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- The fundamental concept of the libertarian political organization is concentric circles. This concept is simple and requires different forms of activity and levels of commitment
- capitalism is a class society and that, therefore, the class struggle is a central aspect
- mobilization of the exploited classes and the popular struggles of the masses are essential, since basing themselves on their needs, will and organization, they expose the contradictions of this class system
- the discussion on popular power must consider the idea that social transformation must be based on the leadership of these movements, that is, on the leadership of organized people, which differentiates this approach from others who conceive of transformation as the work of some vanguard party or as a result of the action of a minority group isolated from the base (as in the case of insurrectionary anarchism – propaganda of the deed – or foquismo)
- it is necessary to understand the main force which is the class struggle, in which a set of exploited classes (urban and rural workers, peasants, precarious sectors, etc.) is in constant conflict with a dominant class (urban owners, rural owners, administrators, etc.), who have the State as one of their allies.
- A social force has a certain capacity to act. The capacity to act can be understood as the possibility that a particular social force has for producing, when it is put into action by the agent who holds it
- Power is the imposition of the will of an agent that mobilizes through social force to overcome the force deployed by those who oppose it.
- power circulates through all social relationships, whether between classes, between groups or even between two people who maintain a relationship
there is no political vacuum, because if one of the parties involved in a conflict does not have power, we can say that the other has it.
- Therefore, when dealing with the class struggle, the issue is not to discuss how to end power relations, but how to forge a libertarian proposal in accordance with what we consider essential, both for the definition of struggles – from a militant viewpoint – and for the society we want to build.
But if anarchists are not against power, what do they fight against?
- Dominance (or domination) is to have the social power of the others (the dominated) and, consequently, of their time to achieve their goals (of the dominator)
- wage slavery
- Many anarchists argue that building power (which is characterized by the mobilization of the grassroots sectors from the bottom up) and therefore of popular power, is, in reality, the path of transformation
It is the ability to think, propose and make our own destiny and the destiny of the community, region and country, respecting cultural differences and individualities
- or not country
- Building Popular Power means building new relationships on a daily basis in the processes of struggle, in schools, in families, in relations between militants, in organizational structures.
- Popular Power consciousness will not be imposed from the outside or from the top down, but will take form through a process of innovative ‘praxis’, fight / reflection, practice / awareness, errors / successes.
- However, there cannot be a bourgeois democracy, imbued with the false notion of equality, where the possibilities are differentiated by the possessions of each one. It should be an exercise in solidarity democracy, direct participation and the construction of class consciousness
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