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(en) Anarchist Federation of Rio de Janeiro FARJ - Libera #160 - Viva the Collective! Viva! - Building collective economies in rural and urban regions (pt)[machine translation]

Date Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:44:13 +0200


Here is the watchword echoed by the Court on the afternoon of the United Hearts Sunday November 24. The court, which sits on the hill of Timbau, one of slums of the tide in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, hosted the meeting this day The Economy We Want, Building the Field Economies Collective and City. ---- The meeting joined collectives and social movements to exchange experiences and strengthen the links between popular initiatives based on self-management, respect and mutual support. Work where there is no boss and no individual entrepreneurship but commitment and management coletivos.Vieram comrades more ten municipalities of the metropolitan region and eleven groups presented to the work and experiences that develop into their collective.

The meeting was the result of a process than a year of preparation, an idea that
emerged from the Regional Meeting of Popular Autonomous Organizations
(Eropa), the latter occurred in November 2012 at the Centre of Social Culture
(CCS), Vila Isabel, north of the state capital. Built together the
against members of the Landless Workers Movement (MST),
Small Farmers (MPA), the Communities Movement Movement
Popular (MCP), the Popular Autonomous University Center
(UPAC) and the Collective Roça!. In the days before the
meeting, a campaign was conducted to prepare everything. so
was possible, from the collective effort to make this event
with few financial resources raised through support
the three groups of Collective Investment (GIC) that exist in
Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Servers Colegio Pedro II
(SINDSCOPE) and UPAC.

At the meeting, the Movement of Popular Communities (MCP)
was represented by four groups, the collective grocery store, the
Community nursery and production group of cleaners,
all acting on the basis of slum Chico Mendes (Pavuna), such as
Groups Collective Investment (GIC). All these groups work on the basis of
collectively to solve immediate problems of the people and build their
autonomy, goal through the work of the MCP which is based on ten columns
the movement. Between education, health, leisure and others, the collective economy is a
these columns. Also focuses on forms of collective production of the Movement
Organization Base (MOB) which presented its plans to produce breads and cakes
self-managed based on CCS. The Small Farmers Movement was
this not only with a great direct farm coffee, but also with a
presentation of the vision and practice of the movement fighting for the emancipation of
campesinato.Atuando together, from production to marketing,
creates collective motion and without exploring ways to produce food and get them
to consumers.

Also present was the Cooperglícero São Paulo, battling not only by
need for economic livelihood of their workers, but also contributes
with the community in a broad sense, with their work and Recycling
reuse of materials class society dumps on the streets and in landfills without
minor concern. Have Augusto, producer of honey and aged cachaça,
brought a whole range of products in southern Minas Gerais.

While Roça!, Along with residents of Timbau, offered many of their
natural products as well as DVDs and books. The Roça! presented his work,
linking the quest for an autonomous role in the Allied favela to work
collective marketing. Also featured on the achievement of its small
Community. Emphasized that do not depend on external financing,
as is the case of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and organizations
Civil Society in the Public Interest (OSCIPs), and therefore are not hostages of
private interests. Its components make an assessment that these two types
association, NGOs and OSCIPs, now so common, work in areas of slums
embedded in power relations that often hinder the struggle to build
of popular power. Contrary to the power relations, the members from the Country!
understand that without our economic support without own resources, do not be -
Rowing political autonomy in the slums. No political autonomy will not have strength
to fight and build a community resistance movement organized by
base and starring its residents. This goes well in the sense of calling
the meeting, which identifies the economy " means (not an end in itself), through
which social movements in the country and the city may organize and strengthen
their struggles. "

Other examples exist. For more than two decades in this struggle for the emancipation
working class, the Association of Producers of the Autonomous City of Countryside
(APAC), based in St. Johns Wood / RJ, prepares and stimulates social technologies
with possibility of appropriation of the means of production by workers
without the need to invest large amounts of
money. The technique presented by APAC to produce brooms Wired
plastic PET bottles impressed everyone and MCP entered into dialogue to
start your own production. A supportive relationship, APAC will pass us
coming months the knowledge and technology, and provide the machines
necessary, in it designs and manufactures to carry out production.
With this more a collective group will take shape and strengthen the fight
popular bases.

Have independent brewer Andrew (Association of Brewers
Handcrafted Cariocas - ACervA) presented his work
production of homemade beer, showing the possibility of
start an independent production with an investment in
around R $ 2,000.00. It was symbolic because this very day,
was published an article in the newspaper O Globo about beer
craft. He said that to start a production, you need a
minimum investment of R $ 200,000.00! So members
People's Mutual Support Forum agreed to hold a course
training and transfer of knowledge and material to form a
first core collective production of craft beer in a slum,
with support base Favela Movement If not Cala.

Another form of collective production was presented by the research group
Save the other LEMTO (Laboratory studies of social movements and
Territoriality) : The production of knowledge about our forms of struggle, organizing the
and make collective savings. In this sense, the very meeting program
pointed to the wide range of fields in which we need to act and think
together to build collective savings, and with a low horizon
search for autonomy : in three working groups, the 60 participants
meeting discussed issues " of the collective investment financing ", " the
marketing movement " and " the collective farm production. " It's a long
way, that we must not therefore cease to tread already, day-to - day, in
here and now.

During the meeting and in subsequent review meeting was combined
continue through work groups under the Save Network
Collective - building the economy we want in the country and the city. continue
contact for a list of e- mail bringing together more than 50 participants
gathering and disseminating information on the blog economiascoletivas.noblogs.org where
will be available by mid- January 2014 notebook with the accumulation of
meeting. 3 GTs ("collective investment ", " movement " and " collective production ")
will be maintained to continue the task of deepening the knowledge
in these areas and strengthen the ties between groups. It is intended to create a
list of links to products and services of the network itself and the groups have combined
make visits to see the work mutually. Also on the agenda will be the
likelihood of initiating Groups Collective Investment (GIC) in the slums where
groups and movements of the network act.

The meeting also paid tribute to black resistance, and children Group
Capoeira Angola of Aruanda Mocambo, represented by capoeirista Paulista,
presented his rhythms and his game during the meeting. The rapper More Black,
collective Neguin Us What Not C Kala closed the meeting, which also included
Paul, the German artist, graffiting a large banner reading :

In Quilombos in the slums!
Long live the Black and Popular Resistance!
Viva Zumbi! Viva the Collective!
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