The comrades form Antiauthoritarian Movement have translated their basic proposals brochure into English. You will find in it an explanation of what is Antiauthoritarian and the principle of Direct Democracy, and positions on main topics from labor struggles to the question of ecology. We are happy to share it here on Beyond Europe in order to deepen our exchange and make it accessible to a wider public.
Antiauthoritarian Movement (A.K.) was created in 2002 with main goal the participation in the mobilizations against the summit of EU member states, which took place in June 2003, Thessaloniki. Today, 16 years later, it is the longest-standing network/organization in the antiauthoritarian “space” with several groups in different Greek cities.On the occasion of the 16 years of existence and the dense historic time through which we have passed through as Greek society, we feel it is necessary to re- examine our aims and the reasons why we choose to be politically expressed through A.K. network and not through any other collectivity or organization.
The reasons because of which A.K. was created remain the same even today. The radical forces does not seem to have overcame their ideological paralysation, trying to fit the reality in their theory, which is being presented as undeniable truth. In an age which forces us to chase the reality and situations rather than to create them, as we once did, the danger of becoming ridiculous and forgotten on the shelves of history is closer than ever. As Antiauthoritarian Movement we choose to observe and research the reality, to interact with active subjects and from this base to emerge our theory, direction, values.
Antiauthoritarian Movement has, as its framework, 3 basic principles: the agreement on non- seizure of power, the anti-hierarchical structure and Direct Democracy, along with the admission of the idea that in order to create radical libertarian political cracks and potentials there is no need to place your trust in metaphysical readings of reality or wishful thinking.