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(en) Union Communiste Libertaire Bruxelles: Interview of a comrade of the Libertarian Communist Union (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Tue, 29 Oct 2019 09:04:35 +0200

Born in June of the marriage between Alternative Libertaire (AL) and the Coordination of Anarchist Groups (CGA), the Libertarian Communist Union (UCL) wants a "direct democracy, self-management and federalism", all obtained through the struggles. Théo Roumier, member of the UCL, is the guest of the Midinale. ---- VERBATIM ---- On libertarian communism ---- "Libertarian communism, as we understand it, is a project of society based both on egalitarian relations of production, between men and women, a society free from racism and a society where everyone has their own place and can decide. " ---- "The two terms are important: we are both communist because we want to break with capitalism that continues to structure our world - private interests control our lives and destroy the planet - and libertarian because our communism is not the same. communism of the USSR, nor of Maoist China. It is communism where the functioning of society is horizontal, federal and based on direct democracy. "

"Our libertarian communism is also a practice of activist engagement. We come from a historical current: libertarian workers 'and anarchist workers' movements. We do not have a red and black flag by chance, it is in this current and in this filiation that we register. "

"Our desire is to succeed in embodying in a revolutionary organization, this libertarian communist practice, this way of thinking about breaking with the dominant order. "

On the struggles

"We are immersed in the struggles. One does not build a revolutionary organization next to the struggles, which would be overhanging. We, the model of the enlightened avant-garde, it's not our cup of tea, it's outdated. "

"Our strategy is immersion in social movements and the construction of a political project. "

"Our organization is a tool, not to guide struggles, but to be a useful tool to develop struggles in a sense of counter-power. "

"Our project is global: there is no secondary front. It is thought that class struggle exists and it is confirmed every day. "

"Patriarchy and racism still deeply shape our society today. "

On the Republic

"The idea of Republic does not interest us. The French Republic was built on the feeling of a kind of common interest that would unite social classes. We can not think like that."

"The state is a serious problem, including from a perspective of emancipation. "

"If you take the example of the Lubrizol accident, we have a failed state that vouches for private interests, the powerful and the rich. The state is never neutral and the Republic can not be neutral. "

"The way the state builds itself as a centralized power favors the rich and the powerful."

"We believe that it is on the terrain of popular struggles and social struggles that we must go to build a revolutionary break. "

On the left

"We are in the field of the extreme left: we are a revolutionary organization, anti-capitalist, anti-patriarchal and anti-racist. "

"We have no problem to discuss with anyone. We are in an open process. However, we are not in relation to other organizations. "

"When we were created, we sent broad invitations to meet a number of organizations: we met the NPA, Union Syndicale Solidaire (...). We will soon meet the workers' struggle, ATTAC, the revolutionary syndicalist committees. "

On populism

"Populism as it is incarnated, especially through France Insoumise, is not our cup of tea."

"The reading of populism, as if there were some kind of overhanging people, it erases and it denies the class struggle reading of society. There are exploiters and exploited: there are still two camps on either side of the barricade. "

"Populism is neither our vocabulary nor our strategy. "

"Our strategy is to build popular struggles to build a people's power. "

On the agenda of the organization

"We have a goal is that the month of December is as hot as possible with as many strikes as possible. "

"We, we say, must build unionism as a tool of resistance and struggle. There are not many political organizations that say it. "

"We must bring the balance of power where it is needed with a power that is more and more authoritarian. "

"We must block the country's economy. "

"We must fight Islamophobia and denounce it. We must face the Islamophobic offensive. You have to be on all possible fronts. "

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