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(en) [Spain] We are agitators! By ANA (pt) [machine translation]

Date Sun, 3 May 2020 08:21:02 +0300


We anarchists have often had to write from complicated situations, as the texts published by libertarians have always been dangerous and uncomfortable for those who do not take their ideas into account or are in positions of power. Writings written in different circumstances have followed its history: in hiding, in dictatorships, in censorship, and even in prison, but rarely under a pandemic quarantine, locked at home while our enemies take care of the streets more than ever. It creates nervousness in this situation where all kinds of information are missing and we feel insecure. Once again the working class is the one who will suffer the consequences of a virus that we don't know where it comes from and, of course, we are the ones who are going to pay for the crisis that will come after because of it or using it as an excuse. We constantly ask ourselves: if our whole life we believe that for the state and capital we are just simple labor, if we understand that politicians and the bourgeoisie never cared for our well-being, why should we now trust in all those who have never done anything for us? Furthermore, how can we trust politicians who have taken action and cut back on our lives and health many times? This is a subject that will give us a lot to talk about and fight for, and we hope that the libertarian movement will know how to live up to all the events that will happen after the passage of the coronavirus. why should we now trust all those who have never done anything for us? Furthermore, how can we trust politicians who have taken action and cut back on our lives and health many times? This is a subject that will give us a lot to talk about and fight for, and we hope that the libertarian movement will know how to live up to all the events that will happen after the passage of the coronavirus. why should we now trust all those who have never done anything for us? Furthermore, how can we trust politicians who have taken action and cut back on our lives and health many times? This is a subject that will give us a lot to talk about and fight for, and we hope that the libertarian movement will know how to live up to all the events that will happen after the passage of the coronavirus.

Everything changes, everything evolves, in some cases for us, but in most cases against us. Very calmly, in our homes, watching TV or Netflix, we clearly see that, if we don't fight, capitalism and its repressive system are advancing. The coronavirus was latent during much of the social struggle, under the justification of a pandemic, it ended or silenced a large part of the protests of pensioners, the yellow vests of France, the revolts in Chile, Hong Kong ... all asleep, or in many cases disappeared. On the other hand, other communities and struggles are looking for autonomous ways to face the virus and keep fighting. This fills us with hope: seeing that there are groups that self-organize and show their teeth, regardless of what states say or impose. We are not suggesting that we should not act in the face of a crisis at this level, but we hope that after the quarantine we will come to understand and see that only people save people, that politicians and companies have put business ahead of health and life as usual . We were infected at work, in the means of transport ... If after that we do not see who is in our favor and who is not, we will not know what else to say.

Leaving aside the pandemic issue, we want to focus on the reason why this text is being written: Labor Day.

This year the unions will not take us for a walk, unlike other years, we will demonstrate from our houses or windows to reject the murders of that May 1, 1886. Six hanged comrades, workers known to other workers, but also to the bourgeois and from the police. We will not forget the celebration of May Day, nor will we forget to continue the struggle in all possible ways: in leaflets, actions, internet ... but preferably on the streets, and as soon as possible.

So distant and so present is that May 1886; that year is distant, but the ideas of these old comrades who were murdered for defending social justice are still present and necessary. Many comrades murdered in defense of a new world that today, more than ever, we must reach. We are faced with a great need for the people to take the reins of life, when the psychopaths of power are already shamelessly playing with our health and life. It's time to organize in neighborhoods and workplaces, in assemblies. It's time for social unrest.

Today the big unions financed by the enemy (the state and the bosses), politicians and other organizations that far from achieving improvements for the people have been working for years to further impoverish the people, are trying to take over our struggles, our history and even our dead. Never has the line between the enemies of the people and their allies been so blurred; every time we study or analyze less, we don't learn from history, and moreover, we allow ourselves to be guided by politicians and unions that play in the hands of bosses and the rich. People reject the organizations that fight for them and support those that will end their freedoms, which is power, the media and repression.

We must not forget that the best way to keep the memory is to continue the struggle that they and many others started. We are anarchists in a world that wants to leave us in history, it's time to take the lead. If we celebrate May Day we should make the world see what the reasons are for the murder of the comrades in Chicago. These workers were killed for defending a society based on equality and freedom, so they killed them, just as they do today and will continue to do so with more camouflaged methods, such as prison, which makes you a living dead. A society or movement that, like historical memory, focuses on talking about the dead and not why they were killed is doomed to failure. This is the great achievement of the system, which we remember without ideology and that the struggle dies little by little. If we are not critical, this is what capitalism and bosses are doing: murder, manipulate reality and, of course, turn history to their advantage. As during the Franco dictatorship, they dare to call Labor Day "the celebration of work".

The Chicago martyrs fought for a job, not a mortgage and a house. They were not fighting for the police to "take care of the streets", nor for politicians to decide for them and lie to them; they were fighting for the social revolution, in the tireless idea that the working class should own what it produces and decide what to produce and how to organize their lives, without bosses or exploiters, in community and solidarity, that is, in anarchy. A beautiful idea to follow and that we will pursue until we reach it. Let's spread the idea and remember it with ideology.

As August Spies, one of the murderers in Chicago, said, no one is a greater agitator than the one who condemns people to misery. It is governments and big companies that exploit and steal the people and make them rise up. These are situations of necessity that create revolutions, or at least until now they have been. What are we waiting for? Prepare for what is to come.

Iberian Anarchist Federation - FAI

federacionarquistaiberica.wordpress.com

Translation> Liberto

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