Manifesto 2012.9.16 – From CATASTROPHE
The world led to its ruins by IMF is now leading IMF and global capitalism to their ruins.
IMF has been turning the entire world into its debtors. Everywhere we are observing apocalyptic features of the planet, ruinous states of societies – this is the outcome. Their extreme manifestations are the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plants continuing to release radioactivity and the Ohi Plants that have been restarted. In place of Cairo, where popular uprising is continuing, the IMF has chosen Tokyo Japan, for its own endurance by way of clinging to nuclear power, the ultimate Debt imposed upon the entire populace.
Haunted by colonialist delusions, the nation-state called Japan is not able to confront the on-going calamity of radiation; this perverted regime is most suitable to be the graveyard of the IMF. The capital crowned by the Fascist mayor is most ideal for its coffin.
Nuclear power and territorialized land are two faces of today’s rising Fascists. And their collapse will begin by a Civil War in a broad sense. For the ruins of the world are telling of the process that has already been initiated. This October Tokyo will welcome the IMF with the new phase of CATASTROPHE, that is, but ourselves.
The uprisings against the global financial system led by IMF have long continued across the world. Running across the night of the world, we shall spread strikes all over.
And ‘Tokyo October 2012’ will announce a new phase for the process of decomposition and recomposition of Japan and the world in the post-Fukushima era.
via Business Wire (press release)
CALL FOR A WORLDWIDE GENERAL LOCKOUT
As a rising tide of austerity sweeps the globe, we, as bosses, refuse to be left behind. Never again will we make the mistake of negotiating contracts that raise wages, protect pensions, or provide adequate health insurance for workers and their families. We will no longer be bullied into reducing our massive profits for the sake of workers’ livelihoods. Direct action must be taken to protect our freedoms. We call upon our colleagues to lock out all workers in all industries until we get what we want.
While we’ve been making big gains in our campaign to de-unionize all workplaces, it’s no longer enough to kill the union; we must also kill the solidarity. Sympathy strikes will be met with sympathy lockouts. Work slowdowns will be punished with benefit slowdowns. Are you plagued by employees who engage in workplace sabotage? Wait until they feel the effects of what we call “homeplace sabotage.” We’ll keep their wages stagnant and cut their benefits, forcing them to take up second and third jobs just to make ends meet. We’ll make sure that they’re so worried about paying their rent, their bills, their mortgages, that their free time will be anything but. We will sabotage workers’ very ability to live.
We have the momentum. At long last, we’ve finally got the public’s attention. We’ve leaped into the popular imagination and seized the headlines in an unprecedented way. We must now make our voices heard with a global show of force that won’t be soon forgotten. Now is the time for bold action. Now is the time for a worldwide general lockout.
Ride the wave of austerity!
—BUMMer (Bosses United by Mergers & Merchandising)
“We won’t pay for your crisis.” Once this phrase raced around the world. But now we should say: “We will pay for nothing.” For we ourselves are the crisis and catastrophe.
The Lehman Shock, the Greek crisis, the Fukushima nuclear disaster (…) – who will take charge of the outcomes of these catastrophes? The only thing that is certain is that in each calamity we have become more and more indebted to the IMF or global financial capital. Inasmuch as not only our homes and schools but also all institutions both public and private are relying on bank loans, all of our labor is directly channeled into the payment of debts.
A call has gone out for a massive Wildcat march in NYC on May 1st, starting at 1PM. The original call is available here. Seconding strikeisaverb, See you in the streets! Forward and Repost widely. https://www.facebook.com/events/297929263615205/ and print and distribute flyers (wildcatmarchflyer-single, wildcatmarchflyer-quarter, WILDCAT, wildcat1, wildcat2, and related flyers: HOODIE, FUCKSCHOOL)
CALL FOR A WILDCAT MARCH FOR GENERAL STRIKE PARTICIPANTS
MAY 1ST, 2012 1PM
We were told by a bosses, by activists, by union leaders we couldn’t strike. Perhaps, they suggested, if we wanted to protest we could carry a sign and walk within police barricades, safely cordoned off in a free speech zone. On May 1st, we aren’t working and we aren’t protesting. We are striking.
We call on all fellow wildcat strikers to join us for a massive unpermitted march at 1pm at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (corner of 2nd and Houston). Along with striking rebels all over the world, we will show the bosses and cops of the world that we are many and we are only getting stronger.
Bring drums, banners, music, and an affinity group. Stay tight and stay in the streets. See you on May Day.