Against the rise of fascism, let us prepare the people’s war!

antifa320pxThe murder of Clément Méric* by a far-right gang, the dismantlement of migrants’ settlements, the rise of islamophobia, of anti-Rom hatred, of antisemitism, left-wing and righ-wing parties aligning themselves more and more with the far-right which has rooted itself as a rising force in the election game… All these elements contribute to the majority of activists feeling compelled to admit that there is indeed a rise of fascism in France. It is easy to observe that this rise of fascism is not specific to France. If these elements make us feel this rise of fascism, if we want to fight fascism, we need more than good intentions: we need a clear and precise definition of what fascism is in order to be able to oppose to it an adapted strategy that will lead us to victory.

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A comrade is in jail, let us develop revolutionary solidarity!

logo antirep englishWe are publishing CARA’s statement following the detention of a comrade in Clermont-Ferrand. For our analysis of the current repression, we invite you to read our article “Un conflit de plus en plus prononcé” (in French).

We reaffirm that their repression will only strengthen our determination in our struggle. As we wrote: “It is important to see repression not as something unexpected, as if falling from the sky, but as the logic behind the functioning of classist society. The fight against the labor law is the expression of class struggle, the struggle between two camps with irreconcilable interests.” The fact that the revolutionaries are paying the price for their struggle only validates these lines.

We are not fighting to fix the system, but rather to build a new one from the ashes of the current one. Of course, this will have to happen by violently confronting the guardians of this system. When we say this, it is not that that we are violent in nature, simply realistic. To reduce our struggle to a violent fight is to not see that this is the revolutionary struggle. It affects all aspects of life and plays out on all fields. The revolutionary struggle is above all the development of revolutionary activity among the masses. And we know that as soon as initiative is taken, repression falls. See here, that this is where violence comes from. It comes from the State that seeks to protect itself, to preserve the interests of the ruling class. Our violence, on the other hand, is intended to free us from the yoke of capitalist society and bring down the entire imperialist system. Their violence compels us to accept living conditions in which we work, to pay for the SUVs and villas of the bourgeois. Revolutionary violence allows us to create the basis for a new society, in which the presently exploited majority will take over its own shared fate. Today, the work that is used to generate profits for a privileged few will ensure the needs of the people tomorrow. The objective of our violence is to put an end to their violence, which goes well beyond police repression — famines caused by speculation, land-grabs, massacres of oppressed people by their imperialist wars, deaths in construction sites and factories, housing evictions, etc.

That is why we are moving towards the path of People’s War, it means the war of the working class and of the masses against our oppressors and exploiters. People’s War is the clash against the bourgeoisie on all fronts: social, cultural, economical, political, military; it is the return to power of those who suffer today. It is the building of a new society, step by step, on the path of revolution.

Here is why we know that our camp will continue to be repressed, imprisoned, bludgeoned, etc.

Let’s advance on the revolutionary path, let’s advance on the path of people’s war!

Statement of CARA :

“Antoine, a comrade from Vichy who is a stretcher bearer, an activist of CARA and of CGT, was remanded in custody after refusing immediate trial. He had participated in the occupation of the City Council of Clermont-Ferrand last Friday 29 April. During this action, at the appeal of Bianchi, mayor from Socialist Party (PS), cops had evacuated the room with nightsticks, pepper spray and taser. Marc Fernandez, head of the whole police of Puy de Dome, was directing his troops. At the frontline of the repression, he took an amplifier to the head from the crowd. Then the cops jumped on our comrade and arrested him.

During his trial, held this Monday on May 2, our comrade refused immediate trial. But this trial is political. Justice wants to make examples of those who refuse to bow their heads. Whatever the situation or the arguments of the lawyer, he is punished for his revolutionary commitment. He is remanded in custody until his trial on 26 May.

Police violence of last Friday and repression that accumulates in Clermont (3 trial to come, 10 and 23 May and 7 June) shows that justice is not blind like wants us to believe the Republican myth but affects mainly the poorest of the people and of the revolutionaries. That’s class justice “straight line, head down, and if you open your mouth, you know what awaits you.” But as we’ve said repeatedly, we will not be intimidated. They can try to “make examples” that’s not what will bring down our determination, on the contrary!

We call for a demonstration on Saturday, May 7 at 2pm, Delille square, Clermont-Ferrand

Faced with repression, let us return blow for blow!

Freedom for Antoine! Stop to prosecutions!

PS: Thanks to all already launched initiatives, and we call to multiply those solidarity.

Pierre Overney, always present in our struggles!

affiche overney 2016pcmTribute to Pierre Overney at Père Lachaise Cemetery on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 11 AM. Meeting point at the station Père Lachaise (line 2) at 11am.

44 years ago, on February 26, 1972, Pierre Overney, a Maoist worker and activist of Gauche Prolétarienne, was shot in front of the Renault Billancourt factory. In the midst of a wave of racist crimes of that time, he was distributing a leaflet for an antifascist demonstration at Charonne metro station in commemoration of the protest repressed in blood by police 10 years earlier.

La Cause du Peuple, which announced his death, pushed the slogan “Stop Fascism ! “and denounced the killings of Arab workers. The parallel with current events is striking. In Calais, the fascist militias, hand in hand with the cops, attack migrants fleeing those countries, in which the imperialists, including France, have wreaked havoc and set fire to consolidate their domination. Last year, Rémi Fraisse was killed by government watchdogs. Cops murder in the suburbs, multiply provocations and humiliations. Our neighbours’ doors are smashed for no reason. The climate of the Emergency State opens the doors to repression. The State, at the service of the bourgeoisie and the bosses, breaks into the homes of trade unionists at 6am and hands out prison sentences to workers struggling to keep their jobs. With 7 million unemployed, we are still told that we are lazy and cared for by the government as we struggle to find work. That’s when Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour [sic], proposes an anti-worker bill. which transcends every other one introduced in the past since the CPE. The government desires to serve the bosses to such a degree that it is willing to impose it even without a vote in parliament according to Article 49.3. (more…)

From Bloc Rouge (Maoist unification) to the Maoist Communist Party !

affiche 1.4The Unification Process

For several years already, Maoists are re-establishing their territory in France. This effort has taken a new turn when, in 2012, comrades from the Maoist Communist Party of France (PCM) and members of the ROCML subsequently left and joined the International Conference in Support of the People’s War in India which took place in Hamburg. A series of joint activities were held by the comrades from PCM and ROCML including the trainings in July 2013 which also involved comrades who are not members of any organizations. As a result of these activities, the comrades decided to lead a unification process for all Maoists in France. Commissions are then put in place to establish the ideological basis for unification.

During the process, ideological struggles emerged which, unfortunately led to the departure of some comrades, but at the same time strengthening the unity of those who are actively participating to improve the process. The Bloc Rouge was formed to organize the Unification Congress of Maoists. This is the result of our theoretical and practical work. (more…)