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<nettime> code red alarm - another world right now - global mesh-working
Orsan on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:09:32 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> code red alarm - another world right now - global mesh-working our solidarity economies


> apologies for cross posting. 
> 
>> Dear friends, 
>> 
>> What has been happening in Rojava and at turkey-Syrian border is extremely worrisome and tension is rapidly spreading in Turkey. Things can escalate in Turkish cities, putting nationalists, kurds, islamists radicals, and progressives into clash with each other leading to destabilization of the brick holding the wall to collapse. Yesterday in Istanbul university campus there were IS supporters attacking and chanting radical slogans. Kobane has been under a very heavy attack by IS and total amount of refugees crossing border (and young and men returns to war zone) has been between 2-3 million people. In southern cities there has been increasing aggression towards new comers. No body seems to know what will bring tomorrow. 
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>> The same is expected for Europe. The more Muslims killed to justify imperialists policies, the more westerners don't give an attention to it and show consent, the more radical people will get. No body can assure that it won't spread to Europe tomorrow, and to be honest it might even be desired by some right wingers who like to draw back all social and democratic rights to be able to competitive before Brics. social forces simply not ready at all to what is coming very close. The below was an example call, to work on the idea of international peace Marches to shut down the capitalist war machine. It has a bit changed now, though not in text yet, the plan is national calls for spanish like star-Marches for peace towards capital cities from peripheries, in multiple european countries. To collect materials, livelihoods, money etc. to be send and brought to people who needs in war zones, now or in approaching winter, by organizing convoys and caravans. These would leave from every capi
 tal city. Collected livelihoods would be taken  by community organized caravans, others can join with bikes, or marches, so on to bring solidarity to Ukraine, Rojava, Iraq, and Gaza. It is also the idea to mesh networking all our alternatives, economies on the road to each other according to a plan (draft is being worked out). Europe not having internal borders returned and internet not cut yet both our advantages
>> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-vs-Capitalism-Global-Marches-to-Build-Peaceful-Economies-for-All/1452100998378135r
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>> At the moment, near Rojava, right south of tr/Syria border it gets increasingly chaotic... Not all but especially with west, TR state and all other state actors, politicals NGOs unions are either paralyzed or still playing for their hands, bring stacked in structures! In Europe things goes very similar. People act like it is not the world war coming to their town. We need to see that not only those people in and near the war zones, but also we those a bit far form it is in urgent need for being able to self-organized solidarity economy networks to produce and share local self-organized stuff, can be linked and exchanged trans locally. In even larger scope then what  Occupy Sandy achieved, to be able to prepare for the coming disaster. 
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>> The most needed elements of hope has been there, yet might not stay so. As Greek comrades who organizes the 'festival4sce' tells, "different worlds do already exist!" We have been learning how to mesh these with each other. We have been, may be a first time after thousands of year, returning to our self-organizing roots but this time as a civilizational level. Still there is long way to go of course, yet, Athens can be sitting in the turning, or no-turning point. For both peoples of Greece, and rest of us future can be in making this work. Especially if we could get thing from there and link them at least to the periphery of the war zones', as much as we could, with local self-organisation of those effected people. This is not an ideology, part, groups, politics issue anymore. This is about surviving and still with dignity.
>> http://www.festival4sce.org
>> 
>> This is a first draft, prepared by Bob Haugen and Lynn Foster from US, a base for hacking an alternative or self-organized global solidarity economy network that works for all, undermining global value chains and commodity networks of capitalism:
>> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iqVMCmEm5HANA57pcRNFemV2JXe3nXialtWZdf_Gxww/mobilepresent?slide=id.g3c2564308_1235
>> (NRP means networked receipt preparation).
>> 
>> In Athens, there will be others like Faircoop, global expansion of CIC Spanish level network of open cooperatives. Comrades from 15m and Occupy who bears the codes of transnational networking, Greek, Spanish, Italian, and other communities who has the recipes and how to's of the new world. It is a vital task to bring all these recipes into accessible and translatable and transferable format. Recipe for Recipying, in its most developed form, would be allowing us to share open know how of the processes we developed and innovated. 
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>> Continental long marches, can create and empower the transnational networked space filled with nodes, ties, and working recipes of building the compete algorithms of the distributed free open source operating systems that can really replace the capitalist mode of production, in accelerated manner.   
>> 
>> PS:
>> After Athens, some of the comrades will be traveling to Istanbul, to have a preparatory meeting for the organization of Agora99 in Istanbul, in early 2015. Below is the informal text telling the story of Agora99, it is not public call yet, so at the moment for your information:   
>> 
>> INFORMAL / INFORMING TEXT for Gezi Forums and networks 
>> on the idea of organizing the 3rd Agora99 in Istanbul in 2015
>> 
>> In 2011 the world witnessed the beginning of a truly transnational and global grass-roots uprising. Self-organisation, connectivity and horizontality have become characteristics of these uprisings in which progressive and revolutionary networks have played key role in Tunisia, Egypt, Iceland, Greece, Spain, Israel, Chile, the UK, the US, Turkey, Brazil and other places. 
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>> Global uprisings spread and continue because of the simultaneous, transnational and translocal ties which have been interconnecting self-organised and organised groups at local, regional, national and international levels. There have been many transnational general assemblies, working groups, and convergence spaces built, creating networks of dignity across the world. 
>> 
>> Mass participation grounded in social networks and online meetings has allowed the use of distributed, self-organised methodologies for self-reflection of the movements, learning new practices, and growing at the same time.
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>> The idea of Agora99 came after the decision taken at the transnational general assembly held at the end of the first Blockupy action in May 2012, in Frankfurt. An open working group was created to coordinate and organise the efforts to set up a transnational and transversal space for the autumn of the same year.
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>> Organizing through open local and international meetings as well as using email list transcollab and online voice chat Mumble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumble_(software) ), a network of individuals and collectives has tried to invent a space for all that would go beyond the traditional organizational forms and  can't be controlled by a few. The communication, coordination and organisation of the Agora99 has created an ongoing process in which the networks can exchange experiences of struggle as well as map and inter-connect them, building towards a  transnational, connected processes of radical democracy.
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>> The first Agora 99 took place in November 2012 in Madrid, Spain. As an open meeting, made up of transversal assemblies and thematic workshops, Agora99 allowed collectives, networks and individual activists who had joined 15M, Occupy, Blockupy and other grassroots uprisings to come together, meet face to face, exchange support each others actions and consider the relevance of the 15M uprising in the European context.
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>> The second Agora99 was organised in November 2013. It was similarly organized in occupied factories and self-organised social spaces of Rome. There we met and updated each other about the ongoing struggles at all levels, with the energy received from the Gezi protests on May???June 2013. Alongside with the thematic workshops we reflected upon technopolitics to find and develop practicies of organisation capable of linking together the local and global struggles with new technologies.
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>> Rome Agora99 was joined by comrades from Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Poland and other parts of Europe. Uprisings in Brazil, Bosnia and Bulgary brought fresh air to Rome, and there were also comrades from Turkey who brought a message from Gezi forums. 
>> 
>> Recently the idea of holding the third Agora99 in Istanbul was suggested. The idea was widely welcomed by the people who collaborated in the organisation of previous Agora99 events: Istanbul is located in a space and a time where struggles are active and intense. 
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>> However attractive the idea of creating the next Agora space in Istanbul is, we are well aware of the practical and political difficulties as well as the massive ground work and local as well as transnational collaboration required. Therefore we are calling on you to evaluate the possibility of organising this together, bearing in mind that strong local participation is needed. However, teams that participated in the previous Agoras would help out with the organisation process.
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>> On the other hand, we also know that we are capable of achieving bigger aims through participation, distribution of tasks and swarm-wise collaboration. We wrote this text in order to share this initial idea with you comrades who live, fight in and know the city of Istanbul. Agora99 is an open process that should go beyond the limits and boundaries of Europe. A meeting in Istanbul could give us this opportunity and spread our connections.
>> 
>> The idea of of creating and organising this meeting could be interesting as well for the social movements around Turkey and beyond? Could local and international forums, assemblies, collectives collaborate in mutual recognition and comradeship to make it happen? 
>> 
>> Can we bring the chapullers of the world together around a large open agora for the 99% holding forums and exchanging ideas?
>> 
>> We need to decide together! That's why we propose to hold a pre-organisation meeting in Istanbul from the 24th to the 26th of October, 2014, to share views and opinions about this process and decide if we can do this bet together.
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>> We are whole-heartedly looking forward to walk with you on the international road to dignity! 
>> 
>> In comradeship and solidarity
>> 
>> 
>> Agora 99 website: http://99agora.net 
>> 
>> Information and reports on previous Agora99 meetings:
>> 
>> "Steps towards considering, participating and rebooting democracy" 
>> (report from the Madrid Agora99): 
>> https://www.diagonalperiodico.net/blogs/diagonal-english/steps-towards-considering-participating-and-rebooting-democracy.html
>> 
>> "Democracy and technopolitics in the European space" 
>> (reflections after the Rome Agora99 by the hosting node): http://www.dinamopress.it/multilanguages/democracy-and-technopolitics-in-the-european-space
>> 
>> 
>> Mailing list (write to join): transcollab {AT} lists.so36.net
>> 
>> Minutes of previous Mumble meetings 
>> 
>> 2013/10/12: http://agora99roma.titanpad.com/december-mumble
>> 2014/03/26: https://titanpad.com/agora99March2014
>> 2014/11/06: https://titanpad.com/agora99june2014
>> 
>> Other links
>> 
>> Live streamings: http://99agora.net/on-line/ 
>> Consensus on debt axis: http://bit.ly/SyAiwR [EN] 
>> Photogallery by Doriz Guti??rrez: http://bit.ly/TvdZGZ 
>> 
>> Occupied social centres hosting Agora99 


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