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Re: <nettime> dark days
Brian Holmes on Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:08:06 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> dark days


I agree with Dimitry below. It should be noticed that existing communication circuits and forms of social cooperation have all been built over the last twenty years. On the one hand, social media was at least partially prefigured by Indymedia and similar iniatives fifteen years ago, the huge circuits for the relay of news from movement to movement have been built up more or less deliberately, and the form of swarming, or the sustained temporal pulsation of concentration/dispersion of forces, is not just a spontaneous phenomenon but a learned and widely shared strategy. Plus all this has been relayed by more bourgeois publics-sphere structures, giving rise to the phenomena of strategic press leaks and also some judicial harassement of authrotarian regimes. On the other hand, we don't have formal organizations beyond the General Assembly, so the power dialectic of delegation and direct action has not been developed very much at all. Everyone is now saying this is the next step. I agree.

best, Brian

On 06/12/2013 05:03 AM, Dmitry Vilensky wrote:

what really bother me and put my mindset into
more pessimistic point of view is a general lack of new forms of militant
organisation' structure which could formalize a power for the change -
sorry to say but I can hardly believe that euphoria on the side of popular
movements with non-representational principle of organisation could work in
a the situation of a real war which we face today - we need to invest a lot
of efforts into the building of the structures which again could
dialecticaly embrace the power of delegation and direct participation


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