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Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real 11: Left-Wing Critics of Mason -- Kate Aronoff | P2P Foundation

Framing "political action" as primarily state action, rather than a component of the new counter-institutions the kind of false dichotomy we need to avoid.
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Attend a Pop-Up Convention during the DNC & join a dialogue with everyday people about love … — Medium

Attend a Pop-Up Convention during the DNC & join a dialogue with everyday people about love … — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What is the role of “love” in politics? Bitterness, anger, resentment, and cynicism have marked this election season and left everyday Americans disenchanted with the political process. How can we restore love as a public ethic to change American politics, this election year and beyond? The Love-Driven Politics Collective, in conjunction with the Slought Foundation and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, will host a series of pop-up conventions across Philadelphia from July 25 — July 28, 2016 in parallel to the Democratic National Convention. We are a group of scholars, activists, teachers, artists, social innovators, and faith leaders dedicated to cultivating a new political culture. Please join us as we examine how we can harness love for social and political transformation. The schedule and sites are as follows:

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NATO Says It Might Now Have Grounds To Attack Russia | Zero Hedge

NATO Says It Might Now Have Grounds To Attack Russia | Zero Hedge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, June 14th, NATO announced that if a NATO member country becomes the victim of a cyber attack by persons in a non-NATO country such as Russia or China, then NATO’s Article V “collective defense” provision requires each NATO member country to join that NATO member country if it decides to strike back against the attacking country. In the context of this announcement that cyberwar is on the same status as physical war, Obama might declare the U.S. to have been invaded by Russia when former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails were copied by someone in Russia.
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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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Why the P2P and Commons Movement Must Act Trans-Locally and Trans-Nationally - P2P Foundation

Why the P2P and Commons Movement Must Act Trans-Locally and Trans-Nationally - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Karatini focuses on world history as an evolution of ‘modes of exchange’, i.e. how humans produce, but most of all, ‘exchange’ value. Like Alan Page Fiske, in ‘Structures of Social Life’, Karatini recognizes four basic ways of doing this, and these modes exist at all times and in all places. For example, while the dominance of capitalism is new, markets have existed since very early times; or, if the dominance of the state was new after the replacement of tribal systems, distribution depending on rank pre-existed its dominance. This insight is very important because it allows us to recognize that any political and economic system is not just one modality, but an integration of modalities. As Dmytri Kleiner says, ‘we live in a multi-modal world’, and ‘if the capitalists won, its because there were capitalists already’

 

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9 TED Talks to restore your faith in politics

9 TED Talks to restore your faith in politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Modern politics turns you off? Here’s how to reconnect — and take charge of your world.
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The far right is weaselling into the mainstream, dressed up in suits | Paul Mason

The far right is weaselling into the mainstream, dressed up in suits | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It may be Austria’s democratic right to elect a cleaned-up fascist as president, but it is our right to suspend the country from the EU
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The snowflake model: Marshall Ganz on how technology has changed organizing revolutions | P2P Foundation

Marshall Ganz is a ‘social movement scholar’ and author of the book, Why David Sometimes Wins.He shares his general thoughts on the use of social media in the Arab spring.
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Labour Shadow Chancellor pledges to double the co-operative economy | Co-operatives UK Newsroom

Labour Shadow Chancellor pledges to double the co-operative economy | Co-operatives UK Newsroom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-operatives UK has welcomed the announcement (Wednesday 20 April) by the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, that the Lab
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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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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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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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On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? Anthropology professor and best selling author David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully…

 

 

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Difference between revisions of "Toward a Neo-Polanyian Conception of Capitalist Crisis" - P2P Foundation

Difference between revisions of "Toward a Neo-Polanyian Conception of Capitalist Crisis" - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The double movement is the periodic balancing in capitalist societies between the push for marketization, which aims to disembbed the market from society, and the counter-movement pushing for social protection, which seeks to re-embed the market into society. Nancy Fraser wants to add a third term, "emancipation", which includes the insights of critical theory that oppression is not just caused by the economy and the market, but is wedded in society itself, and thus baked into the counter-movement as well."

 

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A Left-Libertarian Analysis of the Brazil Coup | P2P Foundation

The mainstream of the free market libertarian movement in Latin America identifies with the old right-wing elites who have backed military coups.
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Why the P2P and Commons Movement Must Act Trans-Locally and Trans-Nationally | P2P Foundation

Michel Bauwens (Madison, Wisconsin), June 12, 2016: Part One – Analyzing the global situation One of the best books I have read in the last ten years is undoubtedly, The Structure of World History, by Kojin Karatini.
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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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The Inevitable Rise of the Berniecrats

The Inevitable Rise of the Berniecrats | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Best Learning Is From Experience - The Duopoly Is Rigged To Deny Representation Of The People: "I served proudly as a first round Democratic Delegate. I got up and spoke on behalf of Bernie at my caucus. Fueled by my personal belief in his message and truths, I thought seriously about continuing onward politically, as far as it took to make a real difference. Then I found out some of the details they don't tell you, but are being slowly exposed more and more daily- it's all rigged. The rules are an antiquated sham, the process has holes big enough to drive a truck through, and everything comes down to money, salesmanship, connections, and leveraged party loyalty. It's a glorified pyramid scheme that makes a mockery of actual democracy, grooming people to be good Democratic career politicians who fall in line for those senior few who play the game best. Layers upon layers of petty power games and agendas separate the voice and will of the people from any actual political, governmental, and legislative representation."

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Documentary: what are the conditions to move from relative political democracy to full economic democracy ? | P2P Foundation

An excellent documentary, with english subtitles, coming from Sweden: “This is a solid, thought provoking documentary covering a relevant economic topic in-depth. The question of capitalism’s grip on the modern world is highly relevant today and the film questions if we should be pushing for a democratic cooperative way of doing business, showing case studies... Continue reading →
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Panarchy 101: A Primer | P2P Foundation

“What makes political systems cross over the threshold into parameter transformations? Some breakpoints occur when a technological development enables individuals to engage in previously unimagined activities and collectivities to pursue previously inconceivable policy goals…. a turning point that occurs when the resources or practices of a system can no longer cope with one more increment... Continue reading →
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Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, and its main thinkers | P2P Foundation

2 diagrams that map the big picture of the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, underpinned by peer-to-peer and collaborative dimensions.
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Paul Mason accused of being a Tory | Coffee House

Paul Mason accused of being a Tory | Coffee House | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Now that Jeremy Corbyn is head of the Labour party, his army of Corbynistas are waiting in the wings, ready to brand anyone who shows the slightest sign of disloyalty a ‘red Tory’. Some of the ‘Tories’ so far outed by the hard left include Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper, John McTernan, Stella Creasy, Harriet Harman, Tony Blair and Lord Adonis.

 

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I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump

I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From the era of slavery to the rise of Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites. All Americans deserve better.
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