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People Power Just Trumped Corporate Power: Oregon County Rejects Nestle Water-Grab

People Power Just Trumped Corporate Power: Oregon County Rejects Nestle Water-Grab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Voters in one Oregon county last week approved a ban on commercial bottled water production, stopping a years-long effort by Swiss transnational Nestle to sell over 100 million gallons of water a year from the Columbia River Gorge.
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Matt Damon Speech: Civil Disobedience

Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience
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Sarah Corbett Interview

Sarah Corbett is a craft-activist, or "craftivist". She is the founder of Craftivist-Collective, and has worked as a campaigner for NGOs like Oxfam and Christian Aid. Sarah takes a very unique and thoughtful approach to activism. We talked about the intersection between activism and craft-making, how activism can be slow, gentle, and kind, and about the surprising story behind why she made a handkerchief for her Member of Parliament.

 

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Lessons from SYRIZA's Failure: Build a New Economy & Polity | P2P Foundation

What does the SYRIZA experience have to teach us about the potential of democratic politics to bring about economic and social transformation?
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The Commons Law Perspective, Open Hardware and Digital DIY | P2P Foundation

Blockchain based distributed applications, Commons based licenses, network effects and antitrust legislation and much more in this David Bollier interview.
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Connecting the Dots 7: Human rights, inequality and poverty | P2P Foundation

Those who continue to uphold the existing, highly skewed international economic and financial order delay the realization of human rights by many decades.
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Democracy Spring

Democracy Spring | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Join us in D.C. from April 11th to April 16th to sit-in at the US Capitol demanding Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of money in politics and ensure free and fair elections for all!
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Connecting the Dots 5: What If It’s All Connected? Humanity and the Global Crisis | P2P Foundation

The 21st Century is a time of great converging challenges—we need to think, feel and act systemically like never before in our history.
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Connecting the Dots 3: To Save The Economy, We Have To Break Its One Sacred Rule | P2P Foundation

We must stop worshiping the false god of GDP growth.
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Academia and Identity – when Research meets Activism.

Academia and Identity – when Research meets Activism. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At times, it proves to be difficult to find a balance between trying to build an
academic career and conforming to existing evaluation criteria while also
confronting and tackling hegemonic and institutionalized ideas of what constitutes good research. It’s a delicate exercise where the challenge to play the game while simultaneously trying to change the rules of the game, often leads to ethical, methodological and strategic dilemmas. Being involved in research on identity and a commitment in identity politics shapes, questions, challenges, and redefines our own identity and touches upon the researcher’s body. Consequently, our personal and professional lives are intrinsically linked and the motivation to shape or change academic and political debates only grows stronger.

The workshop "Academia and identity - when research meets activism" held in March 2015 in Leuven, aimed to create a space to discuss these complex issues. This magazine collects the stories and reflections of the workshop’s participants and provides insight into their balance between academic work at the one hand, and the commitment to the politics of identity on the other – in all its messiness and potential failure.
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Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real 3: Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms | P2P Foundation

For the autonomists and like-minded thinkers, the goal is Exodus rather than taking power.

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Most people don’t know what Capitalism is. | P2P Foundation

In Capitalism what matters is not whether fictional entities or human beings are making money, but whether decision makers are making money.

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The 15-year-old activist who's suing the US government for destroying his and your future

Environmentalist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is just 15 and leading a collective of millennial activists determined to save the planet before it's too late.
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Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm | P2P Foundation

Every so often I am invited to write a piece that in effect answers the question, “Why the commons?” I invariably find new answers to that question.
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Procomuns Plenary 5: why decentralization is relevant | P2P Foundation

Video panel exploring questions of why decentralization is relevant. The session addressed this topic with examples from projects like D-CENT and Pump.io, as well as the digital social innovation ecosystem in Europe. There was also a presentation about the European strategy for Collective Awareness Platforms and distributed infrastructures. Featuring David Rozas, Loretta Anania, Irina Bolychevsky,... Continue reading →
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With Facebook No Longer a Secret Weapon, Egypt’s Protesters Turn to Signal

With Facebook No Longer a Secret Weapon, Egypt’s Protesters Turn to Signal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With Facebook now closely monitored in Egypt, activists have been learning to use the encrypted messaging app Signal to communicate on the streets.
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The Weirdest Possible Outcomes For The Strangest Election In U.S. History

The Weirdest Possible Outcomes For The Strangest Election In U.S. History | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Alt-Market.com - supporting local economies, barter networks, farmers initiatives, and alternative currencies backed by tangible commodities.
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My Democracy Spring–a report from a Tikkunista at the D.C. Demonstrations for Money Out of Politics

My Democracy Spring–a report from a Tikkunista at the D.C. Demonstrations for Money Out of Politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It started with an email many months ago about protesting the fact that what the people want has no influence in legislation, while money very much does. If we could get 1000 people willing to risk arrest for a protest of this sad state of affairs, then let’s do it! We got well over 1000 within 2 weeks, and 3000, ultimately.

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300+ arrested at ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO)

300+ arrested at ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over 300 of “Democracy Spring” protesters have been arrested on the steps of the US Capitol. Thousands of activists arrived in Washington DC, after a 10-day, 140-mile (225km) march from Philadelphia, to protest the role of money in politics.
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Connecting the Dots 5: What If It’s All Connected? Humanity and the Global Crisis | P2P Foundation

The 21st Century is a time of great converging challenges—we need to think, feel and act systemically like never before in our history.
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Green Climate Fund under pressure after accrediting contested banks - Carbon Market Watch

Green Climate Fund under pressure after accrediting contested banks - Carbon Market Watch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Connecting the Dots 2: Transforming the Global Economy Before It's Too Late | P2P Foundation

Saying that everything is connected doesn't get you very far. The real challenge is to understand how and connect the dots.
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Connecting the Dots 1: Keep Connecting Dots.... | P2P Foundation

Growing, growing, gone: connecting the dots to transform the global economy before it's too late

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Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real 4: John Holloway — Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms | P2P Foundation

John Holloway sees socialist models based on taking state power as reproducing rather than abolishing the capital-labor relationship in many ways.

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How to be an anti-capitalist in the 21st century? Four proposed strategies ... | P2P Foundation

So, how to be an anti-capitalist in the 21st century? You should give up the fantasy of smashing capitalism to start constructing an emancipatory future.

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