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From the text: Since 1952, at Partinico, a village in Western Sicily, Danilo Dolci had worked together with the local community and had focused on the issue of the individual accountability. Dolci and his team of collaborators put into practise democratic and non-violent ways of living and fight. Survival standards needed to be reached, but these must be achieved by developing collective participation and allowing individual contribution. Therefore, it was necessary to achieve the sharing of common goods, such as water; to fight against waste; to develop an economy made of cooperatives, consortia, popular organizations; to foster a shared popular planning interested in the agricultural produce, craft expertise and able to guarantee a strong control on the Country’s highest official represetatives and their choices.
All these initiatives are the result of a thought and actions based on the principles of nonviolence, accountability, self-organization, mutual listening and the ability of making decisions in a collective way.

Contribution to the 3rd International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Venice in 2012.

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