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(en) anarkismo.net: Review VII Libertarian Communist Days by Via Libre Groupg (ca, it) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:01:02 +0300

The past Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019, the seventh Libertarian Communist Days, focused on the issue of anarchism and gender, were held with thirty attendees at the facilities of the Community Library of the La Perseverance neighborhood of Bogotá. organized by the Libertario Vía Libre Group. ---- The past Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019, the seventh Libertarian Communist Days, focused on the issue of anarchism and gender, and were held at the Community Library in the La Perseverance neighborhood of Bogotá, were held with about thirty attendees organized by the Libertario Vía Libre Group. ---- First day ---- On the night of Friday 27, I start the first day of the Conference. The space, which was attended by 20 people, started at 6:30 pm with the general presentation of the activity, which responded to the strengthened interest that Vía Libre and other expressions of the popular field have shown for feminism, as well as the growth of the movement of women and sexual dissidents of recent years and the positive impact this has had on other social and popular movements.

The continuity of this anarchist reflection and projection space was also reviewed, with the first libertarian communist days (2011) organized by the Group, which addressed issues such as the history of anarchism in Colombia and Latin America as well as its intervention in different social struggles, the second days (2012) that dealt with libertarian militancy in different social sectors and regional contexts, the third (2014) that addressed the debate on the organizational platform for the general union of the anarchists and a commemoration of the birth of Bakunin, the fourth (2015) where the cultural project would be presented we continue fighting, the fifth (2016) focused on the commemoration of the formation of the Uruguayan Anarchist Federation and workshops on territory and gender,and the sixth (2017) with perspectives on social struggles in Colombia and the 100 years of the Russian Revolution.

Step followed and from 7:00 pm the panel "Machista Violence within organizations" was developed, with the intervention of the Fearless Band of the National Pedagogical University and Vía Libre, which presented in document format the document "Protocol for the prevention and attention of cases of gender violence and sexist practices within political organizations ". In this way the reflections of the Band without fear as a mainly female organization of students of the Pedagogical University were exposed, who have accompanied and organized various actions of solidarity with those affected and reporting acts of sexist violence, Organizing the night without fear and street escraches denouncing these patriarchal practices in the institution and led discussions on the policies of prevention of gender violence in the university. For its part, Vía Libre, a mixed organization that recognizes itself as a feminist, gathered the experience of sexist practices and the acts of violence that were presented within its organization, the way in which a protocol had been built to react more effectively and better in the face of these facts and the subsequent development of a comprehensive gender policy for the organization.

In the discussion, the different legal instances of the complaint processes were problematized, the type of legal tools that could be used in the care and protection of women and the different strategies that could be developed before these institutions looking at the possibilities, limitations and tensions between legal channels and street action. At the same time, it was inquired about the fate of the people involved in cases of sexist violence where the achievement of the permanence of the victimized companions in the organizations, the difficulties and contradictions of the processes of re socialization and deconstruction of the aggressors and the continuity of several of those expelled in other social, political or academic organizations without major consequences.

Second day

The next day on Saturday afternoon, September 28, the second day of reflection and discussion of the Conference was presented, which was attended by about 30 people. The session began at 3:00 pm with a short presentation of the booklet "Anarchism and social movements of 1968" that systematized the texts presented at the XIV militant seminar focused on the same theme and held last year. The book contains six texts that reflect on 68 in the United States and Western Europe, the development of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the movements of 68 in Latin America, particularly in Cordobazo and the towns in Argentina, the influence of this global movement in the wave of struggles and social movements in Colombia between 1967 and 1971, and the economic explanations of this crisis process,

At 3:30 pm the short film space on the struggles of the peoples of the Middle East was opened, in which two projections were presented, the first on Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and the second on Kurdistan, and the proposal of the Kurdistan-Colombia Solidarity Committee. The first highlighted the policy of ethnic cleansing and violent occupation of the State of Israel, the terrible living conditions of the people of Gaza and the West Bank and the various forms of resistance developed by the Palestinian people. The second highlighted the ways of organizing the autonomous region of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and the feminist, secular and secular proposals of Kurdish revolutionaries.

At 4:30 pm, the central activity of the day began, the panel on "Libertarian feminist experiences in Colombia" with the group intervention of organizations such as Crisálidas and the Severas Flo

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