Senza Censura n. 1/2000

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After a while we are back

"Senza Censura" magazine has not been published for a lot of reasons but so many things happened from the last issue that it would be very difficult to summarize the events.
First of all, due to both the gravity of the present situation and our history inside the Italian Coordination to support Mumia Abu Jamal, we must say some words ( and also some pages in the magazine) on the reprisal of the solidarity campaign.

Once again the defence of Mumia's life offers the opportunity to think about the experience of a revolutionary prisoner who is now paying for his tireless will to be always on the side of revolution as well as on the side of exploited and oppressed people of the world.
We believe we contributed to make Mumia's figure and history known and we think it our duty today to put ourselves again on his side to save him from the USA murderers showing that Mumia is our comrade, part of our history and, above all, part of our future.
But our decision to start again is not due to the renewed threat to Mumia's life or to the renewed interest in the solidarity campaign.
We are talking about that as the onset of a new editorial experience. Although obviously starting from the past experience we bear very clear in mind the need to provide this new experience with its own objectives capable of gathering the different ways to criticize the present situation and creating an independent political space.

We try to give hereinafter some "editorial reflections" in order to clarify the basis of our proposal and to start again a discussion and a cooperation outside the editorial group. This is absolutely necessary to guarantee the magazine a "non-parasitical" life and also to better clarify togeher the general interests of the working class and the practices to be adopted in this particular stage.

The international situation: counterrevolutionary strategies.
Our work has no boundaries.
Indeed we are firmly convinced that the more our effort is capable of including the contributions coming from all over the world, the more effective the results.
In particular we want to overcome the false conflict between an eurocentric point of view and a third world-centered point of view through the analysis of the relationships and the ways counterrevolutionary strategies are developing on a global level.

Our goal, ambitious yet unavoidable, is to point out not only the connections between repression/conrol of the working class (more and more precarized) and economical/political restructuring processes in the imperialist metropolis but also the connections between restructuring processes in the imperialistic center and in the periphery (suffering a more and more scientific exploitation) their ties with the redefinition of economical, political and intelligence assets on a global scale (for instance oscillations of power balance and institution of the so-called world government, broadening of NATO to the East and, even if no known, to the South, international "anti-terrorism" cooperation protocols, etc).
To point out these connections is not related to the will of producing theoretical analysis. When starting this work we are aware that any knowledge clarifying the enemy strategies is a weapon which can and must be used against it.
Most of this work has still to be done...
The experience of most of us when organizing the International Meeting "Pacification or Liberation" held in Berlin last april showed us the great interest of groups and organizations all over the world in the questions connected to repression and revolutionary emprisonment and, at the same time, it showed us the difficulties of finding suitable tools to consolidate relationships and cooperation at an international level. During the meeting as well communication was considerd one of the main poins. We will try to do our best to follow this direction.

Restructuring and control

First: we will try not to be a mere bullettin of repressive attacks in Italy and in the world. We think at present this is not enough to produce collective thoughts and actions.
Resistance to repression is no more conceivable as the only ground for political reaggregation: the events, in Italy and abroad, after the attacks against the political organizations and self-organized trade union of working class clearly show that a "movement against repression" is not an automatic reaction to that.

The reconstruction of such movement should follow other ways, other forms and other immediate aims even in response to judiciary and political-military attacks.
Nevertheless we know that repressive strategies are the heart of conterrevolution, that they goveern the various forms of social control and are not only against the trade unions and political organizations of working class but against the whole proletariat (for instance restructuring and militarization of urban territories, new forms of control of the local and migrated working class, programs for mass detention)
All the forces of imperialistic capital are worldwide engaged in the continuous attempt at preventing, controling, disengaging and, where necessary, crushing any form of social and political resistance which could question the logic of profit or the different balances necessary from time to time to reproduce and develop the profit.
These strategies are now more and more developing at an international level involving in different ways millions of women and men all over the world.
In other words we believe that the NATO bombs on Yugoslavia, the European repressive projects, the murdering will against Mumia Abu Jamal, the slaughter in the Turkish jails, the neo-corporativistic trends of institutional trade-unions in Europe, are to be not only condemned but also reinterpreted following this point of view in order to be effectively fought against.

Repression and Struggle

We are going to talk again of the relationships between repression and struggle with "Senza Censura" because we believe that communication, at least for now, is the most suitable way to reopen within the working class an independent political space of debate and criticism.
In fact we think that considering only its own specifical struggle is not possible to face the repression in a correct and effective way because most of the times is very difficoult to go beyond the mere defence of its own specificity when and if it is attacked.
We want to be clear: this is something to do but it is not enough to produce an effective analysis about repression, control and struggle.

On the other hand there are, at least in Italy, groups engaged in defining projects and following a path that, at this stage, are going to reproduce sectarian point of view of political self-representation , more or less opportunistic, also about issues as repression and imperialism instead of trying to reopen a common and general debate.
For that we have chosen to establish an editorial staff with the aim to start in all seriousness and with a method the task of "Senza Censura" trying to reconnect the thousands of threads of the resistence of the oppressed people against the brutality of the imperialist monster.
For sure communication is important and our aim is to communicate pointing out the connection between repression and sruggle believing that the analysis of the repressive processes is necessary to individuate effective strategies of struggle and liberation.

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