Italy: Alternativa Libertaria (October 2003)

Italy: Alternativa Libertaria (October 2003)

Editorial:

The divisions and contrasts between Italian workers and foreign workers only serves to maintain the domination of an economic structure which itself provokes these lacerations and which needs a weak, scattered workforce complete with the image of strong workers but with a weak sector mainly composed of immigrants, women and young people. The task of those workers who want to strengthen and revitalize a real opposition to this economic system which splits up society and creates division within the workforce, is to unite workers of different origins, religions and sexes as much as possible.

For some time it has been our belief that in order to regain the capacity for anti-capitalist action on a European level, one of our priorities must be to eliminate the contradiction within the class which is represented by forms of racism and instead exploit the contradictions which the presence of a huge reservoir of manpower introduces, with the aim of bringing about a radical change to the capitalist society.

Organized workers have often spoken of "strength through unity" - the strength to change this world, to be able to build a new one where humans are valued for themselves, not for their market value, where people can make the most of their cultural resources, but above all where they are free from capitalist economic oppression and can freely self-manage a more equalitarian, freer society.

We anarchist communists believe that solidarity between people and internationalism are not empty words or simple slogans. They are indispensable elements of our theory from which derives an approach to the problems of the relationships between different peoples which is different to the solidaristic vision which is today shared by different sectors of society and political forces, from the ex-communists to the catholics, right up to the various brands of fundamentalism which, unfortunately, prosper throughout all societies.

It is essential therefore, that the Italian and European anti-capitalist movement clarify this problem. This would serve to strengthen the chances of united political action and of a re-birth of a class-struggle opposition in Europe together with a strenghtening of international connections between anti-capitalist forces, the only way towards bringing about a real change in present-day society.

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The October 2003 edition of "Alternativa Libertaria" is now online at the FdCA website in PDF format, for easy downloading and printing.

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