I was wondering if anyone has any more info, or first hand experience, regarding the 'Internationalist Proletarians' group operating in France since the beginning of the pension/retirement mass struggle.
This bit was posted by one of them (or a sympathizer) on Libcom [English translations of 2 of their leaflets]:
We are ONE, let’s be ALL!
Like workers, unemployed, students, pensioners… in Greece, Spain, Portugal, China, Bangladesh, South Africa, Algeria, Peru and many other regions in the world, we also take to the street in France.
We are the “infection in action”… the one that all governments of all countries and from all political tendencies are afraid of! Our specific demands are nothing but the expression of ONE AND THE SAME MOVEMENT:
• AGAINST SACRIFICES that Capital’s managers try everywhere to impose on us;
• AGAINST SURVIVAL CONDITIONS (housing, health…) everywhere always more deteriorated;
• AGAINST OUR WAGE SLAVERY everywhere more increased (rise in work pace, in working time, work always more destroying…).
Obviously the exploiters and their union lackeys already try to neutralize our demands on the field of reform: negotiation, revision, rejection of the law, or even a change of government… to better satisfy Capital’s needs!
To satisfy OUR HUMAN NEEDS there is no low-key solution possible:
Economy is in crisis? Let’s finish it off!
LET’S BREAK UNION AND SOCIAL PEACE!
Let’s spread and deepen our movement!
LET’S SELF-ORGANIZE OURSELVES AT ALL LEVELS!
LET’S PREVENT THE RETURN TO NORMALITY
BY ALL MEANS!
NOW, LET’S BE ALL!
Down with social peace!
With the aggravation of the crisis, governments of all countries and from all political tendencies speed austerity measures up. Exploiters of all countries negotiate and conspire to make us tighten our belt always more. In the name of economy’s and business’ protection, they lay off, decrease wages, increase taxes and make drastic cuts in social security…
“I understand workers’ anxiety, but European austerity plans are necessary in order to set public finances right and to be able to take some social measures, that is to say to create jobs” (Herman Van Rompuy). This is how the President of the European Council summarizes the perspectives that his putrid world offers us: accepting always more sacrifices to refloat the State, ensuring capital’s valorisation, and thus hoping to be able to continue to make us being exploited (in always worse conditions), in an infernal submissiveness cycle.
Wage slaves of this world should thus sacrifice themselves always more for maintaining their own slavery! Life of the vast majority of humankind would be each time more sacrificed to save capital’s interests, to avoid the bankruptcy of this moribund world!
Only one alternative occurs to us:
Struggling or dying!
Getting organized to defend our needs facing those of capitalist economy
or giving up and accepting like sheep to be driven to the slaughterhouse!
No, there is no low-key solution possible. Reforms, alternatives through a change of management, and government… are just ways to confuse us and to dispossess us from our struggles.
If today unions appeal us to soporific “action” days, if they trail us round the street and embark on “negotiation rounds”,… it’s precisely to contain us, to restrain us, to sabotage our own struggles,… so that the demands that emerge facing the attacks of our life conditions can be neutralized as soon as possible, sector after sector, on the field of reform!
To stand up for ourselves against capital’s attacks, we must organize ourselves outside and against the unions, and structure our struggle in order to break our isolation. Let’s refuse all sacrifice and all defence of national economy. Economy is in crisis? May it die!
Facing the union “strike”, let’s organize to destroy social peace!
Let’s prevent the traffic while blocking roads, trains…
Let’s prevent the production while organizing pickets in factories, schools…
Let’s break separations they impose on us
while breaking national, and sectional borders…
Let’s prevent the return to normality with all means at our disposal!
. . .
We not only translated in English our leaflets, but also several documents that seem to us to be important. We would like to apologize for the mistakes in translations, which sometimes sound as “Frenglish”, but it’s the concern for internationalism that prevails.
They are also mentioned in passing in a recent post by LoneLondoner in this forum:
Doubtless the ICC makes its mistakes - who doesn't? - but we also need to be aware that things we can't change: for example, the fact that a lot of people want "action"and don't always think through the kind of action that will get the results they want (big problem in a lot of the InterPro assemblies that have been appearing in France)
What's their background, are they entirely new, how are they related to the assemblies?