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The fragile beauty of peer-to-peer activism: The public campaign for the rights of media consumers in South Korea

In South Korea, the oligopoly of three conservative media conglomerates, popularly dubbed Chojoongdong, has been identified as a hindrance to the country’s democratic consolidation. This issue came to the fore during the mass candlelight protests in Seoul in 2008 against the then newly elected conservative government’s resumption of American beef imports despite public concern over the credibility of US food regulation. Born out of the beef protests was a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of individual citizens who called for media reform, condemning what they saw as Chojoongdong’s biased dominance of public discourse. Based on an ethnographic study of the inception and evolution of this digitally mediated network, Eonsoju, from 2008 to 2013, this article discusses the spatial opportunities and institutional challenges of digital activism. Eonsoju initially demonstrated a considerable potential of a P2P model for activism, but it soon had to compromise its structural and operational strengths due to legal pressures.

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Submission by Chris Cook to the Land Reform Review Group | UCL Resiliblog

ISRS Senior Research Fellow, Chris Cook, on behalf of Nordic Enterprise Trust, was invited to submit evidence to assist the work of the Land Reform Review Group (LRRG). The Group has been set up by the Scottish Government to develop innovative and radical proposals that will contribute to Scotland’s future success.

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There is no agenda for Australian youth - Rational Radical

There is no agenda for Australian youth - Rational Radical | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The intergenerational theft that is the legacy for our youth is not public debt, it is the mountain of private debt at the heart of our new banana republic
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▶ Noam Chomsky (2014) "Reform or Revolution?" - YouTube

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mb-74eiLBE March 28, 2014
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Cultivating Reform and Revolution

Cultivating Reform and Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mountains and rivers, skyscrapers and dams – the world is filled with objects and structures that appear sturdy. Glancing upwards at a skyscraper, or mountain, a person may know that these obelisks will not remain eternally unchanged, but in the moment of the glance we maintain a certain casual confidence that they are not about to crumble suddenly. Yet skyscrapers collapse, mountains erode, rivers run dry or change course, and dams crack under the pressure of the waters they hold. Even equipped with this knowledge it is still tempting to view such structures as enduringly solid. Perhaps the residents of Lisbon, in November of 1755, had a similar faith in the sturdiness of the city they had built, a faith that was shattered in an earthquake – and aftershocks – that demonstrated all too terribly the fragility at the core of all physical things.

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If you want to know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look what just happened in Canada

If you want to know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look what just happened in Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If anyone tries to convince you that TTIP is no threat to a government’s ability to protect its people, just point them to Canada.
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Greek Alt. Administrative Reform Minister: Reforms for the People and Not for Lenders

Greek Alt. Administrative Reform Minister: Reforms for the People and Not for Lenders | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“We will turn the reforms plan upside down ” said Greek Alternate Minister for Administrative Reform George Katrougalos speaking to ANA-MPA Web TV. “We are doing the reforms for the people and for the State and not for our lenders” he added.
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The coming financial crisis: a harbinger of world renewal? | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

The coming financial crisis: a harbinger of world renewal? | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the prospect of global financial crisis beckons once again, will our elected leaders finally accept the need for an entirely new economic approach that breaks away from the primacy of growth and profit – or will their hand be forced by a resurgence of mass public protest?
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Framing Interventions | Graham Scambler

It is one thing to explore options and alternatives, for education or health systems for example, but quite another to construct a blueprint for a post-capitalist society. Maybe utopian blueprintsshould remain petit narratives since they can too easily appeal to totalitarian casts of mind and become ideologies in their own right. Marx was acutely conscious of this.

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