Outside hierarchy another society is possible - English

Spezzano Albanese August 21-22-23-24 th 2003


INTERNATIONAL MEETING


"OVER PORTO ALEGRE...  SELF-GOVERNMENT. IDEAS, EXPERIMENTATIONS AND PRACTICE"


The “global village”

The hierarchical social system leaders continue to struggle against the human kind and against every other form of life. They call this flexibility, reception, safety, wise use of natural resources, missions of peace, humanitarian intervention, war to terrorism, preventive war etc.

All over the world they force people to beg job and then, they exploit  the workers.

  • The social services improve for the few and worsen for the many.
  • The safety control system warrants the safety of their system, while allows mafias to enlarge in economic and political fields.
  • They strenghten repressive means and laws towards who rebels and struggles against social iniquities.
    They deface and sack the territory, they impose forced cultivations, destroy the ecosystem  and leave in poverty  whole populations grabbing their natural resources.
  • They cause war and bring death to human beings animals and environment under pretext of ethnic cleaning.
  • They force people to emigrate from their countries enclosing them in modern lagers (reception houses).In such a situation these people can easly become mafia and criminality slaves.

All this is extolled as "global village", built day after day by the international capitalism exploiting the work of its modern slaves.

       
The sleep of reason breeds monsters

The middle classes permeated their own revolution upon these words, playing a leader cultural role on reason.

They claimed to carry out libertè, fraternitè, egalitè basing on delegate democracy in politics and on capital in economy. Exploitation has replaced exploitation, hierarchy replaced hierarchy, monsters have replaced monsters, leaving reason in a deep sleep.

The politic schools-either revolutionary or socialdemocratic-had the same destiny. They wanted to reach an egalitarian society through hierarchy. Some are implosed, while others get along well with that system against which they had risen. Power in any case is the rule.

It's the rule of masters and of hierarchical establishment, the control of the few on the many.

People are ruled by hierarchic management in the economic field and by town, district, nation, world administrations in political and social fields. In social life this pyramidal system is exactly reproduced by welfare associations.


This is not the only possible society

This is not a stated society. It 's a socity built on one model rather than on another. Its members build it and keep it in life.

Therefore, if it has been built this way it can be reformed on a new model. As free and equal beeings the ones who don't share and don't accept the present model can choose to express and put into practice an equal society out of power.

People who want to come to freedom through freedom are called utopians. They affirm that it is not possible to realize an equal society through the state and also if hierarchy is left alive. Those who planned to obtain freedom with hierarchy, building their nests in the states or forming new ones, show an inchoerent paradox. They granted the success of the middleclass once they wanted to destroy, instead of making an equal society. The system leaders use their power in many ways: under pretext of flexibility, safety, wise use of natural resources, ect. and dropping "intelligent", "preventive" bombs.

They take the lead of globalization to become the absolute masters of world. As a matter of fact, the accusation of utopism reverts on those who theorized it, while the libertarian method still represents the other possible choice. You can find various aspects of it among the peace and no-global movements. This alternative does exist in the self-organized job and social movements and in the grass-roots ones. This possible choice brings to many cultural fields a lively thought and discussion.

Acting spurs libertarians

New horizons open up for the libertarian social action. This requires deep analysis, discussions and social self-organized acts against power and hierarchy. It's necessary to draw a gradual but revolutionary project to destroy the existing and build the alternative. This plan should not be only a claim. It'd go over and build today the basis for the future society.

Without doubt, the claiming act let people understand that struggles improve their bad conditions of life. The acts that aim at building a real alternative society should be the certainty that this is already possible now.

  • It's necessary to find out the economic and power contradictions.
  • To spur the workers to change exploitation and profit and expropriate and socialize production means.
    To join in self-economic organizations and build a network of producers and consumers associations out of state and economy control.
  • To enlarge these acts to the political and social fields in the place in which each of us live. Not to allow administration to decide on local affairs.
  • To put into practice the direct democracy of municipalism, so that the whole "citizens" can decide about their territorial problems (services, environment, ect).

This acting should be planned day after day, as a gradual but revolutionary project, taking advantage by conflict and building self-organized movements out of power. It'd start from municipalism to aim at "another society": the self-government society.


F.M.B (Federazione Municipalista di  Base) of Spezzano Albanese is a libertarian municipalist grass-roots organization acting since about ten years.

FMB calls to discuss about all these topics that indoubtly belong to self-government and grass-roots movements.

FMB organizes an international meeting: "Over Puerto Alegre... self-government ideas, experimentations and practice." at Spezzano Albanese on August 21-22-23-24th 2003.


                                                         FMB Federazione Municipale di Base di Spezzano Albanese

 

OUTSIDE HIERARCHY ANOTHER SOCIETY IS POSSIBLE

Spezzano Albanese August 21-22-23-24th 2003


INTERNATIONAL MEETING

"OVER PORTO ALEGRE... SELF-GOVERNMENT. IDEAS, EXPERIMENTATIONS AND PRACTICE"

OUTSIDE HIERARCHICAL SOCIETY

The role of economic, politic, religious institutions in the present system

Private and public state economy; the political and social pyramid; the State, the Church , the civil society; puppets and puppeteers; the institutional municipality or rather the State in small; rulers and ruled; relationship between municipal institution and district, national government and lobbies; devolution; transfer of power to keep power; the State that divides into more States to remain the same.


ANOTHER SOCIETY IS POSSIBLE

Over Porto Alegre... self-government ideas, experimentations and practice

Against the process of globalization of the capitalistic system; grass-roots associations in the municipalities; contradictions and border lines of municipal institutions; the choice of breaking the existing in economic, social and political fields; from the government to the self-government; from a state municipality to a network of municipalities.