MRG Internacional | 05.02.2003 18:09
why... The MRG (Movement for Global Resistance-Catalunya) was born as a network, a space of communication between collectives and different initiatives. But today it is becoming a fixed identity, a static structure, and we thought it was
time to destroy it!
We want to go beyond resistance: we want to explore the paths of rebellion.
We want to take steps forward, experiment, take risks.
If we have learned anything during these years of struggle it is that the era of empty structures has ended. They are part of a past that has been overcome by the rich reality of social movements and civil society, in this case Catalan. And the wealth of this broad network can never be reduced to fit under any umbrella, however useful our spaces of coordination have been for achieving specific objectives...
Because of this we reject all formulas in the style of the World Social Forum or any self-appointed "radical" vanguards.
The movement is just this: whoever moves. No static idea like forum, structure or "organization" can speak in its name, or serve as a substitute.
For reasons that we still do not understand, the MRG had become an international reference point. We had even come to be included (without any of us even knowing about it)- as permanent members of the World Social Forum International Council. Our definitive response to this invitation is to dissolve. We are deserting the politics of boredom in Porto Alegre, of the false representations and the micro-level power struggles.
Definitively...when certain sectors begin to take steps backwards and return to models we have already left behind... MRG-Catalunya commits suicide, throws itself into the void... looking for whatever new awaits us.
The MRG dies... so our struggles can multiply!!
We need to experiment among broad sectors of civil society, those that felt close to MRG-Catalunya and those that did not- spaces of communication (physical
or otherwise) among collectives, affinity groups, initiatives... In order to challenge the current world from the grassroots, through direct action, desobedience and rebellion.
Lets celebrate, then, among all of us. We invite you to the party!!! We will bury MRG-Catalunya in Carnival!!
Signed: The last Assembly of the Movement for Global Resistance- Catalunya.
Note: No need to respond... MRG will not speak again!!
Note for the police: We re very sorry... now you don't have any fixed collective to hold responsible for things you don't understand. Now you just have a diffuse network, good luck!!
Note 3: Before commiting suicide, we won't be able to waste any time with structures that call themselves "representatives" our social movements.