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(en) France, Anarchist journal, Alternative libertaire #190 - Uruguayan Anarchist Federation: A cornerstone of anarchism in South America - fifty years of struggle (fr, it) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 16 Jan 2010 17:42:15 +0200

Alternative libertaire December 2009 ---- Spotlight ---- Editorial: Christine's mother bawd ---- Copenhagen Summit: Is there really cause for hope? ---- "National Identity" smacks of fascism and false debate -- Struggles -- Undocumented: the movement is spreading Unemployment and job insecurity:'re ringing the alarm bell ---- The Post went on strike, it has everything to gain ---- France Telecom: Facing the denial, the offensive Facs: Do not lock it on the blocks ---- 6th Congress: FSU soon housed at M? ---- Morbihan: Based union becomes autonomous ---- Antiracism ---- Burqa: The theological and political issues before any -- Response lay: And Breakfast White becomes brown -- Reflection: To end racism Social ---- Accommodation: squattons the Marchioness! ---- Tribute: Eladio Villanueva (Spanish CGT) will be missed ---- Ten years of struggle neighborhoods in Toulouse: Hands Off tripod

Colombia: imperialism has thick skin
Amy Goodman: Democracy Now! or the invention of participatory journalism
Brazil: desire as a revolutionary weapon
Antilles: the smokescreen of the referendum
Uruguay: FAU, a cornerstone of anarchism in South America

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Uruguayan Anarchist Federation: A cornerstone of anarchism in South America

The Uruguayan Anarchist Federation has crossed over fifty years of struggle, including under the dictatorship. His political experience and practice is a reference for other libertarian communist organizations in the subcontinent.

With hundreds of activist - therefore figure in a country of 3.5 million inhabitants - the Uruguayan Anarchist Federation (FAU) is the leading anarchist communist organization in Latin America, and its influence in the libertarian movement Continental is far from negligible. Founded in October 1956 by trade unionists, students, activists neighborhoods and Spanish anarchists in exile, FAU had to go underground in 1957 and face severe repression after the coup of 1973. Involved in armed struggle against the dictatorship in the movement of Tupamaros, FAU nevertheless maintained a requirement libertarian avoiding drift vanguard army, and assuming that it was the popular mass action which was to overthrow the dictatorship. The end of dictatorship in 1985 saw the legalization of the FAU, which held its seventh congress in March 1986.

Today FAU continues to work both politically and socially well-established neighborhoods, through its Ateneos, places develop cultural initiatives, but also to link different barriales luchas (struggles districts) by combining ad hoc basis Unions, collectives of people or students. Thus in October, during the referendum on the repeal of the amnesty law of former torturers, the important ateneo-Carlos Molina, Montevideo, was clearly in favor of yes - while stressing that it s 'acted as a step in the fight against impunity. While the not won, but about 58% of Montevideans voted for the repeal of the ley de caducidad.
Active in trade unionism

The libertarian communists are very invested in the PIT-CNT, the Central Association of hegemony in this small country. We are also involved in the sanitation workers' union, the UCRUS. For example, they were active during the 2008 strike against the privatization policy of the Municipality of Montevideo. Finally, students linked to the FAU regularly attend coordination control, where they play a role.

FAU plays a major role in the development of the current communist libertarian in Latin America. Its theoretical basis and practical is the especifismo, a mode of organization which roughly corresponds to that in the West called "flat-Formism - including AL, inter alia, is escape. She particularly supported the creation of the FAG (southern Brazil) since its inception. It is also the initiative ELAOPA a meeting of social organizations in Latin America (see Alternative libertarian June 2009). The next ELAOPA take place elsewhere in Uruguay.

FAU, which publishes a monthly magazine, Solidarity, and has its own printing, inspires great respect by its history and its mass work. Today more than ever, she plays a bit role as a training platform that cross many activists across Latin America.

Ghislain (AL Marseille)

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