third world workers

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vicent
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May 21 2013 04:51
third world workers

it seems as though third world countries havnt embraced anarchism which is unfortunate as they are the base of the the global working class these days. is this accurate?
if so what should we do?
it seems like a top priority, considering workers from the first world could really help them out with both funding and lessons from our history of struggles.

vicent
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May 21 2013 05:19

furthermore although this site seems to dissaprove of anarchist 'missionaries' it seems as though FORA was set up by europeans, and im sure there are more examples

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May 21 2013 06:12

I mean, we can try to link up, we can support their struggle and we can try to expand the anarchist internationals that already exist. But ultimately, we have to organise and in our own workplaces and communities--that's where we have power and that's where we can have the most influence.

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May 21 2013 07:39

I think that anarchism is very marginal because people have generally lost hope that there's any worthwhile alternative to capitalism, thanks to several decades of fake-socialism (like the USSR). Anarchism, when it's understood for what it is (a libertarian-democratic version of socialism or communism) is seen as just another utopian scheme that will just lead to disaster. And usually it's not even understood as such, just thought to be window breaking, chaos, hatred of authority, etc. (This is a big reason I think propaganda is as important as organizing, to link to the theme on your other thread.)

And there's really no country in the world right now with a even nearly decent sized anarchist movement, so it's not just the poor countries with that problem. sad

In the higher-income countries, we're having enough trouble spreading anarchism here. But if you feel the calling, you can go off to a poor country and try your luck there. It's probably more fertile ground for anarchism in the poorer countries, too, since there's a quasi-bourgeoisie mentality that infects the minds of many workers in the wealthier parts of the world. Sigh.