We are organized and unorganised individuals like you, fighting for our rights, for democracy, equality, justice, freedom and solidarity, for our and the planets’ survival. We would like to invite all other individual or unionised labour activists who may be involved one way or other in labour and trade union movement or not; environmental and social justice activists; LGBT and women rights activists; free information and free culture activists;; but moreover immigrants, industrial, knowledge, and service workers, hackers, makers, artists, students, farmers, workless, jobless, landless, and hopeless masses, and all the others from different parts of life and struggles… GNUnion invites you to join each other freely, link your networks, and contribute building one global meshed network in which all is equal, all is free to reach, share and tie with another… A meshwork through wihich we can swarm as one even though we protect our diversity, see and mutually recognise our differences… A would wide net through which we can take back our power and alter the current system and change it. To save the people and the mother earth, we invite you to build your another world now!
How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?
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All around us there is talk of crisis: ‘a condition,’ says the dictionary, ‘of instability or danger, leading to a decisive change’. To be able to act in such a context, to find a way out of the danger, to work for a change that will benefit the 99 per cent, we need to stand back and ask: what exactly is in crisis?
There is an asymmetry between the mass of people – that is, creative, knowledgeable human beings – on the one hand, and the financial flows and institutions of our present economic arrangements on the other. Workers or would-be workers face a crisis of livelihood, and of the means to put their capacities to use for the benefit of society. However, there is no doubt that they still have the ability to create, to design and make things, to heal, to invent, to teach, to care, to learn. In that sense, it is not the human capacity to work and thereby to create that is in crisis.
Rallies are expected to soon occur around the globe as protesters aligned with the hacktivist movement Anonymous prepare for mass demonstrations scheduled for Tuesday in hundreds of cities from Sydney to Seattle.
Kees van der Pijl traces the formation of a transatlantic ruling class from the early 20th century through to the Cold War era.
IntroductionClass formation on an Atlantic scaleThe Atlantic economy in the liberal era The Wilson offensiveThe New Deal synthesisThe Atlantic Charter and the Roosevelt offensiveThe Marshall offensive and capitalist restoration in EuropeThe Kennedy offensive and the new liberalismThe meridian of AtlanticismThe crisis of Atlantic integrationEpilogue - from trilateralism to unilateralism Notes and references
The modern paradigm may still seem insurmountable “because it possesses an outward front, the work of a long past, but is in reality an edifice crumbling to ruin and destined to fall in at the first storm.” – Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
The decentralized movement toward freedom is raging across the world. It cannot be stopped. The tipping point is near. Despite the lack of coverage in the mainstream media, actions are springing up on an increasing basis. A wave of transformation is rising. The zeitgeist is shifting in our direction.
The global day of action staged by Anonymous is a testament to the growing strength of peer-to-peer direct action. And it is only just the beginning.
Remember, remember the 5th of November! On Tuesday, November 5th, protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks gathered all around the world to rally in over 400 cities. The Twitter hashtag #MillionMaskMarch became the banner that united people across borders. From saying no! to Monsanto’s genetically modified foods to calling for an end to the global mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, this legion goes beyond narrow political and ideological allegiances to call out government and corporate corruption.