Undogmatic left

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The term undogmatic left describes a movement within the political left that does not submit to any fixed principles (" dogma "). In doing so, it contrasts scientific socialism and traditional communist parties such as the DKP as well as the dogmatic currents of the New Left .

Historical use

Since the 1960s, left-wing political people who did not want to organize themselves in a party were considered to belong to the undogmatic left, according to the Socialist Bureau founded in 1969 . The undogmatic left describes a political and social movement that distinguishes itself from real socialism and, especially in the 70s and 80s, from the parts of the left that were shaped by the so-called Stamokap theory of the Institute for Social Sciences of the GDR . This term had political virulence , especially among the Jusos , the youth association of the SPD , in the time of the wing battles between reform socialists , who chose this term as an alternative, and the so-called Stamokaps in the 1970s to 1990s. The term “democratic left” was used synonymously at the time.

The Undogmatic Left was particularly active at the University of Frankfurt and in the 1970s / 1980s it was also a student university group that provided the AStA for years and was, as it were, the official arm of the spontaneous movement. The group only disbanded at the end of the 1990s.

In 1989, two autonomous groups in Northern Germany founded “ Avanti - Project Undogmatic Left ”, an organization that opposes organizational “authoritarianism” and wants to bring its political content closer to the public. In the 1990s, other similar alliances followed in other regions among the Autonomous. Most of these groups probably later joined the Interventionalist Left network . Autonomous and post-autonomous groups are not the only ones organized there.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Gerd Langguth: Myth 1968 . Olzog, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-7892-8065-8 , pp. 114 (224 p., Limited preview in Google Book search).
  2. ^ Popular uprising against the SED state: an inventory of June 17, 1953 . In: Roger Engelmann, Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk (Ed.): Analyzes and Documents - Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic . tape 27 . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005, ISBN 3-525-35004-X , p. 396 ff . (478 p., Limited preview in Google Book search).
  3. "We are ungovernable and incalculable", report on left student groups, Der Spiegel 13/1979
  4. cf. Leaflet from Linke Liste / Undogmatic Left (Frankfurt / Main, July 1988): "The highest good, which no power in the world can rob us of, is pure conviction , which is expressed in the conscientious fulfillment of duty "
  5. Farewell to the intellectual (Detlef zum Winkel in concrete , 2/1990, pp. 59–61.)
  6. See also mentions in the Verfassungsschutzbericht 2009 Verfassungsschutzbericht 2009, p. 148 ff., Current groupings of the undogmatic left ( memento of the original from September 20, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 4.3 MB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bmi.bund.de