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(en) Brazil, Organização Resistência Libertária - (ORL-CAB) INGOVERNÁVEIS #3 - Popular Struggle and unity of the left (pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:37:36 +0200

The capitalist system of domination and perpetuation of inequality in which we live, managed by the state, always renews its forms of oppression, exploitation and advancement of Capital. The State, through government action, has deployed countermeasures and supposedly "popular" that his speech opposing the improvement of life and economic development, brings countless losses to the poorest. These losses range from several arrochos wage, expropriation of territories (maroon, Indians and other native communities [1] ), to the denial and inability to carry out the simplest conditions of survival and most essential human rights (housing, health, education, food, access to water and energy, mobility).

Recently in Brazil, some of the major thrusts to the advancement of Capital are called mega projects (such mega events and mega-enterprises) [2] of development, filled with seductive advertisements ideological comes backed by governments (federal, state and local) neoliberal "entrepreneurs" and said the Left. In the same context, appears in the midst of struggles, a series of oppositions created by the very contradictions of everyday struggle. Conversely the strong unity maintained by entrepreneurs and managers of the state, the Left maintains its fratricidal division, aiming to compete in the "fruits" of the struggle of our people.

Currently , the weather before the fight against the removal of populations due to the 2014 World Cup, pile up more examples. Much is said about the need for "unity in left field" of social movements and of all people who struggle against the advance of capital and a more unequal and less worthy. Well, we are the biggest supporters of unity in the struggle to advance the achievements of the popular classes and oppressed. Yet, as always cherish, we must combat opportunism in the spaces of struggle and articulation.

How Political Organization aimed at building the People's Power, could not disagree with the fact that the united people have much more strength. We believe that the struggles of various classes and social movements must be coordinated. But how is this joint popular struggle in this union? It's being together doing what seems most convenient, walking paths contradictory? We argue that not since secretes more and undermines the fight than enhances.

Indeed, this theme of unity is old. That's because there have always been differences between the various fields of the left and always spoke of the need to unite. Joining because our enemies are the same and extremely strong, because we are separated easy target. So far our understanding is the same. But when the practice of struggle requires consistency, the paths are different between the sectors involved. For us, the anarchists, the unit is not an abstract principle. It is built on daily struggle and solidarity of our people, shoulder to shoulder, side by side, which is very different from the summits of leaders who act detached from the daily struggle to articulate proposals to external actions and movements, replacing protagonism of the people in the fight!

"Left" today is a concept that eludes therefore implies that all groups under this title are similar, with the same practice. We know that many who raise this flag are actually linked to the mechanisms of the state in an extremely reformist government. Parliamentarians also said left-wing biennially reinforce the replacement of concrete struggles for electoral dispute and use these struggles to ascend politically, through the most comprehensive advertising, even lacking basis in real fights.

Beyond this current scenario of the Left, we see many parties, organizations and movements that treat people as if they were masses of maneuver . What does this mean? They believe that beings are non-thinking and are there to be guided, as cattle, a vanguard party organized in a vertical hierarchy that you want to drive social movements. For this current authoritarian socialism, the people is the basis that only serves to legitimize its actions and policies that can not build their struggles autonomously.

They believe that those who must actually decide on the course of the fight are those directions that act as enlightened beings and as if they were better able to direct the paths of the people, where they find most convenient. Other, even more opportunistic, have only moments to appear in advertising, underhanded way of increasing their own visibility, use the name of the people who are working every day on behalf of their agendas to appear publicly, often with private interests and / or purely electioneering.

We disagree vehemently these positions. disagree with those who want to take credit of popular work, as if they were responsible for the achievements of the organization and the popular struggle, built with the sweat of the people.

We believe that people should fight their own hands by educating yourself and making your own road. As our motto of The International: "Let us by our hands, everything that we respect." The position of our organization is that those who are sensitized to the popular struggle and want to help, acting severally and donate their militancy, should approach from the perspective of enhancing the fight, walking side by side and shoulder to shoulder with the people respecting their decision and joint spaces. Never ahead, as the fight director, operating covertly actions that hurt the autonomy movement.

The unit is built on a day-to-day struggle, within the people, and not in meetings of "domes" or moments of pure propaganda. We advocate a performance guided respect and ethics activist with deep honesty and respect with everyone who build the fight every day, denying utilitarianism and opportunism. It is a performance that does not receive anything in return, not intended parliamentary gains, financial position or advertising. Rather, it seeks daily without fail the construction of Popular Power, so always horizontal and combative.

We organized / of the oppressed and exploited classes, we do not want new / the aproveitadoras / s. Addition, we are already filled for centuries. Yes we need to drive our sectors, but between the people and with respect and awareness of the tasks that lie ahead. The unit is made in the struggle between popular and who really is the guy fights, and not between political organizations that articulate the default of / the true / the wrestlers / s. We know that the interests of political organizations often may not coincide with the interests of social movements. Already popular in the fight, where we are all / the, our actions may resemble our proposals and can converge. But we must always be aware of who the real subject of struggles without opportunism and disrespect.

That's where we want to see all / the the / the companions / os: the social struggle! Ethically, consistent and respectful.


Libertarian Resistance Organization



[1] "Do not confuse companies originating with traditional societies. traditional expression calls to your modern pair and thus is part of a hierarchy led by Eurocentrism from traditional to modern. Already in original refusal and requires that this pair is seen by itself and by their own values. " (Carlos Walter Porto-Gonçalves - Globalization of Nature and nature of globalization. Publisher Brazilian Civilization, Rio de Janeiro, 2006)

[2] FIFA World Cup, Olympics, IIRSA, PAC 1 (transposition of the São Francisco) and 2 (Belo Monte), etc..
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