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(en) Czech, OAFED: OAF activity in 2022 (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Thu, 19 Jan 2023 08:09:15 +0200

In a regular column, we publish a report on our activities for the past year. If you want to support us, we will be happy if you print out a leaflet informing about our activities and actively distribute it in the streets, schools or at concerts. ---- The Ostrava Anarchist Federation (OAF) was founded in autumn 2016 on the initiative of North Moravian anarchists (mainly from Ostrava, Frýdek-Místek, Ceský Tešín and Orlová). The main impetus for the creation of the OAF was the repression against the anarchist movement, which grew into political processes through the Phoenix case. This created a platform for better coordination of anarchist activities in the region. What were we doing in 2022? ---- Solidarity in the streets ---- At the beginning of the year, Vladimir Putin's fascist army invaded Ukraine. The OAF expressed solidarity with the victims of the war by picketing in front of Ostrava's town hall, and we then signed up for consistent antimilitarism on our website. Over time, unfortunately, some anarchists abandoned their anarchist positions and made the same mistake as the leaders of the CNT in 1936 - for the sake of the "lesser" evil, they "temporarily" put aside the revolutionary perspective and focused on the defeat of one state-forming structure at the cost of cooperation with another state-forming structure. Needless to say, it turned out to be a tragedy. Fortunately, these tendencies are rather in the minority within the International of Anarchist Federations, and we believe that the repression of Ukrainian anarchists by the Ukrainian government will eventually open the eyes of some anarchists. The OAF respects the often difficult decisions of our Ukrainian comrades and comrades who, under the pressure of the situation, are subject to compromises, but this is not a reason to celebrate these steps. By purchasing solidarity T-shirts, we supported anti-war saboteurs and deserters. The Ostrava group FNB also engaged in anti-war activities, which organized the Carrots instead of War event for war refugees in March.

In July we took part in the traditional Ostrava Pride, in October OAF pasted leaflets in the streets inviting the anarchist block of the Workers' Initiative as part of a trade union demonstration in Prague. At the same time, a Climate Camp organized by the collective Limity jsme we was taking place in the surroundings of Ostrava, which culminated in a march and occupation of the Ostrava coking plant. OAF actively supported Klimakemp. In November, we took part in a protest rally in front of the Polish consulate in Ostrava and the subsequent march. The event was planned on a day when neo-Nazis traditionally march alongside conservatives in Poland to celebrate Independence Day. In December, a long-time member left our ranks forever after serious health problems, for whom local activists organized a memorial concert.

Publication activities and theory

During the year, we actively reported mainly on anti-war sabotage in Russia and Ukraine. However, we also noticed other events in the world - we reported on the events in Lebanon, when people began to rob banks in response to the fact that their accounts were frozen, and we also drew attention to the newly created archive of anarchist stickers. In August, we commemorated the anniversary of the anarchist and educator Paul Robin. In May, we published a polemical text that was aimed inside the movement and tried to name the reasons why anarchism in the Czech Republic remains on the political sidelines.

What we need?

Do you want to join local anarchist groups and don't know how? There are many ways to get involved. From translating anarchist articles, organizing discussions and reporting events to initiating own community projects and helping exploited workers.

Ostrava Anarchist Federation (OAF)
oafed.noblogs.org oaf@riseup.net

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