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阿蘭•巴丟論埃及革命:運動及其願景問題

阿蘭•巴丟論埃及革命:運動及其願景問題
◎阿蘭•巴丟、琳達•赫雷拉、迪娜•沙奴比
王立秋譯

 

編按】2011125日埃及發生抗議運動,法國哲學家阿蘭巴丟認為這場「革命」有著新的運動形式,對全球政治運動來說,代表進入了歷史新階段。但是,巴丟也試圖問為何問題在革命之後又不斷重複上演,他重新思索什麼是革命:何謂變革的願景?否定之外如何具備肯定的想法與目標?本文轉載自2018-02-01保馬

(埃及廣場革命的規則,穆薩布·艾沙米[Mosa’ab Elsharmy], 2011)

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【行動訊息】決戰勞基法。夜宿立法院

【行動訊息】決戰勞基法。夜宿立法院
SCRAP THE ANTI-WORKER AMENDMENT OF THE LABOR STANDARDS ACT
Defend democracy and labor rights in Taiwan

 

 

【時間】2018年1月8日上午9點起,直到立法院退回修法為止。

【地點】立法院青島東路靠近中山南路端。

【主辦單位】五一行動聯盟

【注意!】願意一同夜宿的朋友,請自行攜帶睡袋等保暖物品!若有朋友願意攜帶自炊等器具就地「埋鍋造飯」同樣歡迎!

【臉書資訊】自己的假自己救!決戰勞基法。夜宿立法院

 

行政院與賴清德「過勞死版」勞基法修正案,即便歷經了1210與1223兩場分別在高雄與台北舉行的「反勞基法改惡」大遊行。南、北兩地各吸引了超過上萬名勞工、青年、家長親子踴躍走上街頭,堅定表達出「拒絕過勞」、「反對修惡」的清楚訴求!即便歷經了勞動部被迫公布了之前針對超過3000名勞工受訪的民調,顯示將近六成受僱勞工不支持勞基法修惡!即便歷經了各地勞工此起彼落自發性地前往民進黨地方黨部、立法委員地方服務處貼上反對過勞的符咒表達憤怒!

然而,可恥的是;民進黨從總統蔡英文、行政院長賴清德到立法院黨團與一個個黨意立委,完全無視於勞工、青年、專家、學者一致的反對,期間賴清德更是得意洋洋的與大老闆工商團體聚餐談心,鐵了心要硬幹讓「過勞死版」勞基法修法完成三讀,更在即將召開的立法院臨時會當中,將「過勞死版」勞基法修法列為最優先「處理」法案。

面對到立法院內親資賤勞的民進黨黨意立委,即將在1月8日起的臨時會當中,起將全台灣勞工推向過勞深淵。當所謂「民意最高機構」成為踐踏民意、遂行黨意、貫徹資方利益的橡皮圖章時,不僅僅只是我們的勞動權益,更是當前民主制度真正的最大危機!

我們邀請所有關心勞基法改惡、所有關注自身勞動權益、所有關切正常家庭、休閒生活的勞工與青年朋友們;1月8日早上九點起,一同前來立法院前,加入我們的行列。

我們將在立法院前駐紮與夜宿!在立法院外,以長期抗戰的行動展現我們反對勞基法改惡的決心與毅力!我們將在立法院外,每一分每一秒睜大眼睛看清是哪些無良立委出賣我們的健康與生命!我們將在立法院外,用行動開啟一堂真正屬於台灣勞工與基層人民的「民主課」!

 


SCRAP THE ANTI-WORKER AMENDMENT OF THE LABOR STANDARDS ACT
Defend democracy and labor rights in Taiwan

May 1 Action Coalition, January 8, 2018

May 1 Action Coalition, an alliance of trade unions and other labor-rights advocacy groups, has started a sit-in protest in front of the Legislative Yuan. The protest will last indefinitely, for as long as it takes to make the legislators scrap the latest amendment to the Labor Standard Law proposed by the cabinet of Premier Lai Ching-Te.

The Coalition states:

1. Ongoing social disturbances about the amendment to the Labor Standards Act will not go away. The fundamental reason is that the Democratic Progressive Party administration has twice pushed for anti-worker legislations since it came to power in 2016. The first amendment deprived workers in Taiwan of seven legally-sanctioned holidays. The second one, which we are protest against this time around, shortened the minimum hours between shifts, scrap the rule of one day off for every seven days, increase the upper limit of overtime work, and change the way overtime pay is calculate, all to the benefit of those employers who wants to squeeze their workers even more. The most appalling among them, as we see it, are the provisions to change the rule of “one day off for every seven days” to “two days off after every twelve work days,” and the shortening of minimum time between a workers’ shift from eleven hours to eight. We believe these two amendments to the Labor Standards Act indicate a clear choice of the DPP to lean toward the employers. If passed, this current amendment will exacerbate the badly over-worked and underpaid working conditions facing workers in virtually all sectors in Taiwan. Many social problems will worsen as a result, such as further decreasing of the woefully low birth rate.

2. Sadly, we have also witnessed how the DPP ruthlessly undermines our precious democracy. Its recent use of state violence to stamp out people’s protests violate basic standards befitting a democratic country. 
In the past, the DPP has repeatedly opposed the Assembly and Parade Act of 1988 for its restriction on people’s freedom of expression. Now, the DPP administration is replicating the very same measures it has opposed for decades. It has surrounded official buildings with razor-wire barricades it has banned protest against the presidential office; it violently broke peaceful assembly with force and even use the same violence against lawyers defending people’s legal rights. Without plausible reasons, the administration has now expanded the restricted area for assembly and parade to the vast expanse we have never seen since the lifting of martial law in 1987.
Inside the Legislative Yuan, the DPP physically dragged away dissenting legislators. It abruptly stopped discussion whenever it wants with the majority votes it has. It blatantly disregards existing consultation procedures and silences virtually all disagreements. This is a party that has criticized, since its inception, the KMT’s authoritarian rule. DPP has criticized how the KMT was unable to hear what the people has to say, how the KMT silenced dissents inside the rubber-stamp parliaments it controlled, how the KMT cracked down on people’s freedom of expression with brute force. Now, as we have witnessed with great sadness, the DPP is bringing all these back, after it has tasted the political power the KMT once had.

3. This fight against the DPP’s Labor Standards Acts amendment is not only a fight to defend the most basic subsistence standards of Taiwanese workers, it is also a fight for the preservation of our basic democratic rights. We call upon all DPP politicians: Do not forget what you have been saying before we elected you. Do not forget who voted for you. The people had entrust you with political power; the people can also take it away!

(translated by Hsin Hsing CHEN)

Yibee Huang 攝影

 

發佈日期:2018/01/08

Remembering FRANÇOIS HOUTART–The End of Post-Neoliberalism

Remembering FRANÇOIS HOUTART
—-The End of Post-Neoliberalism
by François Houtard

 

In response to the crisis, “progressive” governments adopted increasingly market-friendly measures. The “conservative restoration” that they regularly denounce was in fact surreptitiously introduced from within.

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The contradictions of the arab spring

The contradictions of the arab spring

阿拉伯之春之矛盾

by Immanuel Wallerstein

美國社會學家,巴黎社會科學高等研究院研究員,曾任社會學國際協會主席(1994-1998),著作有《Geopolitics and Geoculture: Essays on the Changing World-System》、 After Liberalism》、《The End of the World As We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-first Century》、《The Uncertainties of Knowledge》等。

2011年12月

Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the arab spring is the result of two simultaneous but contradictory currents. The first is the « second arab revolt », which aims at achieving the global autonomy of the Arab world that the « first Arab revolt » had sought to achieve. The second is the attempt by hey geopolitical actors to control and divert the efforts undertaken by the first current. But the arab spring is a long term and deep process that won’t be contained so easily.

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