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Leif Thomas Olsen: Citizen Lobby

Leif Thomas Olsen: Citizen Lobby | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet holds endless opportunities for exchange and dialogue and the promise of developing a better democratic model. Day-to-day politics are largely driven by economic lobbies in the interest of what Habermas calls their „generalised particularism,“ the threat to take jobs and tax revenues elsewhere. Citizens’ influence over politicians is twofold: they are asked for ...It’s Open Access! Check it out!
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A mature understanding of the role of the internet in the Middle Eastern revolutions | P2P Foundation

A mature understanding of the role of the internet in the Middle Eastern revolutions | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Tufekci: Autocratic regimes don’t stay in power for decades by governing randomly; rather, they do so by following a tried-and-tested playbook of strategic censorship, isolation and repression of dissent. And control over information flows and the public sphere is a key element of this model of autocratic regime. Regimes in the Middle East actively sought to prevent and control the spread of information because they understood that keeping sparks of dissent from lighting prairie fires of uprisings was crucial. Dissidents were punished disproportionately – long prison sentence for the smallest offenses, torture — not just because the security forces happened to be composed of sadists, but because of the same problem: to prevent cascades of dissent from taking off. The Internet has opened up the public sphere; it has allowed citizens to express their views and coordinate with each other. Does that always lead to revolution? No, you need the dissent to be there on the ground. But it does mean that such that regimes cannot continue to govern as before. They are forced to play a new game.

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Wikileaks Party deregistered due to lack of members - Delimiter - Delimiter

Wikileaks Party deregistered due to lack of members - Delimiter - Delimiter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The short-lived political party formed around Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission after it fell short of the requirement to have 500 registered members.
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Syriza's dilemma, and ours | openDemocracy - Open Democracy

Syriza's dilemma, and ours | openDemocracy - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Do the “agreements” reached on July 13 mark the end of an era? Yes, but certainly not in the sense suggested by the press release of the “summit”. Italiano. Français.
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The “why” of everything in just over 1000 words | P2P Foundation

The “why” of everything in just over 1000 words | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A post dedicated to setting down in black and white the great conceptual frameworks within which we understand the world.
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Why the killing of Greece is really the killing of Europe | P2P Foundation

Why the killing of Greece is really the killing of Europe | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Economic individualism, the degenerate son of liberalism, now turns into nationalist egoism. The political leaders of this Europe have let us down because they are denying us our future: the cynical and indifferent face of the rich appears, as it turns away while Greece is abandoned just as the boatloads of desperate refugees are left to sink in the Mediterranean. These leaders look to us like those men of Weimar Germany in bowler hats and tailcoats portrayed by George Grosz’s satirical pen. The enemies of the European project have it easy against this caricatural, but partially lifelike, representation of the real European Union. And we Europhiles and federalists remain speechless because the national leaders and communitarian institutions do not lend us any support.

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The historical origins of the Democratic Autonomy experience in Rojava | P2P Foundation

The historical origins of the Democratic Autonomy experience in Rojava | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By focusing on hierarchy instead of class, Bookchin became the first Leftist thinker to offer a coherent, meaningful framework for the liberation struggles in the Middle East. His narrative implies that a revolutionary movement in Kurdistan is a struggle at the material origin of institutional hierarchy itself. Although such a localized struggle cannot automatically release hierarchy’s tight grip over rest of the world, it does powerfully illustrate the full scope of the revolutionary task at hand. In this way, the Kurdish freedom movement is not only influenced by social ecology, it also enriches that perspective and articulates it further. The human beings who live at the material origins of institutional hierarchy, and who have maintained organic ways of life there for millennia, are now answering the call to establish the positive conditions of a free society.

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The neoliberal background to the Greek crisis | P2P Foundation

The neoliberal background to the Greek crisis | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The crushing of political choice is not a side-effect of this utopian belief system but a necessary component. Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing …
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The euro ‘family’ has shown it is capable of real cruelty | Suzanne Moore

The euro ‘family’ has shown it is capable of real cruelty | Suzanne Moore | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker seek to justify their Greek bailout deal, but what kind of family asset-strips one of its members in broad daylight?
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ResPublica.gr: encourage and strengthen political dialogue

ResPublica.gr: encourage and strengthen political dialogue | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Respublica.gr team started its operation in January 2015, as an initiative to promote analytical articles of opinions concerning every aspect of human life: politics, economy, science, art and technology, social relations and the type of modern human society. At the same time, we hope to encourage and strengthen political dialogue, through book reviews, on writers and books of yesteryear, and enrich the already existing knowledge through translations of thinkers who are not widely known to the public.

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Messages from the Immaterial Commons: 4 | P2P Foundation

Messages from the Immaterial Commons: 4 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Independent Practititioners Network is an example of commoning as a form of neoliberal heresy
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Next to Plan A, rendition, and plan B, grexit, Greece needs a Plan C, i.e. a plan for commons transition | P2P Foundation

Next to Plan A, rendition, and plan B, grexit, Greece needs a Plan C, i.e. a plan for commons transition | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“All we know is this: over the past couple of years, the debate within Syriza on how to resolve the crisis has essentially revolved around two poles: the government’s original plan A — to end austerity within the eurozone — and the more radical alternative originally proposed by the party’s left faction, whose Plan B envisions a unilateral default and Grexit as a way out of the misery. We also know that the latter plan has gained more and more support from Syriza cadres (even those close to Tsipras) as the negotiations with creditors stalled.

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This endless quest for growth will see Greece self-destruct | P2P Foundation

This endless quest for growth will see Greece self-destruct | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
So what is a sustainable path forward for Greece?
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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership bid has a momentum even he didn't expect

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership bid has a momentum even he didn't expect | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anti-austerity candidate has tapped into strong public antipathy towards slick politicians. Win or lose, he has brought excitement to the campaign
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The European left in shock after the defeat of Greece | P2P Foundation

The European left in shock after the defeat of Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Six months after promising the end of austerity, the Syriza leadership had to sign an agreement which not just imposes an extreme neoliberal impoverishment of its people, but actually suspends democracy, since the agreement explicitely states that no laws can be voted without agreement of the European institutions. The radicality of this defeat is not …
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As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in

Please Like, Subscribe, and Share This! What do you think? Let us know by leaving a comment. Get the latest news from http://baphled.com DENVER (AP) ...
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Interview with Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval on the Politics of the Common | P2P Foundation

Interview with Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval on the Politics of the Common | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The interview was conducted by Amador Fernández-Savater. Dardot and Laval are the authors of a book on neoliberalism and a book on the ‘common': “Common, Essay on revolution in the 21st Century”. * “What was your intention in writing the book? Why set out this key idea of the common here and now? Pierre Dardot: …
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Rare Interview With Spain’s Robin Hood Enric Duran

Rare Interview With Spain’s Robin Hood Enric Duran | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rare Interview With Spain’s Robin Hood Enric Duran | Brave The World http://t.co/8c88WI8b4K vía @bravetheworld
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On the role of Platform Based Peer Production and the Commons in the dynamics of Innovation

On the role of Platform Based Peer Production and the Commons in the dynamics of Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If confronted with the current state of the global system that we call human civilization we cannot hide from the harsh truth: the system we have built – across ages and several Techno-Economic Paradigm Shifts[1] – now looks in a particularly complex situation.

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Book of the Day: Social Media, Politics and the State | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Social Media, Politics and the State | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: Trottier, Daniel and Christian Fuchs, eds. 2015. Social media, politics and the state. Protests, revolutions, riots, crime and policing in the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. New York: Routledge. Here is the summary of the book: This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and …
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Official review of the first meeting of the EU Intergroup on the Commons | P2P Foundation

Official review of the first meeting of the EU Intergroup on the Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The debates in Italy (with the history of the referendum on water as common good) are the most advanced reflecting the content and strategic options. A interesting input gave Ernest Urtasun from the Catalonian left-green party – referring to a more general approach for a Fundamental Charter on Common Goods. Republished from Elisabetta Cangelosi, and …
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A Critique of the Austerity Proposal put forward by Syriza for Greece, and an Alternative. | ResPublica

A Critique of the Austerity Proposal put forward by Syriza for Greece, and an Alternative. | ResPublica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It is increasingly likely although not a done deal that Greece will come to an agreement with the 19 European Union countries that use the Euro, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (the troika) in the next week or so. The Greek proposal which can be found on the New York Times website for July 10, 2015 is similar to what the European Union proposed last week and that Greek voters overwhelmingly voted no to last Sunday, July 5th, 2015. There will be a new three year loan to the Greek government of $59 billion dollars and there will be an infusion of Euros into Greek banks so that they can reopen and make loans. Although it is not in the proposed agreement that the Greek parliament has ratified and the European Union countries, the IMF and the ECB still have to ratify, there will be further negotiations that will lead to some reduction of the Greek government debt or extending the payment period after the agreement is signed. It is probable that the Eurozone countries, the IMF and the ECB will accept the latest Greek proposal.

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James Galbraith on the consequences of a Greek capitulation | P2P Foundation

James Galbraith on the consequences of a Greek capitulation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from an interview conducted before the news of the agreement was know, but still relevant. James Galbraith is interviewed by Lynn Parramore. * LP: What are the alternatives for Greece at this point? JG: “Capitulation or exit. It really depends upon a political judgment in the Greek government, which is opaque to me. There …
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Swiss solution for Greece: two currencies - Bernard Lietaer Euro co-designer | P2P Foundation

Swiss solution for Greece: two currencies - Bernard Lietaer Euro co-designer | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the architects of the Euro, Bernard Lietaer thinks hard liners in bailout negotiations are only twisting the knife in the wound.

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David Graeber on Resistance In A Time Of Total Bureaucratization | P2P Foundation

David Graeber on Resistance In A Time Of Total Bureaucratization | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The lecture by David Graeber for a audience of occupying students in Amsterdam is a bit chaotic at first but is very much worth your time listening to. Watch the video here:
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