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The Emergence of Open Design and Open Manufacturing

The Emergence of Open Design and Open Manufacturing | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it

Readers of this magazine will be familiar with the emergence and proliferation of a new form of value creation, peer production (as first defined by Yochai Benkler), in which communities of volunteers (but also in fact mostly paid creators and programmers once a project is successfull) create (open) content or (free) software, that is usable and accessible by everybody. Typical for peer production is that the producers create products (with both concepts being essentially misleading in this case!) in such a form that they form a commons which can be used and modified by others, who return it improved to the same common pool. These producers can be volunteers or paid programmers or authors, often both operating as a cooperative ecology between communities and the companies that create market-based spin-offs from that same commons. As a typical example, Linux and its derivatives come to mind, which have created a $36 billion economy.

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Cyberunions Syndicate Network on GNU social

Cyberunions Syndicate Network is a social network based on the Free SoftwareGNU social tool.

If you register for an account, you can post small (0 chars or less) text notices about yourself, where you are, what you're doing, or practically anything you want. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you're interested in, and follow them on the Web or in an RSS feed.

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Mission - dyne.org

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Dyne.org exists since 2000 as a foundation committed to research and development of free and open source software and services. We act in support of artists, creatives and engaged citizens in the digital age with tools, practices and narratives for community empowerment. Ranging from radio makers, humanitarian organisations, artists, medics, activists and educators, a large …
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Organizing the Unorganizable - Justice for Janitors: An Interview with Valery Alzaga

Organizing the Unorganizable - Justice for Janitors: An Interview with Valery Alzaga | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it
Valery Alzaga (Mexico City/Berlin) is a labour organizer and a migrant rights activist. Since 1999 she has organized with the Justice for Janitors Campaign throughout the US, UK and Holland. She ha...
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CCC | Home

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The Chaos Computer Club e. V. (CCC) is Europe's largest association of hackers. For more than thirty years we are providing information about technical and societal issues, such as surveillance, privacy, freedom of information, hacktivism, data security and many other interesting things around technology and hacking issues. As the most influential hacker collective in Europe we organize campaigns, events, lobbying and publications as well as anonymizing services and communication infrastructure. There are many hackerspaces in and around Germany which belong to or share a common bond to the CCC as stated in our hacker ethics.

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Je hebt een plan. En dan? Presentatie voor Social Media in 1 day op...

Je hebt je social media plan geschreven, maar dan begint pas het echte werk. Hoe zorg je ervoor dat je de gekozen social media strategie in je organisatie uitge
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Agora 99 watch live #newunionism

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Work Organisation Labour & Globalisation | Working Online - new issue out now

Work Organisation Labour & Globalisation | Working Online - new issue out now | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it
It is often argued that ‘digital labour’ or ‘virtual work’ is fundamentally different from traditional forms of labour carried out offline, with ‘work’ and ‘play’ collapsed together to become ‘play...
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Learning from each other's struggles: TCD conf on international solidarity

Learning from each other's struggles: TCD conf on international solidarity | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it

Call for papers - TCD conference Dec 6 2013

International Solidarity: Practices, problems, possibilities


Department of Sociology
School or Social Sciences and Philosophy
Trinity College Dublin

International Solidarity: Practices, problems, possibilities

One day Conference.
Trinity College Dublin, December 6, 2013.

Keynote speaker:
Peter Waterman (formerly working on labour and social movements, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague; currently working with NetworkedUnionism (Amsterdam), DemocraciaGlobal (Lima, Peru), Interface: Journal on and for Social Movements (Dublin), World Social Forum; initiator of exchange on Social Movement Unionism) 
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The New Social Unionism: A New Union Model for a New World Order by Peter Waterman

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Original INTRODUCTION: A TRANSFORMED UNIONISM FOR A TRANSFORMED WORLD The concept of a new social unionism (NSU) is intended to relate to and be appropriate for our contemporary world. This is a wo...
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Second Transnational Mumble Forum - Buidling Open Spaces for World Revolutions [EN. PT, ES]

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/216359545181091/?context=create READ THE TEXT IN 1) ENGLISH 2) PORTUGUÊS 3) CASTELLANO 1)ENGLISH Second Transnational Mumble Forum - Buidling Open Spaces f...
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noborder.org | about

the noborder network is a european network of antiracist groups that are working together against exclusion and criminalisation of migrants and for the free movement of everyone
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#ISS13: International Summer School programme

All times British Summer Time (BST): GMT +1 Monday 8 July 11-12:30 pm: Pre-school briefing Dave Spooner of the Global Labour Institute UK gives background information on the international union mov...
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Rebuilding unionism from below

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Speaking to Greek activists and unionists in 2013, network member Dan Gallin* presented an overview of the progress (and otherwise!) of the labour movement in the 20th century. While there is much we can learn from the past, there is also much we must leave behind. Dan has been a union leader most of his life, and he has seen the union movement at its best and its worst. Yes, capitalism is in crisis: austerity is their solution. However, the labour movement is also in crisis. Our solution must be both revolutionary and democratic. Dan is working with a growing cohort of like-minded activists to build a repoliticised labour movement with a new vision for socialism. If you haven’t heard about this don’t worry too much — it’s coming soon, to a street near you!

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Online Preparatory Meeting for the ‘Organizing Digital Labour and Digital Labour Organizing Workshop’ at Global Solidarity Conference

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Preparatory an test call for the planning of the ‘Organizing digital labour & digital labour organizing’ workshop. The actual workshop is being planned to take place in Berlin between 23-25 May 2014, during  Labour Start‘s5. Global Solidarity Conference.

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Debt, war & democratic revolutions Madrid, 27th - 28th February and 1st March 2014

Debt, war & democratic revolutions  Madrid, 27th - 28th February and 1st March 2014 | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it
Organised by L’internationale, European network of museums, and Fundación de los Comunes within the framework of “The Uses of Art”The event will include four round-tables and a debate on the evenings of February 27th – 28th and March 1st. The debates will be open to the public and streamed live. A dialogue will be established with members of the whole audience, whether physically present or participating through  social networks.
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Global Unionism: The Occupational Citizenship Model

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This is the final in our series on how global unions might be built. In it, the author argues for a rejuvenated form of solidarity built around occupation. Industrial unions began to replace guilds and friendly societies during the first wave of new unionism – starting towards the end of the 19th century. The labour movement may have lost something critical along the way. Look at the way we talk about work — people do jobs; but people are occupations. The author argues: “…we need to start from the principle that what we do and seek to do is more important than who we do it for.” As we have seen elsewhere in this series (see here, for instance) a revived focus on occupation could be constructed as an added dimension to existing union activity and structures — it need not require any major reconfiguration. The benefits to working people are obvious, as we have seen with professional associations and support networks. But a new approach based on occupational citizenship might also help us address some of the most pressing problems we face:

 
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Open Source and Libre Worker-to-Worker Activist-to-Activist Self Traning Material on New Social Media

May 2012
Amsterdam
A User Guide for Shop Stewards
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Biz Kimiz?

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Bilişim ve İletişim Çalışanları Dayanışma Ağı

 

Kimimiz sistemci, kimimiz yazılımcı, kimimiz ağcı, kimimiz kablocu, kimimiz işletmen, kimimizse ağır işçiydik. Yoğun çalışıyor, çoğunlukla fazla mesailere kalıyor, neredeyse 7/24 bizi çalıştıran kurumlara hizmet ediyorduk. Ne yaptığımızın, niye yaptığımızın belki çok farkında değildik ama ağır işlerimize karşın işverene göre, proje yöneticisi, yetkili yazılım uzmanı, kıdemli sistem mühendisiydik ve tabii ki biz bir aileydik. Yarınların daha iyi olacağı, önümüzde sınırsız kariyer olanakları olduğu söylendi. Bir kısmımız inandı, bazılarımız uyandı ama süreç değişmedi.

Tüm anlatılanlar gerçek dışı olmakla kalmıyordu, alnımızın teri fazla mesailer için, ya çok az bir karşılık alıyorduk, ya da hiç. Ayrıca SGK pirimlerimiz asgari ücretten gösteriliyor, emeklilik haklarımız daha başından kısıtlanıyordu. Diğer ülkelerde yeni mezunlar en az 30 gün tatil yaparken, biz 14 gün tatil yapabiliyor muyduk? Hep yetiştirilecek projeler, bakım bekleyen sistemler vardı. Birçoğumuz hiç iki hafta üst üste tatil yapamadı. O kısıtlı tatillerde bile başımızın belası cep telefonları hiç susmadı.

Bu anlatıklarımız işlerin iyi gittiği şartlardı. Günü geldi nedensiz, kendimizi işyerinin kapısının önünde bulduk. Haklarımız gaspedilmişti. Hem de hiçbir karşılık almadan fazla mesai yaptığımız, cafcaflı ünvanlarla anıldığımız ve bir aile olduğumuz şirketlerce.

Bir gün kendimizi, bizden olan diğer arkadaşlara sorunlarımızı anlatırken bulduk. Evet sorunlar aynıydı, ya çözüm? İşte bu çözümleri geliştirmek, dayanışmak, birbirimize omuz vermek, tüm şartlandırmaları ve ünvanları bir kenara atıp işçi olduğumuzun iyice bilincine varmak, haklarımız ve ilgili mevzuat konusunda bilgilenmek, birbirimizi eğitmek, işsiz kalanlara bir danışma, başvuru adresi olmak için, Bilişim ve İletişim Çalışanları Dayanışma Ağı’nı kurmak için bir araya geldik.

Yakın hedeflerimizi gerçekleştirmek, bu amaçla dernekleşmek, başarısız örgütlenme deneyimlerimizden dersler çıkarmak, koskoca sektörde tek başımıza kalmamak için, sizleri de Bilişim ve İletişim Çalışanları Dayanışma Ağı’nı ilmek ilmek örmeye çağırıyoruz. Bilişim çağında, dayanışma ağında birleşelim!

Bilişim ve İletişim Çalışanları Dayanışma Ağı

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Firefox OS: What it is - and what it means for you and your union | Eric Lee

Firefox OS: What it is - and what it means for you and your union | Eric Lee | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it
Back in 1993 I was asked to look into how unions were using computer networks and email.  The result was my 1996 book on the labour movement and the internet -- and after that, LabourStart.Twenty y...
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New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism: Coming January 2014 from PM Press

New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism: Coming January 2014 from PM Press | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it

From the back matter… Bureaucratic labor unions are under assault throughout the world. The decline of labor unions has exposed workers throughout the world to capitalist absolutism, where trade unions are unable to defend workers’ interests under capitalism. As financial…

  
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Click to read about the background of the project | Open Discussion Forum: Global Labour University (GLU)

Click to read about the background of the project | Open Discussion Forum: Global Labour University (GLU) | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it
Background of the AFL-CIO Initiative on the Future of Worker Representation: An International Conversation Like many of our global counterparts, the AFL-CIO faces many challenges. Last year, the US
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Trade unions and global restructuring: Austerity and Resistance: The politics of labour in the Eurozone crisis.

Trade unions and global restructuring: Austerity and Resistance: The politics of labour in the Eurozone crisis. | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it

Europe is haunted by austerity. Public sectors across the EU are cut back and working class gains from the post-war period seriously undermined (see also Reflections on the Eurozone crisis). In this blog post, I will assess the causes of the crisis, its implications for workers and discuss the politics of labour in response to the Eurozone crisis. 

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#BRevolution, Brazilian remixed shout for Global Spring | Take The Square

#BRevolution, Brazilian remixed shout for Global Spring | Take The Square | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it

The sleeping giant is waking up. Brazil is awakening from the Fake Progress Dream of the 1%. Brazilians are taking the streets, but the media only talks about macro politics. Brazilian youth-and-not-so are demanding other economic, civic and social ways. But the media hides the facts:
political assemblies in public, occupations of municipal assemblies (as
Belo Horizontes´s occupation), new networked collectives fighting for the right to the city, for political participation… Media are showing empty reality shows, just as Turkish TV showed penguin documentaries when #OccupyGezi was coming to life. Istanbul and São Paulo are the twin faces of the Global Spring, a remix of the same shout. The same Brazilian tear gas is being used in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Avenida Paulista in São Paulo. It is the gas of neoliberalism.

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Building a Beer 2 Beer Global Struggle

Building a Beer 2 Beer Global Struggle | Mapping Social Network Unionism Worldwide | Scoop.it

Billions in profit, cuts for local workers, scab-brewed beer for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians!

 

The war to set global labour standards in the brewing industry is being fought in the Canadian city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

On one side, the Canadian division of the world's largest (and very profitable) brewing corporation, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). On the other, one of the global giant’s smallest and most vulnerable local unions in what appears to be an attempt to establish a pattern of concessions and roll-backs that the corporation could then try to impose on all of its other unionized workers around the world.

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Global Labour Institute International Summer School - Watch Live

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The GLI 2013 International Summer School (8-12 July) will be broadcast live on the internet.  The summer school sessions will be available through the GLI and USi websites, with further information...
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