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(en) Russia, Yaroslavl, The resolution of XVIII Congress of the AMA About WAR ON CAUCASUS and the Chechen State

Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 13:54:24 +0300


In its XVIII Congress Association of Movements of Anarchists of Russia
(AMA-HELL in translation) has passed August, 19-21, 2005 the following
resolution. It will became the formal position of the association only
if non of its sections will contest it.
Terrorist actions of authorities of the Russian Federation on
Northern Caucasus - display of a imperial and colonial policy which
is necessary to finish. The government of Russia: Yeltsin and Putin;
all employees of devices of presidential administrations, the
governments and Security Council of the Russian Federation since
1994; all management of power and economic departments of the
Russian Federation; all members of political parties involved in
voting for the Constitution of 1993 on which peoples without their
consent are recognized as the part of Russian Federation; everyone,
voting the budget of war and supporting militaristic and
"antiterroristic" legislation; everyone involved with imperial
propagation, unwrapped by fascist and official MASS-MEDIA of the
Russian Federation; all direct executors and active helpers of this
policy - should feel the fulll weight of the personal responsibility for
murders of hundreds thousands of people.

Moral part of this responsibility also lies on all capable population of
Russia.The responsibility for shameful passivity and the compelled
collaboration. At the same time for peoples of Caucasus and Russia
the BASIC ENEMY IS the KREMLIN MODE which HAS
ORGANIZED WAR. For this reason we do not recognize and may
not recognize those means which the part of fighters of the Chechen
Resistance use. Any, even the most fair, by the purposes acts of the
terror directed against the peace population may not be justified.
Xenophobia as antiCaucasian, and antiRussian character is
unacceptable.

Each nation has the right of self-determination and independence.
However independence of peoples of the Chechen Republic does not
mean for us a recognition of the state sovereignty of Republic
Ichkerija. The right of the population of the Chechen Republic on
self-determination and self-management may be provided only by its
self-organizing excluding occupational imperial mode,
andnational-separatistic statehood. Today's leaders of Ichkerii lean
on broad support of Chechen people in struggle against the external
enemy. however their real policy may not express interests of people.
ON DURATION OFTHE CENTURIES PEOPLES OF
CAUCASUS DID FINE WITHOUT ANY STATE, THEY CAN
DO WITHOUT IT FURTHER.

The decision of a question on war, no less than a question of the
responsibility of its organizers is impossible at preservation in Russia
of a mode of the state dictatorship. Any negotiations with the state
mode of the Russian Federation can not provide even a time
suspension of operations and will not determine any of the reasons
of occurbing massacre.

The problem of the termination of colonial wars and the state
sharing of territories really may be decided only by destruction of
statehood. The opposition to war is inseparable for us from
counteraction to all state system which, plundering people of Russia
, uses the stolen means for suppression of resistance - both on
Caucasus , and behind its limits. The exit - only through rise of
mass national movement in Russia and on Caucasus which
liquidates dictatorship of the Kremlin, will destroy the state and
administrative borders and will establish NATIONAL
SELF-MANAGEMENT in the forms appropriate to will and desire
of each group of people to what it belonged to the nation.

Today, when anti-war movement is weak and is not numerous, and
people continue to perish, we are ready to participation in joint
actions with all opponents of imperial politics. We are categorically
not consent with those "anarchists", "lefts" and "liberals" which
reproduce propaganda installations of authorities of the Russian
Federation concerning the Chechen resistance , accenting attention
to negative components of national-liberation struggle both real, and
invented, - and by that actually promote continuation of a colonial
policy. Their antiislamic declarations play on a hand to the state and
fascist propagation.

Is completely inadmissible to put a mark of identity between a
management of the Russian Federation and leaders of the Chechen
movement, equally opposing both those, and others to the peace
population. The number of victims in federal armies and gangs of
the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on
Northern Caucasus does not go in any comparison with the amount
of victims as a result of inadequate reciprocal acts of terrorism.

The ethnic for us question has no basic value. Any group of people
has the right to self-organize and voluntary to generate own system
of self-management at own expense and without dictatorship in
relation to associates. Each such group may show resistance of
aggression, not requiring in any justifications. Such image of actions
is IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATIONALITY, and it is impossible
to demand of participants of these groups of obligatory refusal of
their national self-identification.

The task of assimilation of national minorities by "title nations" is
the purpose of compulsory imperial politics. Anarchists do not suport
such actions.

Thus, national-liberation movements, contrary to the in many
respects to installations unacceptable for us, basically are justified as
are resistance to national oppression. Ambiguity of their recognition
of anarchists, our negative attitude to their national-separative
tendencies at the same time should not give any chances to
chauvinism, including its latent forms.

Proceeding from this, concerning war proceeding on Caucasus by us
are put forward as prime following slogans:

FREEDOM TO THE CHECHEN REPUBLIC ! and FOR THE
RIGHT OF EACH PEOPLE ON SELF-DETERMINATION! not in
sense of maintenance of territorial - state sovereignty CHRI, and as a
task of clearing of imperial national oppression;

AGAINST POLICIES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON
NORTHERN CAUCASUS! as the definition of the basic direction of
struggle;

PEACE WITHOUT ANNEXATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS! -
understanding under "annexation" any violent inclusion of territories
in structure of the states, and under "contribution" compulsory
collection from the population of payments on maintenance of a
mode of occupation.

Practical tasks facing to us remain:

- education on places of anti-war committees and groups with active
participation of anarchists;

- Realization of anti-war pickets and meetings, release and
distribution of anti-war propagation and propaganda;

- Antidraft campaign;

- As far as it is possible - the appropriate work in military units and
divisions;

- Influence on the infrastructures providing realization of army
operations.

Irrespective of the nearest results of these actions our participation in
them is necessary.

FREEDOM TO PEOPLES, DEATH TO EMPIRES!

XVIII Congress of Association of Movements of Anarchists,

Yaroslavl, August, 19-21 2005


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