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(en) Italy: Alternativa Libertaria (FdCA) Nov.03 - On the vote to migrants

From FdCA <internazionale@fdca.it>
Date Thu, 6 Nov 2003 15:33:43 +0100 (CET)

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In the history of human emancipation, the vote has almost
never represented an ideal method to win new rights. In fact,
in the majority of cases it has only turned out to be nothing
more than a deceit. How can we consider a legal means of
emancipation, when the law is designed to defend the staus
quo that we are trying to get rid of! This, though, does not
mean denying the principle that everyone should have the
possibility to have an influence on the political
decision-making process.

With the crisis in the systems of political and institutional
representation due to the effects of the processes of
globalization and economic integration, the act of voting is
losing even more of its already weak political value.

For this very reason, fewer and fewer Italians are voting.
National governments, and with them regional and local
governments, are losing their political function which is the
management and administration of the territory and public
affairs, while becoming peripheral agencies with the function
of control and repression, under the direction of
supranational political organisms (such as the IMF, WTO,
etc), for the benefit of whom rules and regulations are
enacted. Even where immigration is concerned, the Bossi-Fini
and Turco-Napolitano Laws are in reality the bastard children
of Schengen and its repressive and discriminatory policies.
The victims are the migrants, those men and women who have
been humiliated, emarginated and stigmatized as violent,
misfits and criminals.

To the slow decline in representative democracy we must
counterpose our mobilization against a possible authoritarian
drift, and with our weapons - struggle and direct action -
continue along the path of liberation from economic
exploitation and from political domination.

Only in this way can we build a new world, free from every
form of exploitation, where no human being will be considered
clandestine and where everyone can enjoy the same rights.

The struggle of the Bolivian peasants, who in recent days
have been paying a heavy price in human lives in order to
defend their lives and their rights, the rebellion of the
native populations of Chiapas and those of all the
disinherited peoples of the world are linked with the
struggles we are fighting here, together with the migrant
workers, for emancipation for all and for the full enjoyment
of our freedoms.



Alternativa Libertaria
Monthly news-sheet of the
Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici


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