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Per la prima volta ho deciso di candidarmi

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Per la prima volta ho deciso di candidarmi, e lo faccio con convinzione.

La Lista Tsipras è oggi l’unico progetto politico alternativo alle “grosse coalizioni” e alla postdemocrazia austeritaria imperante. Postdemocrazia austeritaria significa erosione della democrazia, privatizzazione della sfera politica e di ogni bene materiale e immateriale, ricorso esplicito all’autoritarismo per imporre le distruttive politiche d’austerità.

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UE: L’acqua è un diritto umano

Fattori: “La troika sta obbligando alcuni paesi come la Grecia a svendere i servizi idrici”

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L’iniziativa dei cittadini europei per l’accesso all’acqua come bene pubblico essenziale è arrivata in Commissione Petizioni. Ne abbiamo parlato con uno degli ambasciatori dell’iniziativa, Tommaso Fattori, tra i fondatori del Forum Italiano dei Movimenti per l’Acqua, della Rete europea dell’Acqua, nonché fra i primi promotori del Referendum del 2011.

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Thatcher e Blair, Berlusconi e Renzi

di Tommaso Fattori

Una volta domandarono a Margaret Thatcher quale fosse stato il suo più grande successo, lei rispose senza esitazione: “Il New Labour” di Tony Blair.

Se oggi qualcuno domandasse a Silvio Berlusconi quale sia stato il suo più grande successo potrebbe a ragione rispondere: il PD di Matteo Renzi.

La vera vittoria non è quella elettorale: vinci quando l’avversario adotta – senza più residui nè incertezze, in maniera definitiva e “innocente” – il tuo medesimo orizzonte ideologico, il tuo linguaggio, la tua idea di mondo.

Non si tratta solo di una vittoria ideologica, si tratta anche di una compiuta trasformazione antropologica, che mescola istintivo neoliberismo, patologico narcisismo, maschilistico decisionismo ed una concezione orgogliosamente padronale di qualsivoglia soggetto collettivo (partito, istituzione, comunità)

pubblicato su Il Corsaro 

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The European Citizens’ Initiative on Water and ‘Austeritarian’ Post-Democracy

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In times of savage austerity, strategies to privatise public services are multiplying.

In particular, countries dependent on EU ‘aid’ are forced by the Troika to sell off water and other fundamental public utilities, as conditions for receiving EU loan packages. No surprise at similar “shock therapy”: neoliberalism uses the crisis to destroy social rights and privatise the commons – public goods and public services. In other words, austerity policy is an instrument of neoliberalism, and the objective of these policies was the exploitation of the opportunities opened up by the crisis, not the ending of the crisis. What is involved then is the continuing, or rather accelerating, of the redistribution of income, wealth and political power from the bottom to the top that has been taking place since the 1980s: an upside-down redistribution threatened by the sudden crisis and the failure of neoliberal policies.

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Joining forces for another Europe

per joining forces for another euBy Tommaso Fattori

In Europe we are living in particularly dramatic times. Democracy is in death-agony and we are witnessing post-democratic processes taking over at the national and supranational level. EU leaders have further concentrated decision-making power on public and fiscal policies in the hands of an oligarchy of governments, technocrats and the European Central Bank (ECB), which are subject to the dictates of the financial markets. Neoliberalism, the real cause of the crisis, not only is not dead, but it appears to be in perfect health: it uses the crisis to destroy social rights and workers’ rights and to privatise commons, public goods and public services.

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COMMONS: TOWARDS A LEGAL FRAMENWORK

Schermata 2014-03-05 alle 01.26.02By Tommaso Fattori

“It is commonly acknowledged that there is a legislative gap concerning the protection and recognition of the sphere of Commons (1). The consequence of these inadequate legal guarantees is the extreme vulnerability of Commons, which remain without protection from processes of “enclosure”, due both to the market and to public policies in favour of privatization, in their various forms. (2)

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Initiative des citoyens européens contre la privatisation de l’eau

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Die Europäische BürgerInnen-Initiative für Wasser als Menschenrecht und die „austeritäre” Postdemokratie


Von Tommaso Fattori

Der Neoliberalismus hat die Krise dazu benutzt, soziale Rechte zu beseitigen und die Gemeingüter in Form öffentlicher Waren und Dienstleistungen zu privatisieren.

Mit anderen Worten: Die Austeritätspolitik ist ein Instrument des Neoliberalismus, wobei das Ziel dieser Politik in der Ausbeutung der durch die Krise eröffneten Möglichkeiten besteht und nicht in der Überwindung derselben. Worum es dabei geht ist die Fortsetzung, wenn nicht sogar Beschleunigung der Umverteilung von Einkommen, Reichtum und politischer Macht von unten nach oben, die seit den 1980er Jahren stattfindet: eine verkehrte Umverteilung, die durch die plötzlich einsetzende Krise und das Versagen neoliberaler Politik bedroht schien. Aktuell sind inmitten einer Krise der Überproduktion die öffentlichen Dienstleistungen zu einem weiteren Kolonisierungsgebiet für das Kapital geworden, womit seine unausgesetzte Belohnung mit immer höheren Profitmargen sichergestellt wird.

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Fluid Democracy: The Italian Water Revolution

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By Tommaso Fattori

From Commons to the referendum

Earth, water, air and fire (what we would call, in contemporary terms, energy) have, for thousands of years, been considered primary elements and the common base materials of life, ever since the dawn of Western philosophical thought in ancient Greece. In the Metamorphosis by Ovid – a classic of Latin literature written more than two thousand years ago – the goddess Latona thus addresses a group of peasants who refuse to allow her to drink from a pool: “Why do you refuse me water? The common use of water is the sacred right of all mankind. Nature allows to no one to claim as property the sunshine, the air, or the water. When I drew near, it was a public good I came to share. Yet I ask it of you a favour (…). A draught of water would be nectar to me; it would revive me, and I would own myself indebted to you for life itself”. These words condense the elements that were to proper legal regulation more than five hundred years later, in the Justinian Code.