mercredi 19 avril 2017

Istanbul: Coordinated actions by anarchists on the eve of Referendum against dictatorship and democracy (Turkey)

Coordinated actions by anarchists in the eve of Referendum against dictatorship and democracy..
Some anarchist groups in Istanbul, organized coordinated actions against democracy and dictatorship in the context of Turkish constitutional referendum, and to salute ‘Coordination of Anarchist Groups’, which was declared by some anarchist groups last week. Anarchist groups in the neighnourhoods of Kadıkoy, Kucukcekmece, Umraniye, Sefakoy, Kasımpasa dropped banners and made stickers simultaneously.
On banners wrote; ‘Find Yourself, Organize, Fight! Yes to Insurrection, No to State!’ (Kadıköy), ‘Insurrection will not be something you expected!’ (Sefaköy ve Ümraniye), ‘State Manifactures War. Revolution Not Elections, Communes Not State!’ (Küçükçekmece), ‘Don’t be slaves, There is no authority, but yourself!’ (Ümraniye), ‘Neither Dictatorship, Nor Democracy, Insurrection, Revolution, Anarchy’ (Kasımpaşa).

Here is the statement of anarchist groups in complicity:
“AKP rule has no chance to escape from its collapse, though 16th April referendum would likely to pave the way for an extensive suppression of opposition in Turkey. On the other hand, a win for NO votes would just mean the maintenance of the status-quo. The biggest gain would be a morale boost for mainstream opposition which redesigned oppressor-oppressed conflict in shape of anti-AKP, anti-Erdoganism. Our responsibility is not to wait for collapse of powers but to organize and empower struggles that can take the system down.
‘Direct’ or ‘representative’ democratic order does not represent equality, freedom and revolutionary transformation. It degrades society’s revolutionary ideal into numbers though election system. Its perception and conscious are engineered by the highest class on hierarchy and it results in enthrallment of the society by the ‘will of majority.’ We regretfully see that many activists (including anti-authoritarians seeking for ‘direct democracy’) struggle in order to achieve a status in democratic order imposed by the sovereign not in order to start a grassroots movement. By looking at their attitudes in recent elections, we see a lot of anti-authoritarian people whose favourite word is ‘direct democracy’ designing their discourse and praxis around bourgeois parliament and working for electoral success of mainstream opposition parties by turning their back on revolutionary efforts. These compromising efforts are time and again proven to sign death warrant of potential revolutionary transformations in the history. We call all our comrades and anti-authoritarian, emancipatory friends once again:
Anarchy is neither a volatile dream nor a dogmatic world view. In contrast, anarchy realizes itself as long as individual brings it into existence. Demanding for freedom; destroying each and every link of oppression; overthrowing ones that exploit us, keep us hungry, leave us homeless, banish us, imprison us, murder us, numb us, divide us, make us fight; and creating a world that is based on equality, freedom and commune can only be enabled by keeping the focus of our discourse and activism here. ‘Democracy’ is not a short cut but sink of illusions, enabling the history of sovereigns to reproduce itself. Embrace anarchist struggle. Get organized, form alliances between anarchist/anti-authoritarian/emancipator groups, actualize projects, spread anarchist/anti-authoritarian principles among social movements but do not be assimilated within these movements. Do not let your revolutionary desire to be absorbed by ballot boxes or authoritarian/reformist left-wing circles; on the contrary, smash all compromise and reconciliation mechanisms. Instead of wasting your energy in short-cuts that turn it into a labyrinth, channel it into anarchy or total liberation causes. Be organized, organize, be coordinated, take action…
With these actions, we salute the recently announced “Anarchist Groups’ Coordination” that has been constituted by anarchist and anti-authoritarian groups with common experiences in the struggle. Having an organization and struggle experience is vital for these groups. Likewise, we send our support and solidarity wishes to captive anarchist comrades worldwide.

Anarchists against Dictatorship and Democracy

Semaine d'actions contre le G20 à Hambourg - Action week against G20

2 juillet : G20 Protestwelle
5 Juillet : Reclaim The Streets ?? (TBC)
5-6 Juillet : Sommet des alternatives
6 Juillet : manifestation autonome "Welcome to Hell"
7 juillet : journée d'actions décentralisées
8 juillet : Grande manifestation

Cet été du 7 au 8 juillet se tiendra le G20 dans la ville de Hambourg.
Le G20 est une organisation internationale qui regroupe les pays les plus industrialisés de la planète qui est né suite à la crise financière de 2008 pour essayer de sauver le système capitaliste. C’est une tentative de construire une gouvernance économique au niveau mondial. Sauver ce système, pour eux cela veut dire accentuer le libre-échange et la marchandisation de toute chose en ce monde. Pour nous, c’est tout simplement vivre de manière toujours plus précaire et dans une société toujours plus autoritaire. Leur plan est clair et il n’y a que nous pour s’y opposer.

Il est clair que cette réunion où les chefs d’état du G20 comptent décider de notre sort ne se passera pas aussi calmement qu’ils ne l’espéraient. La résistance se met en place, on attend déjà plus de 100 000 personnes pour ruiner les rêves des maîtres du monde. Cependant s’attaquer aux gouvernants du capitalisme ce n’est qu’une étape car telle d’une hydre – quand on tranche une tête aussi hideuse soit-elle, une autre repoussera bien vite.
Il faut s’attaquer au cœur du système : son économie. Hambourg et son port (le troisième d’Europe) est justement l’un des centres névralgiques dans le flux des échanges mondiaux du capitalisme …

Il s’agit également de rencontrer des militant-e-s du monde entier qui viendront pour cette occasion et tisser un réseau international pour celles et ceux qui veulent bâtir un monde nouveau.
Nous ne pouvons plus laisser nos luttes se faire enfermer dans les frontières imposées par les états. Le capitalisme est organisé au niveau mondial et si nous n’arrivons pas à porter l’affrontement et la solidarité à ce niveau, nous serons toujours défaits.

Que vous soyez dans un parti, dans un syndicat, dans un groupe affinitaire, que vous soyez concernés par le dérèglement climatique, la destruction des droits sociaux, opposé.e.s aux guerres ou au capitalisme, pour une réforme radicale ou pour une révolution, contre la dette publique ou contre l'Etat ... les raisons et les manières de se révolter ne manquent pas. A Hambourg, elles doivent se manifester avec force.

Sabordons le G20 !

mercredi 12 avril 2017

Sortie de "Avalanche" n°10 mars 2017

Pour télécharger en pdf :

Anarchist call against the G 20 summit in Hamburg (Germany)

On the 7th and 8th of July 2017, when the most successful war criminals of the present, the most unscrupulous sweaters of human and nature, the self-titled leaders of this planet, meet in Hamburg, they will not be confronted and thus be revaluated with some demands for better governance or social enslavement.
They will feel the rage of the street, when they are rushing with their convoys through deserted districts and talk about the nightly attacks of the last few weeks.
This call, like so many others at similar meetings, does not want to lose itself in an analysis of the importance of the G-20 summit or the policy of their participants. The injustice of the world has been declared a thousand times, anyone who now feels no urge to act, does not need another text.
We want to speak of those who are already involved in the struggle against capitalism and its exerting states with their conforming societies – so, of US.
Since Seattle in 1999, summit protests were a catalysator of radical resistance; individuals and groups came together, swapped ideas, were standing together behind the barricades and carried the flame of resistance back to their regions. Even the shots of Gothenburg and Genoa, or the numerous infiltrated snitches could not stop the development of a Europe-wide chaotic network of autonomous / anarchist / antiauthoritarian tendencies.
Then the criticism of event hopping came up, as if someone had pleaded for it to operate as a riot tourist in any city. The protests against the G – 20 in Cannes and Nice 2011 were prepared in this champagne flush of some movement managers. Everything should become different, better, more political. At that time no conclusion or analysis was spreaded afterwards – the resistance had simply failed, only the usual alibi NGOs played their program.
So now it’s Hamburg and the responsible persons in the murderous headquarters of the secret services, police authorities and military commandos are tearing their hair. They fear that We are coming. But we do not have a leadership that can be eliminated, our resistance does not depend on the cadre behavior of some individuals. Perhaps nothing will happen if you, who is reading this text right now, will not get active. Do not expect others to prepare something for you, so that you just have to jump up.
For sure there will be a big demonstration of the left idiots, who want to play their democratic ritual, as a certain Mr. Marx or Lenin applied to them 150 years ago. And maybe we will be there, too, or at the edge or behind the lines of the cops. There is still plenty of time to think about and prepare this.
However, we are calling for a campaign in the run-up – against any form of power. We want to destroy, by July 2017 (and if only symbolically …) the rule of patriarchy over women, the rule of the states over their borders and urban centres, the rule of labor over our time, the rule of money over our social behavior, the domination of the goods about our lives, the rule of the cops over the fear of repression in our minds.
In Hamburg and in every village, an infinite number of targets are suitable for destruction, so we should start now with it. So that in July 2017 the alienation between the world of the G – 20 and the rest has become so great, that we no longer need summits to come together. The militant campaign against the G8 in Heiligendamm 2007 could serve as a model, because it also gave, apart from pointless preliminary proceedings, a new generation of activists through self-determined clandestine actions and the fleeing cops from the hail of stones in Rostock, a feeling of their own strength and the possibilities of horizontal organization.
In addition we also call for a theoretical deepening of our practice, in which the presence or absence of anarchy should be tested for revolts, as recently in France, spectacles such as in Frankfurt in March 2015, rituals such as on May 1, or in the everyday neighborhood policy and in the fight against nazis.
Because everywhere where we are not present we cannot complain about the dominance of reformists. And where there are only empty phrases with an A available, it makes the superficial chattering of a “consensus of actions” heard with following distancing. Such a discourse would have to go beyond the hitherto (welcome) brief G – 20 references in the responsibility claims.
Our resistance against the G-20 summit does not want to be „victorious“ in the sense of preventing this event. It just could be the beginning of something that could also start on any other day: The self-empowerment of the individual over the existing and the (self) organization in collective structures. But just a call to that one would hardly pay attention. Therefore,

Attack G-20 summit!
Throw Hamburg into chaos!
Destroy the European fortress!

– via contrainfo