Federazione dei comunisti anarchici

Cremona, 1-2 November 1986


Motion I

History of the FdCA and a critical evaluation of the tactics adopted at the last Congress and their effectiveness


The history of the FdCA is the history of the gradual development of an anarchist communist project, autonomous from the rest of the anarchist movement, a project that can be an independent political entity.

Our project was born around the year 1969 from the innovative synthesis of the students' political movement and the Councils movement on the one hand and the anarchist movement, above all the Federazione Anarchica Italiana (FAI - Italian Anarchist Federation) on the other.

The permanent state of ideal political tension and social struggles that marked the years between 1969 and 1977 was instrumental in allowing the development of an autonomous, organized nucleus of anarchist communists with a shared theory and basic strategy, something which still sets our organization apart today.

After 1977, the progressive changes in the economic and political situation and the phenomenon of the radicalization of political struggle by one area of the revolutionary left into an armed struggle on the one hand and the withdrawal from public life by other parts of the revolutionary left on the other, led to the defeat of the spontaneous revolt of 1968 and to enormous losses for revolutionary political forces. Our organization too was affected by this upset, but succeeded both in preserving its existence and in developing for the first time in the history of anarchist communists an organic project of autonomous political strategy and the first inklings of a political tactic.

Since our last Congress, the organization has been busying itself with following the tactics which were laid down, though it has not been easy.

In particular:

Congress believes that the structural shortcomings which have impeded our tactical project lie in the under-utilization of the organization's potential and in our still precarious system of communication and spreading of information, political proposals and internal debate, which the Council of Delegates has been unable to resolve satisfactorily.

The following results, however, are certainly positive:

  1. our presence during events regarding the anarchist movement, where our strategy with regard to union intervention was amply publicized;
  2. the production of a special publication on the Chernobyl disaster, a strong representative of anarchist thought with respect to the nuclear question;
  3. the politically homogeneous presence of comrades at trade union Congresses confirmed the similarity between our positions and those of relevant sectors of the union grassroots; as part of Democrazia Consiliare, our positions forced other organizations into a tough debate, both on a local level (DP) and on a national level (LCR);
  4. the political, cultural and organizational running of the 3rd Anti-Clericalist Meeting in Fano, where the organization demonstrated for the first time a unity of action and attitude (always to be hoped for, but never certain).

(unanimously approved by Congress)


Motion II