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Post by blindpig » Mon May 27, 2019 1:57 pm

The primaries, the Europeans and the restructuring of the Italian political framework

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The PD primaries, held last March 2, were an event that certainly left those in Italy ideally placed in the anti-capitalist, socialist and communist camps cold. And yet, a fact that is anything but secondary in the Italian political landscape. With a million and seven hundred thousand voters, a leader elected with 70% of the votes, according to the large area press, it was "a great democratic moment".

Triumphalism and propaganda rhetoric aside, it must be emphasized, however, that the bet of the call to the primaries promoted by the apparatus has succeeded. Especially considering a party, the democratic party, largely discredited in the eyes of public opinion, also considering its past government. A party, moreover, torn apart by the internal clash, which is essentially about which line to apply to better serve the interests of financial capital.

A party that has managed to mobilize its base, however, by electing a new secretary to express the "left" consortium of a party that is actually a liberal and technocratic right wing. This fact will undoubtedly determine a restructuring of the political framework in the medium term. In fact, Zingaretti's statement gave the electorate's collective imagination the idea of ​​a concrete alternative to the yellow-green government: the "center-left". In fact, a pseudo-left proposal , but one that has shown itself to be still attractive, to be in the field.

It cannot therefore be liquidated, it is something to be questioned about. This is certainly an opportunist repositioning, in order to break away from the Renzian season. But it is also a trap, for the formations that are to the left of the PD. In fact, the call of the forest of the so-called center-left will be felt in all its force in the coming months. And it doesn't matter if thanks to this alliance device, every reference to what should characterize a true left, or a profound social upheaval in the interests of workers, has been lost over time.

Moreover, the attempt to consolidate yet another pole centered around the Democratic Party will legitimize itself on the classic appeal to the useful vote. On the logic of the least worst, since in the face of a government with reactionary traits, the prospect of a respectable centrist government formed by the so-called "competent" appears to be the one where the hopes of the electorate today in opposition are anchored.

The right to guide the League - the party of the most conservative and selfish component of the national bourgeoisie - is certainly at ease with this dynamic. He can only look at it with pleasure at the restructuring of the opposing camp, if it is the direction of a comfortable re-proposition of bipolarity. A dynamics that liquid the anomaly grillina to vent the protest, a third permanent pole as sterile opposition.

The Five Star Movement is in fact in a deep crisis of consensus since it is in government. The League, from navigated strength, dominates the debate, weakening the ally, obliged to chase after an agenda that is not his. It is not inconceivable that the movement would expect the right occasion to break away from governmental responsibilities, which objectively go beyond its political capabilities and perhaps its original intentions. The Five Stars will return where they were born, to dominate the area of ​​discontent in society and the media; while traditional forces will occupy the institutions. And in this division of labor, all the political spaces that can be practiced for a long time will be consumed. We will thus have an Italian armored capitalism, which will walk on the safe tracks of double liberalism: the nationalist of the extreme right and the cosmopolitan one of the liberal right.

And we come, finally, to the mournful notes: or rather to the place that occupies a socialist, communist and anti-capitalist pole in this context. In reality this pole does not exist, and it seems to have no place. The recent vicissitudes related to the formation of lists and coalitions for the European countries prove it. Instead, there is a pulverized galaxy of groups and parties, associations and movements, companions without organization. Many are also found to suffer the "left turn of the PD" and mobilizations in which there are workers, pensioners and popular classes ready to look at the Democrats, while others look at the Five Stars.

If the return of bipolarity is therefore a possible outcome, in the logic of things though perhaps not immediately, it is instead all too easy to foresee that these European elections will sanction the disappearance of the radical left and the communists from the Italian electoral landscape. Together with the disappearance of the themes of the left and communists from the national discourse - in the absence of a subject and instruments capable of propagating them - ultimately the total inability to affect real processes will be sanctioned.

The alternative forces seem to start again from less than zero. A minimum platform for representing the interests of work seems more necessary than ever, to be able to configure a small but at least visible popular front of resistance to the current offensive and revive the fire of the capital / labor conflict. U n front that is based on minimal bases, but with long-term planning that "takes away" forever from the compulsion to chase the last electoral cartel arrived on the scene (which will promptly melt the day after the elections) or irrelevant isolation. A process that should go in parallel with that of indispensable unification in a single party of the various communist parties and groups (ie Marxists and Leninists) that exist. An essential step, to which there is no alternative if we really want to return to being incisive one day: and it would still be nothing compared to what we should do, but it would already constitute a pole of attraction for other scattered and lost Marxists.


All this while those who have clear ideas, capital and its reference parties, are unfortunately capable of mobilizing the masses for the interests of an increasingly restricted oligarchy.

* This article is taken from my speech in the Radio Guerrilla Pill dedicated to the PD primaries, available here " Guerrilla Radio in Pills: The primary explained well " along with the other Pills and Episodes produced so far by the Guerrilla Radio Editor .

https://lottobre.wordpress.com/2019/04/ ... -italiano/

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Post by blindpig » Tue May 28, 2019 1:28 pm

Bergamo, the new mother fired: immediate strike by all 230 factory workersBergamo, the new mother fired: immediate strike by all 230 factory workers

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Workers on strike in front of the gates (Photo by bergamonews.it )

Reggiani Macchine employees protest for the decision that affects a 30-year-old woman who has just returned from maternity leave

26 May 2017
"All on strike, immediate and sudden. The 230 employees of Reggiani Macchine di Grassobbio are at the gates to protest against the dismissal of a colleague and to support the negotiations that Fim Cisl and Fiom Cgil are holding with the company, for less than 18 months absorbed by the American group Efi and specialized in the production of printing machinery ". This is the note from the unions that denounce the episode that would have happened in the Bergamasco factory that produces machinery for printing and processing for the textile industry.

Neomamma fired in Bergamo, Agazzi (Fiom): "Here people are numbers"

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The workers left the factory and found themselves on the street. The dismissal, for the company "for justified objective reason and suppression of the job" - report the workers' representatives - concerns "a 30 year old woman, recently returned from maternity leave". The worker in question returned to work about nine months ago, and since then - tell union sources - "there has never been a real attempt to relocate it". Then the communication, which struck her, "identified as an excess".

Bergamo, woman fired after maternity leave. Clash between company and unions

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"The workers - continues the note of Fim and Fiom - are worried above all by the modalities and the labor relations that the property has adopted for some time, and ask for the withdrawal of the dismissal and the restoration of a system of correct relations". The fear of workers is that the new American property wants to usher in an "easy", "American" system - they say - to deal with labor issues.

However, from the company they reject the
accusations. The general manager of Reggiani, Adele Genoni, excludes that the dismissal is connected to the maternity of the employee and explains that "despite the attempts it was impossible to relocate her". "A specific case - says the manager - because we were not able to integrate the person into another function. Motherhood has nothing to do with it. On the contrary, we launched an initiative aimed precisely at supporting women in the company".

https://milano.repubblica.it/cronaca/20 ... 166453024/

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Imagine US workers striking for such reason. You'll have to imagine, cause class consciousness got some catching up to do in these parts,
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