Labour Day (May 1st),
has been captured by the bourgeoisie
Long live the Communist Revolution!
The International Labour Day had been celebrated by various type of the left of capital
in the past many years. For years, different type of the ruling class with some
groups of the left, who, in the real life, representing the capitalism, misleading and
rising false flag to show that they are defending the interests of proletariat to put
some makeup on the face of barbarity of capitalism. In the mean time, those who are
hiding themselves under the radical slogans and "red flag" trying to cover the situation
of the modern slavery of the capital. They, in this pitiful play, have tried to draw a
line nullity on the real history of this day. They have intentionally distorted the
roots of the emergence of the political class acts of this historic day.
In the metropolitan countries, the leaders of Unions or Social Democrats in the front
line of the May first demonstration (Labour Day) are going to sing the International
song although they have approved the most anti worker laws. The left parties, who are
representing the capital in the real life, as before will be trying to mislead the
struggle of working class.
In the peripheral countries, the left of capital will act as radical force and with
slogans; to have a right to strike, to create trade and so on, will capture streets.
The fact is that with the development of class struggle, the unions are the first
earthwork that the proletariat is forced to conquer. Workers’ heroic resistance
of Tekel against unions and government has proved this.  Tekel Workers independent
struggle that was not led by the unions was a source of inspiration to the other
workers in the world. As a result, the ghost of this class struggle that the
bourgeoisie fears the most.
After revolutionary wave failure that shook the world between 1917 and 1923, Stalinism
rose on the ruins of the October Revolution, on the blood and bones of the communists
that has been stuffed, gave its consolidation. Thousands of communists and workers
have been deported, imprisoned and massacred who had made the October Revolution.
All those who were the living forces of the revolution, world proletariats avant-garde.
This resulted in that the bourgeoisie could crush the avant-garde of the proletariat
physically. This attack disarmed proletariat and allowed the bourgeoisie to mobilize
the working class to the terrible slaughter of World War II.
Once the Labour Day was the day of the proletariat fighting for the Communist Revolution.
When the hoisting of the red flag trembled the body of bourgeois class. Unfortunately,
with the failure of revolutionary wave, Labour Day has been captured by bourgeois. Also,
the bourgeoisie uses the Labour Day as a tool in its interests, to poison the consciousness
of the working class. The dark period of contra-revolution began and this was a sign that
the proletariat was defeated, temporarily. In the thirties, only the left communist
fraction of Italy was capable to defend of the proletarian and communist positions
against degenerating of the Third International.
After World War II, the bourgeoisie believed that it has subdued the proletariat for
always. Drunk and blinded by their victories and postwar prosperity, which was
based on the Second World War slaughter of millions of workers, the bourgeoisie
considered to be indestructible.
It was such time that millions of workers began its protest actions on May
1968 in an international level but especially in French. The bourgeoisie tries
to justify it and call it the general strike of May 68 and interpret it as a
"student revolt"; however, the real power that challenged the bourgeoisie were
not students, but working class.
This wave of class struggle proved that the working class returned from the
counter-revolution’s powerlessness and interned to a new era, a period of
growing class confrontation. The consequence is that we see the development
of the class struggle in the 70’s and 80’s worldwide. Proletariat had no
choice but to fight for its class interests and take the fight forward
and make advancements.
The working class showed that it had re-emerged as a real threat to the
capitalist system. This was the clearest sign to the end of the mystification
that the working class was disappearing or purchased, that the proletariat did not exist.
The Marxist doctrine and methodology such as the theory of the proletariat
is living and it has made possible for revolutionaries to not get caught
in the sterile view of modernists or councilists of the working class
as a bourgeois class. “It is not a question of what this or that proletarian,
or even the whole proletariat, at the moment
as its aim. It is a
what the proletariat is
, and what, in accordance with this
being; it will historically be compelled to do.”
Eastern bloc (Stalinism) was unable to compete with the western block and
collapsed because of its own crises. The fact that Stalinism was not drawn
to that situation by the proletariat, but with competition with dismantled
democracy, the democratic illusions have been sparked within the working
class, which has led confusing of class consciousness in the working class.
The democracy bourgeois victory over the Stalinism, particularly aiming to
convince the working class that any revolutionary attempts, any idea about
changing this up and down turn world is doomed to fail. The bourgeoisie
began its massive anti-communist propaganda and campaign. The fact is
that communism is not dead; it is the capitalism that in its death crisis.
Capitalism smells blood and dirt. Capitalism means crisis, war and misery.
Capitalism is in deepest crisis of its history and the working class pays
the price. If in the past free market economists and ideologues used the
term “recession” for the crisis of capitalism, today, they confess the
bankruptcy of the capitalism.
Bourgeoisie tries to divide the working class to break down its class
unity, to exploit the proletariat better. Native workers against
“immigrant” workers, Black against white, Asians to Europeans,
Spaniards against the Americans and so on. Nevertheless, no
matter what color our skin is or what language we speak, we have a
common characteristic that we belong to the working class, and nation is
foreign to us. Therefore, we are raising our voice and say,
class against class.
Internationalists have declared before that “the
working class is a class of immigrants” .
The Left movement stresses to have a right to strike, to create trade,
stop privatization and so on, but the main tasks of unions are,
controlling of the working class and misleading of its class
struggle. In contrast to the leftists preaching, we must establish
itself as an independent social force which is fighting for its own
interests and our slogan must be against wage slavery, exploitation,
unemployment, dismissing and inflation, in the other words, the
basic of capitalism must be attacked.
Internationalists revolutionary responsibilities are contributing
to the class struggle and building of the minority revolutionary
organisation with aim to contribute to building of the world wide
Internationalist Communist Party, the indispensable weapon for the
victory of the Communist Revolution.
The working class is the only social class that can put an end to
capitalist barbarism and misery. Never before has a social
class had such a responsibility as the proletariat today.
More than ever, so curry the working class through its struggle
the future of humanity in its own hands. There is only one solution,
destroying the capitalist system before it destroys humanity. This
alternative that communists had proposed in the past is more valid
today than ever:
“Communist Revolution or the destruction of humanity!”
21 April 2010
1. To read all the story of what happened so far in the Tekel struggle, please visit the following link:
Solidarity with Tekel workers' resistance against government and unions!
2. Marx, The Holy Family, Chapter IV