Taken from LIBCOM.org. This is a translation of a text by Vadim from KRAS (Revolutionary Anarcho-Syndicalists’ Confederation – www.aitrus.info), the Russian affiliate of the International Workers’ Association. Lire en français ici
The revolutionary organization creating from us is neither a party nor a usual trade union. In it ground, it is a workers union (syndicate) because it unites working people which resist to the daily exploitation and oppression and which therefore struggle for the shortening of work-time, for the bettering of their material and moral situation. But this bettering isn`t an aim in itself for it but merely a mean for awakening the sources of solidarity and mutual aid slumbering in everybody, for inspire him for revolutionary revolt against the authority and property, against inequality and oppression. […]
So if we want that the general assemblies remain the independent decide-making bodies and that exactly common people are masters of own struggle and destiny – it is necessary for the partisans of such choice to unite and to defend it closely.
It for that why the revolutionary organization is necessary: it must unite in it ranks people which want and can consciously struggle for the triumph of Freedom, Solidarity and Authoritylessness; for people can jointly agree how they live; for a society based upon the self-realization of personality and upon the coordination of human efforts in general assemblies; for the equal possibilities to use the goods of the World – for the Anarchist Communism. Even if only few people join today this organization, we are firmly sure that our crystal-clear ideas sooner or later convict the overwhelming majority of mankind and change the entire World.
We are communists. But not in this vulgarized and deformed sense which appears us always from pages of papers, from TV channels and broadcasting waves (“communist regime”, “Communist State”, “Communist Party” etc.). The true communism is anarchist, stateless and without authority, free, libertarian. Only hundred years ago, by the meaning of Communists, one can be almost for 100 per cent sure that the matter concerns Anarchists. Just in 1917, this word was stolen by Bolsheviks and it was later crippled by them and made a laughing-stock of entire World…Lire la suite