The Fist of Resistance
The fist has been raised as a symbol of courage, dignity and resistance. It is a synonym of active struggle. In the early twentieth century, in many countries the right fist used to be raised, but for decades the left fist has been raised as an emblem of social movements which look for justice and social transformation.
The SME incorporated this icon to its emblem since its founding, with rays that represent the working material in and the management of electric energy. For example, in its anthem it says literally “Through our hands passes the power.”
In 1916, two years later the SME established 14 points that trace the line of its union practice. Later, the SME defined itself with a leftist political position and a position of social struggle that safeguards the assets of the nation and defends the social tariff for electricity as a human right.
This section called “ The fist” will be formed by short videos that depict the “smeítas” (workers of the electricity company) in resistance.
Periodically we will be publishing one or more “puñorretratos”(fist portraits).