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(en) die plattform [Germany]: 5th congress of the platform: As a federation we move forward together! (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:23:03 +0300
The fifth federation congress of the anarcho-communist platform took place in the
Ruhr metropolis of Dortmund from September 10th to 12th. The congress thus
returned to the location of the very first platform congress after the last
federation congresses in Trier, Berlin and online. ---- Various key topics could
be discussed over the course of the three well-filled days of the congress, to
which delegates and members of all local groups of the platform traveled. For
example, there were working groups on the federation's perspective on the
battlefields of anti-fascism and trade union work. In addition, a whole day was
used to deal with acute questions from the practice of the local groups and the
structure of the federation. We have come much closer to drawing up our public
policy program. The systematic feminist reflection on the federation structures
that began last year was also continued with an evaluation of the work carried
out over the past six months. The discussion culture was always characterized by
mutual respect and the shared awareness of
We spent the evenings in a cozy atmosphere and having relaxed conversations with
one another. Previous contacts and friendships could be intensified again over
the course of the weekend, but many new contacts were also made. We attach
enormous importance to these experiences, because they weld us together as
revolutionaries: inside and motivate us to put our shared vision into practice in
the struggles from below.
The many greetings that we received from various parts of the world from friendly
organizations of our current were also motivating. At this point the greetings
from our French and Belgian comrades in the Union Communiste Libertaire ( UCL )
and our Latin American comrades in the Latin American Anarchist Coordination (
CALA ) are documented:
"Dear comrade: inside,
We warmly greet you to your official founding congress! We are happy to see that
you have grown since 2019, and we hope that this Congress will strengthen you
We know that you now have five local groups, in just two years of construction
this seems to be a very good sign for the future and shows that your work is on a
good foundation. In a context where most European organizations are struggling to
renew and grow, this is a strong signal that you are sending out and that we hope
will help us strengthen our entire current! We are happy that we can work with
you on international issues, and we also really appreciate the work you are doing
on the video and graphics level (with beautiful stickers!), Which seems to be
more than important to us at the moment!
In these difficult times, which are marked by pandemics, increasing fascism and
racism, ecological upheavals and the withdrawal of the rights of women and gender
minorities, we want to be by your side more than ever in the fight for the
emancipation of our class. We agree that it is important to intervene within the
social movements and the opposing forces that are the unions and federations of
the specific struggles, but also that it is sometimes difficult to figure out how
to intervene. You will undoubtedly succeed.
As the beating heart of our current in Germany, your organization and your
dynamism are also a great source of hope for the rebuilding of a real libertarian
communist international in Europe. We look forward to seeing you in real life
and, if possible, in other groups on our network.
Long live free communism! Long live your organization!
L'Union Communiste Libertaire (France and Belgium) "
"The Latin American Anarchist Coordination would like to congratulate the
comrades of the platform on their congress and we hope that it will be a useful,
thoughtful and constructive moment for all of you.
At a difficult moment that the oppressed people of this world are going through,
the news of the building of an anarchist political organization and the certainty
that we are comrades in this project, this idea, allies in building a new world
must be celebrated , motivates us and becomes fuel for the struggles and for the
resistance and solidarity between people from different regions.
We are present in many parts of the world and we will be in many more. This is a
fruit of our work, our political articulation, coordination and our collective
South America, Central and North America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Middle East and
Europe. We are part of the history of the struggles from below, in every little
part of the world.
A big hug to all of you!
Fight! Build up! Countervailing power from below!
Up with those who fight!
Anarchist Federation of Uruguay (fAu)
Anarchist Federation of Rosario ( FAR )
Brazilian Anarchist Coordination ( CAB ) "
A new name
With this congress we were finally able to put a long-cherished goal into
practice. For a long time we have considered the suffix "anarcho-communist
organization" to be out of date in view of the development of the platform into a
federation, in which the local groups represent the basis of work and decisions.
With the end of this congress we will therefore appear on all levels as "the
platform - anarcho-communist federation". Even if it may seem like a small step,
as an anarchist: inside it carries with it an important, historical meaning for
us. With this step we are proud to be able to connect to historical traditions
and continuities of anarchism.
In the course of this change, our logo has also received a little refresh.
All in all, we can look back on an exhausting but successful fifth federation
congress, which strengthens our structure and motivates and enables us to
intensify the work for the self-organization of the oppressed and the build-up of
countervailing power from below in the coming months and years. This cannot be
separated from the further development of our federation and the expansion of our
anchoring in even more cities and regions.
In this sense:
Long live the anarcho-communist federation! Long live the platform! Moving
forward together to liberal communism!
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