srećko horvat

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intro’d to Srećko here:

Srećko Horvat (@HorvatSrecko) tweeted at 3:42 AM – 16 Jun 2017 :

The #G20 in Hamburg will be one of the most important international political events this year. #DiEM25 will be there. This is our credo: https://t.co/LwgwIh2GBZ (http://twitter.com/HorvatSrecko/status/875649824208461825?s=17)

constructive disobedience

then found this in his stream:

Srećko Horvat (@HorvatSrecko) tweeted at 5:10 AM – 14 Jun 2017 :

When you give something to someone, it is only truly radical if you are giving without expecting anything in return

https://t.co/rveDfwN0cwhttps://t.co/KANSThGVrm (http://twitter.com/HorvatSrecko/status/874947139562070016?s=17)

The problem is that although you seem to have so many choices in the end it actually narrows your imagination

spinach or rock

This is the problem with consumerist culture – sex has become commodified.
An even bigger problem is that actual love, and there is a difference between love and sex, became commodified as well. Love also appears as just another interchangeable product in the market, so if you cannot find someone, there will be somebody else.

you are encountering this excessive energy, the radicality of love or even the radicality of sex, then you know it is something which *cannot be exchanged any more

*exchange ness

obligation.. no strings..10 day cares..  et al

Within this kind of philosophy, before Bataille, the Nyau believe there always is – and should be – *something which cannot be accountable or exchanged in these classical economical terms. An interesting artist from Malawi called Samson Kambalu is dealing with this.

*how about all the things..

To put it straightforwardly, when you give something to someone, it is only truly radical if you are giving without expecting anything in return – when it is a gift without creating a debt.

no strings..

debt et al

radical econ as jump start

Because by doing this you are actually subverting the predominant paradigm which is the ‘economy of indebted men’.

This has been best described by Nietzsche who pointed out that the etymology of ‘debt’ in German language comes from ‘Schuld’, which at the same time means ‘guilt’ and ‘debt’

When you are indebted, all your future acts – including emotions – are actually governed and influenced by the very beginning of this indebtednes

voluntary compliance et al

Will I give this interview? No, I won’t agree to this interview as I don’t have time. I don’t have time because I have to do something where I will earn money and I have to earn money to repay the debt. Thank God I don’t have any kind of debt at all so I don’t have these problems. I think we can really speak about a different kind of psychology or moreover another mode of existence today. And the problem is that this way of functioning also transfers itself onto the most intimate sphere

huge
so why not disengage diem25 from any measuring of transactions – be that radical

a nother wayshort planshort/bit

basic fact is that we’re all human beings so as human beings you have good and you have bad people

rather..as human beings.. each has some good and bad.. let’s just assume good.. for all of us

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{haven’t listened to all yet}

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Philosopher, co-founder of

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Srećko Horvat (born 1983) is a philosopher, author and political activist. The German weekly Der Freitag described him as “one of the most exciting voices of his generation”  and Hollywood director Oliver Stone called him “a charismatic Croatian philosopher” Writings by him have appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Il Manifesto, El Pais and The New York Times .

Horvat was born in Osijek, Croatia, but lived for the first eight years of his life in exile in Germany, before returning to Croatia in 1991. He has published extensively about the Occupy Wall Street Movement; the World Social Forum in Senegal and Tunisia; Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre; the Zebaleen in Cairo; Cyprus, China, Lebanon, Israel, and more. He has been involved in setting up the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM 2025) along with Yanis Varoufakis.

Yanis

Horvat is regarded as one of the “central figures of the new left in post-Yugoslavia”. He has participated in different activist movements in Croatia. In Germany he published the book After the End of History: From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement (Laika Verlag, 2013), where he is engaged in debates and interviews about Occupy Wall Street, Chinese capitalism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism with different thinkers such as Francis Fukuyama, Stéphane Hessel, Terry Eagleton, Gayatri Spivak, etc. In his work with Igor Štiks he has been advocating “direct democracy as a necessary corrective (and possibly a true alternative) to electoral democracy and partitocracy” and, more recently, he is claiming that “it is becoming more and more clear that a movement without a party is impotent, and that a party without a movement can only repeat the failures of the past”

He was one of the founders of the Subversive Festival in 2008, a festival which included Oliver Stone, Alexis Tsipras, Aleida Guevara, Slavoj Žižek, Tariq Ali, Zygmunt Bauman, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, etc. In 2013 together with the programme team he left the Subversive Festival “due to differences in understanding the goals and direction of the activist platforms within Subversive Forum and, more generally, the general purpose of Subversive Festival”

Zygmunt, David, Saskia

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@HorvatSrecko
My newest piece for the Guardian, or why the #G20 actually doesn’t exist anymore. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

We came to Hamburg to protest about G20 – and found a dystopian nightmare

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DiEM25 (@DiEM_25) tweeted at 5:45 AM – 6 Jul 2017 :

“Protest is not enough. What we need to create is a new political subject” @HorvatSrecko on Constructive Disobedience #DISobey #DiEM25 #G20 https://t.co/HDwy0UmN39 (http://twitter.com/DiEM_25/status/882928570242400256?s=17)

let’s try .. a nother way..

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Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 5:15 AM – 9 Jul 2017 :

Croatian philosopher @HorvatSrecko: Austerity is “feeding the neofascism which is rising all around the world” https://t.co/YICrXFYglW (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/884008010565267456?s=17)

one thing g20 agrees on.. is that they disagree on all fronts

have to get out of this double black mail.. have to create a 3rd space

a nother way

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