रविवार, अक्तूबर 17, 2010

फ्रेंच मजदूरों के संघर्ष का गीत

फ्रांस में राष्ट्रपति निकोलस सरकोजी की नव उदारवादी आर्थिक नीतियों और मजदूर विरोधी फैसलों के खिलाफ देशव्यापी हड़ताल ने सरकार को हिला दिया है. हालाँकि यह सिर्फ फ्रांस तक सीमित परिघटना नहीं है. वैश्विक मंदी के बाद से पैदा हुए वित्तीय संकट से यूरोप अभी भी बाहर नहीं निकल पाया है. इस संकट से निपटने के नाम पर यूरोप की सरकारें सामाजिक सुरक्षा के प्रावधानों में बजट कटौती से लेकर मजदूरों की छंटनी और उनके अधिकारों पर हमले कर रही हैं. इसके खिलाफ पिछले कई महीनों से ग्रीस, इटली, स्पेन, जर्मनी, फ्रांस, ब्रिटेन और हालैंड में लाखों मजदूर सडकों पर उतरकर संघर्ष कर रहे हैं.

फ्रांस के श्रमिकों का संघर्ष पूंजीवाद के नए हमलों के खिलाफ यूरोप भर में जारी संघर्षों की ही ताजा कड़ी है. इस आन्दोलन ने फ्रांस के एक बैंड के इस गीत को अपने संघर्ष का गीत बना लिया है. इसका फ्रेंच से अंग्रेजी में अनुवाद प्रस्तुत है. इसे आप भी पढ़िए:  

Never Give an Inch

by HK & les Saltimbanks

From the bottom of my urban project
Deep into your countryside
The reality has changed
And the revolt is brewing everywhere
In this world there was no place for us
We didn't look the part
We were not to the manor born
Not on daddy's plastic
The homeless, the unemployed, workers
Farmers, immigrants, the undocumented
They wanted to divide us
And to say they succeeded

As long as it was every man for himself
Their system could prosper
But one day we had to wake up
The heads had to roll
We'll never give an inch

They told us about equality
And like fools we believed them
"Democracy" makes me laugh
If we had had it we would have known it
What's the worth of our votes
Up against the law of the market?

They say "my dear fellow countrymen"
But we're fucked all the same
And what's the worth of human rights
Up against the airbus sale?

The bottom line, there's only one law, in sum:
"Sell yourself more to sell more."

The republic is a whore
Walking the street of dictators
We no longer believe
Their beautiful words
Our leaders are liars
We'll never give an inch
So stupid, so trite,

To speak of peace and brotherhood
When the homeless are dying in the streets
And the undocumented are being driven out

Crumbs are thrown to proles
That's just in the history of the silent
They don't attack millionaire bosses
"Too important for our society"
It's crazy the way they are protected

All our rich and powerful
Not to mention the help they get
For being the friends of the president

Dear comrades, dear "voters"
Dear "citizen-consumers"
The alarm is ringing
It's time
To reset to zero

As long as there's struggle and hope
As long as there's life and battle
As long as we're fighting, we're standing

Here's the key
We're standing, we won't give an inch
The passion for victory runs in our blood
Now you know why we are fighting
Our ideal, more than a dream
Another world, we have no choice

इसका वीडियो आप यहाँ देख सकते हैं:

(We'll never give an inch"On lâche rien," a song by HK & les Saltimbanks (Kadour Haddadi and his band), has been adopted by French workers on strike against the Sarkozy-Woerth plan to raise the retirement age.)

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ravi-om88 ने कहा…

डॉ. आनंद सर ,मुझे आप का यह लेख अच्छा लगा ! आप का प्रिय -रवि हिंदी journalism

Akashvani Pariwar ने कहा…


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