FdCA Timeline
The history of the Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici throughout the years: its congresses, meetings and activities

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1977 1978 1979

 

 

Bari (Apulia), 15-16 April: 1st National Congress of the Organizzazione Rivoluzionaria Anarchica (ORA - Revolutionary Anarchist Organization)

ORA branch premises, Via Nicolai 57

  • Unification of anarchist communist groups in the regions of Apulia, Emilia and Lombardy
  • Adoption of a single, shared theory and strategy
  • Election of national committees.
 

Bari (Apulia), 24-25 June: ORA Convention (southern area) on the "Transitional Period"

 

Pre-Congress debate on Basic Strategy.
 

Modena (Emilia-Romagna), 15 July: ORA Convention (northern area) on the "Transitional Period"

 

Pre-Congress debate on Basic Strategy.
 

Modena (Emilia-Romagna), 4 October: ORA Political intervention Commission

 

Programme of seminars and publications.
 

Florence, 1 November: Meeting between the Gruppo Comunista Anarchico (GCA - Anarchist Communist Group) of Florence, the Organizzazione Comunista Libertaria (OCL - Libertarian Communist Organization) of Lucca and the ORA

 

Discussion points include: the state of each organization's respective experiences in political intervention, the strategy of mass organizations and a debate on Theory.
 

Bari, 4-5 November: 2nd National Congress of the ORA

ORA branch premises, Via Nicolai 57

  • Basic Strategy
  • Political Strategy
  • ORA Statute
  • Labour strategy
  • Developing the ORA
  • Members and branches in Apulia, Emilia and Lombardy
  • Election of national commissions.
 

Bari, 2 December: "Anche il silenzio un modo di uccidere"

 

The ORA publishes "Anche il silenzio un modo di uccidere" (Silence, too can kill) to commemorate the murder of the young Benedetto Petrone by fascists, in November 1977 and to examine the extent to which fascism is popular in Bari. Thousands of copies are sold out in a very short space of time.
 

Modena, 8-9 December: Meeting between the ORA, the GCA of Florence and the OCL of Lucca

 

Discussion points include: the state of each organization's respective experiences in political intervention, the strategy of mass organizations and a debate on Theory.