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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes

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"What I can't understand is, why aren't people rioting in the streets?" I hear this, now and then, from people of wealthy and powerful backgrounds. There is a kind of incredulity. "After all," the subtext seems to read, "we scream bloody murder when anyone so much as threatens our tax shelters; if someone were to go after my access to food or shelter, I'd sure as hell be burning banks and storming parliament. What's wrong with these people?"

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Tens of thousands march in London against coalition's austerity measures

Tens of thousands march in London against coalition's austerity measures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An estimated 50,000 people in London addressed by speakers, including Russell Brand, after People's Assembly march
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The Facts Are in: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work

The Facts Are in: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From England's double-dip recession to Portugal's spiking unemployment, there is now conclusive evidence of the complete failure of austerity.
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▶ Caroline Lucas at the launch of Unite Unions Peoples Assembly event - YouTube

Caroline Lucas joins a panel of activists and campaigners including Mark Steel to launch the People's Assembly event in June this year. 

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Six lessons from Spain’s anti-eviction movement

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How did a handful of people in a room in Barcelona grow to become Spain’s nation-wide anti-eviction movement? How did those in mortgage arrears, a sector of society overwhelmed by debt, faced with the immanent possibility of homelessness and often suffering from unemployment, become a political actor which could place the housing crisis at the centre of the national conversation and put collective action back on the map for millions of people?

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