International of Anarchist Federations declares support for J20

International of Anarchist Federations declares support for J20

International of Anarchist Federations (IFA/IAF) declares its support for J20 protest and actions against Donald Trump.

English

#DisruptJ20

As International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA), we support the demonstrations planned to take place during the inauguration of Donald Trump, 20 January 2017.

It should go without saying that we do not support Hilary Clinton or any other politician : we know they are both faces of capitalism, racism and war. But the inauguration of Trump means the legitimisation of white supremacism, neo-nazism and mysoginy.

We don't give a damn about élections ; the change we fight for will be archived only by ourselves, trought direct action.

We expect nothing from politicians but suffering, exploitation and oppression.

We stand with all those experiencing police attacks, racist murders and sexist violence.

In solidarity,

CRIFA, Marseille, 3-4 December 2016

Italian

IFA:‭ ‬sostegno alle proteste contro l’insediamento di Donald Trump

#DisruptJ20‭

‬Come Internazionale di Federazioni Anarchiche‭ (‬IAF-IFA‭) ‬sosteniamo le manifestazioni che si terranno durante l’insediamento di Donald Trump il‭ ‬20‭ ‬gennaio‭ ‬2017.‭

‬Ovviamente non sosteniamo Hillary Clinton o altri politici.‭ ‬Sappiamo che entrambi sono facce del capitalismo,‭ ‬del razzismo,‭ ‬della guerra.‭ ‬Ma l’insediamento di Trump significa la legittimazione del suprematismo bianco,‭ ‬del neo nazismo e della misoginia.‭

‬Non ci interessano le elezioni‭; ‬il cambiamento per cui lottiamo sarà raggiunto da noi stessi attraverso l’azione diretta.‭
‬Non ci aspettiamo niente dai politici se non sofferenza,‭ ‬sfruttamento e oppressione.‭

‬Noi siamo al fianco di tutti coloro che devono affrontare gli attacchi della polizia,‭ ‬gli omicidi razzisti e la violenza sessista.‭

‬In solidarietà,

‬CRIFA‭ ‬(Commissione Relazioni dell’Internazionale delle Federazioni Anarchiche‭)
riunita a Marsiglia il‭ ‬3-4‭ ‬dicembre‭ ‬2016

Greek

Ως Διεθνής των Αναρχικών Ομοσπονδιών (IAF-IFA), στηρίζουμε τις κινητοποιήσεις που προγραμματίζονται να λάβουν χώρα κατά τη διάρκεια της ορκωμοσίας του Donald Trump, στις 20 Ιανουαρίου 2017.

Θα πρέπει να είναι αυτονόητο ότι δεν στηρίζουμε την Hilary Clinton ή κάποιον άλλον πολιτικό. Γνωρίζουμε ότι είναι όλοι όψεις του καπιταλισμού, του ρατσισμού και του πολέμου. Αλλά, η ορκωμοσία του Trump σηματοδοτεί τη νομιμοποίηση της λευκής υπεροχής, του νέο-ναζισμού και του μισογυνισμού.

Δεν δίνουμε δεκάρα για τις εκλογές, η αλλαγή για την οποία παλεύουμε θα επιτευχθεί μόνο από εμάς, μέσω της άμεσης δράσης.

Δεν περιμένουμε τίποτα παραπάνω από τους πολιτικούς εκτός του πόνου, της εκμετάλλευσης και της καταπίεσης.

Στεκόμαστε στο πλευρό όσων βιώνουν επιθέσεις της αστυνομίας, ρατσιστικές δολοφονίες και σεξιστική βία.

Με αλληλεγγύη,

Η Επιτροπή Σχέσεων της IFA (CRIFA)

Mασσαλία, 3-4 Δεκέμβρη 2016

For more info see http://i-f-a.org/index.php/es/

IFA's member organisations include:-

Member Federations

Argentina FLA
Britain AF
Bulgaria ФАБ
Czech Republic AFed
France, Belgium and Switzerland FA
Germany & Switzerland FdA
Italy FAI
Spain & Portugal FAI
Slovenia FAO

Comments

rat
Dec 23 2016 11:37

Seems like a standard issue Leftist statement.
Are the Republican party really some sort of manifestation of "neo-nazism"?
And would there have been any demos against the inauguration of a Democratic Party president?

Chilli Sauce
Dec 23 2016 15:56
rat wrote:
Seems like a standard issue Leftist statement.
Are the Republican party really some sort of manifestation of "neo-nazism"?
And would there have been any demos against the inauguration of a Democratic Party president?

I'm sort of with you, Rat, I don't see much value in an inauguration demo - or, really, any demo for demo's sake. And no, despite the fact that Trump has mainstreamed white supremacist voices in a way unseen since the Civil Right Movement, the Republican party is not fascist.

What is true, however, is that there are left/anarchist demonstrations at every inauguration - Republican and Democratic alike. In fact, when it was assumed Hilary would win, there was talk of Bernie supporters holding protests from day one to 'push her toward a progressive agenda' or some shit like that.

Juan Conatz
Dec 23 2016 17:04

Let's not forget the "Hope Bloc" of 2008. A number of more well known leftists and anarchists signed a statement calling for a non-disruptive demo in solidarity with people who had hope for Obama. Rat has a point.

rooieravotr
Dec 25 2016 13:37

True: a call-out like this would not have gone out if Clinton had won the presidency. In that sense, the call-out is problematic. But I don 't see that as a reason to dismiss it. People are alarmed by the prospect of a Trump presidency, and rightly so. People want to express their outrage, alarm and anger, and rightly so. That people are inconsistent in opposing Trump and not, or hardly, opposing Clinton, is a problem not to be solved by dismissing the thing, but by addressing the inconsistency. The fault is not the people going on J20. The fault is the illusions in their heads while doing so. THAT has oe be addressed. That J20 is happening is a good thing. I would be there if I lived in the US, and I will be on the streets of Amsterdam in solidarity action. If that be 'leftism', let 's make the most of it smile

rooieravotr
Dec 25 2016 13:41

And no, the Republican party as such is not 'fascist'. The alt right phenomenon, however, is. And the alt right phenomenon now has a foothold in the White House through this Steve Bannon character. I do not see the Trump presidency as a fascist regime as such. But neither is it just another Republican administration.

altemark
Dec 25 2016 20:05

Does anyone know if any US unions have signed any similar #J20 general strike statement, or if there are any unions organizing disruptive actions in the US on that date?

syndicalist
Dec 26 2016 00:55

I no problem with the statement. Or even calls for demos.
Of course demos and statements don't organize movements, but
Anti-viet nam war and other demos were helpful
and for some younger folks an important experiance in a longer development

Serge Forward
Dec 26 2016 01:21

I don't see a problem with it either. The IFA is a mixed bag and the statement will do, considering. It's bizarre when people act all surprised because IFA doesn't suddenly dash out a 100% clear as crystal lengthy left communist analysis.

syndicalist
Dec 26 2016 18:25
altemark wrote:
Does anyone know if any US unions have signed any similar #J20 general strike statement, or if there are any unions organizing disruptive actions in the US on that date?

The short answer is no to distruptive actions. Local unions may participate
in some of the general rallies

RadBlackLove
Dec 29 2016 21:20

My big question is what exactly is J20 and/or what cause do people want the "disruptions" to have? We talked about it in IWW spaces but it all sounds so vague..... I agree that maybe if demos are a direction folks locally want to go in that's cool but I'm not so sure that one-off demos are where/ how we're building power....