Posts Tagged ‘Elections’
Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Elephant in the room – Bringing down the dictatorship. Interview on protests in Belarus
Since Sunday streets in Belarus are filled with rage of protesters trying to bring down the dictatorship. People from all parts of the society have been clashing in the night of August 9 in 33 different cities around the country. They are fighting against president Lukashenko who is ruling the country for the last 26 years.
We got together with one of comrades from Belarus who is living in emigration and clarified some things that are happening in Belarus right now.
How did the Belarusians come to rebellion against the dictatorship
If you had asked people in Belarus how long the dictatorship of Lukashenko was left in early 2020, they would have looked at you like a fool. In a respected dictatorship, such questions are not asked, because you know what can happen. And in general, it so happens that the reign of the great leader is timeless. But the situation has changed so radically over the last 8 months that Belarusians took to the streets and for the first time in the new history of Belarus they fought back the police in at least 33 different cities of the country.
Today Belarusians have woken up in a new country. In it, people openly talk about hatred for the government and prepare for a violent confrontation with the police and state. They discuss online and live effective methods of struggle. Several factories went on strike the day after the elections. (more…)
Monday, August 10th, 2020
The right to vote is seen as a necessary prerequisite for freedom across the world. People have fought and died for the right to vote in elections. Women across the world fought bitter battles for the right to vote. So why are the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) questioning this as a right worth having?
The entire electoral show is designed to encourage us to believe that not only does our vote matter, but that it’s the most important decision we could possibly make. Indeed voting is held so sacred by many that the mere mention of not voting is enough to cause outrage. When we have pointed out that our vote makes no difference anyway, we’ve been accused of being apathetic, privileged, immature, and even being part of the alt-right!
But as noted anarchist Vernon Richards wrote, “so long as we have capitalism and government, the job of anarchists is to fight both, and at the same time encourage people to take what steps they can to run their own lives.” [“Anarchists and Voting”, pp. 176-87, The Raven, No. 14, p. 179]
We argue that electoralism ensures that a statist perspective becomes dominant. Everything is seen in terms of state intervention and following the decisions of the leaders, which has always proved deadly to encouraging a spirit of revolt, self-management and self-help – the very keys to creating change in a society. (more…)
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
PDF: 1 pag. Como vivimos…
El presente libro, está dedicado al guerrero anarquista Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, secuestrado por el Estado español. Querido compañero, te queremos pronto en las calles, la libertad vino hace tiempo a por ti.
Como vivimos desde la anarquía la lucha y los disturbios por el Poder en Bolivia, es el grito furibundo de una recopilación de textos germinados por la sed de lucha contra la dominación, en un escenario tramoyado por la pugna interburguesa por el Poder, en el que sencillamente los ácratas no intervenimos. Ese forcejeo por la silla presidencial no nos incumbe, pero sí la ofensiva constante contra toda autoridad, sin desperdiciar la crítica que nos señala el camino de la praxis. Es necesario enfocarnos en el encandilamiento feligrés-social, que conduce a los ciudadanos a buscar su presente (y futuro) en las urnas de la dominación, con la intención de elegir a su nuevo amo, lo cual atenta contra cualquier expectativa de libertad individual y colectiva. La insurrección es permanente. Quienes luchamos contra toda forma de autoridad no necesitamos esperar por una fecha específica en el calendario para reaccionar contra las imposiciones. No necesitamos quien nos gobierne ni nos dirija; sabemos organizarnos, elegir a nuestrxs afines en la lucha y avanzar hacia la liberación total sin recular. (more…)
Tags: Analysis, Anti-Fascism, Bolivia, Como vivimos desde la anarquía la lucha y los disturbios por el Poder en Bolivia, Edições Crônica Subversiva, Elections, Evo Morales, Fuck the Elections, Gustavo Rodriguez, Indigenous Struggle, Insurrection, Jeanine Áñez, PDF, Social Insurrection, Zine
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Compartimos este llamado a la abstención activa, ante el circo eufórico de los procesos electorales (en España) que ya están aquí de nuevo. Con esto no sólo incitamos a la abstención, sino al ataque directo contra cualquier máquina, institución, Estado o colaborador de éstos.
Es un Cartel para colgar en la calle, y una Octavilla para buzonear.
El Catel es Din A3.
La Octavilla se imprime en Din A4 por las dos caras, y se recorta en 3, y se dobla el papel por donde está la imagen del gato, y se deja en el buzón dejando que sobresalga del buzón sólo la parte del gato y el “no votes nunca” para llamar la atención del vecino de turno.
No es un llamado “ciudadanista”, es un llamado a deslegitimar y atacar todas las estructuras de dominación que se ciernen sobre nosotros a diario. (more…)
Domokos: Text by Nikos Maziotis about the elections on January 25th and the coalition of SYRIZA and ANEL (Greece)
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Translated by Act for freedom now!
The January 25 elections was one more “triumph” of civil democracy. It was further proof of the discrediting of a rotten political system, where more than 1/3 of the electoral body turned its back on the “fiesta” of democracy and did not go to vote. Out of the approximately 9.800.000 voters registered in the electoral records participation was at 63,5%, meaning that the valid votes were about 6.180.000, while the other 3.620.000, which accounts for 36,5%, did not go to vote. Out of those who voted, SYRIZA got 36%, i.e. around 2.200.000 voters, meaning that out of all the registered voters, SYRIZA’s government was based on less than 1/4 of the electoral body.
A triumph therefore of “popular dominance” and democratic centralization! In the end it’s not the majority through representatives that “governs” as is supposed, but the minority. It has been proved yet again that the political system of civil parliamentarianism is disparaged by millions of citizens. It was proved that precisely because of this disparaging of the political system as a result of the economic crisis, all the governments of recent years are minority governments and that self-reliance is now impossible. In reality, one could say that the main power are those abstaining from electoral illusions and staged circuses of professional liars and fraudsters, right or left. (more…)
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Darwin: Rowdy anti-election action as anarchists burn campaign posters and also activists banner (Australia)
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
On Friday the 6th of September as the farce of Australia’s federal election came to a close we decided to breathe some more fire into the mix.
50 + political posters with the names, faces and political parties who claim to want to “represent” us were collected throughout the night and as we descended on a footbridge across Trower Rd we noticed some do-gooder activists had already visited. (more…)
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Read #1 here.
As the campaign period for the May 13 polls heated up on its last day on Saturday, cab driver told that, “I am not excited to vote. Every three years, I keep hearing the same promises from the same people, who keep breaking their promises every two years. Old and new politicians are alike. They want to remain in power forever. They don’t serve the people.” (more…)
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Onsite infoshop is an anarchist run infoshop in Manila South. As part of our anti-election campaign we engaged local politicians during their campaign in our locality. Visit our site for more details.