Organizata Politike

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Organizata Politike (OP) was the result of a gathering of people following the events of January 21st 2011, in which during a demonstration called by the opposition party (Socialist Party, now in power) four destitute citizens were gunned down by the National Guard. We felt that the political elites, after years of bleeding the people dry from their livelihoods, hopes and futures, had opened fire in broad daylight. We acknowledged that it was the right moment to get out of the general inaction and social apathy of 20 years and engage in a collective act of resistance against the hegemonic discourse of advancement towards a united Europe while being subjected to a process of crude and criminal wealth accumulation from a handful of oligarchs. We named our group in an ironic and obvious sense ‘political organization’, also mocking the fact that all political parties in Albania which are political organizations, are in fact neither concerned with the political (what concerns the people) nor an organization in the traditional progressive sense but a hierarchical semi-clan model of organization of various vested interests

We believe that the empowerment of the working people is a way towards a profound transformation of society in economical and political terms. Hence we have constantly tried to get in contact and create bonds with syndicates and workers throughout the country. The situation of the working class has been constantly worsening in the last 25 years with the disintegration of the industry in the beginning of the 90’s which caused a rampant loss of jobs and pushed the working class towards migrating to neighbouring countries like Greece and Italy. In recent years, the textile industry has grown from foreign investors who exploit the cheap labour in Albania and the lack of basic rights, such as the right to organize into syndicates, minimum wage, social security benefits, working hours, holidays etc. Here we can mention the inefficiency of syndicates in fighting for workers’ rights.

We have engaged in workers’ demonstrations such as the strike of the miners of Bulqiza in the summer of 2011 who were contesting the fatal lack of investment and security in the mine, that has caused the death of dozens (if not hundreds, for lack of statistics) of workers in the last 25 years. We are currently engaged in the protests of the workers of petrol refinery in Ballsh, who have not received wages for nine months due to the privatization and subsequent speculative management of one of the biggest industries in the country. We are also logistically supporting the protest of railway workers in Durrës who are faced with the closure of their activity. Last year we managed to conduct a short study on the conditions of the working class in Albania by interviewing workers from different sectors. This study we are continuing this year.

We were engaged in the creation and organization of the student movement Për Universitetin (For the University) which mobilized hundreds (1000 in our biggest protest) students in opposing the new proposed reform in education, which is to follow the British and American model of commercializing the university and indebting students through student loans. We are publishing and freely distributing in every faculty in Tirana (but also in Korça, Durrës and Shkodra) a biweekly student newspaper called Universitari, which aims at voicing student concerns and challenging the propagated ideology of the advantage of commercializing student life. During one of the visits of PM Edi Rama in the Faculty of Social Science, activists of PU threw eggs at him in a gesture of protesting the arrogance of his government towards the demands of the students. The activists are now facing trial.
Our activists have engaged in a number of other social protests, taking the organizing initiative in some occasions, such as the protest against the dismantling of chemical weapons in Albania, the mobilization against the hike in the price of public transportation in Tirana, the protest against the usurpation of green spaces in the only park of the city of Tirana for the purpose of building there commercial buildings etc.
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They are ready to sacrifice everything from themselves, to make this world a better place.

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Organizata Politike (OP) was the result of a gathering of people following the events of January 21st 2011, in which during a demonstration called by the opposition party (Socialist Party, now in power) four destitute citizens were gunned down by the National Guard. We felt that the political elites, after years of bleeding the people dry from their livelihoods, hopes and futures, had opened fire in broad daylight. We acknowledged that it was the right moment to get out of the general inaction and social apathy of 20 years and engage in a collective act of resistance against the hegemonic discourse of advancement towards a united Europe while being subjected to a process of crude and criminal wealth accumulation from a handful of oligarchs. We named our group in an ironic and obvious sense ‘political organization’, also mocking the fact that all political parties in Albania which are political organizations, are in fact neither concerned with the political (what concerns the people) nor an organization in the traditional progressive sense but a hierarchical semi-clan model of organization of various vested interests

We believe that the empowerment of the working people is a way towards a profound transformation of society in economical and political terms. Hence we have constantly tried to get in contact and create bonds with syndicates and workers throughout the country. The situation of the working class has been constantly worsening in the last 25 years with the disintegration of the industry in the beginning of the 90’s which caused a rampant loss of jobs and pushed the working class towards migrating to neighbouring countries like Greece and Italy. In recent years, the textile industry has grown from foreign investors who exploit the cheap labour in Albania and the lack of basic rights, such as the right to organize into syndicates, minimum wage, social security benefits, working hours, holidays etc. Here we can mention the inefficiency of syndicates in fighting for workers’ rights.

We have engaged in workers’ demonstrations such as the strike of the miners of Bulqiza in the summer of 2011 who were contesting the fatal lack of investment and security in the mine, that has caused the death of dozens (if not hundreds, for lack of statistics) of workers in the last 25 years. We are currently engaged in the protests of the workers of petrol refinery in Ballsh, who have not received wages for nine months due to the privatization and subsequent speculative management of one of the biggest industries in the country. We are also logistically supporting the protest of railway workers in Durrës who are faced with the closure of their activity. Last year we managed to conduct a short study on the conditions of the working class in Albania by interviewing workers from different sectors. This study we are continuing this year.

We were engaged in the creation and organization of the student movement Për Universitetin (For the University) which mobilized hundreds (1000 in our biggest protest) students in opposing the new proposed reform in education, which is to follow the British and American model of commercializing the university and indebting students through student loans. We are publishing and freely distributing in every faculty in Tirana (but also in Korça, Durrës and Shkodra) a biweekly student newspaper called Universitari, which aims at voicing student concerns and challenging the propagated ideology of the advantage of commercializing student life. During one of the visits of PM Edi Rama in the Faculty of Social Science, activists of PU threw eggs at him in a gesture of protesting the arrogance of his government towards the demands of the students. The activists are now facing trial.
Our activists have engaged in a number of other social protests, taking the organizing initiative in some occasions, such as the protest against the dismantling of chemical weapons in Albania, the mobilization against the hike in the price of public transportation in Tirana, the protest against the usurpation of green spaces in the only park of the city of Tirana for the purpose of building there commercial buildings etc.

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Tiers
Fans
$5 or more per month

They agree almost with everything what we say. Some of them try join us casually in different activities, depending their free time. They could donate more, if they had more incomes.

Supporters
$10 or more per month
Followers
$20 or more per month
Revolutionaries
$50 or more per month

They are ready to sacrifice everything from themselves, to make this world a better place.

Champaigne Socialists
$100 or more per month

They are rich, but socialists.