International Journal of Anarchism
ifa-Solidaritet - folkebladet - © ISSN 0800-0220 no 1 (33) editor H. Fagerhus
Bulletin of the Anarchist International
OCHLARCHY (MOB RULE)
AND OCHLARCHIST INFILTRATION
We have seen enough of criminals, police provokers, mislead kids and others doing ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined), i.e. ochlarchists, infiltrating the anarchist movement, during the history, making trouble of various kinds for the anarchist movement and thus real progress in society. A firm stand against these ochlarchist infiltrators to the anarchist movement, being it police provokers, criminals and/or mislead kids or others, is a necessity for obvious reasons. The anarchist movement should of course not get mixed up with ochlarchists as we really have nothing to do with this sort of doings and persons.
This means among other things expulsion of the ochlarchist infiltrators from the anarchist movement, via the independent and autonomous International Anarchist Tribunal giving expelling Brown Cards in relevant cases, and followed up by expulsion of ochlarchists from anarchist arrangement as, say, congresses, demonstrations and actions, a.o.t. via internet, press releases and newsletters and websites.
It is extremely and especially important that the official anarchist websites take a firm stand against the ochlarchist infiltrators to settle things right and show the media and the people in general where the anarchist movement officially and generally stands in this case, not to get mixed up with the ochlarchists, because that may be extremely harmful to our movement, regarding say recruitment, public relations and influence, as a movement mixed up with ochlarchy and ochlarchists will never be taken seriously as a political social movement of alternatives and improvements to the existing more or less bad, inefficient and unfair economical-political systems, it will only be seen as an even worse alternative.
In this issue of IJA we will elaborate on these questions, presenting documents and historical examples from the fight against ochlarchy and ochlarchist infiltration to the anarchist movement.
LEARNING FROM HISTORY BY THE METHOD INTRODUCED TO ANARCHISM BY PJOTR KROPOTKIN
Anarchism is a modern sociological science, this is a basic principle of anarchism declared by Pjotr Kropotkin in "Modern science and Anarchism" 1903, and still valid anarchism: "Anarchism is an attempt to apply to the study of the human institutions the generalizations gained by means of the natural-scientific inductive method; and an attempt to foresee the future steps of mankind on the road to liberty, equality, and fraternity, with a view to realizing the greatest sum of happiness for every unit of human society. This method it applies to all the so-called humanitarian sciences, and, availing itself of this method as well as of all researches which have recently been called forth by it... Anarchism endeavors to reconstruct all the sciences dealing with man, and to revise every current idea of right, justice, etc., on the bases [= methodology] which have served for the revision of all natural sciences.
Whether or not Anarchism is right in its conclusions, will be shown by a scientific criticism of its bases [i.e. the anarchist principles in general, the basic libertarian working hypothesis and theories updated] and by the practical life... But in one thing it is absolutely right: in that it has included the study of social institutions in the sphere of natural-scientific investigations; and makes use of the method by which modern natural science ... were developed. Owing to this, the very mistakes which Anarchism may have made in its researches can be detected the more readily. But its conclusions can be verified only by the same natural-scientific, inductive-deductive method by which every science and every scientific concept of the universe is created. Anarchism does not recognize any method other than the natural-scientific. No struggle can be successful if it is an unconscious one, and if it does not render itself a clear and concise account of its aim... [The method is a part of Anarchism]: Perhaps we are wrong and they are right. But in order to ascertain who is right, it will not do either to quote this and that authority, to refer to Hegel's trilogy, or to argue by the "dialectic method." This question can be settled only by taking up the study of economic relations as facts of natural science. Whithout entering into further discussion of the principles of Anarchism and the Anarchist programme of action [called Anarchist praxeologi, human action research, today], enough has been said, I think, to show the place of Anarchism among the modern sociological sciences." [Thus Anarchism is a modern sociological science broadly defined, including political economy etc, based on the methodology of modern natural sciences, i.e. the hypothetical deductive method.]
This means learning from history by the natural scientifical method, not to repeat the faults of the past, and to understand history by the natural scientifical method, by nomothetical statements (universal laws), not quote this and that authority, to refer to Hegel's trilogy, or to argue by the "dialectic method." To fight ochlarchy and oclarchist infiltration among other things the anarchist movement has investigated and also unanimously decided a nomothetic law, the Oslo Convention. As a nomothetical law, this can be used to the expulsion of ochlarchist infiltration to the anarchist movement in the past, the present and in the future. It is also used against the media, often mixing the ochlarchist infiltration up with the anarchist movement:
Resolution unanimously decided upon by the first combined IFA & FICEDL Congress in Oslo 1990
1. Authoritarians notoriously mix up anarchy, anarchist and anarchism with authoritarian tendencies: Chaos, disorder, mob rule*, lawlessness, the law of the jungle, criminality, riots, theft, corruption, drugs, mafia, terrorism, autocratic rule, the right to the strongest, antisocial tyrannic behavior, etc. i.e. different types of superiors and subordinates.
2. The word anarchy origins from greek. The prefix "an" means "negation of" as in anaerobe versus aerobe and "arch" means "superior, i.e. in contrast to subordinates", as in archbishop, archangel, archduke, arch villain, etc. Thus anarchy, anarchism, anarchist, a.s.o., mean coordination on equal footing, without superiors and subordinates, i.e. horizontal organization and co-operation without coercion. This is the opposite of the above mentioned authoritarian tendencies, i.e. different types of superiors and subordinates.
3. The above mentioned mixtures of anarchist and authoritarian tendencies are principal contradictions similar to the Newspeak slogan "peace is war" in Orwell's "1984", and have correspondent repressive functions. Anarchists won't have any of that! For obvious reasons significant mixtures of anarchist and authoritarian tendencies should be denounced, i.e. as a general anarchist opinion, now and in the future. These actions may be taken on individual, municipal or international level, dependent on the situation.
The media may act a) as a free press or b) as The 4th power of the state, i.e. generally give a negative and wrong description of anarchy and anarchism, mixing up authoritarian and anarchist ideas and roles. "The Bureaucracy" as a class concept is all superiors, i.e. criminal or not, in private and public sectors. "The People" are "The Total Population" minus "The Bureaucracy". The part of the people generally following and supporting The Bureaucracy, that is the ramifications of The Bureaucracy. We think a good reporter cannot be a part of The Bureaucracy or its ramifications. Reporters, spokesmen and others, breaking the Oslo convention severely, or several times, will receive the BROWN CARD** as a symbol of free criticism. Authoritarian journalism and similar must be criticized in a relevant way!
*) The Greek rooted word for mob rule is ochlarchy. Ochlarchy broadly defined may also be used as a common word for all the authoritarian evils mentioned in part 1. above, i.e. in general lack of security and law and order in a society as a public sector service. This is ochlarchy, the opposite of anarchy, i.e. based on libertarian law and order and security as public sector services, according to the anarchist (IFA) principle of social justice. The ones doing ochlarchy broadly defined are called ochlarchists, i.e. the opposite of anarchists. Sufficient public service of policing is important. Man is not like ants who cooperate socially, naturally and voluntarely without coercion/repression automatically by themselves. Thus, doing away with the existing rule or tendencies of authority may easily result in ochlarchy, mob rule, and not anarchy, if not a firm horizontal social organization, ideally or practically is established with a sufficient police corps to create security and libertarian law and order and to do away with tendencies towards ochlarchy. See System Theory and search for the keywords "law" and "corps". Furthermore it must be mentioned that variation in the degree of "flatness" of organizations/federations of different purposes and aims may be optimal, say, a police or defence corps organization/federation may have a somewhat less degree of flatness than a study circle. And the police corps shall of course be well educated in libertarian human rights and policing and be democratically regulated and controlled, and bully types, corrupt and other "brown", ochlarchical elements should be expelled mainly during the education prosess and thus stopped from participating in the police corps... (More information at Oslo Convention)
**) Ochlarchists, i.e. people and organizations/groups infiltrating the anarchist movement and posing as anarchists and doing ochlarchy (mob rule broadly defined), getting the BROWN CARD, are expelled from the anarchist movement. Thus, receiving the BROWN CARD means expulsion from the anarchist movement.
AN EXAMPLE OF OCHLARCHIST INFILTRATION - BROWN CARD TO BERLUSCONI'S POLICE PROVOKERS ETC.
A special Brown Card goes to Silvio Berlusconi, for severely breaking the Oslo Convention related to a police provocation at the G8 demonstrations. Italian police planted two Molotov cocktails in a school where protesters were sleeping to justify a brutal crackdown during last year's G8 summit in Genoa (2001). A policeman has confessed that he planted the explosives following a year of acrimony over the handling of security at the summit where a protester was shot dead by the police. "I brought the Molotov cocktail to the Diaz school. I obeyed the order of one of my superiors," the 25-year-old unnamed officer told prosecutors investigating the summit. The Molotov cocktails were planted in the school to justify the police raids on the school, he said. His superior, Pietro Troiani, from a mobile police unit in Rome, is already being investigated after another colleague accused him of providing false information to justify the raids.
At the time, the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, insisted that the raids proved that the school held violent anarchists who had wrecked the city. The presence of Molotov cocktails has been held up by the police as justification for their raids on the school. They were shown off to journalists along with a nail bomb, two sledge-hammers and a pickaxe, also said to have been gathered at the scene. The protesters who stayed at the school insisted that they were not involved in the violence which marred the summit. Ninety-three demonstrators were arrested during the raids on the Armando Diaz school on 21 July last year. Sixty-three of them reported serious injuries. Protesters have claimed that they were beaten unconscious by police, deprived of sleep, sexually harassed and denied prompt medical treatment. There is some confusion about the planting of the petrol bombs. Last week another policeman said that he had seen Mr Troiani bringing the explosives into the school wrapped in plastic. But video footage shot by protesters appears to contradict this, apparently showing a group of police officers holding the Molotov cocktails before the raid without the plastic.
The government has defended the police action in the face of widespread criticism and an admission by the Genoa police chief that his officers used "excessive force". It has accused prosecutors investigating the police of bias towards the protesters. The Italian opposition has accused Mr Berlusconi's conservative government of "zero tolerance" towards the protest movement against the G8-meeting. Police were drafted in from around the country for the summit for which 250,000 protesters flocked to the city. Seventy seven officers are under investigation, including the policeman who shot dead a protester, but no one has lost their job. Amnesty International has condemned the lack of action by the government to bring the police to justice, pointing out that many incidents were caught on camera and were "undeniable". The organisation has accused the police of "arbitrary arrest and the use of torture and ill-treatment". There have been allegations that the police were well warned about the presence of specific violent elements among protesters but that these warnings were repeatedly ignored, leading to speculation that this was to allow officers free rein for violence.
There are now at least 10 criminal investigations into what happened in Genoa. Magistrates have notified about 80 officers that they are being investigated for alleged crimes committed during the school raid, the street protests and at the Bolzaneto detention centre where, Amnesty International claims, about 200 protesters were tortured. Protesters have alleged that the police action was sanctioned by politicians and they have called upon the Deputy Prime Minister, Gianfranco Fini, of the National Alliance Party, to resign. (Source: Jessie Grimond in Rome - The Independent (GB) 30 July 2002). These Molotiov coctails are however only a tip of the iceberg. FAI/IFA and CNT/AIT have reported to the IAT etc about ca 500 neonazis collaborating with the Italian police and forming a so called Black Bloc making violent ochlarchy and riots and put the blame on anarchists. The purpose is of course the usual authoritarian trick, make chaos and ochlarchy, falsely rename it 'anarchy', put the blame on anarchists - throw shit on the idea of freedom an anarchism in general, make people afraid, and call for the 'strong man', arch and 'strong rule', making way for populism and fascism (or other authoritarian rule). That such a political system will only make more ochlarchy, repression and slavery for the people as opposed to the authorities and upper classes, people may easy forget. When people eventually understand that they are fooled - it may be too late... As we have said several times before, the anarchists had nothing to do with the violent ochlarchy, i.e. chaos, riots and looting in Genoa at the G8-event, and ochlarchy there and in general is quite the opposite of anarchy and anarchism. The Brown Cards of course also means expulsion of the ochlarchist infiltrators from the anarchist movement.
OTHER OCHLARCHIST INFILTRATORS IN GENOA ETC.
Several media have called the riots and mob rule at the G8 and other "top-meetings" in Seattle, Prague, Gothenburg and Genoa, as well as at the May Day demonstrations in Berlin and London and similar events, for "anarchy", and also called the rioters "anarchists". Behind these riots are so called anti-capitalists, some marxist groups (as, say, the IS - International Socialists connected to the British Socialist Workers Party, Trotskyites and Maoists), some fascists (painting Jewish stars on the walls, national socialists, neonazis and fascists), criminals, and so called autonomous groups (marxists), punks and similar - sometimes in so called "Black Blocs/Blocks", highly hierarchical organizations on the streets, and sometimes misusing anarchist symbols, waving the black flag and painting the @-sign of anarchists. These so called anarchists are inspirated by the authoritarian travesty of anarchy as chaos, disorder and mob rule; promoted, say, in the punk song "Anarchy in the UK" by the Sex Pistols - where "anarchy" is equal to chaos and ochlarchy, and "anarchist" is an evil (Antichrist) destroyer, and thus are not anarchists at all according to the Oslo-convention.
Anarchy, i.e. in short "no rule(r/rs)" is not ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule(r/rs). To take such "free" artistical expressions and metaphores of punk-rock groups as the Sex Pistols, only reflecting authoritarian travesties of anarchism, anarchist, and anarchy that you may find in almost any of the authoritie's and establishment's dictionaries, as a documentation on truth, and take it literally as a political program, i.e. just what a Swedish anarchist called "är ganska pucko", see Astrid Lindgren and the anarchist Pippi . These "anti-"groups are all located from semi-libertarian marxism towards authoritarian socialism and fascism on the economic-political map, dependent on how ochlarchic and chaotic they are, and none of them are significant anarchist. Generally speaking, persons who are so alienated that they identify with the authoritarian travesty of anarchy, anarchist and anarchism, have of course no connection to anarchy, anarchism or the anarchist movement.
The basically marxist idea that the way from the present established more or less disorder, i.e. lack of freedom, equality, solidarity etc., in anarchist direction, i.e. towards a higher degree of social order, via mystical marxist dialectics can be reached by creating ochlarchy and chaos in the name of "anticapitalism etc.", is so morbid that it cannot be discussed seriously, just generally rejected. Generally speaking, to believe that creating chaos will in a mystical marxist dialectical way create order, is absurd. Ochlarchy is authoritarian and it contributes usually to even more authoritarian systems.
And, generally speaking, a small group of "enlightened" persons, doing "liberating" terrorism or violent ochlarchy on behalf of a "highly alienated" people, who are not supposed to know their own good, are highly authoritarian, i.e. despite of what these "radicals" may call themselves. Such symbolic acts only make people more alienated, enforce the authoritarian travesty of anarchy, anarchism and anarchists, and contribute to more authoritarian societies, i.e. a higher degree of statism and/or capitalism. The authoritarian tactic of making chaos and ochlarchy, falsely renaming it anarchy, and (later) call for the "strong man" is well known. Thus, such acts is, and only contribute to, authoritarian changes in the socio-economical and/or -political/administrative structures, broadly defined. And thus, they are contra-revolutionary acts, contributing to authoritarian revolutionary changes, not anarchist revolutionary changes. It is not the outspoken aim that counts. The real aim is the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions. Aims in ideological manifestos may be "anticapitalist", "anti-imperialist", "antistatist", "antiglobalization" and similar with good intentions, but this is not relevant. The real aims are always the consequences of the means that are used, and nothing else. What such small "anti-"group activities and symbolic acts are called, i.e.
a) "anticapitalist", (a term mainly used by marxists, they are in a way opposed to capitalism, but not statism: Marxists will change the system to the left and downwards on the economical political map, while anarchists will move the system towards the middle and upwards. They have a communist ideal with no economical classes, but they do not account for classes of political/administrative rank. Although the marxists talk about an ideal with "no State", this consept of state is defined in economic terms. Thus they agree on the principle "from each according to ability, to each according to needs" but still think about a centrally planned economy and a hierarchical party. This is just a political/administrative state in anarchist science.
Furthermore, in practice this centrally planned economy and party state will generate considerably income hierarchy, i.e. capitalist (plutarchist) tendencies. If the plutarchist tendencies according to nomenklatura and similar become the significant, the system will become fascist in real terms. Thus, it is neither unity of ideals, theoretically and practically, nor means to reach the aims, between marxists and anarchists. And thus, it exists no common "anticapitalist unity" as the marxists suggest. Anarchists prefer to talk about socialist and non-capitalist actions, to avoid getting mixed up with marxists. Furthermore, both socialism and autonomy should be taken into account in anarchist actions. The term "anti" is not an anarchist concept, it is typically the concept of marxist dialectics, i.e. "thesis, antithesis, synthesis", a quasi-scientific "formula" with no scientific value. The dialectical idea that the "formulas", say, capitalism - "anticapitalism" - socialism, or statism - "antistatism" - autonomy, are valid, is far from the truth. In fact violent symbolic anti-capitalist and/or antistate actions usually will promote more statism and capitalism.
Typically violent "class war" ochlarchy from commies and nazis before the 2nd World War in Germany, contributed to legitimate dictatorship. It would not have been much better if the commies had taken the dictaturship. Thus, anarchists prefer the concept "non", as in non-authoritarian, non-government, non-capitalist, non-statist, etc. The change of system in progressiv, anarchist, direction goes not dialectical via "anti-everything" and ochlarchy and chaos, this just leads to legitimate more authoritarian rule. It means just a small or larger change in the co-ordinates of the system, all the time towards higher order, more fairness and efficiency, and fulfillment of the other anarchist principles, less rank- and income-differences etc. i.e. less plutarchy, monarchy, oligarchy, polyarchy, ochlarchy and chaos, steady and with firmness. It may perhaps sometimes be tough, but significant ochlarchy, chaos and similar authoritarian tendencies, symbolic acts, and not organizational progressive change, should be avoided.
Anarchists also use the term "negation of", but never alone. The negational principles must always be seen together with the other anarchist principles, to get a meaningful concept, as, say, in the IFA-principles. There is however one exception, i.e. the principle of antimilitarism. This means only that if anarchists and the societies they live in are violently attacked by authoritarians , i.e. militarism broadly defined, then antimilitarist armed struggle may be introduced in selfdefence, proportional to what is necessary to achieve peace, but not more violent. In such cases the whole strategic picture must be taken into account, and the establishment of alliances with relatively democratic forces must be considered, to fight militarist ultra-authoritarians. In the Spanish civil war, the lack of sufficient alliances, resulted in a defeat for the relatively democratic and anarchist forces. The fascists and their allies won, also helped by Stalinist treason, and sat by power to the international megatrend towards less authoritarian societies put an end to fascism in Spain soon after the death of Franco. This is a lesson anarchists must never forget.),
b) "anti-imperialist" (imperialism is a marxist and obsolete concept with little or no relevance today. The British empire and Russian Soviet empire are no more existing, and USA have never been a significant colonial power. There are however supranational statism & capitalism, and multinational enterprises based on capitalism; these are anarchist concepts, and they must not be mixed up with the marxist concepts and theories, which are propaganda and statism ideology. The term "anti-globalization" is sometimes used in a same way as "anti-imperialism", only it is a more vague concept. Anarchists are internationalists and thus in a way for globalization, but against supra-nationalism and nationalism, anarchism is based on the countries world wide, i.e. the anarchist international is based on one federation in each countryl),
c) "antigovernment" (also sometimes called anti-authority or antiauthoritarian , i.e vague concepts, that can be used by any political group who are opposed to the established authorities, - marxist, fascist and liberalist included. Two groups of extreme liberalists may be mentioned alltough they were not active in Genoa and Gothenburg. One is the conservative blue&brown antigovernment tendency, mainly in the USA, with the late Oklahoma-bomber. Another is the extreme right blue&brown tendency, sometimes wrongly called "anarcho"-capitalists, with, say, the Swedish Olympian-bomber. They are opposed to the political-administrative state in a way, especially the established central administration, but often mix up government with public sector, and do not account for plutarchy and economical hierarchies in general. Thus, they are not anarchists. And, thus, it exists no "antigovernment unity". It may also be mentioned that Bakunin's faction in the 1st International at first used the vague term antiauthoritarian, but later changed the name to anarchists, similar to P. J. Proudhon, to avoid misunderstandings),
d)"class war" (another typical marxist concept, used by, say, RAF (Baader-Meinhof) in Germany and BR in Italy. In fact it exists at least seven significant social classes of rank and income, not two, i.e. the division in "people" and "authorities" are a simplification. The "people" defined as the persons with relatively lowest rank and income are usually only a small part of the population, sometimes called the marginalized. As a small group of the people broadly defined, this group must appeal to the solidarity of the rest of the people, to get better off. They usually do not have the recourses to free themselves alone. Hard and violent actions will usually only increase the coercion and marginalization. The people broadly defined, as a probable clear majority of the population, includes both the low and middle income classes, as well as the autonomous class of rank, i.e. selfemployed on individual and co-operative basis and relatively independent and educated consultants and similar functionaries in the hierarchic enterprises without subordinates, and a relatively free position vis-à-vis the superiors, in public and private sector, and the "bottom line" skilled and non-skilled workers, houseworkers, and lower functionaries in the hierarchic enterprises in private and public sector. Furthermore the unemployed, persons with disability and partial incapacity, old, sick, students and political prisoners, are among the people.
The authorities are the relatively rich (plutarchists) and the political/adminstrative rulers, the top and lower commanding officers within the hierarchical enterprises in public and private sector, criminal (mafia, ochlarchists, terrorists etc.) or not, i.e. to put it simple, the bureaucracy economically and/or political/administratively broadly defined. Some of these non criminal, may be idealists and be solidaric with the people, and thus in a way, at least ideologically, also be a part of the people, not the upper classes. The anarchist prince, Pjotr Kropotkin, is a well known example of an idealist. Some of the people may be solidaric with the upper classes, say, perhaps in the purpose of climbing in the hierarchies, and thus be among the ramifications of the bureaucracy. Thus, there are rarely a unity between the people. The classes of the people have different interests, both seen as classes and as individual members of the classes. Many people love their leaders, or look at them as a necessary more or less evil. The relations between the classes, and the people broadly defined vis-à-vis the upper classes, may have a structural form of hard repression, less repression, and elements of co-operation with more or less coercion. Thus, the hierarchy ( if any) may be organized more or less from the bottom upwards, or from the top to the bottom.
A class-analysis must also take into account these relations between the classes, not only the class structure in a narrow sence. Thus a given hierarchy may also be more or less authoritarian, dependent on how authoritarian the relations between the classes and the persons are. And thus, performance must be included in the concept of structure. These relations of performance may be from ultra to less authoritarian to more or less co-operative, with small rank and/or income differences, i.e. the system may work more or less from the bottom and upwards, or the opposite, from the top towards the bottom. Thus, there are two ways of making the system less authoritarian, 1. To change the hierarchy economical and/or political/administrative, in horizontal direction. 2. To change the relations between the people within a given hierarchy, in horizontal direction, i.e. less authoritarian. The anarchist ideal has 100% horizontal organization, i.e. 100% socialism and autonomy, no hierarchy, and no authoritarian relations between people, and no authorities political/administrative and economically, and no disorganization.
Furthermore a revolutionary change in anarchist direction is about changing the social structures of positions and organization towards more socialism and autonomy, less rank and income differences, more efficiency and fairness, and taking into account the IFA-principles, the Oslo-Convention and anarchist human rights, i.e. significant. It is not about liquidating the persons in the upper classes. Thus the term "class war" is quite misleading. And generally speaking, the more civil war, the less revolution in a progressive way. Street ochlarchy is not anarchist. A self styled "class war", introduced by a small group "on behalf of the people or the masses" is, as mentioned above, authoritarian and not anarchist. Anarchists use the word "fight", sometimes "struggle", but not "class war", and they are fighting for changing the economical and political/adminstrative organization, the structure of positions and relations, not against persons and other resources. A selfstyled, private war against the symbols of the system, typically in a way that people in general don't want - often because they know this will legitimate more authoritarian rule, is thus a hopeless task, and has nothing to do with working class struggle. Anarchists are peaceloving people, principally neither pacifists nor terrorists. Violence is an evil, and should be used as little as possible. A violent, ochlarchical society is not anarchist.
To "remove the boss" is usually not doing very much good. Without changing the organizational structure in horizontal direction, the old boss will just be replaced by a new one, and often even more authoritarian, especially if the first one is removed with violence. See also System theory and search for "fog" og "wannabe" to understand what "fog-arch" and "wannebe libertarian" mean in this context. Working class struggle is really only about changing the social organization in libertarian direction, and that can only be done by changing the de facto organizations, not by attacking symbols of the system and destruction of valuable resources. There is very little social organization in the street, except traffic, so to think streetfighting and destruction of buildings will change the social organization is quite stupid. Social organization is mainly at the workplaces, housing, culture and the political organizations and system, not in the streets.
The only social organization in the streets of interest, is some of the traffic system, and it is not possibly to improve that in a progressive direction by street fighting. In fact streetfrighting is bad for the traffic, and the traffic system is a political question. It is not decided in the stree, but on the political arenas. The purpose of a street demonstration is influence on the system in a progressive direction. The politicians however are not very impressed by ochlarchy and chaos, but in loss and gain of votes around the elections, popularity in the polls, etc. Small groups doing private ochlarchical "war" on the symbols of the system is thus not doing "class war" and "class struggle" as they may believe themselves in their twisted minds, just doing ordinary petty crimes making a chaos and ochlarchy that most of the people are not interested to have. Some people with humor have called the State, i.e. authorities, the "ass". Then such small false "class war" ochlarchy groups are just "pimples on this ass", and if being terroristical and worse, they are just "assholes", real political brownies.
e)"quasi-political hooligans" (These are marxistoid, fascistoid and other capitalist groups and individuals doing ochlarchy, chaos and/or theft, and thus are located below the 67% authoritarian degree on the economical-political map).
f) or similar, - may all be considered "anticapitalist" and/or "antistatist", i.e. opposed to the established government, political/adminstrative and/or economically, in a way. But they have nothing to do with anarchy, anarchist(s) and anarchism, i.e. whatever they may be called, it doesn't matter:
The fight for anarchist revolutionary changes, i.e. significant changes in the social organization mainly of the political/administrative rank and the economical remuneration systems and structures in the society; significant changes of the coordinates of the system on the economical political map in progressive anarchist direction, i.e. towards both more socialism and autonomy, via, say,
i ) direct democratic actions of different kinds, ii) making co-operatives and similar, iii) actions at the place of work and even general strikes, iv) anarchist media and federation work, and v) other non-authoritarian acts, also including of course demonstrations in the streets and in front of embassies, however not ochlarchic and chaotic, and with clearly anarchist aims. International anarchists have a lot of experience of liberalist, marxist and fascist infiltration, punks and quasi-political hooligans included, in anarchist actions, but have so far managed to keep them out, calm, or at least not significant. These actions (i-v), are quite the opposite of symbolic violent ochlarchic and/or terrorist attacks on people, buildings, machinery and similar. These reources should be allocated in a more progressive, anarchist, way, not be destroyed. Thus, anarchy, anarchist and anarchism are not about destructive "anticapitalism" or "antistatism" and similar, but constructive work for more socialism and autonomy. To misuse anarchist symbols, and put up a vague protest against "state" and "capitalism" on a banner, has not anything to do with the fight for anarchism, anarchy and anarchist tendencies, i.e. changing the social organization in anarchist direction.
These are the lessons of the Gothenburg, Genoa and similar events, and all of the experience from the fight for anarchism. (And these lessons are even clearer when we look to the aeroplane crash-bombings against the World Trade Center ("capitalism") and Pentagon ("state") in America.) The anarchist movement must never contribute to such violent symbolic acts. If anarchists do violent symbolic acts and terrorism, they will cease to be anarchists, i.e. they will be something else - authoritarians, and thus they become marxists, fascists or liberalists.
Ochlarchy (mob rule) is not anarchy (without rule(r(s))), and mob rulers (i.e. authoritarians) are not anarchists. Thus, The International Anarchist Tribunal issues a Brown Card to these "autonomous anarchists" and similar, and to media calling them anarchists, and the riots and mob rule for anarchy. These so called autonomous groups and similar - authoritarians and "useful" idiots of authoritarians, - are not a part of the international anarchist movement, and the press should not call them so either. This Brown Card also goes to the British PM Mr Blair who blamed an "anarchists' travelling circus" for the violence. At the same moment the IAT gives a Black * Star to the media and governments that did not try to put the blame of the ochlarchy and chaos on anarchists and anarchism. Also the police contributed to the ochlarchy by violating human rights. They are getting a special Brown Card. A very special dark Brown Card goes to some cops in Genoa for killing one demonstrant in an ochlarchic way, and singing fascist songs. This demonstrant was not an anarchist.
By the way, not all punks are authoritarian and ochlarchic! We remember the Norwegian satirical punk song "Feit Føderal Pønk" (Fat federal punk) released on the anarchist @-label in 1979, and played, say, a lot on French anarchist radio (Radio Libertaire) early in the 1980-ies, which promoted real anarchy. Don't forget the Oslo-Convention about anarchy vs chaos. 14.12.2001: Some marxist "autonomous" groups have misused the black flag, traditionally used by some anarchists, in ochlarchical "anticapitalist" and "antiglobalisation" demonstrations, the first violent protests in EU since 11 September 2001. These fake "anarchist" groups and the newsmedia calling them "anarchists" have got a Brown Card from the IAT. Ochlarchy is not anarchy and ochlarchists are not anarchists. The Brown Cards of course also means expulsion of the ochlarchist infiltrators, fake "anarchist" groups from the anarchist movement.
OCHLARCHIST INFILTRATION SINCE 11.09.2001
There have been a few similar riots also after the 11.09.2001 terrorist event in USA, mainly in Barcelona, see IJA 4 (31) and search for Spain. However there were not so much mixes of anarchism and anarchy with ochlarchy there and in the media. This is possibly a general trend related to 11.09 terrorist attacks, perhaps also a little bit as a result of the work at the IAT and the AIE, etc. However at May Day 2002, things are more back to "normal" again. "German, Australian and London, etc., "anarchists" are not anarchists, but ochlarchists, chaotic punks and similar type "national-anarchists", "anarcho-bolsheviks", marxist-lubbeists, supporters of RAF/Baader-Meinhof respectively IRA, or trotskyites posing as "anarchists", also marxian Industrial-WW members and their collaborationists, etc.," an IAT spokesman says. "None of these groups are anarchists, i.e. libertarian/libertaire." BBC and Euronews are mixing such authoritarian, ochlarchist groups with anarchists and anarchist protest several times, and get a Brown Card.
MAY DAY OCHLARCHY IS NOT ANARCHIST
Leftist ochlarchists making ochlarchy (mob rule) in Germany (Berlin), Sweden (Stockholm), UK (London) etc. on May Day 2003 are not anarchists.
AIT-APT gives a Brown Card warning to the media and the ochlarchists for breaking the Oslo convention, see (click on) Convention . Anarchists demonstrate with dignity, not ochlarchy (mob rule). Other political tendencies, leftists and rightists demonstrate with ochlarchy in this case. Anarchists are in the middle, and are neither leftists nor rightists on the economical political map. Some chaos-punks and council commies & marxist-lubbeist leftists, also called "the children of Marx", sometimes are doing ochlarchy and some of them may be posing as anarchists, but they are not anarchists and the media should stop mixing them up with anarchists. Ochlarchy and anarchy, ochlarchists and anarchists, are opposite cases and should never be mixed up. MAY DAY OCHLARCHY IS NOT ANARCHIST.
No anarchistgroup behind violent G8 demonstrations. BROWN CARD
No anarchistgroup behind violent anti-globalisation demonstrations and looting, i.e. ochlarchy (mob rule), in the Swiss Confederation and France related to the G8 meeting in Evian 01-03.06.2003! These acts of ochlarchy are done by ochlarchists, not anarchists altough anarchists were blamed for much of the violence by international media. Ochlarchists posing as 'anarchist youths' are not anarchists but simply ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists. The IAT gives a Brown Card to these groups of ochlarchists and the newsmedia spreading disinformation, mixing them up with anarchists. The Brown Card of course also means expulsion of the ochlarchist infiltrators from the anarchist movement.
No anarchists behind violent EU demonstrations in the Greek resort of Porto Carras. BROWN CARD
There are no anarchists behind violent EU demonstrations in the Greek resort of Porto Carras (20.06.2003), i.e. ochlarchy (mob rule)! These acts of ochlarchy are done by ochlarchists, not anarchists altough "anarchists" were blamed for much of the violence by international media. Ochlarchists posing as 'anarchist youths' are not anarchists but simply ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists. The IAT gives a Brown Card to these groups of ochlarchists and the newsmedia spreading disinformation, mixing them up with anarchists. See also Brown Card to Berlusconi above... The Brown Card of course also means expulsion of the ochlarchist infiltrators from the anarchist movement.
TERRORIST OCHLARCHISTS IN THE PAST
Post mortem the criminal Bonnot mob, Emil Henry, Nechaev and other terrorists posing as anarchists in the past have got the Brown Card, and have thus got their expulsion from the anarchist movement post mortem. These terrorist ochlarchists posing as anarchists have really never been a part of the anarchist movement, but been ochlarchist infiltrators to the movement. It is an historical mistake to include these persons in the anarchist movement, as they were ochlarchist infiltrators - not really anarchists. Both Bakunin, Kropotkin and Malatesta condemned the terrorism.
BROWN CARDS TO THE UNABOMBER, PRIMITIVISTS, ITALIAN TERRORISTS, ETC.
A "litmus test" of whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism
1. Terrorism is extremist, ultra-authoritarian acts, de facto very much a top down approach, se notes on extremism and anarchy at IAT-APT International Branch. Extremism is either marxist, fascist or liberalist, practically certain not anarchist, because an anarchist acting ultra-authoritarian/extremist stops to be an anarchist, and will be expulsed from the anarchist movement. All terrorists falsely called anarchists historically are expulsed from the anarchist movement post mortem, because they were not real anarchists. And all terrorists falsely called anarchists, of our time, are in general also expulsed from the anarchist movement via Brown Cards by IAT-APT. NB! Terrorists are thus not anarchists! The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense, a bottom up approach, and that excludes terrorism, a top down approach.
To be an anarchist or not is per definition dependent on what you do, not what you say you are or flag or be called by the newsmedia or others. It is not the outspoken aim - agenda, if any, that counts. The real aim is the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions, if any. Anarchist actions are actions that in consequence move (or keep) the social organization in horizontal direction, and that excludes terrorism because this is actions that in consequence have a top down approach, vertical organization - a form of government. Terrorists and terrorism may be anti-government in the meaning against the present government, but terrorism is in itself government - ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and thus not anarchist or anarchy. Practically certain anarchism and anarchy cannot be created by the opposite - ochlarchy and ochlarchism - a form of government/state.
2. Terrorist actions are extremist/ultra-authoritarian and if capitalist/economical plutarchist, typically profit-motivated, the action is either fascist or liberalist, not anarchist or marxist. Ultra-authoritarian fascists in consequence also act for a "strong man", extremist liberalists not. Fascist terrorists often also have nationalist motives. Liberalist and fascist terrorism are rightwing extremism (with the rare exception of left-fascist/populist/nazi etc. terrorism which is a form of leftwing extremism).
3. If extremist acts are anti-capitalist, they are socialist, and thus ultra-authoritarian socialism, i.e. a form of marxism - governmental/state-socialism, not liberalist or fascist, and not anarchist. What is a hallmark of marxist extremism? Violent attacks on symbols of capitalism and/or the (capitalist - according to marxism) state is a marxist strategy of vanguardism, similar to the marxist-leninist terrorist organizations the Italian Red Brigades (BR) and German RAF (Baader Meinhof), etc. Anarchists see extremist symbolic actions on capitalism and statism as futile vis-a-vis changing the social organization in horizontal direction - the anarchist aim and strategy, and thus such actions are practically certain not done by anarchists, see also 1 and 2. So if there are extremist attacks on symbols of capitalism and state, it is marxist leftwing extremists, not anarchists behind. Thus terrorism that attacks symbols of capitalism and state, are done by marxist extremists, leftwingers, and not anarchists.
In short: persons that are anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and terrorist ochlarchist, and thus de facto authoritarian - are authoritarian socialists - government/state-socialists, i.e. marxists - not anarchists. They may be anti-government, in the meaning against the present government, but terrorism is in itself government - ochlarchy and ochlarchist, and thus not anarchist or anarchy. Persons that try to replace one form of goverment - the present - introducing another form of government - ochlarchy, are not anarchists. Practically certain anarchism and anarchy cannot be created by the opposite - ochlarchy and ochlarchism - a form of government/state. Ochlarchists including terrorists are the opposite of anarchists. Anti-capitalist terrorists (ochlarchists) are de facto marxists - not anarchists - and should thus never be labeled anarchists, but instead be called what they really are - marxists.
4. Using this "litmus test", 1-3 we find that most terrorism world wide is done by marxist, leftwing, extremists, or rightwing extremists, practically certain never anarchists. In the future the people, police, authorities and newsmedia should use this "litmus test" when reporting about who is behind terrorism.
5. To mix up opposites as anarchists with terrorists, a form of ochlarchists, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. Such Big Brother notes in the media also produce copycat ochlarchists and terrorists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency - according to the Oslo Convention, - to newsmedia and others that are spreading such disinformation.
6. In addition to 1.-5. only a few facts are necessary to find out whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism. And terrorists are practically certain not anarchists!
The provocateur club "FC 55", "Freedom Club - 55", called Unabomber by FBI, has notoriously been mixing up anarchy etc., with chaos, terrorism and similar authoritarian tendencies, since the new nazi wave started in the seventies. The Unabomber (Theodore Kaczynski) is a psychopathic killer and FC 55 also is a +3 code for IF 88, i.e. International Fascists, Hail Hitler, as in Zorn 88.
The typical fascist tactic of creating chaos (ochlarchy = mob rule broadly defined), falsely naming it "anarchy", i.e. "libertarian" or "freiheitliches" etc., and (later) call for the "strong man" and a totalitarian arch/archy, to do away with the "anarchy", is internationally well known. This will however practically certain only result in another form of ochlarchy and no real law and order for the people seen as a class opposed to the superiors, i.e. archs, in private and public sector, economically and/or political/administrative, i.e. in income and/or rank. Other ultra-authoritarian groups of marxist and liberalist origin have often similar tactics. This tactic is just an extension of the very frequent Orwellian "1984" Big Brother type newspeak calling ochlarchy falsely "anarchy" to support archy in general, i.e. x-archy, where x can be anything but not 'an'; in itself an ultra-authoritarian tendency of newsmedia, etc, mentioned in the Oslo Convention. Anarchy is however not ochlarchy, but real democracy.
Among other cases, in Norway the DKP, promoting "anarchy" with fascist methods, and Frp may be mentioned; in Germany FAP, RAF (Baader Meinhof); Greece the MK & Enraged Wolves; Autonomous Cells of Rebel Action, Anarchist Liberation Brigade, Overthrow Anarchist Faction, May 15, Brass Knuckle Anarchist Punks, Anarchist Group of Virona, Last Generation, Anarchist Faction, Uncontrolled Rage, Children of Fire, Anti-Establishment Nucleus, Anarchist Struggle, Anarchists' Attack Group (AAG), Burning Path (Flegomeno Monopati), Anarchist Street Patrol, 21 June, Anti-Statist Justice (Antistatlig rättvisa); France The Group Bakounine Gdansk Paris Guatemala Salvador (GBGPSG), Action Directe International (ADi), Action Directe; Italy Sardinian Autonomy Movement (MAS), Solidarieta Internazionale, Sinistra Ante Parlamentare, Informal Anarchist Federation (Federazione Anarchia Informale a.k.a. Federazione Anarchica Informale), Fronte Rivoluzionario del Comunismo (FRC), Cooperative of Hand-Made Fire and Related Items (Cooperativa Artigiana Fuoco e Affini), Proletarian Nuclei for Communism (Nuclei Proletari per Comunismo NPC), The Five C's, Brigata XX Luglio, Brigata Arrabbiata, Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse); Spain Los Anarquistas and similar groups; Austria - Freiheitliches Partei of Jürg Haider; Sweden the "olympian bomber" and Frihetsfronten, sometimes called "anarcho"-capitalists i.e. extreme free marketers. ["Anarcho"-capitalism, i.e. anarcho-plutarchy, a contradiction]."Insurrectional anarchism", i.e. terrorism; "Anarcho"-nationalists, i.e. neonazis, at Internet; USA John Zerzan, Derrick Jensen, Daniel Quinn, and ELF - primitivism and neo-ludditism; Anarho-sindikalisticka inicijativa et. al. from the ex-Yugoslavian region, a.s.o. These things are occurring several places in Europe, USA, etc.
NB! All of these and similar groups and their followers have got expulsing Brown Cards from IAT-APT and are thus not members of the anarchist movement. Also, they are not networkmembers of the Anarchist International. However, as anyone; marxists, fascists, liberalists as well as anarchists, may be a subscriber to the IJA-newsletters, a few of them may perhaps be subscribers. All of these and similar groups and their followers are terrorists or potential terrorists, extremists and provocateurs, and thus not anarchists.
Brown terror, sometimes with a dash of red or blue (or green), is neither "freiheitliches" nor "anarchistisch". "Anarchist" ideals or aims, combined with authoritarian methods, are marxism, fascism or liberalism on the economic-political map, and are thus not anarchism or anarchist. Even Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, had vague "anarchist" or "classless" ideals - like a "pie in the sky", but they were not libertarian or anarchists. The fight against fascism starts with the fight against marxism. Anti-capitalist ochlarchists/ochlarchs are as mentioned authoritarian socialists, i.e. marxists.
Especially John Zerzan, Derrick Jensen, Daniel Quinn, and ELF - primitivism and neo-ludditism; i.e. brown fascistoid "green" policy, strategy and tactics, has nothing to do with anarchism. Say, a "primitivist" and/or or "anti-civilization" society can only feed a few million people on earth, the others, billions, will die from this policy, thus it is worse than Hitler and Stalin, not to mention the terrorist strategy and tactics, i.e. clearly non-anarchist. So called "anarchist"-primitivism, in reality ochlarchist-primitivism, is a fascistoid "green" political tendency, far from anarchy and anarchism.
It is as mentioned not the outspoken aim, the agenda, that counts. The real aim is the consequences of the use of the means involved, not some ideological manifesto with good intentions. Aims in ideological manifestos may be "anti-capitalist", "anti-imperialist", "anti-globalization", "anti-statist", "antifascist", "antipower", "antihierarchy", "antiauthoritarian", "anti-government", "anarchist" and similar with good intentions, but this is not relevant. A typically fascistoid statement used by ochlarchist, terrorist, infiltrators falsely posing as "anarchists" is: "All those attacks which are carefully directed towards the structures of power, administration of USA, EU and NATO, as well as on the other hierarchic and authoritative structures within the society, under the presumption of wide support, can only be treated by definition of legitimate anti-fascists resistance." This authoritarian statement gives a false "legitimation" of terrorism, i.e. authoritarian means and methods. The real aims are as mentioned always the consequences of the means that are used, and nothing else.
A few pounds of dynamite will never change the powerstructure, as Kropotkin stated. Neither will some dozens of Molotov coctails. Terrorism is an unfruitful departure from anarchism, not a part of it. Anarchism means anarchist, i.e. non-authoritarian means and methods, as well as anarchist ends and aims. History and all relevant science, i.e. excluding materialistic and other dialectics, New Age, and similar quasi-science, demonstrate it is not possible to reach anarchist ends with authoritarian means. In general if the means involved are creating chaos/ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule broadly defined, it is promoting fascism or other dictatorship, totalitarian systems, calls for a "strong man", or other authoritarian systems, and not anarchism, i.e. real democracy. See also ANARCHISM VS OCHLARCHY (MOB RULE) IN GENOA - BROWN CARD TO BERLUSCONI, ETC, below for more information in this connection.
The statements and manifesto of the provocateur(s) FC 55, say, defending Manuel Noriega, promoting "anarchist power" - a contradiction; reactionary, i.e. brown "environmentalism", neo-ludditism, etc., [as well as the statements of his later supporter John Zerzan, another brown environmentalist (primitivism)], are just some authoritarian nonsense, made up to promote chaos, and put the blame on anarchists/anarchism. To bow for this tyrant (arch) and print such nonsense, as the newspapers N.Y. Times and Washington Post have done initiated by the FBI; it just promotes more of the same, as well as international contempt!
a) the US"counter terrorist expert" Yonah Alexander at CNN 27.7.1996 still promotes the Unabomber as "anarchist", and
b) 7.8.1996 Helle Hoyness (Dagbladet), Arve Henriksen (Aft.p. Aften), and "Radio- og TV-nyheter" (Arbeiderbladet), call such a manifesto "anarchist", commenting NRK's program about the Unabomber 21.00 - 7.8.1996 (a program which however did not mention anarchist and anarchism at all),
- they may share this Brown Card together with the responsible at Washington Post, N.Y. Times, FBI and the FC 55, released 20.9.1995, and updated several times. The international anarchist movement denounces these authoritarian doings, and of course doesn't accept the use of the word anarchist in this connection, which is disinformation. The Anarchist Press Tribunal issues the Brown Card as a symbol of free criticism, to notoriously authoritarian reporters, spokespersons and other persons, authors, writers, editors, etc., mixing up anarchist and chaotic/ochlarchical tendencies as mentioned above, and thus breaking the Oslo-convention of 1990 severely or several times...
Brown Cards as indicated above in general also go to all the persons and organizations mentioned above, and to the media and others calling them anarchists and their authoritarian ideology anarchist, anarchism or anarchy. They will bring, or brought about, nothing but authoritarian tendencies and systems, far from anarchy or anarchist. As mentioned all the so called "anarchist" organizations have got Brown Cards for mixing up anarchist with chaotic and other authoritarian tendencies, in short ochlarchy and ochlarchist, according to the Oslo Convention of 1990, and are thus expelled, expulsed and banned from the anarchist movement. Similar cases in the future will be treated the same way by IAT-APT.
06.08.2011.Wikipedia, a mockery of a "free encyclopedia" and in reality quite authoritarian, is uncritical echoing the main newsmedia's "1984" newspeak lies about the Unabomber (Ted Kaczinsky) as "anarchist", and gets a Brown Card. Wikipedia has turned out to be one of the main authoritarian enemies of anarchy and anarchism, also presenting a lot of "1984" newspeak lies in this connection, a.o.t. falsely calling the ochlarchy with rivaling polyarchy of Somalia "anarchy".
A special a Brown Card goes to TKB-ORG Terrorism Knowledge Base, and MIPT (The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) for several times wrongly mixing up anarchists with chaos, ochlarchy and terrorists.
Another special Brown Card goes to the speculative "Anarchos förlag" in Sweden, i.e. ochlarchists falsely posing as anarchists, which is publishing the brown, "environmentalist" ideas of John Zerzan, falsely promoted as "anarchist" but in reality ochlarchist, see above, and thus not anarchist. It must also be mentioned that GAIA's Eco-Anarchist-Manifesto, see EAM , is clearly against primitivism, neo-ludditism and anti-civilization in all forms, especially the terrorist and in general ochlarchical policy of John Zerzan, because this is a non-anarchist political tendency. John Zerzan is clearly an ochlarchist, and thus not an anarchist, and has got the Brown Card from IAT-APT, and is thus expulsed from the anarchist movement.
The leader for a terrorist act, called the Oklahoma-bomber, was however not named anarchist or libertarian, but "anti-government", in this case a brown & blue conservative fundamentalist. The Oklahoma City bombing in the US in 1995 was done largely by a single person (Timothy McVeigh). The Atlanta city bombing 27.7.1996 was a similar act of terrorism.
07.02.2010. Fareed Zakaria at the program GPS at CNN speaks about an "anarchist" that was a terrorist. The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to Fareed Zakaria and CNN for breaking the Oslo Convention.
01.05.2012. Marxist terrorists Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter, Anthony Hayne, Connor Stevens and Joshua Stafford falsely posing as "anarchists" get Brown Cards from IAT and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. FBI arrested the five self-described "anarchists" in the Cleveland area (Ohio/USA) for allegedly plotting to blow up a four-lane highway bridge over a national park. The group is anti-capitalist, i.e. socialist, and terrorist ochlarchist, and thus authoritarian - and authoritarian socialists are marxists not anarchists. Violent attacks on (symbols of) capitalism and/or the (capitalist - according to marxism) state/government are marxist, similar to the marxist-leninist terrorist organizations the Italian Red Brigades (BR) and German RAF (Baader Meinhof), etc. FBI, Reuters and Jeremy Pelosky, Kim Palmer, Bill Trott and Jackie Frank get Brown Cards from IAT for falsely calling the marxist ochlarchists "anarchists" and thus breaking the Oslo Convention.
24.05.2003 No anarchistgroup behind bomb blast in Spain! This act of terrorism is done by ochlarchists, not anarchists. The IAT gives a Brown Card to this group of terroristical ochlarchists and the newsmedia spreading disinformation, mixing them up with anarchists. The Brown Cards of course also means expulsion of the terrorist infiltrators, posing as anarchists, from the anarchist movement. 01.04.2004 No anarchists behind letterbombs in Spain. This act of terrorism is done by ochlarchists, not anarchists. The IAT gives a Brown Card to these terroristical ochlarchists and the newsmedia, including Euronews, spreading disinformation, mixing them up with anarchists. The Brown Cards of course also mean expulsion of the terrorist infiltrators, posing as anarchists, from the anarchist movement.
The IAT-APT hands out a Brown Card to BBC's Dateline London 02.08.2009 with editor Nick Guthrie for reporting about "anarchic" in connection to ETA and Taleban. ETA and Taleban are in no way anarchic, terrorism is very authoritarian, a top - down approach, and they are polyarchically organized, far from anarchist. Thus ETA and Taleban are clearly ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists!
No anarchists behind bombs against Romano Prodi and the European Parliament etc.
So called "anarchists" have been suspected of putting up bombs to hit Romano Prodi in Italy in December 2003, and a letter bomb explodes at the office of a British MEP hours after another parcel ignites at European Parliament HQ 05.01.2004. These so called "anarchists" ("Informal Anarchic Federation" and "Sardinian Anarcho-Insurrectionalist Gang") are however not anarchists, but ochlarchist infiltrators to the anarchist movement (ochlarchy = mob rule broadly defined). The ochlarchists may very well be on the payroll of Berlusconi & Co, as they have put up false "anarchists" before, i.e. police provokers. Anyway the ochlarchists are not anarchists because ochlarchism and anarchism are opposite political tendencies. BBC and other media 28.12.2003 and 05.01.2004, and The Guardian 04.02. 2004 wrongly putting the blame on (suspected) anarchists instead of ochlarchists, get a Brown Card for breaking the Oslo Convention in this matter. The so called "Informal Anarchic Federation" and the "Sardinian Anarcho-Insurrectionalist Gang" get an expelling Brown Card from the IAT. These "anarchist federations" have nothing to do with the real anarchist movement and are not members or associates of it. The Anarchist International works against the supranational EU-mega State, an EU-super-state, but of course with democratic means, not terrorism. Terrorism is a form of ochlarchy, and anarchy and ochlarchy are opposite things.
18.08.2004: ... Local reports say a second device was also was found in the Porto Rotundo area, on the Sardinian coast, after a newspaper received a tip-off. Italian news agency Ansa said the caller claimed to be from the leftist Proletarian Combatant Groups (NPC). Mr Blair and his wife Cherie left Sardinia on Tuesday after a short stay. Italy has been on heightened security alert after a general terror threat from a group linked to al-Qaeda. The group had threatened to attack Italy if it failed to withdraw its troops from Iraq. But this bomb was said to have been left by an Italian anarchist organization which the national Corriere della Sera newspaper says has carried out 20 attacks in the last four years, including small bombings of government party headquarters in Sardinia. This group is not anarchist but ochlarchist terrorists, and gets a Brown Card with expulsion from the anarchist movement.
Marxist extremists behind terrorist attack in Rome a.o.t. against the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland.
Brown Cards to Barbie Nadeau, Newsweek Magazine, Dan Rivers and CNN and more for falsely putting the blame on anarchists. Stop the lies!
Also Brown Cards to the Italian Police, Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maron, and the state-run ANSA news agency.
The terrorism in Italy 23.12.2010 is done by the marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchy group "Informal Federation of Anarchists", i.e.
provocateurs falsely posing as 'anarchists', which long time ago got a Brown Card from IAT-APT and are
thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. They are thus NOT anarchists!
Proof and more information above and below in this resolution:
Bombs exploded at two embassies in Rome Thursday 23.12.2010, Italian police said. The first explosion, a package bomb at the Swiss Embassy, seriously wounded the person who opened it, police said. A second bomb exploded at the Chilean Embassy shortly afterwards, wounding one person, who has been taken to the hospital, police said. And a "suspicious package" was found at the Ukrainian Embassy in the Italian capital, police said, adding that security forces were on the way to investigate. Bomb threats were phoned to City Hall and to another government office in Rome, the mayor's office said. No bombs have been found in either location. One person was wounded and a second bomb exploded in the courtyard of the Swiss Embassy in Greece, but most of the other bombs were destroyed safely by police. In Thursday's attacks, a 53-year-old mail room worker in the Swiss Embassy was badly injured in both hands, and may lose one, police said.
The bombings come a day after police blanketed Rome in heavy security due to student demonstrations. Last month, at least 14 parcel bombs were sent out from Athens, Greece, mostly to embassies in that city. Behind the terrorism was the marxist leftwing extremist group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, no anarchists were involved. This terrorist attack in Italy is practically certain done by a similar marxist group.
The anarchists condemn the terrorist attack. A.o.t. using the "litmus test" of whether marxists, fascists, anarchists or liberalists are behind terrorism, it is practically certain that marxist leftwing extremists are behind this terrorist attack in Rome against the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland and more. Why should anarchists attack the embassy of the Anarchy of Switzerland? Barbie Nadeau, Newsweek Magazine and CNN's false accusations that anarchists are behind this terrorism are absurd! And Barbie Nadeau's lie about so called anarchists in Swiss prison on hunger strike is horrible. There are no anarchist political prisoners in Europe at all, and certainly not in the Swiss Confederation. The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to Barbie Nadeau, Newsweek Magazine and CNN for falsely putting the blame of this terrorism on anarchists (and the other lie), and thus breaking the Oslo Convention. Dan Rivers at CNN's London office falsely calls the marxist leftwing extremist group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire 'anarchist' and also gets a Brown Card. Stop the lies!
PS. Later the Orwellian ultra-authoritarian Big Sister Barbie Nadeau continues with more lies on CNN, this time about "an international anarchist terrorist" organization behind the terrorism in Italy. There exists no such thing as "an international anarchist terrorist organization", and IAT-APT hands out another Brown Card to Barbie Nadeau and also one more to CNN, for this horrible lie! Stop the lies! Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said the incident is similar to a wave of letter bombs sent last month by an anarchist group based in Greece, linking both sets of bombings to an "international anarchist movement." But Greek officials disputed that anyone in their country was involved in the blasts. "There is no evidence that the bombs originated in Greece," Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras said. Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maron gets a Brown Card from IAT-APT, similar to Barbie Nadeu and Dan Rivers.
NB! International marxist leftwing extremist terrorism - not anarchists. There may however be connections between a) the marxist leftwing extremist terrorist group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and other similar groups in Greece, see Greek revolt - marxist riots and terrorism, and b) marxist leftwing extremist terrorist groups in Italy - or such copy-cats! But they are NOT ANARCHISTS!!! (There are some marxist ochlarchists included terrorists in Italy, Spain and Greece, some falsely posing as 'anarchists', in jail and outside, that are angry at Switzerland, Chile, etc... But they are NOT ANARCHISTS! Anarchists and ochlarchists are opposites!)
PPS. Even later: The Orwellian ultra-authoritarian Big Sister Barbie Nadeau repeats the lies of Europol on CNN, se below. These lies are NOT NEWS and rebuffed long time ago!!! Stop the lies!
PPPS. CNN continues the false reporting that this terrorism is linked to "international anarchists". Repeating a lie several times does not make it a truth, remember Goebbels did not win in the long run! Stop the lies!
The Italian police said that the Informal Federation of Anarchists [a.k.a. Informal Anarchist Federation and Informal Anarchic Federation; in Italian Federazione Anarchica Informale (FAI) and Federazione Anarchia Informale (FAI)] claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to the state-run ANSA news agency. The Informal Federation of Anarchists is however a well known ultra-authoritarian marxist group, and they ar far from anarchists. Thus, the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards to the Italian police and the state-run ANSA news agency for breaking the Oslo Convention. CNN and the Italian police indicate that the Informal Federation of Anarchists is an associate or member of the L'International des Federations Anarchistes (IFA), this is also a lie, see the official website of IFA www.anarchy.no.
The marxist provocateurs, the "Informal Federation of Anarchists", is vowing in messages that it plans more such acts to "destroy the systems of domination," the state-run ANSA news agency reports. Terrorism is however a form of domination and it will never "destroy the systems of domination"...
Several other newsmedia including BBC falsely put the blame of this terrorism on anarchists, and get Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention.
PPPPS. The truth 1. De facto marxist leftwing extremist terrorists, provocateurs falsely posing as 'anarchists', such as the Italian "FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale)" and similar are not anarchists. Stop the lies! This group and their network are long time ago expulsed from the anarchist movement. The Italian "FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale)" has long time ago got a Brown Card from IAT-APT meaning this group is expelled from the anarchist movement. They are thus NOT ANARCHISTS. The same with similar groups in Greece and Spain. And there are no anarchists in prisons in Italy, not in the Anarchy of Switzerland, not in Greece and not in Spain, and thus of course no jailed anarchists on hunger strike in any these countries. The Orwellian ultra-authoritarian Big Sister Barbie Nadeau repeats her newspeak lies on CNN and more of it, similar to "peace is war". Stop the Orwellian Big Brother and Big Sister newspeak lies!
The truth 2. Terrorism is a form of ochlarchy - the opposite of anarchy and anarchism; and terrorists are ochlarchists - the opposite of anarchists. To Big Sister Barbie Nadeau and more... Newsmedia = Big Brothers! Stop the lies 'anarchy' = ochlarchy and 'anarchist(s)' = ochlarchist(s), even if it is political 'sexy' and sells well... It is Orwellian '1984' Big Brother newspeak and fabricated propaganda! See this resolution in the Preamble to this page IAT-APT International Branch.
The truth 3. Apropos this terrorism and news-reporting, see PREAMBLE - THREE VERY IMPORTANT RESOLUTIONS: Anarchy is optimal order... & Newsmedia = Big Brothers! Stop the lies... & What is an extremist... at the IAT-APT International Branch. Apropos these resolutions, decided with general consent, by The International Anarchist Congress - The 11th Anarchist Biennial 27-28.11.2010: MORE THAN 50 000 ANARCHISTS WORLD WIDE CONFIRM THAT OCHLARCHISTS, INCLUDING TERRORISTS - ARE PRACTICALLY CERTAIN NOT ANARCHISTS! THUS: The Informal Federation of Anarchists [a.k.a. Informal Anarchist Federation and Informal Anarchic Federation; in Italian Federazione Anarchica Informale (FAI) and Federazione Anarchia Informale (FAI)] and its associates are proven beyond reasonable doubt NOT ANARCHISTS. To see the Website of this Congress - Click here!
Behind this conclusion are objective facts, also historical, about FAI and the scientific practically certain valid theory/resolutions mentioned in this PPPPS, all in all practically certain evidence and proof that FAI is marxist and not anarchist. There is no significant difference between the de facto terrorist actions and policy, i.e. the consequences of the use of the means involved, of FAI and, say, RAF-ml (marxist-leninists) also known as the Baader-Meinhof-mob, a well known ultra-authoritarian leftwing extremist marxist ochlarchy included terrorist group. There is no profit motive, indicating capitalism. And the terrorist acts are extremism. Thus, all evidence points to ultra-authoritarian socialism, i.e. FAI is a marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchist group. The evidence speaks for itself, but more than 50 000 anarchists confirming the validity of the proof add weight behind. Sailing under false anarchist flag of course does not make FAI anarchist, quite the opposite. In addition FAI this time has attacked the Anarchy of Switzerland, i.e. significant libertarian socialism, also indicating that FAI is authoritarian socialist.
The authoritarian marxist and communist provocateur tactic of falsely posing as 'anarchists' (in the false meaning of ochlarchists), making ochlarchy, i.e. mob rule broadly defined including chaos, and putting the blame on anarchists to a) discredit the libertarian movement as much as possible, b) create aggression against anarchists, anarchism and anarchy and c) call for a strong, authoritarian marxist (including communist) party and its rule, is d) well known. Similar is valid for all State/government/archy/authority provocateurs including their followers. Anarchists take actions to stop such provocateurs and this tactic, via a.o.t. the International Anarchist Tribunal (IAT-APT) handing out Brown Cards and expulsions from the anarchist movement, and the Anarchist International Security Council (AISC)... More information about marxist and other provocateurs are found at External links, Anarchy debate, Freedom Online and IAT-APT International branch, search for provocateur in these files, also see IAT-APT Nordic branch and search for provokatør.
Practically certain anarchy cannot be created or achieved via ochlarchy. Ochlarchy is in itself authoritarian, usually ultra-authoritarian, and can only result in authoritarian and even ultra-authoritarian, i.e. totalitarian, rule. A development towards real democracy, i.e. anarchy, must be done by the people's actions - more and more, i.e. act with dignity, use real matter of fact arguments and add weight behind via direct actions, including mass actions & industrial actions, and via organization, dialog and elections, of course without ochlarchy! The Anarchist International (AI/IFA) and The Anarchist International Information Service (AIIS) are junctions in this connection.
27.12.2010. Italian bomb disposal experts have defused a parcel bomb sent to the Greek embassy in Rome. Police said that a second suspect parcel, sent to the Venezuelan embassy, turned out to contain no explosives. Practically certain no anarchists involved... The anarchists condemn the bomb attack and the bomb hoax, i.e. terrorism, and not anarchist and anarchism.
31.12.2010. The Norwegian TV2 gets a special Brown Card Baddie Prize in this connection, see Anarkisttribunalets Brunt Kort Verstingspris til TV2.
Ochlarchists, not anarchists in Greece
10-11.05.2005 No anarchist group behind taking of 150 hostages and violence in Greece. Small groups of ochlarchists, some students at the university, regularly disrupt peaceful protest marches by other groups in a bid to provoke police. They have also been blamed for small gas canister-type bomb attacks on banks, police stations and embassies. 20.05.2005 Greek ochlarchists falsely posing as and/or called "anarchists" by the media clashed with the police. These acts of mob rule including terrorism are done by ochlarchists, not anarchists, although they may be posing as such. The IAT gives a Brown Card to these groups of terroristical and violent ochlarchists and the newsmedia spreading disinformation, mixing them up with anarchists. The Brown Card of course also means expulsion of the ochlarchist and terrorist infiltrators, falsely posing as and/or called "anarchists" by the media, from the anarchist movement. Anti-capitalist ochlarchists/ochlarchs are authoritarian socialists, i.e. marxists, not anarchists. Anti-capitalist rioters and/or terrorists are practically certain marxist leftwing extremists.
Updated news about marxist riots and terrorism in Greece, Brown Cards, anarchist criticism of the Greek revolt, etc.
See (click on) Greece
Green "Anarchy" = ochlarchy, Brown Card to the Green Anarchy Collective and more
20.09.2004. The so called Green Anarchy Collective writes in an article in Green Anarchy # 17: "We feel that it is important to move towards a radically decentralized world, ... destroy all the institutions and physical manifestations [of civilization]... We want to become uncivilized. In more general terms, this is the trajectory of green anarchy in thought and practice. Civilization... is ... our enemy. "
What we need is a more civilized world, i.e. libertarian, not destruction of the civilization. A radically decentralized world without civilization will end up in authoritarian ochlarchy (mob rule) tendencies as mentioned in the Oslo Convention of 1990. Green Anarchy is thus mixing up anarchy and authoritarian tendencies and gets a Brown Card, meaning expulsion from the anarchist movement. Also the group Fertile Ground and the nutter-guru-arch Fertile Ground Board member Dillon Thomson have got Brown Cards from IAT-APT and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement.
Brown Cards to Gabrielle Brogge and Associated Press, criminal tourists to the Anarchy of Switzerland, Earth Liberation Front (ELF), Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and "Terra selvaggia," (Wilderness) & provocateurs
20.07.2011. Gabrielle Brogge and Associated Press reported: 3-year prison terms recommended in Swiss bomb plot. Prosecutors in Switzerland's highest criminal court Wednesday recommended prison sentences of at least three years for a trio of alleged eco-terrorists charged with plotting a bomb attack on a planned IBM Corp. nanotech research facility near Zurich. Federal prosecutor Hansjoerg Stalder said the three brought powerful explosives to Switzerland in the spring of 2010 to carry out their intended attack on IBM's $90 million research center, which opened in May. "They came as criminal tourists to Switzerland," Stadler told the court.
The trial, held under tight security in the Federal Criminal Court, has drawn attention to a loose network of European [marxist provocateurs and false so called] anarchists who have grown more violent and coordinated during the continent's financial crisis and been linked to recent bombings in Greece, Switzerland and Italy. Police said the three defendants - 35-year-old Costantino Alfonso Ragusa, his 29-year-old wife Silvia Ragusa Guerini and their 26-year-old Swiss friend Luca "Billy" Cristos Bernasconi - were arrested last year carrying explosive gel and several types of fuel - a combination with almost the explosive power of TNT.
But the defense argued that police wrongly treated the three as presumed criminals from the start, snaring them in a fake traffic stop near Zurich, about two miles (3 kilometers) from the IBM facility. Stalder described the defendants, the Italian couple and a Swiss man, as having close links to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF), both extremist [brown, red and green] movements that have claimed responsibility since the 1990s for a variety of what authorities describe as eco-terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States. He said Ragusa and Guerini are known as founders and members of the Italian movement "Terra selvaggia," or Wilderness, which has connections to ELF, and that Bernasconi is an Italian member of ALF. Stalder said each of the three should serve at least three years in prison, without suspending any of the time already served since their arrests, because of the seriousness of the planned crime. A verdict is expected Friday.
22.07.2011 AP reports: Three environmental activists with links to European anarchist groups were found guilty Friday of plotting a bomb attack on an unfinished IBM nanotech research facility near the Swiss city of Zurich. The Italian couple, Ragusa and Guerini, and Bernasconi, a Swiss citizen living in Italy, were handed prison sentences ranging from 3 years and 4 months to 3 years and 8 months. This was slightly higher than federal prosecutors had recommended.
The IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards according to the Oslo Convention to a) Gabrielle Brogge and Associated Press, as well as b) the ultra-authoritarian & extremist Costantino Alfonso Ragusa, Silvia Ragusa Guerini, Luca "Billy" Cristos Bernasconi, Earth Liberation Front (ELF), Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and "Terra selvaggia," (Wilderness), and c) a loose network of European [marxist provocateurs and false so called] anarchists, meaning they are not anarchists and expulsed from the anarchist movement. Ad b) in case these persons and groups falsely claim to be anarchists, remember they are not anarchists, and expulsed from the anarchist movement.
Brown Cards to Europol and director Rob Wainwright
Orwellian "1984" newspeak Big Brother lie-report from Europol about so called "anarchist" terrorists in Europe, in reality ochlarchists and not anarchists
In the "TE-SAT 2010 EU TERRORISM SITUATION AND TREND REPORT", see Europol - European Police - TE-SAT 2010, Europol declares: "The agenda of anarchist terrorist groups is usually revolutionary, anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian. Not all Member States distinguish between activities of left-wing and anarchist terrorist groups in their contributions. For this reason, both categories are discussed in the same chapter of this report. Greece, Italy and Spain reported 40 attacks by leftwing and anarchist terrorists. Actions by anarchist groups are becoming more violent and sometimes well planned. After a quiet period of two years, the FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale) claimed two attacks in Italy which targeted the director of the CIE (Centro di Identifi cazione ed Espulsione), and the Bocconi University in Milan."
The so called "anarchist terrorists" (provocateurs) mentioned, in Greece, Italy and Spain, the Italian "FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale)" being the only such group mentioned by name in Europol's report, are in reality terrorist ochlarchists, the opposite of anarchists, and have got Brown Cards from IAT-APT, and are thus expulsed from the anarchist movement. NB! They are thus not members of the anarchist movement. Using the "litmustest" above on the mentioned cases, it is clear that the so called "anarchist terrorists" mentioned by Europol, in reality are marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists - NOT anarchists..
Europol's terrorist accusations against anarchists are completely false. The truth is that no anarchists in Greece, Italy and Spain or other places on Earth have participated in terrorist attacks, i.e. ochlarchical actions, not now and not before. Ochlarchy is mob rule broadly defined including terrorism. The only violence anarchists accept is defensive violence, proportionate, in self defense, see, say, direct action. The mentioned violence including terrorism is not of this kind, and are done by extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, practically certain marxist leftwing extremist ochlarchs/ochlarchists, not by anarchists.
Anarchists should in general not be mixed up with left-wingers. Anarchists are not extremists and have less than 50% authoritarian degree, and are found in the middle and upwards on the economic-political map, while the extreme left have more than 666 per thousand authoritarian degree, are totalitarian, see System theory and economic political map. Anarchists are real democrats, not the opposite, i.e. extremists and totalitarian.
To mix up opposites as anarchists with terrorists, a form of ochlarchists, is equally authoritarian as mixing up opposites as peace and war, as Big Brother did in Orwell's "1984" newspeak. Ochlarchists and anarchists are opposites. Such Big Brother notes in the media broadly defined, including Europol's report, also produce copycat ochlarchists and terrorists - mainly mislead youths, falsely posing as "anarchists". It should be stopped, and the IAT-APT hands out Brown Cards, as free criticism of this authoritarian tendency - according to the Oslo Convention, - this time to Europol and director Rob Wainwright and newsmedia spreading their disinformation. The trial and Brown Card verdict against Europol by IAT-APT, happened 22.07.2010. Europol has no public e-mail address, but the IAT-APT has posted a message to Europol on their "Media Request" mail-form with a link to this resolution. [Updated May 2012]
More and updated information about ochlarchists and ochlarchist infiltration to the anarchist movement, see the IAT-APT international Web-site, APT .
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The situations before and after the Stortings election in Norway 2001 are discussed in IJA 2(31) and IJA 3(31), available at:
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The International Conference on Terrorism updated, and related news are presented at:
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