a plant closing into worker ownership through a determined 1,141-day campaign, or how they’ve managed to survive and thrive since then.

In any case, we need to celebrate such victories. I’ll tell the tale in two parts.

Opening the Factory’s Closed Gates
Taking over their plant was not the workers’ idea. Continental Tire proposed to sell it to them—after the union backed management into a corner so tight the owners wanted nothing more to do with it.
But to get to that point workers had to wage a three-year strike and what we in the U.S. call a “comprehensive campaign.” Workers say it was not just one tactic that won the day, but a combination of relentless pressures.

Continental Tire, based in Germany, is the fourth-largest tire manufacturer in the world. It bought a factory in El Salto, outside Guadalajara in western Mexico, in 1998, intending to produce mainly for the U.S. market. When it was first built by the Mexican company Euzkadi in 1970, this was the most advanced tire-making plant in Latin America. It was still the most modern in Mexico by the early 2000s.

But Mexican tire-making plants were dropping like flies at that time: Goodyear, Uniroyal. NAFTA had caused tire imports from abroad to triple between 1996 and 2000. At Firestone, the company-dominated union accepted a 25 percent pay cut, multi-tasking, and a seven-day week to try to prevent a closure.

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