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(en) France, Alternative libertarian AL 11th Congress (Toulouse, 2012) - General orientation .... the world .....the euro area (fr) [machine translation]
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 13:37:59 +0200
What resistance to the crisis in the world? -- The widespread austerity in the euro area
-- The worsening of the crisis that Alternative libertarian has analyzed could be applied
in many ways politically: nationalist tensions could lead to the implosion of states
(Belgium credible option) or the emergence of ultra-systems preservatives such as Hungary,
technocracies could replace traditional parties such as Italy, left reformist governments
(such as Left Front in France or SYRIZA in Greece) could come to power, to break with the
logic of liberal capitalist economy and boost through nationalization and some wage
increases, the eurozone could explode, or bleeding ... after a white European proletariat
speculative attacks could stop and the capitalist economy could resume its course.
Finally, capitalism could once again, trigger armed conflict out of the doldrums and to
silence the social protest.
These scenarios are all so complicated by the rise of an ecological crisis: global
warming, loss of biodiversity, the excesses of the agro-industry could more quickly than
we can imagine , lead to food crises, especially in the South, not only mas.
None of these options is excluded and we must beware of any mechanism. It is really
impossible to know today what the outcome of this crisis, because that will determine
ultimately what is the resistance of the workers' austerity cures. From this point of
view, resistance past or induce early reflections.
Greece austerity laboratory
Greece was the country hardest hit by the crisis. The struggles are rapidly increased in
response to austerity, punctuated by very general strikes followed. This has resulted in a
great political instability, but has no stopped austerity. Some workers are among the most
radicalized tried to get out of the defensive posture, taking up self in a hospital, a
newspaper, or trying to attack the Greek parliament without being massively followed in
this process. Since the resignation and depression settled.
The range is broad anti-capitalist forces in Greece with a significant presence of
anarchists more or less federated-es are particularly well established in Athens. It
appears that the insurgency strategy has been developed since the beginning of the
austerity policies is not sufficient or effective to turn into a real alternative. This
situation is exacerbated by the lack of a project alternative society brought together.
The excellent scores achieved by the electoral coalition SYRIZA made credible the
accession to power of a government breaking with the liberal logic of austerity cures.
Nature abhors a vacuum and the discrediting of PASOK (Greek Socialist Party) has created a
space that has Syriza care giving body to the expectations of Greek classes. However, the
proposed policy is far Syriza project failure attributed to him, right and left, in
France. The outright cancellation of the debt of the Greek state was thus replaced by a
renegotiation of the latter in order to avoid a break with the European Union. The
priority remains therefore to Syriza out of the crisis through routes "realistic" rather
than embark on the path of capitalism output, for example by encouraging the takeover of
companies by employee-es and popularizing slogans break short, encouraging popular initiative.
This initial assessment, although it is transient and nothing is done, imposes two
conclusions. First, without tangible alternative political project driven by social forces
and embodied in actual experience and practical solidarity, there may be many struggles,
their scope is limited. And struggles not generate themselves this alternative project,
unlike that Alternative libertarian could imply in the past [ 1 ]. Of course, the
generalization of struggles echo gives more alternative projects, but there is an echo, it
is still necessary that there be a rallying cry. The role of political organization is
precisely to build resistance, but also to radicalize around unifying claims, slogans and
breaking a social project alternative.
This returns to the Greek situation. This country is experiencing one of the best
locations in Europe anticapitalist. But no project alternative does emerge, the
anti-capitalist left is unable to act or speak in unity. The question here is not whether
a few Greek comrades could do differently, but whether we can avoid such a situation in
France. If struggles are widespread, it is not the time to simply pull the cover itself,
it will also act in unity to organize resistance and the emergence of a social project
alternative to capitalism. Front anti-capitalist alternative proposed by libertarian take
on its meaning while the idea of ââself, that Alternative libertarian wants to put at the
heart of political debate in the "left of the left" could find multiple translations concrete.
The rise of nationalism in Europe
The economic and social crisis has caused a number of changes in many countries, by
changing the lines of political forces. If we can only rejoice in the strength of the
struggles that took place during this period, we can only worry when they can not, for the
reasons mentioned above, in reverse order things. It is also from this helplessness
progresses far-right groups in many countries. The recent Greek elections have been the
occasion of a breakthrough to 6% for the neo-Nazi organization Golden Dawn. Similarly, in
France the National Front has significantly increased its electoral support. The results
of the first round of presidential elections have confirmed an outbreak of the extreme
right. This vote is now firmly rooted in specific social and professional environments and
is more than just a "protest vote." Indeed topics brought by the extreme right, which has
adapted to the crisis in his speech mÃtinant "social" grew in consciousness and even
beyond that of the FN electorate. Add the worrying rise of extreme right
"extra-institutional" shows the progression of these political forces is undeniable. The
economic and social crisis has done only increase the elements relied on the extreme
right: social isolation, violence, etc.. If an action can be performed specifically
fascist, do not forget that the real obstacle to this groundswell is the development of
class solidarity. Class solidarity that goes through the building, the creation of mass
organization of the workplace, education and life. More it recedes and the extreme right
and progresses more practical solidarity, visible on the far right there will be less
Hungary is a right-wing government is implementing a program xenophobic flirting with
dictatorship. Projects and political traditions of the far-right formations are varied,
ranging from populism in Scandinavia as Islamophobic fascism openly claimed as Greece. We
must continue to develop practical solidarity at the international level, one of the
remedies against the inevitable downturns xenophobic and nationalistic.
An ecological crisis regressive
Too often social struggles and job protection are organized around a fact type response
productivist social difficulties. The ecological struggle is sacrificed on the altar of
the emergency and the social struggle. Gold wins sustainable ecological struggles go
through the necessary questioning of the organization and the nature of production and the
economic system of exchange in progress.
Libertarian Alternative for the answer to this contradiction through an interpenetration
of environmental concerns and struggles of social struggles. It is a fundamental
orientation Alternative Libertarian for years to come.
The actuality of the revolution through the "Arab Spring"
The popular uprisings that erupted in North Africa in response to the high cost of living
and unemployment are quickly transformed into real revolutions because of the
intransigence of the dictators in place and aspiration of the people, especially young
people, to democratic change and social. The evidence is there: when classes are massively
burst into politics, nothing can stop them. These revolutions must bring attention,
especially as a large part of the French population, including immigrants, is interested.
If the overthrow of dictatorships was the common goal of demonstrators and protesters,
many other claims have emerged over strikes and occupations of places that shook Tunisia
and especially Egypt and these countries are still crossed by many social conflicts. After
the first democratic elections in these countries, Islamist groups have gained power.
Understand the current process application able to distinguish the different Islamist
parties involved: the Salafists, Ennahdha in Tunisia and the Muslim Brotherhood,
themselves sharply divided among themselves, are not equivalent, it is in their relation
to Western imperialism, their desire to impose Islam as a way of life or universal
repression of social movements.
One thing is for sure: these organizations are the best defenses social demands voiced by
the youth and employee-es, and Egyptian presidential elections, which were placed in the
second round the candidate and the candidate of the military the Muslim Brotherhood, are
indicative fighting that remains to be done for the Arab revolutions do not end in a
return to order. The creation of centers of political and union relaying claims regardless
of social institutions, ability to resist physically if necessary the military and radical
Islamists, will be the challenge of the coming years. Therefore watch, and relay support
the development of such centers and work with immigrant organizations or support for the
In several countries of the Maghreb, real libertarian communist organizations are being
organized, particularly in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. It is an important element in the
revolutionary struggle and in particular for his internationalist dimension. Beyond the
usual political support, this situation calls for a specific solidarity, to mobilize the
network to Anarkismo it helps significantly to the funding of these organizations,
especially if they need a means of communication, printing ... Alternative libertarian,
through its international commission will address in this direction to organizations
Anarkismo while approaching libertarian communist organizations in the Maghreb for their
Response capability of U.S. and European imperialism has been reduced in recent years due
to the crisis and the emergence of other imperialisms, Chinese first. So they tried to
take control in Libya, providing military support organizations to air anti-Gaddafi, the
National Transitional Council. Libertarian alternative then clearly denounced the real
motives of this intervention and the risk of escalation. This position was correct, even
though it had probably overestimated the risk. In the absence of an international network,
it should be kept in such situations to position elements on which it has no control, with
respect to small groups (eg arming rebels), in favor grids readings (motivations of
foreign imperialisms, nature organizations on site etc..). Finally, these imperialist
tensions could make urgent the need to reactivate a broad anti-war movement.
The Indignant-es: a model imported in France?
In several countries of Western Europe and the United States, the crisis has led to a
generational renewal of the social protest movement Indignant-es, particularly massive in
Spain, the United States or Israel. Start demanding a "real democracy" quite compatible
with capitalism, it has gradually radicalized to call for the occupation of public spaces
by "99% against the 1%" slogan certainly gear yet "class ". These movements were able to
grow when they forged links with the traditional social movement (trade unions, poorly
housed, precarious workers), demonstrating once again that it is unavoidable. In France,
Indignant es have instead claimed an apolitical and a total asyndicalisme or even a muddle
with the recovery of certain themes or right-wing conspiracy. It is clear that it did not.
99% have rebounded in late 2011 in the United States and Spain working on the front of the
housing. It is not sure that France wins the rebound, but if this is the case Alternative
libertarian must intervene without a priori, arguing in particular the need to connect
with the social movement, and vice versa.
Rising tensions in India and China
Finally, the evolution of the crisis will also depend in large part on what happens in
emerging countries more competitive. BRICS [ 2 ] along well realize the weakening of U.S.
imperialism in international institutions, including the questioning of the hegemony of
the dollar. However, their economy still depends largely on the markets of the United
States and the European Union and China seems already to go before a sharp slowdown in growth.
On the other hand, economic independence and energy of India and China through alignment
with the Western imperialist policies conflict with important perspectives. We must
remember that these development policies are not only to provide infrastructure to people
but also to ensure the growth of capitalist profits, which will lead to the same
consequences as in the Western world, ie a social crisis coupled an unprecedented
ecological crisis. The transition to a liberal democracy will therefore be in a tense with
the possibility of reversal of oligarchies in places. Regimes in China and India, very
different in their nature, and now walking on eggshells, especially when faced with waves
of strikes resulting from economic crisis but also face protests against polluting
industries. It is a major ecological and social awakening. These conflicts could cause
titanic political, ecological and economic very important in these countries and beyond.
It is therefore necessary to analyze more carefully, especially in the press Libertarian
The need for an international libertarian communist pole
Libertarian alternative put on record for many years the combination of its current
international, which has recently led to increased involvement within Anarkismo. At the
same time, current policies libertarian tradition emerge elsewhere in the world, including
Europe, Latin America and North America. They deduce as Alternative libertarian, their
involvement in the social movement the need to overcome (without denying) references of
past policies to build an anti-authoritarian socialism of the XXI century.
The globalization of the economy and therefore the current crisis and the need to develop
struggles internationally, should encourage continue strengthening political expression
Libertarian Communist International, especially via Anarkismo. The International
Secretariat is mandated to follow the Alternative Investment libertarian Anarkismo to
encourage and continental meetings and international exchanges between organizations
(newspapers, invitations, support) and common expressions (press release but when leaflets
and posters the opportunity arises).
In France out of the wait
Wait a majority population but many struggle
The Tenth Congress of Alternative libertarian was held open for the 2010 social movement
against pension reform. Since that defeat, the majority of the French work was held in a
wait. The elections of 2012 led the government to defer the bulk of austerity and the
exploited are waiting for a change of majority electoral slow rain of blows. France has
not yet felt the full effects of the crisis and it is rather the fear of it has structured
the electoral debate.
However, many struggles have developed, large employers and governments who benefited
without waiting for the crisis to begin restructuring, and that on all fronts: against
dismissal, the case against public services, against extreme etc. right. A complete
description would be useless here - see activity report Alternative libertarian and
numerous articles published in the monthly Alternative libertarian. The problem is not so
much the lack of struggle but their dispersion, their lack of visibility, sometimes their
weakness, and lack of political project able to see the possibility of another society and
ways to achieve.
Unionism change that
The trade union landscape has changed somewhat since the collapse of the movement retreats
in fall 2010: the unity of the Inter stole gradually brightness, genuine reformist pole or
support or apolitical / corporatist (Unsa, CFTC CFDT, CGC, FO ...) increased the elections
to the public in 2011.
However, the class struggle unionism remained, grew in places and is present at various
levels and sectors in the CGT and to a lesser extent in the FSU. It is claimed as such by
Solidarity and the CNT. In the private sector and in some sectors of the public, most of
the struggles have been at the initiative of the CGT, FSU and Solidarity. But it remains
largely minority unionism is not capacity to constitute a danger to the state and the
bourgeoisie, and the union bureaucracies that accompany them, each in their own way.
This paradoxical in appearance, due to the ongoing crisis of capitalism and its subsequent
developments in terms of deconstruction / segmentation of the proletariat. By occupation
and union cultures that are developed, it can be translated, either by advances in the
ability of workers and collective workers to develop comprehensive responses to the
crisis, either by hand or defensive responses corporatist support the lesser evil, which
promotes the growth constant Unsa or FO and maintaining the CFDT.
The fragmentation, division and competition from various syndicalist currents of class
struggles make it even more random abilities to create true dynamic control. It is the
same lack of credibility and visibility are the exploited of an alternative to capitalism.
The unity of the union class struggle is crucial to change the lines of force currently
favorable to supporters of a more or less integrated unionism capitalism and its social
This unit should be able to build already in the professions and the various jurisdictions
where unions are driven by common class struggle. Moreover, it is more likely to settle
during times of struggle.
Development of Solidarity, current class struggle and alternative unit in the CGT and the
FSU, with all activists and anti-capitalist revolutionary of these unions, thus appears as
These political tasks have nothing to do with having to form political factions which act
hidden in unions (that Alternative libertarian this fight). They have meaning only when,
on the basis of their grassroots activism and ideological expression of their sensitivity,
the unionized workers attribute democratically and transparently union responsibilities
revolutionaries. This is before them and to themselves that they are held accountable and
that they and they derive their legitimacy to speak on the basis of discussions and the
broader democratic trade unions. Libertarian alternative thus turns back to both model the
fraction (illegal) and trend (formal) to say that there is an alternative to these two
types of expression of divergent currents within unionism mass and class. Therefore,
libertarian communists do not hide their ideas and practices. They fight and they lead the
respect and the development of trade union democracy and recognition of their legitimate
power to be part of the movement of workers organized.
This also means that the aim of this self-management unions should not be confined solely
to the defense of self-organization and struggles for union democracy - even if these two
points, vigilance is still needed. A union project is to build around the self, of the
class struggle, what is meant by "social transformation". It can meet the interest of many
Other currents are also places of trade and development exist. The trend continues to be
inter-Emancipation actress field labor in Education. Approaches base unit, should be
promoted, may also contribute to these exchanges.
Solidarity took the first initiative to call only a national demonstration on 24 March
2012, affirming the existence of a militant trade unionism and the need to anticipate the
outcome of the election to fight, but failed to mobilize beyond the fringe activists. The
ability of the organization to drive timely mobilization interprofessional regardless of
other unions will be decisive for its future.
Closer to the ground, it is also the future of this organization is being played. The
development of local Solidarity as the progression of unionization in the private sector
show an interprofessional increasingly asserted. In the decades 1990-2000, libertarian
communists took their place in the construction and animation of several federations or
national unions SUD. Today, with 100,000 member-es, the question is indeed a change of
scale, to participate in the construction of a mass alternative unionism, which speaks to
all and all employees, insecure and deprived of including employment.
This alternative unionism, also at work elsewhere in Europe (CGT-E in Spain, Italy Cobas
...), it may be a "revolutionary syndicalism contemporary" anti-capitalist perspectives
opened for hundreds of thousands of employee-es, rehabilitating firmly general strike and
direct action against the austerity policies? This is the challenge that is Libertarian
Alternative. Join this dynamic is to go in terms of content such practices well beyond the
status of union opposition may still exist in the central bureaucracy.
Within the CGT, the activists libertarian communists launched in April 2011 a public
expression across a blog called libertarian Communist CGT. These comrades have met some
resonance because of their alternative approach in the CGT unit and beyond, without hiding
their differences when appropriate with the overall regulatory policy and Keynesian
written off since 1995 in the confederate congress of the CGT.
The development of this expression and its impact on the CGT as a real willingness to
stand with the current class struggle of the CGT, may be medium term key support for trade
union unity in struggle, interprofessional and democratic.
On other fronts: the need to recreate mass organizations
Because of the decline of social movements such as Ras l'Front, AC! or DAL in the 2000s,
Alternative libertarian been led to greater participation in "organizations cartels",
national or local, on several fronts, including fascism and racism (UCIJ Moreover we then
d here). Within feminist and environmentalist movements, it is the increasing
bureaucratization of mass organizations (respectively CNDF and Nuclear Exit) which led
Libertarian Alternative to intervene collectively with other political organizations
inside or outside of these associations. Activist networks are not infinite, these
situations arise naturally in the coordination of existing organizations. But they never
really attracted to step back from Alternative libertarian.
The fact that many of these initiatives are success does not mean blind Alternative
libertarian these situations can not be sustainable. Eventually, these frameworks unit is
moving towards independent mass organizations, political organizations will be attracted
to other priorities and it will all start from zero in the next mobilization. Political
organizations in South America have been able to sustain such large socio-political
fronts, but these successes are specific tradition of social movement in these countries,
and their compatibility with the French social situation is far from guaranteed.
On the fronts where no mass organization exists, Alternative libertarian should aim
ultimately recreating such organizations. Where they exist but are partly bureaucratized
leave them is certainly not a decision taken lightly. Alternative libertarian strategy is
to create social movement organizations whose purpose is to collect as much as possible,
independent institutions, not expanded appendices Alternative libertarian. The decision to
leave an organization collectively mass should be a debate within Alternative libertarian,
ensuring that all means are implemented to recreate such an organization.
Sequence election marked by an escalation of the right relative to the extreme right,
ended with the victory of the Socialist Party announced. In this regard, some government
announcements that preceded the elections are not likely to jeopardize the analysis
already developed by Alternative libertarian campaign promises will soon give way to a
policy of crisis management included in the capitalist framework and characterized by
fiscal discipline. Faced with this austerity announced the French work could be forced out
of the wait. Reasonably anticipated amplification struggles. The challenge will be to not
let these isolated struggles and argue about the need for confrontation scale to make a
good stop to austerity and reverse the trend. This implies in particular to develop and
support the struggles in businesses and neighborhoods, foster convergence initiatives
(occupational, geographical or between fronts of struggle) and discuss the content
demands. In short, develop, unify and radicalize the struggles and the emergence of a
political project of revolutionary transformation of society.
We will not focus here on the creation of a capitalist Front, which seems more appropriate
than ever in the current situation. Adopted texts on the subject during the ninth and
tenth congress Alternative libertarian and coordination at federal intermediates remain
relevant. It should, however, come back here on the French political landscape, which has
evolved over the past two years and brings new challenges.
Left Front: emergence of a flickering genuinely reformist pole
Across Europe, complete conversion of the socialist parties liberalism and the collapse of
the communist parties leave the political space for recreation broad reformist left
parties. In France, after 15 years of unsuccessful attempts, the Left Front, which seems
poised to succeed in this space.
The Left Party is proposing a social democratic policy very consistent that complements
the implementation activist PCF. In particular, it has clearly decided between reform and
revolution, as well as the roles of union and political organizations (unlike NPA)
claiming that the social movement can make a real difference in delegating policy to
institutional parties. Talents of tribune MÃlenchon did the rest.
The future of FDG is not written but its electoral setbacks threaten already the alliance
between PCF swept parliamentary elections and PG media whose leader has seen its
credibility dented. Its ambition to develop an implementation and electoral positioning
vis-Ã-vis the government PS-EELV will be marked with the seal of a permanent ambiguity
obligation to denounce the policy of austerity, while leaving the PS, whose survival
depends Elections to municipal PCF 2014. However, if the economic crisis and a Keynesian
empire becomes the last resort to boost the economy, FDG could take the bull by the horns
and be called by the PS to participate in power. These contradictions will be at the
center of debates internal FDG and determine its evolution and must therefore temper hasty
and simplistic comparisons with 1981 or 1997.
Numerous employee-es follow the dynamics of FDG, especially in the social movement, and
should therefore answer their questions and take advantage of this growing politicization.
The development of another political pole, capitalist and self-management, is necessary
but not enough: we must seek these employee-es on their ideological ground in arguing
against the proposals-FDG, especially in demonstrating the need for an autonomous social
movement, struggle magnitude and real steps to break with capitalism.
What assessment of the failure of the NPA?
The NPA was the first to suffer from the rise of FDG, which led to the split. Nobody can
rejoice in the failure of the NPA, especially as the vast majority of activists and
militants who leave leave policy. Libertarian alternative was skeptical when the
constitution of the NPA on the bet of leaving a big blur on the political project,
intended to clarify based experiences. The lack of a clear position on the institutions
(and the revolution), full series of defeats in the social movement, was fatal to the NPA,
which is mired in endless debates on elections and reformist organizations to report . The
leadership of the system has increased beyond measure trends these divisions, preventing
overtaking and leaving aside many activists and activists whose concerns were far from the
On the other hand, while proclaiming "party of struggle", the NPA has often attempted,
proactively, to replace the social movement. It has not led to reflection on its
intervention in trade unions and associations, often simply trying to make instruments for
policy. Reality has quickly caught: voluntarism has exhausted activists and activists,
trade unionists and left gradually, the NPA is unable to support them in developing
intervention and analysis contrary to their realities often continuing to analyze unionism
simply as a first level of awareness, and the union leadership as brakes struggles which
aspire militant bases. The NPA hope seems out of its internal crisis by focusing on the
orientation in the social movement, but always substitutiste logic, which should be pointed.
The NPA is experiencing a growing isolationism and strong internal tensions since the
start of the anti-capitalist Left. It would fit in a Front capitalist who opt for a
balanced approach: pluralism without confusion, in the context of a strategic plan defined.
The libertarian movement and the capitalist Front
Recent years have continued to see the center of gravity of the libertarian movement to
move to the libertarian communist ideas in a way neither linear nor mechanical, and
sometimes unexpectedly. Thus, after a near explosion in the years 2002-2004, the Anarchist
Federation has regained strength thanks to a new generation of activists fairly open and
not prone to dogmatism. The FA has sent positive signals by investing in Fair to self, not
only in a libertarian, and by opening up the initiative of Saint-Imier in the summer of
2012. Two years ago, a symbolic but significant dispassionate way she had reported the
death of George Fontenis showed a desire to turn the page now owned quarrels history.
The situation is sometimes different locally, but it shows that it is not vain to work
together with these organizations to the impulse of a capitalist Front.
A first meeting with the Libertarian Alternative CGA has better mutual understanding.
Points of agreement and disagreement are of course was booked, and more meaningful
discussion will probably be necessary to consider the CGA nationally inscribed in Front of
a capitalist impulse.
The Alternative face a historic choice
Alternative libertarian started thinking and common intervention with Alternative and
other organizations on the issue of self-management, with the initiative Resume city then
self Fair. This is a first step in the consolidation of anti-capitalist.
The need to work to revive the unit self-management and environmental themes persists
today. Alternative wish the emergence of a third pole in the FDG, environmentalist and
self-management, in addition to the PCF and PG. Such a pole can never gather a small part
of the environmentalist movement and self-management, because of the electioneering
assumed orientation and lack of clarity on the ecology of FDG. It defends such an
extension of the cooperative management of small businesses, but the nationalization of
large companies is still a cornerstone of its social project, self contradictory, which
must extend to branches of industry and living spaces to make sense.
The entry of the Left Front Alternative risk however ordered to play alongside the SAF,
the role of "spiritual" self-management and ecological state of reformism, played by
heavyweights PCF and PG. It is not clear that within the Alternative, which still
represent a current socialist self-management history, this outcome is considered
unanimously as an apotheosis.
A fringe Alternative, clearly anticapitalist, stubborn and self-management to management
in republican institutions, can find an extension to its action in a capitalist Front
government clearly independent PS-EELV.
Front against capitalism and revive the project self-management
To provide the means to put self at the heart of political debate, it is crucial to
increase public initiatives and put forward in the framework of a capitalist Front, a
self-management dimension widely shared by potential partners Alternative libertarian.
In addition, the publication of historical or thematic small notebooks on public self may
allow both to develop in-house training on this subject and further disseminate analysis
and project libertarian communists. About the dynamics involved with the Fair self, it
must be extended regardless of FDG, and that whatever the choice of subscribing to each
Develop an expression and mass intervention
Political activism and union activism / associations: a critical articulation
Libertarian alternative has invested heavily in social movements from December 95, and
often to the detriment of the specific intervention and, therefore, its own development.
This trend is somehow reversed in recent years: the battle of 'no' to the European
Constitution and mobilization of youth, especially against the CPE, were the opportunity
to intervene directly and more large-scale strengthen Alternative libertarian,
particularly in young students. It is clear that today too few CAL develop a direct
political intervention and is well established in the trade unions and associations. This
is often either one or the other. Similarly, trade unionists participate less than in the
past to develop the political line of Libertarian Alternative.
This discrepancy can lead to substitutistes term trends from the CAL without implantation
in the social movement, as already discussed above. Or political organizations can not
replace the mass organizations, and the lack of presence in these organizations usually
means the absence of mass intervention, so the inability to be able to validate a
revolutionary orientation with employee- are not the only activist circles. And it is not
for nothing that the libertarian alternative strategy consists articulated its action time
revolutionary political organization (which will be discussed later), to develop mass
organizations able to stimulate the struggles extent that the foundation is not a
political affiliation but a position in the class struggle.
It is important that Alternative libertarian renews debate among its members on
intervention in the social movement and union. Openly, placing above cliquishness union or
organization. But also so as not to ignore comrades who, for reasons of insecurity in the
wage, remain on the margins of the union. It is a necessity for the entire organization
"speaking the same language" and remains in tune with the social movement. At a time when
many and many activists from the youth movements of the 2000s, entering the workforce,
this issue is crucial.
The task is nothing but obvious act collectively there is a problem is the first step.
Many activists and non-union activists working outside large public administrations, where
trade unionism is not as protected in them. The Tenth Congress of Alternative libertarian
was officially recorded the need to accompany these activists and activists, but this
decision has not been applied to the margin. Must generalize. Also revive discussions on
trade union intervention requires a dose of voluntarism on the part of trade unionists in
the production of texts debates, articles and the presence federal or local meetings.
Aware that the class struggle is not limited to the fight business, activists and
militants are heavily invested in the associative world from the creation of Alternative
libertarian alongside homeless and badly housed since 1991, and undocumented, etc..
Unfortunately, the relay does not seem to have done and the recent investment in certain
struggles was a reflection of the lack of follow-up weakens the hearing Alternative
libertarian and his actions when he did not condemn a relative bandwagon dealing with more
established organizations. Investments in militant struggles spot when they are under the
spotlight are not satisfactory. Again, a real collective effort is necessary to
prioritize, analyzes, strategies. The link with the trade unions in these protests is a
Out leaflets and newsletters policy
However, summarize intervention mass trade unions and associations intervention would be a
mistake that would return to the beginning of Libertarian Alternative, where the
organization hoped to develop only through intervention in the social movement. It has
instead stagnated for years.
In fact, most activists and trade unionists and activists expect something of a political
being only an information network within mass organizations (although this is important).
Libertarian alternative must also be a space for sharing their practices and strategic
coordination. It must also provide a mass political expression, claims and project
specific policy and a strategy to make it succeed beyond professional sectors or fronts of
struggle which involved its activists and militants. If members do not develop Alternative
libertarian such an expression, association and associative action will help advance class
consciousness, but organizations are developing a "more" political benefit.
Develop professional newsletters only focused on the activity of the sector leads to the
same impasse: Generally these reports are somewhat radicalized versions of those unions
that activists and militants of Alternative libertarian help animate, making the
demonstration that the political organization is not inherently useful.
We must therefore develop newsletters speaking policy, which could be monthly variations
tract Alternative libertarian whose publication should be smoother. The ephemeral pamphlet
The Match was from this point of view in the right direction. The priority of these
leaflets should be available to all and be all conceptually, thus avoiding the verbiage
activist. Mark the difference in its expression with other anti-capitalist political
organizations is necessary, but space is ideal for this journal. These leaflets are also
an opportunity to promote claims and slogans of Libertarian Alternative to illustrate the
The collective federal government, which is responsible for managing federal public
appearance of the organization, is mandated to tract monthly newsletter for policy to be
widely distributed and propose an analytical simple and clear the political and social
This implies that Alternative libertarian has more internal debate on its demands and
slogans in order to support any argument they could generate. For example, Alternative
libertarian highlights the requisition and self boxes that close. With the deepening of
the crisis, in times SCOP become possible, as SeaFrance and Fralib and an organization
such as FDG highlights the resumption of business cooperatives. Must redÃbattre this
slogan, dig in order to explain the difference between self-and co-operatives.
Rhythms activists and priorities
All this leads to the question of militants in rhythms of Alternative libertarian. Keep
head union activism / associations and political activism can be very addictive.
Libertarian alternative may be tempted to run voluntarism to compensate for its low
permanent implantation. This is actually the best way to exhaust the activists and
militants, morally, socially and physically.
CAL must collectively determine their priorities: the development of events, the
collective unit where they work, collages and leafleting markets or management companies,
schools or facs etc. Determine its priorities to suit the current in the permanent
emergency, is the surest way to spin mobilization mobilization never be initiated or
animation, so being in the trailer. Certainly, one present in CAL maximum struggles is
visible, but it also gives the image is of a highly demanding in terms of availability, so
elitist, or the image of fire-wisps that leave the vessel at the first reflux . Better
follow some mobilizations A to Z, by discussing collectively at each meeting of CAL.
This applies to both local and federal. From this point of view, the CAL is currently
insufficiently turns political campaigns decided collectively. Libertarian alternative is
a federalist organization and CAL opposing direction are not forced to wear it. But a
majority orientation should logically be backed by a majority of CAL, which requires a bit
of voluntarism from them. Admittedly, the current deficiencies in terms of Libertarian
Alternative animation teams complicate this relay. But the local version of a federal
policy adopted by the CAL should normally be at the top of the CAL (which of course does
not mean that all of the CAL intervention should enroll in the federal direction). CAL and
unable to decline orientation should report their difficulties to other CAL to advance
The collective federal government, which is responsible for coordinating the response of
CAL, is mandated to produce summaries of activity of CAL during regular federal
coordinations. The activity reports of CAL will include focused around major areas of
intervention decided collectively federal coordination, as well as local interventions
that can lead the CAL.
[ 1 ] For example, with the slogan "All through the fight," which in itself is insufficient.
[ 2 ] Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Posted January 30, 2013 by commission congress
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