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(en) France, Manifesto of the Union Communist Libertaire UCL - A strategy based on social (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]struggles and self-organization

Date Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:20:37 +0300


Only the direct struggles at the grassroots can impose real transformations contrary to capitalist interests. We oppose a strategy of social struggles driving changes to the social-democratic strategy of transformations effected from state institutions by political parties. ---- General Assembly in Jussieu during the movement against the first job contract (CPE), in 2006. ---- cc Thibautcho ---- The actors and actresses, the decision-makers and decision-makers of these transformations are not therefore the political leaders or the militant minorities, but the workers, the students and the high school students, the population, enrolling in mass movements without elitism. ---- The self-management of struggles, the power of the general assemblies, their democratic co-ordination, are the necessary condition for all to be able to fulfill this role of collective decision-maker. Multiple experiences have demonstrated the validity of direct democracy through self-management.

A self-management animation of the struggles
Activists can provide decisive assistance in triggering and leading mass struggles. We promote a self-management concept of the role of animator and animator of the struggles. Often placed in an active situation - organizers, spokespersons, coordinators, mandated - the self-management intervention is necessarily contradictory since it tends, at the same time, to the self-direction of movements by those who struggle, to speak out by all, and to collective empowerment. This living dialectic is necessary. It can make it possible to avoid two pitfalls: that of dirigisme and that of spontaneism.

Workers' autonomy, and more broadly that of all social movements, is necessary for this affirmation of the social base as a subject controlling its struggles. Autonomy with respect to state institutions and employers' powers. Autonomy compared to any form of external direction. But also creative autonomy: in the struggles of today, we prepare the society of tomorrow !

Social struggles are not limited to those that workers lead in business. The overall questioning of the system also involves other self-managed mass mobilizations: those on our places of study, unemployed, unemployed and precarious, the struggles on the habitat, the environment, the ecological fight, the women's rights, the fight against racism ...

Against the avant-garde temptations
In such a conception of social struggles, we give priority, not to ideological radicalism, but to the possibility of mobilizing, making act, collectively debate important fringes of the dominated classes.

A self-management revolution can not be built without the affirmation of a massive will of society for it. The impact of our struggles today on the collective consciousness will of course depend on our ability to develop self-management practices and alternatives to a mass level.

With this in mind, we will fight all avant-garde temptations, with minorities calling themselves grassroots representatives and despising or instrumentalizing collective frameworks. It is initially a question of building massive movements, while proposing to overcome their own limits (isolation, corporatism ...) and supporting self-management orientations.

This does not mean the condemnation of any minority action, but it means that any minority action must be part of an enlargement perspective at a mass level.

Awareness through experience
The capitalist system has an immense capacity to recover, then to question at a later date all that power relations can impose on it. In spite of this, we affirm that the struggles of demands - whose objectives are not, by definition, revolutionary - can lead to the massive mobilization of the exploited and allow for the awareness and the concrete experiments of self-organization carrying ruptures anticapitalist .

In the same way alternative realizations, cooperatives and self-managed associative activities can bring about a global questioning of the society, if they know how to keep in touch with the workers, the population, the class struggle.

Our strategy includes short and long term demands, our objective is to improve the material conditions of existence of all and all by aiming at the advent of libertarian communism.

http://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Une-strategie-fondee-sur-les-luttes-sociales-et-l-auto-organisation
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