Below post is a reproduction by CommonsTransition.org, original text appeared on David Bollier's official blog. While the keynote calls all the 'progressive philanthropists' of the world to unite for a system change, there is too little signs of understanding or insights in the speech of these organized progressive funders, who are they and what their…
Independent contractors and temp-agency workers see things very differently.
As Uber reached a proposed settlement last week of up to $100 million in a pair of class-action cases, CEO Travis Kalanick highlighted the part of the deal that classified drivers of the app-enabled ride hailing service as independent contractors, not employees.
“Drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock,” he asserted.
And then there’s David Weil, the head of the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, who has warned of an increasingly “fissured workplace” in which many a business is likely to “completely wash its hands of labor standards and say, ‘Not my employees, not my problem.’”
Networked Labour - One Big Meshwork's insight:
Given that the Fortune is a publication to reflecting a capitalist class point of view, one wonders if some big capitalists are in betrayal to their 'class in general'; by defending workers against the gig capitalists?
http://www.slideshare.net/orsans/slideshelf Draft in live-progress (post being updated) Production of revolutionary (emancipatory-liberating) subject and subject of revolutionary (emancipatory-liberating) production With this title, I like to invite you to imagine an alternative infrastructure; a combination of alternative internet, connecting local, regional, and national telecommunication and transportation networks, material production networks, using intermediary tools that allows democratic decision making and,…
May 7th-8th – Paris, Place de la République This meeting is intended for activists and citizens all over the world. Please fill out this document to inform us of your expectations and needs ———– FRIDAY NIGHT Greeting the international participants, presentation of the week-end’s program, ———– SATURDAY MORNING: International popular assembly 1/ Presentation of the…
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NuitDebout - MayDay finally meets 15M and Occupy - from Paris Commune to Commune de Mondiaal!
by Kim Moody University of Hertfordshire firstname.lastname@example.org
While, as Marx argued, periods of expanded accumulation present the best conditions for increasing working-class living standards, the expansion that began in 1982 was based in large part on the rapid fall in the value of labour-power in the US. This recovery and rapid rise in the…
Worker to worker exchanges between shop-floors, cities and countries Module 1: Social media and online networking guide for shop stewards, union trainers, organisers, and workers (7 week x 2 hours)
İşçiler arasında işyerleri, şehirler, ve uluslarötesi yetenek ve bilgi değişimleri Modül 1: Sendikacılar, işyeri temsilcileri ve işçiler için sosyal medya ve çevrimiçi ağlar üzerinden örgütlenme (7 hafta x 2 saat)
Introduction / Giriş Stronger ties with online networking / Sosyal ağlar ile daha sıkı bağlar kurmak Tools for cybermeetings and webinars / Çevirimiçi toplantı ve seminer araçları Bottom up publishing & sharing / Tabandan yayıncılık ve bilgi paylaşımı Translation and interpretation / Çeviri ve Tercüme Participation – Openness – Security / Katılım – Açıklık – Güvenlik An Example / Kapsamlı Örnek Material / Materyal Download de PDF versie in het Nederlands Türkçe çervirisini PDF olarak indiriniz Download the PDF version in Spanish Download the PDF version in English Presentation I: A Social Media Approach for International Solidarity Presentation II: Social media and online networking guide for shop steewards and union activists
Çevrimiçi ağdaşık-emek üniversitesi NLU (Networked Labour University) Bülteni No. 2 (Tr), 8-15 Mayıs 2015
– NLU Açılış toplantısı 7 Mayıs Perşembe günü yapıldı
– E-kampüste yerinizi alın, kendi platformunuzu tasarlayın!
– Kayıtları başlayan ve programda yer alan ilk kurslar
– NLU’ya ilk bağış FairCoop’dan 1000 FairCoin (dijital para)
İnternet üzerinden ücretsiz öz-eğitim programına başlayan emek üniversitemiz açılış toplantısı 7 Mayıs’da yapıldı Açılış toplantısında iki haftada bir güncellemeler hakkında bilgi aktarımı yapmak, teknik ve örgütsel uygulamaları değerlendirmek, ve platformun gelişimine yönelik fikir alış-verişinde bulunup kararlar almak üzere toplanma fikri benimsendi. Bir sonraki toplantı tarihi ise 21 Mayıs saat 17:00 (Türkiye saati ile) olarak belirlenmiştir!
Şimdi E-kampüsümüzde yerinizi alın, sistemi tanıyıp kendi platformunuzu tasarlayın! NLU e-kampüsün kapıları koperatif dayanışma ekonomisi perspektifimizi paylaşan bireylerin, grupların, kolektif örgütsel çalışmalarına açılıyor. Herkesi geliştirdiğimiz yaratıcı olanakları kullanmaya veya denemeye davet ediyoruz: http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=9
Moodle ve Big Blue Button eklentilerini yaratıcı şekilde bir araya getirerek oluşturduğumuz e-kampüs üzerindeki her sayfada diğer internet siteleri ve bloglardan bildirimlere yer yermek, sosyal tartışma forumları düzenlemek, çevirim içi görüntülü toplantı sınıfları oluşturmak, Wiki ve açık pad gibi kolektif üretime yönelik çevrim içi araçları kullanmak mümkün. Sayfa yöneticilerine tanınan tasarım ve idari yetkiler ile birlikte sistem tabandan ögrütlenme ve ağ örme anlamında bir kitlesel üretim silahına dönüşüyor. Öyle ki, bu araçları kullanarak aynı çevirimiçi mekanda (örneğin bir e-kampüs), eğitime yönelik sınıflar yanında ve aynı anda resim veya fotoğraf sergileri, forumlar, film gösterimleri, kitap okuma grupları veya şiir dinletileri, konferanslar, paneller, söyleşiler, haritalandırma, örgütlenme, strateji toplantıları örgütlemek olası.
Böyle bir perspektif ile NLU e-kampüsünün inşası, küresel bir emek kültürü üretimi ve paylaşımı kooperatifi şeklini alıyor. Şu aşamada kampüsümüz; birkerelik kitlesel toplantılar düzenlemek üzere oluşturulmuş ‘Konferans Salonları'; her çeşit eğitsel etkinlğe ayrılmış bir ‘Eğitim Merkezi'; sendikal ve işçi eğitimleri ve örgütsel çalışmalar için tasarlanan ‘Emek ve Sendikalar Forumu'; vizyonumuzu paylaşan grup ve kolektifler için ayrılmış ‘Kolektif Çalışma Mekanları'; ve nihayet sanatsal etkinlikler için ayrılan ‘Sanat Mekanları’ olmak üzere beş ana üniteden oluşuyor.
Kayıtları başlayan ve programda yer alan kurslar İlk bültende açıklanan ve 3 ile 10 Haziran tarihinde gerçekleşecek Eğiticilerin Eğitimi, Devre Eğitim etkinliklerinin dışında kayıt almaya başlayan ve ilk açamada Türkçe, İngilizce, İspanyolca, Hollandaca olarak verilecek etkinlikler aşağıda belirtilmiştir:
Dersler, içerik, vizyon ve politikamız veya diğer herhangi bir konu hakkında soru sormak, ilk dönem devre eğitimlere katılmak, ders önermek veya sitemizi grup çalışmalarınız için kullanma, veya başka bir şekilde çalışmamıza katkı sunmak istiyorsanız bize yazın. Adresimiz: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
NLU internet üzerinden FairCoin veya banka transferi ile bağış kabul ediyor Bir Mayıs’daki açılışımızın ardından NLU dijital para Faircoin ve CoopFunding.net üzrinden banka transferi ile bağış kabul etmeye başladı. , Yapılan ilk bağış alternatif, özgür ve tabandan bir ekonomi üretmeye katkı yapmak adına Faircoin’in gelişiminde önemli bir rol oynayan FairCoop tarafından yapıldı. FariCoop ve FairCoin hakkında daha falza bilgi için (İng.): https://fair.coop/faircoop-donates-100-000-faircoins/
Sınıfsız toplumun kültürü ve bilgisi Örgüleme Aşamasında!
Ağdaşık Emek Üniversitesi (ProletKult 2.0) kişi veya grup olarak kolektif öğrenme ve dayanışma kültürü geliştirmeye olanak veren özgür ve açık erişime dayalı evrensel bir platformdur. Ezilen, mazlum, dışlanan ve yönetilenlerin kendilerini güçlendirebilmesi ve geliştirebilmesi için direk ve koşulsuz dayanışma platformumuzun varlık nedenidir. Dönüştürücü ve devrimci bir perspektifle bilgiyi her türlü yabancılaşmave baskıdan üretim ve dağıtım anında özgürleştirmek için açık kaynak ve özgür yazılım kullanarak elzem kaynaklara uzaktan üctersiz erişim sağlamak için geliştirdiğimiz üniversite biçimi aynı zamanda katılımcılar arasında parasız bir kooperatif paylaşım ekonomisini desteklemeyi hedeflemekte. Bu perspektifi paylaşan herkes ücretsiz ders alarak veya vererek, veya daha başka bir şekilde kooperatif ve açık kaynak platformumuza destek verebilir!
Ağdaşık Emek Forumu: Bir Mayıs Evrensel İşçi Sınıfı Gününü tartışıyoruz!
Michel Bauwens, peer-to-peer activist and founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation, has a new book out, in French, entitled Saving the World: Towards a post-capitialist society with peer-to-peer. In the book Michel, with his collaborator Jean Lievens, argues that a new distributed and de-centralised economic model is necessary to shake up the world and drive us towards a post-capitalist society. In a wide-ranging, impassioned and ambitious, perhaps idealistic, diagramming of a new mode of living and working Bauwens reaches for a different way of performing economics and the political.
The book has a preface by Bernard Stiegler that has been shared on the Peer-to-Peer Foundation website and so I have translated it. I have offered this to the foundation and I would be pleased if it is of use to them or to anyone else. The copyright of the text remains under the license attributed to the original book.
Main Hall: 12:30 – 13:00 Red Light Radio – Ovational Exercises 14:00 – 15:00 Joint General Assembly: Humanities Rally & RethinkUvA & De Nieuwe Universiteit 15:00 – 16:00 Justus Uitermark: ‘Promises and pitfalls of self-organization’ 16.30 – 18.00 Rethink Uva United faculties rally! Finding common ground 18.00 – 19.00 FOOD!! 20.00 – 21.00 Chagall: A capella zang met electronische stemvervormingshandschoenen! 21.00 – 22.00 Armand: solidarity gig of Dutch Bob Dylan
Louise’s Office: 21:00 – 22:00 Daily meeting with contact persons of the work groups
Thursday March 19 (day #22)
Main Hall 17.00 – 18.00 Lezing van Jan Rotmans: een transitie in het onderwijs is hard nodig en studenten kunnen dat versnellen. 18:00 – 19:00 Niels Harmsen : Introductie cryptogeld: een nieuw soort sparen 19:00 – 21:00 ReThink HvA 21:00 – 22:00 Lezing Myriam Vander Stichele (SOMO) Hervormingen van de financiële sector: wat is er echt veranderd?
Louise’s Office: 10.00 – 10.30 Meditiation Class 21:00 – 22:00 Daily meeting with contact persons of the work groups
No Press Room: 16.00 – 17.30 191: ME workshop 17:30 – 19:30 Artist Meeting
Cinema Room: 17:00 – 18:00 Think! Humanities Lecture by Hent de Vries- “Toute vue des choses qui n’est pas étrange est fausse” – Fact and Wonder in the Global University 18:00 – 20:00 Meeting of the University of Colour 20:00 – 22:30 Underground Cinema – Jeffrey! Double feature: “Spirit of the Times” & “Space is the place”
Elders: 13:30 Gemeenteraadszaal. We gaan spreken over het politiegeweld van vrijdag 13 maart . 17:00 – 19:00 Voor onze supporters in Groningen: een debat over wat we hier doen: Towards a new university? A debate on the future of the RuG: https://www.facebook.com/events/862537467140433/
The Independent Union for Precarious and Autonomous workers (CLAP – Camere del Lavoro Autunomo e Precario) part of the Transnational Social Strike Platform will go to Paris to participate to the general strike against the Loi Travail called for the 28th April.
When the general strike against Loi Travail the 31st March became a permanent occupation of Place de la République, something new has happened in Europe, and not only in Paris. A real event of great importance for three main reasons.
Firstly, the forms of social strike, already prevalent in the anti-CPE struggles in spring 2006, met the forms of Puerta del Sol and the Spanish 15M (2011): the resistance, not only of young people against labour precarization, is combined with the constituent research of new democracy. Secondly, the rejection of austerity policies, so relevant in the southern countries, finally spilled over in France. Thirdly, this was a totally unexpected social response after the terrorist attacks and the imposition of the state of emergency, since last November.
From Paris, and from all France, we receive some unequivocal messages: to defend workers’ rights it is also necessary to rethink the forms of political decision; no European state is immune from austerity measures and neoliberal management of the crisis; fighting the war inside and outside the continental borders means extending the rights and regaining democracy.
Are the struggles of recent weeks and European movements able to answer to these French challenges? At least we need to try to live up to what is happening. It is not the first time we go to France to ‘take notes’: it happened in the 90s, when we went to support the winning fight against the ‘minimum entry wage’ (1994), the transport workers fight (1995), and the fight of unemployed (1997), and again in the spring of 2006. Thus, we go again on Thursday April 28th, during the French general strike, not to better understand a “national” issue, but at the contrary to experience the European movement of struggles, the discuss the transnational conquest of the strike, and the insistence for a metropolitan democracy.
The same questions that we have posed last October in Poznan, in the first Transnational Social Strike Meeting, and then in the organization of the 1st March. These French struggles and the #GlobalDebout launched on the 15th May, are an extraordinary new opportunity to continue to experiment together.
Please share with your press contacts and help spread. Programme of the meeting May 7th & 8th https://nuitdebout.fr/press-release-paris-international-meeting-globaldebout/ NUIT DEBOUT INTERNATIONAL MEETING on May 7th & 8th in Paris, Place de la République, and #GLOBALDEBOUT mobilisations worldwide on May 15th, 2016. Together, we are an immense force! Let’s gather together on May 7th & 8th to…
At the dawn of industrial capitalism, the protagonists of the workers’ movement saw in the ineluctable conflict between labor and capital a contradiction that would burst the integuments of class society asunder. Communism would enter the historical stage through the breach...
Jeffery Taylor⇑ Athabasca University, Canada Abstract The literature on globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) has predominantly focused on research or classroom partnerships in higher education that usually involve traditional students enrolled in traditional degree programmes. However, the driving motivation behind GNLEs – learning in partnership across institutional and national boundaries to address issues of globalization…
WE CALL FOR A #GLOBALDEBOUT DAY OF ACTION ON THE 15 OF MAY, 2016
We call on peoples movements across the world to mobilise for justice and real democracy on the 15 of May, 2016 for a #GLOBALDEBOUT.
We invite you to come to Paris for an International Gathering of movements at Place de la Republic on May 7 and 8.
Today #46mars (April 15) is just two weeks after one million people mobilized in Paris and the movement Nuit Debout continues to grow. In numerous French and foreign cities, #Nuitdebout (Night on our Feet) is a light in the dark, it gives testimony to our hopes, dreams and common rebellions.
Those who have taken the squares in the past and those who are taking them NOW: we know something is happening.
The struggle for a better world is Global and without boarders, let's construct together a global spring of resistance! Join to us on May 7th and 8th in Paris at Place de Republique to debate, to share our experiences and to begin to construct together common solutions. There we will strategise and prepare for an International day of Action on MAY 15th (#76mars).
On this date we will occupy, mobilise and take direct action together across the world.
Nuit Debout's first aim is to create a space for the 'convergence of stuggles'. We hope this convergence will go beyond France and spread worldwide. There exist numerous links between social movements in all four corners of the world; from unemployment to the imposition of the financial markets, from the destruction of the environment to war and unacceptable inequality.
In repsonse to a system based on competition and individualism, we answer with the solidarity, participatory democracy and collective action. Our differences are not a source of divisions, but rather our strength, as we complement each other struggles. We are neither listened nor represented by the current economic system.
Together we retake public space and politics because politics is a matter of all of us. Now is not the moment retreat, but to come together for change.
We are the 99 % and we are here to reject the financial and poltical rule of the 1 % and their world. We are here to take back our cities, our places of work and our lives.
On May 7th and 8th, let's come together to Paris to the square of the Republic!
On the day of May 15 we will rise up together for a global day of action.
1. NLU Opening Meeting took place on Thursday 7 May 2015 At the opening meeting, it is decided to hold bi-weekly meetings to exchange updates, discuss technical and organisational issues, and coordinate overall issued related to the platform development process. The date of the next meeting is 21 May at 16:00 CET (UTC+2). Anyone likes to engage and put a brick in the building of NLU cooperative learning platform is more than welcome! Agenda and decisions taken at the opening meeting can be read here: http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/mod/lti/view.php?id=25 2. Occupy your space to test our system, and learn how to build own! Our e-campus opens its doors to individuals, groups, and communities that are sharing a co-operative and solidarity economy perspective. We invite you all to start experimenting with and exploiting the possibilities: http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=9 Federating Moodle and Big Blue Button and using other plug-ins provided with the Moodle, NLU e-campus platform allows to run feeds from other websites and blogs, host social forums, embed external media, page and other tools (like pads and wikis) and give access to scheduled online classrooms on each spaces created on the e-campus. Together with other design and admin options the overall system becomes a weapon of mass-construction, for networking and organising. NLU e-campus now gives access to individuals, groups and collective projects access to productive and creative collaborative tool-kit that enable users to schedule, assign and execute tasks collectively, to organise strategic exchanges, skill sharing meetings, press conferences, art shows, film screening, reading groups, educative or action oriented events in all forms in one big shared space. The NLU e-campus is organised as for main spaces: the ‘Conference Halls‘ which is devoted to one time large events; the ‘Training Centre‘ which is reserved to various types of classes; the ‘Labour and Trade Unions Forum‘ which is built for the use of labour and union related events and debates; and finally ‘Open Spaces for Collaborations‘, the space created for the use of work groups, collectives, and collaborative -local or global- projects. If you like to reserve a space for your courses, events, or group’s meetings just send us an email and we will help you to create and manage it as you like! (admin email: email@example.com) 3. Courses being scheduled and opened for enrolment Besides the Study Circle rounds scheduled at 3rd and 10th of June, that were announced in the first bulletin, below classes are now open for the enrolment: Transformative Circles – One (En): Enrolment is open, starting date of the class will be decided with the course moderator (Anna Harrris)http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=6Crisis of the Global Labour Movement: Threat and Opportunity (En, Es): Enrolment is open, starting date of the class will be decided in conversation with the course tutor (Peter Waterman)http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=8Skill Sharing for workers on Internet, computers, social media communication and organising (Tr, En): Enrolment is open, sessions will start when sufficient amount of people enrol to the groups (Örsan Şenalp)http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=3Tektology Reading Group (En): Enrolment is open, sessions will start when sufficient amount of people enrol to the groups (Örsan Şenalp)http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=5Introduction to the Critique of Global Political Economy (Tr, En):Enrolments is open, courses starts in early September (Gürsan Şenalp)http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=4Study Circle on Digital Labour (Tr, En, NL): Enrolment is open, courses will start in September (Örsan Şenalp)http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/course/index.php?categoryid=2 Register and Enrol: http://networkedlabour.networg.nl/moodle/login/signup.php? In order to enrol any classes or to apply for a space for the use of your organisation or groups, first you need to register as NLU user by clicking the above link and filling a short form. Then you will be able to get in touch with the course contact person. Write to admin for support (admin email: firstname.lastname@example.org). 4. NLU receives 1000 FairCoin donation from FairCoop’s campaign Following its May Day launch, NLU started to accept donations in FairCoin, and the good news is that we did just receive the first donation from our sister cooperative-ecology Faircoop. See FariCoop campaign here: https://fair.coop/faircoop-donates-100-000-faircoins/ And to donate NLU, GNLU related projects via banktransfer you can use our CoopFunding campaign here: https://www.coopfunding.net/en/campaigns/global-networked-labour-union/ In solidarity!Networked Labour University
The below is a mind blowing text by Brian Holmes: Volatile Smile – Information’s Metropolis.. the text is full of history hacking of major importance…
I just have tried to highlight the two the sharpest points that created a cerebral drifting in my mind out of the text. Though it needs further work on facts and figures in order to establish the idea, this post still presents an informed reflection on the detour take Holmes us over Chicago, based on my current work. Potentially I believe that what the story Holmes lies down here infront of our eyes, so naked, might change the brief history of neoliberalism as we know into a longer history of the emergence of global Informationalism as the sub-structure, even mode of production that has kicked off sort of a Renaissance 2.0; which might be started somewhere in the mid-late 19th century and evolved into a second Modernism project with ups and downs, turbulence and vortex creating crises, wars, revolutions and counter- passive revolutions spreading capitalism globally during the second half of the 20th and early 21st century. Such an unfolding has brought about further ‘Enlightenment’ for some classes while it grown the shadow of darkness for many others, with the rise of global religious wars, surveillance based techno-fascisms and Nazisms.
Today evening LSE and UvA occupations met via Skype and had a very inspiring exchange, where David Greaber was present at the London side of the brief semi-assembly we did together. I did post the short video on the net. Here is the youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBRx9j8wGE
Discussion goes on the ideas around ‘how to build a global student movement’ as well as transnational strikes, together to emancipate knowledge and labour. We did decide to meet and exchange more other, virtually and actually, and forge the int. student movement spreading since especially after the crisis, aligning with workers and others.
By Enzo Rossi (Political Science) & Dan Hassler-Forest (English)
In Friday’s issue of De Volkskrant, Arthur Schram argues that all is well with the managerial university. Colleagues and students in the Maagdenhuis should just abandon their left-wing romanticism and get down to churning out the next batch of degrees, papers, or whatever they are told to produce. So let’s take a closer look at his arguments, of which we can discern two: (i) rendementsdenken mandates whatever restructuring it requires, and (ii) professional managers are the best judges of that.
The first argument trades on the ambiguity of the term rendementsdenken. The term is stretched over a continuum that runs from “balancing your books” to “maximizing your profits”. Hardly anyone disagrees with the former, and hardly anyone who works or studies at a university thinks that it should be run like a corporation, to enrich shareholders or management. In fact, hardly anyone thinks that way about any other kind of public service—such as health care and judiciary workers, for instance.
via Whose profit? Reply to Schram on rendementsdenken – ReThink UvA.
In response to the joint statement by ReThink UvA, De Nieuwe Universiteit, Humanities Rally and ASVA student union, we received a message from the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. The Executive Board states that it agrees that further steps should be taken and that the ten-point plan offers a good starting point. They have invited ReThink UvA and the other parties for a meeting to further discuss these steps.
ReThink UvA will discuss this invitation at the next General Assembly on Friday, 20 March 2015, in the Maagdenhuis.
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