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(en) France, Manifesto of the UCL - An open approach (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Thu, 1 Aug 2019 09:35:30 +0300


We are partisans of self-organization and direct democracy, restive and restive in this respect to the cult of unanimity as to a summary spontaneity. We know that these concerns may meet those of other "schools" of socialism. ---- UCL does not claim to become, by itself, the alternative to capitalism. ---- cc Mathieu Colloghan ---- The libertarian communism that we promote is part of a long history, that of anti-authoritarian socialism and which has its roots in the First International. It essentially inherits decades of struggles, analyzes, strategic challenges to the libertarianclass struggle. It is in this one that is the main political incarnation of this socialism that we are inscribing ourselves.
It has nothing to do with an individualism that would deny the antagonism of classes and the need for collective action to upset the order of the world. The appropriation, the socialization and the self-management of the means of production are our agenda to put an end to capitalism. We reject bourgeois politics, and our intervention can only be decidedly extra-parliamentary. The "dictatorship of the proletariat", Leninism and the experiences of so-called "socialist" countries are not part of our history.

However, we do not claim any monopoly. Various organizations and existing groupings claim to be a libertarian filiation. We are for the debate, so that the forces are pooled as often as possible, without denying the specificities of each. The same desire for confrontation and unity leads us to reject sectarianism among all the forces that genuinely fight against capitalism and other systems of domination.

Refuse sectarianism
We are partisans of self-organization and direct democracy, restive and restive in this respect to the cult of unanimity as to a summary spontaneity. We know that these concerns may meet those of other "schools" of socialism. Since the second half of the XX thcentury, especially after May 68, the Communist libertarian current has been able to open up to experiences, to look at current with which it shares common features and even integrate the positive achievements.

Thus we think that a dialogue is always possible and desirable with the different revolutionary currents, of Marxist or anarchist origins.

If we reject the statist illusions conveyed by Marxist currents and theories, libertarians have largely drawn, like Bakunin in his time, and without fetishisation, in the materialist and dialectical thought synthesized notably by Marx. It continues to occupy a singular place for those who want to change the world. Especially when it does not go astray in economic over-determination. For us, there is neither destiny nor fate: it is all of us who, through our action, make history.

Tap to the best sources
We draw more widely from the currents that work for the emancipation of all. By making concrete experimentation, our current has been able to adopt the revolutionary trade unionist practice: trade union and workers' democracy, the sense of strike, the role of self-managing animators and leaders of struggle, strategy of counter-powers ...

Similarly, on ecology, feminism, anticolonialist and anti-racist struggles, our analyzes evolved in contact with militant currents, struggles and very real resistance. Above all else, it is by immersing ourselves in the heart of these struggles and resistances that we will avoid sclerosing ourselves, shriveling ourselves on a narrow doctrinal meadow.

This is why we are part of a dual approach:

develop our libertarian current "class struggle" ;
contribute to the emergence of a vast anti-capitalist and self-management movement, necessarily unitary.
The Libertarian Communist Union does not pretend to become alone, relying on its own forces, the alternative to capitalism. It would be not only pretentious but also dangerous to believe or pretend otherwise. Rejecting all sectarianism and isolationism, we want to be one of the unifying forces for the revolutionary movement and the workers' movement.

In periods of recoil, the unity of all and all the anti-capitalist, the opening to the social movement, allow solidarity in the face of repression and a state machine that hunts down revolutionaries.

In periods of rising struggles, this unity promotes and amplifies the action of revolutionaries against those who fight the break with the old world. But this unity must not hide our ideological or strategic divergences that will inevitably assert themselves in a revolutionary period.

Become a political force that counts
This open approach aims to materialize a mass force, which will weigh on a very large scale in society, helping the multiplication of counter-powers and preparing the conditions for the revolutionary break. This means prioritizing interventions on the social ground at the base of society, linking anti-patriarchal, ecologist, anti-racist and labor struggles with a self-management perspective. A politico-social movement, and not a new party.

New actions are needed to allow the expression and organization of the rebellions of the base of society. We want to actively contribute to it because these common practices will allow the necessary answers to the threats of the far right and the illusions conveyed by the "left" of government. We want to become tomorrow a major political force, which gives the current libertarian "class struggle" a base with the broad masses, and this in a revolutionary movement, part of a refounded and renewed workers' movement.

http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Une-demarche-ouverte
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