Firenze 10+10. Joining forces for another Europe

13 November 2012


The Florence Antifascist Seminar resolution [1]

Lets act together against the rising danger of the far right!

13 November

Though fascism was defeated, after the Second World War in many European countries neofascist forces could reorganize themselves and act publicly. But with some exceptions their influence was rather weak- they acted mainly at the borders of the society.

The neoliberal offensive and the open outbreak of the combined- economic, social, ecological and political- crises of capitalism have changed the situation fundamentally. Today far right and populist parties- in some cases even open fascist forces like in Greece- could gain mass support and are situated now in the middle of the society. They misuse with their demagogy the widespread fear and uncertainty in the society. Instead of speaking about the real reasons of the crises they make scapegoats responsible (Jews, Muslims, Roma and Sinti, national minorities, retired and disabled persons etc.). It is one of our main duties to defend them against the attacks of the far right.

As a consequence of the lacking of a comprehensive alternative to the crises and failures of the trade unions and the left in the past far right and populist parties have now a mass influence and are a real danger for the further development of the societies.

We the participants of “Firenze 10 plus 10” call upon all movements, trade unions , left organizations and parties to take the danger of the far right seriously. Especially we underline the necessity of strong and concrete solidarity with the Greeks who defend themselves against the dictatorship of the Troika Troika Troika: IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank, which together impose austerity measures through the conditions tied to loans to countries in difficulty.

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and the rising influence of the fascist “Golden Dawn”.

We will intensify our attempts to enlarge the common international activities against the far right by bringing networks together, exchanging information, deepening the analysis and elaborating positive answers to the crises.

We will support and take the initiative for -international- mobilisations and actions against the far right- like the massive street blockades in Dresden where the Nazis were prevented to march through the town.



Footnotes

[1The antifascist seminar took place in Florence on the 9th of November 2012 with the participation of about 40 antifascist militants representing 17 countries (Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Greece, Byelorussia, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Turkey and Austria).

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