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Resolution adopted at the Anarchist Communist Congress, October 1906, London

Posted in Avrupa haberler, Duyurular, English, Haberler with tags , , on 30/09/2009 by Karakök

“We believe that terrorist acts are the result of decisions made by individuals or by the
circles that support them; so centralized terror, in which an individual plays the role of
executor of the decisions of others, clashes with our concepts.” —- “Attentats” and
anarchist practice —- In our literature, it has often been said that individual or
collective acts of protest against the present social organization – of the sort described
as acts of terrorism – are inevitable. In non-revolutionary periods, they often indicate
an acquisition of social consciousness and stimulate the desire for independence among the
masses. They provide an example of individual heroism in the service of the general cause
and serve to awaken the majority of people who are indifferent.

At the same time, they undermine confidence in the exploiters’ abilities, on the political
and economic level. In periods that are already revolutionary, they form part of a general
situation and these acts are no longer those of committed individuals of exceptional
heroism, who are responding to oppression with armed resistance. Neither need they
necessarily be carried out primarily by revolutionaries in order to sympathise with such
acts. But while recognizing the general situation, it is essential, however, that we do
not forget that the value of every terrorist act is measured by its results and the
impression it produces.

This observation may serve as a way to distinguish the kind of acts that contribute to the
revolution from those that may be a waste of life and forces. The first condition, which
is vital, is that this terrorist act be clear to everyone without the need for long
explanations and complex motivations. In every place there are certain personalities who
are so well known for their actions (be it throughout the whole country or only among the
population of the area concerned) that the news of an attack on them will at once, without
the aid of revolutionary propaganda, remind people of the past history of this individual,
and the motives for the terrorist act are thus quite clear. If, however, the man on the
street who is not a revolutionary, has to rack his brains in order to understand the act,
then the influence of this act is nought, or even negative. The act of protest in the eyes
of the masses becomes an incomprehensible murder.

We find acts of terror in the political and economic fields to be completely artificial,
be they centralised or “spontaneous”. We fight equally against economic and political
oppression, oppression by the central government, and oppression by local authorities.

Regarding the question of terror, there is another aspect – organization. We believe that
terrorist acts are the result of decisions made by individuals or by the circles that
support them; so centralized terror, in which an individual plays the role of executor of
the decisions of others, clashes with our concepts. Just as we do not consider it possible
to stop comrades from engaging in revolutionary acts in the name of party discipline,
neither do we believe it possible to ask them to give up their lives for something which
was not thought up and decided by them.

The main difference on the issue of terror between us and the political parties is that we
do not think that terrorism can serve as a means to change the existing order, but see it
only as a completely natural manifestation of an indignant consciousness or as an act of
self-defence, which for this very reason has an agitational effect, contributing to the
development of a similar feeling of indignation among the people.

Kropotkin

(Ob aktakh lichnogo i kollektivnogo protesta, resolution adopted at the Anarchist
Communist Congress, October 1906, London; in Russkaya Revolyutsiya Anarkhizm, pp. 8-9,
London 1907.)

English translation by Nestor McNab.

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Britain, London, Solfed Leaflet of Solidarity with Serbian Anarcho-Syndicalists

Posted in Avrupa haberler, English, Haberler with tags , , , on 19/09/2009 by Karakök

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Solidarity with Serbian Anarcho-Syndicalists – Arrested, harassed and being held for a
month before trial. Our comrades in Belgrade deserve justice. —- The five, Tadej Kurep,
Ivan Vulovic’, Sanja Dojkic’, Ratibor Trivunac and Nikola Mitrovic, are activists in or
associates of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative, the Serbian section of the International
Workers? Association (IWA). —- The arrests are allegedly related to an attack on the
Greek Embassy which took place on Aug 25. A petrol bomb was thrown at the embassy, causing
a crack in one window and a tiny burn mark. The wall was also graffitied. The attack was
claimed by a previously unknown group, in solidarity with Greek hunger-striker Thodoros
Iliopoulos. The prosecutor imagines that this is an act of ?international terrorism? and
wants to charge our comrades with such. These charges could carry prison sentences of
between three and fifteen years.

Those arrested deny all knowledge of the group and the attack, and believe this is an
attempt to criminalise the growing anarchist movement. We are asking the Serbian
government to drop the charges against our innocent comrades and set them free! This
injustice will not pass quietly.

http://www.iwa-ait.org · http://www.solfed.org.uk

Enorme Repression bei G20-Protesten

Posted in Deutschsprachige Artikel with tags , on 18/04/2009 by Karakök

In London hat am 1. April das Treffen der G20 begonnen. Die zwanzig wichtigsten Industrie- und Schwellenländer berieten während zwei Tagen über die weltweite Wirtschaftskrise, die bereits jetzt dramatische Ausmaße angenommen hat.
Ein breites zivilgesellschaftliches außerparlamentarisches Bündnis versuchte an beiden Gipfeltagen mit Aktionen auf die wahren Ursachen der Krise aufmerksam machen und forderte Veränderungen.


Am 1. April demonstrierten mehr als 4.000 Menschen auf verschiedenen Demonstrationen in Richtung des Bankenviertels von London. Dabei kam es zu Auseinandersetzungen mit den knapp 5.000 eingesetzten BeamtInnen, mehrere Personen wurden dabei verletzt, fast 90 Menschen festgenommen. Ein etwa 50-jähriger Demonstrant
brach zusammen und verstarb wenig später auf dem Weg ins Krankenhaus.
Bereits in den Abendstunden begann die Polizei damit, ein 24-Stunden-Klimacamp
im Zentrum von London zu räumen. Auch dabei wurden mehrere Personen verletzt. Am frühen Donnerstag Morgen war das Camp schliesslich geräumt.
Gegen 12 Uhr begann die Polizei damit, das Convergence-Center zu stürmen. Die Menschen im Center hatten sich im 1. Stock verbarrikadiert, während die Polizei über das Dach und das Erdgeschoss in das Gebäude eindrang. Es kam zu Festnahmen und Verletzungen. Auch das neu besetzte Convergence Space in der Earl Street wurde durch Polizeieinheiten gestürmt.
Eine Kundgebung für den Toten in der Nähe der Bank of England wurde am Donnerstag ebenfalls von der Polizei aufgelöst.

 

Mit einer enormen, brutalen Repression versuchen Staaten und Machthaber unsere Stimmen zu ersticken, denn sie wissen, dass die Menschen endgültig die Schnauze voll von ihrem kaltblütigen System, von ihren Lügen, ihrer Profitgier und ihrer Ausbeutung haben. Wir wollen die Krise nicht zahlen, die sie uns eingebrockt haben. Wir lassen unsere Meinung nicht verbieten: unser Widerstand wird weiter bestehen und immer stärker werden, bis wir alle gemeinsam Hand in Hand auf dieser Erde leben können, friedlich, herrschaftslos und frei! 

Britain, London

Posted in Avrupa haberler, Direnis, Duyurular, English with tags , on 17/04/2009 by Karakök

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At our national conference L&S decided to endorse the Militant Workers Block on the basis
of its callout (see appendix). We were happy that the loose group of London libertarians
the callout came from, and that some of us are part of, hand met our request to make the
language broad enough to include all people in favour of workers’ direct action against
the crisis – specifically the IWW. Once the rest of our union had also endorsed the event
we set about making sure we had the best possible impact on the day itself.
We saw the March 28th event as the start of more open dissent about the crisis and the
economic system, and especially the start of trade union dissent. On this basis we wanted
as many angry trade unionists who had made the effort to march on London that day to know
about the IWW and its role as an anti-partnership union that they could join as well as
the main union in their workplace, like most of us did. We printed hundreds of new IWW
flags with the slogan ‘solidarity: not a word but a weapon’ and also a new general banner.
On the day this was supported by three branch banners making us one of the most
distinctive blocks on the march. We got less than half our flags back as so many marchers
not (yet?) in the union had asked us for them. We’re sure they now adorn mantelpieces up
and down the country!

The whole of the militant workers block was massive – photojournalist Jason Parkinson told
us the front half was about 600 strong; the back half has about similar, although a lot of
people had wandered into a gap opened up by a samba band without realising they were in
our block; people consciously participating in it could be between 600 and 800. The samba
band (a drumming troupe) didn’t realise we were an organised block and ended up splitting
the whole march, not just our section, as they walk very slowly. This is annoying as a lot
of planning had gone into our block, which represented a coming together of lots of
similar groups in the interests of unity and solidarity, in open planning meetings; samba
bands and the horse puppets that led them were not part of this process. By the time we
finished the march in Hyde Park we were in our own purely IWW block just in front of the
RMT; overall the march is estimated to have been 35,000 strong.

An open platform had been called by London anarchists for 3PM at Speakers Corner whilst
the main TUC rally went on, and on being encouraged to speak, three of our contingent rose
to the challenge and mounted the stepladder to dispense fiery discourse, two of whom are
caught on video. The speeches went down well, and as it began to finally rain we did a
quick interview with NBC (yes, NBC) and called an end to a successful intervention. Our
union was represented properly, as part of the labour movement and part of the increasing
revolt against the crisis and the financial system which caused it.

Post Script: at the end of the rally it seems an agent provocateur tried to fit people up.
A man dressed all in black and fully masked up dropped a bag full of hunting catapults
next to the speaker and quickly left. They were discovered and kicked under a fence, but
20 minutes later a group of policemen climbed over a fence behind the rally – seemingly
knowing where to look – and picked them up. The crowd was warned and it dispersed before
any arrests took place.

Appendix

MARCH 28/09 MILITANT WORKERS BLOCK

‘Put People First’ Anti-G20 demonstration, 11am Central London


As the financial crisis has spurred a global economic recession the reality of the
situation is being faced by us all – price hikes and wage cuts, job losses, spiralling
debt and repossessions. The institutions of government and global finance are making us
pay for their mistakes, giving themselves hefty bonuses for the privilege. As big banks
get billions of our money to bail them out, the Post Office is threatened with
privatisation and mass redundancies to claw back the pension hole! Government and bosses,
while protecting their own interests, are steadily losing their grip as the anger of the
working class becomes more and more apparent after a decade of enforced ‘social peace’.

Putting working class anger first

The recent wildcat strikes at the Lindsay Oil Refinery saw workers take action for
themselves, without union backing. Thousands of workers across the country walked out in
sympathy strikes – a practice still outlawed under the Thatcherite anti-trade union laws.
No repercussions were suffered by the workers – a lesson to us all. And although we oppose
such slogans as “British Jobs for British Workers”, we do not dismiss the experiences,
anger and positive action of those workers to develop a pro-working class position, based
not on capitalism’s demands for inter-worker competition, but on international class
solidarity. If we want social change we must fight without prejudice for it.

Solidarity is not a word but a weapon

Our purpose is to put direct action at the core of any fightback – against the
repossessions and redundancies that we will face over the coming months and years, to
restate our commitment for an international unity amongst all working class people
regardless of nationality, race, sexuality or religion. We stand shoulder to shoulder with
all those who take direct action against their current situation (against the state and
its institutions, against the bosses and the capitalism they cling to), and confront those
who seek to hinder or recuperate that action – fascist parties like the BNP, government
forces, the trade union elite and the corporate media. The memory of the miners strike,
Wapping, Poll tax lingers long and hard.

2009 is our summer of rage – we are only as strong as the power we give ourselves.

Related Link: http://www.libertyandsolidarity.org

G20 in London

Posted in Avrupa haberler, Direnis with tags , on 05/04/2009 by Karakök

G20 in London

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Bild In London hat am 1. April das Treffen der G20 begonnen. Die zwanzig wichtigsten Industrie- und Schwellenländer beraten an zwei Tagen über einen Ausweg aus der weltweiten Wirtschaftskrise, die bereits jetzt dramatische Ausmaße angenommen hat.
Ein breites zivilgesellschaftliches außerparlamentarisches Bündnis versucht an beiden Gipfeltagen mit Aktionen auf die Ursachen der Krise aufmerksam machen und fordert Veränderungen. Im Vorfeld wurde von der britischen Regierung über die Medien versucht, die Proteste zu diffamieren, um Menschen an ihrem Recht auf öffentlichen Protest zu hindern.
Am 1. April demonstrierten mehr als 4.000 Menschen auf verschiedenen Demonstrationen in Richtung des Bankenviertels von London. Dabei kam es zu Auseinandersetzungen mit Teilen der knapp 5.000 eingesetzten BeamtInnen, mehrere Personen wurden dabei verletzt, fast 90 Menschen festgenommen. Am Rande eines Polizeikessels brach ein etwa 50 Jähriger Demonstrant (english) zusammen und verstarb wenig später auf dem Weg ins Krankenhaus.
Bereits in den Abendstunden begann die Polizei ein 24-Stunden-Klimacamp im Zentrum von London zu räumen. Auch dabei wurden nach Indymedia-Berichten mehrere Personen verletzt. Am frühen Donnerstag Morgen war das Camp geräumt.
Gegen 12 Uhr begann die Polizei damit, das Convergence-Center (rampART) zu stürmen. Die Menschen im Center hatten sich im 1. Stock verbarrikadiert, während die Polizei über das Dach und das Erdgeschoss in das Gebäude eindrang. Es kam zu Festnahmen und Verletzungen. Auch das neu besetzte Convergence Space in der Earl Street wurde durch Polizeieinheiten gestürmt. Als Grund für ihr gewaltsames Vorgehen gibt die Polizei an, dass Personen aus den Centern für die Ausschreitungen am 1. April verantwortlich gemacht werden.
Eine Kundgebung für den Toten in der Nähe der Bank of England wurde am Donnerstag ebenfalls von der Polizei aufgelöst. Am Nachmittag griff die Polizei immer wieder DemonstrantInnen auf und begann damit, die Menschen einzeln zu kontrollieren und abzufilmen.