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(en) [Argentina] Chronicle of the libertarian forum 'Building an extra-parliamentary alternative' (ca, fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:01:23 +0300


On Sunday, September 3, a Libertarian Forum was held in the city of Buenos Aires with the attendance of about four hundred militants from various groups of the anarchist and related movement who gathered to discuss a non-electoral social alternative. ---- A libertarian movement that is made of adding the differences. ---- By MadreSelva Editorial[video with recordings of the forum by Matanza VIVA on Facebook] ---- The rain washes the sidewalk and the leaden city is set like a tango for another noonday Sunday with demonstrators dawning in a cell. The street is silent, except for the mobile phones that whistle the entrance of urgent messages that are crossed in versions found: they release today; no tomorrow. Uncertainty causes that within minutes of starting the Libertarian Forum someone mocionar suspend everything and burn the sky if necessary.

But the call is under way and the comrades of the community channel Antena negra in charge of the streaming of the Forum, housed in the police station 30 after the Buenos Aires city police kidnapping squadron drag them on the pavement, ask: follow ahead.

About four hundred people will attend the day. But let's start at the beginning.

This Forum was a call to meet to exchange ideas and experiences that help to think and act from democracy and direct action, resistance and self-defense, to reflect collectively on political tasks and anti-authoritarian historical perspectives. Without hegemonies or programmatic objectives to fulfill but open to the future of deliberations.


Panel of human rights with the presence of family and friends of Luciano Arruga, Nilda Eloy and Nora Cortiñas
Libertarian Socialist Action launched an invitation to the sea, which had a strategic objective: before the elections, it is imperative for those who do not vote to catch up in a debate that mirrors them in the difference and that seeks the encounter in what the sister.

The student group Juanito Laguna, the group of popular communication Matanza alive, honeysuckle publishing and the Society of resistance west Virginia Bolten joined the challenge of germinating conditions for groups, associations, and individuals are and, as in the stew that was amassing since the beginning of the day, amalgamating the ingredients and give them the necessary seasoning to "do" libertarian community.

It's Sunday 3 September and the dark clouds hide the sun again until you know where is Santiago Maldonado? And no one, of those who are crossing the threshold of the house culture of the neighborhood in Villa Crespo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, is alien to this claim.

The first thing you see when you enter the premises is a Fair with silkscreens, planks with pamphlets, red and black that coexist with the rainbow aguayos, engravings, shirts and photographs that snapshot social protest, beyond books and vegan hamburgers , some cd and more posters, present the Committee of solitude with the Kurdish struggle, the agendas of the comrades of the group The voice of women in the neighborhood of Lugano, Libertarian feminists of the city of Olavarria, the popular library José Ingenieros .

The center of the scene has been occupied by girls who thrive origami from the loving hand of the educators of the popular baccalaureate who came together.

The largest space, the auditorium, is packed and at times you have to go out to renew the air and that you can enter other comrades. The Forum has started and takes the floor ASL to welcome and put into context the social and political climate that crosses us. Like petals that fall on the present ones, the voices of Free Way of Colombia, of the companion Azizé that will speak of the revolution and the ongoing war in Rojava, of Fernando - the brother of the maple lonoro Facundo Jones Hualas, stopped in the Unit 14 of Esquel-, and a commission of colleagues of the National Alternative Media Network. The clap closed does not let the storm that hits the trees outside in the sidewalk is heard.

The compas come and go by carrying tuppers and containers filled with lentil stew without meat, in the Forum everything is discussed and even the need for a vegan option was a point of the agenda.

At the same time as the lunch the workshops of Cyberactivism and Cartography of the social struggle are developed. It smells of turpentine and paint, and the patches with the logo of the Forum come out like choripanes of square.

It promotes the afternoon and for a moment the area of the Fair transmutes in a round to the session on Education, where university militants, popular high school teachers, secondary students who escape the occupations that are starring in their schools are mixed.

On the first floor are the Feminisms, until there arrived the comrades of Casa Karacol of the city of Cordoba - one of the premises raided in the August 31 raid that will evoke excited what would have pleased the beloved comrade Maite Amaya el Forum. The Pre and Post Council of Villurka that creates networks and materials to accompany safe abortions in the groups of people with disabilities. The Juanito Laguna relates day by day the 48 that took the National University of Art to avoid the cuts in public art education, gratuitous and of quality and in that frame to apply the law of Integral Sexual Education, fights that also forge affections - and again present anarchism and its possibilities of exploring the political power of friendship.

In the trade union plenary, trajectories as dissimilar as that of the companions of precarious Scientists share the mate, for example, with that of the drivers of bus line 60 or the workers who recovered their positions in the newspaper Hoy! of La Plata, with the FORA de Lomas de Zamora and the other municipal workers of the city of Lanus.

The main salon now witnesses the plenary of Human Rights and anti-reprisal struggle that opens Nilda Eloy of the Association of former Disappeared Detainees. Vanesa Orieta holds the voice like a banner and, again, the Forum is silent in the middle of an applause because she is walking, slowly, with a smile that does not hide her joy, her confidence and her hope: Nora. Norita Cortiñas is going to sit there, like one more, and in the semipenumbra someone gives a tear like a kiss.

In the space of discussion of territorial struggles, the members of the Federation of Grassroots Organizations, the Front of Organizations in Struggle, militants who have made their experience in the Popular Front Darío Santillán, and the Mapuche referent Moira Millán, of spreading their joy.

The afternoon drops the blind of the night and the phones do not shut up. Rumors of the barricade say it is likely that at any moment detained protesters will regain their freedom.

It begins the reading of a document, which will officiate farewell to the day, where it is stressed that the Forum sought to promote the meeting so that anarchism plays a leading role as a social force.

Again the applause is like the sound of a thousand drums clacking in the chest and it is not possible to ignore the cries of freedom! and present! to the fallen.

The band is now on stage and shows that you can raise the temperature a couple of degrees higher. To the barricades, the closure chosen by the Artistic Club Libertad is like a strawberry for dessert, worth the common place.

The place is already sweeping and folding the tables. The collective stops welcome those who are going to return home chewing ideas, anecdotes and conspiracies.

The libertarian forum was, for an afternoon, that temporarily autonomous area of which Bey speaks, a border where the different territories of the horizontal, antiauthoritarian, anarchist, rebel, indomitable, came together without passports, became confused, accepted and even narrowed in kisses, hugs and laughter.

The libertarian Forum showed that the anarchist, antagonistic, autonomous and free movement is made of adding the differences, of speaking in other languages, of dwelling in common practices without diluting our particularities, assuming them, enhancing them.

There is a beast outside the territory house, neighborhood, social center, union, which feeds on speculation and terror. And another beast in the body territory, who from fear of losing freedom makes his feast of selfishness. Both beasts bit the dust during the Forum.

While they were leaving, many compas asked in passing how does this follow? It continues as it began, because this trip is circular, to finish to begin.

Health and Social Revolution and Why not? Ever onward to victory.

Final document of the libertarian forum

Companions, companions, companions:

First of all we thank all of you for coming to discuss and exchange in this long day full of tasks, experiences, new perspectives, approaches and collective solutions to the great problems that cross our class.

This Forum was organized with the joint effort of some militant and libertarian organizations, on the basis of meeting to discuss the axes referred to the resistance and fight against patriarchy; to the hard fights that we give in the union world; the complex educational and student space; to reflect on the experience of our territorial intervention; in the struggles for DD. H H. in a context of advanced state repression and economic adjustment.

In the past we find ourselves in various opportunities and trajectories putting on the table the need to discuss the fundamental elements of our militancy. However, the imagination to transcend the barrier of intellectual debate or the accidental practice of unity was not enough. We must, our companions and partners, join and redouble our efforts to become a social force. As powerful as the dreams we harbor in our hearts.

The recent history of the libertarian movement is marked by the disconnect between our organizational aspirations and its results. Although much is the delivery, the militancy, the struggles that aware of libertaries we gave and we give in pickets and factories; in assemblies and route cuts; in student mobilizations or in resistance against the advance of the reaction, we could not channel organically. As libertaries, we are part of a tradition that gave the popular movement many tools for combat. We were an active part of the piquetero resistance, the construction of experiences in the world of trade unions, which helped to form internal delegations and commissions of anti-bureaucracy, historical struggles in universities and research spaces, in the struggle against patriarchy so entrenched in our class and in the urgent need for the appropriation of feminism. In recent decades we have built good ideas, great companions, sound criticisms of the stage and the popular field, but the material translation of a period is a constant "re-start". Many were also the companions who went away for lack of answers, by sectarianisms or self-constructions, because the ivory tower is unattainable for our class.

We propose, we propose, to learn to rebuild ourselves as libertarian militants, to recover the confidence that our ideological current is not a museum piece in the class struggle. Learning is to look at each worker and each worker as an ally; is to know how to live in permanent contradiction and to find the right methods to solve them and increase our popular strength; is to learn that our ideology is fundamentally anti-dogmatic and we should never become churches that give doctrinal purity: our ideology is the liberation of the oppressive forces of Capital, the State and the Patriarchate.

Learning from a libertarian practice is also to live up to the construction in the short and medium term for the working class, to get involved in consensual strategies, to overcome the demands and to organize to build that new world today, to undertake with the bodies a struggle from self-defense in the face of the violent attacks of capitalism and patriarchy, but also of collectively rethinking, making organizations spaces where it is questioned, separating the violent and abusive. Males can not be the priority in our organizations, nor the homopolitan practices, nor the competition between partners. Where we are not daily generating training, problematizing, raising awareness to prevent, repudiating and denouncing the intolerable, wins the patriarchy, gains the machismo, gains the oppression and the self-exclusion of the companeras. We want you alive and free. We want to be organized.

The current situation marks the inequality of forces: from the Condor Plan and the genocide to 30,000, the dominant sectors undertook the most ruthless advance on the workers, breaking the solidarity, breaking bodies and minds with individualism and consumerism, precarious structurally the lives of millions of people.

Those above seek to banish the idea of change and to enshrine the capitalist logic, the idea that capitalism and the state can not be replaced. They seek to destroy any kind of resistance. Proof of this is the repression, the dispossession of the original peoples and the construction of these as internal enemies, as terrorists.

If we understand that today is marked by fragmentation, our main task is to rebuild solidarity, the possibility of social change and the idea of Revolution.

The social organizations do not lie, the struggle gives results and we will continue to demonstrate that we have the capacity to manage ourselves and the organization of life that the State has today. An example of this is the valuable experiences we share in the panels and debates today. If the State prohibits and denies public policies to women who decide to abort, putting our lives at risk, we create Counseling; if the State does not generate effective public policies or allocate a budget against gender violence, we plant a camp, make protocols for action, raise awareness, prevent femicides, act collectively; if they aim to make working conditions even more flexible, to retrace a century of labor conquests, to lower our wages to make the regional economy more profitable with the Labor Reform, we will continue to underpin the resistance and organization in the broadest unit; if they want to make the forced disappearance of the common currency, a message of fear, an excuse to safeguard the interests of the landowners and extractivist multinationals there, we will be building dignified self-defense and the struggle for appearance with life. We do not want to get out of our hands a partner or a partner. excuse to safeguard the interests of the landowners and the extractivist multinationals there we will be building the dignified self-defense and the struggle for the appearance with life. We do not want to get out of our hands a partner or a partner. excuse to safeguard the interests of the landowners and the extractivist multinationals there we will be building the dignified self-defense and the struggle for the appearance with life. We do not want to get out of our hands a partner or a partner.

For that, it is necessary to put forward the facts, to foresee, to strategically discuss how we are going to stop in the face of conflicts, not to go after the next femicide, the next 10 adjustment measures. It's not about being left on the left. It is a matter of analyzing deeply and collectively what are the most effective tactics to develop for resistance and the accumulation of power from below. To resist is not to stand still or simply to be defensive. We must look at political creativity as a patient but firm addition to the destabilization of the dominant sectors. The current stage of rearmament of the working class has a high preparatory component and requires specific tasks: in labor places and unions strengthening workers' awareness, from below, a combative and participatory perspective; in social movements we should not accept reducing our struggles to the merely vindictive, breaking with the pointy logics, building popular power. We are unemployed workers and precarizades and we will propose to move forward in taking seriously the programmatic debate of our sector and the development of power in the local; from feminism we will do everything to continue deepening direct action and self-management, together with the movement of women who believe in street combativity by urgent and publicly felt demands to combat gender-based violence and heteronormative culture. Sadness and anger should not blind us. breaking with the pointy logics, building popular power. We are unemployed workers and precarizades and we will propose to move forward in taking seriously the programmatic debate of our sector and the development of power in the local; from feminism we will do everything to continue deepening direct action and self-management, together with the movement of women who believe in street combativity by urgent and publicly felt demands to combat gender-based violence and heteronormative culture. Sadness and anger should not blind us. breaking with the pointy logics, building popular power. We are unemployed workers and precarizades and we will propose to move forward in taking seriously the programmatic debate of our sector and the development of power in the local; from feminism we will do everything to continue deepening direct action and self-management, together with the movement of women who believe in street combativity by urgent and publicly felt demands to combat gender-based violence and heteronormative culture. Sadness and anger should not blind us. from feminism we will do everything to continue deepening direct action and self-management, together with the movement of women who believe in street combativity by urgent and publicly felt demands to combat gender-based violence and heteronormative culture. Sadness and anger should not blind us. from feminism we will do everything to continue deepening direct action and self-management, together with the movement of women who believe in street combativity by urgent and publicly felt demands to combat gender-based violence and heteronormative culture. Sadness and anger should not blind us.

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