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    2222This dangerous and destructive situation is the result of capitalism's ever spiralling self-destructive irrationality. Essentially it means two things:
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    24 1 -- There is no way any country in this Hemisphere is going to survive economically and socially in the next coupe of decades without major changes in the way we organize our societies and their interaction.
     24 1. There is no way any country in this Hemisphere is going to survive economically and socially in the next coupe of decades without major changes in the way we organize our societies and their interaction.
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    26 2 -- The progressive movement has an immense opportunity to actually begin constructing an alternative that can serve as a social model (and all that emanates from it) around which to struggle.
     26 1. The progressive movement has an immense opportunity to actually begin constructing an alternative that can serve as a social model (and all that emanates from it) around which to struggle.
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    28 The concept of a Hemispheric Collaboration at the grass roots level has been kicked around here (and in many other places) for some time now. I think that one area in which this collaboration can be "modelled" is in the area of technology. It's available in every country, it is supported and enabled by techies in every country, it is highly useful and vitally important politically and socially to everyone and yet it suffers from major discrepancies in access and power.
     28The concept of a Hemispheric Collaboration at the grass roots level has been kicked around here (and in many other places) for some time now. I think that one area in which this collaboration can be "modeled" is in the area of technology. It's available in every country, it is supported and enabled by techies in every country, it is highly useful and vitally important politically and socially to everyone and yet it suffers from major discrepancies in access and power.
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    3030These discrepancies have meant that, not only can't many people in the Hemisphere not avail themselves of the Internet's potential but their society and their struggles and movements have had appreciably less impact on the development of the technology and its tools.
     
    5454Below are some proposed ideas for collaboration - offered purely as a starting point. Many projects could be started that would meet the goals outline above. The most effective may be the ones that are best able to politically engage activists regardless of their technical skill level.
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    56 * [wiki:fsaproposal Organize Event at the Foro de las Americas]
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    58 Possible projects:
     56 * [wiki:fsaproposal Organize Event at the Foro de las Americas]
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    6058 * Develop a coalition that would become an independent domain name registrar. We all have to pay a corporate or government based domain name registrar every time we want a new domain name. Many activists have had their web sites taken down because their domain name registrar took over control of their domain name due to politically-based complaints