Bulletin N° 733

Subject : The Necessity of War: Producing corpses and zombies in the making of a new submissive labor force for higher profits.



14 January 2017
Grenoble, France



Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


Public submission must be conquered and maintained if new degrees of labor exploitation are to be achieved. In this sense, war can be seen as a pretext for creating a subjugated population at home and abroad, a population which has been conditioned to tolerate repeated abuses and to hold their masters in great respect. The system requires this obedience to serve the dictates of capital class interests and no individual is immune to this conditioning, not the president of the United States, not the debt-ridden students and the poor, not the usual list of scapegoats whose role it has always been to keep the alienated population at large distracted, unified and usually controlled by the orchestrated hunt for 'the Other" who is to blame for everything that has gone wrong.


This system is our God --no one can see the creator, the master, the author of our lives; “He” can only be obeyed (or you pay the consequences for not following his command) ! Our “contribution” to this system may be to live in poverty, in misery and homelessness, with suffering and frequent illness and early death; or it may be to live with wealth, health and fame, and even become president of the United States –but, despite the many differences, all of us are working toward the same end, i.e. to maintain the class-divided capitalist system which exploits us, for there is no alternative ("TINA"). Right?


Illustrations of the barbaric handiwork of this religious school of social order abound in the social media.

Please see, for example :


Colonies israéliennes en Cisjordanie : près d’un demi-siècle 
d’installations illégales
Pierre Breteau, Le Monde (Les décodeurs),








Comme promis, je vous contacte pour vous signaler un *énorme mensonge au sujet de la situation en Grèce*. Les dirigeants européens et le gouvernement grec ont affirmé que les réfugiés sont à l'abri de la vague de froid qui frappe actuellement les Balkans.

Voici la réalité en trois petites minutes (filmé avant-hier).

D'autre part, l'hiver étant très rude en Grèce cette année et la misère dévastatrice (pour les Grecs comme pour les réfugiés), je me permets de joindre, ci-dessous, l'*appel de notre collectif Anepos pour le prochain convoi solidaire*. Et, pour finir, les *prochaines occasions de nous rencontrer*.

Un grand merci pour vos messages de soutien, concernant la lutte, la solidarité ou le prochain film. Difficile de vous remercier un par un, mais ils font vraiment chaud au cœur !

Yannis Youlountas / collectif Anepos


Voici la *liste des besoins 
http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwmagcz3d.html>* pour le prochain convoi solidaire vers la Grèce, qu'Eric, Nathalie, Cyril et moi-même conduirons à partir du 23 janvier.

Points de collectes permanents : Toulouse, Plaisance du Touch, Albi, Revel, Mazamet, Béziers, Nîmes, Martigues, Marseille, St-Savournin, Nice, Lyon.
Si vous souhaitez déposer à l'un de ces points de collectes, demandez le contact téléphonique au collectif : *anepos@no-log.org 

Points de collectes ponctuels : Aussillon le 18/01, Lavaur le 19/01, Castres le 20/01, Mâcon le 07/02. Détails dans l'agenda, un peu plus bas.

Les colis légers peuvent également être envoyés par la poste à :
*Anepos - BP10 - 81540 Sorèze* (nous contacter si besoin d'autres détails)

*Autres formes de solidarité. 

*Zoom sur la cuisine sociale gratuite l'Autre Humain (Athènes, 
Lesbos...) <
http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwmoocz3d.html> *qui vient de fêter ses deux millions de repas.

*Souvenirs. 7 ans de solidarité. 


Projections du film /Je lutte donc je suis/ (nouvelle version) en présence du réalisateur : le 12/01 à Kiel (Allemagne), le 13/01 à Berlin, le 20/01 à Castres, le 10/02 à St-Savournin (13) et le 04/03 à Montreuil. Projection du film /Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves/ en présence du réalisateur : le 7/02 à Mâcon. Tous les détails *ici 

Et, pour finir, un rendez-vous qui me tient particulièrement à cœur du 18/01 au 20/01 dans le Tarn (pour les petits et les grands), avant de repartir en Grèce :
/Trois jours pour s'amuser à philosopher loin des écrans et des idées 
*18/01 à Aussillon : Rencontres de la philo avec les enfants 
http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwna0cz3d.html> *de 7 à 107 ans.
*19/01 à Lavaur : café-philo A quoi bon philosopher ? 
*20/01 à Castres : ciné-philo Penser et agir 
http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwno8cz3d.html>* autour de /Je lutte donc je suis./
(cliquez sur les textes en gras soulignés pour plus de détails)


The 10 items below will provide CEIMSA readers with a glimpse into “Hell’s Kitchen,” where a strange experiment is being concocted and portioned out into servings that will be administered to the public. Meanwhile, ordinary people are growing anxious and appear ready to revolt against any possibility of being poisoned by the busy staff who are working behind closed doors. An unanswered question looms large in this lugubrious atmosphere: AN IMPERIALIST WAR AGAINST WHOM NEXT? The silence is deafening . . . .  (Some say the choice has been a farce, the repetition of Hitler's policy for Germany or Franco's policy for Spain--war abroad, or war at home?)


Francis Feeley


Professor emeritus of American Studies

University Grenoble-Alpes

Director of Research

University of Paris-Nanterre

Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements

The University of California-San Diego






The Deep State Goes to War with Trump, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer



by Glenn Greenwald


In January, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.

This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”





From: "J20 RESIST" <noreply@solidarityweb.com>
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017 3:12:39 AM
Subject: Jan 20 plans. RESIST Trump



Dear supporters,

We have been busy mobilizing for thousands to join us at the mass resistance to Trump,  #J20Resist –  j20resist.org.

So far we have

  • Initiated buses and carpools from over 15 cities to march at #J20Resist in DC, along with actions across the U.S.
  • Launched a call for global actions across the world against Trump on January 20th
  • We worked with local groups in DisruptJ20 to secure permits to rally and planned  a march on the White House during Trump’s parade.
  • Plans are in place for legal observers, jail solidarity teams, if there are any arrests during J20, medical teams, mass housing at local churches and working with the press as best we can to get our revolutionary message out.

Our D.C. Plans are to rally at Union Station, at "Anti" Columbus Circle starting at 6 am and march at 10 am to the White House. We will have an ending rally McPhearson Square, a block from the White House.

Now more than ever, we urgently need your support to make this mobilization possible gofundme.com/protest-trumps-inauguration. A donation of $25 will get another person a seat from our buses from New York and Philadelphia. A $60 donation can help us to mobilize people from North Carolina and Detroit.

Please, if you cannot make it to DC, consider making a donation to this important movement. We need it now more than ever.

While the Democrats want divert the rage against Trump into a stronger, pro-war stance against Russia, the people of the U.S. must continue to fight independently of both parties for what we desperately need. We need jobs, health care, education, justice for migrants and people of color, an end to militarism and war and more. We don’t buy the fake news and the outright lies meant to distract us from our real task, creating a revolution to end the rule of the two parties of capitalism.

Let the Anti-Trump struggle blossom into a struggle against the entire system of capitalism, white supremacy, LGBTQ bigotry, oppression of women, attacks on migrants, police terror, union-busting, and more!

This massive mobilization in D.C. and all around the country is a step in building the unity we need to fight Trump and the whole capitalist system. J20Resist is working in participation with the following groups, and many more:

BAYAN Philippine Coalition,
Committee to Stop FBI Repression,
Freedom Road Socialist Organization,
International Action Center,
Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War & Injustice,
Moratorium Now,
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum,
Peoples Power Assembly,
Philly Real Justice,
Samidoun Palestine Prisoners Network,
Solidarity Center,
Solidarity Iran,
Students for a Democratic Society,
Team Solidarity,
United American Indians of New England,
United National Antiwar Coalition,
USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers Union,
Why Accountability,
Women's Fightback Network,
Workers World Party

Your support wil make this mobilization possible 

See plans around the country and internationally and send additional info at J20Resist.org



You are subscribed to IAC Solidarity Center action alerts.
Our mailing address is:
IAC Solidarity Center
147 W 24th St
2nd FL
New York, NY 10011

Add us to your address book @solidarityweb.com




US Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump into War With Russia 
by Mike Whitney


Powerful elites are using the credibility of the US Intelligence agencies to demonize Russia and prepare the country for war. This is the real meaning of the “Russia hacking” story which, as yet, has not produced any hard evidence of Russian complicity.





The Neocon’s Declaration of War Against Trump



by The Saker


After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump.





Don’t Count On Trump Being Inaugurated


by Paul Craig Roberts


The Ruling Establishment Does Not Intend For Trump To Become President.





The New Great Game in Eurasia



by Pepe Escobar


Pepe Escobar writes that the West's Divide and Rule approach to global rivals may no longer cut the ice in an age of New Silk Roads.





Donald Trump Press Conference



Posted January 11, 2017


Donald Trump is holding his first press conference since winning the election at Trump Tower in New York City.





From: "Groucho Marx" <byronsandiego@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017
Subject: Byron: Strike Jan 10, 2017


We are the first union this year to strike. Our contract expired November 30, 2016.

Other unions such as the nurses and technical trades will have their contracts expire later this year.


Copyright © 2017 Teamsters Local 2010, All rights reserved.
You are a member of Teamsters Local 2010 

Our mailing address is: 

Teamsters Local 2010

400 Roland Way Suite 2010

Oakland, CA 94621

Local 2010 ULP Strike Makes Waves Across California
Jan 10, 2017
Yesterday, thousands of UC clerical, administrative and skilled trades workers stood together to strike at every UC campus, medical center, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab.  Our strike, pickets and rallies were extremely effective at bringing our message to the public and showing the University our power and our worth.
“Today’s strike shows that the workers who make the University of California work will no longer put up with unfair treatment,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010. “We will continue to stand together and take action until UC bargains in good faith for a fair contract that pays workers enough to live.”

Click here to view pictures of the event.




We struck over the University’s numerous unfair labor practices and in sympathy with striking UCLA skilled trades Teamsters.  Our strike was lawful and protected, and the University may not retaliate against anyone for participating.  If your supervisor asks you about your absence, or asks for a doctor’s note, simply reply that you were on strike.  Please report any retaliation to your Union representative immediately so the Union may take immediate and  appropriate legal action. 
Protests and pickets by over 700 strikers and their supporters at UCLA’s main campus resulted in the closure of the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood and disrupted campus medical centers and administrative offices. Hundreds of picketers also surrounded the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and UCLA buildings at LAX and the Wilshire Center.  In San Diego, hundreds of protestors and picketers surrounded both major medical centers.
In the north, our members braved torrential rain and wind to show our strength and determination.  At UCSF, over 300 striking workers filled Parnassus Medical Plaza, picketing numerous entrances and loading docks.  We turning back dozens of deliveries and prompted Union construction workers to walk off the job in solidarity.  We came together for a huge noon rally and march, joined by several San Francisco elected officials and union leaders. 
At UC Santa Cruz, roads were closed, including the main entrance to the campus, as students and faculty joined the striking workers in protest.  At UC Berkeley and LBL, protests resulted in traffic slowdowns and the turning away of deliveries.  Our members at Office of the President in Oakland took our message directly to President Napolitano, picketing in front of her office building.  
Pickets at all other campuses including Irvine, Davis, Santa Barbara and Riverside continued throughout the day.  Classes were cancelled and delays occurred in areas such as patient billing and collections, childcare services, student housing, sporting and conference venues, instruction, research and administrative offices.
“We showed UC that they don’t have a University without the hard work of thousands of UC Teamsters,” said Catherine Cobb, Teamsters Local 2010 President.  “The time has come for UC to stop the bad faith bargaining and to show us the fairness we have earned through our hard work.”
Our CX bargaining unit is 81% female and 63% people of color.  Wages are so low that over 70% suffer from hunger or food insecurity according to an October 2016 Occidental College report.  We have seen our real wages decline by 24% over the past two decades, yet the University refuses to bargain in good faith for fair raises.
Yesterday UCLA skilled trades Teamsters concluded an immensely effective five-day strike over the University’s unfair labor practices.  Skilled trades workers at both UCLA and UC San Diego, who are represented by Teamsters Local 2010, are paid below prevailing wage by as much as $10 an hour and have not had a raise in as much as four years.
Thanks to all the UC Teamsters who supported the strike for your hard work and dedication.  Together, we will win fair treatment and a contract we deserve!







From: "Groucho Marx" <byronsandiego@gmail.com>
To: "Francis Feeley" <francis.feeley@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr>, "FRANCIS FEELEY" <francis.feeley@u-grenoble3.fr>
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017 12:34:01 AM
Subject: Byron Le Pen's right hand man lives in Trump Tower...


Is it too late, Francis?


France's Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower

Top of Form


Bottom of Form

Image copyright Samuel Levine Image caption Ms Le Pen declined to say whether her visit was personal or professional

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been seen visiting Trump Tower in New York.

She declined to say whether she was there to see President-elect Donald Trump but the Trump team said there would be "no meetings".

Ms Le Pen is currently one of the top candidates for the first round of voting in April, opinion polls suggest.

The National Front leader has called Mr Trump's election "an additional stone in the building of a new world".

What makes Marine Le Pen far right?

Ms Le Pen was seen with three men in the cafe. Agence France-Presse identified one as her partner, Louis Aliot, the National Front's (FN) vice-president.

Media captionLe Pen praises the Trump victory, speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr

Ms Le Pen also declined to answer when asked whether her visit was personal or professional.

But when asked if she would speak to pool journalists later, one of her associates said "OK".

Trump team spokesperson Hope Hicks told reporters: "She is not meeting with anyone from our team."

Sean Spicer, who will be Mr Trump's press secretary, re-tweeted a post by CNN's Noah Gray that Ms Le Pen would not be meeting Mr Trump or anyone from the transition team, adding "Trump Tower is open to the Public".

Ms Le Pen's campaign manager had earlier said she would not be meeting Mr Trump on her visit to New York.

Ms Le Pen has herself referred to her trip as "private".

Unconfirmed reports suggest the man to Ms Le Pen's right in the photo is Guido "George" Lombardi.

He lives in Trump Tower, has links to a number of right-wing European parties and says he is an adviser to the Trump team, according to Politico.

Reuters said the fourth man was Ms Le Pen's international affairs adviser, Ludovic De Danne.


Marine Le Pen is the daughter of ex-FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, a convicted racist. She has denounced her father's comments and has sought to distance herself from such toxic issues as Holocaust denial.

She retains a hard line on immigration and has linked it to militant Islamism.

Ms Le Pen opposes the European Union, open borders and globalisation.

She also says jobs, welfare, housing, schools, or any area of public provision should go to French nationals before they go to "foreigners".

She is likely to fight former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls for victory in the first round of voting in the presidential election. It is then expected to go to a run-off.





From: "LES MUTINS DE PANGEE" <contact@lesmutins.org>
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017
Subject: Maintenant ! (ou jamais...)


Maintenant ! (ou jamais...)


Salut à toutes et à tous,

Ce 18 janvier, notre nouveau film La cigale, le corbeau et les poulets sort au cinéma (en partenariat avec Là-bas si j'y suis, les Amis du Monde Diplomatique et l'Humanité). Le choix de la période de campagne électorale n’est pas anodin. Ce film est un outil de lutte exemplaire et un antidote à la morosité ambiante. A l’issue des élections présidentielles et législatives, la France s’apprête à vivre un bouleversement dont l’issue risque de nous enfoncer tous dans le chaos. On nous promet la peste ou le choléra : la droite extrême ou l’extrême droite. La « deuxième droite » se bataille entre Valls et Macron, les mêmes qui ont enterré le mot « socialisme » pendant ces dernières années et qui essayent de se repeindre en neuf. La vraie gauche est bien là mais divisée comme jamais et on le constate à chaque étape de notre tour de France.

On ne fait pas la révolution avec un film mais on espère quand même qu’à force de coups d’épées dans l’eau on provoque des raz de marées !

En vous proposant un film comme réponse à la connerie ambiante, nous ne nous prenons pas au sérieux mais nous le faisons sérieusement. La cigale, le corbeau et les poulets n’est pas seulement divertissant car nous ne sommes pas là pour faire diversion, nous militons au quotidien, pour « L’intranquilité », comme dit Bernard Lubat, et les empêcheurs de tourner en rond car il vaut mieux tourner en bourrique. A la sortie du film, les gens nous disent à quel point ils ont été surpris, à quel point le film leur (re)donne envie de la lutte collective, créative, joyeuse, incarnée par cette fameuse bande de la Cigale, pour qui la lutte est un dialogue, le dialogue une lutte.

Le film ouvre concrètement le débat sur plusieurs pistes :

- la démocratie locale, qui ne s’use que si l'on ne s’en sert pas

- la presse locale, le pouvoir de l’écrit et des lettres ouvertes et non anonymes

- l’interpellation des élus et des responsables de notre quotidien

- la lutte contre les projets inutiles et les zones à défendre (ZAD)

- la défense de la nature contre le capitalisme financier sans foi ni loi ni cerveau

- la pratique collective dans la joie et la tolérance des différentes opinions même si on s’engueule…

Alors voilà, nous avec cette proposition, nous sommes au maximum de ce que nous savons faire. On a mis six ans à amener cette cigale dans les salles. Son retentissement prendra plus ou moins d’ampleur, mais tout ça dépend de vous et se joue dans les premières semaines de la sortie, la suite étant un effet d’entrainement. Et si ça vous chante de chanter avec la cigale, c’est désormais à vous de vous en emparer pour en faire quelque chose…

A vous de jouer avec nous ! (si vous le voulez bien…)



- Faire connaître le film dans les jours qui viennent partout autour de vous, nous demander des cartes postales, des feuillets à distribuer autour de vous en y rajoutant les salles qui le programment à proximité, partager la bande annonce sur les « réseaux sociaux », les Email, et partout…

- Aller voir les salles de cinémas près de chez vous qui n’ont pas encore programmé le film pour leur signifier votre intérêt pour le film

- Organiser des débats à l’issue des séances puis la mise en pratique.

- Soutenir financièrement la sortie du film si vous le pouvez (encore quelques jours pour souscrire), ce qui nous permet de mettre plus de moyens dans sa diffusion et sa promotion





Après les 4 avant-premières de Saint-Pons de Thomières, un reportage de France 3 consacré à la Cigale !




Le vendredi 13 janvier – Avant-première à 20h00 au cinéma Utopia à Avignon. En présence du réalisateur Olivier Azam. En partenariat avec les Amis du Monde diplomatique Avignon.

Le samedi 14 janvier - Avant-première à 20h00 au cinéma Etoile Palace à VICHY. En présence du réalisateur Olivier Azam. Soirée organisée en partenariat avec ATTAC 03

Le dimanche 15 janvier 2017 – Avant-première à 18H00 au cinéma Le Rio à Clermont-Ferrand. En présence du réalisateur Olivier Azam et de Jeannot Oréglia (dit le "suisse")

Le lundi 16 janvier 2017 – Avant-première à 20H15 au cinéma le Club à Grenoble. En présence du réalisateur Olivier Azam et de Jeannot Oréglia (dit le "suisse"). En partenariat avec les Amis du Monde diplomatique 38

Le mercredi 18 janvier - Première à 20h à l'espace St-Michel à Paris. En présence du réalisateur Olivier Azam, de Pierre Blondeau (le buraliste) et de Maax (le barde), de la bande de la Cigale.
En partenariat avec les Amis du Monde Diplomatique 75.

Le jeudi 19 janvier - Première à 20h au cinéma les 7 Parnassiens à Paris En présence du réalisateur Olivier Azam, de Pierre Blondeau (le buraliste) et de Maax (le barde), de la bande de la Cigale.

La carte sera mise à jour au fur et à mesure que les lieux et dates s'ajouteront...



Faut pas mollir !!