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(en) Bolivia: New libertarian organization - "Organización del Poder Popular Libertario" [ca]

Date Tue, 27 Sep 2005 19:24:29 +0300

Dear comrades, this message is in the form of a letter of presentation...
As part of the participational process of the "Encuentros Latinoamericanos de
organizaciones autonomas" [Latin-American Encounters of Autonomous
Organizations], which began in parallel with the World Social Forum in Porto
Alegre in 2003, and the anarchist "Jornadas libertarias" [Libertarian Days]
organized by the FAG in Porto Alegre in 2003, in Cochabamba in 2004 and in La
Plata in 2005, the libertarians of Bolivia decided during a National Assembly
on 26th March to come together organically in the "ORGANIZACION DEL PODER
POPULAR LIBERTARIO" (Organization for Libertarian Popular Power - OPL). The
Assembly was attended by comrades from the "Tinku" Movement from Cochabamba
("Utopía Libertaria"), "Tenta Rebelde" from Santa Cruz, "Najas" from Tarija and
several comrades from El Alto and La Paz.

Having agreed on the Andean-Amazonian libertarian principles of the
Organization and deciding on the name (O.PP.L.), we set about working quietly
and discreetly (for reasons of security) within our organizations and
grassroots collectives, as well as within the various social movements in

We are part of the new process of transition that Bolivia is currently going
through, after the Water War, the Coca & Land War, the Gas War, and the
struggle for the Nationalization of Hydrocarbon Resources. In this process, the
contribution of libertarians working daily with the grassroots social movements
is important in the building of our Utopia from out of our daily lives.

The O.P.L. of Bolivia has as its basis the "Tinku" Movement, a nationwide
organization with more than 7 years experience in continuous social activism,
that will soon be holding another NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, shortly before the
presidential election. Regarding the election, it should be noted that it is
polarized between the Indigenous Left of the MAS (Evo Morales) and the rightist
neo-liberal representative of the oligarchy, "Tuto" Quiroga of the Yankee

Finally we request contacts with libertarian, anarchist and autonomous
organizations so that our comrade Ramiro Saravia can take advantage of the
invitation to the "Foro Eurolatinoamericano de la Juventud (FEULAT) to be held
in Malaga, Spain and then, from 19th October to 9th November, visit Social
Centres in Spain and Italy to give a series of talks, conferences, video
showings etc. on the perspectives of the Social Movements in Bolivia with the
aim of looking for solidarity and concrete support for the self-managed
grassroots projects of our Organization and of the "Tinku" Movement.

We await messages of international solidarity for our new, though already
active, libertarian organization and our autonomous collectives.




Libertarian greetings from Bolivia-Kollasuyu.

Council of the O.P.L. - Bolivia

Note: We are trying to get a new e-mail address from Riseup or Nodo50, but so
far without success. Can anyone help us to set up a website on an alternative

For the moment, you can find out more about what we do at:

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From: "Organización del Poder Popular Libertario O.P.L. - Bolivia"
<opl_libertarios_bolivia -A- yahoo.com>

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