Translated by act for freedom now
We receive this translation made by Marco Camenisch, of a communiqué by Andrea ‘Andi’ Stauffacher – a comrade of the Swiss Red Succour locked up in the prison of Winterthur:
ANDREA STAUFFACHER: DECLARATION ON THE REFUSAL TO WORK IN PRISON FROM 22.01 TO 26.01.2014
A small contribution to the days of action and resistance against the WEF in Davos.
To the annual international summit of the bosses of politics, capital, science, to their strategies and their lackeys.
For years we’ve been writing on the MEANING OF THE WEF, so I won’t repeat myself on this occasion. One thing remains clear: for the financial world of Switzerland, its government, the ruling class of this country, the WEF is and will be one of ‘the most important social events of the year’.
Schwab (founder and president of the World Economic Forum) and company are well aware of this. The typical arrogance of power shows this clearly when it tries to publicly do extortion on the people of Davos and surroundings: either you welcome with due honours the invasion of the capitalists on power or we go elsewhere, there are plenty of other places!
The schedule is tight, as usual. If you have a look at the contents, prepared by the Global Agenda Councils in Abu Dhabi, you can see where their capitalist crisis focuses: on top, the growing tension in Middle East and Africa, i.e. the tendency to war; the widening of the income gap, i.e. the increase in class divisions; the insistence on structural unemployment, mainly the youth one, i.e. the world growth of a young army for industrial reserve; and the decline in confidence in economic policy.
It is interesting to note how they consider the ‘growing importance of the mega-cities’ as an opportunity for the capitalist economy rather than a problem.
The WEF in Davos relates to the big social catastrophes of the worldwide waves of refugees with the cynicism of power: they simulate a concentration camp for refugees. ‘Participants will try for 75 minutes the feeling of impotence of the refugees in the camps’, says the Director of Experimental Programs. In the meantime the same bourgeois paper publishes an article entitled: ‘Starved to death in a refugee camp – no aid to Yarmuk in Syria’. It’s all empty words, the electoral promises of UE rulers after the ‘dead in Lampedusa’; death, abuse, deportation are once again ‘currency’. In the meantime, in their luxury quarters the responsible for migratory movements, imperialistic crisis, exploitation campaigns and wars make their plans with their cops, coordinate themselves, duly resolve their contradictions and sign contracts!
The increasingly frequent mass insurgencies, revolts, class struggles and resistances in different continents are the other side of the barricade, which we look at in solidarity also in the annual resistance to the WEF.
TO MARCO CAMENISCH, who is on hunger strike and work strike against the provocations of the regime of detention and in solidarity with the resistance against the WEF, all my respect and solidarity: he’s been indomitable for over 23 years of imprisonment and has always defended his political and revolutionary identity from all State blackmails, including that of the office for the execution of sentences of the Canton of Zurich, which had only to consider the possibility of his release on bail he should have been granted in 2012.
So Marco refused to submit to psychiatric tests thus showing to the class justice that he’s not ill but a person with political awareness and a clear position of refusal of the capitalist system: he never disowns his identity as anarchist or his comrades and friends scattered all over the world.
LOVE AND SOLIDARITY WITH MARCO
SOLIDARITY WITH POLITICAL PRISONERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
CAPITALISM DOESN’T MAKE MISTAKES – IT’S THE MISTAKE
WIPE OUT THE WEF