On September 10, 1997 an explosion took place at the "Palace of Labour", the residence of the Russian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FNPR) in Moscow. We, the New Revolutionary Alternative, take
responsibility for this action.
While economic "reforms" have plunged Russian citizens into poverty and despair, the corrupt hirelings of world capital which are presently in power are preparing new ways to rob the people - housing and monetary reforms.
Civil servants, state employed workers, have been virtually turned into slaves, not even working for a salary but for the absolute minimal possible to save them from absolute starvation, receiving their wages 6 months in arrears, devalued. The number of people in jails and labour camps is higher than at the height of the Stalinist
terror ; the majority of these people are in for committing economic crimes necessitated by their poverty. At the same time, the worst crimes are carried out by the economists and politicians of the country. The government keeps on releasing statements every month about the improvement of the standard of living when in reality it is
400% lower than in 1990.
The so-called entrepreneurs, having stolen capital from the people, bathe in luxuries while the poor, elderly and disabled are thrown to the whims of fate. The now huge army of homeless and unemployed may now be joined by millions more thanks to the further destruction of the economy and "housing reform".
Under such conditions, it is the duty of every conscientious citizen to help overthrow this ruling clique of bloodsuckers who are intentionally trying to destroy the people.
We see that the organizations which should fight for the economic interests of the workers in a civil society is not fulfilling its functions. The FNPR is a traitor to the people ; instead of fighting for regularly paid salaries and wage increases, against sackings and for a shorter work day with better working conditions, the FNPR
supports management and Mayor Luzhkov’s criminal hirelings. In order to get them to fight for the workers, the workers must constantly kick them in the ass.
We are sending a warning to the leadership of the FNPR that it is not acceptable to continue selling out the working class. We demand that the FNPR immediately begin to organize a general strike by November
with demands that workers be paid, that the workers’ rights be upheld, that housing and monetary reforms get trashed and that the government resign. The leadership of the FNPR should realize that if they don’t fulfill these demands, they will be held accountable by the working class.
The New Revolutionary Alternative calls on all honest people to fight against the further plunder of the country by these damned parasites and against the spitting on of people’s economic and political rights.
Death to the oppressors ! Long live the revolution !
New Revolutionary Alternative