Στην Ελλάδα, η πορεία της πρωτομαγιάς γίνεται σε 3-4 διαφορετικούς χρόνους & δρομολόγια, οι διαδηλωτές παίζουν (κάποιο) ξύλο μεταξύ τους, και δεν φτάνουν τους 10.000 συνολικά.
Στην Ελλάδα, οι αντιρατσιστικές πορείες, στην Αθήνα, σε μια πόλη 4-5 εκατομμυρίων, που φιλοξενεί για εργασία τη μεγαλύτερη ομάδα μεταναστών στην χώρα, με το ζόρι οι πορευόμενες και πορευόμενοι φτάνουν τις 4.000 (στην καλύτερη περίπτωση), μαζί οι ντόπιοι αριστεροι/κλπ και οι μετανάστες.
Στη Θεσσαλονίκη, τη δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη πόλη της ελλάδας, με 1,5 εκατομμύριο πληθυσμό, και τη δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη συγκέντρωση μεταναστευτικού πληθυσμού, στην οποία πόλη ζει και ο μεγαλύτερος αριθμός ελλήνων από την πρώην ΕΣΣΔ, δήλαδή μετανάστες που τους λέμε ομογενείς Έλληνες, βάσει ενός εθνικιστικού δίκαιου του αίματος, βία να είναι 1000 τα άτομα στις πορείες για τα δικαιώματα των μεταναστών.
Διαβάστε πιο κάτω στα αγγλικά την αφήγηση μιας εκ των διοργανωτριών για το τι έγινε στο Μιλάνο της Ιταλίας – την πολή του Μπερλουσκόνι και της Λέγκας του Βορρά – την Ευρωπρωτομαγιά, όπου με το σύνθημα «No borders, No Precarity», μαζεύτηκαν και διαδήλωσαν 80.000 άτομα:
It is great to be 80.000 people, migrant and precarious workers, together in Milan
for EuroMayDay008. From Piazza XXIV Maggio to Piazza Castello, 30 floats crossed the
streets, from 3 to 8 pm, loud music, average age: less than 30 years old. Under a hot
sun in a clean sky, notwithstanding the bad weather predictions and those who do not
love us. From Turin to Bologna, from Vicenza to Brescia, from Piacenza to Feltre,
from Bergamo and all Lombardia. The migrant’s float opens the parade, in the hands of
a San Precario with a kefiah on his head. The banners say: No borders, no precariety,
freedom of movement! It is great to be 80.000 people who share this demands. A
permanent legalization, an end to the link between labor contract and the residence
permit, closure of all detention centers: it is not only a migrant’s matter. These
demands speak about the precarization of work and life, therefore they speak about
all those who invaded the streets of Milan.
Drums blast while men and women from different countries bring a new icon, the
growing «patchwork» banner of the transnational chain of migration related action,
every piece sewed up with every other, corresponding to a new station: now it is
here, EuroMayDay 008. Just behind, the float of precarious women who want to «give
birth» to their rights, dancing their rage in a cage, the cage of precarity that has
to be burst. Then, the working groups of Intelligence Precaria march: the call center
workers, social operators, the cashiers of the Esselunga supermarket, the
self-organized of the Scala theatre, the bus of self-productions, the freelance
journalists on the float of City of Goods, the precarious free press. Then social
centers and social unionism: Cobas, Cub, Sdl, Slai cobas.
This is not a feast only for those who march, it is a feast of all the city, even of
those who stay at the border of the parade reading City of Gods, smiling, looking and
chatting. Those who charge the MayDay to be «only a party» forget that one of the
crucial aspect of a real party is the appropriation and the overturning of the space,
in the «re-sacralization» of a domesticated, distant, «old» holiday like the one of
the traditional First of May. Precarious workers celebrate, because in celebrating
they recognize with each others, because that is the time of their taking word,
leaving behind their shoulders the season of complaining bad luck, changing it in
power. We do not «feel» precarious: we are precarious men and women, migrant and
native, and we are the most angry.
In the meanwhile, on a balcony, in Torino street, we see a banner: Migrants, we need
you.don’t let us alone with Italians! From the float, voices in the microphone
answer: people from south America, Africa and Asia, who are tired to see their
existence identified with labor, an existance that is a vital wealth for men and
women but is not recognized, or it is regarded only as a problem from a left wing
that has lost its identity while it was running behind the securitarian policies of
the right parties.
The best part of this country was in Milan, on May 1st 2008. To connect and unite
with each others, demonstrators collect and put together the pieces of a precarious
puzzle distributed from the floats. There have been even connection on the Radios: on
the float of the precarious journalists of City of Gods, the Mayday demonstration in
Aachen, where Sarkozy and Merkel are overcrowded with boo, is on air. The message of
the migrants demonstrating in San Francisco, addressed to the workers marching in
Milan, is read from the floats. Connections have been realized with all the European
EuroMayDay, from Lisbon to Maribor, with Pomigliano d’Arco, where people are fighting
against the deportation of 316 pewcarious workers, with Rome, where migrants and
precarious occupied the former offices of the newspaper «Messaggero». In order to
declare that the season of bad luck is over, the water tatoo saying: «you will not
have my skin!» is very stylish.
This year, participation not only grew, but even involved new precarious subjects,
and shew a more analytical and assertive attitude.
De Corato, vice-major of Milan, on the pages of a newspaper declares:
«notwithstanding the guarantees given by the organizers of the parade, the good guys
of the no-global area and of the social center left their sign. A shame that will be
punished, thanks to the surveillance cameras and to the collaboration of citizens».
Like every year, De Corato & co. shout for the outrage, and the newspapers (good
vassals) amplify. Of course, nobody writes anything about the reasons of the MayDay,
about its contents, about thousands of men and women on the streets. According to the
newspapers, May Day exists only by virtue of the writings on the walls. At least,
some sharable messages will be on the newspapers: «just rentals», «right to housing»,
«more houses, less churches», «terrorist is he who evicts and exploits». Messages
which are deeper and wiser than those on the advertisement posters which infest the
city, a real outrage and example of urban vandalism. Our solidarity with the
We believe that the true vandalism is that of the Expo, as it was denunced on the
float of the NoExpo Committees: a monster of precarization and destruction of the
public spaces of Milan. Huge capital expenditure will become for us – the people of
the underworld – precarious contracts, when we will be lucky. Otherwise, it will be
the triumph of informal jobs, for those who will build up the exposition-window-city
of 2015. Do not complain for the writings on the walls, you that are going to gash
the soul of this city!
In the middle of the deafening silence of a politics that remembers precarity only
during the electoral campaign, the precarious workers of EuroMayDay008 say loudly
that they can do by themselves. They have not only heart, ideas, creativity,
communicative attitudes. They have even concrete proposals about income, welfare,
housing, environment. While the left wing and the unions complaint, taking the
distances from the real country, EuroMayDay is walking toward the future, in order to
build up new precarious complicities. The march started. It will continue through the
Long-lunga-larga-ancha EuroMayDay, which will make hear its voice in the next month.
By the moment, the first meeting is on Sunday (May 11), 3pm, Ponte della Ghisolfa,
Viale Monza 255, Milano.
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Tags: ευρωπρωτομαγιά, euromayday, milan, precarity, no borders, 2008