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First Sustainable Crowdfunding Platform Launches in Ecuador · Global Voices

First Sustainable Crowdfunding Platform Launches in Ecuador · Global Voices | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The United Nations Development Program has launched the Small Grants Program, the first crowdsourcing platform in Ecuador.

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A New Model For IP: Interview With Ecuador IP Office Director Hernán Núñez Rocha

A New Model For IP: Interview With Ecuador IP Office Director Hernán Núñez Rocha | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ecuador is preparing a new intellectual property policy that aims to better suit the country’s strategic development. On the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Organization General A…
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A new evaluation of the FLOK experience in Ecuador: what’s next? - Commons Transition

A new evaluation of the FLOK experience in Ecuador: what’s next? - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens reflects on the highly innovative qualities of Ecuador's FLOK Society project while offering ideas on how to transcend its local context.
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Ecuador: Correa's 'Citizens' Revolution' upsets elite - Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: Correa's 'Citizens' Revolution' upsets elite - Green Left Weekly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Violent right-wing protests erupted in Ecuador on June 8, sparked by plans for a new inheritance tax law that would target the richest 2% of the population.



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Taking Control of the Public Sphere by Manipulating Civil Society: The Citizen Revolution in Ecuador

Taking Control of the Public Sphere by Manipulating Civil Society: The Citizen Revolution in Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By taking advantage of the core discourses of the main social movements, Rafael Correa Delgado was elected president of Ecuador in 2006. Promising a 'citizen revolution', the President designed...
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A new evaluation of the FLOK experience in Ecuador: what's next? | P2P Foundation

A new evaluation of the FLOK experience in Ecuador: what's next? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Commons Transition aims to re-organise society and the economy to put the Commons at the core of value creation and distribution.
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▶ Consumo Responsable en Ecuador/Responsible Consumption in Ecuador - YouTube

"A responsible consumption short video message from Ecuador - with English subtitles Great to see initiatives like this from around the globe.
The participants pledge at least 50% of there purchases to be local - mainly food - and they are on their way to having 250,000 families take the pledge which injects some 300 million US dollars into the local economy, money that would otherwise be capital flight - the currency in Ecuador is the US dollar."

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Indigenous leader murdered before he could attend Climate Summit - Mongabay.com

Indigenous leader murdered before he could attend Climate Summit - Mongabay.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Days before José Isidro Tendetza Antún was supposed to travel to the UN Climate Summit in Lima to publicly file a complaint against a massive mining operation, he went missing.
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ChevronToxico

ChevronToxico | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For decades, Texaco (now owned by Chevron), dumped toxic waste in pristine Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador.
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Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador

Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2013, the Government of Ecuador launched a major strategic research project to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador” based on the principles of open networks, peer production and commoning.  Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation would be leading the research team for the next ten months, and seeking to “remake the roots of Ecuador’s economy, setting off a transition into a society of free and open knowledge.”  

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Ecuador's National Digital Currency Experiment Explained - CoinTelegraph

Ecuador's National Digital Currency Experiment Explained - CoinTelegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The tiny South American nation of Ecuador has begun its experiment with virtual currencies.
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Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As oil forces a state of emergency in Peru.
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CRACKS IN CORREÍSMO? by Alejandra Santillana Ortíz y Jeffrey R. Webber

Jacobin14 August 2015 Protests are growing in Ecuador, where radicals must contend with both the Right and Rafael Correa. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa in 2007. Flickr / Presidencia de la Repúb...
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Populist polarization and the slow death of democracy in Ecuador

Populist polarization and the slow death of democracy in Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This article analyses how the interactions between a strong populist government in Ecuador and a weak, divided, and inefficient internal opposition in a context of weak liberal institutions could lead to what Guillermo O'Donnell termed “the slow death of democracy”. Rafael Correa was elected with a substantive project of democratization understood as economic redistribution and social justice. His administration got rid of neoliberal policies and decaying traditional political parties, while simultaneously co-opting social movements, regulating civil society, and colonizing the public sphere. Because the judiciary was subordinated to Correa, social movement activists, journalists, and media owners could not use the legal system to resist Correa's crack down of civil society and regulation of the privately owned media. They took their grievances to supranational organizations like the Organization of American States. When these organizations stepped in to challenge Correa, his government denounced imperialist intervention in his nation's internal affairs, and advocated for the creation of new supranational institutions without US presence.

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After Ecuador what’s next for The Commons Transition Plan

After Ecuador what’s next for The Commons Transition Plan | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Commons Transition Plan is waiting for its next iteration, in which the knowledge commons are not the only commons to be considered a priority, but would be rather seen as a more general, fully physical, transformation towards a commons economy...
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Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As oil forces a state of emergency in Peru.
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Response to the accusations made by Michel Bauwens | Buen Conocer

Response to the accusations made by Michel Bauwens | Buen Conocer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We never complained. We did never consider that Michel was an Stalinist, or that he had censored us. This is the commons, this is copyleft land: you are free to use, remix, copy, modify and distribute. No need to insult, no need to complain, no possibility for censorship. And we love that!

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Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

Chevron Whistleblower Leaks 'Smoking Gun' in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored.
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Let's get digital! Ecuador's new currency

Let's get digital! Ecuador's new currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More than 15 years after adopting the U.S. dollar, a South American nation is starting its own digital cash.
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Aleena Reyes's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:41 PM

I am not huge on technical mumbo-jumbo but I do not understand how this would benefit Ecuador? Especially if the bitcoin is illegal? I feel like Ecuador has another thing coming when it comes to getting this together.

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FLOK Society Project - P2P Foundation

FLOK Society Project - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

(note: this version was originally written at the request of Jay Wallsjasper of On the Commons, slightly expanded and updated on July 13; it’s a little more elaborate than the first informal assessment shared here before)

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Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest

Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Activists believe death of Shuar leader José Isidro Tendetza Antún, missing since 28 November, linked to opposition to state-Chinese mine project
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Robert Steele: UNASUR - The Revolution Begins

Robert Steele: UNASUR - The Revolution Begins | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The headquarters of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) is now complete and being inaugurated in Quito, Ecuador on 5 and 6 December 2014.
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Ecuador’s FM Patino on global corporations: Transnational misconduct must end

Ecuador’s FM Patino on global corporations: Transnational misconduct must end | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transnational corporations have abused their privileges leading to “an unprecedented level of social and environmental injustice,” said Ecuador’s FM Ricardo Patino in his article calling on all nations to hold such companies accountable for their actions:
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