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SLOVENIA: Anti-Capitalist Bloc: Join the common process!

1 March, 2013 – Anti-Capitalist Bloc (italian and spanish versions follow english one)

GOTOVI SO!  Do it! They are all finished!

Three months ago people in Slovenia rose up in a decentralized massive revolt. It marked the start of an intense and largely self-organized resistance to the crisis. This uprising started in Maribor against the corrupt major and city council, but was born out of more than 20 years of transiton politics and capital accumulation that further increased inequality and powerlessness. The slow privatizaton of society never meant to give us a good life and now it is being rejected all over. It is in the common daily and exceptional practices that challenge the relationships of power that we see our uprising. Like the resistance taking place all around Europe, this is a process with many diferent forms of struggle and expression. All are equally important and none should be ignored, pushed aside or criminalized. It is in this multitude that we engage in a process that re-orientates power towards control over our own lives and that cannot be captured, branded or instrumentalised by any particular interests, groups or parties. In this way, it opens a process of reclaiming space for people to intervene in the discourse of the crisis politics being applied across Europe. Read the rest of this entry