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Doing it without leaders

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Introduction
The alarm clock rings. Jump up, shower, dress, listen to the news of the day on the
radio. Get irate: war in Iraq – no one’s asked me! Tax increase, yeah great, to buy more
weapons to kill more people. Yet another step closer to privatising the health service.
Local elections coming up, politicians make new fresh wonderful promises. Why
bother? Rush to work, another dull day in the office. Get called in by the boss – new
targets from head office, work overtime this week. Oh heck, that’s my day off gone, will
I ever get to the beach? Get home, microwave some plastic food. Letter from the
landlord: pay more or move out. Too tired to go out, just switch the television on for
some light relief. Had a good day?
Do you enjoy being controlled by others who don’t understand or care about your wants and needs?
Managers, landlords, city councils, creditors, police, courts, politicians – a myriad of people have
power over your life, regulating what you can and can’t do. Power you gave them willingly? Where
do they have this power from, who gave it to them and does it have to be this way?
Those with power over us would have you believe that having a system of hierarchy is the only way
to organise society. People are by nature selfish, therefore we need a set of morals, rules and laws to
control ourselves. These rules are enforced by a system of hierarchy, where some people have more
power than others. Leaders are necessary to tell people how to live their lives, direct them at work
and structure society.
But scratch the surface and you can discover a different world – where people have always striven
for control over their own lives, struggled for self-determination and rid themselves of their rulers
and leaders. At the core of these struggles for liberty lies the desire of every human to live a
fulfilled life, following her interests, fulfilling her needs. A desire that extends itself towards
creating a society where this is possible not just for a few, but for everyone. What follows is an
exploration of ways of making decisions collectively and organising society without leaders.

About author
We are just like you, citizens of the world fed up with the critical situation and we believe a real change can be achieved through the coordination of non violent actions and self-managed alternatives around the world. There must be a better way of dealing with the survival and enjoyment of our life, we believe in consensus and in non-hierarchical organization. We believe that another world is possible, where nobody has to die of hunger while others throw food away. We don’t have flags and we fight the borders crossing them. We try to be in the best place at the good moment, from Brussels to Lisbon, from Madrid to Athens, reporting but also acting. We come from activist groups, hacking platforms or post capitalist projects and we participated a lot in the Spanish revolution since the beginning. We leave our respective assemblies for this international project of global coordination but we keep in touch, sending back information and visiting regularly. We are open to integrate new people to our project or to help the creation of new teams. More information about our way to work in the protocol.
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  1. OCCUPY TOGETHER – WALES

    Gather outside Castle in time to respect all their lives for the freedom of this Country with a minutes silence and the right to peaceful protest
    Set up camp to support our friends outdide St Pauls, London.
    Suggested final day is 1/1/2012 but a steering comittee of volunteers will discuss further

    ANY AGGRESIVE FRINGE GROUPS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE

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