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(en) Czech, proposal for common East European MayDay 2003 action

From "CSAF - Praha" <praha@csaf.cz>
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 06:16:17 -0500 (EST)


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Salud comrades,
we are sending you proposal for common MayDay 2003 action. Please read
themessage and let us know if you want to join in.
In solidarity
CSAF - Praha

The East European MayDay 2003
No to the EU, no to the CoMeCon (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance),
yes to the free anarchist society!

During the campaign against the NATO summit held in Prague in November
2002, we witnessed a new, pleasant phenomenon. There were many more
Central and East European anarchist groups and organizations involved in
these actions than any time before in such action. Also we have seen that
the strengthening anarchist movement in our region has the potential to
establish a closer inner cooperation. That it has a lot to say not only to
the anarchists in Western Europe, but also to the movement in the rest of
the world and to the public as such.

Activists from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe became a
supporting part undividable from the antiNATO campaign, and their
activities were symbolically accomplished by the formation of so called
East European Anarchist Bloc.? This bloc finally became one of the
most visible parts of the protests, pronouncing its own message.

The message sounds clearly: ?NATO and EU -Get out of Eastern Europe!?
This message is the sound of the anarchist voice shared across the
borders of national states. It speaks about our collective rejection of
capitalism, militarism, patriarchy, and the state. We have a strong will
and feel the need to work for our future cooperation. It has been a great
experience for us to work together on the preparation of the antiNATO
campaign with our comrades from different places of Central and Eastern
Europe, and we would like to continue in this work in the future. We
don?t want to stop communicating with our new friends, and we also want
to deepen mutual help, especially during the coordination of different
future activities.

We have a proposal towards these aims: Let?'s organize a collective East
European MayDay! Let's celebrate the day of struggle for rights of common
people together! Even though we will be celebrating in different cities,
we will still do it together! We also suggest a motto all of us could
share: ?Nto the EU, no to the CoMeCon, yes to the free anarchist
society!? (But of course, we would like to lead a discussion over this
motto and over this plan as such?.

There are two objectives of this collective action: To develop a deeper
cooperation between different groups while preparing this MayDay, and to
let our strong anticapitalist voice sound over the whole region we live
in. We hope that this could be a start of a fruitful cooperation for the
future.

This proposal should not be understood as some attempt to separate
ourselves from our comrades form the west or elsewhere in the world -
rather the opposite -if any group or organization from Western Europe
would like to join us, it will be warmly welcome!

Our call to East Europeans has several reasons. First, the anarchist
movement is not as interconnected here as it is in the rest of the world
yet. Second, there is a strong connection among us due to the common
history of state Bolshevik regimes, therefore we face similar specific
problems in capitalism at present. So, these are some of the reasons, why
we want to deepen our cooperation further.

Please let us know, what you think about our proposal. Join the
collective anarchist MayDay 2003! Send this appeal forward to your
friends, and other organizations that you think might be interested in
this project!

MayDay 2003 Shake the continent!
>
Czech and Slovak Anarchist Federation
praha@csaf.cz, intersec@csaf.cz
www.csaf.cz, www.csaf.cz/english.php
P.O.Box 223
Praha 1 111 21
Czech Republic


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