Genoa is at a crossroads. We want to strive for Genoa for all. We want to strive for a city that brings forward whoever is left behind. We want to strive for a city of equal opportunities.DOWNLOAD
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Genova che osa (“Daring Genoa”) is a social and cultural progressive non-profit organisation, that takes care of politics. The organisation was born in 2017. Our manifesto guides our political action—thought, proposals, organization, projects, and activities.
We will ultimately be judged, will ultimately judge himself, on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society.
We are aware, as Robert Kennedy said, that each of us «will ultimately be judged—will ultimately judge himself—on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort». Hence, we think that politics is indispensable, idealism is essential.
We want to strive for a new progressive culture. We intend to enable to think of the future and to act today who will live it tomorrow, before being absorbed by it. We want to steer and direct change towards advancing justice according to our values, in the direction of a world marked by more equality and more solidarity.
We are committed to build Genoa’s future as a city founded on equality and solidarity, open and cosmopolitan, lively and dynamic, and inclusive and sustainable.
We shall dare. Courage and ambition are essential qualities of those who aim at changing the course of events through politics.
Educate yourselves because we will need all our intelligence, stir yourselves because we will need all our enthusiasm, organise yourselves because we will need all our strength.
We follow Antonio Gramsci’s appeal: «educate yourselves because we will need all our intelligence, stir yourselves because we will need all our enthusiasm, organise yourselves because we will need all our strength». Because of this, Genova che osa works along three lines—the centre for studies, social and political mobilisations, and community organising.
We believe that thought is a transformative force. To change the world, we need to understand it and to think outside boundaries of common sense. We think that politics has to always carry out criticism, and to build culture and develop new ideas to shape future.
We wrote our manifesto with more than two hundred people, and we are sharing it in our city. We researched the social, economic and demographic conditions of the neighbourhoods of the city. We highlighted our researches through publications and dossiers.
We think that people must be activated on current political issues, to strengthen our ideas and to act to change the common sense.
We build coalitions with other associations on ideas, we share our tools and experience to strengthen progressive causes. We organised various mobilisations to promote a city which is open, welcoming and founded on solidarity, and to oppose reactionary ideas of the right-wing. To support our ideas and proposals we collected thousands of signatures on numerous petitions.
We believe in the power of people that are organised around a common idea.
Our method is community organising. A strategy of political action that was born in the United States in the Forties, which founded Barack Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s successes, and the UK Labour Party’s rooting.
We have a global sight. Our commitment in Genoa is our contribution to make the difference.