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(en) Britain, Nobody at the Welsh Assembly

Date Wed, 09 May 2007 11:15:09 +0300

After the whopping 56.3% victory for South Wales Anarchists' Vote Nobody campagin, the victors went down to the Senedd to celebrate. A leaflet with the following text was distributed: --- NOBODY WON! --- 56.3% Boycott --- NOTHING'S CHANGED! --- So the election is over, some faces have changed, but there's still a government in power. The results speak for themselves, most people don't want politicians in control. Many of those who voted did so due to some misplaced sense of duty, or to vote against rather than for someone. Most decisions that affect our lives are taken by unrepresentative bodies like the G8, EU, and multinational corporations anyway so the idea of 'choice' at elections is completely false. --- Politicians would have us believe that there is no other way, that we need them otherwise all hell would break loose. The truth is, society is run by everyone, it is our collective work that maintains everything, we don't need them. Nobody's victory shows that people recognise it doesn't matter which politicians are in charge; when a small group have all the power, an alternative should and can be sought.
Anarchism is that alternative, ending exploitation and oppression by the abolition of capitalism and government. Where everybody organised through mutual aid and co-operation without political or economic privilege, creates a new society, guided by the equal principles of individual liberty and social equality.
It's not complicated, some would call it common sense, the NHS should be run by the doctors, nurses and patients, schools should be run by teachers, pupils and parents. The wealth of society should be commonly owned and used to serve everybody. It won't be easy. It won't happen overnight. Yet it is possible. Obviously simply abstaining from the electoral process does not dismantle political institutions, however unpopular they are. We have to work and fight to build the kind of world we want to live in. Become part of that resistance!

- e-mail: votenobody@riseup.net
- Homepage: http://www.myspace.com/votenobody
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