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Gates Foundation is spearheading the neoliberal plunder of African agriculture

Gates Foundation is spearheading the neoliberal plunder of African agriculture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation - widely assumed to be 'doing good', is imposing a neoliberal model of development and corporate domination that's opening up Africa's agriculture to land and seed-grabbing global agribusiness, writes Colin Todhunter. In the process it is foreclosing on the real solutions - enhancing food security, food sovereignty and the move to agroecological farming.
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Tomgram: Michael Klare, Are Resource Wars Our Future? | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Are Resource Wars Our Future? | TomDispatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held...
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Skouries forest gold mining

Skouries forest gold mining | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Across the world are conflict zones, they resemble war zones, only they are not, these are conflict zones where ordinary citizens find themselves in conflict with extractive industry, oil, fracking, mining.
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Majority of coal, oil and gas must stay buried to limit global warming

Majority of coal, oil and gas must stay buried to limit global warming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scientists at University College London say 80 per cent of the world's coal, a third of its oil and half of the gas reserves must remain unburnt to limit global warming to two degrees Celcius.
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The Aztecs of Mexico: A Zero Waste Society

The Aztecs of Mexico: A Zero Waste Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While technological innovation is often seen as the answer to modern waste problems, what can we learn from the historical methods used by great ancient societies such as the Aztecs of Mexico?
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Resource Based Economy

The term and meaning of a Resource Based Economy was originated by Jacque Fresco. It is a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.




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Buffer Vehicles as Commons in a Carpooling System - P2P Foundation

Buffer Vehicles as Commons in a Carpooling System - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Anybody has explored the idea of "buffer vehicules" in a carpooling system ?

 
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Half of all tree species in Amazon 'face extinction' - BBC News

Half of all tree species in Amazon 'face extinction' - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.
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Video of the Day: Warning To the People of Earth | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: Warning To the People of Earth | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“William Rees is the co-creator of the Eco-Footprint concept. He has measured humanity’s use of the planet’s resource, and what he has discovered is frightening. We are using more resources than the planet can possibly supply us with. Without a huge change in the way we live, our planet-wide civilization will likely collapse. This 29-minute documentary is a compilation of his lectures, and a summary of his warning.”

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Alberta tar sands

Alberta tar sands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Flail away the skin of the living earth, strip it of forests, topsoil, what is called overburden, create a desolate landscape, toxic lagoons, spoil heaps, all to get at the tar sands beneath.
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Exhaustion of cheap mineral resources is terraforming Earth – scientific report - The Guardian

Exhaustion of cheap mineral resources is terraforming Earth – scientific report - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new landmark scientific report drawing on the work of the world's leading mineral experts forecasts that industrial civilisation's extraction of critical minerals and fossil fuel resources is reaching the limits of economic feasibility, and could lead to a collapse of key infrastructures unless new ways to manage resources are implemented.

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Resource Based Economy

Resource Based Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Resource Based Economy is a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, barter, debt or servitude.
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Ripple = a standard protocol for routing payments through arbitrary currency network

Ripple = a standard protocol for routing payments through arbitrary currency network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Ripple is a payment system, which enables global financial transactions of any size with no chargebacks. It is built upon a distributed, open source internet protocol, consensus ledger and native currency called ripples. The Ripple network supports any fiat currency, cryptocurrency, commodity or other unit of value." 

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