Burak Arikan on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:24:29 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Greek reality board game.: 'Pawnshop- Days of Mistrust'

Just my two liras into this discussion:

It is not secret that, current hegemonia uses all kinds of political mechanisms at once, from classical strategies to new media tactics, societal scale data analysis to hyper spy intelligence, big rallies to systematic PR campaigns, anything money and power can buy.

The resistances of the world obviusly see this total omnipresence if not deal with it every day. They too want to "do both" or do all at once in their activism. However, this is unfortunately yet another weak position. It is not just impossible because you never have enough resources that can scale your sole efforts, but you enter a competition that you loose from just entering into it, which is a symmetric position against power centers.

However, what would be an asymmetric resistance as we know is weaving counter-hegemonic solidarity relationships with our immmediate surroundings as well as building new commonalities with seemingly unrelated ressistances and classes. Such networks in solidarity would already cover all the political arenas from streets to the internets with international recognition.

Building effective solidarity networks in this day and age is another important discussion.


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