We fully support the principles of “Autonomous Action”, although most of us are not members of this organization or any other. In our opinion, it is difficult to disagree with the provisions set forth below, therefore we present them without changes.
Against all forms of dictatorship, leaders, authoritarianism, a centralized bureaucratic apparatus, police lawlessness. For the right to participate in the resolution of all issues affecting our destiny. For a minimum of vertical and maximum horizontal ties within society. For decentralization of governance, local autonomy, direct basic democracy, and federalism.
For a free federation of self-governing, but interconnected individuals, groups, communes, regions, where the coordination bodies, as necessary, are independent Councils or other institutions of public self-government, formed by general meetings from below on the principles of not representation, but delegation, an imperative mandate – with the right to immediately recall delegates. FOR FULL FREEDOM OF EVERYONE! YOUR FREEDOM IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT FREEDOM OF OTHERS!
The fundamentally united humanity turned out to be divided into masters-masters and a subservient exploited majority. We stand for the abolition of class society, wage labor, oppression and exploitation of man by man, imperialism, the eradication of the power of money and commodity production. Against a person’s dependence on the elements of “market relations”.
Things should not rule people, on the contrary – people should use them wisely and carefully. Society must overcome the catastrophic logic of bourgeois production. Against the growing power of transnational corporations and international capital structures. For working management and control in the workplace. The wealth and resources of society should be accessible to all, and not just to the ruling elite. For joint people’s self-government without capitalists and bureaucrats.
The organization and integration of economic life should serve the principle: each according to his individual abilities, each according to his individual needs, taking into account changes in the structure of needs themselves, the production capabilities of society and the preservation of natural balance and diversity. Capitalism, as a system of general war, profit, and oppression, has only one historical perspective – the death of mankind in a planetary ecological catastrophe; at best, immersing him in the abyss of “civilized” barbarism.
It cannot be reformed. profit and oppression have only one historical perspective – the death of mankind in a planetary ecological catastrophe; at best, immersing him in the abyss of “civilized” barbarism. It cannot be reformed. profit and oppression have only one historical perspective – the death of mankind in a planetary ecological catastrophe; at best, immersing him in the abyss of “civilized” barbarism. It cannot be reformed.
Fascism, racism, nationalism is the means of the bourgeoisie and the bureaucracy, in order to slander and divide people of different races and nations to hide their dominance. Provide profit and hold power over society. We are internationalists. Only internationally organized workers are capable of not only opposing power and capital, reactionary political trends, but also inflicting a decisive defeat on them.
The world should be multi-colored, not brown! For a world without borders and nation-states, one in its diversity of cultures and traditions. A world of diversity of individuals, collectives, communities and regions, and not a gloomy world of national and religious hostility, racial prejudice, chauvinism, xenophobia, unified and closed “national cultures”. Protection of national and cultural minorities from discrimination and fascist terror.
The negative experience of “real socialism” in countries such as the USSR, China, Cuba, etc. in no way discredits the ideas of libertarian communism. The emergence of a free and solidary society is impossible through an essentially authoritarian party structure, the seizure of state power, the dictatorship of any party apparatus, the self-proclaimed “avant-garde”. Against the Bolshevik principles of organization. For the structure of the organization, based on the libertarian principles of mutual respect, equality, solidarity.
It should become a prototype of the structure of the society we are striving to create. We believe that the regimes in the so-called The “socialist countries” were just a crude form of the global tendency towards state capitalism – a system in which economic relations, wage labor, and hence bourgeois psychology, were preserved. Only the capitalist was single and collective — the ruling party elite. The essence of the difference between capitalism in the “socialist countries” from the “Western” only in the form of capitalist accumulation. The libertarian experience of the Makhnovist movement, the Spanish Revolution, Tolstoyanism, independent labor movement, etc.
showed with what zeal the Bolsheviks are trying to eradicate any anti-authoritarian, truly communist movement. We are against any ideological and organizational unity with the Leninists (Stalinists, Maoists, Trotskyists, etc.). For close cooperation with non-authoritarian socialists, anti-party left communists and libertarian Marxists. independent labor movement, etc. showed with what zeal the Bolsheviks are trying to eradicate any anti-authoritarian, truly communist movement. We are against any ideological and organizational unity with the Leninists (Stalinists, Maoists, Trotskyists, etc.).
For close cooperation with non-authoritarian socialists, anti-party left communists and libertarian Marxists. independent labor movement, etc. showed with what zeal the Bolsheviks are trying to eradicate any anti-authoritarian, truly communist movement. We are against any ideological and organizational unity with the Leninists (Stalinists, Maoists, Trotskyists, etc.). For close cooperation with non-authoritarian socialists, anti-party left communists and libertarian Marxists.
The forms of self-government can be: a) production capacities seized in the public ownership by collectives of workers, operating on a libertarian basis; b) libertarian communes; c) other institutions based on territorial, functional and other grounds. Such forms of self-government could be an effective way to create a basic social alternative to the dominant society.
Against the state army as a system of violence, an instrument of domination of the ruling castes and an instrument for integrating young people into the patriarchal, authoritarian and hierarchical structures of the system of domination. Against compulsory military service. We must not defend the state and government, which exist only for the purpose of oppressing us. Boycott – call! All subpoenas – in the toilet! For the possibility of universal arming of the workers and the militia type of organization of defense without drill, soldier, humiliation of human dignity and the prison regime. For full control of the society for military specialists. FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD! FREE PEOPLE SHARE Nothing!
Against the rampant exploitation of the environment for the profit of a few. Against the industrial system of organization and power of technocrats. For the comprehensive development and implementation of alternative energy. For the creation of eco-settlements and the harmonization of relations between man and nature. For decentralized, humanistic, balanced production in the interests of people, while preserving nature for future generations, with the gradual overcoming of industrial technologies. Active support of social ecologists in their struggle, participation in eco-actions, companies and actions. NOT MORE, BETTER! NOT EXTERNAL, AND INTERNAL! DO NOT HAVE, AND BE!
Against sexism – oppression, violence and discrimination of women and men on the basis of sex. Against the patriarchy – the authoritarian structure of any class society in which power in all key areas of society belongs mainly to male owners, the “female” is always subordinate to the “male”, and the family is, among other things, a factory for the reproduction and socialization of labor .
Against sexist stereotypes, family despotism, homophobia, the industry of pornography and ageism (age discrimination). For the active participation of women in society and the ability for individuals to control their own bodies (in particular, reproduction). Each person is equal in their social, gender (gender) and age uniqueness.
NEW HUMANISTIC CULTURE
Against the hypocrisy and repressiveness of mass official culture, the commercialization of creativity, the power of show business and the “entertainment industry”. Against the manipulation of consciousness and behavior in all forms and forms. Against the elitism of culture and the hierarchy of its institutions. All-round support for all types of non-profit art, experimental art and pedagogy. For supporting the initiatives of people who already now want to live by non-authoritarian principles. Such initiatives are important not to escape from reality, but to gain experience in free and reasonable relationships. For the creation of squats, housing communities, art and music communes, autonomous cultural and information centers, and the holding of mass festivals of alternative culture. CULTURE SHOULD NOT POOR OUR LIFE. LIFE SHOULD BECOME GREATER THAN IT IS!
Of course, we stand for complete “spiritual” freedom, for the free search of each person in the field of worldview and faith. But we must by all means counteract, without using power mechanisms, those ideological systems that bring hatred, xenophobia, nationalism to society, and form the authoritarian and dogmatic character of the individual. Many religious ideas are included precisely in such systems.
Even more resolutely we oppose hierarchical church organizations whose pyramidal and authoritarian structure cannot serve the purpose of liberating the human person. Such churches serve only one purpose – to enslave a person spiritually and physically. One of the most serious and influential churches of this type in Russia is the Russian Orthodox Church, which has long turned into a powerful capitalist and bureaucratic corporation, which has both financial and ideological advantages at the state’s request. Against the use of human needs in explaining the world in mercantile and power interests.
HOW TO START A RESISTANCE?
Do not wait – start acting on your own. Focus your efforts in any direction you want and close to you. Find like-minded people among friends, colleagues or fellow students. Start small, the main thing is to have a real business, for example, publishing and distributing a newspaper, creating a union, organizing a squat, commune, alternative information center or participating in a strike, anti-fascist struggle, a protest camp, organizing a rally, picket or rock concert. The main thing is to act, not relying on the state and the bourgeoisie, to act against them or despite them. It is necessary to connect with other groups and initiatives, to maintain information and organizational ties with like-minded people across the country and abroad. This will give you confidence and strength.
LIVE FULL, FREE AND BRIGHT!
Remember that a handful of wrestlers can bring down an avalanche!