[fyeg_gen-l] end of the cpe and european social forum

aude at chicheweb.org aude at chicheweb.org
Wed Apr 19 18:00:50 CEST 2006


I was very surprised by what Sarah told you about the so-called victory
about the CPE in France. Not even the socialist party dares to say it was
a victory. Yes, for the first time since 2002 going on the street was
fruitful and millions of people marching were heard at least a little. But
the CPE is only a small part of a “law for equal opportunities” (LEC) that
is really disgusting. Children are allowed to work as apprentices from 14
instead of 16, and working by night is now authorised for young people
under 18. Furthermore, the CNE (very close to CPE: *everyone* can be fired
during the first two years in a enterprise not bigger than twenty people,
instead of every person under 26 in any enterprise, looks similar, he?) is
still valid. It was not even voted by the Parliament last autumn, just a
government decreet.

Ok, we get what we deserve. Because the trade unions did very little on
the CNE in its time. And because the social struggles that you heard about
were focused mainly on CPE, while the whole law was a problem. I don’t
know why we were so dum, shortening our views like this. The last days
were not enough to widen our struggle, even if it were only on the whole
These two months have been very exciting, very interesting I think for all
the students who discovered what was a GA and taking decisions together.
But quite poor concerning the results and what the mainstream demanded: a
job for everyone to produce five days long and consume everything on
Saturday (I was even told that some middle class students went to a mall
in a mini-demo to demand the right to consume more).

We in Chiche! keep claiming for an *income* for everyone, in order to get
out of this society of production and consumption. Our planet will be go
on being destroyed if we go on working/producing like this and not sharing
our wealth.

My kind regards to the greenies in Danau region, Beograd, Budapest,
Romania. We have in the same time the biggest floods and the driest
weather... the soils are being compacted by the disappearing of the little
worms and insects who were living in it: eat organic!

Take care,

> Hi, young greens of all Europe !
> It's a great victory ! After 2 months of fight, french government has
> cancelled the cpe !
> It's a victory for the street and labour rights, but not for the political
> power. By his incompetence and his refusal to listen  the people, the
> government has played a dangerous game. When people haven't confidence in
> politic, answer is often an extremist vote : we have to be frightened of
> the
> results of the next presidential elections...
> But for the moment, it is another street power which is in place : the
> european social forum !
> The way for european people to protest against neoliberal globalisation
> and
> war, deregulation of labor and poverty, climate change and environmental
> destruction, violation of democratic rights and sexism, racism and the
> threat of the far right !
> It will be taking place on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of May 2006, in
> Athens,
> and i'll be here !
> So, who come with me ?
> Where is the meeting point of the FYEG ?
> Sarah
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