Heather Marsh’s new book puts forward a challenge: how to achieve mass collaboration on a global scale and awaken what is inherently human in the heart.We live in revolutionary times of transition and significant change in the foundations of society. 2010 was a year of revelation. The publication of classified documents by WikiLeaks revealed the world of corrupt government secrecy and war crimes beneath corporate headlines, making ‘illegitimate authority’ a household term. WikiLeaks empowered the public to demand transparency and accountability of official action as a check and balance on the exercise of power. With the global legitimation crisis, new horizons opened up.
// From and to all the good people in Phalestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Bosina and all over the World - Enough is Enough //
#WWW Waves - Mareas - (light) particules - 'I agree' (in mumble general assembly protocol) - WorldWideWeb - #MMM millionmaskmarch (upsidedown).... Worldwide Wave of Action You name and organise you...
You name and organise your action! You decide when and where to prepare and launch. and you deicde how to lead and end your actions.. as it should be!
#WWW is a Wiki direct action, which means it is made and continiously remade by all its individual and autonomous nodes, ties and hubs. It is a mesh networked strike cerated by total and absolute autonomous forces acting in harmonic connectivity. All the nonviolence, anti sexist, anti racist, anti fascist, anti autoretarian, anti homophobic, anti elitist, pro revolutinary and pro evolutionary actions and nodes are us…
From MLK to May Day, from 15M to 17S, from 15O to Nov5th we will be waving across the wolrd together as ONE large Tsunami fomred by outraged naive and good people, shouting enough is enough, but also building another world from today…
#WorldWideHumanWaves will launch, #WorldWideWikiStrikes, before the #WorldWideWar would hit the planet! Atonomous, independant, collaborative, focused, disciplined and connected! #WWW #ManyStrugglesOneHashTag
“Libre-Mesh is an initiative undertaken by community networks members of several continents that collaborate towards a common goal: to develop a set of tools that facilitate the deployment of Free Networks on any community in the world.
Main tool is Libre-Mesh firmware: based on OpenWrt, eases the creation of WiFi communities, and enables existing communities to add roaming clouds to their networks.
The firmware (the main piece) will allow simple deployment of auto-configurable, yet versatile, multi-radio mesh networks.
Other tools are:
LibreNet6: mesh tunnel broker to supply global IPv6 to free community networksChef: custom-fitted firmware creator for communitiesLibreMap (in collaboration with Freifunk): node plot in geographical location with automatic update of link quality in real-time.
Can commons-oriented peer production be applied to material production? Will activists and contributors to the commons always be forced to work within capitalist structures to subsist while investing their available free time in volunteer activities? How can we created socially-oriented companies without the start-up capital to fund them? Is there a model that will allow us to make a living, produce goods and services and even compete with the dominant hegemony?In this fascinating conversation hosted by KMO from the C-Realm Podcast, Michel Bauwens, Dmytri Kleiner and John Restakis tackle these questions, and arrive at a series of proposals combining new models of social co-ops with commons-oriented peer production and systems for collective financing.
DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement's leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away.
If Aaron were alive, he'd be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.
Felix Stalder’s extended essay, Digital Solidarity, responds to the wave of new forms of networked organisation emerging from and colliding with the global economic crisis of 2008. Across the globe, voluntary association, participatory decision-making and the sharing of resources, all widely adopted online, are being translated into new forms of social space. This movement operates in the breach between accelerating technical innovation, on the one hand, and the crises of institutions which organise, or increasingly restrain society on the other. Through an inventory of social forms – commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks – the essay outlines how far we have already left McLuhan’s ‘Gutenberg Galaxy’ behind. In his cautiously optimistic account, Stalder reminds us that the struggles over where we will arrive are only just beginning.
Today, we are entering into a new constellation,
a new galaxy and the reformulation of solidarity in a
myriad of ways [...] There are new institutional
and cultural forms emerging to support such complex
webs of interaction and production, often based on the
notion of a shared resource, a commons, and focused on
the particular requirements necessary to develop and
protect that one resource. They offer a chance to remake
society in a particular way, through reinventing social
solidarity and democracy, be it in the digital networks
We are organized and unorganised individuals like you, fighting for our rights, for democracy, equality, justice, freedom and solidarity, for our and the planets’ survival. We would like to invite all other individual or unionised labour activists who may be involved one way or other in labour and trade union movement or not; environmental and social justice activists; LGBT and women rights activists; free information and free culture activists;; but moreover immigrants, industrial, knowledge, and service workers, hackers, makers, artists, students, farmers, workless, jobless, landless, and hopeless masses, and all the others from different parts of life and struggles… GNUnion invites you to join each other freely, link your networks, and contribute building one global meshed network in which all is equal, all is free to reach, share and tie with another… A meshwork through wihich we can swarm as one even though we protect our diversity, see and mutually recognise our differences… A would wide net through which we can take back our power and alter the current system and change it. To save the people and the mother earth, we invite you to build your another world now!
Ed.Note: A frequent question to the team of the Occupy Solidarity Network is, “Why are you still here? Isn’t Occupy over?” The response is that we carry a moral responsibility to maintain and grow the networked communication hubs that we have been a part of building to help bring radical social change. Ms. Donovan’s article speaks to the importance of servicing, preserving, and lighting up these networks when needed. Additionally, this article speaks of how interconnected the networks are with on-the-ground work, and how one cannot happen without the other. Activists are only as good as the community that we organize and work with, so we honor all of you who work tirelessly organizing with information, resources, or people, one cannot work without the others. -Priscilla Grim
Intra-capitalist class struggle between globalist, regionalists and nationalist fractions as well as the political-state class alliances they have formed, which are also divided amongst themselves is getting more and more fierce. We eye witness the results of this dog fight in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Bahrain, Somalia, Syria, Spain, Greece, Ukraine, Venezuela, Caucasus, Africa, South America… everywhere. Certain fractions of these alliances fund certain NGOs and unions, sometimes they fund all sides. Soros, Ford, US Aid, Rockefeller, EU funds, which is public money, go to those NGOs and unions located in the US as well as in Europe and periphery, which might occupying opposing political positions. This class struggle given through civil society networks is played out in a similar way, and in parallel to that of given through the mainstream media.
Below article was published in August 2011 by snuproject.wordpress.com and P2P-Foundation’s blog around same dates.
Based on Waterman's Global Labour Charter idea, it was a reflection for future p2p self-governance structures to be build after upcoming 15O – Global Revolution, which was seen as a starting point for a generative phase transition. 2 years later, Spain's colourful Citizen Ties, progressive self-organised grassroots networks, might be transforming the idea into a concrete future model for total or absolute democracy: the 'Democracy full stop!' as it is called. Partido X, as it is described in the following link: http://partidox.org/en/what-is/ is identical with what we have been describing in August 2011. It is not designed as a usual bourgeois party. It seems rather like a Citizen mesh-network. Here is a is the promo video a Spanish Video with possibility to switch on English subtitles. Remaining question however is: How such model going to replace the established bourgeois party politics and parliamentary-bureaucratic form that guarantees the survival of abusive and corrupt fake elite democracy protected by armed forces and ‘legitimate’ state violence or terror. In case it works, can such model be implemented and survive in one country, stand against oppressive offensive from remaining fake democracies, or should it go beyond Spain via transnational and Global rEvolution? There is another model recently started to take off: Global Networked Labour Union, again partly inspired by Waterman’s Labour Charter in theory, but in practice by Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) which stood up against the monopolies of craft unions and won, as well as by GNU/Linux -the free, libre, and open source software= which stood up against monopolies of Microsoft and Apple Mac and won. It would be plausible to mesh all these autonomous models in order to succeed in Spain, Greece, Italy, Europe, and Worldwide. The recent call for Worldwide Waves of meshed actions (#WWW) would be the catalyser of such chain (or un-chain) reaction…
Today we have a paradox, the more communistic the sharing license we use, the more capitalistic the practice, with the Linux commons becoming a corporate commons enriching IBM and the like … it works in a certain way, and seems acceptable to most free software developers, but is it the only way.
Hence, an alternative, having the choice not just for non-reciprocal communist licenses such as the GPL, but introducing a median choice of socialist licenses, based on reciprocity.
This is the choice of http://p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License; it is not to be confused with the cc non commercial, as the logic is different; this is not to offer protection to individuals reluctant to share, but to enable and empower a counter-hegemonic reciprocal economy that combines commons that are open to all that contribute, while charging a license fee for the the forprofit companies who want to use without contributing. The PPL was originally designed by ‘venture communist’ dmytri kleiner and you can find it discussed athttp://p2pfoundation.net/Bauwens,_Kleiner,_Restakis_on_Cooperative,_Commons-Based_Venture_Funding (ful ltranscript now available)
El sistema surgido de la Transición se encuentra, más que ante un final de ciclo, en pleno colapso. Los escándalos de corrupción que se han hecho ya insoportables y a los que nos negamos a acostumbrarnos nos suponen otra cosa que la gota que colma el vaso. A la crisis social generada por las políticas del control de la inflación, de austericidio y de la deudocracia, y a la crisis nacional-territorial dada por el colapso del estado de las autonomías, se les suma una crisis democrática por el hecho que mucha gente ya no ve las instituciones como representativas, y cada vez más gente discute su legitimidad, a la vista del programa antisocial que emanan.
The Hague will be the venue for the 9th edition of the 2dh5-festival. Almost 10 years ago we started organizing such a festival because we thought it would be good to organize space for the exchange of information and knowledge about methods, tactics and strategies to achieve change. The name 2dh5 stems from a bold and mostly fatal chess move.
We like to move around with the festival and choose a new city every second year. This time it will be held in the capital of the Low Countries, The Hague. The main program (two days of workshops and presentations) will be in neighborhood center Sam Sam in the Schilderswijk, near train station Holland Spoor (Van Mierisstraat 226). The workshops are about many different subjects, from art and juridical struggle, to migrants issues, historical developments and the significance of analysis. Some workshops are very practical (preparing for next blockupy, destroying amazon.com, safety on internet) while others are more theoretical. See the program on the website: http://www.2dh5.nl/den-haag-2014/programma
via LeakSource December 29, 2013 at 10:56 PM WIRED: Faced with increasing encroachments on privacy and free speech, high-tech workers around the world should identify as a class and fight power tog...
GNUnion - One Big Meshwork's insight:
Faced with increasing encroachments on privacy and free speech, high-tech workers around the world should identify as a class and fight power together, said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday.
In a video speech to the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) here, Assange drew parallels between the labor movements of the industrial age and the technology workers of today. As workers joined into unions to fight for better working conditions, technology workers should unite to fight government encroachments on Internet and speech freedoms, he said.
System administrators, who have access to confidential government or corporate documents, have particular ability to play a role in what he painted as a new class war, he said.
“We can see that in the case of WikiLeaks, or the Snowden revelations, it’s possible for even a single system administrator to have very significant constructive effect,” he said. “This is not merely wrecking or disabling, not going on strikes, but rather shifting information from an information apartheid system from those with extraordinary power … to the digital commons.”
Joined at this CCC talk by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison, who helped Edward Snowden in his flight from Hong Kong to Russia earlier this year, and by digital activistJacob Appelbaum, Assange painted a picture of the coming years in near-apocalyptic colors.
“This is the last free generation,” he said. “The coming together of the systems of government and the information apartheid is such that none of us will be able to escape it in just a decade.”
Fighting this system – by leaking information, where possible, or otherwise working for the cause of transparency – was the only way to shape government systems in a positive way, he said.
“We are all becoming part of this state whether we like it or not,” he said. “Our only hope is to help determine what kind of state we will be a part of.”
Hackers and technologists should accept jobs at intelligence and other institutions, in order to bring out more documents, Assange said in his video speech.
“Go into the CIA,” he said. “Go into the ball park and bring the ball out.”
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