[P2P-F] not one woman in Syriza govt

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Thu Feb 5 09:54:54 CET 2015

Dear all,

In the current Greek government there are 6 on ministerial positions + 1
(the president of the parliament) women; however, none is a minister (Greek
government consists of ministers, viceministers and deputy ministers).


On 5 February 2015 at 08:32, Michel Bauwens <michel at p2pfoundation.net>

> I was informed the minister of labor was a woman, am I wrong ?
> I copy a greek friend for confirmation,
> Michel
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> So well said, Anna and the critical, consistently missed point.  This is
> either what is consciously and thus far more easily done, or unconsciously
> resisted and replayed with the same destructive underlying constructs that
> defeated it the first time and every other time we were told to "wait"
> until things were stable, to do this kind of inclusive consciousness,
> deep-real-change work "then".
> So in February 2015, we all celebrate a supposedly true and viable
> long-hoped-for, essential political-economic change from a leftist/Commons
> perspective (and that's what I truly am hoping it is, too), but there is
> not one single woman, not one, in Syriza's new cabinet.  100% male
> leadership!
> "but changing the general culture of society and social movements is a
> long and arduous road, taking generations ..."
> That's not just glacial movement, Michel it's backwards.  And even more, a
> bright red flag about underlying potentially damning constructs that not
> only alienate so many of us, but worry us because we already know these
> often are the poisonous seeds of the later failures to achieve any of these
> ambitious dreams, as they have been so many times before.
> E.F. Schumacher was absolutely right -- it takes "whole" systems change
> not partial "bits and pieces change" that ultimately, change little.  And
> understanding what that means, preparing others to understand how important
> these issues are to that "whole", actually makes those changes easier, not
> harder.  Because including all in the "Commons" when trying to transition
> to any such reality, only makes "commons sense".
> Not one woman.  That's a hard one to explain...
> --
> Check out the Commons Transition Plan here at:
> http://en.wiki.floksociety.org/w/Research_Plan
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Dr. Vasilis Kostakis

Senior Research Fellow
Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance

Research Director
P2P Lab: http://p2plab.org
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