these ideas seem like they would need to be in some kind of visual form. one  idea based on taking things as they are, and simply switching the players. the other is to think about borders more broadly as violent cuts made into the fabric of interconnectivity that links us with each other and within ecosystems — so the parellel or tension would be the cut and the stitching back together. (like in #4)??

1. free movement for humans, not capital: right now, corporations are considered persons who can cross borders at will — for them, borders do not exist. migrants are considered non-persons because borders are imposed upon them; and once these borders are crossed, they become made “illegal”. switch this.  — but how to say this a lot more poetically? maybe in visuals, in images?

2. globalization from below;  right now, contracts and laws that govern internatoinal relations are made buy corporations in thier interest. corporate persons gather in baoardrooms to write up how they can best define globalization. meanwhile in the streets human beings protest and are beaten by police.

3. human cooperation not economic integration. (cooperation at the top and fragmentation at the bottom — this is both an economic and a political image — at the top the corporations are integrating markets, as well as consolidating a kind of capitalism that works via competition within consolidation or monopoly power. they create “continental blocks”, integrated economies and global financial institutions. at the top they are cooperating and uniting. they are also creating laws and policies that divide and stratify — we all know these fucking categories they use to do so.) – invert this

4. indigenous sovereignty and restoration of communally held lands — restoration of the commons and making the commons the  basis of the priciple of law, not private property. and here is something about property — property is land that is carved out and assigned exclusively to one individual, it divides communities into fragments called individuals. it divides ecosystems into fragments called property. there is a violence done to those links — the connections between things become severed in this process, it is literally a cutting. so, stitch it back together — focus on the links, not the cuts. this metaphor is maybe a good one for the whole thing — because national borders are just like property borders and just like statuses, maybe they can be vicualized in the same way, as a cutting and a suturing back…???




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