Sunday 8th of July, a meeting on a national level was held in Bologna on the initiative of the base union SI Cobas.
The purpose of the meeting was to put forward an agenda aiming to create a unitary perspective of anti-capitalist struggle – against the reactionary offensive that right now is in progress – to start a concrete work of propaganda, agitation and common action.
The upcoming assembly is in continuity with the organization of the demonstration held in Rome on February the 24th this year.
This mobilisation aimed to unmask the hypocrisy of all the candidates in the elections, and to highlight that the means to improve the conditions of the proletarians is not by the vote but by struggle.
Approximately 10,000 people took part in the demonstration, mostly workers in the logistical sector, unemployed and occupants from the housing movement.
The comrades of the Movement for the right to housing in Rome – even if they could not take part in the assembly because of the eviction of more than 100 refugees from the occupation of via Scorticabove – announced their adhesion to the call for convocation.
– launches campaigns on the most burning issues of the current phase; the fight against racist policies of the government against immigrants and migrants, against the repression by the state and the bosses as well as the struggle for the right to housing.
Further on, the interventions stressed the battle against political and anti-union layoffs, the struggle for reduction of working time and equal pay and guaranteed wage for all the unemployed; claims related to gender issues, the struggle against militarism and the struggle against degradation of the environment.
On these issues, it becomes a priority to reconcile a clear and shared point of view.
An anti-capitalist front – strongly characterized in an anti-imperialist and internationalist sense – which produces a class critique of the structural crisis of the capitalist mode of production (such as beyond the modest and asymmetrical rising of this process) and the crisis of the international capitalist order born with the second World War.
A crisis so profound that it is sharpening the inter-capitalist contradictions in a disruptive way, bringing out a new but defined tendency towards more aggressive nationalism, the “sovereignism” interpreted by Trump and by various movements and parties in Europe, and today by the government in Italy.
An important attempt to create connections on a continental scale between the experiences of struggle and conflictual syndicalism, which will see the active participation of numerous delegations from all over Europe.
The five dismissed Pomigliano comrades were present at the meeting in Bologna and shared with us an effective intervention at the assembly) as well against mass layoffs, against the perverse mechanism of super-exploitation of contracts, subcontracts, fake cooperatives, and in defense of an average wage guaranteed for the unemployed.
It denounces the tampering maneuvers and the imperialist projects of Italy and of the European Union on dependent countries, starting with those in Africa and the Middle East, where wars, poverty and misery are created and fomented, and from which millions of men and women of the southern hemisphere are forced to flee their survival and to conquer a dignified minimum living conditions.