Summoning to a meeting for Integral Cooperatives and Solidarity Economy
Mouzaki, Karditsa, 5-6-7-8 of May 2016
We live in an era, during which it becomes more clear to everyone how cruel and inhumane the face of the centralized power and the economic system establishment is. Moral values, democratic achievements and lives lost in a rumble of events, both locally and globally. All this is happening around us, in a social context of deafening silent acceptance for most of the people. For some, it might be a planned development for the increasingly reactionary mode of capitalistic development model we follow. In whatever position we are, whatever point of view we share, certainly we can not ignore the reality, that has been formed and that concerns us all.
If the ways of the capitalism so many years, only serve to keep a steady course towards disaster, we decide to take things in our hands. Stray forces from below, both collective and individual, that based on the fundamental values of direct democracy and cooperation, trying to create an alternative path illuminate a rollover path. We need to talk and communicate to agree and work together on issues that affect us all, the society in general and the planet as a whole. We decided that we have the will to realize that we have the power to start building a post-capitalist reality and a society of participation of all for the common good.
The proposal on our part and the implementation plan we propose, is based on the concept of Integral Cooperatives. Some may have already experienced or have heard of the Catalan Integral Cooperative (C.I.C.), or FairCoop, the Earth Cooperative for a Fair Economy, which together promote Integrated Revolution. Basically it is a self-management model which, through economic (and political) disobedience creates an integral, direct-democratic community and social system based on solidarity, proximity and trust to the community members.
Many tools have already been developed, both local and global, allowing us to organize and operate outside the authoritarian and oppressive establishment, recovering step by step control of our own lives. Starting from the financial sector, where we are able to implement an autonomous, alternative and distributed economy, using parts and digital currencies. Similarly, there are numerous proposals and examples of self-organized projects that appeal to many other needs, such as work, agriculture, health, etc. The purpose is that we all organize a common basis for cooperation to network all these individual efforts, and work together towards a visible and dynamic extensive self governed system.
One vision like this is not possible without openness and inclusiveness. We acknowledge the diverse initiatives and movements who already are working for making visible and networked, the solidarity economy initiatives in Greece, and want specially to invite and count with them for gathering and build this new social economy together.
Underlying all of this, we invite you to discuss and begin to realize the new world we envision!
Some local initiatives for the establishment of Integral Cooperatives and FairCoop local nodes in Greece take the initiative and organize the
1st meeting for Integral Cooperatives & Solidarity Economy in
Mouzaki Karditsa on days 5-6-7-8 May 2016
Below on this post you will find the relevant application form where you have to fill some key elements in facilitating and organizing our meeting.
The knowledge and tools exist. It is now time to make a decision and move on.
With coordination, organization and especially strong will we can do everything!
Fill the form in order to register for the event.
The participation will be free, and we will try to support the expenses of people who can not afford it.