ANTI-WAR CONGRESS / PRAGUE / 24 to 26 May 2024 /

rom 20 to 26 May 2024, groups and individuals from different parts of
the world will meet in Prague to coordinate anti-war activities as part
of the Week of Action The series of
events will also include an anti-war congress, which will take place
from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May 2024. Campaigns, direct actions,
projects, publications and analyses related to the issue of war will be
presented at the congress. Among other things, this internationalist
event will serve as an open assembly that will try to combine
theoretical background with practical activities.

We consider it necessary, in the process of resistance to war, to
develop an anti-capitalist practice which seeks to preserve political
autonomy. In concrete terms, this means that we want to organize outside
the political parties, outside the structures of the states, and against
all states. We are particularly interested in the ways how we can oppose
all the harsh conditions to which we have been exposed and subjected
during interstate wars and capitalist peace. We are interested in ways
to sabotage wars, how to deprive our enemies of resources, how to
undermine the ability of states and their armies to continue wars.

Which way to go and what is to be done? How to join forces and get
organized? We will look for answers based on class, not national
differentiation; answers that take into account the sheer contradiction
between rank-and-file soldiers and officers, between wage laborers and
bosses, between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. We will look for
ways to make soldiers in uniform of any state army identify themselves
with the social struggle of their brothers and sisters on the other side
of the front line, and not in the murderous orders of their officers. We
will also look for ways to oppose false friends, all those who seek to
transform the class struggle into a national or religious struggle for a
new state, a new capitalist space, better adapted to their needs.

We support the internationalist community affirming the struggle against
the bourgeoisie of all warring sides, against the armies of all states,
against the capitalists of each country. Current manifestations of
resistance, however contradictory and fragmented they are, undoubtedly
contain the seeds of a social polarization that can turn wars between
states into class confrontation. What is meant is the confrontation
between the defenders of the nation, the states and capitalism on the
one hand, and the social class on the other, which is beginning to
realize that defending the nation to which it is bound in chains only
serves the interests of those who exploit it.

Direct action against wars now takes various forms, more or less
targeted, more or less organized. Let’s strive for a qualitative shift
whereby individual acts of resistance break out of their isolation
through interconnection and coordination. The common enemy in every
epoch is, first of all, capitalism, and therefore every state that
structures it, the army that defends it, the bourgeoisie that embodies
it. The only way out of the nightmare of capitalist wars and capitalist
peace is a collective awakening: we must see and sabotage the whole
machinery of war, overthrow its representatives and reclaim our power as
creators of the world.

We call on groups and individuals interested in participating in the
anti-war congress in Prague to contact us well in advance with proposals
for the program.

Together against capitalist wars and capitalist peace!