Reflection and our goals
North East Anarchist Group was formed in August of this very year (2018) because no other anarchist organisation existed at that time. As the year comes to a close and the capitalist money making holiday of Christmas soon approaches we’ve took it upon ourselves to not only reflect on what we’ve done this year but to also plan for next year.
A moment of reflection…
As a organisation, we’ve only existed for 4 months. However, in that time we’ve met some amazing people and made connections with other anarchist organisations worldwide. We’ve began building a strong foundation on which to build and we can’t wait to progress further into the struggle for liberation!
What do we plan to do next year?
We need to start organising in the real world. From defending our communities from the far-right to aiding in strikes, we aim to help the working-class in the struggle for a better world.
In addition, we plan to help educate fellow workers about Anarchism, it’s history and why we think it’s essential to our liberation. From the North East Anarchist commune in Forest Hall to the social insurrection in Rojava, Northern Syria, we hope to cover it all!
We also have discussed setting up an anti-fascist self-defence club, starting a Food Not Bombs and tabling on the streets, talking to fellow workers (with a cup of free Zapatista coffee) about Anarchism and how it relates to current events. (And loads of other projects!)
Ultimately, we aim to engage more directly with fellow workers and to start creating a culture of resistance and begin the process of tearing down what destroys us and building the new within the old. Many challenges will occur but the overcoming of such difficulties will, in the end, make us better organisers, defenders and revolutionaries.
Here’s a word from some of our members…
“I had discovered Anarchism and the revolutionary ideas that it involves, however, I was lost. I couldn’t find other like minded people so I began acting on my ideas and by extension met people that were just like me! To make it easier for other anarchists and to make Anarchism a force to be feared by the ruling-class, myself and another comrade of mine founded North East Anarchist group.”
“I joined North East Anarchist Group as a way to work with other people in our region to increase class consciousness, solidarity and provide mutual aid to others and their struggles.
Globally, capitalism continues to ravage the environment and exploit working class people and in the UK, this is nowhere more evident than in the North East, where we have continually been let down by parliamentarism and bourgeoisie politics, and as a result, have subsequently edged towards reaction. As we move to an uncertain future in the death throes of capitalism, we need to provide viable, non-authoritarian and internationalist alternatives to a system that will exploit and ignore the plight of our class more than ever before. “
Solidarity to everyone fighting for a better world!