The CGT Against Far-Right Ideas And Racism

The fight against far-right ideas and racism has always been in the DNA of our organization. In this dossier, we have brought together some of our publications and means of combating this scourge which has affected our country for too long already.
In recent years, our country has experienced dramatic events.
Populist discourse on the part of certain political personalities is developing and is relayed by the media. These discourses often play on the legitimate concerns of those who suffer and find an echo by maintaining the fear of the other and by pointing out scapegoats.

Being in the permanent understanding of the values of welcome, respect, sharing, tolerance and fraternity that our organization carries, often requires a lot of vigilance, particularly in an aggravated economic and social context.

The trivialization of racist or anti-Semitic ideas, behaviors and attitudes in our daily lives is a reality.
Institutional racism (discrimination in hiring or access to housing, concentration of immigrants in arduous and poorly paid jobs, police violence, racial profiling, etc.) is not declining, despite strong aspirations for equality and dignity.

The extent of the evil goes beyond the extreme right vote, which is already very worrying. These ideas of exclusion and withdrawal cross, more or less, all social groups, all work groups, all communities. They often surface insidiously.

The CGT has tackled what plagues relations between employees at work and tracked down all those little things that make the bed of “ordinary racism” there.

To employees, unemployed, retired, precarious, who are the target of racism and hatred: the CGT is there to defend you and remind you that they have their place there.
Fighting racism means giving yourself the strength to come together, to, all together, with our differences, give color to the future!

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