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Why are you so fucking happy? - CIRCA Unofficial anti-Communiqué #-1

General Strike | 30.04.2006 21:03 | Mayday 2006 | Globalisation | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements

What is the clown army doing this Mayday? Nothing, of course.

Work, once of little concern to ordinary people, entered mass production in the 18th century. Today, the world is heavily dependent on work for all of its most basic needs, even the food we eat. This widespread use of work has caused serious health and environmental problems, and in some cases even death. In spite of this some deny there is a problem and indulge in bingeworking which is the cause of many of the anti-social hours we see everywhere around us, we must all recognise that workaholism is a disease, one which affects everyone.

This Mayday, in the tradition of international workers' struggle and in recognition of the enormous contribution that work resisters and rejecters, strikers, shirkers and the unaffiliatedly idle have made to the struggle against work and capitalism we the men/women of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) will down fools and defiantly take the day off from mirthmaking.

We will not countenance the production of a single chortle, giggle, guffaw, chuckle, or snigger. Any scab-smirking must be dealt with severely. Cachinnation is right out. Wheresoever two or three are gathered together and not laughing our influence will be clear.

Join with us this Mayday by doing nothing, or go further and take action against the means of exploitation. We will stand idly by in solidarity, never forgetting that whoever we work for, we are unemployable.

We refuse in advance the obvious solidarity of the police with our statements.

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