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(en) France, SOCIALISME LIBERTAIRE: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, LET'S END IT! (ca, de, fr, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]
Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:28:37 +0200
"The international media and politicians from various political camps
all have diverse and varied positions regarding the current war between
the State of Israel and the Gaza Strip (proto-state or state, in
practice, it is little of difference). ---- Let's be clear! If these are
conflicts between states, then that is not our problem. If states could
all self-destruct, that would be a very good thing. Except that that's
never what it's about: wars between states are above all a project with
and against populations. It is also the war of the capitalists with and
against the workers. They are using us against us. Our ignorance is
The populations and workers of Gaza and Israel are subject, as
elsewhere, to capitalist exploitation and the domination of these states.
We want to annihilate capital and States, and not perpetuate them with
capitalist or statist solutions. The solution to these problems is social.
It is obvious that neither of the two protagonists is a social movement,
nor an emancipatory movement. So we do not support Israel or Gaza. We
support working people, wherever they are, against states and capital.
Obviously, states or proto-states will surround themselves with various
identity themes in order to create "unity" behind them. Nationalism or
theism are the identity tools of the two belligerents in order to
justify their actions.
Both claim to be legitimate regarding the territories defended. Both
believe themselves to be the chosen ones of "God". It is obvious to us
that those who live in a territory have every legitimacy to live there
without being forced by others. It is also obvious that as long as
capitalism and statism exist within these territories, no life can be
lived in peace. It is therefore obvious that the two belligerents do not
want peace for their populations. They in fact clearly want to
participate in the warlike competition between capital and States to
defend "their" territory to the detriment of the populations.
As for their "God"... murders, massacres and repression against
humans... their "God" allows everything to be justified... but as
Bakunin said: "If there is God, man is a slave; but man can and must be
free, therefore God does not exist. I challenge anyone to break out of
this circle; and now let's choose. "
The practices of the State of Israel and the (proto-) State of Gaza do
not respect the populations under their yoke. Only their authority
counts. Just look at the current government of Israel which imposes a
dictatorial policy, represses/ignores opposition movements within civil
society and in the occupied territories of the West Bank or the Gaza
Strip. We can see the imposition by Hamas of political rules within Gaza
and the repression against the population, including murders against
opponents. It is of course understood that the Israeli State is
generally the authority which made it possible to create this lamentable
situation (nakba, etc.), this with the help of blind Palestinians who do
not want to hear anything.
But, let's talk concrete. The Palestinian Authority obtains billions of
funding from local companies, Iran, Europe, Qatar and the USA. The
Israeli authority obtains billions of funding from local companies and
elsewhere. Capitalism works well in the occupied or Israeli territories.
The workers are well exploited, the bosses have extorted well. There is
a Palestinian and Israeli stock exchange, large companies are well
listed. The money that states collect through taxes is used variously to
manage the territories over which they have authority. They have their
armies, their militias, their police to maintain "order" within their
But what do the two authorities do with this type of tool?
Unsurprisingly, in fact, they threaten, they repress, they kill, inside
or outside the so-called legitimate "territory". Colonialism and
expansionism is a State practice of contempt for annexed populations. As
with the rest, this is not restricted to these two belligerent states.
This has been unacceptable for a long time and in many places.
We are all colonized by capitalism and statism, we are on planet earth
and some want their capitalism and statism. We want the abolition of
capitalist and statist colonization!
Those who refuse these annexations are considered "terrorists" by the
expansionists/settlers. And as "resisters" by those who are subject to
annexation. In fact, there is a bit of everything in those who refuse
these annexations, and we know that overall they are supporters of a
state. And who says "State", says "terrorism". Anarchists defend social
revolution and not political revolution. They defend social resistance
and not political (and therefore State) resistance.
Those who "resist" in Gaza are generally religious politicians who use
the "resistance" for political ends. In Israel, the politicians in power
are considered "terrorists" by part of the Palestinian population and
elsewhere. While others consider them to be "resisters" to the
oppression of "Palestinian" nationalists. Behind this dialectic there is
a truth. The politicians/military on both sides are contextually
"terrorists", because they carry state practices.
The only resistance with value is the Palestinian and Israeli
populations who have met regularly for years to denounce this
sectarianism. We will notably name "the anarchists against the wall" and
many companions on both sides who help each other and do not fall into
this territorial sectarianism.
What do we notice about politics? it is the identitarians who are in
power on both sides, both having fascist practices.
Does this mean that if it had been the progressive left it would have
been better? If we take, for example, France and Germany in 1914, we can
say that no, state practice makes you stupid.
As a quick aside, the recent assassinations of a professor in France or
of sports tourists in Belgium are also fascist acts. They want the
identitarians (right or left) to come to power, because they are their
friends in practice. The identitarians are satisfied that there is so
much hatred and nauseating acts. It is indeed a muddy ground on which
they strengthen themselves. The liberal republicans who have subsidies
for associations defending secularism, and who repeat the word
"republic" to us all over the place, should ask themselves the question
of knowing which side they are working for, when they divert from the money.
Anarchist federalism, and anarchist communism, is obviously the answer
to the problem of cohabitation on common territories and common needs.
But sometimes tradition is to perpetuate what hasn't worked for
millennia and start again and again. States follow one another and do
not change in any way the authoritarian practices for the populations
living there and surrounding them.
Let's abolish the colonization of our lives by states and capitalism!
Let's organize anarchy against the filthy massacres caused by supporters
of the State and their capitalism!»
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