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THE COMMONS, STATE POWER AND NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

THE COMMONS, STATE POWER AND NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENTS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Market/State is in crisis and representative democracy seems to be broken. Many argue, that both problems need to be adressed for the sake of social coherence and security. We think, that adressing them properly implies rethinking the core ideas state power and representative democracy are based upon. After all, there is nothing in the current institutional arrangment or in the system of representation through political parties defending the commons: nor as a special type of institutions, nor as a world-view, nor as a plethora of social practices.  
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Hard Evidence: this is the Age of Dissent – and there's much more to come

Hard Evidence: this is the Age of Dissent – and there's much more to come | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There were more protests in Britain last year than at any time since the 1970s.
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Movement of the Day: Young Cooperators Network - UK | P2P Foundation

This network is more about a specific attitude to, or approach to co-operation. This includes new ways of working to enact democracy and equality.
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Insurgency, conflict and communalism in Colombia

Insurgency, conflict and communalism in Colombia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For decades, the FARC has led the revolutionary struggle in Colombia, but now farmers are taking over control by means of communal assemblies.
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Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times, Resisting the Defeatism of Easy Despair, and What Victory Really Means for Movements of Social Change

Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times, Resisting the Defeatism of Easy Despair, and What Victory Really Means for Movements of Social Change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It's also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the
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"The corollary of the derivative is the border": visions for the democratic control of movement

Democracy is created in the seizing of it: those who are democratizing movement are those who, in their actions, are implicitly or explicitly demanding the abolition of borders.

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What does growing protest worldwide tell us about political voice and social change?

What does growing protest worldwide tell us about political voice and social change? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Protests can play a critical role in raising citizen’s consciousness and encouraging populations to force their governments to listen explains Development Progress researcher, Craig Valters.
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'Up All Night' Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement

'Up All Night' Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A police crackdown will not deter France's burgeoning Nuit Debout (or 'Up All Night') movement that has swept across the country in recent weeks as the unifying call for change sparked protests in over 50 cities this weekend.Riot police early Monday cleared the encampment in the Place de la Republique in central Paris after 11 nights of protest, but demonstrators have vowed to maintain their nightly vigil.
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What exactly is going on in Iceland?

What exactly is going on in Iceland? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The answer to the question is a surprisingly complicated and contested one. This all began with revelations about links between government ministers and offshore companies in so-called tax havens or tax shelters. On Sunday evening media outlets across the world, including RUV and Reykjavík Media, published documentation that linked these offshore accounts to prime minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, his wife, finance minister Bjarni Benediktsson and interior minister Ólöf Nordal

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Mass Higher Education and the 2011 Student Movement in Chile: Material and Ideological Implications - FLEET - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library

Mass Higher Education and the 2011 Student Movement in Chile: Material and Ideological Implications - FLEET - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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#YoSoy132 and the ‘Mexican Spring’ of 2012: Between Electoral Engagement and Democratisation - GUN CUNINGHAME - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library

#YoSoy132 and the ‘Mexican Spring’ of 2012: Between Electoral Engagement and Democratisation - GUN CUNINGHAME - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Movement of the Day: The Commons Institute in Germany | P2P Foundation

Movement of the Day: The Commons Institute in Germany | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The purpose of the association is to promote science and research, the arts and culture, and adult and vocational education in relation to Commons
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Movement of the Day: The Repair Coalition | P2P Foundation

Repair groups have formed The Repair Coalition, a lobbying and advocacy group that will focus on reforming the DMCA.
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Occupy Black Lives: Notes on Two Movements

Occupy Black Lives: Notes on Two Movements | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

1. The most important thing we learned from the constructive failure of Occupy Wall Street is that social movements are born when two things happen. One, when there is a new tactic that arises that unlocks the people’s collective hope and imagination. And two, when a new kind of mood spreads throughout society. For example, during the Arab Spring, a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire, triggering a mood of fearlessness that spread all over the world. People were no longer afraid of the authorities or of losing their jobs and rushed into the streets to protest. And at the same time, with Occupy Wall Street, we gave the people a new tactic which was the combination of the acampadas with the Tahrir Uprising: let’s go into the financial districts and set up consensus-based assemblies. The combination of these two ingredients is the formula for social movement creation.

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Phoenix Generation - P2P Foundation

Phoenix Generation - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Phoenix Generation will actualize upon this planet in accordance with generational, evolutionary trends – giving rise to a new form of consciousness. This new wave of consciousness will then gradually seep into the core of all our future societies. Our responsibility now is to fully engage and be a part of the human becoming that we truly wish to see in the world. This requires that we spearhead the transition at hand and that we show, through our behaviour, the new models for change. We have the opportunity, and capacity, to do this for ourselves and, more importantly, for those to come – and this shall be our true legacy." (http://www.phoenix-generation.com/a-new-era-of-connection-compassion-consciousness/)

 

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Difference between revisions of "Search for a Convergence of Citizen and Commons-Based System-Critical Movements" - P2P Foundation

Difference between revisions of "Search for a Convergence of Citizen and Commons-Based System-Critical Movements" - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Susan Watkins: Oppositions. New Left Review 98, March-April 2016.

After years of economic crisis and social protest, the cartel parties of the extreme centre now face a challenge to their dominance from outside-left forces in a number of Western countries. Contours of the emergent left oppositions, their platforms and figureheads, from Tsipras to Corbyn, Sanders to Mélenchon, Grillo to Iglesias.
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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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Commons Movements & 'Progressive' Governments as Dual Power | P2P Foundation

A scholarly paper titled "Commons Movements & 'Progressive' Governments as Dual Power: The Potential for Social Transformation in Europe" by A. Broumas.
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How Impassioned Amateurs Built a New Planetary Nervous System — Backchannel

How Impassioned Amateurs Built a New Planetary Nervous System — Backchannel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using cheap sensors and ubiquitous computing, a people’s movement has transformed science
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Is Bernie Sanders the Most Pro-Market Candidate? - Evonomics

Is Bernie Sanders the Most Pro-Market Candidate? - Evonomics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"This is where Bernie Sanders comes into play. You may not subscribe to many of Sanders’s ideas—particularly, those on limiting trade. But one thing is certain: he is really beginning a political and economical revolution. According to our research, Sanders is the only candidate in this race, and actually in the last few decades, who is not taking money from special interest groups. Sanders managed through grassroots movements to raise close to 100 million dollars from the “dispersed public”: that is, taxpayers, consumers, and investors that usually cannot organize and get representation in democracy because they are a large, heterogeneous group that cannot overcome the free rider problem. Sanders is defeating the model that has ruled politics for many years."

 

 

 
 
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A rerun of 2009? No, we Icelanders are much angrier this time | Alda Sigmunsdóttir

A rerun of 2009? No, we Icelanders are much angrier this time | Alda Sigmunsdóttir | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The farce played out by president and prime minister yesterday laid bare Iceland as a nation run by charlatans, whose hypocrisy the whole world can see
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Imagine | Playing For Change

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. Join the movement here
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Game over for Sanders? It needn't be | P2P Foundation

As his candidancy falters, where can that rapturous energy be channelled? Into building an economy that serves ordinary people, and excludes the 1%

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Movement of the Day: JUSTA for transparent supply chains | P2P Foundation

JUSTA is a holistic network that connects indigenous artisans, global designers, and sustainable projects
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