The Paris Commune 1871

General Appeal to all Jewellery Workers

Translated: from the original for by Mitch Abidor;
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At a moment when socialism is being affirmed with a vigor hitherto unknown, it is impossible for us, workers in a profession that suffers in the highest degree from the immoral influence of capital and exploitation, to remain passive before the movement for emancipation that is being undertaken under a government truly and sincerely liberal.

This is why we call on all the workers of the Corporation to examine together what the situation will be for us after the current crisis, and to take all necessary measures for facilitating the return to work by all possible means.

It is the obligation of each and every one of us to foresee and combat the hindrances the exploiters will put before our dearest interests in order to discredit any future organization.

We must come together! We must come to agreement! Let us make every effort so that we don’t lack for work after the struggle.

The members of the Commission for the Organization of Labor

Durand, Albouze, Mizeret, Payeur, Guineberteaux, Paul fils, Marielle, Bibe, Bargeron, Beichlaar, Lamare, Demarcq, Girard, Champy

Meeting of jewelers
Sunday may 7 at 2:00,
Salle larcher, rue du temple, 79