2012-03-15 Global Spring: Towards an advanced and mature world civilisation | Another World, Now!

Authored by OrsanS for GAIA

Our current civilization, based on the dominance of a capitalist mode of production relations and other social relations is in large portion an outcome of or strongly determined by the principal relationships in this mode, including ‘foreign’ relations between human societies.

The rising people’s grassroots movement openly and clearly challenges and wants to change these relationships at a global scale.

This conscious ‘demand’ of the peoples is being unsuccessfully undermined by the mainstream media.

The existence of astonishing number of alternative visions for the aftermath of the approaching collapse is the proof of this: the gift economy, solidarity economy, participatory economy, resource based economy, commons based economy, and many more.

The material basis that gives way to such visions to be born is the actual changes have taken place in productive forces since the 70s.

The rapid change in communication and transportation technologies and, more importantly, the impact of these changes on social relations, culture, language, etc. have transformed the society itself: the primary productive force we have.

Since the invention of the internet and fast mass transportation we have observed the rise of peer to peer networks, in which individual nodes can link up each other freely, without necessity of hubs/gate keepers. And it is, in principle, possible within these networks to appropriate the necessary knowledge of the total system nodes are involved.

Since then ‘networks’ OCCUPY THE SPACE both in reality and in our daily languages. But distributed p2p networks have brought about a massive potential for a global change in group dynamics and so power relationships.

This process of networking of society has been linked tightly to the process of transnationalisation of the production, culture and social relations among people.

However, the developments in the productive forces did not coincide with the necessary changes in the production relations -production, ownership and distribution. In order to adjust this and prevent exhaustion elite had to deliver necessary changes in the superstructure - governance, jurisdiction culture. This had to be done from above with the adaptation called ‘capitalist restructuring’ and ‘global good governance’. This become the period we know as Neoliberal Era: the creation of free world market, financialisation, flexibilisation, and global governance from above and massive exploitation and natural destruction.

The mismatch between the changing configuration of productive forces AND existing dominant production relations [and related modes of social relations and political/cultural super structure belongs to them] had to explode, and this happened within 2007-2008.

In the same period, we have seen the rise of the hyper connectivity among people. The web 2.0, although owned by capital, significantly contributed to the rising global mass movement against the collective offensive of the state elite and capital forces towards the poor and ordinary working people.

Today, with the rise of 3D printing, distributed solar, wind, thermo energy productions, and other distributable production/manufacturing technologies, it is first time in the human history we have the material conditions to achieve an equal, just and peaceful human civilization across the planet.

In order to achieve this we needed to form distributed p2p assembles of the people’s from bottom up. This process has started and spread in 2011 globally.

OCCUPATION OF THE WORLD in 2012 will be about a REAL and TOTAL change in mode of production. So production, distribution, consumption, and ownership relations and governance mechanisms we had at hand, which so far empowered only %1 against the %99 and served for their statuesque, will be altered.

We will re-occupy every where and everything! Not only streets and squares but the system globally. We will be embedding p2p mode of production into our camps. We will be spreading the new free culture by sharing all we have in commons for free.

Lets bring all the forces together towards May 2012 and make Global Spring happen, for the people we love, and for the future generations!

Let 2011 and 2012 be remembered as the years in which the ancient regime has fallen and a mature and advanced human civilization was born.

Let our generation be the maker of this change.

Hasta la victoria siempre!

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