Agora 99 » 24-26 Ekim 2014 İstanbul, Üçüncü Agora99 için Önhazırlık Toplantısı

agora99_officineZ_03112013Mücadelelerden mücadelelere bir çağrı: barınma ve kent hakkı için müşterekler için; güvencesiz emeğe ve neoliberal kentleşmeye, savaş ve devlet militarizmine karşı ve yurttaşlık hakkı ve sığınmacılık özgürlüğü için yerel ve küresel mücadeleleri bağlayabilecek örgüt pratiklerini geliştirelim.

“Üçüncüsü yapılacak Agora99’u 2015’te İstanbul’da düzenleyelim!”

25 Ekim’de İstanbul’da düzenlenecek ön buluşma için forumlara ve ağlara çağrımızdır.

Dünya, 2011 yılından itibaren, gerçek anlamda ulusları aşan ve küresel ölçeğe erişen bir taban ayaklanmaları dalgasına tanıklık etmiştir. Tunus, Mısır, İzlanda, Yunanistan, İspanya, İsrail, Şili, İngiltere, ABD, Türkiye, Brezilya ve diğer birçok yerde insanlar adaletsizlik ve eşitsizliği protesto etmek ve demokrasi uğruna sokaklara dökülmüştür. Yıllardır süregelen mücadeleler yeni bir görünürlük kazanmış ve yeni hareketler ve mücadeleler vücut bulmuştur.

Yerel ölçekteki çeşitli meselelerin tetiklediği bu ayaklanmalar ilk bakışta birbirinden kopuk ve eşzamanlı olmayan bir niteliğe sahipmiş gibi görünebilir. Ancak, öz-örgütlenme, bağlantı ve yataylık bu ayaklanmaların ortak özelliği olmuştur: hepsi de demokratik karar almanın yeni biçimlerini uyguluyor ve lidersizlik niteliği taşıyor. Hepsi, meclisler, çalışma grupları ve yakınlaşma alanları aracılığıyla örgütleniyor ve sosyal medya zemininde ve çevrimiçi buluşmalarla kitlesel katılıma olanak sağlıyorlar.

Aynı zamanda, yerelliğin ve ulusların ötesine geçerek grupları, hareketleri ve bireyleri bölgesel, ulusal ve enternasyonal düzeyde birbirine yaklaştıran bağlar, ayaklanmaların yayılmasına ve devam etmesine ve dünyanın birçok yerinde, insanlık değerlerine dayalı ağların kurulmasına olanak sağlamıştır. Büyük meclisler öz-düşünme ve fikir teatisi imkânlarını ortaya çıkarmıştır.

Bunlardan biri de Agora99 olmuştur.

via Agora 99 » 24-26 Ekim 2014 İstanbul, Üçüncü Agora99 için Önhazırlık Toplantısı.

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The P2P Prince?: The form and the program of the transnational REvolutionary subjectivity

Below text is an excpert from unpublished and unedited 2012 article Another World, Now! Coming of the Transnational REvolutions and the P2P Prince.

The  modern  prince,  the  myth-prince,  cannot  be  a  real  person,  a  concrete individual. It can only be an organism, a complex element of society in which a collective will, which has  already been recognised and has to some  extent asserted itself in action, begins to take concrete form. (A. Gramsci)

 

Italian political activist and theorist Antonio Gramsci’s core concepts like hegemony, organic crisis, historic bloc, war of position and war of manoeuvre are central to our understanding of today’s complex global capitalist system as well as the catastrophic changes that are currently taking place in it. Referring to the original concept developed by Gramsci, global political economy theorist Stephen Gill describes the 2008 global financial turmoil as the manifestation of an organic crisis at the global level. [1] We can also read the outcomes of the global organic crisis following another neo-Gramscian theorist Robert Cox as a mixture of three scenarios he describes.[2] First one is a global (military) Keynesian recovery being pushed by the West. Regional wars moving from the periphery to the centre involving massive destruction of lives, cities and the nature, as we witness it happening since the 9/11. The second scenario is the rise of global fascism in tandem with the regional wars. This has also been happening, especially increasingly in the centre, since 2007; highlighting the race to the bottom caused by the strengthening of totalitarian forms of capitalism at the main contenders like China, Russia and India. Finally and the last scenario is accompanying transnational revolutions, like the uprisings in the northern Africa, Americas and Europe also happening.[3]

What brought humanity to this point is not a secret and also made clear by many thinkers, intellectuals, and activists. The above mentioned article by Gill is only one of the public records. It is very clear however where we have to drive history as the humanity, the third option: Transnational revolutions. Again, following Gramsci and Gill, we can think of the realisation of the transnational revolutions in relation to the ‘Prince’. For his time Gramsci thought of it as the collective subjectivity which will give the moral leadership to a wider counter-hegemonic historic bloc, and shape the form and content of the communist revolution in a national context. And it was the communist part of the working class. Gill referred to the anti- and alter-globalisation movement. Continue reading

All the fists of the world are GNUniting! First Brainstorm – Online Meeting This Sunday at 13.00 PM GMT

All the fists of the world are GNUniting!
First Brainstorm – Online Meeting This Sunday at 13.00 PM GMT
https://www.facebook.com/GlobalNetworkedLabourUnion

We are the workers whose free labour and privacy has been stolen, and sold
for greed! We have been abused, spied on and betrayed constantly. Before
this massive exploitation and surveillance machine turns into a global
apparatus in the hands of fascism, being operationalized for direct
oppression, we have to unite our fists and strike back!

This May Day is the time… How and what is not decided yet, there are
initial ideas but much is needed to put the global collective intelligence
at work to defend our and our children’s rights and dignity! Join us this
Sunday and bring your most free, creative, powerful and peaceful ideas and
dreams along… We did beat Freon, Caesars, Barons, Kings, Emperors,
Merchants, Industrial Capitalists and Nazis in the past, we can beat the
TNCs, CEOs and 1% as well!

We call all the workers, hackers, makers, farmers, artists, indignant and
outraged to GNUnite all their constructive capacity around the most
spectacular free libre and open sourced swarm to fight back and win!

Hasta la Siempre Victoria!
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World Revolutionary Forum: Towards WorldWideWave of Actions in 2014 (#www)

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Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593164267417330/

HashTags: #WREF, #www

#www call: http://gnunion.wordpress.com/www/
#WREF: http://gnunion.wordpress.com/worl-revolutionary-forum/
GNUnion: http://gnunion.wordpress.com/

Hosted by GNUnion – One Big Meshwork for All the Working People

Again, 2014 will be full of struggles, actions and mobilisations for a real global change. This Mumble call will be about starting a new series of forums and assemblies that are open to all individuals who will able to make independent efforts from any corporate, state and NGO funded agenda and; who could be exactly themselves when changing the world, when getting together, discussing and collaborating with others; either as a part of a collective, group, network or individually, and by using either online, or face to face means, or both.

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GNUnion (Global Networked Labour Union) One Big Meshwork of Workers, Hackers, Farmers, Artists, Makers and Opressed Peoples of the World

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Global Networked Labour Union, GNUnion – One Big Mesh Network, is the released 1.0 Beta version of new generation, free to join, borderless worker self-organisation, a work in progress. Its main ispiration is the history, struggle and experiences of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) on the one hand, and free-libre, and open source software GNU/Linux, on the other.

GNUnion is also inspired by comrades standing against global capitalism in women, Lgbt,  immigrant, environmental and social justice movements, Zapatistas, anti & alter golobalisation movements, social forums, free knowledge- information and culture movements; as part of organisations like WikilLeaks, Caos Computer Club, MayFirst People Link, or of recent wave of digital and real world uprisings Anonymous, 15M, Occupy, Gezi and others.

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#5N #Billionmaskmarch – #Wikileaks #Anonymous #Pirates #OWS #15M #Zapatista #DirenGezi #ChangeBrazil… #allforoneforall #expectallofus

They hacked for pirates, for WikiLeaks, for Tunis, for Egypt, for Bahrain, for Syria, for Occupy, for 15M, for Chapullers, for all others, for all of us!
They took the streets and occupied with us, they marched with us…
They are us and we are them…
Now it is our turn! This time we are all Anonymous!
This year #15O is #5N.
This year we march all, together with Anonymous!
All marches walk towards intersection!
All sectors will bring their stregth together for Global Change!

We might not be united as one, and well be devided all over! We might not be a legion, not even 9% in numbers.. yet!

But we can show to the world that we swarm all together damn good!

They should better get ready and Expect Us!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhozDGobPPo

We join #5N… If only we do it all together….
One for all and all for one

#billionmaskmarch

Map: https://www.facebook.com/events/505027169551591/
FB Event Anon: https://www.facebook.com/events/505027169551591/
FB Event Occupy Turkey – https://www.facebook.com/events/358741054261719/
Let$s fuck the system peacefully! 🙂

Report from Belo Horizonte – Brazil

The Popular Horizontal Assembly of Belo Horizonte (Assembleia Popular Horizontal) was the first assembly to emerge from the current Brazilian movement, in June 18th. The number of attendants was about 1000 people in the last sessions.

The assembly adopts a methodology inspired by the 15M, with the hand signs, working groups and so on. It’s inclusive and horizontal in the sense that participation is open to everyone. But’s it’s not consensual (we vote), neither nonpartisan (the movement is “suprapartisan”, they would say) nor non violent. Violence against property and the police is not encouraged, but it’s also not condemned.

I’d say that the composition of the assembly is somewhat similar to the World Social Forum, with members from left-wing political parties, unions, social movements, autonomous collectives, occupiers and individuals with no group affiliation working together. Because of this “left” orientation, the federal government of Dilma Roussef is spared from harsh critics.

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Support the Global Square gathering of grassroots activists in Tunis!

Several participants of social movements have been lately meeting each other at different spaces during 2012 like Agora99 in Madrid,  Firenze 10+10 in Florence. In Florence we have organized an assembly on the city streets that managed to strengthen the link between the Forum space and the local inhabitants. Moreover we felt useful, participating in the facilitation of the process of the forum itself. Now, we want to do something similar at the World Social Forum. But this time we want to prepare it better. We will need a few phone SIM cards, printing materials and other stuff to make our contribution to the official program of the WSF.

We are organizing, at least:
– a series of assemblies in open spaces within the Forum, with dynamics that will encourage participation. They will be 3 assemblies and, perhaps, one more for the convergence process.
– a few workshops to share our skills on communication tools management, facilitation, the relation between unions and social movements and other topics. In total 5 workshops.

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The Dramatic Rise of Peer-to-Peer Communication within the emancipatory movements Reflections of an International Labour, Social Justice and Cyber Activist

In the article I give a personal review on some of the important spaces of convergence and mobilisations some of which took place in 2011 and 2012 and others are currently being planned: like, 15O, Joint Social Conferences, Hub Meetings of Indignados, Global May, Agora 99 and Florence 10+10 among others. I also deliver my observations on the dramatic rise of peer to peer (P2P) communication as well as increasing involvement of new generation activists in these spaces and mobilisations. Such developments might allow radical reformist and revolutionary forces to invent an upgraded methodology for working together which might in return make it possible to form transnationally connected and strong alliances between horizontal and less vertical forms of agency, so called movement of movements.

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#O20 #globalNOSIE GLOBAL ANTI- WAR (AGAINST THE PEOPLE AND THE NATURE) ACTION

#O20 #globalNOISE

GLOBAL ANTI- WAR

(AGAINST PEOPLE AND NATURE)

ACTION

…for all the innocent lives

attacked, oppressed, exploited and taken by

the 1%…

in response to the noise raised from Syrian people for peace

to defend Bahrainis’ non-violent resistance

in solidarity with London and Paris actions against the austerity offensive

 

October 20, 2012

around the clock

Transnational Solidarity

among the

Oppressed Peoples of the Global South

in Syria, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine, Turkey, the US, Russia, China, the UK, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Mexico, Chile… and all over the World!

Join us on October 20, once more

Let’s mark the week of #globalNOISE

Let’s make the 1% hear what Real Democracy sounds like

Take the Squares, Occupy the Streets

 

WE ARE THE 99%

WE ARE HERE

WE ARE UNITED

WE DO NOT FORGET

WE DO NOT FORGIVE

FEAR US!

OCCUPY IMF/WB TOKYO Communique for #GlobalNoise

Communique for GlobalNoise against International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Tokyo

Occupy IMF/WB Tokyo
10/7/2012

This coming October 12th to 14th, Tokyo is going to host the annual meetings of International Monetary Fund and the World Bank as well as the conferences of Finance Ministers and presidents of central banks from G7/G20 countries. More than ten thousand bureaucrats and officials will gather in several locations including Tokyo International Forum in Marunouchi district. Originally the location of the 2012 meeting was assigned to Cairo, Egypt, but the administration change by the democratizing impetus of the people ousted the plan. Thereafter, Japan’s Ministry of Finance intervened to push the idea of hosting the meeting, with the intention to appeal to the world the nation’s recovery after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Japan’s proposal was accepted. The reality however is that the recovery from the disaster, let alone the ongoing nuclear catastrophe, has made little progress.

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Get ready for the #GlobalNoise! Global Day of Potbanging Protest on October 13: This is What Revolution Sounds Like!

please spread widely!

Get ready for #GlobalNoise!
Global day of potbanging protest on October 13

A year ago, the world was surprised by the rapid spread of square occupations calling for #GlobalChange. This Saturday we will take the streets again, louder than ever, with a global cacerolazo, casserole, potbanging protest.

The initiative comes from the international networks of Occupy, Indignados, #YoSoy132, and now many grassroots groups and individuals joined: in hundreds of cities around the globe protests are planned.

Many voices, one struggle

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#Occupy #Spain Introducing Project MEGAVOICE15M

Moto project: If the police-troika won’t listen … They will have to hear us loud and clear.

Introduction:

Every body knows that at the rallies, global events and marches “the north end” (or the head of the rally) is singing a slogan, while another is chanted at the center and the “south end” sings a different one. One solution for this (or an improvement), is to synchronize our megaphones, while attaining higher volume (in decibels) and reverb/echo effects and also to improve the message to the audience, who are sometimes “deaf as a tree”

For that we have developed the MegaVoice Kit (the more the better), please use this idea it is all yours

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