Contre les attaques de la bourgeoisie, nous avons besoin d’une lutte unie et massive !
Translated: International leaflet
Against the attacks of the bourgeoisie, we need a united and massive struggle!
I just saw the international leaflet on the website.
I have yet to read it thoroughly.
This is therefore only a very first reaction, certainly not an in-depth commentary of its contents.
The leaflet gives examples of recent workers' struggles in the USA, Iran, Korea, Italy, Germany, Spain and France.
And it also says: “Le mouvement contre le CPE doit inspirer nos luttes futures.”
Translated: "The movement against the CPE should inspire our future struggles."
There is nothing wrong with that, that 2006 movement in France had a lot in it that is still important today and tomorrow.(1)
A movement in one country can be a source of inspiration for the struggle in other countries, as has been proven many times.
See the revolutionary struggle in 1917 in Russia, May-June 1968 in France, August 1980 in Poland.
Such an international leaflet at this time seems to me to be a good thing.
And the leaflet itself concludes with "Nous diffusons ce tract dans tous les pays où nos forces militantes sont présentes..." (Translated "We distribute this leaflet in all the countries where our militant forces are present...")
But ... an international leaflet only in French?
Of course the ICC knows that the time that French was the world language, i.e. the language in royal courts, in diplomacy,... that time is long gone.
And of course she knows that, however important France was and is in the struggle of the world proletariat (2), not all proletarians speak or understand French.
And of course the section in France is the oldest (next to the section in Venezuela), the most experienced section of the ICC and probably still the biggest, but today the ICC has sections not only in neighbouring countries of France and the USA, but is present with militants on three continents (with on each continent several sections).
The ICC has repeatedly proven that it is capable of distributing international leaflets and other texts internationally, also simultaneously, in all countries where it has sections (and even in other countries).
What has gone wrong now?
It is unfortunately also in contradiction with what is said in one of the texts of the 24th congress
"In the coming period the ICC intends to improve its press(...)we must (...) strengthen the diffusion of our digital and printed press." (3)
"Hope for a speedy recovery !”
1) Translated from the leaflet "...the precarious students... had been able to refuse isolation and division by rejecting specific slogans....Against the unions, they had opened their general assemblies to all categories of workers and pensioners...It was this dynamic of unity and massiveness that frightened the bourgeoisie and forced them to withdraw their CPE" ("Contrat Première Embauche", synonymous with underpaid and overexploited work.
2) We only have to mention the years 1848, 1871 and 1968.
See the very interesting article (also for sympathisers and readers outside France)
“Les caractéristiques historiques de la lutte des classes en France”
Published by: Révolution Internationale ,Mardi, 11 janvier, 2022 - 08:55
3) "Balance sheet of the Congress: Understanding the historical situation and preparing for the future".
International Review 167 - Autumn 2021