[Marxism] (Video) Zanon in Europe: Factory under workers’ control! / Raul Godoy’s European Tour
Juan Andres Gallardo
juanagallardo at gmail.com
Fri May 10 13:31:33 MDT 2013
Two english translated videos about the Raul Godoy's European Tour. Zanon
A tour to exchange experiences with activities and meetings in France,
Greece, Germany and the Spanish State.
Raúl Godoy will be attending meetings and participating in debates and
rallies with workers in struggle in France, Greece, Germany and Spain.
Meetings with spanish CGT (Barcelona), French NPA, greek left and workers
of Vio.Me occupied factory...
Godoy will be attending a rally in Barcelona on May 14, and next day the
Confederate Committee of the CGT of Catalonia visits to a couple of
factories where Raúl will have the opportunity to speak with workers have
been arranged. FICOSA, a Catalan automotive parts factory that is being
sold to SONY and restructured, will be expecting Raul’s visit. Workers at
this factory have called demonstrations against a labour regulation. Godoy
will visit the car factory SEAT, the largest factory in Catalonia, with
over 15,000 workers, and will attend a meal with CGT delegates later.
Finally, he will be visiting colleagues from FUNOSA iron foundry, an well
known factory in one of the most deprived regions of Catalonia. Workers
from FUNOSA, led by delegates from the CG, who have a majority in the
Enterprise Committee, have tried to take over the facilities and the
production management twice already. FUNOSA workers will have the
opportunity to share their experience with Godoy, and to hear about Zanon’s
experience at first hand as well.
Godoy will be attending a conference-debate organised by the NPA, followed
by a visit to the Citroen Aulnay Factory, where workers have been in strike
for four months. Then, Godoy will travel to the Goodyear factory in
Amiens-Nord in order to express his solidarity with the workers at the
plant who have been fighting against the closure of the premises for
months. The workers in this factory are discussing the possibility of
forming a cooperative and taking the factory under workers’ management. On
May 18-19, Raúl Godoy will be in Lutte Ouvrière, an event that brings
together thousands of members and supporters of left political parties and
trade union activists from France and other European countries and will be
giving a talk about Zanon on Sunday, at 1 p.m. in the Cité Politique.
After visiting France and the Spanish State, Raúl Godoy will be visiting
Greece to attend several meetings and public events with workers in
struggle, activists and several organisations. On May Day, the second
general strike in 2013 against the government cuts took place. Hundreds of
thousands of young people and Greek workers protested against austerity
measures and the high level of unemployment. The situation in Greece is
expected to get worse because under the new reforms approved by the Greek
parliament on Sunday, 15,000 public jobs will be cut over the next two
years, among other measures. In this convulsive scenario, Godoy will
participate in a rally and several meetings with Greek workers and youth in
Athens. He will be travelling to Thessaloniki to visit the workers of
Vio.Me, a factory of construction materials that is currently under
workers’ control. He will be finalizing his tour in Greece with a rally in
The last stop in Godoy’s European tour is Germany. There, the group RIO,
Revolutionären Internationalistischen Organisation, is organising a lecture
in Berlin with the aim of sharing Zanon’s experience with a group of young
activists and workers.
We wish Raúl to have a very successful and fructiferous tour.
More at: http://raulgodoyzanoneuropa.wordpress.com
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