Santiago de Cuba Travel on But it can also be a trap. The relation of community to capital is often obscured in contemporary attempts to build alternative forms of social and economic association. The tendency of communities to close themselves is evident in xenophobic nationalisms and localisms and can also surface in radical political experiments (Joseph 2002). This is why border struggles provide a kind of political fulcrum in struggles for the common, exhibiting in particular how they turn around questions of subjectivity.
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There is also the question of the borders between the multifarious struggles and movements that compose the contemporary politics of the common. What do struggles to protect alternative political spaces in European cities from rent have to do with peasant land struggles or labor struggles in Chinese factories? What does the attempt to build digital commons through free and open-source software share with Indigenous struggles against biopiracy or efforts to forge a genetic commons? It may be possible to identify analogies or homologies between these struggles at an abstract level. But what about the question of whether they offer each other intellectual, politi- cal, or physical resources? Does it make sense to try to connect these struggles in a kind of network of networks, to recall a concept that circulated in debates about transnational political organization in the global movements that swelled up after the iconic protests in Seattle and Genoa more than ten years ago? Is connection alone enough to galvanize political collaboration and alliance if it does not lead participants to establish relations across struggles, which is to say to become involved in the mutual constitution of a larger political subjectivity? Or do local struggles to build commons immediately confront the global dimension of capital and contribute to the construction of the common even if they are not linked up or related to concurrent struggles? These are questions that hark back to our discussion of international solidarity and unity in chapter 5.
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