THE AUTONOMOUS REVOLUTIONARY NORDIC ALLIANCE (ARNA)
We are a network of anti-capitalist, feminist and antifacist groups from the Nordic countries, wishing to organize a strong Nordic participation in the protest against the G20 summit in July. Read more about our political views in the political platform below.
The alliance has been formed in anticipation of the G20-meeting in Hamburg but our ambition moves far beyond this: we hope to create a lasting network for joint action, logistics and political discussion. Our internationalist ambition means that we move beyond borders in our activism to create a joint resistance against state, patriarchy and capitalism.
POLITICAL PLATFORM FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REVOLUTIONARY NORDIC ALLIANCE
We want a society without classes and and without states
Our political ambitions are guided by the same goal: that we want to liberate humanity and create a free association of everyone for everyone. By necessity this means the end of reckless exploitation of nature, an end to war and an end to nation-states.
We are revolutionaries
Class society is a murderous creature, all historical progress in it has been combated through violent resistance from the system itself. We know that we need a revolution in order to overthrow capitalism and usher in a new world.
We are against parliamentary politics
Bourgeoisie parliaments are the administration of the capitalist system, a system which necessarily changes the most hardened revolutionary who goes into parliaments into a bureaucrat for the upholding of class society.
We are against reformism
Reformism is always intrinsically linked with parliamentary politics and class society, it divides movements and leads them away from being able to smash capitalism and instead strengthens it. We are opposed to all groups, movements and tendencies which strike deals with our class enemies and which for this cause attempts to represent and reign in radical movements.
We are feminists
Patriarchal domination exists on every level of our society. We combat sexist tendencies both in the streets and inside of the revolutionary movement itself. Fighting the lack of access to power and resources which women and non-binary individuals suffer is at the forefront of any anticapitalist development, there is no revolutionary struggle without a feminist struggle.
We are antifascists
Our society is built on a global division of labor and exploitation. Tens of thousands are left to suffer and die due to the politics of the European countries. Fascist mobilizations and reactionary groups try to whip up racist antagonisms which hide the true conflicts in society, those between the global working class and the owning class. Thus we develop antifascist and antiracist strategies and practices in all
sectors of life.
We are in solidarity with each other
Solidarity is not just a slogan for us but a way of life and an absolute necessity. Solidarity means to organise to support each other in order to form true collectivity, beyond national borders and against the attempts of the state and capital to divide us. Solidarity is our weapon.
We are a network which means that groups retain their autonomy even as we strive towards working closely with one another on the principles ofsolidarity and free association. We continuously accept new groups in the alliance. We only accept groups as members of the network, not individuals, however individuals can always form groups for the opportunity to join the network. To join or start a discussion concerning some issue please email the closest group to you as there is no central organizing structure of ARNA outside the groups themselves.
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN ARNA? GET IN CONTACT WITH YOUR LOCAL GROUP
SÖDRA KLUBBEN (MALMÖ)
RÖDA KÄRNAN (ESKILSTUNA)
RÖTT SKIMMER (GÖTEBORG)
ANARCHO-SYNDICALIST YOUTH FEDERATION GOTHENBURG
ANARCHO-SYNDICALIST YOUTH FEDERATION LUND
ORGANISING AUTONOMOUSLY (LUND)
ANARCHO-SYNDICALIST YOUTH FEDERATION MALMÖ
ALUSTA ANARCHIST FEDERATION
Are you a group from Norway and do you want to join ARNA?
- write one of the other groups ASAP
Are you a group from Island and do you want to join ARNA?
- write one of the other groups ASAP
A CALL FOR NORDIC PARTICIPATION IN THE G20 SUMMIT IN HAMBURG 6-8 TH OF JULY.
Trump. Putin. Merkel. Erdogan. Juncker. The list of invitees to the G20 summit is akin to a gallery of movie villains. Add to the main cast the supporting roles of the coup-maker Temer from Brazil, Xi Jinpeng from China, the murderer Duterte from the Phillipines and the disgraced Park from South Korea and the G20 reveals that it is a grotesque carnival of reaction rather than the dignified gathering of world leaders that it wants to portray itself as.
Indeed the tarnished and almost comical state of the global elite mirrors the state of capitalism itself.
This is no coincidence. These powerhungry jackals are not the architects of capitalism but its spawn. They merely execute the bloodshed, misery and death demanded by the capitalist system itself, a system in deep crisis. Andalthough this current batch of madmen, thieves and liars might seem particularly vile they are but players in a game who follow a set of rules given by the rulebook of capitalism. Today we see that the suspension, limitation and abolition of the few democratic rights won by people in struggle are increasingly attacked on a global scale by all of the G20 countries, this in order to limit the capacity for people to struggle back. We resist these measures while at the same time working to create a society from below.
The G20 is no true fight between different ideologies but a squabble between different groups of capitalist countries and interests who all put profit and capitalist order over the lives of people. Workers in different countries are put against each other with the threats of outsourcing and wagedumping which opens up for racist politics which in turn continue business as usual. The G20 is one of the main instigators of capitalist policies which the working class in every country has to fight against, our cause is common because capitalism exists globally.
In these times of austerity, the “luxury” of climate change reforms are passed over due to capitalism’s short-sighted nature. This desire is evident in political choices of ripping up the few pitiful voluntary agreements onfighting climate change and instead expanding heavy industry, expropriating land for fracking and extraction of oil, gas and minerals. The system is not merely heading for a social disaster, it’s also ravaging the very planet it subsists on due to its brutal desire to make profit, thereby destroying the very existance of it’s future inhibitants. This is untenable; every reform has so far been too little and too late and the G20 threatens to further set back any work against climate change.
The wars started by or supported by the great powers at the G20 has created refugee movements which they are now cutting off, effectively murdering thousands along the borders of Fortress Europe and Turkey. The G20 appears as a competition between differing state interests but this only hides that the interests of migrants and non-migrants alike are never considered. On the agenda of the G20 is the proposed “Compact for Africa”, a push to trap migrants inside of Africa and to keep their misery and death far away from the eyes of Europeans.
The G20 is not an end for us but a start. It is a time when we can take back the momentum as the main force of opposition in society. It is a place where we can learn, mobilize, gain confidence and energize our movements together. We will go to Hamburg along with social movements from far and wide to protest their world and envision another.
Everyone to the G20 in Hamburg 6-8 July!
Autonomous Revolutionary Nordic Alliance
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