The International Solidarity Commission (ISC) and the Regional Organizing Committee (IWW GREECE) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) are supporting the workers of Viomichaniki Metaleftiki (VIO.ME.) who have taken control after having occupied their factory and have continued production for more than 2 years.
Since May 2011 the workers of VIO.ME., an abandoned building materials factory in Greece, haven‘t been paid. Consequently they decided to take over and democratically run the production on their own – a successful manufacturing model for a free society. As a matter of fact, the surrounding society is anything but free and capitalist “free market” rules make it hard to adapt to the alternative concept of industrial solidarity.
To protect VIO.ME. and the struggle of the workers in Greece and worldwide YOU can help:
- Spread the Message!
- Contribute Economically: Donate!
- Organize in your workplace, your neighborhood, your town!
- Send Solidarity Statements to: http://www.viome.org
The IWW is committed to a grassroots, global resistance to the employing class. We aim to work with others to build a movement that can defeat the capitalists and construct a new world based on workers’ control of the means of production and economic democracy. We salute the fellow workers of VIO.ME. factory as a step in the right direction, and pledge our solidarity and our commitment to stand at the side of all workers in the struggle for the emancipation of the working class, for the creation of a world without bosses!
Solidarity with Greece’s Working Class,
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