everywhere, Justice nowhere !
French government has been rejected during the last elections. Right and
left wing organisations asked the people to vote "Yes" to the European
Constitution. But this constitution was more an economic treaty than a
social progress. The people voted "No" against political-class, media
propaganda and ultra-capitalist system. After the vote, prime minister
resigned and an other one, from the same right-wing organisation, arrived.
He began by presenting a reform of the working code (laws about work).
Thanks to many struggles in the past, the French working code gives some
rights to the employees to protect themselves from their employer. They
want to get rid of it.
doesn't want to have less rights than before, they even want to increase
theses right to have better life. They don't want to have powerful employers
who can fire them as they want. During the European vote, a lot of people
rejected the economic point of view and asked for less precarious jobs,
and also better rights for workers in the whole Europe. Protestation grows.
Workers of State companies defend a public conception of companies which
is a guarantee for a bit of equality between different social-classes.
Students protests against elitist reforms of the public education system.
Organisations protests against expulsions of clandestine immigrants.
The only answers we get is police intervention. This little newspaper
gives some examples: trade-unions militants hunted, demonstrations persecuted,
struggles take place in schools and at work. French police seems to be
free to beat people has they want. The police minister Sarkozy pleads
for even strong methods. People are angry, fight for their rights and
police persecute them: it looks like firemen trying to extinguish a fire
We hope that this few articles will inform you about social actuality
in France. A wealthy country whose government tries to give morality lessons
around the world. These news doesn't look like the international medias
speeches. Lyrics of the songs of the band JOKE are about these issues.
We regret you can't understand it directly. Please find a part of our
anger and our hopes in this newspaper !
2005 - Joke A Dit !!! Editorial - Spécial Tournée