Revolutionary Veteran speaks at Bulgarian anarchist
THE EIGHTH CONGRESS of the Bulgarian Anarchist Federation took
place in Sofia last September. Those present included not only the
representatives of regional groups but also sympathisers and people
who despite their political differences came to salute the anarchists
and their congress for their courageous behaviour in the Bulgarian
concentration camps under the yoke of the Communist Party.
Stoian Tzolav, who participated on the side of the Spanish
anarchists in the revolution of 1936 and who spent many years in the
fascist concentration camps of Bulgaria before being sentenced to
death (later commuted to life imprisonment) by the Communist Party in
1949, gave a report on the international anarchist movement. Reports
were also heard on the problems facing Bulgarian workers in
particular unemployment, low wages, 300% inflation, crime and the
increasing poverty of pensioners.
The congress decided to struggle
- For the dissolution of military forces and a declaration of
true neutrality distanced from all military alliances.
- For the creation of an organisation for peace which aims to
work with neighbouring peoples against war.
- For the formation of groups in districts and communes under
citizen control - the police most of whom have links to the
criminal mafia (which emerged from the Communist Party) being
incapable of getting rid of crime.
- Against the new millionaires who are using the people's money
which was stolen by the Communist Party.
- To organise free co-ops in agriculture, industry and
distribution. To organise a free commune where citizens may
express their wishes and oversee the execution of projects decided
upon by the General Assemblies.