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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth
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The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution — invironment — Medium

The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution - invironment - Medium
I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14.
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Why revolution is no longer possible - Open Democracy

Why revolution is no longer possible - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Democracy Why revolution is no longer possible Open Democracy But it is mistaken to claim — as Jeremy Rifkin does in his newest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society — that the sharing economy has sounded the end of capitalism and inaugurated a...
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Dylan Kile Summers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 12:29 PM

Revolution is no longer possible because the power and domination over the people strikes more fear to the people then it has ever before. It requires power to take power, but anyone who tried to get power to over throw it is quickly shot down and the threat is eliminated. Any violent behavior or signs of rebellion is dealt with immediately.  People are now viewing themselves as the problem instead of the society they live in. 

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How the Paris Communards made their lives luxurious

How the Paris Communards made their lives luxurious | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An interview about the Paris Communards' ideas about changing the world. From People & Nature
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MEETING MRS. PINCHBECK: INSIDE THE CENTER FOR PLANETARY CULTURE - thenuminous.net

MEETING MRS. PINCHBECK: INSIDE THE CENTER FOR PLANETARY CULTURE - thenuminous.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Daniel Pinchbeck met new wife Jana Astanov, it was a meeting of minds. Now, they're introducing left field think thank the Center for Planetary Culture
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El Empleo

El Empleo | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A chilling animation, where a man awakes in the morning. He shaves, grabs his sweater, and crosses the city.

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Cultivating Reform and Revolution

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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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Movements of Radical Imagination; How Ordinary People Are Building A New World

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This article looks into the ways in which meaningful, positive cultural change is being made by revolutionary movements around the world, including the Cypherpunk movement, which advocates encryption as a tool to foster free expression and equality. It is the first article for the Cryptosphere by noted writer Nozomi Hayase.

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The Rojava revolution - Open Democracy

The Rojava revolution - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People fighting for survival experiment with their own path to
democracy in the Middle East. Not just another effort to carve out an ethnic niche,
but to establish a multi-ethnic, multi-religious democracy.
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Rojava's Communes and Councils

On Saturday, December 6, the Academic Delegation to Rojava met in Qamişlo with two representatives of  Tev-dem, the Movement for a Democratic Society. Abdulkerim Omar and Çınar Salih first gave us some background to Rojava’s thinking about the state and democracy. Then they explained the structure of the democratic self-government—the commune and council system—and took our questions. Speaking through translators, Salih did most of the talking.


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Rojava – the formation of an economic alternative: Private property in the service of all

Rojava – the formation of an economic alternative: Private property in the service of all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  by Michael Knapp, Historian; Translated from German original by Richard Braude   The revolution in Rojava (West Kurdistan/ North Syria), which started in Kobanî (Ain al-Arab) and spread like wildfire through Afrîn, Dêrik (Al-Malikiya), Qamişlo (Al-Qamishli),...
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The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence - Huffington Post

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Artificial superintelligence is coming, probably whether we like it or not, and probably within our lifetimes. If many of the experts are correct, this will either be our greatest dream or our worst nightmare.
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David Graeber on Kobani: “No. This is a Genuine Revolution”

David Graeber on Kobani: “No. This is a Genuine Revolution” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, activist, anarchist David Graeber had written an article for the Guardian in October, in the first weeks of the ISIS attacks to Kobane (North Syria), and asked why the world was ignoring the revolutionary Syrian Kurds.
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5minU: The Institutional Revolution (about trust)

The Institutional Revolution is a fascinating history of the pre-Modern British Aristocracy, from about 1550 to 1860, the time of "Rule, Brittania." Dou
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Why Did the 'Twitter Revolutions' Fail? - New York Times

Why Did the 'Twitter Revolutions' Fail? - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social media can upend a society, but it can’t build a new one.
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The revolution that worked

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There is an unspoken taboo among paleoanthropologists against calling what made us human a social revolution – and Christopher Boehm’s work has broken through that taboo, CHRIS KNIGHT of the Radical Anthropology Group argues in this guest post. Knight is  responding to Steve Drury’s extended review of Boehm’s recent book, published by People & Nature earlier this month.


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Resilience — a fully voluntary wealth sharing network — Medium

Resilience — a fully voluntary wealth sharing network — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What if there’s a revolution looming around the corner, yet to be discovered ?

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Listen, Anarchists!

The only way to change the structure of wealth in society, is to change the way we produce and share, by producing and distributing wealth differently, we change the structure of society itself. The preamble of constitution of the IWW states this quite well: “The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old”

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Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution?

Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle
The declaration on the rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle, was originally presented at the World Social Forum in Tunis.
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A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse - The Baffler

A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse - The Baffler | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

hat is a revolution? We used to think we knew. Revolutions were seizures of power by popular forces aiming to transform the very nature of the political, social, and economic system in the country in which the revolution took place, usually according to some visionary dream of a just society. Nowadays, we live in an age when, if rebel armies do come sweeping into a city, or mass uprisings overthrow a dictator, it’s unlikely to have any such implications; when profound social transformation does occur—as with, say, the rise of feminism—it’s likely to take an entirely different form. It’s not that revolutionary dreams aren’t out there. But contemporary revolutionaries rarely think they can bring them into being by some modern-day equivalent of storming the Bastille.

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Could Alternative currencies be the key to the revolution? • /r/Anarchism

Could Alternative currencies be the key to the revolution? • /r/Anarchism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It no secret that the dollar is a fiat currency. It only has value because it's backed by the United States Government. 

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Havin Guneser on the Rojava Revolution | P2P Foundation

Havin Guneser on the Rojava Revolution | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“At mid-afternoon on 15 September 2014, the foreign minister of Kobane, Omer Mus, received a call from a UN official stating that Turkey was prepared to take in 40,000 refugees crossing the border from Kobane. Hours later, ISIS began attacking the city from all three sides and the YPG and YPJ forces began a massive evacuation of tens of thousands of villagers. Those that remained took part in a historic defence of their city, which, had it not been successful, could have had disastrous consequences for the people of the region.

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Revolution Defended in Rojava--For Now, by Alexander Kolokotronis

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Revolution Defended in Rojava--For Now, by Alexander Kolokotronis<br/><br/>, New Politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After approximately four and a half months of fighting, Kurdish forces have successfully pushed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIS or ISIL) out of Kobanî. The coalition of ground forces most notably included the People’s Defense Units (YPG) , Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) , and the Peshmerga from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).At the same time, through the air, a U.S. led-coalition made 700 airstrikes against ISIS. On February 6 it was reported  “fourteen more villages and some strategically important points have been liberated.” In an October 2014 article for Naked Capitalism Claude Salhani noted the strategic importance of the region. Salhani stated “victory for” ISIS in the region “would give the group prestige among the dozens of groups lined up in the fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It would also secure the terror organization’s flow of oil to a lucrative market.”

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Rojava: The Revolution we do not hear about

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During the Spanish Civil War, Anarchists took control of towns, organised, until they were crushed by the Fascists.
Syriza has brought hope to Greece, inspired the Spanish to elect Podemos, it may spread further.
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