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(en) Kafeh, anarchist group in Lebanon By ANA [machine translation]

Date Fri, 8 May 2020 09:13:39 +0300

During the second half of September[2019], there was a wave of protests in Lebanon, starting at Beirut's Martyrs' Square and going to the Parliament building on Nejmeh Square, with the intention of breaking through security barriers and expelling the Corrupt government. ---- These protests follow a vast economic crisis stemming from minority governments filling their own pockets. Lebanon is governed by a sect-based political system, which has remained unchanged since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1991 and, despite waves of action during the Arab Spring in 2011, the government remains in control with an iron fist and a heart black. ---- Whether Christian, Sunni, Shia, Alawite or Druze, all working class Lebanese face a new wave of taxes and a precarious economy. The daily reality of the lack of food in the cupboards and water in the taps left them with only one option. They took to the streets to protest for a decent existence, only to find themselves dealing with terrible police brutality.

In the midst of this, there is a relatively new group that takes to the streets, organizing and sharing the policy of anarchism, they are called Kafeh! or fight. They formed in December last year as a collective "big tent" of anarchist comrades (including anarchist communists, mutualists, vegans and anarchist unionists) and quickly became an active part of the opposition government alliance and subsequently the current wave of demonstrations.

"And our short-term goal is to overthrow the current corrupt oligarchy that dominates Lebanon and our long-term goal is to achieve anarchism in Lebanon and the region, by building independent communes or by making the whole society anarchist," they say.

KAFEH! or fight! it is an anarchist movement whose objective is to achieve a decentralized society without authority and that defends the values of freedom, social justice, egalitarianism and secularism.

The word "KAFEH!" is an Arabic summary of the term: "Effective Free Anarchist Cadres".

The movement's premise is anarchy or libertarian anti-authoritarianism.

"KAFEH!" the Movement rejects the dominant patriarchal authoritarian system in Lebanon, which is a centralized institution that incites sectarianism and greedy capitalism in order to support the allocation of quotas, exploitation and division of power, resources and public wealth.

"KAFEH!" it seeks to transform the current status quo of the system into an extended decentralization consisting of small local communities (communes), each choosing its own system of self-regulation, respecting freedom, social justice, egalitarianism and secularism.

"KAFEH!" it aims to minimize the State's duty to collect taxes from each community, in order to provide social services and infrastructure equally distributed among all communities.

"KAFEH!" supports the principle of absolute individual freedom in choices, beliefs, opinions, expressions, ideas and other principles of life, based on the declaration of human rights.

"KAFEH!" insists on the need to change the current system in all its forms.

"KAFEH!" considers that any form of change cannot be true if it does not include the protection of fauna and flora expressed by a pact between all communities.

"KAFEH!" he claims to be the protector of the weak and the oppressed, as well as the victims of injustices practiced by the current authoritarian patriarchal dominant system.

You can contact the group through this social media account: facebook.com/kafeh.lebanon

Or through the website: kafeh.org

Translation> A. Padalecki

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Fight! It is an anarchist movement whose ultimate goal is to reach a decentralized, decentralized society that carries the values of liberation, social justice, equality and secularism.

"Struggle! It is abbreviated to the following phrase: "An anarchist, free and active anarchist cadre

The basic premise of the group is Anarchy or liberal anarchism.

Refuses to fight struggle! The patriarchal authoritarian system in Lebanon and the existing dominant system, which is a central contradictory power system among them based on political and sectarian incitement, feudalism and greedy capitalism, with the aim of perpetuating privatization, exploitation and the sharing of wealth and public facilities.

Seek striving movement! To replace the current central state system with an anarchist society based on expanded decentralization, as it is formed of small societies that choose the form of administration that they want for themselves, that an anarchist administration associates with them.
Also, commit to struggle! By working hard to establish the values of liberation, social justice, equality and secularism.

A struggling movement! You see an alternative to the central state, a non-political administrative system whose role is limited to collecting taxes from various societies in order to secure social benefits for all, and to provide common supplies, services, and infrastructure, and they are distributed equally among different societies.

Adopts a fight movement! The principle of absolute freedom of the individual in life choices, expression, belief, and all the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, such as the right to work, medical care, and adequate housing, and all that preserves human dignity.

Insist Struggle Movement! The necessity of changing the entire system, and all its values, supports, and justifications for its existence.

It is considered a struggle movement! That any change project cannot be real if it does not involve the preservation of creatures of animals and plants, through an environmental contract signed and signed by all societies.

Commit struggle, fight! Advocating and defending the victims of marginalization, oppression and persecution, and all those whom the values of the patriarchal authoritarian system put at the lowest levels.

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