Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement

Global, Caucasian and Armenian politics in anarchist perspective

About Us

Over the years we have met many Armenian anarchists and like-minded intellectuals. It was also exciting to find out that there is an organized “Autonom” movement in Yerevan (Proryv – “Breakthrough”), though their website has been discontinued. And we have recently found out that the group has been violently crushed in our beloved “Democratic” Republic.  We have also met many socialists and communists, who adopt a critical view of dictatorial communism; we have met many like-minded intellectuals… many Greens, many feminists, many left-wing activists, many avant-garde artists and intellectuals… The only thing is that they are not only in
Armenia, but also spread across the globe – “the Greater Armenia”.
In short, we are starting this website with knowledge that there are many people out there sympathetic to our ideas.  We want to create this website as a sort of convergence point –  a Cyber-HQ and as a focal point to help us come together, discuss and develop our politics… first as a cyber-commune and then, hopefully, gradually grow into a political force.

For now, we are just testing the ground. So if you are an anarchist, a libertarian socialist, an anti-Fascist, a supporter of Direct Democracy, a  democratic-communist who believes that communism doesn’t have to be a Stalinist dictatorship and can be democratic; if you’re a feminist, Green or an intellectual, or just a left-bank individual who is simply interested and who believes that the existing political parties both in Diaspora and the Republic, are a thing of the past, — then contact us (or just post a comment). Tell us about your views and concerns in Armenian politics (both Diasporan and Republican).

We would want to say from the outset that we are not interested to hear from fascists, racists, nationalist socialists, blood-worshipers, “tseghakron” race-worshipers or other intellectually impoverished persons.

About this blog:  In this blog we will present the Anarchist and Libertarian-Socialist review and analysis of political developments that take place in Armenia,
Caucasus and around the world.

Who are we:  We are a circle of intellectuals (socialist, anarchist, democratic-socialist, libertarian; patriotic, but not nationalist) who have met in random locations of the globe and agreed that a serious “3rd Way” radical movement is needed in Armenian politics.  We believe that neither the Liberal Capitalism nor a Bolshevik-style Dicratorial Communism, nor the pretentious Social Democracy, provide any plausible answers to Armenia’s requirements,  The 3rd republic has failed. The problem is the structure encoded in the Republican constitution!  We propose to move in the direction of the Swiss model of Federalism and Co-operative Communally controlled mode of production, whereby the power of decision making is with the people in their communes (Hamainq).  We say: Power to the People – power to the Hamainqs!

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19 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Hye Q Anarchist in X-ile said

    Abrees!

    Anarchosyndicalist Spyurkahye aghcheek here representing. I just stumbled across your blog barely minutes ago and thought ” inch? yeraz e!” It’s something I consistently sought and here you are.

    I look forward to connexs and participating as much as I can from the remote space I am in .

    -Z (sans blog)

    p.s. I know your anchored presently, but as a small question , I was wondering if anyone knew where to find the writings of the early 20th century anarchists, Atabekian and Jheon. Would love to see them more accessible : are they on the web anywhere?

    • Dany said

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  2. Werner said

    Hello from across the Atlantic. I am a libertarian socialist/anarchist living in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. I happened to find your website from a news item published by a-infos. I will put a link on my blog to your site.

  3. rebel_JILL said

    Comrades of ALS,

    saluton from japnese islands.
    i was a member of la federacio anarkiista japanio by 1997. and 1998-now, i have engaged in the homeless liberation movement in osaka.
    by the way, i know an Armenian comrade. this comrade sent an email to me on yesterday. if you will be interested in linking a part of japnese anarchist comrades, let me know.
    anyway, the summit(Small 8!) on 2008 might come to osaKKKa. however, anarchists in osaka got serious damage by osaka gestapo/city authorities. the Reds & Commie in osaka are one of our enemies. of course, fascists too. NO PASARAN.
    thanx. in solidarity.(rebel_JILL)

  4. solkom said

    First of congrulations for your efforts.

    I am a left-communist (not stalinist,trotskist or maoist etc) from turkey. I am writing this to you to understand your ideas opinions about certain things.

    1-First of all I really want to know what did you think about the recent bloddy murder of an Armenian intellektual (Hrant Dink) in turkey by a fascist-state complo. And also about the developments -marching of 200.000 people- against racism in istanbul for example..

    2-This is a little bit theoretical one. You are talking about creating some kinds of communes in Armenia however do you think that it is possible “only in armenia” without a revolution in other countries. What I meant to ask is are you an internationalist group or at least what do you think about internationalism since it is a very important issue for the revolutionaries active in our region.

    with fraternity

    mikail

  5. dear comrades,

    i just saw your hp and i want to wish you all the best.
    i’m member of the anarcho-syndicalist movement in ger-money (fau-iaa).

    i also want to get in kontakt with the the comrade on the japanese islands (rebel_JILL) please send him my mail-account .-)

    best wishes

    Rudolf Mühland

  6. lena said

    hello, I’m an armenian anarchist living in canada–just found out about this website through a-infos. great site already and the links to armenian news have been very helpful. hope everything goes well with this site & I wish you all the best!
    -lena

  7. rebel_JILL said

    Comrade Rudolf;

    saluton & guten tag aus osaka, japnische islanden.
    ich heisse rebel_JILL. ich studierte deutsch, aber, heute ich spreche ein venig deutsch.
    by the way, can someone read/write some japnese words? if someone will read/write some japnese, it will be so helpful to most of japnese @ comrades. thanx. auf wiederhoeren.(rebel_JILL/ rebel_jillAresist.ca)

  8. salud!

    sorry – i wasn’t on this site for month – please write me direkt: my adress: faud1@fau.org

    if you want – we can try to write in german .)
    but english is ok.

    im one of the editors of the german anarcho-syndikalist newspaper “direkte aktion” & very interessted on reports of the anarchist and anarch-syndicalist movement in your region.

    lg
    Rudolf Mühland

  9. Melikset Panos said

    hey!!! im melikset, lately been around some convinced anarccho-punk culture!!! came across with the website through oneworld blog…this is Great!!! keep on rockin!!!

    i saw the big interest through Atabekian…well i found some article in an eastern-european “Abolishing the Borders from Below” zine, it’s called “Azatutyan Canaparhin Anarxist Mi”(An Anarchist on the Roads of Freedom, Alexandr Atabekian), this article is written in Turkish language for an anarchist newspaper “Ozgur Hayat” and was translated into English by Deniz Keskin…it points on some literature, which who knows may be useful:

    1. In “Anarchism and Armenian Movements in the Ottoman Empire” Anahid Ter-Minassian notes about an article by Atabekian in Turkish “Osmanli Imparatorlugu’unda Sosyalizm ve Milliyetcilik (1876-1923) ed. Tuncay, Mete-Jan Zurcher, Erik
    2. “Hamayankh” periodical in Armenian was published five issues in Paris in 1894,
    Reshd region of Iran was another place were “Hamayankh” was published in 1880 (the date is problematic)
    3. Atabekian’s letter to Jacques Gross from Sofia, November 16-28, 1896. IISG Amsterdam
    4. A printing press, founded by Atabekian and G. Sandomirsku, 1918. Here was published the first anarcho-cooperative periodical of Moscow “Pocin” – this periodical included Atabekian’s observations of Iran and Middle East.
    …most of the sources refer to M. Nettlau, Anarchisten und Syndikalisten, Band V, 480-483

    i would also ask if somebody knows the link to the renewed? forum, cos the one, posted in the site is wrong…

    and also sorry but dare to say the name Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement seems and sounds too complicated for direct thinking and acting….the other version was perfect COMUNIARIAN?…well, just a concern:-)

    live long
    Melikset Panos

    • Satch said

      salam, just nak tnye.masa dah goreng tu, ad kebarangkalian tak yg popia tu akan terbukak?uhhu[]Ya Habibi Reply:August 11th, 2011 at 5:20 am2lm#8W17;alaikumussaaa&.Ya. Memang ada keberangkalian popia tu akan terbuka masa menggoreng kalau tak lekat betul-betul semasa menggulung tu.[]

  10. martin lubega said

    Hello intelectuals i have just found this site as i such for fellow socialists with whom we can make the world a better place for all to stay am not armenian but i think we need to join hands all thats taking place in armenia is taking place here .Am ugandan in uganda am the general secreatary of the uganda young democrates nakawa district, a socialist organisation registered with the union of international socialist youth and would like to get closer to fellow socialists for a better world my mail adress is gsecnakawa@yahoo.com for all those who feel there is something fishy in this world that needs to be changed please beckon my adress

  11. Jirair said

    Hey guys, anarcho-socialist armenian here from b.c. canada.
    You have no idea how glad I am i found you guys.

    Where exactly is your HQ, so to speak.
    And do you have a membership?

    Be Free,

    Jirair

  12. rebel_JILL said

    Comrades;

    saluton from japnese islands. by the way, on the morning of 5 june 2008, suddenly, i was arrested by japnese gestapo as a suspecting of my ID card.
    from 5-13 june 2008, i had been captured at a polizei station of nara pref by japnese gestapo.
    they quested me about anti-G8 action in touya lake, however, i had no information about it! for, i have no money to go to lake touya, ainu moshiri islands! won’t go touya lake, can’t go touya lake, no G8!

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  17. yolabalis said

    Hello from Greece. I am a libertarian anarchist and I would like to get some more information abouto A. M. Atabekian, an anarchist cooperator during the Russian Revolution

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