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Jacque Phosphore – Activist during the 2005 student strike and member of the Union communiste libertaire
July 20, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/354963/a-propos-de-l-anarchisme-de-la-classe
To my surprise, while reading the July 11th Le Devoir, I came across a letter signed by Louis Fournier, an “old man from days gone by”. Mister Fournier, who is pleased to remind us of his status as a journalist and union activist, offers us a charming post… an anti-union and hardly journalistic one.
Depending upon “information” largely covered in the media from some right wing columnist at a loss for a scandal, Mr. Fournier contributes to the isolation and demonization of the Coalition large de l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (CLASSE), the only student organization currently able to cause the defeat the liberal government. As a member of this “quasi clandestine” (ha!) Union communiste libertaire (UCL), I propose to you then these clarifications of anarchism and, since it seems necessary, of syndicalism.
Anarchism is a revolutionary political current that emerged during the second half of the 19th century, during the First International, and whose objective is to achieve a libertarian and egalitarian society, free from all power relations.
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