In Cremona, northern Italy, on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October the Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Federation of Anarchist Communists - FdCA) celebrated it first 20 years of political activity and held its 7th National Congress, the highest decision-making body of the Federation.
On the Saturday, there was the celebration of our anniversary, with a review of anarchist communist political and organizational history, both leading up to the birth of the FdCA in 1986 and over the following twenty years of activity in support of self-managed and anti-authoritarian social, labour and cultural strugles. On the Sunday, instead, the FdCA's 7th National Congress successfully established a renewed, indispensable unity on certain areas of basic strategy such as the role of international capitalism and US imperialism today, and also initiated a process of reflection and theoretical development on the question of "the State". Congress also produced a final programmatic document with the aim of orienting the FdCA's political and social action over the coming years.
The FdCA would like to thank the comrades of the CSA Kavarna in Cremona for their generous hospitality and cooperation. We thank Carlo Ghirardato for his wonderful concert dedicated to the works and memory of Fabrizio De André, and also the many comrades (at least two generations of anarchist communist militants) who came from all over Italy to join in this event. We also take this opportunity to thank the individual and organizations who sent their greetings from abroad: the Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) of New York, Jose Maria Olaizola of Apoyo Mutuo in Spain, Ilan Shalif of Anarchists Against the Walls in Israel, Alternative Libertaire from France, the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation from southern Africa, the North-Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists (NEFAC) from USA/Canada, the Organization of Anarchists of Greece (OAE), Anarchist Communist Initiative and the Tachanka Anarchist Communist Collective from Istanbul and Ankara respectively, the Coletivo pró Organização Anarquista em Goiás and the Fórum do Anarquismo Organizado (FAO) from Brazil, the Organisation Socialiste Libertaire (OSL) from Switzerland.
The support of our various comrades, the international solidarity, the collective vision that links all the members of the FdCA, all this is vital and the best encouragement to go on with what we have started, to continue growing stronger and spreading anarchist communist ideas in the social struggles and in the mass organization, in order to build the libertarian alternative.
4 ottobre 2006
FdCA-Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici