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zaterdag 2 juni 2018

Anarchic update news all over the world - 2.06.2018

Today's Topics:


1.  Greece, Libertarian Initiative of Thessaloniki: No alliance
      with the enemies of the working class Anarchist Federation

2.  Czech, AFED: A3: Who's afraid? the May issue of the A3 wall
      paper! [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)

3.  Britain, brighton solfed: Owner of Youngs, David Pay,
      assaults Brighton SolFed member (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)

4.  shiraz Anarchists: Latest News from #Cazaron [machine
      translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)

5.  Greece, Against the sirens of the war, we should bang the
      bell of proletarian internationalism by Anarchist Federation (gr)
      [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)

6.  France, Alternative Libertaire AL #283 - 50 th anniversary:
      Books to see May 68 from below (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]


Message: 1

On 30/5, the "Social Alliance", ie the cooperation of the GSEE and ADEDY regime-employers 
confederations with a series of employers' professional associations (GSBEE, ESEE, TEE, 
Economic Chamber, Plenary of the Bar Associations, Panhellenic Medical Association, 
Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association, Supreme General Confederation of Pensioners) call 
for a "National Day of Action" in the form of a nationwide "strike" and central 
demonstrations. At the same time, the 4th evaluation was closed at the technical level, 
which puts the principal pensions, salaries, sectoral collective agreements, social 
benefits and labor rights on the necklaces. It will be ratified in the forthcoming 
Eurogroup on 26/6, while on 21/6 the continuation of fiscal surveillance will be discussed.

The "National Day of Action" is another reminder of the bankruptcy and the failure to sell 
GSEE and ADEDY to the demands of local and international capital. The political framework 
of this demonstration is the reconciliation of workers and bosses. It is an act of 
ratification and promotion of the peace order in the general sense of national consensus. 
This initiative strengthens the bourgeois narrative about the passage of responsibility 
for class bleeding from the bottom to the stricken strata themselves, openly advocating 
the continuation of sacrifices on the social basis to save the national economy and 
promote entrepreneurship. Once again, in the face of the narrative of growth and national 
salvation, oppressed and exploited are going to pay entirely the broken capitalists.

It is at least cynical to call this striking mobilization called by the so-called "Social 
Alliance" strike. The strike is a weapon for the workers to defend their interests, to 
expand their rights, to extract even a piece of the wealth they produce, but they enjoy 
others. The strike, to be considered as such, has a clear class sign. It is not called 
upon by bosses to promote their interests. And something unfamiliar to the professional 
trade unionists, the bureaucrats and the aspirations of the political scene: The strike is 
not a formal obligation of no importance or a means of voting. It is, among other things, 
one of the tools the working class has to paralyze the productive process (demonstrating 
that it is the laborers who are the ones driving the productive process with their labor, 
those who produce everything and get only crumbs), a powerful a weapon that can play a 
catalytic role in the revolutionary process and the social expropriation of the means of 
production for self-management. The sold out trade unionists of GSEE and ADEDY have the 
audacity to talk about a strike when they were sneaking indifferent, when among the 
prerequisites of the 3rd evaluation, which were voted in favor, was the substantial 
abolition of the strike as a precondition for a strike by Primary Unions now have the 
approval of 50% + 1 of registered members, instead of the current guarantee of the 
majority of members present at the general assembly of the association. This arrangement 
typically makes it impossible to declare strikes, generously offering the bosses the 
"gift" of the unimpeded - from the mobilizations of the workers - the extraction of 
surplus value. This means that in the face of employers' arbitrariness, intensified and 
flexible working relationships, but also in the face of economic exploitation, the 
militant trade union response will have lost one of its most important tools: the strike.

On 30/5 we sabotage the deliberations of peace order and national unity. We show 
disobedience to the suggestions of the bosses away from the feast of the urbanized 
workers' confederations. We strengthen the community of our class interests through 
uninterrupted action and self-organization in the workplace, with a solid link to 
solidarity and mutual assistance among the people of our class.

In order not to live as slaves and not to beg for beggars, we must organize our social and 
class counter-attack against state and capital. We should be organized into grassroots 
societies, while bureaucratic-trade unionism is a hindrance to labor struggles because it 
is a pole of orderly peace and consensus in social and labor extermination policies while 
at the same time partisan "professional trade unionists" are being maintained and 
political career by aspiring creatures on the backs of the workers. To make unionism 
intransigent and militant, dangerous for bosses, general strikes, lasting and not 
spectacular rifles in the air to complete trade union duty.

Against the barbarity of modern totalitarianism, through the unconditional social and 
class organization and counter-attack from the base, without leaders and representatives, 
the transformation of existing productive and social relations passes through the 
destruction of the state and capitalism through the social revolution. To make a world for 
everyone and not for a few. A world where everyone will produce according to their 
capabilities and will receive according to their needs. A world where human exploitation 
by man, human nature and the power of man on man will cease. We are struggling for a 
society of universal emancipation, freedom, equality and solidarity,




Anarchist Federation

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Message: 2

Charles had his birthday. Wish and flower? No, I'd rather take a look. ---- The beginning 
of this May was commemorated two hundred years after the birth of Karl Marx. In his 
hometown in Trier, Germany, where he spent the first seventeen years of his life, he 
revealed a statue of great glory, emphasizing the fact that he did not need to take the 
big figures of the past seriously, even with his figure decorating the traffic lights in 
the city. Red Marx means stop! Our anti-Communists, who have noticed that ordinary people 
worry about things other than alleged disagreements with the past, have come to terms with 
the supposed reaction that can be summed up in the shouting "Red Marx means". ---- How 
about two centuries since someone's birth can the relationship to him be so controversial? 
How about celebrating his anniversary in the West, while two minutes of hatred are 
celebrated in our country? What, in fact, brought the world positive and what did it do? 
Why do you need to make such a scarecrow? And how do these anarchists stand up to this 
personality, which today's mixture of frightened extremists, natives and falcons of all 
kinds, including Archbishop Dominique Duke, belongs to a box of "neo-Marxists" who are 
easily able to snap anyone who comes up with some progressive ideas?

Karel Marx was primarily a social scientist. Until today, no textbook of economics, 
sociology or philosophy is available. As a philosopher he develops the materialist 
conception of the world and history. We see its greatest importance in the description of 
the functioning of the capitalist system, wage labor, exploitation, class divisions of 
society, and other manifestations of social ordering, in which virtually everything is 
governed by the needs of capital.

Marx continued to write down the history of the workers' movement as an organizer and a 
theorist. With their colleague Bedrich Engels they wrote a well-known Communist Manifesto 
in 1848 . Whoever read it certainly found out that most of the ten requests of the 
manifest had already been more or less filled.

Marx then had a significant say in the First Workers' International, which formed the 
policy of workers' political parties and various directions of the workers' movement. 
There was also a confrontation between Marx and the most liberal of workers' movements - 
the anarchists. They did not find common ground. Although the anarchists appreciated 
Marx's analysis of capitalist order, they could no longer agree with his insights, which 
were selflessly leaning on their theory of inevitable history. But he did not describe 
reality, but he confused concepts with impressions.

The Workers' Movement accepted socialism for its demand. His different currents, however, 
have been interpreted by him as differently as the paths to him. The Social Democrats came 
out of the idea of seizing power through parliamentary channels and improving the lives of 
the working people through gradual reforms. However, their struggle ended soon that the 
newly-created "working class nobility" had assembled their asses for parliamentary chairs 
and actually enjoyed the status quo, that is, things are the way they are, and there is no 
need to change them, especially to be sure.

A more radical stream desiring to grasp power, followed by a "dictatorship of the 
proletariat" led by enlightened party leadership, gained great influence after the Russian 
Revolution of 1917. The Bolshevik leadership, in the first place, stripped all opposition 
within the workers' movement, quite violently. Ignorance of the true nature of such a 
system has led the workers into the arms of the Communist parties around the world, some 
of whom have been able to take power in their own countries and prepare all, including 
those whose rights they allegedly were building, for freedom.

The anarchists represented those desires of workers who did not look only after dealing 
with their exploiters and the certainty of their work, but also after the free, all-round 
development of oneself in a society where any unnatural authority and hierarchy is being 
destroyed. It is no wonder that colleagues are "socialists" and communists, including 
Marx, so hate, slander, and bloody persecution when they came to power.

After the economic crisis of 2008, Karl Marx's work began to be popular again, especially 
because, despite considerable time span, it probably corresponded best with what was 
happening with the capitalist economy. Rather than accepting (though critically) the tools 
that Marx has access to the economy, we must constantly read and listen to what a criminal 
was. And whoever looks at him, the coma blows. In fact, Marx can not do what his followers 
have done in his name, who often often misrepresent his thoughts. It is the same as to 
attribute to Jesus the genocide of the Indians, the burning of "witches", or the Duke's 
klero-fascist speeches.

Do not be afraid! Fear is the brother of ignorance. And with frightened and unconscious 
individuals it is best manipulated. The fact that we, the anarchists, Marx do not have to 
do twice, does not mean we can not take anything from his analysis of capitalism, just as 
we take some of Jesus' love for our neighbor (unlike some bigot Christians).

A3 ( May 2018) HERE to download. http://www.afed.cz/A3/A3-2018-05.pdf

Download, print, spread!

The A3 wall paper is published annually by the Anarchist Federation. They are intended 
primarily for spreading through street lifts or posting in workplaces and schools.



Message: 3

On Saturday 19th May we undertook a picket of Youngs estate agency in Kemptown, as part of 
our ongoing campaign in support of a tenant, Patrick, who is being evicted by one of their 
landlords because he asked for necessary repairs to his flat to be undertaken, and because 
he demanded payment, as agreed, for repair work he had already done. Before the picket 
began, we entered the shop to inform the owner, David Pay, that the picket would be taking 
place, and to give him the opportunity to open negotiations toward a settlement of the 
dispute. Had he done so, we would have postponed the picket, as we explained to him. 
Instead of entering into dialogue, however, Mr Pay proceeded to physically assault one of 
our members, as can be seen in the video below. Mr Pay went on to attempt a second assault 
not long after this one.



Message: 4

Of the special forces (not the law enforcement), one person was killed with cold weapons. 
---- According to the statement, yesterday there were not even 1 police in town. ---- Last 
night, arrests have taken place. ---- The villages around Kazeroon were taken with 
firearms. ---- How many police cars burned. ---- They attacked the judiciary. They 
captured the gang for several hours, as from above, he was watching only the police 
chopper. ---- Six people were killed. ---- People did not let anyone filming to identify 
Source: Shiraz Anarchists ---- Friday, May 28


Message: 5

The aggravation of the capitalist overaccumulation crisis has, among other things, 
generated several belligerent zones, scattered across the globe and across the globe (see 
Ukraine, the Middle East, Central and North Africa) surrounding the capitalist centers. 
Capitalist barbarism does not leave the sun in fate for the poor and the oppressed. 
Sovereignty is now shaping the terms by which it is the rough sorting of who will survive 
and who will not. The transition from the social-democratic management of social recession 
through the use of loan money and the use of the financial sphere, in fierce neoliberalism 
and fiscal surveillance is in line with the aggressive reconstruction of capital at the 
global level in demanding the demands imposed by the now worsening market economy. 
Similarly, the state apparatus is proceeding with emergency measures and suppression of 
the internal enemy, while the Western metropolises are militarized using as a pretext the 
migratory flows and the campaign against terrorism.

The irreconcilable internal contradictions of capitalism, which once again contributed to 
the explosion of a structural crisis, bring to the forefront one of the strong papers that 
the ruling class is supposed to throw in such cases. This paper is war, as it is a way out 
of capital from the capitalist crisis, but also a golden opportunity for the enrichment of 
the arsenals. The price, of course, is to pay for it, with both their pocket and their 
blood, where they are oppressed and exploited. War is an advantageous solution for capital 
when it is in deadlock. It can open up new markets, new business opportunities through the 
insatiable exploitation of the raw materials and the working hands of the areas in the eye 
of the cyclone. Also, after the period of a generalized disaster, which is destroying both 
parts of the fixed (production) and the variable (labor) workers, there is always a period 
of developmental capital reconstruction, even though it is based on debris and corpses. As 
mentioned above, of course, war is an ongoing reality at the moment. However, it is 
carried out by delegates and at least has not hit the door of the "West". war is an 
ongoing reality at the moment. However, it is carried out by delegates and at least has 
not hit the door of the "West". war is an ongoing reality at the moment. However, it is 
carried out by delegates and at least has not hit the door of the "West".

Greece ranks second in the ranking of the NATO countries with the largest military 
expenditure proportionally to their GNP. Every year, Greece's military spending is 
estimated at 2.4% of GDP (surpassing the 2% threshold set by the Alliance at its 2006 
summit), amounting to 4.5 billion dollars. Armaments costs are at the top of the state 
budget's priorities, while the social majority is being wiped out by the austerity 
policies mandated by the memorandums. Indeed, the memorandum commitments stipulate that 
the country's international economic authority will keep at least until 2060.

As a member of NATO and as an organic part of the chariot of Euro-Atlantic imperialism, 
the role of the overseer (the second after Israel) of the respective interests in the 
eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans has been indicated in the Greek state. This, 
however, means that, albeit in the alternative, the Greek state will be involved, to the 
extent that it owes it, to the geopolitical rivalries and warfare involving its patrons. 
It is certain, however, that the domestic bourgeoisie will seek to get as much as possible 
from the pie shared in its neighborhood. At the moment, the local bourgeoisie seeks to 
make Greece an energy hub in the Eastern Mediterranean and a channel for the transport of 
natural gas and electricity to the European Union. This translates the alliance between 
Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt, as, apart from the military alliances and exercises 
defined by this transnational agreement, as well as the US recommendations. and NATO, 
which are actually behind it, the construction of the East Med gas pipeline and the 
Euro-Asia Interconnector to transport electricity to the countries of the European Union.

NATO-led plans seek to "plant" military bases in the Greek territory, preparing for the 
upgrading of conflicts in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. At the same time, 
the militarization of the NATO countries is also a demonstration of power in order to tear 
the teeth to the Russian agent, who is the main enemy of the United States. from the BRICS 
axis (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). The instability of US-Turkey relations 
(recently Turkey has announced that Incirlik's base will cease to serve NATO) is upgrading 
Greece's geostrategic importance for NATO, because NATO is now called upon to find new 
points for its military activities. The Andravida airbase (which was held in March 2018 by 
the Hanoi warfare) and Araxos' counterpart (there is a possibility of nuclear 
resettlement) will be upgraded. In Larissa, a drones base will be created, while in 
Alexandroupolis the construction of a helicopter base is planned. For Syros, NATO's design 
stipulates the conversion of the port of Ermoupolis to a strategic point where the US Navy 
ships will be repaired and refitted. In his recent visit to Greece, US Ambassador Jeffrey 
Paith said that shipyards in Neorion of Syros should be purchased by a company belonging 
to a NATO member state, which is why there is also interest from the US .. At the same 
time, talks are being made to rebuild the port of Ermoupolis to allow large ships of the 
armed forces of the United States to be moored. Lastly, the Ministry of Defense issued a 
proposal to the US Embassy to promote the construction of a large heliport in a flat islet 
near Kalymnos, which will serve the parking and supply of American helicopters. It is now 
clear in the most obvious way that the Greek state provides generous edification to the 
suggestions dictated by US military plans. and NATO, with the country becoming the base of 
the military interventions of Euro-Atlantic imperialism. the Department of National 
Defense has made a proposal to the US Embassy to promote the construction of a large 
heliport on a flat island near Kalymnos, which will serve the parking and supply of 
American helicopters. It is now clear in the most obvious way that the Greek state 
provides generous edification to the suggestions dictated by US military plans. and NATO, 
with the country becoming the base of the military interventions of Euro-Atlantic 
imperialism. the Department of National Defense has made a proposal to the US Embassy to 
promote the construction of a large heliport on a flat island near Kalymnos, which will 
serve the parking and supply of American helicopters. It is now clear in the most obvious 
way that the Greek state provides generous edification to the suggestions dictated by US 
military plans. and NATO, with the country becoming the base of the military interventions 
of Euro-Atlantic imperialism. It is now clear in the most obvious way that the Greek state 
provides generous edification to the suggestions dictated by US military plans. and NATO, 
with the country becoming the base of the military interventions of Euro-Atlantic 
imperialism. It is now clear in the most obvious way that the Greek state provides 
generous edification to the suggestions dictated by US military plans. and NATO, with the 
country becoming the base of the military interventions of Euro-Atlantic imperialism.
The oppressed and exploited, in whatever part of the map we are, do not have to divide 
anything between us. We must perceive the community of our class interests and on this 
basis organize our counter-attack against those who oppress us and live by our labor. We 
are not going to fight for the interests of local and international bosses, we will not 
fight for any homeland, nor turn the gun barrels to the proletarians of the other 
countries, from which they try to divide us by any artificial means the masters, any 
available solvent of class consciousness (eg nation, border, religion).
In the event of war the world proletariat will be what will be forced to initiate the war 
machines of the capitalists by paying the price to the lives of people in our class. The 
clouds of a war of widespread warfare seem to be thickening and the involvement of the 
Greek state in NATO's military plans is deepening. The recent bombing of Damascus and Homs 
by British Air Force, France and the US Air Force involved a ship sailing from Suda's base 
and airfreight aircraft that took off from the same base.
Today, it is necessary to set up an anti-war movement on the basis of internationalist, 
class solidarity. Part of this framework is the army's sabotage, as well as the refusal of 
the proletarians to serve in the ranks of the armed forces. Based on the Greek reality, 
this movement must have a clear anti-NATO character, but it does not fall into the trap of 
supporting imperialist forces that are considered "less damaging" on the grounds that they 
are a rival awe to US imperialism. In order not to flatter us, then, a global warfare 
triggered by the needs of the capitalists, we ought now and now to change the power 
correlations in the ensuing social and class conflict. Our response to the war-wreck of 
global state and capitalist barbarism must be the global social revolution with the aim of 
unleashing the slave layers from the slumber of state power and the capitalist 
exploitation of human labor. In the next critical shift in class struggle, we must have 
set up our revolutionary infrastructures so that we can cast on the terms of historical 
realization, the creative paper of anarchism, the social organization on the foundations 
of libertarian communism.





Message: 6

Fifty years after the biggest general strike in the country, many books come back, 
unsurprisingly, on the events. The silence of the PCF and the CGT is, in this swarming 
editorial, particularly edifying ! The great trend is to local and popular history which 
offers a deep renewal of historiography, centered on the Parisian leaders and engraved in 
the collective memory by Hamon and Rotman with Génération. Here are nine of these books. 
---- Génération, published in Le Seuil in two volumes between 1987 and 1988 wrote the 
official history of the extreme left of the post-war period to the victory of the Union of 
the Left in 81. From dream years to powder years , from the terrorist drift to the 
electoral outlet. The TV documentary (15x30 minutes) that accompanied the release of 
Volume 2 has shaped a long-term vision and the centrality of avant-garde organizations and 
their leaders. The book remains an essential reference but very focused on the history of 
some student leaders and the Latin Quarter.

Generation or period ?
For fifty years, many works go beyond and give voice to young people, workers, women, 
provincials. To those who have made the daily reality of " events ". Omar Gueye's book 
[1]even makes it possible to recall that the movement in Senegal was just as powerful as 
it is here. This is unfortunately one of the few books that gives a clear view of the 
global movement. For the sixty years of May '68 publishers may allow historians to study 
more seriously what happened, country by country, in those years. But for this year you 
will have to accept that France remains the center of a world where the bottom of the air 
was red.

Let's be honest if you choose to read a book published recently, it's the 1968 Ludivine 
Bantigny [2]that you need. For three reasons: a real work as a historian, with 
considerable counting of archives, notament of the police. Multiple angles: students, 
peasants, workers, women, bosses, trade unionists, Gaullists, leftists, Stalinists ... all 
with a sharp and coherent political reading. Ludivine is already known for her 
anti-imperialist, feminist and anti-racist commitments, but this book will be a landmark 
in both research circles and militant circles.

If the works on Lyon and Marseille [3]help to finally decenter our gaze fixed on the 
courtyard of the Sorbonne, rue Soufflot and Ulm, the May 68 by those who have lived [4]is 
an editorial adventure uncommon since dozens of anonymous stories, in a few lines or 
pages, their personal memories. Generation requires, the majority of the testimony is the 
fact of high school students, students and called to military service. But from all 
regions. With so many teachers, there are also workers, children, housewives and trade 
unionists. All accompanied by many photos of amateurs. Note that Médiapart takes over and 
publishes hundreds of testimonials that were not retained in the large paper volume. If 
the book will not serve you as a political compass, it will immerse you very usefully in 
the atmosphere of that year !

The little hands of the general strike
The 68 of The Discovery [5]will not be more a compass. Deliberately pluralistic, it deals 
with the years 62-81 by cutting, without originality, the period in four phases 62/68 - 
May 68 - 68/74 and 74/81. Each sequence opens with a detailed historical reminder and 
follows various political testimonies.

On a larger sequence, from the post-war period to the present day, an old LCR activist 
delivers to L'Harmattan [6]a punctilious study of the history of groups of extreme left, 
Trotskyists, Maoists, anarchists, autonomous. The book, although politically oriented, is 
a mine for the passionate of the history of each current and group, debates and splits 
that have crossed. Necessarily each protagonist of this feverish story will complain that 
such a point has been underestimated or that aspect forgotten. And the author sometimes 
struggles to take the height of reflection on this small world he describes. Nevertheless 
the book is probably an unequal sum of information. The weakest part is obviously the one 
that it dedicates to the autonomous ones that we will therefore look for in Libertalia 
which publishes a collection of testimonials nicely titled Voyage in addition left [7]. 
Useful to understand the state of mind of a fraction of the student youth, the role played 
in a few places by the situationists, it leaves to see the political limits of those who 
do not go beyond the poetics of the riot as a political orientation and a social project. 
To seize the spirit, it is necessary to read with happiness the re-edition by Libertalia 
of the little story of Peuchmaurd published hot in the autumn of 68 [8]. With an elegant 
and dreamy writing, he gives us the vision, at the edge of the Parisian barricades, of a 
rioter. And his detestation of revolutionary organizations.

Avant-garde against vanguard
Thus, the anniversary of May 1968 draws a line, without much admitting it, over a period 
marked by the clash between the PCF and the revolutionary parties for the leadership of 
the proletariat. A new period opens slowly on the ruins of the Berlin Wall. Many 
understand that we must end once and for all with the conception of the party-guide and 
seek, even confusedly, to put back the direct democracy in the functioning of 
organizations as of society. Spring will be libertarian communist !

Jean-Yves (AL 93-Center)

[1] Omar Gueye, May 68 in Senegal, Karthala Ed, 2017, 336 p, 24 euros.

[2] Ludivine Bantigny, 1968, great evenings in small mornings, Editions Seuil, 2018, 464 
p, 25 euros

[3] Marseille 68 years, under the direction of Fillieule and Sommier, Presses Sciences Po, 
2018, 612 p, 25 euros. Lyon struggles in the 68s , Collectif de la Grande Côte, University 
Presses of Lyon, 2018, 424 p, 20 euros

[4] May 68 by those who lived it, Collective, Editions de l'Atelier / Mediapart, 2018, 
480p, 29.90 euros

[5] May 68 a collective history, under the direction of Artières and Zancarini, 2018, 880 
p, 28 euros.

[6] Jacques Leclercq, Far Left and Anarchism in May 68, L'Harmattan, 2017, 568p, 39 euros.

[7] Lola Miesserof, Overseas Trip, Libertalia, 2018, 280p, 10 euros.

[8] Pierre Peuchmaurd, More alive than ever, Libertalia, 2018, 128p, 8 euros.



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