Post by Bonobo on Nov 25, 2017 19:40:12 GMT 1
I sometimes wonder how Poles position themselves in Europe, in the world and in the Slavic world?
Are most Poles Patriots, Nationalists and conservatives, or do you also have a lot of liberals, liberal socialists, libertarians and anarchistic Poles in the positive peaceful libertarian anarchist version of radical individualists who oppose collectivism, centralism, dogmatic, doctrinary and orthodox thinking.
Conservative, yes. Patriots - yes. As for nationalists - yes, but I can`t say for sure how many.
Other options are also represented - there are organisations/parties/bodies etc which encompass all possible views. I suppose Poland is not different from other developed nations.
E.g., when in high school, a few senior students had problems with the law because they were against the communist system and didn`t hide it. We, juniors, respected them a lot because they were tough guys who refused to accept rotten compromises, a great example to follow in those times. Later, I learnt they had set up their own anarchist organisation, still when communism was working.
Federacja Anarchistyczna is a Polish anarchist organization.
In May 1988, the Intercity Anarchist Federation was formed which next spring transformed into the Anarchist Federation after the Warsaw Congress. The Federation meets every half year with the purpose of exchanging information and organizing campaigns and other activity. Members of the Anarchist Federation are active in a wide number of issues ranging from squatting to workers' movements, from publishing to protesting, from housing activism to social centers. Lately Food Not Bombs actions have been carried out in many Polish cities.
While some sections of the FA have a rather detailed program, the Federation as a whole has a basic statement of principles. As this statement was written at the inception of the Federation, when the political structure of Poland was very different, a new statement of principles is currently being worked on.