Today is a victory for the anti-
There has been a single issue campaign around the
However let's not crack open the champagne yet - the
The major left union groups and political parties that formed the backbone of the anti-
This isn't over yet - the news coverage I'm watching at the moment is saying that the National Student Co-ordination wants to continue until the Law on Equal Opportunity is withdrawn. The student movement has been invigorated and there will be a new leadership emerging from this experience; for them this just the beginning.
Today's events effectively provide a watershed for those who understand how global capitalism operates and those who only ever saw this as a single issue; a dodgy labour law. There is a fork in the road here.
For those like myself who are directly affected, those who are confronted by the choice between accepting work on the basis of a
Spain and Germany are coming online with similar neo-liberal labour agendas, and this is why I think it is not over in a larger sense - because if the French can give inspiration to people in other countries (as they have done before), we might be seeing an (r)evolutionary tipping point.Tags: