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Michel Bauwens on P2P Practices and the Potential of Distributed Networks - P2P Foundation

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Michel Bauwens on P2P Practices and the Potential of Distributed Networks - P2P Foundation , talk in medellin, http://t.co/0tgqpMuNKG
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#Colombia Farmer Strikes Were Result of Washington Policy

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Due to lack of media coverage in the United States, many are unaware that the massive farmer strikes which paralyzed Colombia last month actually stem from a controversial free trade agreement with Washington.
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Colombia - Building Their Own Clean Energy Future - EarthTechling

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The plains of eastern Colombia are a tough land—the haunt of drug trafficking, guerilla warfare, and paramilitary groups; a place where the soil is so poor everyone said nothing could grow. Paolo Lugari, the founder of the 200-person community of Gaviotas, believed otherwise. In the face of adversity, he built a thriving, self-sustaining community.

 
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Colombian Farmers Defeat Monsanto: Win Back Control of Seeds After Prolonged Strike

Colombian Farmers Defeat Monsanto: Win Back Control of Seeds After Prolonged Strike | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On Sept. 10 in Colombia, after 21 days of a nationwide strike by thousands of farmers, who were supported by bus and truck drivers, miners, students, and others joining massive demonstrations in cities and towns all around the country in places as far as Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Cauca, Huila, Putumayo, Caldas, Cundinamarca, and Nariño, and blocking more than 40 roads, in an historic moment, protesting farmers forced the Colombian government to negotiate the rejection of a farm bill and the release of detained protesters.

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