Solidarietà Internazionale Libertaria
ILS/SIL Member Organizations
ALTERNATIVA LIBERTARIA (AL - SPAIN)
AL was founded in 1999 by militants of the anarcho-syndicalist union CGT. It operates mainly in Catalunya.
ALTERNATIVE LIBERTAIRE (AL - FRANCE)
Alternative Libertaire was founded in 1991. It is part of the international libertarian workers' movement which provides it with its strong ideas, though it does not reject positive contributions from other areas. It works within the workers' movement, with young people and inside social movements. Its action is founded on two distinct levels of organization and expression:
the organization and development of a new libertarian current based on class struggle;
the emergence of a vast anti-capitalist and self-managed movement in which the libertarian current can be an equal player.
AL publishes the monthly journal Alternative Libertaire and the magazine Debattre.
CONFEDERACION GENERAL del TRABAJO (CGT - SPAIN)
This anarcho-syndicalist organization grew out of the 1979 Congress of the Spanish CNT. It was obliged to take the name CGT in 1988 after losing its claim to keep its name and heritage to the "historical" wing of the CNT. It has 50,000 members and is the third-largest union in Spain.
The CGT publishes the monthly Rojo y Negro and the magazine Libre Pensamiento .
CONSEJO INDIGENO POPULAR de OAXACA - RICARDO FLORES MAGON (CIPO-RFM - MEXICO)
The CIPO-RFM is a native american libertarian organization which follows the examples set by Ricardo Flores Magon, the best-known Mexican anarchist militant who, together with Emiliano Zapata was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution. The CIPO-RFM has close ties to the EZLN and joined the latter on its national march in February 2001 which reached Mexico City.
FEDERAÇAO ANARQUISTA GAUCHA (FAG - BRAZIL)
The FAG was founded in 1996. It operates principally in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul whose capital is Porto Alegre. This was the site, in 2001, of the Anarchist Days which were held to coincide with, and criticise, the World Social Forum. The FAG is a member of the Concentraçao Anarquista Brasileira together with other organizations and groups from other Brazilian states.
The FAG is also a member of the Coordinacion Anarquista de America Latina (CALA) together with the OSL (Argentina), the FAU (Uruguay) and the CUAC (Chile).
FEDERACION ANARQUISTA URUGUAYA (FAU) - URUGUAY)
The FAU was founded in 1965 during a revolutionary period. It is the oldest and most experienced South American anarchist organization. It was the mover behind the creation of the single central trade union (CNT) which at present has a mainly reformist direction. During the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1984, the FAU took part in the armed struggle and fought alongside the Tupamaros. Many of its militants were subjected to imprisonment, torture and exile and others were assassinated. In 1984, about 30 comrades decided to rebuild the FAU, taking advantage of the support and solidarity of the Spanish CNT and the Swiss OSL. At present, the FAU has over one hundred militants and produces several publications including the journal Lucha Libertaria.
It is a member of the CALA together with the FAG (Brazil), the OSL (Argentina) and the CUAC (Chile).
LA MARMITA (GREECE)
This is a libertarian group formed around the magazine of the same name. Its members are mainly young militants who are active in schools and in solidarity with and the struggle for political prisoners. They are presently working towards the formation of an organized anarchist current in Greece.
ORGANISACION SOCIALISTA LIBERTARIA (OSL - ARGENTINA)
The OSL is the most recent organized anarchist group in Argentina. It publishes the monthly journal En la Calle and has groups in Buenos Aires, Rosario and La Plata.
It is involved in the widescale mass struggle which is currently taking place in Argentina and its militants are frequently targeted for State repression. It too is a member of the CALA together with the FAU (Uruguay), the FAG (Brazil) and the CUAC (Chile).
ORGANISATION SOCIALISTE LIBERTAIRE (OSL - SWITZERLAND)
Founded in 1985, the OSL is deeply involved in social, labour, feminist and anti-racist struggles. Its militants were among the founders of the SUD-Public Services union which now has 8,000 members.
The OSL publishes the journal Rebellion.
Organizace revolucních anarchistu - Solidarita (ORA- S - CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA)
The ORA-S was founded in 1999. Initially is was an anarcho-syndicalist organization, but took on a libertarian communist orientation and now works towards the autonomous organization of workers within the factories. Much of its activity is dedicated towards the struggle against capitalist globalization and in fact it was at the organizational heart of the anarchist and ecologist sectors of the demonstrations against the IMF and World Bank summits in Prague in September 2000.
The ORA-S publishes the monthly Solidarita.
SVERIGES ARBETARES CENTRALORGANIZACION (SAC - SWEDEN)
The SAC is an anarcho-syndicalist confederation and revolutionary syndicalist organization founded at the start of the 20th century. It has 9,000 members and is the most important revolutionary organization in Sweden. It was in the frontline of the protests against the EU summit in Goteborg in 2001.
It publishes the weekly paper Arbetares.
RESEAU NO PASARAN (FRANCIA)
No Pasaran is a network of anti-fascist collectives in France.
CONFEDERAZIONE ITALIANA di BASE - UNICOBAS (CIB-UNICOBAS - ITALY)
FEDERAZIONE DEI COMUNISTI ANARCHICI (FdCA - ITALY)
AL-BADIL AL-CHOOUI AL-TAHAROURI (LEBANON)
RED LIBERTARIA APOYO MUTUO (RLAM - SPAIN)
AUCA - SOCIALISMO REVOLUCIONARIO (ARGENTINA)
BIKISHA MEDIA COLLECTIVE (SOUTH AFRICA)
LUTA LIBERTARIA (BRAZIL)
NORTHEASTERN FEDERATION OF ANARCHO-COMMUNISTS (NEFAC - CANADA/USA)
ORGANISATION COMMUNISTE LIBERTAIRE (OCL - FRANCE)
WORKERS SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT (WSM - IRELAND)
ZABALAZA BOOKS (SOUTH AFRICA)