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Spanish Left Has A Chance To Do "Syriza 2.0" At General Election, Says British Writer Paul Mason

Spanish Left Has A Chance To Do "Syriza 2.0" At General Election, Says British Writer Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"No democracy" inside the euro: "If you vote for what you want, the EU will crush you".
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Spain activists, whistleblower creating digital pay system

Spain activists, whistleblower creating digital pay system | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A prominent French whistleblower and Spanish anti-corruption activists who triggered an investigation of a former International Monetary Fund chief announced Thursday they are designing a digital payment system aimed at excluding middlemen companies that make money from online purchases. 

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A discussion of the crises in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation

Excerpted from from Janosch Sbeih: * Part One: Crisis as Opportunity “Crises offer the opportunity to implement policies that lead to profound political and economic changes on the fast track as societies are in turmoil and unable to organise...

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M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation

M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

* M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece. Janosch Sbeih.

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Barcelona Officials Plan Alternative Currency - The New American

Barcelona Officials Plan Alternative Currency The New American The Bank of Spain, the Spanish central bank that has now been subordinated to the controversial European Central Bank (ECB), blasted the idea as “impossible in addition to being...
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​Spanish 15-M Movement as Consensual Dissent - P2P Foundation

​Spanish 15-M Movement as Consensual Dissent - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Since May 2011, the Spanish 15-M Movement (commonly referred as los indignados [the outraged]) has become a major player in the domestic political scenario. Public opinion data reveal that there is a cross-sectional support for the 15-M among the general population in Spain, affecting people of different ages, genders, employment situations and levels of urbanization. The data present a “movement of dissent” and confirm the crisis of the consensual culture of the Spanish political transition from Franco's regime to democracy. The 15-M challenges previous consensus and expresses the need to reform or to overcome the close-knitted institutional map designed by the elites driving the transition. The outraged movement advances and leads a new political culture based on widespread social dissent. Our data suggest an imbalance between the cultural and the political impact of the 15-M, and how this tension will be a central element of cultural and civic life in the next decades in Spain."

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Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis - P2P Foundation

Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Cultures of Anyone studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and social movements such as the Indignadoshave challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the ‘transition to democracy,’ intellectuals and ‘experts’ have legitimized contemporary Spanish history as a series of unavoidable steps in a process of ‘modernization.’ But when unemployment skyrocketed and a growing number of people began to feel that the consequences of this Spanish ‘modernization’ had increasingly led to precariousness, this paradigm collapsed. In the wake of Spain’s financial meltdown of 2008, new ‘cultures of anyone’ have emerged around the idea that the people affected by or involved in a situation should be the ones to participate in changing it. Growing through grassroots social movements, digital networks, and spaces traditionally reserved for ‘high culture’ and institutional politics, these cultures promote processes of empowerment and collaborative learning that allow the development of the abilities and knowledge base of ‘anyone,’ regardless of their economic status or institutional affiliations.”

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Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis (Luis Moreno-Caballud

Cultures of Anyone studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and social movements such as the Indignados have challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the ‘transition to democracy,’ intellectuals and ‘experts’ have legitimized contemporary Spanish history as a series of unavoidable steps in a process of ‘modernization.’ But when unemployment skyrocketed and a growing number of people began to feel that the consequences of this Spanish ‘modernization’ had increasingly led to precariousness, this paradigm collapsed. In the wake of Spain’s financial meltdown of 2008, new ‘cultures of anyone’ have emerged around the idea that the people affected by or involved in a situation should be the ones to participate in changing it. Growing through grassroots social movements, digital networks, and spaces traditionally reserved for ‘high culture’ and institutional politics, these cultures promote processes of empowerment and collaborative learning that allow the development of the abilities and knowledge base of ‘anyone,’ regardless of their economic status or institutional affiliations.

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Almodóvar urges Spanish left to unite for change after victories for citizen platforms

Almodóvar urges Spanish left to unite for change after victories for citizen platforms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cultural leaders urge support for coalition to take radical change from city halls to national government
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Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference | Nick Dearden

Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference  | Nick Dearden | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nick Dearden: Sixty years ago, half of German war debts were cancelled to build its economy. Yet today, debt is destroying those creditors
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On Alternative Ways of Living Sustainably: Lessons From Solidarity & Social Economy in Madrid

On Alternative Ways of Living Sustainably: Lessons From Solidarity & Social Economy in Madrid | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The majority of times we think we are not free to think of the world as a unity of people all working towards human development, evolution and res-publica, which- as the Greeks taught us- means contributing to the development of the society's state of the art.
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Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain - Commons Transition

Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Carlos Delclós writes about new generation of activist-politicians advancing the municipal agenda in Spain.
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Spain's indignados could rule Barcelona and Madrid after local election success

Spain's indignados could rule Barcelona and Madrid after local election success | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anti-poverty activist Ada Colau elected as mayor of Barcelona, while battle for control of capital pits countess against former communist
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Policies for Commons Collaborative Economies at the European Level - P2P Foundation

Policies for Commons Collaborative Economies at the European Level - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cooperation in achieving shared objectives and the provision of goods and services that meet the needs of the population and ensure a decent life is, or should be, the purpose of the economy. In this regard, the adoption of new information technologies and communication has greatly reduced transaction costs for coordination and collaboration. If in other historical moments the reduction of these costs explains the emergence of the "traditional" firm as we know it, during the last three decades it has generated an explosion of collaborative activity mediated by Internet through new models of organization, where citizens collaborate supported by digital platforms and other cutting­edge technologies for the achievement of common goals.

 

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M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation

An excerpt from "The Transformative Effects of Crisis: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece" by Janosch Sbeih
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Switching on to energy democracy

Switching on to energy democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Popular participation, social ideals and ecological sustainability are key attributes of sustainable systems, Claire Fauset writes.
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Spain’s election will be felt across the whole continent | Owen Jones

Spain’s election will be felt across the whole continent  | Owen Jones | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The country’s political convulsions and the rise of Podemos show that the fight against austerity did not die with Syriza in Greece
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3 Highlights from Somero 2015 in Gijon, Spain

3 Highlights from Somero 2015 in Gijon, Spain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Somero 2015’s five days of workshops, hackathons, and keynotes concluded successfully last Sunday.
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Six reasons you should spend a weekend in October in #Gijón, Spain | P2P Foundation

Six reasons you should spend a weekend in October in #Gijón, Spain | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A rundown of all that's happening in #Gijón this fall at Somero 2015
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The Transformative Effects of Crisis: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece - Commons Transition Wiki

The Transformative Effects of Crisis: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece - Commons Transition Wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece - P2P Foundation

New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"By adopting an action research methodology, I inquire into how far the responses of citizens to the global economic crisis of 2008 lead to the emergence of a new economic culture in Spain and Greece. Since Southern European states follow austerity directives and do not offer sufficient support for their population, communities organise to provide for each other through cooperation and solidarity. Decentralised political and economic movements are building structures to challenge and replace established centralised institutions. As people drop out of the formal economy, they find material relief, ideological support and a sense of belonging in networks of alternative economic practices."

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Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town - Wat bezielt ons?

Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town - Wat bezielt ons? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town, has no unemployment, no police and almost free housing. It reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.
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Spanish Tax Resisters Take Collective Action: An Interview with Enric Duran | War Tax Talk

Spanish Tax Resisters Take Collective Action: An Interview with Enric Duran | War Tax Talk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Spanish Tax Resisters Take Collective Action: An Interview with Enric Duran http://t.co/hkJxp2VdoI
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Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain | P2P Foundation

Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Carlos Delclós writes about new generation of activist-politicians advancing the municipal agenda in Spain.
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Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain

Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What the Spanish media ignore about this new generation of activist-politicians is why they became famous enough to put on a ballot in the first place: their roots in prominent local struggles and their willingness to spearhead radical democratic participation.
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