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(en) France, Manifesto of the Union Communist Libertaire UCL - A social and popular anti-fascism (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 9 Aug 2019 07:42:01 +0300


We generally favor social movements as instruments of change and action on reality. In the field of antifascism, they can have an essential role of containment and alternative. ---- Demonstration after the murder of Clément Méric by neo-Nazis, June 6, 2013. ---- cc Quentin Benmahdi ---- Fascism can not be reduced to the historical experiences embodied by Mussolini and Hitler. In forms adapted to our time, fascism can continue to present itself as a modern political "solution". ---- Fascism is an ideology that claims to hybridize social and national discourse. It is linked to the formation of a "revolutionary right" that challenges the bourgeois democratic ideology, the Enlightenment rationalism. Fascism is thus seen as "revolutionary", but serves the interests of the bourgeoisie by breaking popular struggles, seen as a threat against "national unity". It puts forward the nation presented as an organism that should be purified of domestic enemies that are in his eyes minorities, foreigners and foreigners, but also the subversive elements, inducing a racist vision, but also misogynistic and LGBTIphobe. It is finally a speech assigning an identity to a territory.

Falsely anticapitalist, this ideology defends the economic order, the private property of the means of production and the profit motive. She opposes industrial capitalism, national, considered "genuine" financial capitalism, arbitrarily separated, and amalgamated to Jews and Jewish by the antisemitic discourse. It serves to protect the bourgeoisie. It accepts the role of banks willingly, since they finance it.

Fascism wants to mobilize the masses
In the practice of power, fascism is a mode of government that practices state terrorism associated with a strategy of terror carried out by armed gangs whose impunity is assured. It seeks to mobilize massively the population in the street to impose its views, to break the legislative and constitutional locks likely to hinder, and muzzle its opponents - the labor movement, feminist, minorities and progressive or democratic organizations.

If it possesses an autonomous dynamic like movement and ideology, fascism plays a role of last resort to maintain the privileges of the possessing minority. It is for this reason that the majority of the bourgeoisie has always supported fascism against the workers' movement in times of crisis, according to the phrase "Rather Hitler than the Popular Front".

Based on this observation, we affirm that the fight against fascism is an absolute necessity. Far from being a secondary aspect of the class struggle, this struggle is a question of survival for the dynamics of emancipation in times of crisis.

A strategy based on social movements
We generally favor social movements as instruments of change and action on reality. In the field of antifascism, they can have an essential role of containment and alternative.

A strike, a feminist mobilization, a struggle for housing, the defense of public services and public transport are not necessarily anti-fascist. But, implicitly, by pursuing objectives of collective emancipation, they stand in the way of the extreme right.

Firstly because they occupy the social ground, and designate shareholders, landlords, landlords and bosses as the real ruling classes. Secondly, because they provide other values: class solidarity rather than national solidarity ; mutual help rather than resentment and hatred ; the desire for individual and collective emancipation rather than attachment to the traditional order ; collective responsibility rather than the cult of the leader ...

It is fundamental to guarantee the anti-racist nature of these struggles, their openness to each and every one regardless of their origin, on pain of seeing the fascists seek to gain a foothold there to orient them in a nationalist sense. However, if social struggles create a conducive political climate, they are not enough, in themselves, to stop fascism.

A specific fight against the extreme right
There is a specific anti-fascist fight to fight: ideological, political, militant. It is necessary to refuse the trivialization of the reactionary theses, to counter-argue, to unmask the counterfeiters. We must organize the self-defense of our spaces, our struggles, our neighborhoods, in the face of fascist aggression.

We are partisan and in favor of the broadest unity, but on a clear basis, both humanistic and classy. Social and popular anti-fascism must go beyond the republican professions of faith on the one hand and affinity and counter-cultural activism on the other.

For our part, we opt for an anti-fascism that is not limited to opposing the "official" extreme right , but that fights against all policies - police, liberticide and racism - that open the way for it.

http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Un-antifascisme-social-et-populaire
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