International Journal of Anarchism
ifa-Solidaritet - folkebladet - © ISSN 0800-0220 no 2 (31) editor H. Fagerhus - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (IJA)
Bulletin of the Anarchist International
BEFORE THE STORTINGS ELECTION IN NORWAY 2001
In September 2001 the Anarchy of Norway was again in the newsmedia. The Stortings election Monday 12th of September had a moderate interest in the northern and international media.
The Anarchist Federation of Norway - Anarkistføderasjonen i Norge, did not participate in the election, but pointed to the distance between the present society at ca 53% degree of anarchy, and the 100% anarchist ideal, i.e. defined by 100% socialism and autonomy, minimal economical and political/administrative rank differences, maximal efficiency and fairness, and the anarchist principles, i.e. the IFA-principles, the Oslo convention and anarchist human rights, etc. They used the anarchist economical - political map to strategic positioning.
A vision of a society with, say,
a) a private sector with self employed on individual and co-operative basis in ideal horizontally organized networks economical and political/administrative, non-bureaucratic large worker and consumer co-operatives and anarcho-syndicalist managed factories, in production and distribution - individual and co-operative housing, and
b) a public sector based on ideal horizontally organized federalism, autonomy and direct democracy, on local and confederal plan - economically and political/administrative,
Another organization Folkebevegelsen for valgboikott av RV, Fr.p og andre autoritære with some anarchists and other people, founded in 1997 - also had a campaign. They advocated boycott of RV, the Maoist and Trotskyite election alliance, Fr.P - the populist right party, and other authoritarians, at the election. Folkebevegelsen adviced to vote for Senterpartiet, a mainly agrar-socialist party, outside Hedmark and Nordland fylke (-commune), and Venstre, the Left party, i.e not marxist - but mainly green and liberal with a clear social tendency, both "No to EU". A center state (confederal) council heavily influenced by these two parties, was considered to perhaps increase the degree of anarchy up to 0,5 % in the next four years. The election was very open. About a million voters among Norways ca 4,5 million inhabitants, had not decided what to vote, close to the election day. The campaign, quoted in Norwegian, was summarized in the following statement:
HVORDAN STEMME MEST MULIG FRIHETLIG?
STØTT FOLKEBEVEGELSEN FOR
VALGBOIKOTT AV Fr.p, RV OG
Folkebevegelsen har etter diskusjon og vedtak basert på alminnelig konsensus, besluttet at å stemme på Venstre og Senterpartiet (unntatt i Buskerud og Nordland) er det mest frihetlige ved stortingsvalget 2001.
More news and information about the Anarchy of Norway, The International Anarchist Tribunal, etc. at the Anarchist International Information Service:
The Tampa case is discussed at:
The situations before and after the Stortings election in Norway 2001 are discussed in IJA 2(31) and IJA 3(31), available at:
The International Conference on Terrorism 2001, and related news are presented at:
The 30th Anniversary issue of International Journal of Anarchism is presented at:
The situation in Argentina is discussed in IJA 6(31):
The economical political map used for analysis is presented at:
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