64th FdCA Council of Delegates - Final Document
italy / switzerland |
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Friday February 02, 2007 18:44 by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici - FdCA
Final document passed at the fdCA's 64th Council of Delegates, which was held in Florence on SUnday 28th January 2007, dealing with: the current situation in Italy; FdCA tactics for 2007; syndicalism; secularism; environment/energy; immigration; anti-militarism; anti-fascism; libertarian practices and politics.
of Delegates of the FdCA
FdCA branch premises - Via G.P.
1. The appearance of a "normal" country
Following the approval of the 2007
Budget the centre-left government appears to be more stable and therefore
better able to overcome certain internal contradictions and face the coming
pension reform and the success of
its plans to put workers' severance pay into funds;
labour contract reform;
flexibility as a cure for
assimilation and regularization of
the new Eastern European immigrant workforce and "model" temporary detention
centres (CPTs) for migrants;
completion of "European"
infrastructural work (TAV, various corridors, etc.);
new national energy plan (gas/regasification,
confirmation of Italian military
plan to liberalize and privatize
liberalization plans in commercial
services as a laughable form of support for demand.
After its adventures in
government, the parliamentary opposition of the centre-right seems to be in a
phase of re-organization in the light of the UDC (Union of Christian and
Centrist Democrats) distancing itself from the coalition and the dangerous
nostalgia of the Northern League movement. However, their objective of fiscal
federalism is still within reach.
The industrialists' federation,
Confindustria, is more than satisfied with the 2007 Budget and will be working
with the government on the task of contract reform (preference for
de-centralized contracts with gradual abandoning of national labour contracts)
and a return to control over working hours and rhythms as a condition for wage
With the entry into government of
a large part of the political forces and union class who were previously
active in the opposition to Berlusconi, the movements have lost a good deal of
momentum and social opposition has been somewhat diminished. There remain -
for now at least - only sporadic outbursts within the labour movement and on
the social level, such as the FIOM (engineering workers' union, part of the
CGIL), the 28 April Network (opposition within the CGIL union federation),
some grassroots unions, attempts to reorganize opposition on questions such as
energy/environment, secularism, immigrants, precarity and neo-fascism.
2. FdCA tactics for 2007
In light of the situation, the
difficult task for anarchist communists is:
to represent an organizational and
political reference point for the many grassroots militants who remain
isolated and disoriented as a result of the withering of the movements and the
recruiting to Prodi's increasingly neo-liberal stance of that sector of the
political and labour world that until recently opposed the liberalism of the
to promote at community level
political initiatives both as FdCA and as part of grassroots associations,
networks and alliances of political, labour and social forces in areas such as
labour struggles, secularism, the environment/energy, immigration,
anti-militarism and anti-fascism.
Support the creation of committees
in the battle for the protection of state pensions, against pension reform,
acting on a double level of technical counter-information in the workplace and
the search for ways to restore national insurance schemes.
Support for committees and
initiatives against precarity.
Support for the current policies
of the FIOM and the 28 April Network.
Support for attempts to create a
more united grassroots syndicalism (such as the recent creation of the SdL-Workers'
Union) and dialogue within and between categories.
Given the recent rise in clerical
intrusion into the lives of people, it is necessary to support the initiatives
of movements, committees and individuals in order to protect the individual's
rights to choose one's partner and to make a living will.
Denouncing of and
counter-information on the liberalization processes currently under way in
strategic sectors of the country (transport, energy, public resources, etc)
with serious repercussions on the territory.
Support for movements and
community committees in their demands for the right to information on and
participation in strategic decisions (energy, infrastructural works, mega
plants) in such a way as to be able not only to federate the struggles, but
also come up with credible alternative strategies to the current model of
managing the territory, often for the financial benefit of the few with the
externalization of environmental costs and the privatization of profits.
Action aimed at debunking and
denouncing the strategy of "good immigration" by means of agencies and
sponsors on the one hand and the maintaining or re-conversion of CPTs
(immigrant detention centres) as a model form of "civil" confinement.
Support for the creation of mixed
migrant-Italian bodies within the community in order to provide a means of
exchange and work on joint social projects with regard to rights and freedom.
Support the struggles and
mobilizations of committees and movements against the militarization of the
community and for the closure of military bases in Italy.
Support the campaigns and
mobilizations for the withdrawal of Italian military missions abroad and for
the de-militarization of all territories that are the victim of wars.
In light of the re-organization
and spread of neo-fascist and neo-nazi political forces in various parts of
the country, the FdCA will promote and join mass anti-fascist networks and
to re-organize the popular
anti-fascist fabric of the country, both on a cultural level and a political
to denounce any concessions on the
part of the State's institutions, central or otherwise, to these new forms of
neo-nazism and neo-fascism.
9. Libertarian practices and politics
Whenever they join struggles and
mobilizations, movements and their organizational structures, the FdCA and its
libertarian practices aimed at
achieving a horizontal and autonomous decision-making process rooted at the
libertarian politics aimed at
spreading and achieving alternative objectives to the policies of neo-liberals
and authoritarians which reduce our living space, impoverishing our work and
our culture, as well as developing forms of reorganization and
self-organization of our needs, seeking the greatest possible amount of
freedom and equality.
FdCA Council of
Florence, 28th January 2007