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(en) Federation for Anarchist Organizing (FAO) / IFA : Call to uprising in Slovenia - anti-capitalist block (AKB) - Ljubjiana - 1st March 2013

Date Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:11:33 +0200

GOTOVI SO ! They are all finished! ---- Three months ago people in Slovenia rose up in a decentralized massive revolt. It marked the start of an intense and largely self-organized resistance to the crisis. This uprising started in Maribor against the corrupt major and city council, but was borne out of more than 20 years of transition politics and capital accumulation that further increased inequality and powerlessness. The slow privatization of society never meant to give us a good life and now it is being rejected all over. It is in the common daily and exceptional practices that challenge the relationships of power that we see our uprising. Like the resistance taking place all around Europe, this is a process with many diferent forms of struggle and expression. All are equally important and none should be ignored, pushed aside or criminalized.

It is in this multitude that we
engage in a process that re-orientates power towards control over our own
lives and that cannot be captured, branded or instrumentalised by any
partcular interests, groups or partes. In this way, it opens a process of
reclaiming space for people to intervene in the discourse of the crisis
politics being applied across Europe.

This is why we say the uprising belongs to everyone and all of us !

The systematic call from the start to throw out the political elite has
made it clear that this process is about more than any single politician
or particular clique. The corruption of individuals in power is just the
extreme example of the actual corruption we are fighting : the system
itself. This is why we need continue the fight beyond the fall of the
current government and beyond the borders of our cites and our states. We
are demanding a different process, a constituent process based on the
fulfilment of our needs. No-one in power will benevolently offer us
alternatives so we will impose them from the bottom up !

This is why we say no-one represents us and we won’t discriminate : they
are all finished !

In the months since the uprising started we have seen increasingly
draconian attacks from the police. We are being intmidated in our homes
and common spaces ; we are being sprayed with tear gas and pepper spray ;
we are being beaten and detained for fictitious reasons and for long
periods without charges ; we are being persecuted and tried. The uprising
itself has been criminalized ! The rising police state is a clear
indication that the resistance going on here and around Europe has shaken
those in positons of economic and state power. The process is happening
without any question of the systemic violence we face every day, which has
a hugely negatve impact on our lives. The financial markets and banks
attack our means of social reproduction, take our homes and threaten us
with debts ; the state does the dirty work of keeping us quiet during this

That is why we say there are police everywhere and justice nowhere !

This is an uprising that goes beyond the specific, local processes in
Slovenia. It goes to the heart of the great lie : that a market economy
and privatized industry, services and property will eventually lead to the
prosperity of all people. The project of a neo-liberal Europe, a
consttuent process from above, is the main poster selling us this lie,
while it socializes the cost on us for a crisis we didn’t create. The
system gets accumulaton, we get austerity. We cannot struggle against a
transnatonal system of capital if we are locked in our naton-states.
Indeed, we are transcending parochial identities, historical myths and
politcal borders in this struggle.

This is why we say transnationalize the uprising ! We extend a call to
join the common process to all.

Anti-Capitalist Block. Ljubljana. March 1, 2013.

See also : Federation of Anarchist Organising, Slovenia :

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