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(en) France, UCL AL #324 - Politics, UCL campaign: It's not the president, it's society that needs to change! (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Sun, 20 Mar 2022 08:34:20 +0200

Our campaign will spread political anti-electoralism, not limited to electoral deadlines. It is not a question of calling for abstention, but of encouraging collective, united and concrete investments in the social field. "I don't delegate my power, I organize myself ". ---- During its federal coordination on December 4, 2021, UCL decided to focus its expression, as the presidential election approached, on three axes: ---- - Defend the urgency of ending capitalism, patriarchy, racism and the state. Environment, health, inequalities, etc., this repressive and authoritarian system is leading to our loss. And elections, by their nature and whatever the outcome, will not meet this need. To avoid economic, ecological and social catastrophe, we must radically change our social functioning. However, electoral campaigns are an anthology of " adjustments " of the system. Wanting to change politicians to change society is an illusion that diverts struggles and always postpones the construction of the necessary social revolution. To act in this direction is to go beyond the electoral horizon.

- Propagate the need to fight, to organize in counter-powers. Confidence in institutions is falling, as the strong trend towards high abstention rates attests to. On the other hand, this distrust of the system does not sufficiently translate into a commitment to social struggles.

Reclaiming the wealth produced
With the slogan "I do not delegate my power, I organize myself", we want to work to transform vain individual grudges into collective, solidary and concrete investments on the social ground. We need more collectives by investing in counter-powers: unions, feminist, anti-racist, environmentalist associations, but also solidarity and mutual aid collectives and associations. Organize the necessary social resistance and stimulate anti-capitalist and self-management practices.

- Popularize the project of a libertarian communist society. To fight, you still need to know why and have a social project. Ours is the opposite of the values of competition, individual success and hierarchy. It aims to get rid of economic, patriarchal and racist dominations. It is real democracy, justice, equality and social efficiency, in the face of the dictatorships of the market, of fascism or "of the proletariat". the summary. We will develop it through articles, public meetings. We are convinced that the need to reclaim the wealth produced and decide our own distribution - without the intermediary of the State and politicians - constitutes, at the heart of the electoral campaign, a dissonant word that can be heard.

This campaign will not be a call for abstention. The election of a far-right candidate cannot be ruled out. A fascist as head of state would be dramatic for the proletariat, and within it for racialized people, women and LGBTI people. Also, it seems important to us not to oppose those who individually wish to block the election of a facho to those who cannot bring themselves to choose between the plague and cholera.

Our campaign will spread political anti-electoralism, not limited to electoral deadlines. It aims first of all to reconnect with the spirit of the First International which affirmed that "the emancipation of the workers must be the work of the workers themselves".

Material (posters, stickers) will soon be available on the UCL online store, and public meetings will be organized in many cities. Don't hesitate to put your hand in the pot of glue !


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