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- Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 15:09
- Written by French AF
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Founded May 23, 2011 in Cairo, in the heart of the Egyptian revolution, The Socialist Libertarian Movement, not content to effectively participate in the wave that would take away Mubarak and the government, continued to fight and grow, refusing to leave the street and power in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
On the basis of a draft of a classless society, free of state and capitalism, Egyptian comrades took an active part in the recent demonstrations opposing the president Morsi, through, inter alia, an Egyptian black bloc that did not hesitate to confront the police.
Several activists from The Socialist Libertarian Movement were arrested during these days of rioting and produced before the courts. Wednesday, January 23, at a public meeting in Alexandria court, the police in charge of monitoring the room suddenly charged the crowd without reason (beatings and arrests). Among the 31 people arrested, four comrades of The Social Libertarian Movement. These comrades are:
They are accused of conspiracy for action of vandalism, destruction of public property and use of violence against members of the police. They are all active members of MSL and are still imprisoned, waiting for a judgment as motive that their release may cause a disturbance of public order.
The Anarchist Federation gives its full support to the Egyptian Socialist Libertarian Movement in the struggle against oppression, whatever form it takes and express its solidarity with the comrades arrested and detained under arbitrary pretexts.
As well as the MSL, the Anarchist Federation accuses the Egyptian Ministry of Interior to abuse power and revenge the Egyptian anarchists and to be being behind these arrests the fascist government of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Despite the crackdown in Egypt as everywhere, our struggle will continue until the abolition of the state and capitalism!
French Anarchist Federation, February 4, 2013.
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- Published on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:30
- Written by FAit
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The National Congress of the FAI, reunited in Milan, expresses its solidarity with the Greek comrades who in recent days have been violently attacked by the police Hellenic. We have seen evacuation of Villa Amalias and Skaramaga, historical squat symbol of the Athenian movement and the arrest of hundreds of solidarity that had reoccupied the building of Villa Amalias.
The anarchist movement in Greece has built up, in recent years, a strong response from the bottom up for the ruthless raid conducted against the workers.
A response made with direct actions, reappropriation of physical spaces, organizing popular assemblies in neighborhoods, self-management in the workplace. A response that refuses whatever form of delegation that imprison the will to change this system that shows every day, his limitations. A response that has been able to gather around if 'tens of thousands of people, workers, students, unemployed, Greeks and immigrants, because the fight is all the exploited, whatever their origin. An answer that scares the bosses and the state not only because it shows that there is an alternative to social atomization, alienation and exploitation but that this alternative is needed now more than ever.
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- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:10
- Written by Federation for anarchist organizing (FAO), Slovenia
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No discrimination, they are all finished!
Last few days have seen history crashing down on us in full force. Revolt in Maribor initiated what few had imagined was possible: people self-organized and pushed their local sheriff to the corner, then finally forced him to flee in disgrace. This was the spark that ignited a wider revolt against the political-economic elite and the whole capitalist system. We do not possess a crystal ball to tell what follows, but what we are certain of is that we can expect nothing from romanticizing and naiveté, yet a lot from organization and courage.
From below to the top and from periphery to the center
As protests spread throughout the country they grew into a wider revolt against the ruling elite and existing order. People of each region are creatively using their own local dialects to articulate the same message to the politicians: you are all finished. The decentralized character of the revolt is among the key aspects of events so far. The other is the fact that the whole process up until this point remains completely bottom-up in character; there are no leaders doing the organizing, just the people that are not being represented by anyone. In order to defend this solidarity among people and block the recuperation of the revolt from the hand of the political class, it is exactly this decentralization that we need to defend, promote and strengthen!
Police everywhere, justice nowhere to be seen
Police brutality on the protests should come as no surprise. What is surprising are all the illusions on police joining us. It is true that the police are not the primary target of this revolt and that the clash between police and protesters is not its final and only horizon. What people are targeting in this conflict is the capitalist and political class and the system as a whole. Yet it is also absolutely true that the police are not our allies and due to their role in the system can never and nowhere be allies of this revolt. Let us remind ourselves: police is a part of the repressive apparatus of state. Its structural function is to defend the existing order and interests of the ruling class. It does not matter how exploited the individuals in uniforms may be! While they follow orders from their superiors they remain policemen and policewomen. When they stop doing so, they can become a part of a revolt.