Tuesday, 12 February 2013

For Real Change, Occupy Everything.

       Most people when they think of the Occupy Movement think of streets and public squares, but that should just be the spring board. The only way to really change the type of society we have, in favour of a people's needs type of society, is to occupy everything. We can run everything we need without the breath of a CEO on the back of our necks. We already make everything, we distribute everything, the only real problem is that we make what we are order to make and distribute it to who we are told, and only for the profit of the few. Why don't we make what we want to make and distribute it to who we feel needs the produce. The parasites sitting on our shoulders are a hindrance to that better world we want for all. The people of Greece have been hit hard by the corporate world and the financial Mafia, but there are signs that they are on the road to real change. Factory workers, having been unpaid for months, decided to take over the factor and today they start production under workers assembly principles. just a spark, but who knows what spark will start a fire!!

Occupied Greek Factory Begins Production Under Workers Control
Occupy, Resist, Produce!
“We see this as the only future for worker’s struggles.”
Makis Anagnostou, Vio.Me workers’ union spokesman

      Tuesday, February 12, 2013 is the official first day of production under workers control in the factory of Viomichaniki Metalleutiki (Vio.Me) in Thessaloniki, Greece. This means production organized without bosses and hierarchy, and instead planned with directly democratic assemblies of the workers. The workers assemblies have declared an end to unequal division of resources, and will have equal and fair remuneration, decided collectively. The factory produces building materials, and they have declared that they plan to move towards a production of these goods that is not harmful for the environment, and in a way that is not toxic or damaging. “With unemployment climbing to 30% – sick and tired of big words, promises and more taxes – not having been paid since May 2011, the workers of Vio.Me, by decision of the general assembly of the union declare their determination not to fall prey to a condition of perpetual unemployment, but instead to take the factory in their own hands to operate themselves. It is now time for worker’s control of Vio.Me.!” (Statement of the Open Solidarity Initiative, written together with the workers of Vio.Me – full statement:Viome.org)
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