Power is getting time to rearrange its structures and sort out its projects for the best.
This is the significance one grasps from the hesitation and uncertainty on the best way to set out the struggle.
The traditional front of the class struggle, after the more or less long periods of wild rearrangement, is addressing itself towards sorting out more tranquil and productive social peace in the medium term.The “theorem” of Tarantelli and Modigliani is revealing itself to be inexact. Political re-enforcements, as an effect of an economic re-organisation, is producing better conditions of exploitation. People feel safer (better represented) and, largely speaking, are more willing to be exploited. The democratic wager must be played out in full. In the case of the contrary, an inverse process could set underway. Credit could become debit, faith lack of it. Peace rage.
In what way and in what times all that could happen, we cannot say. Economic reajustments are proceding well. The financial counterblows (such as those in the stock exchange) are better ammorticised than happened following the relative (therefore growing) independence of the capitalist structures from crude financial capitalist needs. Italy in particular is growing economically to levels such as to threaten the French and English leaderships. We are also about to become economic colonisers in territories that were traditionally the decisional centres where foreign colonialism started off against us (who can forget the exploitation realised in Italy by the great foreign railway firms). There are drawbacks, but these are also under control. The unemployed are on the increase, but they are not giving excessive preoccupations. The State deficit is at levels that were unthinkable just a few years ago, but is still far from the standard levels of the big industrial countries. We now know well that only with big debts is it possible to manage big enterprises of exploitation. The complex management of the enterprise does not matter, what counts is profit in the short term. In fact, to be precise, not so much profit in financial terms but power and influence in the short term.
The level of the struggle is in decline. It is pointless to hide this fact. The sign of this decline is given by the fact that the confederated unions are also gaining ground, eminently holding all kinds of autonomous phenomena under control, moreover carriers of not very original reasons for struggle. The decrease in struggles will give new space to the final structuring of power. If in the next two years a new cycle of struggles does not take root, capital will place its unsurmountable frontiers in such a way as to guarantee itself at least a decade of sure margins.
It no longer seems to us to be the case to come out again with the symbols of the great unifying objectives. Nuclear power, for example, undoubtedly constitutes a “readable” objective, but no longer in a “demonstrative” key. In this perspective it has become a supporting element of restructuring. The same can be said for all kinds of pollution. These two sectors can see interventions of struggle, and the same in the sectors of international class collaboration, but not at demonstrative levels. To fight today for whoever wants to do so, means finding new roads even within these sectors of intervention that are open to everyone. But these new roads can, at least in the beginning, fail to be practicable except by a few.
The awakening of great strata of comrades and exploited in general can only come about more slowly. The struggle, simple and practical, is taking up again, from the beginning. With simple means, without great illusions, but with the usual hope in our hearts.
Third world: Gulag of Capital
Trial Agostino Manni
Demo against ACNA
Roberto Gemigmami Freed
Freedom For Juan Paillacar
Freedom for Comrades in Prison
Social Sabotage is Never Terrorism
Pylons Sawn Down
“We Will Stain” Every Place of Detention
Sabotage at Gargnano
Kronstadt Social Centre Communique
To Destroy the Mafia You Must Destroy the State
Pirates in the Philippines
Against the Exporters of Social Detention
Attack in Ajaccio
“Kanak” in Revolt
Tension in Ireland
The Eggheads of Control
“Milipol”: The Arms of Terrorism on Show
THE MORAL FRACTURE (AMB) * (Propulsive Utopia, Insurrection)
Comidad: Apersuasive “Consolatory” Discourse
From Prison in Solidarity With the Palestinians
Greek Exploiter Brought to Justice
“International Revolutionary Solidarity”
American Antinuclear Folklore
Anatomy of a Desert
A Reply to Pierre tognoli
‘El Paso and Squats in Turin
Self-management is not Self-service
Social Struggles in Milan
Zanone Contested at the University
Long Live work
The Reasons of a People
A Cigar in the Mouth
Communique - UCC
“Bancomat” Sabotaged in Milan
Orazio and Giuseppe Freed
Meeting in Rome
“The Poverty of the Student Movement”