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A world to win

A world to win

 

The possibility of building a better more just world is far away.

 

We have no alternatives to offer to the hegemonic neo-liberalisam.

 

Over the last 20 years we have a decay of left thinking and action.

 

From the 20th century hierarchical “stop the war”

 

To the 21st century anarchy of “climate camp”

 

The open internet which gave birth to the World Wide Web has fallen into the dotcom silos and locked in app echo systems of Apple and Failbook.

 

Our political institutions have been captured by corporations (Monbiot)

 

The left is little but shadow puppets playing on a cardboard stage, while Climate Change in hand with rampant neo liberal inequality are burning all that we ones held dear.

 

A world to win?

 

The are many of overlapping tributary’s to the wide river of sustainability and justice, the river is there for us to see.

 

The open internet is still their for a while longer and we have the tools to use it, just not the wile and co-operation to move anywhere.

 

Our “democraticish” political institutions are still in place (though leaning with decay)

 

Climate change is going to wash around the world, initially we in the rich west will be less affected than the rest of the world, this gives us a privileged place to affect the outcome of this wave of disruption and devastation. We will have power to challenge the outcome.

 

Moving to decentralised renewable power is inevitable (no matter what the neo-liberal fools do) this will mediate the eco-transformation climatechange brings.

 

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The ecology of hash-tag organising (DRAFT)

A look at ideas around Ukuncut, which grew from the winding down of the climatecamp movement.

The ecology of hash-tag organising
 
A group of driven people get together in a pub and come up with a strategy and a hash-tag – they then build a aggregating website to display the hash-tag and self organise around it. This facilitates exciting, dramatic and dynamic actions, which draw in more dynamic and active crew, the aggregating website allows fast feedback.
 
Mainstream media pick this up, a group of media savey crew start to feed this media. The mainstream media coverage brings in a flood of more “liberal” activists and normal people, this swells the actions and makes them much more affective. This swerles round for a while.
 
The targets start to recognise the damage that is being done to them and the threat that they might have to change – and start a two prong strategy
 
* PR offensive to show how they are changing
* Use of private corpurtae spy’s, the courts and the police to repress the demonstration strategy
 
The problems of hash-tag organising start here, as the mainstream media outreach has seceded in bring in many more less experienced (and more liberal) people there attitudes start to dominate the hash-tag organising space. And the more experienced activist voices are submerged in this flow. The effects of this are 3 fold:
 
1) Actions start to follow a narrow predictable pattern which quickly becomes stale
2) The forces of repression create strategy’s for dealing with these static ideas/actions
3) The voices of change are submerged under the voices of flow, and the flow cercals to 1)
 
This leads to the inflexible liberal elements wilting under the focused repression and the movement stagnating and often turning on it self. It seams to me that hash-tag organising has no way out of this cyclical.
 
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