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Below text is an excpert from unpublished and unedited 2012 article Another World, Now!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

From Greece to Ukraine: welcome to the new age of resistance

The left can learn from recent popular uprisings – the Arab spring, Greece or Turkey – that have no leaders, parties or common ideology, then build on the energy and imagination these movements have created

theguardian.com, Tuesday 4 March 2014 11.43 GMT

Protests against planned austerity measures, Syntagma square, Athens, Greece - 19 Jun 2011

The 2011 protests in Greece’s Syntagma Square. Photograph: News Pictures/Rex Features

On 17 June 2011, I was invited to address the Syntagma Square occupation in Athens. After the talks, following the usual procedure, members of the occupation who had their number drawn came to the front to speak to the 10,000 people present. One man in particular was shaking and trembling with evident symptoms of stagefright before his address. He then proceeded to give a beautiful talk in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs, presenting a complete and persuasive plan for the future of the movement.

“How did you do it?” I asked him later. “I thought you were going to collapse.”

“When I started speaking,” he replied nonchalantly, “I was mouthing the words but someone else was speaking. A stranger inside me was dictating what to say.”

Many participants in the recent insurrections and revolts make similar statements. My recent work addresses this stranger in me (a usual description of the unconscious), this miraculous transubstantiation shared by people in different parts of the world. [1]

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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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/583310555077672/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
https://www.facebook.com/events/252508808246947/?ref=22&source=3&source_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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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INVITATION: OUTER-NATIONAL SOLIDARITY EVENING, Amsterdam. 26 October 2013, Saturday

NVITATION
OUTER-NATIONAL SOLIDARITY EVENING
Dear Friends,
We, as a group of outer-national activists organize an evening to bring all other activists from different countries who care about human rights, democracy and nature together.

Finally we all fight for the same reasons but we don’t really come together. Isn’t time to have and evening together to meet, get to know each other, share our stories, experience, food, music, dance, film etc?

Hopefully it will be a very nice evening with lots of pleasure and it will be a great beginning of a long term solidarity between all of us.

Please bring some food, some ingredients to cook (we have a very nice kitchen:-), prepare yourself to tell about what your concerns are, what’s your story as an activist, bring your instruments, film or what ever that you like to share with us.

The evening will be in two parts:

I – Creative part
We will cook, make a music rehearsal, paint, make posters/banners etc. All at the some time.

II – Presentations
Concerts, dance, film, speeches, sharing ideas etc.

Please contact one of us for more info and it would be great if you could inform us if your coming.

Warm greetings and hopefully see you all on saturday.

26 October 2013, saturday
16:00-23:00
Mediamatic Fabriek
voc-kade 10
Amsterdam

contact:
Deniz Yıldırım – denizway@gmail.com – 06-30 11 01 33
Selim Doğru – info@selimdogru.com – 06-13 23 46 84
Jun Saturay – jun.saturay@gmail.com – 06-22 12 71 86

#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! 🙂

Rerport / Minutes of the Transnational Online Forum – How can we connect now our struggles and squares to create a global change? 27 June 2013

Around 75-80 activists participated to the online forum held on 27 June 2013. Participants were from:

  • 15M Madrid, Barcelona, Spain,
  • Occupy London UK,
  • Grenoble France,
  • Bielefeld Germany,
  • Netherlands
  • Finland
  • Australia
  • Quebec
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tblisi, Georgia,
  • France
  • Italy
  • Vancouver Canada
  • Brasil
  • Germany
  • Florida San Francisco USA
  • Czech Republic
  • Iran
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Lecce, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • IrelandYou can find the minutes and the working document coming out of the forum here: Howcanweconnectnowourstrugglesandsquarestocreateaglobalchange
    Besides, in this collaborative pad we are collectively collecting a calendar with action calls: http://titanpad.com/internationalcallXactions
    Feel free to add what’s missed and propose a different way of building a collective map where we could easily upload different calls
    And this pad was formed: http://titanpad.com/stoprepression to build a call against repression, please collaborate.
    The date of the next Forum according to the Doodle we called for is Tuesday 16 July 2013, at 18.00 GMT+01 (London time).
    There will soon be the call for this second forum circulated.
    In solidarity!

Global March to Dignity – Transnational Solidarity Weekend 6-7 July 2013 [EN. TR, PT, BG, FR, ES]

THIS WEEKEND WE ARE RISING WITH NEW ENERGIES AGAINST ALL THE INJUSTICE:

ERDOGAN, MURSI, DILMA, OBAMA, JiINPING, PUTIN, MONSANTO, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, NSA, PENTAGON, CIA, MOSSAD, IMF, WB, OECD, WTO…..

LEAVE THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET ALONE, ANOTHER WORLD NOW!

SPREAD THE BELOW CALL AND THESE PRISM FREE ORGANISING TOOLS: http://prism-break.org/

JOIN OUR GLOBAL DAYS OF ACTION: Global March to Dignity – Transnational Solidarity Weekend 6-7 July 2013

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/267576746717479/

READ THE CALL IN 1) ENGLISH 2) TURKÇE 3) PORTUGUÊS 4) БЪЛГАРСКИ 5) FRANÇAIS 6) CASTELLANO

1) ENGLISH

Global March to Dignity – Transnational Solidarity Weekend

Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt…. once more the fire of the global revolution is sweeping out the entire planet. We are taking streets, squares, parks in millions and revolting against the police brutality, torture, environmental destruction, corruption, the looting of the commons by the 1%.

Once more we are throwing away the unbearable weight of naked injustice that we have been forced to carry on our shoulders for thousands of years.

Once more, sons and daughters of ancient civilisations are showing how to walk towards the light without fear and anxiety. A new civilisation is emerging out of joy, fun, fight, pain and blood.

With this call we invite all the comrades to go out this weekend, 6-7 July 2013, with out borders and reclaim the streets, squares, parks and all that belongs the humanity. Let us rise doesn’t matter wherever we are; in Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, in the cities, towns, and villages of the World. Let us rise up together, not only for standing in solidarity with each other, but also to feel the fact that we are fighting our own struggle with the others all over the world.

We might have differences, in our appearance, thinking, cultures, choices, etc. but we are deeply connected and we decided to march towards Dignity as a whole and no matter what it takes to get there.

Let us stand up and walk together!

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Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy | ROAR

By Jerome Roos On June 19, 2013

Post image for Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracyThe protesters are starting to counter-pose their own direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state.

Something quite amazing is happening in Istanbul. In addition to the silent “standing man” actions around the country, people’s assemblies are slowly starting to emerge in different neighborhoods across the city. As in Spain, Greece and the Occupy encampments before, the protesters in Turkey are starting to counter-pose their own form of direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state. If there was ever any doubt, this shows how deeply intertwined the global struggles truly are.

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What do Turkey, Greece, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common? | ROAR

By Jerome Roos On June 15, 2013

Post image for What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common?Once again, it’s kicking off everywhere: from Turkey to Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil, the endless struggle for real democracy resonates around the globe.

What do a park in Istanbul, a baby in Sarajevo, a security chief in Sofia, a TV station in Athens and bus tickets in Sao Paulo have in common? However random the sequence may seem at first, a common theme runs through and connects all of them. Each reveals, in its own particular way, the deepening crisis of representative democracy at the heart of the modern nation state. And each has, as a result, given rise to popular protests that have in turn sparked nationwide demonstrations, occupations and confrontations between the people and the state.

In Turkey, protesters have been taking to the streets and clashing with riot police for over two weeks in response to government attempts to tear down the trees and resurrect an old Ottoman-era barracks at the location of Istanbul’s beloved Gezi Park. But, as I indicated in a lengthy analysis of the protests, the violent police crackdown on #OccupyGezi was just the spark that lit the prairie, allowing a wide range of grievances to tumble in, ultimately exposing the crisis of representation at the heart of Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal government.

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Turkey, 11.06.2013….#OccupyGezi the Largest Uprising ever in Turkish (including Ottoman) History

Turkey, 11.06.2013…. largest uprising ever in Turkish (including
Ottoman) history

Erdogan Government, Erdogan himself, all his puppet ministers,
governors, heads of security, the entire state trow lies at public,
wide open, publicly… Entire media produce manipulation and lies…
They have built an ambush to millions of people, most of them out on
the streets this evening, tonight fighting back, furious about what
was happening….Numbers are growing.. yesterday there were more than
a million people inTaksim Sqaure. Now more figthin back on the streets
in almost all the cities. Mainstream media is busy with manuplating
and speculating only about Taksim and Gezi Park..

[Taksim Solidarity press release about today:
http://taksimdayanisma.org/11-haziran-2013-basin-aciklamasi?lang=en]

The state and mainstream media telling lies is probably the case all
the time but it was never so naked visible to at least to the eyes of
the half of society, 20 million adult…After today, it can not go
back to normal, it can never be the same, business as usual…

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8-9 June – Call for Global Solidarity with #OccupyGezi // 8-9 Haziran’da #OccupyGezi ile Dayanışma Çağrısı

Capulcular Birlesiyor: 8-9 Haziran 2013 – #OccupyGezi ile Kuresel Dayanisma:

Tum arkadaslarinizi davet edin, yayin, herkesi arkadaslarini davet etmeye cagirin!

Capulcular komen samen wereld wide! 8-9 Juni 2013 – #OccupyGezi Global Solidarity / spread de woord, uitnodig alle vrienden!

Capulcular United: Spread the word, invite your friends!

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/113758915501912/?fref=ts

Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim | The Bullet

by Sungur Savran

Istanbul has become a battlefield covered by tear gas. The police, no doubt at the behest of the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, have been attacking protestors in the centre of the city, near Taksim Square, for five consecutive days. This would have been no news at all: Turkish police are famous for their brutality in dealing with demonstrations unwelcome to the government. Only a month ago, on May Day, they had dispersed a gathering of thousands of workers and unionists using tear gasunsparingly. So nothing new on the police front. This time is different for another reason.

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Occupy Gezi Parkı spreads to other cities. Here is the meeting schedule: #DirenGeziParkı #GeziParkı #BugünTelevizyonlarıKapat

Turkey is burning… from the sparks of a revolution! Below is the time tables of the events planned today…

Violent Crackdown On Turkey Park Protest | Stuff.co.nz

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A report from the World Social Forum by Ludovica Rogers


by Ludovica Rogers 

I have recently returned from Tunis where I travelled to take part in the World Social Forum. I had never participated in one before, and the fact that it was happening so close to Europe, was an opportunity that I didn’t want to miss. I left without really knowing what to expect, but brought with me hopes, desires and a lot of curiosity about what I would find.

GlobalSquare

In the past months, I tried to connect with other people involved in 15M, Occupy, Via22 and other similar movements, who were also planning to go. With them, we started a series of open online meetings that we publicised in our international networks. After a few we decided to participate together in the WSF under the name GlobalSquare. The decision was mainly a practical one, as to propose events in the program one had to do it as a group, while each of us were participating as individuals. With time this grew into an interesting collaborative project which through online meetings and practical coordination, provided a platform of exchange between people of different countries but from similar experiences. This platform is still active, and since Tunis has generated some new projects that I am very curious to see develop and I look forward to write about in the future.

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Occupy the WSF | Spanish Revolution

In #globalrevolution on 31 March 2013 at 13:09

Global Square 2013 Tunis, photo via @CaseyJAldridge

Global Square 2013 Tunis, photo via @CaseyJAldridge

Dear people,

In 1999 the counter-globalisation movement burst onto the streets at the WTO conference in Seattle. Two years later, in Porto Alegre, the movement began to organize its own alternative summits.

Since then, every year, representatives of NGOs and social movements gather in a Third World location to discuss, to connect, to teach, to learn, to share.

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Networked Solidarity workshop by GlobalSquare (Occupy the World Social Forum) initiative

Dear comrades,

Global Square initiative (global-square.net) has been preparing a
space in and around the World Social Forum in Tunis in order to
exchange, share and reflect on our recent experiences in horizontal grass roots uprisings / movements, among ourselves as well as with others coming from other countries, regions and realities.

The program of all the activities that will be organised within
official Forum can be found here:
http://www.global-square.net/activities-in-tunis-and-everywhere/

There will also be other events and spaces self–organised outside the Forum by those of us who will be travelling to and residing in Tunis.

Any one can also join these activities as individuals or assemblies
via online social media

Mumble: http://www.global-square.net/how-to-join/

Livestreaming: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

Skype:  globalsquare1

Twitter: #GlobalSquare

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/global.square.net

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