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P2P Networking Labour and Social Movements vis-a-vis Client-Server State-Capital Partnerships
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Commons: Alternatives to Market and States | STIR

Commons: Alternatives to Market and States | STIR | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
Capitalism has failed.  Leaving the care of society to the market has led to massive inequality, climate chaos and financial crisis.  The system is indeed one of zombie economics, the doctrine is d...
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Peer to Peer (P2P) Production as the Alternative to Capitalism: A New Communist Horizon

Peer to Peer (P2P) Production as the Alternative to Capitalism: A New Communist Horizon | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
by Jakob Rigi  The current crisis of capitalism has provoked protests, revolts and revolutions in major parts of the planet that include 3 billions of inhabitants. Even the mainstream Time Magazine...
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March and entrance of indignant mine workers to del Sol, Madrid

por @juanlusanchez para @eldiarioes...
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The system of intellectual production of the P2P mode of production | Las Indias

The system of intellectual production of the P2P mode of production | Las Indias | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
A simple schematic of the system of intellectual production in the P2P mode of production with the role of each kind of group, its production and the relationships between them. Color key: dark blu...
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P2P versus Marxism: a new (r?)evolutionary way to build a better world | TANIT

P2P versus Marxism: a new (r?)evolutionary way to build a better world | TANIT | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
by Jean Lievens, 5 July 2012 I think most Marxists have so far underestimated the impact of the Internet, new technologies, open source, peer-to-peer etc. on society. Of course, in the grand scheme...
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Losing strength? An alternative vision of Spain’s indignados

By Marta Sánchez On June 23, 2012 A silent revolution emerges from the underground. Far from losing strength, decentralization has allowed 15-M to become ever more dynamic. Is the 15-M movement...
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Waterjustice

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By Jean-Claude Magalhaes, Yves Duval and Mario Milanesi

Over the last ten years, a successful public-public partnership has taken shape between the water users associations in a rural region of Senegal, the French city of Cherbourg-Octeville as well as several other partners including civil society groups in Senegal and
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Labour and The Commons at Rio

Labour and The Commons at Rio | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

Asbjørn Wahl comments on an important resolution adopted in Rio. In the resolution it is referred to ‘the Commons’ several times. What makes this remarkable is that the resolution is adopted by the Trade Union Assembly organised by International Trade Union Cpnfederation ITUC and Trade Union Confederation of the Americas.

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A New Age of Revolutions has Arrived | via Domus

A New Age of Revolutions has Arrived | via Domus | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. Whatever we choose to call it — P2P culture, peer production movement, open-P2P-design — will we be able to find new...
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«El Correo de las Indias» English edition

«El Correo de las Indias» English edition | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

The “Sharing Economy,” the “economy of the commons,” deserves and needs a point of reference equivalent to the large institutions of European social theory.

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96 words on the future of the internet :: net critique by Geert Lovink

96 words on the future of the internet :: net critique by Geert Lovink | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

I was asked by an Italian newspaper to submit 96 words on the future of internet. Here they are:

 

"Instead of further going down the corporate lane of Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, I propose to go back to the original architecture of Internet as public infrastructure with decentralized nodes. It may be romantic to insist on the distributed nature of networks but it is a necessary political demand. Net criticism is a toothless project without a utopian dimension. Even if internet itself had a military origin in the Cold War, and is now dominated by equally destructive force of greedy venture capitalists, backed up by libertarian gurus. Let’s rethink the public sphere: another internet is possible!"

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P2P revolution in 10 minutes

P2P revolution in 10 minutes | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

Can the story of a historical change and its consequences be told in 10 minutes? We think we can at least give the headlines of a new world.

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Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland

Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
by Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services We are happy to announce that the book is ready and looking nice  . The Book can be freely downloaded from : 1) This w...
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Call for applications: Web-based course on Participatory Democracy, Urban Management and Crisis Capitalism | TNI

Call for applications: Web-based course on Participatory Democracy, Urban Management and Crisis Capitalism | TNI | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
The Transnational Institute (TNI), in cooperation with the Brazilian research centre CIDADE and the Latin American Programme for Distance Education in Social Sciences (PLED) is offering a web-based...
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Transnational Institute | A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

Transnational Institute | A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative? | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

Land sovereignty is the right of working peoples to have effective access to, use of, and control over land and the benefits of its use and occupation, where land is understood as resource, territory, and landscape.

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Police crackdown as striking miners march on Madrid | Reflections on a Revolution ROAR

Police crackdown as striking miners march on Madrid | Reflections on a Revolution ROAR | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
Dozens injured as riot police attack striking miners and their sympathizers in Madrid while Spanish government announces further austerity measures.
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Issue 3 – Occupying the Commons | The Future of Occupy

Issue 3 – Occupying the Commons | The Future of Occupy | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

Issue 3 – Occupying the Commons

“Occupy will never die; Evict us, we multiply!”
Welcome to the Spring Issue of The FoO Magazine!

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Issue
Section 1: Reports from #OWS’s “Making Worlds: A Forum on the Commons” - blogs, videos and interviews reporting back on all the action from a seminal meeting between the International Occupy and Commons Movements.
Section 2: Essays on the Commons - from dedicated commons activists and occupiers trailblazing new connections in the commons and between occupy and the commons.
Section 3: Commoning in Europe - we take a tour around Europe to discover initiatives that give voice to the unheard 99% and educational initiatives for making radical, systemic change.
Section 4: Voices of the Movement - In this section we explore the creative side of the commons in poetry and song.
Section 5: Activist News - News from Occupy London and Vancouver, International survey of Commons Activism, reflections on an emerging open source civilisation, and reports on an exciting commons game and the potential of serious games for occupiers.

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Cyberunions Podcast: Episode 54 This is What Democracy Looks Like in a Workplace | Cyberunions

Cyberunions Podcast: Episode 54 This is What Democracy Looks Like in a Workplace | Cyberunions | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

New Work, New Culture | Context Institute
Posted on June 27, 2012
Technology and the shrinking job market could liberate us from meaningless work and allow us to do things we care deeply about.

An Interview With Frithjof Bergmann, by Sarah van Gelder

One of the articles in It’s About Time! (IC#37)
Originally published in Winter 1994 on page 54
Copyright (c)1994, 1996 by Context Institute

According to philosopher and community catalyst Frithjof Bergmann, we are less free than we think, surrounded as we are by endless trivial choices. We will only really be free when we have the option of doing things with our lives that we care deeply about.

The current job crisis, in which thousands find themselves unable to work in their fields, is forcing many people to reconsider what they want to do with their lives. Frithjof Bergmann started New Work to encourage that exploration at the deepest levels and to teach the skills that will enable people to make their dreams a reality. If many people were empowered to make these kinds of choices, the ripple effects would be felt throughout the culture.

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Journal of Peer Production

The Journal of Peer Production seeks high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners of peer production. We understand peer production as a mode of commons-based and oriented production in which participation is voluntary and predicated on the self-selection of tasks. Notable examples are the collaborative development of Free Software projects and of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia.

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Waterjustice

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By Ambe J. Njoh

The Bonadikombo water supply project exemplifies participatory planning in action. It shows how the various aspects of participation elaborated in participatory planning theory play out in practice by using elements of enlistment, cooperation and consultation.

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Economy of the Commons and Collaborative Consumption

Economy of the Commons and Collaborative Consumption | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
By severing cooperativism from its communal origins and and focusing on consumption, British cooperativism and the ICA caused lasting damage to the transformative capacity of cooperativism, which w...
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For a “Somewhere School of Sharing Economics”

For a “Somewhere School of Sharing Economics” | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

Pablo Arriazu commented yesterday on the difficulties the new generation has facing the development of its own economic community guided by different values. These difficulties go far beyond the May 15th movement, and we also find them in the three Americas and Europe. It seems strange, because the possibility of building viable economies, starting small, has never been so close at hand.

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Case Studies in Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security | Our Water Commons

Case Studies in Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security | Our Water Commons | Networked Labour | Scoop.it

Revolutionizing Water Management and Governance for Rio + 20 and Beyond

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Miners' Strike and resistance against the police forces

¡IMPORTANTE LEER DESCRIPCION!Video más completo con narración: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIuJMW0nwl0 Cortes de carretera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Can We Occupy Strategy?

Can We Occupy Strategy? | Networked Labour | Scoop.it
by Mark Jagdev A strategy for and by the people?  For the last couple of months I have joined in a variety of peaceful protests, celebrations and collaborative enterprises along with millions of o...
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