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(en) [Italy] Against Trump, Putin, Assad and jihadism. For libertarian communism and self-organization By ANA (ca, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:25:14 +0300


Let us set ourselves the chance to see before us five murderers, thieves, crooks, liars, sadists, and other things, together with our best friend whose moral correctness we are reasonably confident and who, even if he had a corpse in the closet, the other five masters mentioned, among which, as it would be said in Rome, the cleanest has mange. The six in question are locked in a room and locked in a deadly struggle with ephemeral alliances of varying geometry, while at the present moment our friend is in the sights of all. In a similar situation, the question of who to help should be rhetorical. But ... Let's get out of the metaphor and enter the real world of the confrontation between powers that has unfolded in Syria and the border areas; here the interpreters of the drama are as follows:

1. The United States of America, the principal capitalist nation in the world, as well as the world's greatest imperialist power, which supports genocide and an impressive number of military actions and invasions - direct or indirect, obvious or hidden - against the peoples of almost the entire planet.

2. The Russian Federation, a capitalist nation that, after a period of decline, is rapidly regaining the status of the second imperialist nation in the world and which, too, has a very respectable criminal record.

3. The Republic of Turkey, a capitalist country, the minor dancer, an official member of the military alliance dominated by the United States of America, and distinguished for some time by a policy of repression of internal opposition and ethnic minorities, while recently decided to stand out for their unswerved support for the Jihadist troops - the Daesh (Islamic State) in the first place - with a good deal of imperialist whims, even in a minor tone.

4. The Syrian Arab Republic, another minor capitalist country, which also pursues a policy of repression of the opposition and national ethnic minorities, as well as having a dictatorial institutional structure, and is a traditional ally in the region of the Russian Federation.

5. The various jihadi groups, organizations of mercenary cutthroats behind the best offer, all characterized, especially the Daesh, by the desire to create a capitalist nation in the Arab world, all of them with thousands of cruelties on their shores.

6. The various ethnic groups, political groups and individuals that have gathered around the political proposal of Democratic Confederalism, 1 who want to overcome both the reality of state political organization and hierarchical political forms of capitalism and who have partially succeeded in making these ideas a reality in parts of northeastern Syria. They are under fire or sidelined by all the subjects mentioned above, with the concrete risk that what is at this time the closest social experiment to the dreams of everyone who has a heart that beats to the left, is destroyed.

Neither here, in actual reality, should there be any doubt as to where to align itself to all those who - groups or individuals - declare themselves to be anticapitalists. However, things go the other way, at least for some. In the Italian anarchist weekly Umanità Nova we have documented how a defamation campaign was launched with Democratic Confederalism and its allies in the International Brigades, which was based on the fact that in some military operations against the Daesh, YPG and Allied formations would have attacked in parallel with the forces. Today, however, the fate of what, we repeat, is the closest social experiment to the hopes of the workers and socialist movements, it seems that in certain self-styled anti-imperialist areas they are in the background and can be considered completely sacrificial interests of the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic.

If a few decades ago these realities were called "socialists" and therefore could have, if not accepted, at least understood the logic of what is expressed above, today, when these states embraced the logic of capitalism, it assumes grotesque characters: political groups that wave red flags and make constant anticapitalist proclamations are reduced, in concrete practice, to become apologists and supporters of one group of capitalist countries against others. To close with another metaphor, today it is as if we were witnessing the demonstration of fervent militants for bourgeois legality, alongside the Italian mafia against Russian mafias, because these are now considered as the true "anti-state" and the Italian was rehabilitated as a example of total respect for the law.

Enrico Voccia

Source: Tierra y Libertad, June-July 2018 | nodo50.org/tierraylibertad

Translation> Liberto

Note:

[1]Democratic Confederalism is the non-state, anti-capitalist, multi-ethnic, ecological and feminist organizational model being implemented in the Rojava region at this time. It is not a nationalist project and rejects representative democracy in favor of a democracy that is actually made by the people in their communities. It is this project that the YPG (People's Protection Unit) forces and the YPJ (Women's Protection Unit) defend.

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