- Category: Texte - Article
- Published on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 19:57
- Written by Anarchist Political Organisation (APO) – Federation of Collective
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Today’s attack on society is the result of the endless effort made by the state and bosses to transform it into a sweat-shop and a prison. Within conditions of an overall profound systemic crisis and de-legitimation of the political system, this attack is escalating. In the process, it is revealing the incurable contradictions of the state-capitalist organizational structure, as much as the absolute weakness to produce from above any coherent social vision, perspective or hope.
The roots of this intensifying aggressiveness lie in the very nature of the oppressive and exploitative system. The need of authority to go deeper and further triggers an attempt to control every human activity, in order to have society completely subjugated to state and capitalist imperatives. The state and capitalist system is built on the irrationality of social and class oppression, using all means to perpetuate itself and therefore to perpetuate the destructive effects inflicted upon society and nature. Its decay, so evident nowadays, is not a result of the multiform crisis. On the contrary, this crisis is a result of the system’s profound decay and bankruptcy, not only in social and political terms but also in terms of values.
In this context, individual state and capitalist entities in the West, regardless of the political and financial administration in charge, share a common direction: the campaign to impose modern totalitarianism; an operation to shield the regime in order to ensure its uninterrupted perpetuation and establish a new impersonal absolutism, imposing a reality where the elites enjoy a lifestyle of outrageous luxuries while billions of people are condemned to unbearable living conditions – even devastating ones for those who are excluded and treated as “dispensable” – forcing them to live as slaves.
- Category: News
- Published on Sunday, 29 May 2016 22:58
- Written by Antifénix
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On Friday 27.5. 2016 in Pankrác remand prison anarchist Martin Ignačák accused of terrorism went on hunger strike. He did this because on 29.4. 2016 the City court in Prague ruled in favour of his release from remand and the state’s attorney appealed this decision to the High court in Prague. On friday 27.5. 2016 the High court in Prague extended the remand. Therefore the anarchist has decided to protest by going on hunger strike and has stopped taking in nutrition and liquids. This type of hunger strike threatens the life of the hunger striker after a week.
During the year long investigation of the preparation of a supposed terrorist attack the imprisoned anarchist has exhausted all legal options, to achieve objective procedure of the respective organs active in the criminal proceedings. None of them were taken into account. This is why he now chose this radical form of expression, to draw attention to this manipulated police case. ” I consider the approach of the investigators and the police to be very problematic, it is a threat to the freedom of every human being, a threat to freedom of speech, a threat to activism that tries to lead to a better world, and this doesn’t just involve anarchists.”
Martin is being prosecuted in the so called Fénix case from April 2015, in which altogether 5 people were accused of the preparation and the failure to notify of a terrorist attack on a train. Martin is the only one who has been in remand prison this whole time and his detention has now been extended after the intervention of the state’s attorney. As a reason for the extension of remand the state’s attorney used the testimony of a police agent who infiltrated the anarchist movement in 2014.
- Category: IAF
- Published on Sunday, 15 May 2016 13:39
- Written by CRIFA
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The CRIFA in Ljubljana reaffirms solidarity with refugees and migrants. Many of our federations (especially in Europe, including the Mediterranean and the Balkans regions) are involved in concrete solidarity with refugees by hosting people, helping them with medicine, legal processes, developing self-organisation and organising demonstrations.
We fight against far-right activists who are taking advantage of the situation to develop their xenophobic agendas. We oppose nation states, which are encouraging nationalism, building walls and closing borders, the same states that support global capitalism and free movement of money or trade agreements which exploit people inside national borders.
In sight of this situation we also see good examples of solidarity and we support these initiatives. Moreover, we continue to fight against the idea of borders and to support freedom of movement in general. People must be able to move and live wherever they want to.
At this moment, the media is focussed on war refugees (Syria) but we know that migration will continue for many reasons. People have always moved to change their lives, whether it is to escape bad situations or to try and improve their living conditions. We strive to live together and share the world’s resources in the face of states, ideologies and religions that create division and confrontation.
Participants of the Relations Commissionof the International of Anarchist Federations/ Commission de relations de l'Internationale des Fédérations anarchistes (CRIFA) meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23/24 April 2016.