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INtransition 2012 fue una jornada Internacional sobre el movimiento de transición, que se realizo en Marbella el 27 de octubre del 2012, organizada por Arboretum Marbella (www.arboretummarbella.org) y patrocinada por Transition Network (www.transitionnetwork.org).

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(Personal sharing of thoughts on strategy from 1 member of Barcelona en Transició as the #SpanishRevolution returns to the streets and squares of Spain #12M15M Original article posted here)

After what seems like a summer break, things have been heating up in Spain, especially in Barcelona. Last week there was a massive general strike in Spain, which was mostly peaceful. But here in Barcelona the city looked like a warzone with fires burning, banks smashed up, a starbucks smashed and burned out, police shooting a massive amount of rubber bullets for over 3 hours. One protester has lost an eye, another has a ruptured spleen, many injuries

We have already seen huge violent protests in Greece, where already people have died and tragically a 77 year old man took his own life in protest this morning outside Stgyma square. Are we going to see a far more violent confrontation between the radical, and mostly anarko, elements of activists in the city against a police force that is getting ever more violent and a head of command, Puig, hell bent on such a showdown… OR, can we expect a growth of a more non violent, but still direct action based form of resistence to the Increadibly harsh measures of austerity?

As a pacifist, I would argue that the peaceful road is the one that we should go down. Not soley for the spiritual reasons for pacifism, but more so that I believe that this strategy is the only one that can get us to that better place that we really feel we will get to, soon!

To outline the hows and whys of how a pacifist approach can and will change the world, I`ll direct you to a very excellent recent talk: Chris Hedges And Occupy Debate Black Block Violence

Previous vids about debate between use of violence or not, from COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009: (Copenhagen ’09) Reclaim Power, that talk, that “riot”, that action, the consequences

Spanish General Strike: Spain: General strike demonstrations on March 29th | General strike marks another step forward for indignados (Reflections on a Revolution ROAR) | Spanish general strike: Notes from the margins (Red Pepper) Videos: LaTele Punt Cat: A multitude of multitudes | Inicidents from the 29M strike in Barcelona (in Catalan)

(más…)

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Videos del encuentro con Satish Kumar, Fritjof Capra y Gunter Pauli, organizado por Poc a Poc en colaboración con la Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Universitats de les Illes Balears, celebrado en Pollensa los días 15 y 16 de octubre del 2011.
Todo el encuentro (8 horas)

Poc a Poc:

És un moviment d’activistes que impulsa la cura de la terra, l’ànima i la societat, sembrant utopies, recollint realitats…unint gent. Es un movimiento de activistas que impulsa el cuidado de la tierra, el alma y la sociedad, sembrando utopías, recogiendo realidades…uniendo gente

(más…)

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(Personal report from 1 of the Barcelona en Transició group, first posted here)

Wow, 2011, what a year!

But already it feels like 2012 is going to be MASSIVE!!!

Who would have thought how quick and how far things would move, it seems we already live in a totally different world from the one that was, this time 12 months ago, before everything started to get turned on its head. As a fella said:

“Did you ever wish you lived in one of those major moments in World history, well guess what, you are in one of those moments”

From the tragic and hopeless act of suicide in Tunisia, when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight, a spark flew. From Tunisia to Tahrir Square and all of North Africa we saw the dawn of the Arab Spring, from there across the 8 miles that splits Africa from Spain and we saw the 15M movement or the #SpanishRevolution kick off. There was huge hope that the DEMOCRACIA REAL YA movement would spark all over Europe, it didnt. But then things took the most unexpected jump, right into the the belly of the beast into the heart of the corrupt destructive unfair system that is destroying our world; all the bankers and cronies in Wall Street. From there the #OCCUPY movement was born, and with things more so in the English languge, an idea has spread like wildfire all around the squares and communities of many different peoples all over this precious little planet. The Network Age is truly kicking off. We are a connected global community, same dreams, same pains. For so long there was little or no hope. Some, the ecologists and activists that were earlier labeled the “anti-globalisation” movement, had told us all that the entire system was about to fail, due to infinite growth on a finite planet being impossible and that leading to PEAK EVERYTHING… No one listened. But then from 2008 and the start of the economic crisis (pity in english we only see the negative side of that important word; crisis) things began to change. Oil prices going up (again the transitionistas had been telling us all about this) which sparked food prices going up and unemployment spreading everywhere, here in Spain the unemployment rate is up to 23%. Difficult times, strange times, but great times to witness. Where can it all go, what do people want, how are trying to bring about that change?

In the following, you get a few ideas from the city of Barcelona, and beyond…

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festa de la transicio Pou de Figuera, 10 de desembre 201110 de desembre de 2011 en el Pou de la Figuera – Entrada Gratuïta

Programació:

12:00 – 13:30 Perquè és necessari el moviment de transició. Entendre el context amb jocs i dinàmiques: pic del petroli, canvi climàtic, petjada ecològica i desigualtats socials.

13:30 – 14:00 Xerrada introductòria sobre el moviment de transició i Barcelona en Transicío.

14:00 – 15:30 Dinar compartit i concurs “el menjar mes local”. Porta el menjar mes proper que puguis!

15:30 – 17:15 Foro obert “organitzant-se creativa i comunitariament amb la crisi”

17:15 – 19:00 Celebració: taller de creativitat corporal, música i moltes sorpreses!!

Una jornada per aprendre i celebrar la transició. Participa! Vine a la festa!

C/ Sant Pere mes Baix, 70 (Metro: Urquinaona i Arc de Triomf)

mapa: http://g.co/maps/4rxx9

Flyer informativo : http://barcelonaentransicio.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/festa-de-la-transicio_opcio-final.pdf

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