IAF

Statement. Against the terror of the State and religion. Freedom for the people.

IFA

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In Rojava, the west Kurdistan, in Syrian territory, the Islamic State (Isis) attacked the city of Kobane, close to borders of Turkey, and the population is now facing the brutality of this authoritarian / obscurantist force.

Kurdistan, and other regions, is affected by violence the Islamic State (ISIS). The resistance of the people is admirable. These are the real forces of progress. There is, indeed, nothing to expect from military games in the United States, the European Union and regional powers. The various States involved are using the area as a battleground for their own strategy and to sell their weapons.

The role of the religious government of Turkey is crucial in the region. It prevents with violence the flow of refugee families then it leaves the Islamist fighters to Syria. So it is clear that Turkish government is effectively in war with the Kurdish people.

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War is the health of the State

In today´s world, as in the past, war is a necessity for states to establish domination over other parts of the planet, to unite their own populations behind them against an external enemy, to boost their own arms industries which are a growing part of their own economies. Increasingly, large corporations and financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank in conjunction with states like the USA, France, China, Russia etc. impose their economic domination through military force. Moreover the development of the nuclear power industry leads to a nuclear society of control and centralisation and a looming threat to human life and the environment. New technology (drones etc.) is used to kill more and more people and for increased State surveillance including the control of Fortress Europe's borders against immigrants from Africa.

The search for minerals for these industries increases the fight by the different power blocs to establish control over important sources of uranium, oil and other minerals.
War is intimately bound up with environmental destruction as with the defoliation of the jungle during the Vietnam War and the huge environmental damage with the bombing of oil refineries during the Gulf Wars.

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Anti-Election campaign

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IFA anti-Election - European Elections

The European elections are taking place in the context of increasing austerity. Every day we are subjected to the effects of the crisis brought about by global capitalist transformation. Governments, states and supranational structures, such as the European Community, deny rights and attack living conditions, acquired in years of struggle, in order to prop up capitalism and ensure that the corporations and banks do not pay the price for the situation they themselves created. Some of the problems we face include:

  • Unemployment, related in particular to privatisation and outsourcing.
  • The privatization of basic social services, with the consequence of an offer guaranteed only to those few who can afford it, and a low quality of services.
  • Social atomization, in which everyone is forced to be responsible, creating competition between individuals in the daily struggle for existence.
  • Jobs and other aspects of life are becoming more and more precarious; rights are denied daily.
  • The consequence of this social model is the comeback of the patriarchal family, which imposes a subordinate role in society on women.
  • Immigration is used as a pool of workers to exploit and enslave for the benefit of the bosses.
  • Ruthless methods of production that cause devastation to both our lives and the environment.
  • A society based on debt, in which the conditions of our existence are owned by the banks.
  • Bureaucratization of society that guarantees the continuity of the political institutions and economic interests of the rich at the expense of the working class.

It is in this context that we are being asked to participate in the charade that calls itself a democracy. The only choices presented to us are ones that will continue the policies that benefit corporations, financial institutions and politicians. One of the main debates is about the role of the European Union itself. Some look to it as a way to resolve the crisis and maintain unity amongst people. Others argue that we need to retreat into our own borders in order to take back control of our own economies and political institutions. However, neither solutions will do anything more than reinforce the power of those who oppress us.

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