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(en) alas barricadas: Breed CDRs and you will get your eyes out ": reflections, about how some anquistas fell their own grave, through the experience of Bulgaria (ca, it) [machine translation]

Date Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:13:47 +0300

The Defense Committees of the Republic (CDR) are the most radical expression of transversal independentism and seem to have stolen the role of the National Assembly of Catalonia (ANC) in the case of street mobilization. Its character, in principle, more anchored to the left with respect to the latter (although this is true only in some of its expressions, especially metropolitan) has enthusiastically exerted sectors of the libertarian movement that have decided to participate , accusing the critics of "ideological purism", to be isolated in an "ivory tower", appearing as anarchists of "hands rubbing" with real contradictions in order to move forward. All this is just ideological discourses to justify what is unjustifiable and they are not part of the typical song that historically has used reformism to put an end to all the spark that could lead to a revolutionary fire.

Let's go back a little: the current CDRs were born, initially, as "Referendum Defense Committees" in order to guarantee the opening of the polling stations on October 1, 2017, in the face of the threat of thousands of national police officers and civilian guards deployed in Catalonia, and from other areas of the State, in order to avoid it by force. This is where the participation of anarchists, and other minority sectors of the revolutionary left, began in these inter-class genesis structures. And this is where I would like to ask a question: The repressive threat of a fascist state, and Spanish is by so much a democratic make-up that is put, necessarily justifies participation in inter-class structures?

The story of Bulgarian anarchism, as explained by South African colleague Michael Schmidt in "Bulgarian anarchy in arms," shows us the opposite: In 1941 Bulgaria, ruled by Tsar Boris III, had allied with the Nazis Germans who, as a result, stationed their troops in the national territory. Faced with the occupation of the country, a sector of the Socialists, the Communists and even the fascists of the "Zveno" movement (opposed to the invasion of the German Nazis due to their Bulgarian ultranationalism) parked their differences and created the "Front of the Homeland "that initiated a" war of guerrillas "against the German Nazis, through its armed arm" Rebel Army of National Liberation. " The Anarchist-Communist Federation of Bulgaria (FACB), which had an important social implantation, opted for a different strategy: it decided to wage war against the German Nazis and the Bulgarian fascists and not join the interclassist "In front of the Fatherland", although he helped him "from outside" successfully culminating in the insurgency of September 9, 1944 against the Nazi forces stationed in Bulgaria.

The reality was complex, and we would lack more concrete information on how this two-frontal struggle of the guerrilla movement was developed, but what is clear is that the Nazi threat was not enough reason for the Bulgarian anarchists to renounce the its revolutionary approaches, or to ideally embrace interclassism much less to integrate it organically. This was no excuse, let alone, stop fighting as has been seen (and here I have to point out the anarchist initiatives that, without participating in transversal independentism, manifested the days before the 1st of October against the police presence or the resistance of anarcho-syndicalist sectors in the Port of Barcelona). How can it be then that, in a situation that, although worrying, was not so extreme, much of the minority Catalan anarchist movement would integrate organically into mass structures of our own native version of the "Front of the Fatherland "? In this case, they have been dragged by the progressive right-wingization of the Independentist Left (the main defender and impeller of these structures) that represents the hegemony of "Poble Lliure", an organization from the MDT that, in its At the moment, he was also a defender of the "Patriotic Front"?

But we see how the experience of Bulgarian interclassist patriotism ended in order to get the relevant lessons: in the end the insurrection of September 9, 1944, succeeded and, with the help of the Soviet Army, Going to Bulgaria, a government chaired by Kimon Georgiev ... leader of the fascist movement Zveno! And with the support of the Communists! Grancharoff called this aberration "the unity between National Socialism and Communism" (after all, the difference between fascists and Nazis is in shades) that was dedicated to repressing the anarchists, the workers' movement and, what It is more significant, to political and social sectors that had previously supported the "Front of the Homeland". "Crow ravens and they will take your eyes": the Bulgarian experience shows how the fact that the left, and in our case sectors of the anarchist movement in Catalonia, give oxygen to the interclass is only a double-stranded weapon will return as a boomerang against who has participated in its launch.

Some "hyperventilated" independentists, whom some of the fellow players make up the game, will surely answer that Bulgaria has expelled the invader while maintaining national sovereignty, willing to pay if its terrible price in Catalonia is needed, for surely, they will not be who pay the consequences. Before that, it must be said that the "Front of the Homeland" as it was constituted was only one of the possibilities in which the resistance could be configured and that a "Revolutionary Front", which Zveno had excluded, could also To have been a solid alternative and thus force the latter to position themselves or with the German Nazis or undertake the solo struggle as did the anarchists, although with a totally different ideological and practical sense.

In short: the threat of an explicitly fascist state such as Espanyol does not justify meeting commonly with the "wolf-dressed wolf" of interclassist independentism. The experience of Bulgarian companions of anarchists exemplifies this.

Stateless soul

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