Class Solidarity is an anarchosyndicalist group from Serbia, that strives to create a massive working class anti-capitalists movement - one step at a time.
The economic and political situation in Serbia is progressively deteriorating the last several decades, especially during the last eight years, under the ultra-authoritarian rule of rightwing nationalist Aleksandar Vucic and his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). Media censorship is at an alltime high, all sorts of journalists and activists are being threatened, blackmailed, with public normalization of such outrageous cases such as burning down the house of a journalist that criticizes the government, or threatening another who filmed the president’s son with known members of organized crime cartels. The police and court system are more brutal and more corrupt than ever, which we have witnessed during the July 2020 anti-government protests when all available police units, along with elite commandos and military grade police forces were deployed against the civilian population, with many severe beatings captured on camera, hundreds of arrests and torture in police stations. Unemployment among young people is officially around 50%, but in reality it’s much higher, and people are forced to work for wages between 200 and 400 euros, which is insufficient for any kind of decent life.
Most public companies are now waiting to be privatised and workers are forced to work for local criminals turned investors and foreign multinational companies which open factories in Serbia because it’s one of the cheapest workforces in Europe, forcing people to work in catastrophic conditions, including wearing diapers at work, and with workers organizing being forbidden and repressed.
In these conditions, we as anarchosyndicalists strive to create an anti-capitalist movement which will be able to considerably contribute to the struggle against the state and capitalism, fighting for a better tomorrow, since the reality in which we now live is nothing less than a nightmare.