Welcome to the last Re-emergence/emergency walk of the autumn! October 23 kl. 09.00-11.00: Resisting Fascism and Reimagening Democracy – How freedom matters for sustainability, climate and justice
Where: CHANGED FORMAT – NO JOINT OUTSIDE WALKING – Individual, self-organized walk outside and online via Zoom
Questions and framing
What does resistance mean in 2020? What does democratic decision-making and processes mean in today’s world? What strategies can we use to resist fascism up close and far away? How can democracy be protected and reimagined to safeguard planet and people? How can international solidarity between wide range of peoples, organizations and societal institutions be built? Why is freedom key in the work for sustainability, climate stability and justice? And why will any sustainability and climate work fail in an authoritarian world?
CHANGED FORMAT – NO JOINT OUTSIDE WALKING … walk on your own in Stadsskogen or wherever you are.
Background-video/presentation and starting points
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
a wise government will rather let the people express their discontent with pens than with other guns, which enlightens on the one hand, appeases and prevents uprising and disorder on the other.Peter Forsskål, Thoughts on Civil Liberties, para 9
Read/download “From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation” by Gene Sharp: https://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FDTD.pdf
Read/download David Graebers’s “Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology” https://www.prickly-paradigm.com/titles/fragments-anarchist-anthropology.html