Here are themes to be tackled around within the PGA encounters, some of which are rooted in decentralized locations already. This list aims at opening perspectives, so that each participant can bring contents, workshops, texts... in the months preceding the conference.
Specific themes (shared among decentralised locations):
development & preservation of autonomous spaces (squats, self-managed spaces, collective projects in cities and in the countryside);
- antipatriarchy-antiheterosexism, gender
- industrial society, its relationship with space and the transformation of the social environment; the effect of industrial technology of human relationships;
- social control, security and its politics, militarism and repression of protest;
digital struggles: Indymedia & the movement; alternative servers (riseup.net, squat.net), users' responsability & solidarity facing new repressions;
- adult/child relationships, parenthood, education, ageism;
rejection of the State: experiences of self-management & direct democracy;
market economy & consumerism versus alternative non market based economies;
- struggles of workers and welfare claimants; anti-wage slavery;
- the fight against capitalism and its institutions (WTO, IMF, WB, EU, etc.); state of European capitalism (free exchange agreements, privatisation, etc.);
- the current dead-end regarding anti-racism in our anti-capitalist/anti-establishment sphere. Post-colonialism, struggles around immigration, the abolition of borders;
- capitalist management of resources and energy, impending environmental catastrophes, foreseenable alternatives and practical ecology;
the anarchist ghetto: militant politics & elitism; how to escape its insularity?
anti-essentialism and critique of the religious relation to « nature », as a shaper for our perception of age, gender, race; anti-speciesm & animal liberation.
Transversal themes (decentralised & centralised locations)
"towards a new type of struggle?"
Confrontational direct action tactics and/or autonomy & practical alternatives building?
- Co-habitation or divorce with institutions, unions, NGO's and The Left
- Our techniques and methods of organisation, actions and debates.
- The question of class, gender and racism at the heart of our struggle
- Links with other protests within a global across the board strategy