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  • Especifismo is considered to have come to broadly similar conclusions to the Organizational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists (Draft) and may be considered to be very similar to [[platformism]][citation needed], which in turn claims its roots lie in the organisational work of figures like Mikhail Bakunin, Errico Malatesta and [[Nestor Makhno]].
  • [[social insertion]]
    • the oppressed are the most revolutionary sector of society, and that the seed of the future revolutionary transformation of society lies already in these classes and social groupings
    • anarchist involvement in the [[daily fights of the oppressed]] and working classes
  • https://blackrosefed.org/especifismo-weaver
  • key concepts
    • The need for specifically anarchist organization built around a unity of ideas and praxis.
    • The use of the specifically anarchist organization to theorize and develop strategic political and organizing work.
    • Active involvement in and building of autonomous and popular social movements, which is described as the process of “social insertion.”
  • The Especifists put forward three main thrusts to their politics, the first two being on the level of organization. By raising the need for a specifically anarchist organization built around a unity of ideas and praxis, the Especifists inherently state their objection to the idea of a synthesis organization of revolutionaries or multiple currents of anarchists loosely united.
    • The result of these types of union are libertarian collectives without much more in common than considering themselves anarchists
    • North American anarchists have also offered their experiences of synthesis organization as lacking any cohesiveness due to multiple, contradictory political tendencies
  • Without a strategy that stems from common political agreement, revolutionary organizations are bound to be an affair of reactivism against the continual manifestations of oppression and injustice and a cycle of fruitless actions to be repeated over and over
  • Especifists criticize these tendencies for being driven by spontaneity and individualism and for not leading to the serious, systematic work needed to build revolutionary movements
  • trust within the members and groups is built that allows for a deep, high-level discussion of their action.
    • might lead to interesting discussions on federated [[trust]] and [[identity]]
  • It must have as a foundation the experience of the [[struggle of the oppressed]] and their aspirations, and from those elements it must set the goals and the tasks to be followed by the [[revolutionary organization]] in order to succeed not only in the final objective but also in the immediate ones.
  • [[the platform]]
    • The authors of the Platform were veteran partisans of the Russian Revolution. They helped lead a peasant guerilla war against Western European armies and later the Bolsheviks in the Ukraine, whose people had a history independent of the Russian Empire
    • In comparison, the praxis of Especifismo is a living, developed practice, and arguably a much more relevant and contemporary theory, emerging as it does out of 50 years of anarchist organizing
    • Whereas the Platform can be easily read as seeing anarchists’ role as narrowly and most centrally within labor unions, Especifismo gives us a living example that we can look towards and which speaks more meaningfully to our work in building a revolutionary movement today.

[Nestor Makhno]: Nestor Makhno.md "Nestor Makhno" [social insertion]: social insertion.md "social insertion" [//end]: # "Autogenerated link references"

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