Influence and change

For a wide section of the global justice movement the strategy to victory is political. The constitution of a critical mass, a front, a bloc, an alliance, a proletarian army to seize power” For others the privileged strategy to change the world or resist its undesired change is that of an epistemological struggle which challenges the assumptions on which capitalism predicates its understanding of society and humanity.

For others the alternatives to the current world, the better world, the other worlds possible, are imagined and experimented as active performances of change within the global justice movement. Some of the imaginations are old and trite ones that do belong in history but others, even the most outlandish, mirror a profound desire of justice and self-realisation, they communicate profound, emotional, humanity and invite to reflect about possibilities and personal investments in make them happen. These imaginations of alternatives may carry in turn material effects.

At the same time the most creative actors involved in the global justice movement do not disdain the chance to come together, to converge, into a strategic political moment. That convergence is momentary, contingent, shifting and ready to dissolve and reform somewhere else, some other time.  It is a tool it is not an end. Activists can use it but can also dismiss it before its institutionalised form start using them. The protean form of the global justice movement generates frustration and enlighten imagination within itself. Whatever the activists do, represent, perform within the global justice movement, generates the multiple tensions that are its motor, its engine, and its claim to influence.

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