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(en) sicilia libertaria: Counterattack in order not to suffer - FAS - The manifesto for a program of struggle (ca, de, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sat, 20 Mar 2021 09:34:51 +0200

The Sicilian Anarchist Federation in February drew up and put into circulation an important manifesto in which it analyzes the phase we are going through, and defines essential operational proposals for the re-aggregation of a front of struggle that relaunches anti-capitalist conflict and planning. ---- The manifesto "For a free and supportive society"denounces the class character of the pandemic crisis, with large companies and the market trying to make the most of by charging "families left to themselves, supported only by widespread solidarity". Governments are committed to saving the existing order that the escalation of the crisis could shake; they spread fear and insecurity in the population by distributing a minimum of resources to "avoid the ignition of dangerous outbreaks of revolt", but they guarantee stock and stock market speculations: what matters is the economic recovery and the growth of GDP, for which they are aimed instruments such as the Recovery fund and the Mes; the entrustment to Mario Draghi of the leadership of the Italian executive is there to prove it.

But the situation we are experiencing is the poisoned fruit of the aggression against nature inherent in capitalism, for which "Not a simple ecological reconversion is needed today, but a change of productive and social paradigm, of an economy that finds foundation in nature and on a human scale, of a society based on mutual support and self-government. "

Rather than "radically questioning our development model, the public debate is all aimed at restoring the previous conditions, the very ones that threw us into this cul de sacand they are jeopardizing the future of the younger generations. " It is no coincidence that public debt and assets, two issues that could contribute to a serious turnaround, continue to be real taboos: "Public debt will grow immeasurably to face the emergency, common sense should suggest that at this moment it would be appropriate: first, not to continue to borrow and to find the necessary funds from internal resources - taxation of accumulated wealth, fight against tax evasion, cut unnecessary expenses, starting with military ones and for large harmful works, activation of an economic circuit on a local scale through alternative instruments of exchange; second, to distribute the burden of debt so as to make those who have the most pay more, through the introduction of a capital or an adequate taxation that affects large and medium fortunes; third, to re-discuss once and for all the very existence of the debt in order to achieve its cancellation "since" over the last thirty years it has been repaid abundantly with interest ".
The economic system is focusing on ecological and digital conversion; but, according to the Fas, if the development model is not changed, these are only palliatives and also tools for greater social control. We must not be deceived: states and governments, causes of disasters and inequalities, are certainly not the most suitable subjects to face a crisis that their actions have caused; their protagonism is essentially aimed "to protect privileges and hierarchies, to perpetuate existing economic and financial structures."

The manifesto therefore indicates an alternative path for "the landing towards a liberated society. Let's call it the society of degrowth, subsistence, care, buen vivir,it is not a nominal question, it is fundamental that this society faces the ecological emergency and concretizes more and more spaces of freedom and forms of equality. To achieve this, a decision-making process must be activated that starts from the bottom through assemblies in the neighborhood, in the country and in the workplace, up to embracing ever wider areas on a regional, national and international level; a process that applies the principles of direct democracy, rotation and revocability of offices. Privileged tools for waging ever deeper and more determined struggles must be: strikes, even upside down, following the example of those carried out by the peasant movement after World War II; blocking of harmful and harmful activities; occupations of productive activities to turn them to the collective good. "

"To begin with, it will be necessary to build a broad mobilization capable of maintaining its own autonomy of direction that puts specific demands at the center and prefigures an overcoming of the market economy. Here are some schematic and immediate proposals to be put in place:

Tackling the pandemic emergency: strengthening primary care and home care in the first instance; making individual protection tools, clinical examinations, treatments and tampons available to all and free of charge; rethinking the reorganization of the health system on a territorial basis, with management autonomy at community and municipal level; entrusting the management of refreshments to communities and local authorities so that they can draw on diversified resources, promote concrete forms of solidarity and envision a reorganization of the local economy in a mutualistic sense.
Launch a campaign that immediately results in a reduction and distribution of working hours;
Support and implement natural, local and proximity agriculture that bans harmful products and techniques (pesticides, GMOs, over-exploitation of the soil), which does not resort to industrial logic and reacquires a dimension of respect and complementarity with the environment and living beings that inhabit it;
Create forms of distribution of goods linked to a limited territory that contrast large organized distribution and any form of consumerism;
Redevelop the territory and the environment by addressing hydrogeological degradation, soil consumption, pollution and banning major works;
Operate the collective management of water and the waste service. Guaranteed water supply for all and able to meet the needs of clean and compatible agriculture; implementation of a separate waste collection that aims at recycling and reuse on the zero waste model;
To achieve an effective, safe, interconnected mobility, accessible to anyone and compatible with the well-being of the ecosystem; to this end allow the enhancement of ecological vehicles and collective participation in projects for the development and adaptation of mobility systems;
Oppose military spending, the policies of militarization of the territories, the production and trade of armaments, the military presence in the various global areas subject to imperialist strategies, to allocate the enormous resources saved to essential and vital areas for the population;
Free oneself from the myths of industrialization, development and growth, unsustainable for the environment, for human beings, for the future of societies;
Promote horizontal, assembly forms of organization, under the banner of direct action and from a federalist point of view, to develop a unitary movement from below that welcomes the existing struggle experiences to jam the system and lay the foundations for a real change of the present . "
The manifesto of the Fas represents an opportunity to open a vast debate between realities and subjects aware of the urgencies of the moment and interested in activating a concrete movement of subversion of the present.

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