Monday, July 26, 2010
Kazakhstan: state repression against the rising labor movement
The strike wave swept across many companies KazMunaiGaz, covering in early June divisions EmbaMunaiGas and spread in the Chinese fiefdom - "CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz in Aktobe region.Then on July 1 outburst of discontent payroll thundered at "Zhayykmunaygaze" in Atyrau region. While atand presentations were incremental and can speak with confidence about the symptoms of impending general strike oil.
It is likely that powerful of the workers' OzenMunayGaza "can once again repeated with a new even more strongly, as many agreements with the government officials have remained on paper, but in terms of working independent trade union activists and leaders strike committees begins unprecedented pressure from security officials.Generally it can be argued that the only method of communication of the authorities with labor collectives becomes baton repression. As in March, Zhanaozene, employers preferred method is to feed the workers leaders in the courts to recognize the strikes illegal, which is a convenient basis for subsequent dismissal and disciplinary action against the strikers. It reportedly working activists Zhanazhol June 18 on their leaders held an emergency court, "for organizing and participating in an illegal strike."All nine men were found guilty, and three of them were fined, each amounting to 707 tenge (about U.S. $ 5). Workers Zhanazhol and oil deposits Kenkiyak "CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz" significant sentenced in district court in Kandyagash to further harassment and dismissal. Recall that the drivers went on strike on June 16 convoys, and the next day they were supported by their counterparts from the field Kenkiyak. According to the chairman of the independent trade union "Narazylyk" Karlybaya Tolybaeva they are not going to stop and will continue to fight for higher wages and better working conditions until the end.The situation in the meantime the company continues to be tense and fraught with more repetition on a larger scale business presentations, as the employer and the Chinese government began to phase out these promises, only limited increases in wages by 20% in July and by 15% in October. It should be noted that parallel this court and filed a criminal case against an opposition figure Aktobe region Aidos Sadykov, who actively helped the workers "CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz" to create its own independent union.June 9 oilmen were leaving a rally in defense Aidos and believe these proceedings are politically motivated. And indeed such fears were completely justified, since the trial he was charged with "hooliganism, accompanied by resistance to the police" under Article 257, Part 2 of the Criminal Code (imprisonment up to five years). July 16 the court sentenced him to two years imprisonment
In Atyrau from 1 July to begin an unprecedented strike on "Zhayykmunaygaze", which paralyzed for a few days work of all producing units KazMunaiGaz in the country.The reason is the same - frustration payroll and inefficient management of the company. At this time the government has decided not to stand on ceremony and 5 July police arrested the seven days of trade union leader and activist Asylkhan Mussina Max Bakaeva.They were charged with organizing an unsanctioned rally, and in response the workers went on hunger strike in protest. On the second day of the strike police detained six more employees "Zhayykmunaygaza", but later were released, taking with them the receipt of refusal to continue the protest. Such actions prosecution, courts, police and intelligence services, only angered the workers, pushed them to even greater consolidation and the need to coordinate joint actions. And instead of solving socio-economic problems of workers, ensuring freedom of trade union activities and negotiate with the striking power driven into a conflict even deeper inside.Thus, the inevitable surge of new strike activity this summer and fall on businesses and industries oil companies. In this sense, the officials themselves help to increase the popularity of the slogan of nationalization and workers' control over production and distribution of profits. Repression afflict not only oil but also on the miners' ArcelorMittal Temirtau in the Karaganda region, which the authorities Shakhtinsk not only refused to hold a meeting in the palace of the miners on June 7, but a hunt for the leader of "Coal Miner's family, Natalia Tomilova.First, in the office of a public association off the electricity, then water, then started having problems with his own apartment, there were threats by the intelligence services in respect of teammates Natalia, and distributed free of mines in large circulation local newspapers with defamatory articles on the public figure. Today's speech, strikes and repression of the crisis clearly showed the former official trade union structures.At the next congress of the Federation of Trade Unions in 1916 the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana, the delegates and the Secretary-General himself Siyazbek Mukashev fastidiously kept silent about the incredible tension of the struggle between workers and employers about numerous instances of illegal dismissal, prosecution and punishment of activists about unbelievable injuries and deaths of miners at factories and mines " Kazakhmys "," Arcelor Mittal Temirtau. At the same time, leaders of the union miners' Korgau "Mirgoyazov and" For Decent Work "Sergei Belkin also refused to come to the meeting of miners on June 7 in Shakhtinsk than once to convince the workers of the need to organize themselves and create their own independent trade union organization, with strong leadership and consistent Programme of Action.And that understanding is growing each time, with the rise of struggle and repression, which are no longer a deterrent capable safeguard the interests of corporations.
Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.
To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.
ARSON AND WILDFIRE FOR EVERY PRISON
SOLIDARITY TO ALL PRISONERS IN GREECE
VIDEO FROM THE COMRADES IN THE SUPERMARKET IN SALONIKI 15/6
About 30 anarchists with helmets and hoods went into the supermarketnear the university of Saloniki and destroyed the security system! They took the foodstuff from the shelves and also took the moneyfrom the cash desk and burnt it outside the supermarket!nobody arrested!!
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST REVOLUTIONARIES
AND TO ANARCHIST KOSTANDINA KARAKATSANI
(accused for being members of Conspiracy of cells of fire)
Solidarity to urban guerillas Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa
and to anarchists, Christophoros Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggelis Stathopoulos
that are prosecuted for the "Revolutionary Struggle" case
Comrade salutes to urban guerilla Dimitris Koufodinas
and the unrepentant of the "17th November" group.
Solidarity to the inprisoned anarchists Simos Seisidis, Giannis Dimitrakis,
Michal Pawlak (polish comrade that is inprisoned in koridallos prisons for the events on 6/12/09,
Polikarpos Gewrgiadis, Christos Stratigopoulos, Alfredo Bonnano, Ilias Nikolaou and Aris Seirinidis
HONOUR TO URBAN GUERILLA LAMBROS FOUNDAS
Against the state, prison, capital.