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“if you try and stop the pen, then you’re inviting the gun”

nice video from the occupy india / anonymous protests on june 9, against the indian government’s efforts to shut down internet sites including e.g. vimeo (how the hell did they pick vimeo that’s really known for high-quality videos that are shared by their producers!?). NH7 also published an interesting chat with anonymous india. (video by the awesome now delhi, discovered at wild city)

as a part of occupy berlin, i’m so happy to see this! people around the world are standing up for their legitimate rights. young people everywhere are realizing that we need to change the world. that democracy needs action and active participation. that they will no longer by silenced by the opium of consumerism or straight out oppression. right now, #opindia is fighting internet censorship, but who knows what will be next. maybe corruption?

one thing i am a little wary of is the aggressive tone. yes, it’s quite typical for anonymous, but not that typical for occupy. i’d like to contribute this video (on vimeo!!) from occupylove to the movement here, with charles eisenstein (the gift economy) talking about creating a world that works for everybody.

charles eisenstein talking about the gift economy. same guy that was featured in the awesome occupy love clip! his video speaks a lot to me, and the solutions he lists make a lot of sense (negative interest, internalization of costs, social dividend, relocalization, p2p finance), gonna check out his book!

an economy that embodies the principles of the gift is an economy that is simply grounded in the truth. the task before us is to align money with the true expression of our gifts.

love is the felt experience of connection to another being. an economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ but the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. if you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. their pain is your pain. your sense of self expands to include other beings.

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