The Anti-Authoritarian Movement | Αντιεξουσιαστική Κίνηση (AK) was created in 2002 with the central objective of participating in the mobilisations against the summit of the European Union in June 2003 in the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
We have an organisational structure which has attendance and agreement with core values as conditions of membership. These retain the character of the group as a movement and will not transform it into a political party or a clique.
Our core values are:
- The antiauthoritarian character of the groups scope and frame.
- Direct democracy in the way we make decisions.
- A rejection of occupying any place of power.
Therefore the antiauthoritarian movement is not a federation but rather an open form of organisation that can accept a variety of other organisational forms without being committed to any, as long as these all accept the core values.
The assemblies of the antiauthoritarian movement are open to the public and are publicly announced.
Each city, assembly or individual keeps his autonomy as long as it’s not competing against the rest. The Antiauthoritarian Movement aims to be an organisational structure for convergence even if in individual cases different interpretations of social problems exist. Central decisions and agreements are the result of general meetings of all the participants of every assembly. These take place twice or more per year according our needs.
The reasons for our involvement with this international organisation are obvious:
- The enemy organises itself globally.
- Our resistance can`t be only at the local level.
- As a network we can make a difference, we can connect our structures together and be more efficient in reaching our goals. We can share our experiences and learn from our mistakes and most importantly we can make our actions more effective with shared targets in our common action days.