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Below text is an excpert from unpublished and unedited 2012 article Another World, Now!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!
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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GLOBAL UPRISINGS / Event De Balie Amsterdam

GlobalUprisingsThis three-day event will bring together activists, journalists and scholars from the front-lines of the popular uprisings unfolding around the world.

GLOBAL UPRISINGS

The Stories, Ideas and Future of Uprisings around the World

FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY

Reserve Tickets Online at http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/global-uprisings/

De Balie, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
November 15-17, 2013

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Transnational Online Forum to Evaluate the Re-resurgence of the Grassroots [EN, TR, FR, ES, PT, IT, AR]

DATE: 27th June

UCT / GMT: 18.00
London: 19.00
Madrid: 20.00
Istanbul: 21.00
Rio de Jenairo: 15.00
New York and Montreal: 14:00

Check your local time here: time zone converter (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)

WHERE?
Location: MUMBLE: Occupytalk.org server
Room: Assemblies & Round Tables > OPEN SPACE

HOW TO CONNECT?
Mumble is a voice chat Open Source software (works similar to Skype but is not a corporate tool). Please follow these instructions to get connected. If this is the first time you use Mumble, please try to log in at least half an hour in advance, we will be there to help you.
How to join Mumble: http://www.global-square.net/how-to-join/

AGENDA:

Updates from countries
Exchange on global may and re*resurgence of the peoples
Where are we heading?
(Facilitation of the meetings start half an hour before.
You are more than welcome to share this invitation in your networks!)

Signs we use in the text chat during our mumble meetings:
WWWW or +1 = I agree
MMMMM or -1 = I disagree
****turn**** = I ask for turn
+++++ = I have a direct response
TTTTT = I ask for a technical point
##### = please kindly try to conclude

PAD TO PREPARE THE MEETING:
http://titanpad.com/globalMAYcallplanning

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Read this invitation text in
1) English 2) Türkçe 3) Français 4) Português 5) Italiano 6) Español 7) Arabic

1.ENGLISH:
This call is to build together an international assembly on Mumble (chat/voice program) with the comrades from Spain, Germany, London, US, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Tunısia, Quebec and all other places we could reach, where people fıght for their dignity themselves.

The naked truth is that the peoples were already on the streets and squares yet they are once back in masses…

Things are still hot and many things (re-)emerging, in Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Bulgaria, Brazil, Greece, Germany, London, US,….. and there are lots of things and information we need to engage with.

Therefore with this call we invite you for an transnational online assembly to exchange and update each other on Global May mobilisations and the new uprisings coming in its
aftermath.

We would also like to reflect on where we are heading: 15O, 5November, 19O, …….
http://titanpad.com/internationalcallXactions

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#GLOBALP2P Video Conference with Simultaneous Interpretation on Mumble | Democracy and Life, transversal democracy

Indigenous, Arab Spring, Squares, Indignados, Occupy, Yo Soy!, Chapulcular, Hackers, Students, Artists, Designers, Activists,……

Today, 14 Jun, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

http://thinkcommons.org/live

Coordinado por +Domenico Di Siena (@urbanohumano) y +Bernardo Gutiérrez (@bernardosampa)La democracia representativa está viviendo el peor momento de su historia. La transformación hacia una democracia participativa, abierta, interactiva, parece inevitable. Sin embargo, no acabamos de llegar a un nuevo paradigma democrático. El rumbo de las etiquetas / líneas de trabajo #GobiernoAbierto#DatosAbiertos y #Transparencia parecen insuficientes. El nuevo papel de las urbes en la política parece insinuar un nuevo orden de poderes en el que lo nacional, lo regional, lo municipal y lo global van de la mano. Por otro lado, algunos Gobiernos están creando plataformas y herramientas de participación ciudadana. Pero, en ocasiones, la participación es menor de la esperada. La comunidad, la ciudadanía, no acaba de entrar en los mecanismos participativos diseñados por el poder. Y la política, el comportamiento político, está ocurriendo en otras plataformas, en otros lugares, en otros territorios. En la era del WI-FI, los teléfonos móviles con conexión y la información ubicua, la democracia en tiempo real es posible. La democracia es algo que puede suceder en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento

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Representative democracy is going through the worst time in its history. The transformation to a participatory democracy, open, interactive, seems inevitable. However, we just got a new democratic paradigm. The direction of the labels / lines work # GobiernoAbierto, # DatosAbiertos and # Transparency seem insufficient. The new role of cities in politics seems to suggest a new order of powers in which the national, the regional, the local and the global go together. On the other hand, some governments are creating platforms and tools for citizen participation. But sometimes, participation is lower than expected. The community, the citizens, not just entering participatory mechanisms designed for power. And politics, political behavior is happening on other platforms, elsewhere, in other territories. In the era of Wi-Fi, mobile phones with free and ubiquitous information, real-time democracy possible. Democracy is something that can happen anywhere, at any time

Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity | embed it on your website or blog

Into the Fire is up!

Here’s the link you can use to embed Into the Fire on your website or blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMOnuD0SQJs&cc_load_policy=1

Into the Fire is being crowd-released today: All over the internet people areembedding Into the Fire on their website or blog. With everyone who participates the audience will grow. And because the audience are also the distributors, the distribution network grows as well. Are you participating?

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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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IdleNoMore Quebec calls for 3 days mobilisation #M20 #M21 #M22

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Montreal, March 13, 2013 – Idle No More Quebec encourages people and organizations who work in solidarity with Indigenous and environmental causes to respond to the global call to action IDLE NO MORE. As part of World Water Day, Idle No More denounces the policies of the federal Conservative government, in the form of omnibus legislation such as C-38 and C-45, which remove the protection 99.9% of rivers and 99 7% of lakes in Canada. These laws are infringements of rights of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian citizens. They also endanger the environment and the sustainability of future generations.

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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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GlobalSqaure – Grassroots towards, around and beyond the WSF

GlobalSquare is a series of online and physical meetings and assemblies whose participants and organisers are individuals linked to the 15M, Occupy, Student Movements, Yo Soy 132!, Tharek, Idle No More!, VIA22 as well as other movements. Our objective is to prepare a lively open space for physical contact and exchange during the World Social Forum (WSF) which will take place from 26-30 March 2013 in Tunisia where the flames of the global intifada first sparked in January 2011.  We are hoping to enhance collaborations and exchange among citizens and activists who are linked to various movements in different continents by organising collective events and actions towards, around and beyond the WSF.

Invitation: GlobalSquare online meeting, Sunday 3 February 2013

Next meeting of GlobalSquare (also known as Occupy the WSF initiative)

  • Location: Occupytalk.org server, room: Assemblies & Round Tables > OPEN SPACE (Mumble instructions below)
  • Date: Sunday, 3rd of February 2013
  • Time: 19.00 GMT/UTC, check your local time here: time zone converter

About our initiative

From 26-30 March 2013 the World Social Forum (WSF) will take place in Tunis. The WSF is a global meeting, held regularly since 2001, bringing together civil society organisations, social movements and activists to discuss our struggles to build another world.

A diverse group of individuals, active in 15M, Occupy and other grassroots movements and networks around the globe, started to discuss the possibilities to participate in the WSF in Tunisia, recognizing this can be the right time and place to come together and share our experiences and practices. GlobalSquare is an initiative to mobilize and organize together towards, around and beyond the World Social Forum. Read more……

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Call for the Next global Assembly VIA22

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In this email:
1- VIA22 Call
2- Next global Assembly VIA22 
3- January 22nd 2013 #22J ? Jump in!
4- VIA22 in your  area?
5- What are the main objectives of VIA22’s monthly process?
6- CONTACT VIA22
 
1-VIA22 Call
Student movements, #globalNOISE, Occupy, the Indignados,  Take the Square, Democracia Real Ya, Idle No More, Social Forums,  Take the Square, Democracia Real Ya,  Social Forums, #Yosoy132, Y’en a marre, social  movements and long time human rights activists and environmentalists, First  Nations, rural and urban populations, organisations of civil society around the  world: let us share our knowledge and resources! Let us connect and unite local  and global action. May our indignation be our greatest source of  creativity…

2-Next global Assembly VIA22
VIA22 – a new international, open and  horizontal, collective inspired by the global grassroots movements and born during Quebec’s Maple Spring – is continuing it’s monthly  processes of local and global actions of convergence every 22nd of each month. That’s why we are inviting you to join our next international Assembly that will take place on January 22nd at 16h/4pm GMT, in the voice chat program Mumble (instructions on how to connect to Mumble: http://piratepad.net/Connexion-Mumble-VIA22)

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