One fine morning, the faithful lackey, who has hitherto identified completely with his master, leaps on his oppressor and slits his throat. RV

Monday 29 March 2010

Brussels - Self-reduction at Carrefour

This Thursday morning, around 11am, the quiet of the supermarket Carrefour in Schaarbeek was disturbed for some time. Dozens of people decided to leave with their bags filled without bothering about the cash point. While leaving, they left some chocolate money and a pamphlet: Crisis or no crisis, we are always more to do our shopping with big pockets or small bags. It's a daily gesture, we accept to pay the pasta but the chocolate, they can forget about it. First of all because we don't have the money, secondly because we do not want to chose between a luxury deception and a discount deception and feed our frustration more than our stomachs. But today we are serving ourselves openly, in group, to spread the good news: the workers of Carrefour chose the spontanous strike as a first response. Because maybe if sometimes, around the corner of a department, worker and thief are adversary, both are abused by Carrefour, be it by a bill or a work contract. And each to his own way to hurt mister Carrefour, by hitting his wallet directly. Now while the syndicates are negociating, taking control of the response, a question imposes itself. Is it his cash or rayon we are defending, or the possibility to not pass anymore days and years being there to make money in order to survive? Be it in interim or dispensable labour, or life contracts, what is there to defend for those who receive only the crumbs? In the best case, a nice amount of money to live some months without the hands bound by work. So let's not wait anymore. Open up the Carrefours and after, why not all the others? May everybody take according to his needs. It's no longer enough for us to inflict damage on the bosses; we have so much to gain. In the first place, freedom.
25.03.2010Translated from
from suie e cendres

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