Call for strike on May 1 2015

A specter is haunting Quebec. this spectrum, it is the general strike. Since that time 2012, our elites know that the working class, the students, and all those that injustice and repression are not indifferent yet, may take to the streets and impose their legitimacy facing the State. But despite this dread, the apostles of capitalism, and particularly his liberal vision, cannot help but wage an open war against everything that is not a commodity, against anything that is not financially valuable. From budget cuts to police over-arming, from our underpaid jobs to public insults against the poor and the exploited, everything leads us to believe that Quebec has been blighted by unbridled capitalism. This neo-liberal paradise, protected by the state and its henchmen, ruin our daily life and that of our loved ones, willfully tramples on the remnants of our freedom, spits in the faces of the most destitute and of a misery that he himself has engendered. We long ago stopped believing in the regulatory capacity of this system. By self-destructing, he will lead us all simultaneously in his wake. Every day we experience new reminders of this planned failure: environmental disasters, rising inequalities, deterioration of working conditions, institutional racism, systemic corruption of our political system, harassment of women in their workplaces or at university ... In general, these are all forms of dominations that are increasing dangerously, pushing the exploited and dominated of our society to their limits, to install our elites on a pedestal far too comfortable.

This is why we call the rebels to the insurgency. We hope this spring will see all the rabid ones, all those who dislike this system, in the streets and in action. Because apathy is not for us, we strongly believe in our common ability to create a better world. Beyond a simple one-off fight against austerity, we see in the distance the premises of a social war, including the strike of 2012 was just the beginning. Successive and repetitive governments, from right to left, have been trying for too long to impose on us their deadly conception of the economy, and more broadly from society. A single day of strike is not enough to roll back a government that protects the financial interests of the dominant. We believe that a global revolt of the whole of society must emerge this spring. This revolt must take place on the long term : in Quebec as in Europe, too many examples of recent social movements have proven the uselessness of ad hoc actions against governments now accustomed and prepared for social discontent.

Against capitalism and liberalism, we reaffirm our right to manage our own lives, whether or not it suits those who lead us. Our daily life is ours, our cities are ours. We firmly believe that capitalism must be banned from Quebec. For that, we will always show solidarity with those who fight, but forever unsympathetic in the eyes of the resigned and prostrate. We will be alongside workers and students in struggle, and we will oppose police brutality with proletarian solidarity. In the street, in the workplace and study, in our neighborhoods, we are here to support and help you.

Let’s not be afraid of our utopias.

Dare to fight to overthrow the established order.

Le IWW entre en force chez Whole Foods San Francisco!

For informations in English about the IWW Whole Foods campain, visit


Durant l’après-midi du 6 November, une délégation de 20 caissiers/caissières, commi-e-s et cuisiniers/cuisinières de la franchise de Whole Foods à San Francisco initiait un arrêt de travail temporaire afin de remettre une pétition à l’administration exigeant une augmentation de salaire de $5/heure pour tous et toutes les employé-e-s, et la promesse qu’aucune représaille ne serait menée contre ces derniers/dernières dans leur volonté d’instaurer un syndicat.

Après que la pétition ait été présentée au patronat, une manifestation eut lieu devant la succursale au coin de la 4e rue et de la rue Harrison à San Francisco, où plusieurs supporters vinrent gonfler les rangs des syndiqué-e-s.

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structural adjustment: Icelanders have not said their last word…

Jérome Duval, Olivier Bonfond, CADTM

After plunging the peoples of the South in poverty in their countries into debt, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is now tackling the European peoples, hit hard by the international capitalist crisis. The ratings agencies, tools at the service of the financial oligarchy, playing for their full part in the race to profitability in the debt market, not hesitating to financially punish the slightest misstep countries weakened by crisis. But Icelandic, imposing a referendum on an irresponsible and dangerous act, do not intend to submit as easily. The fight is certainly unbalanced, but it's not over ...

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Haiti: a typical case of odious debt

Warning: IWWs do not necessarily share CADTM's perspective

Sophie perchellet, Third World Debt Cancellation Committee

Today, we are interested in Haiti. However, of all comments, none goes beyond the terrible earthquake. We are hastily reminded that it is one of the poorest countries on the planet but without explaining the causes.. We are led to believe that poverty and come like this, that it is an irremediable fact : "It is the curse that strikes".

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