Normally, is associated to the habitants of the coal mining area a plus of comabativity face to the rest of Asturianos… this false ilussion that if the coal mining area moves.. the rest of Asturias too we think that it´s time for this generation of young People of the coal mining area to make selfcriticism to the fable that they told us when we were younger the one about the glorious syndicate movement that can do anything… at the same time that in the movement we face Global problems there are another ones at any location.
The REALITY almost in the Nalon Valley is far away to ressemble the Eden Garden that the workers organizations try to sell us on the 90´s:
The miner´s found are touching the bottom..
The retraining… we don´t have it an we are not gonna see it
At least TODAY working for HUNOSA ( one of the biggest miner´s company) is the best option for many young people of the coal mining area.
A wonderfull landscape of INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY and CONTAMINATED GROUND with MUSEUMS Where no one goes…
But it´s ok!! we are at least the ones who drink more Cider and that´s what we export from the Cuenca ( as we call here the coal mining areas)
quote-explanation of this last sentence: ( this was A joke cause in Asturias the cider and the apples.. are a main part of OUR CULTURE ).
The disaster is served the Companys created to generate the employments that we lost with the closure of Hunosa are closing before the coal mines themselves….
The syndicates are far away of their historical assambleary horizontal origins… away from their grass-roots… and their internal democracy they look to the other side with the shocking fraud commited with PUBLIC MONEY
They are part of the problem because they are not part of the solution..
It´s time to point them as NECESSARY COLLABORATORS.. in the SOCIAL RUIN of the Coal mining area.
For demobilize the workers and for tolerate hipersubventionate employment politics CORRODED by their OWN… STRING PULLING…
Politics that only benficiate AN USURER MANAGEMENT CLASS that close their stalls or kiosk when they LOSE PUBLIC HELPS.
For that the 15 of MAY we took the street to shout to the fourth winds…
That WE ARE NOT MERCHANDISE IN THE HANDS OF POLITICALS AND BANKERS!
WE ARE NOT MERCHANDISE!!
MADREÑAZU TO THE SYSTEM!!!!!
… (A Madreña is a typical Asturian shoe made with wood..)
Gijon 19th of June of 2011
With that on mind you have to know that we are one the the poorest regions of Spain… and that the European Miners Founds are vital for many things in our region…. so the struggle to defend them is neccesary… but with the corruption of the sindicates in mind all the time..
This days they are cutting Highways… for those who don´t know asturias.. we have just one main highway that connect us to the rest of spain… so if they cut in campomanes we are isolated… the other way is a mountain pass road..
The miners are changing tactics.. the first days they use the cut of the highways… and with the first riots.. the response of the other days was to go to the forest near by and make a “little resistance” they also use another tactic… “little cuts” in many roads…. some of them are «squatting» the col mines… without going out…
And one of the main villages Mieres was a kind of “police state” with many identifications by secret police… all the day..
The fact is being without the european miner founds.. is a kind of suicide for a region of about 1 millon habitants most of them old people and whose well prepared… young people have to go outside to work… for the Absurd politics of our regional goverment…. the result for them is that we where in a kind.. of without «formal goverment» since last year and this 2012 the 45% of the people didn´t vote…..
For our collective here.. the peacefull way to fight against the system is clear that is the path to follow… but we know that “ their defense of their right to work and that vital money is necessary too)
On the posts below you can see some videos of the struggles.. Asturias past and recent history is HARDCORE in therms of defending OUR WORKS…
Battle between miners and Guardia Civil in the Forest near by the road 2 miners detained #ResistenciaMinera