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(en) Serbia, Fresh repression - A-synd. secretary imprisoned

From ralf@anarch.free.de (Ralf Landmesser)
Date Sun, 16 Mar 2003 16:14:03 +0100 (CET)

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## Ersteller: tine1@volja.net
source: ALTER-EE (Alternative Eastern Europe mailing list)
> After our statement we were threatened by telephone. We will keep you
> informed when we can. on www.kontrapunkt-online.org you can check some
> news about our statements and actions but it is all in Serbian....
> Anarcho-syndicalist greetings
> Rata
> [Rata is meanwhile imprisoned without having any chance of contact. LPA]
Revolutionary SOLIDARITY!
As you know, president of serbian government was assassinated last week in
Belgrade. Anarcho-syndicalist initiative (only organised anarchist group in
Serbia) made a statement about their position to assassination (it was
sended to alter EE) soon after he was killed. In this statement they
estimated that "Zoran Djindjic, the criminal, was killed by another
criminals" and that this clash is not our clash, but "clash between those
who hold the power and governance for more power and broader governance". In
the statement ASI also estimates, that his dead will change nothing for the
exploited people of Serbia: "The so-called reforms will proceed, the
thousands of people will be laid off and their lives will continue to be
shoved under the carpet of the privatization".

In Serbia, after the killing, "extraordinary precaution" was imposed by the
State. Ministry of labor also made an "frightening statement in which is
crushing one of the basic human rights, right to syndical organizing and the
right to strike." In this sircumstances the State and its apparates has all
authorizations they need to use every "means neccesary". "To remain vigilant
in the moment such as the present one is of the outmost importance."

ASI made clear in its statement, that they refuse the orders of the State
and ministry of labor and that they will continue with its work and
actions. ASI also made apeal to all "the exploited in Serbia to organize
themselves in to strong revolutionary organizations in order to get rid of
the essential problems once and for all: economical system of exploitation -
Capitalism and hierarchised social organization - the State."

>From the statement we can see that ASI fears of represion, State violence
and terror: "The small amount of freedom which was gained during fifth of
October rebellion will be taken away. With anguish we are expecting
forthcoming encounters with the forces of the law." It is clear that the
State will use opportunity of "extraordinary circumstances" for "fight with
all of the dissident voices and attempts of organizing resistance." Under
the mask of "anti-terrorism" the State will take this "small ammount of
freedom" from people and every act of anti-neoliberalism and no
"pro-democratic" will be accused for terrorist act.

ASI was right! Represion started already...

Secreatary of ASI, our comrade and dedicated anarchist, Rata, was arrested
at his home. He is in prison and police also took his personal computer
and some other materials from his home. His in prison for more then 3 days
and it is imposible to make any comuniaction with him. In this
circumstances, arrested people can be held in prison up to 30 days.
Comrades from Serbia will inform us about update situation and when this
case will be more clear they will say what we can do to help our comrades
in Serbia.

Lets be prepared for needed solidarity and protest against the State
repression! Let us not allow that the rulling class in Serbia (and in other
parts), can for protection of its interests, position and its Capital, in
the name of "anti-terrorism" make violence and terror against our comrades
which are strugglling for classless society and social justice!

And lets continue with the process of Revolutionary Solidarity - our
struggle against the State and capitalism!

anarchist greetings,
Tine (SAF)

Social Anarhisticna Federacija
e-mail: saf.info@email.si

PS: Update will follow... You can try to contact Serbian comrades by the
Secretariat of anarcho-syndicalist initiative
Contact phone # +381-63-263-775


Contact E-mail: info@inicijativa.org (probably out of order)


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