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(en) alas barricadas - cnt catalunya: The rime returns to the city of Pisuerga. Communiqué of the Anarchist Group Cencellada (ca, it) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:17:56 +0200

After a series of debates and internal sharing from the Anarchist Group Cencellada we consider it necessary to resume our political activity in the particular territory we inhabit. Being aware of the changes, the current social problems and the continuously mobile political context in which we move, we continue with the need to work in the dissemination of anarchist ideas and in the attempt to put them into practice, since we understand that anarchists, their practices, their theories and their methods have much to say and contribute to society in an attempt to structurally transform everything that oppresses and limits us. ---- From the street to the parliament. Some considerations on the current political future ---- In recent years we have seen how, after a period of great activism and more widespread mobilizations animated from 15M, the various struggles have been channeled through the institutional route, emptying the streets. This pacification of struggles, both for the institutional recovery, as well as for a fatigue and exhaustion of repetitive dynamics, not insignificant, has generated a situation of discouragement and lethargy in the social movements in general.

The entrance to the institutions of diverse political projects more or less alternative has served to realize the limits of the machinery of the State. Even being an internal part of the machine, there are glass ceilings that are closed by institutional means and, as we already knew, they will not let them break . We are aware of the role of power as well as of its public institutions, which serve only to control those issues that we understand should be collective, horizontal and direct management. In our city, Valladolid, it is being seen as " the Town Hall of change"It does not have the capacity to solve all the needs of the neighborhood, generating a climate of discontent and disorientation because there are, in principle, no other alternatives, and also, making it difficult to create these based on fines, precariousness and encouraging" participation citizen "commercialized, elitist and not real.

With all this and after a couple of years marked by a trend towards social demobilization, in recent months an old claim has emerged that, even for a short period of time, has put in check an increasingly illegitimate Spanish state , at least, in one of its most important territories. We understand that the analysis of what happened in recent months in Catalonia does not correspond to us, but nevertheless, we do consider it necessary to try to understand its repercussions both in Valladolid and in the rest of the Castilian territory.

Without pretending the present communiqué is to make a deep and detailed analysis of this issue, we do want to highlight a significant fact: looking at the commotion with a little perspective, what beyond the Catalan territory is becoming clear is that they call "Spain" there is a latent conflict that has been dragging at least since the fall of the Franco regime and that can not be hidden. And is that the transition did not mean a break with the predecessor regime as the vast majority of the population claimed. At no time have responsibilities been purged or a reparation process fostered for all the atrocities suffered / committed during forty years of fascist dictatorship.

Beyond the horizon: life and the abyss

The social conjuncture that surrounds us has its roots in a verified civilizational crisis. We can go from scandal to scandal or take the road again for a habitable planet and for a free life. For this we have to face the vision of the decadent future plunged into a chaotic and destructive dynamic, caused by the unlimited expansion of capitalist value. Given this , the duty of the libertarian movement is to raise again utopias in which freedom and life are the center and make clear the impossible relationship between the sustainability of life and the current productivist logic that is maintained through the spoliation of the territories and the invisible work of historically female subjects.

Touched but not sunken

We want to reflect on the current situation of anarchism in the Peninsula, being aware of where we are coming from and where we are going, in an attempt to continue forming part of a libertarian movement that dialogues and adapts to the reality that it has to live in a self-affirming attempt of not giving up its basic principles.

After the last repressive attacks by the State to different collectives and anarchist individuals in the peninsular geography, our political movement has been persecuted and criminalized at a level that was not seen for some years, with a series of police operations that sought to deconstruct the existing political and affinity networks, besides generating social alarm and feeding the collective imaginary with the link 'anarchists-terror'. Being aware of the consequences it has had for the libertarian movement, and the response that has been given by it, we understand that anarchism is not at its best, although before these repressive operations it was not. In an attempt to adapt to the times, the different individuals and collectives have sought to reformulate their discourse by trying to access everyday problems, and trying to see how they can be approached from anarchist practice and thought. The realities of each territory are different and each particular situation has its own context in which to carry out its political struggle.

As anarchists, we continue to organize ourselves to carry out the social transformation we desire based on methods and ideas that we consider useful and necessary. We are aware of the situation in which we find ourselves and in what direction we want to direct our efforts and objectives. For this reason we continue working as an anarchist affinity group to provide from our particular vision some tools so that the root social change that we want is a bit more viable.

Valladolid. December 2017

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