Brian Holmes on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 18:10:14 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Catalonia and mainstream opinion

On 10/07/2017 07:23 AM, Lennaart van Oldenborgh wrote:
why not link up with disenfranchised voters in Madrid, Euskadi and (based on chml’s info) Murcia and fight for a more democratic, diverse, devolved, representative, etc Spanish state?

I think it is fair to say that the most progressive left elements in Catalunya have been doing this for years! Since 2011. That's how they achieved so much more than any other progressive left formation across the Western world. However the situation is very difficult and the linkages that have been made do not automatically produce democratic social relations under the broader conditions of contemporary oligarchies.

I apprciate Simona's post because it shows what movement politics are about: actively trying to find the light at the end of a dark and crowded tunnel.

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