woensdag 6 maart 2013

Resist Magazine

We are proud to present the very first edition of "Resist magazine". Resist magazine is a publication linked to the Anti-Capitalist Network (ACN/AKN). 

In this first edition:

"Social-Fascism": The Fascism of the Leftwing

1st of May - Get on the streets

Anarchism and Fascism: Antagonists?

National Resistance and Anticapititalist struggle in Italy

The Folk Community as an alternative for Capitalism 

The true roots of Ecological activism

Interview with the Dutch NSA/ANS collective for the ACN/AKN

What is Fascism?

Globalisation and the loss of our Enviroment

The National revolutionary movement in the Weimar Republic 

Greece Ruin concerns us all

The economic crisis; Going along or fight back?

Introduction fo the Dutch section of the ACN

Is there a "Fascist" danger today?

maandag 4 maart 2013

Squatting: still a legitimate mean of action

Squatting is the occupation of property without the permission of the owner. It grew as a reaction to the enormous housing shortage of the sixties. During the crisisyears of '70 and '80 squatting became more popular and a squatters movement developed with a  predominantly "leftwing" ideological character. Therefore squatting as a means of action led to a long and intense debate within the nationalist movement. Since 1 october 2010 squatting is punishable in the Netherlands through the new squatting law, but this doesn't make the discussion about the legitimacy of squatting less important.  

We want to make clear that squatting is NOT an exclusive right of the "leftwing movement". Although historically squatting is associated with the "leftwing movement", they certainly don't have the monopoly on the struggle for housing rights. The residential struggle concerns us ALL. In a time that fellow countrymen have to stay on long waiting lists, which lasts for years, to be in the running for an overpriced "social" rental house, in which fellow countrymen are still wandering the streets without shelter and in which property is massively exploited by unscrupulous landlords and speculators for their own selfish profits, resistance is an absolute duty!

The unlimited victory of capitalism has created a society in which the pursuit of money has become the highest goal in life. Profit and economic growth, how worthless as it maybe, is worshipped, greed and selfishness are present everywhere. Also housing policy has become just another new path for the rich to get richer. The housing shortage is only increased by the policy of homeowners, privatized housing corporations and institutional investors, who demolish houses from an economic perspective, then failing to meet their promise to rebuild affordable social housing. In their vision housing is not a primary necessity of life for the people, but merely a product on which they can make a profit. The housing shortage provides speculators and slumlords a means to raise the rents to maximalize their profits over the welbeing of the people. With this they forfeit their rights on property! Primary needs should not be privatized!  

The same government who failed to provide its people, which they are supposed to represent, with the primary need of housing has now implemented a (squatting) law which offers protection to speculators and slumlords, who enrich themselves by disturbing the balance of the housingsupply. Squatting and other forms of protest against this injustice and the exploitation of our people are a fully legitimate form of resistance!  Housing is an absolute right for every fellow countryman to enjoy!

The squatting law must be seen in the context of the repressive legislation that the establishment uses to oppress the people. Through this repressive legislation they try make every attempt to protest against the mismanagement of the government impossible and they protect the speculators who exploit our people. This law is not and will not be an attack on "leftwing structures" or "Antifa strongholds", almost all of their significant spaces are already legalized and/ or bought, but an attack on the right of our people to defend themselves and an attack on the right to actively resist against the establishment that destroys her existence and self-determination! Capitalism is meant to subjugate, to oppress and to exploit the people. By means of repressive legislation, like the squatting law, they take away the means of the people to resist the malpractices of speculators and slumlords, something the state itself fails to tackle. So support of the squatting law is equal to supporting (even more) repression!            

It's the duty of the nationalist movement to participate in the housing struggle. A means of action like squatting is not to be left unused. By squatting, nationalist autonomous zones can be created, hotbeds of radical resistance. Occupied property can provide living space for fellow countrymen, it can accommodate cultural and social initiatives and much more. The practice of nationalist autonomous zones like "the barracks" in Eindhoven en "the haunted house" in Monster, clearly showed that squatting was and still is a legitimate and necessary means for nationalists to use. With or without a squatting law, squatting will continue!

Source: Vrije Nationalisten Noord-Brabant / Netwerk Nationale Socialisten

The cultural revolution of Mao Zedong

The great proletarian cultural revolution was a movement of students, scholars and young workers against the bureaucratised Communist Party of China. The goal of this movement was to make sure that the revolutionary, militant tendency of the revolution would not be erased. Mao realized that since the Communists came to power in the Peoples Republic of China, the revolutionary anti-Statist Party became precisely like the system before after consolidating its power; an institutionalized and bureaucratised State-party (like the Russian CPSU, the Italian PNF and the German NSDAP before).

The "cultural revolution group" (known as the "Gang of Four" by opponents) took the leadership of the revolutionary movement upon itself. The leading figures of this group were Wang Hongwen, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan and Mao's wife Jiang Qing. She also had the leadership over the group, although Mao himself ofcourse had the final say.

The "cultural revolution group" conducted the movement and in 1966 the cultural revolution was launched. The purpose of this revolution was to save the pure revolutionary doctrine from demise. According to Mao all Chineze were equal, there could be no difference between poor and rich. In this context the newly formed "upperclass" (caste of new "red" bureaucrats) was sent to re-education camps to study the theories of Marx, Lenin and Mao, as wel as to exercise selfcriticism. This was of importance so nobody would deviate from the original doctrine, so that they would not become an anti-popular and reactionary system. The revolutionary element had to be maintained and leading at all costs. The re-education camps lasted untill after the official completion of the cultural revolutionion in 1969, so all could be reminded about the basics of equality and (national) solidarity.            

The old feodal and capitalist society/culture had to be replaced with a new popular revolutionary culture. The new upperclass was sent to farms or industries to participate in fysical labour. The new bosses who normally lived a comfortable life in the city, now had to work on the land or in the fabric where they got the same ammount of food as the workers and farmers. So they would learn to be solidary with the proletariat. This was necessary if one wanted to understand the original doctrine. The Red Guards were indispensible in this revolution, they broke the old capitalist China down to the ground. They had leadership over the re-education camps, where mostly "rightwing elements"* were re-educated (like many teachers, intellectuals and bosses, etc.) so the revolutionary origin would not be forgotten (according to Mao's credo "Never forget the class struggle"). By the re-education of teachers the educational system was cleansed from Western decadent capitalist influences. On a big scale feodal and capitalist art and literature was destroyed, which was seen as harmful and corrupted.          

Why is it so important to learn from this? It's because we stand in the same tradition as the cultural revolution. The cultural revolution is in a sense the second revolution, the socialist revolution, that could only start after the completion of the first national revolution (Nationale Erhebung). If one comes to power the real work starts. The second revolution the Sturm Abteilung pursued, had a lot of similarities with the cultural revolution. Chief of Staff from the SA Ernst Röhm also saw that things were going wrong. Within the NSDAP a new upperclass of bosses and bureaucrats was formed and there was a derogation of the original, purely revolutionary line (the 25-point program).    

He was right. The new upperclass, the Von-Staufenberg-gang, even attempted a coup d'êtat by trying to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. Other prominent figures like Göring and Himmler betrayed the Reich and tried to putch Hitler during the last hours of the Reich to save their own ass.

We learn from the revolutionary struggle against the degradation of Party and State. Mao shows us how a bureaucratised Stateparty can be transformed in a rigorous-radical way to a revolutionary avant garde party aimed at the interests of the masses of the people. Maoism is not Marxism, but represents a national-communist tendency, a typical Chinese form of national-socialism. We hail Mao for the same reasons we hail the RAF and Ché Geuvara, because of their revolutionary warrior spirit and their consistent loyalty towards the armed struggle.

* With "rightwing elements" they meant the new "red" bureaucrats in the Party and State, those who wanted to enter the bourgeois, pro-capitalist route.

Mao inspired the cultural revolution by the statements he made which are bundled in the "Red Book". Some of his famous quotes:

Rebellion is justified!

Bomb the headquarter!

Dare to fight - dare to conquer - all power to the people!

Source: ANS/NSA Den Haag