The organisers of the gathering have agreed to outline the general principles of the network – both politically and organisationally. These are open to debate and mild modification, but are the core of what we believe and hope these can be the understandings by which this libertarian gathering organises itself.
These are to be used as a guide to future discussion, but also as an indicator of the core beliefs of the gathering so that it is clear for those attending what this network is/could be about. The gathering is not a space for those who strongly disagree with the below points.
1. A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; institutions and governments that promote destructive austerity measures;
2. We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human beings and life.
3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can have a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organisations, in which transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;
4. A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social movements’ struggles, advocating forms of resistance which maximize respect for life and oppressed peoples’ rights, as well as the construction of local alternatives to global capitalism;
5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and autonomy.
On process page
What follows is a draft statment of intent which we may consider to adopt in some form.
Draft Network X statement of intent
Network X is an encounter of youth, students, unionists, anarchists, community organisers and activists of many political tendencies who come together based on our common desire to organise without hierarchy to resist the state/corporate austerity agenda. We see this struggle as a crucial battle in the greater fight against Capitalism and Domination of all forms.
While our strategies and actions for achieving this may be diverse, it is through this diversity that we find our strength. Through resisting this new wave of austerity cuts which are a direct attack on the underprivileged, we are committed to a process of building revolutionary class struggle. This will happen by radically transforming social relations away from exploitation and domination and by smashing the power of the ruling class.
This will involve continuing to attack on the state, banking, military and corporate interests who support this system which oppresses the underprivileged majority. This will be achieved by a diversity of tactics including but not limited to civil disobedience, strike action, occupations, land grabs.
Network X is not a formal group or organisation rather it is a space where these struggles can come together to discuss, orientate and plan and organise. Guided by the principles of solidarity, autonomy, mutual aid, decentralisation and community we will continue to explore and develop our analysis of this crisis and explore various strategies for action.