The open letter to common people of Romania

We will see you on the streets of Bucharest: Promised is promised!
(by some berlin anarchists)

Here in Berlin we have heard last days that for some reasons some clever
people sitting at the power position in Romania are trying to antagonise
the common Romanian people and the anarchists by spreading rumours about
an arrival of the bus with Berlin anarchists to Bucharest for the
anti-NATO protests. If this is a fact, we, anarchists from Berlin, would
like to confirm the information about the arrival from our side, but what
is much more important, is to explain our motivations behind visiting
Bucharest at the beginning of April to the people in Romania.

At first we have to admit that we are very glad that the Romanian
authorities and corporate media recognised anarchists as serious opponents
of the war-makers from NATO. Yes, we, as anarchists, as people opposing
any sort of power over the people, opposing any authoritarian social
relations, opposing any sort of exploitation and compulsion, we are
consequently opposing the institutions of army, we oppose the weapon
industry, and generally, the militarization of the world. Thus because one
of the central principles of anarchist social philosophy is COOPERATION
and MUTUAL AID between the people. Militarism stays for something
completely opposite to it. As well, we are not so naive to believe that
any militaristic structure and infrastructure have anything to do with
creating the peace on this planet. Quite an opposite: we know what power
and economical interests are hidden behind never ending militarization of
the world; we know that producing weapons is a great business, and that
this needs the wars to happen from time to time so that this business can
continue. Finally, NATO is one of the central institutions to keep this
madness going on. That is why anarchists will always oppose and actively
confront the NATO-War-Makers.

At the same time we want to deny the information that hundreds of
anarchists from Berlin are coming to Bucharest. We strongly believe that
there are enough people in Romania who are of the same opinion as we, even
if they not necessary share the whole anarchist perspective on social
problems. We strongly believe that enough of you will decide to oppose the
NATO-summit on the streets of your capital city. One of principles of
anarchist social philosophy is that people need to solve their problems by
themselves by TAKING THINGS IN their OWN HANDS, and not anybody else can
do it for them. So it would be against our own ideas if too many
anarchists from around the Europe would come to Bucharest. SELF-INITIATIVE
and creativity of local people have to be a motor of the resistance in
Bucharest on April 2-4. So it is logical that only some anarchist groups
from other countries will visit Romania. As well, most of anarchists are
people from the lower class (unemployed, less paid employees, students,
non commercial artists…) so many of us are even not able to pay the travel

At the same time we don’t want that common Romanian people feel themselves
left alone in their resistance. That is why some of us decided to join the
anti-militaristic resistance in Romania by making ourselves on the way to
Bucharest. If we will come there by bus, or maybe by plane, or maybe by
ship to the Constance – this we can not say for sure right now, because
one of another characteristic of the anarchists philosophy is SPONTANITY.
But we will not disappoint you: we will stay with all brave Romanian
people hand in hand on the streets of Bucharest united against the NATO
and police-state which will as usually stay on the side of the war-makers.

However, you might be very disappointed if you believe the lies of
Romanian politicians, journalists and police officers which are talking
about anarchists as a bunch of criminals and hooligans. Well, we are very
consequent people, and in fact, we are not afraid of any terror of the
state. But if you want to see the true criminals you will be disappointed
watching for anarchists because the true criminals are people responsible
for the continuation of the ongoing wars, responsible for wasting social
resources by using them for building militaristic infrastructure and
weapons instead of for important social issues. These true criminals will
celebrate their summit in the very centre of Bucharest, enjoying their
time in the Bucharest most exclusive hotels, being served by bad paid
Romanian working people. So if you want to search for the criminals, join
us: we will look for them too! The only true line of confrontation we can
see is the one between international political and economical
pro-militaristic elites and the oppressed, abused and exploited working
people which will never get anything good out of the militarization.

So don’t believe when clever politicians and arrogant policemen tell you
that you have to be aware of anarchists, from Berlin or anywhere else.
They are trying to create artificial line of confrontation between the
anarchists and common people of Romania. But the true is opposite: we are
on the same side of the barricade as we are all workers, students,
unemployed, artists … and this is them which are on the other side! They
are simply afraid that anarchist philosophy of negation of any authority,
negation of capitalistic model of economy, as well as negation of state
interference in social relation, can spread on the territory of Romania.
And they have the reasons to think so. In more and more regions of Europe,
and the world, people start to recognise anarchist vision of society as a
possible option. And this makes them so fucking scare!

So, what we wanted to say in this simple letter, is, that you don’t need
to be afraid of the anarchists. Anarchists are always on the side of the
exploited, cheated and oppressed people. Be rather aware of the war-makers
which your government invited to Bucharest for the money they stolen from
you in the form of taxes. And be aware of your local politicians, and
their servants: police forces and corrupted journalists! The first will be
always there to keep us down with the use of the violence, the second –
with the use of the media manipulation.

Greetings from the anarchists from Berlin,

We will see you on the streets of Bucharest:
Promised is promised!

March 30, 2008

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