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(en) Greece, Suggestion for the open presentation events [of the] Anarchist Federation by the Anarchist Federation (gr) [machine translation]
Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:08:53 +0200
From the study of the contents of this consignment shows that the project of organization
and syllogikopoiisis appears to be some inherent both anarchism and the social and class
struggles. The self-organization even (this kind of organization that profess
libertarian-an almost inexhaustible source of experiences and ideas from labor and social
movement) tends to emerge around as an almost "natural" or perhaps intrinsic tendency that
anarchism has a holistic vision of the world and seeks social revolution. In this context,
the association and involvement of collectives into a coherent organizational structure
put forward as an answer to the question what kind of organization they wish anarchists.
The anarchist federation, then, is an attempt to reestablishment of anarchism in its
natural environment, organization.
Comrades comrades - is our pleasure to meet with comrades and comrades with whom know each
other through our common political and social struggles but also with whom we share common
concerns and anxieties. - Refer to concerns about both the means and methods of our
struggle and structure with our spearhead and objectives and about the nature of relations
between the partners, agonists and collectives. - And of course anxious about the
effectiveness of all the above regarding how to promote our common cause, namely the
social revolution, the individual and social emancipation and creating a world of freedom,
equality and solidarity.
It is these concerns and anxieties were the fuel that fed our discussions over the last
2.5 years, the focus of which was ever the issue of organization of anarchists in Greece.
The result of this effort was the creation of the Anarchist Federation, first appearing in
historical anarchist Greece. This result and our path to creating we want to present
tonight in comrades and the comrades who responded to our call today.
- We started with a first finding: the struggles of anarchists in the last half century
(with their victories and their defeats) and the theoretical elaboration of the
objectives, their objectives and results firstly compose a basic historical and political
legacy. Valuable for each partner who wants simultaneously fighting and reflects on the
characteristics of the race.
From the study of the contents of this consignment shows that the project of
organization and syllogikopoiisis appears to be some inherent both anarchism and the
social and class struggles. The self-organization even (this kind of organization that
profess libertarian-an almost inexhaustible source of experiences and ideas from labor and
social movement) tends to emerge around as an almost "natural" or perhaps intrinsic
tendency that anarchism has a holistic vision of the world and seeks social revolution. In
this context, the association and involvement of collectives into a coherent
organizational structure put forward as an answer to the question what kind of
organization they wish anarchists. The anarchist federation, then, is an attempt to
reestablishment of anarchism in its natural environment, organization.
Moving here and now
- We continued to a second point: the anarchist space (latitude) for the (time) is now
marked by failures and shortcomings in the best of cases concern us all comrades and at
worst make it an ineffective political space. At the heart of this problem is once again
the question of organization.
Indeed, in recent years initially outside procedures but progressively more through
them, the question of organization appeared increasingly urgent. Whether out in the
pursuit of a good sense of unity or as a criticism of the shortcomings of (sovereign in
our procedures) aformalismou or as condemnation or defense of individual road that follows
the vast majority of comrades. In any case, however, the finding remained more or less
common: existing organizational structures of the anarchist milieu have shown long the
weaknesses and limitations. In summary, we refer to aformalistikous ways elemental
actually organization distinguished by their efkairiakotita and often cyclical nature,
vague projects that leave space to expressing blurred crowd sometimes mutually exclusive
concepts, the dimensional and truncated ideologization.
The most characteristic example of this phenomenon is the occasional meetings-assemblies
(known our calls in Gini ....) usually aim either to short-term results or actions that
have to do with the timeliness and limited de facto precisely these short-term target.
Returning to the central role of our aformalistikou assembly mode should clarify
something. Several companions is generally accepted that this mode of formation helped in
the past the area to "survive" in times of repression, militant recession and widespread
social inertia. At the same time and is universally accepted that this way has now reached
its historical limits. It is our finding that the aformalismos makes it virtually
impossible to protagmatikotita the anarchist idea. In the same statement indeed leads
considering and paraphernalia of: informal hierarchies and latent or non hegemony that
occasionally appear in space
In our thinking both aformalismos and the coincidental formation leading to
self-referential. Because, really, the well-intentioned questions that reasonably arise if
you sit down to reflect on both our spearhead and the way our constitution is: How can we
talk about self-organization when addressing the oppressed, just when the majority of
anarchist comrades do not belong to self-organized political figures racing of any kind
(collectives, operations, antithesmiseis, places, occupations, etc.)? How can we champion
the self-organization of the whole society and the self-instituting in every aspect of
social life when we fail to reach agreement even among us (individually or at collectives)
or when our meetings can not be built on the basis of stability in time and consistency of
With this in mind our choice can only be distancing from aformalismo. Why under
aformalismou our aforementioned deficiencies tend to become open wounds (we've also seen
several times) lead to the self-referential. A typical example of this phenomenon is the
criticism within the room. The lack of a dialog box and (why not) political confrontation
makes our coincidental meetings (even worse cafes space) as the only available scope
criticism from a collectivity to another. The terms even with whom be managed any
differences perceived in terms of aggression and competition, thus creating an extremely
unfavorable condition: more separates and closes groups in shell in a self available to
the public world, despite pushing a collective address and resolve them. Needless to
mention that this long term undermines the prospect of a strong anarchist movement.
The question of overcoming all of the above, ie cyclical, aformalistikou and activist
character of our constitution emerges as a key issue even more to the history here and
now. In the current juncture, therefore, the ideological edifice of capitalism by the
promises of wealth, consumption and social advancement over by the consent of the bottom,
showing signs of collapse. This event has signaled an unprecedented crisis of legitimacy
of the system and a huge political vacuum created a potential discontinuity. In such a
situation then various political forces are trying to find their own space and the
historical experience shows that in such cases, the grand narratives are gaining ground.
The rise of regime left (the kolotoumpas and progress) and the far right seems to attest
to this thinking.
For the anarchists this discontinuity shapes a necessary but not sufficient condition
for the penetration of our perceptions in a broader social pieces and therefore the
prospect of revolutionary transformation. This is because the looming, if not constantly
present, collapse has caused both package hits the oppressed as the weight of internal
contradictions of the system itself.
But how we will intensify the crisis by becoming really dangerous for state capital? The
organization as a prerequisite for an orderly political preparation of the revolution.
Studying the experience and historical examples we see how many times the anarchists
managed to play a central political role, they succeeded composed in organized bodies that
gave perspective to the social and class struggles, contributed to interconnection and
their synolikopoiisi, and explicitly raised the main strategic their goal, namely social
Further analysis seems to consolidate the belief that the organization is capable of
meaning to the revolution as a process continuous and arduous at all levels of the actual
and not as the famous night where everything will be reversed by the insurrectional
spontaneity of the masses. Against fetishisation insurgency as a holistic project, the
organization suggests to use the uprising as an accelerator of revolutionary processes;
against petty impatience encountered in radical political spaces, puts the systematic
work; against the action without name and recognition, puts capitalization action and our
successes, and finally against violence as an end in itself, puts the class, revolutionary
Considering the above, we were led to the decision to create an anarchist political
organization. An organization based in political, theoretical and ideological agreements
and that marks the passage from the (theoretical) abstract to the (practical) specific.
That is also the method, the tool by which political subjects produce policy and ideas
grounded impacting on the reality itself. Our yardstick is also clear that our enemy, the
state, capital and the political forces are organized and it is now clear that it can only
address methodical and organized.
The federal organization is a means to this end as it can offer:
- The common position of the anarchists in any matter or set their agenda themselves,
- Flexibility in the movements and actions of individual federal departments-regions,
- Quantitative enlarge the diffusion of anarchist discourse and practice,
- Setting up a single, organized and militant presence and culture,
- Highlighting issues on a national level as a united and collective position-answer.
- The possibility for collective and massive intervention highlighting anarchy as the real
opposition in the street, entering our own terms, principles and positions.
- Coordination of the forces of social liberation to the common goal, even by almost
similar roads, and removing the fragmentation. This ensures the possibility of
intervention in the central political scene in which faces the attention of the masses and
that we want to extract, speech articulation towards society and the subjective, which is
also the central objective.
Of course we should note that we are totally contained. There is no way we believe that
the organization is a panacea that will solve all internal problems and ills of our space
nor Passepartout social constituencies. But it is the hope for a more effective
implementation of our ideas for a methodical promote our positions in the arena of
politics, a definitely more upscale intervention in social and workplaces. It is, finally,
necessary but not only -from thereof; adequate tool for the success of the race.
With this in mind, our effort for anarchist organizing reconstruction assumes the
character of anarchist historical responsibility as a key moment in the games. Because we
believe that only the union of our forces can give anarchy able to star on developments
and to outline a revolutionary perspective.
Today, the crisis of the political system knows historic high (abstention in the last
election reached 50%, which crystallises the frustration of an important piece of the
world towards the parliamentary system), it's time to go ahead. To reassert our denials
and simultaneously build our affirmations, a structured, continuous and organized manner.
We must respond to the state capital and attack, to deconstruct the dialectic of
domination and crush the fascist endings of power. To seize the great historic opportunity
to get into the political limelight by taking initiatives and devising an organized,
methodical and effective strategy struggle to go one step closer to social revolution and
the goal of libertarian communism.
Today, when the capitalist restructuring gives new dimension to barbarism constitutes a
market economy, that the structures of the state security and emergency trample with great
ease to any "rights" that the exemption regime is institutionalized systematically
underestimating the face of immigrants / refugees around the proletariat, after all now
that the attack on our class and in society by the state and capital takes unprecedented
dimensions, the anarchist movement must be reconstructed. Thus the need for the creation
of an anarchist political organization, ie an anarchist federation, shows further both our
weaknesses as a place and the same needs of our struggle.
These are precisely the shortcomings, we think that comes to face an anarchist
federation, putting the focus anarchist project, and comparing the timeless question of
power, not its conquest as profess other radical forces, but its abolition and horizontal
organization of society. A federation of collectives and groups that power would allow it
to determine and implement its own strategy and will not constantly eterokathorizetai of
the events away from the Scylla of opportunism and the situation and the Charybdis of
spectacular activism intra-day clashes in the streets Exarchia.
We refer to an organizational structure that will be the political "school" us. In it
you will learn to collectively we set long-term goals, and of course keep the
implementation of our decisions are aimed at their fulfillment. In it we will learn, how
through self-criticism and evaluate our effectiveness in terms of these objectives will
acquire experience both for us and for the movement. This will also learn how to
capitalize we ourselves political outcome of our actions and the targeted activism and not
allow longer rival political forces to derive political goodwill on our backs.
Finally, in our opinion also another crucial point that is imperative (especially at
this juncture) is the preparation, development and dissemination of an anarchist program.
A political and economic revolutionary program, which propose ways to "build a free
society in the shell of the old", and describing as concretely can the structure of
society that we envision. Something which should be realized by only one massive,
revolutionary organization like an anarchist federation.
With an eye in space and movement ...
With an eye in space and movement ...
From the main objectives of the association is to unite as many collectives and groups
of the anarchist milieu. At the same time professed aim is also to disseminate the idea of
syllogikopoiisis, or incitement to partners to become members of a collectivity, or the
promotion of the idea of creating new groups, or strengthening existing self-organized
structures or inventing new .
In any case, however, the Federation hoped both to support, upgrade and enhance the
function and action of partners and groups involved in this and to become a reference
point for all competitors.
We know that the federation started its existence as a minority (organizational)
tendency within the movement, but it is certain that we will exhaust all possibilities to
work within synthetic and unifying space and movement in general. To this end, will seek
cooperation and collaboration with other sections of the site and the contact and
connection with those struggling parts of the society who are looking to organize their
resistance in political terms, but also the possibility of supporting pieces that are
... And thinking oriented society
The formation of the Anarchist Federation is an option to expose ourselves to our
comrades in the movement and in society at large. To draw the attention, imagining rather
than a political narcissism but with some kind of auto-suggestion in order to set up more
solid our positions and the project. All this under the voluntary and lawful pressure of
engagement between ourselves and especially to the world of production, the exploited and
oppressed to which we also belong.
The practice by example and propaganda of these imperatives we consider to be one of the
best tools a political movement aimed at the adoption by the widest possible social
segments. The objective that reaches even the ambition to become a federation of political
expression vector and organization of all the exploited.
Do not forget that our debt is filing a revolutionary proposal that will be aimed at
both global and universal overthrow the existing but secondly and outlining our vision of
a free and self-managed society. Moreover, a factor that can lead to a potentially
revolutionary situation is precisely the existence of a collective vision for a new
society, which is absent today, and is one of the main shortcomings of the movement. As
indeed and Kropotkin: '' No destruction of the dominant world order is possible if at the
time of rollover or the race leading to the overthrow, there is live inside the mind the
idea of what will replace the one that has to be destroyed ' '.
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