[P2P-F] tweet campaign for open ecuador

Marina Kukso marina.kukso at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 00:48:26 CET 2013

Thanks Michael,

Appreciate the perspective!

- Marina

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Michel Bauwens <michel at p2pfoundation.net>wrote:

> Dear Marina,
> thanks for your question, I respond in my own name as I can't respond for
> the floksociety
> the flok project is funded through a tripartite agreement of the Ministry
> of Human Talent, Senescyt (innovation secretariat) and the IAEN public
> university
> our brief is to develop transition proposals and policy frameworks for a
> social knowledge economy
> of course this means that we are operating in contradictory environments;
> it is not different from working with EU funds in the knowledge of the
> horrible situation that the EU imposes on Greece, or working for the
> Spanish govt and its EUR 600k fine for civil disobedience, or the radical
>  anti-social oif the  UK govt
> the flok society can't be expected to take any positions on current
> controversies but as individuals we retain our freedom of speech
> I'm not particularly expert on the journalistic situation here in ecuador;
> to the degree that the citizens mvt had to act against the oligarchic
> ownership of the press it would be justified ; to the degree it silences
> democratic critics it would be problematic
> our job is to make proposals that create conditions for the flowering of
> open commons in every domain, which includes democratic institutions etc ..
> on a personal note, having lived here for one month only, it is clear that
> there is a lot of democratic debate and critique, both from outside the
> govt and from the citizens mvt that are allied with the govt
> and there is massive popular support for a got that has been the most
> successful in the world in reducing poverty and hence promoted the human
> capability to participate in a democracy, even by people who are otherwise
> critical of decisions like Yasuni etc ..
> also it seems the indigenous segment of the population may be the most
> critical (although I have no poll numbers, just several conversations)
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> Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:06:35 -0800
> From: Marina Kukso <marina.kukso at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [P2P-F] tweet campaign for open ecuador
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> Dear Michael (and others),
> I'd love to know more about the relationship between this project, FLOK
> Society, and the government of Ecuador, specifically in light of some of
> the government's actions against journalists (
> http://www.hrw.org/americas/ecuador). How does this square with the work
> of
> the FLOK Society?
> Best,--
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