matthew fuller on Sat, 2 Feb 2002 01:35:05 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> bifo: acount of porto alegre demonstration

A huge, incredibly huge demonstration. Hundreds of thousands of
campesinos, young workers, and students, and people coming from every
country of Latin America, from France, from Italy has walked the streets
of Porto Alegre, today.

They cried El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido. We know that it is not
true. Also they know that it is not true, it is not enough, to be united,
to be a pueblo united. It is necessary something more, that we do not
have, nowadays.

But I was happy to be there, with thousand of sem terra and metallurgicos
argentinos and brasileiros. I was happy to be with them, not because I
think that they are the solution. Not because I think that socialism is
the solution. Socialismo is not the solution, and the huge demonstrations
are not the solution.

But those people are the fuel that is going to make possible the
solution, which will be found in the sphere of the recombinant
intelligence of the cognitarians. Thousand of miles northwards, in New
York city, the bosses of the Earth are gathering, protected by gunmen and
dogs, and helicopters. They do not fear the pueblo unido. They know that
the pueblo unido can be vencido thanks to the bombs, to the killings, to
the strength of corruption and of money. But they do fear the collective
intelligence self- organisation against capital. They fear the network of
intelligence, which is able to actually create a new world.

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