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State Power and Commoning: Transcending a Problematic Relationship - Commons Strategies

State Power and Commoning: Transcending a Problematic Relationship - Commons Strategies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can the State the re-imagined for a commons-centric world – and, can Commoners come up with creative action initiatives to advance a this vision.
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Rethinking Markets: Anarchism, Capitalism, and the State

Rethinking Markets: Anarchism, Capitalism, and the State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Markets are generally conceived as the bulwark of capitalism, greasing the wheels of capital accumulation and mobilisation and creating the class relations characteristic of modern capitalism.
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National borders are becoming irrelevant, says John McDonnell

National borders are becoming irrelevant, says John McDonnell | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Shadow chancellor predicts international open borders by end of century as Labour’s Yvette Cooper backs need for checks

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Thinking through Law & Code - The Future of the State and The Blockchain - Backfeed Magazine

Thinking through Law & Code - The Future of the State and The Blockchain - Backfeed Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 1996, John Perry Barlow, american poet, writer for the grateful dead and cyber-libertarian activist had the admirable nerve to address the world economic forum in Davos, and share with the bewildered, Armani suited gentleman on scene the following “Declaration of the independence of cyberspace”, which went like this: Governments of the Industrial World, you …
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Bitcoin and sharing economy pave the way for new 'digital state'

Bitcoin and sharing economy pave the way for new 'digital state' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock claims that innovations in the
technology industry could lay the foundations for better public services

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G.K. Chesterton's fence and the consequences of lowering barriers

G.K. Chesterton's fence and the consequences of lowering barriers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” - G.K. Chesterton. Technologists and free-marketeers are obsessed with removing barriers: Barriers to entry. Frictions. Levee...
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"Transparency for the state! Privacy for the rest of us!"

"Transparency for the state! Privacy for the rest of us!" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When something stops being an instrument for democracy and justice and becomes a slogan, that’s when we have a problem. Look what they’ve done with 'Love', 'Peace', 'Democracy' and 'Justice'…
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Jean Lievens: Feasible Direct Democracy

Jean Lievens: Feasible Direct Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Six offerings against the doctrines which state “We cannot change the system” or “There is no better system than the current one”!

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Chavista theory of transition towards the communal state - Open Democracy

Chavista theory of transition towards the communal state - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the Maduro
administration steps up the counter-offensive against speculation, such
measures might well result in the retention of a Chavista majority in the
National Assembly this December.
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New Book Debunks Myth that the Private Sector Drives Innovation

New Book Debunks Myth that the Private Sector Drives Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s a prevailing narrative about innovation in America today, one so familiar that it is rarely questioned. It goes something like this: Innovation happens in the private sector. The public sector is a sort of encumbrance that is necessary for serving the public good and fixing market failures, but by and large it’s a drag on the economy and a hamper on innovation. 
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FBI puts top Anonymous 'hacktivist' Jeremy Hammond on terrorism watchlist - Raw Story

FBI puts top Anonymous 'hacktivist' Jeremy Hammond on terrorism watchlist - Raw Story | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Raw Story FBI puts top Anonymous 'hacktivist' Jeremy Hammond on terrorism watchlist Raw Story The prominent Anonymous “hacktivist” Jeremy Hammond, who participated in some of the hacking collective's most audacious cyber acts, was placed by the FBI...
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How The CIA Made Google - Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

How The CIA Made Google - Mintpress News (registration) (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet.
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THE COMMONS, STATE POWER AND NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

THE COMMONS, STATE POWER AND NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENTS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Market/State is in crisis and representative democracy seems to be broken. Many argue, that both problems need to be adressed for the sake of social coherence and security. We think, that adressing them properly implies rethinking the core ideas state power and representative democracy are based upon. After all, there is nothing in the current institutional arrangment or in the system of representation through political parties defending the commons: nor as a special type of institutions, nor as a world-view, nor as a plethora of social practices.  
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Blockchain Applications Will Thrive, but Only With State Support -

This article was written by Rupert Hackett, Community Manager at BuyaBitcoin.com.au, a wholly Australian owned and operated bitcoin company.

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Julian Assange - Google Is Not What It Seems

Julian Assange - Google Is Not What It Seems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet. WikiLeaks readers can obtain a 20 percent discount on the cover price when ordering from the OR Books website by using the coupon code "WIKILEAKS".

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Why the Economics Of "Me" Can't Replace the Economics Of "We" - Evonomics

Why the Economics Of "Me" Can't Replace the Economics Of "We" - Evonomics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For more than two hundred years, mainstream thinking has regarded the market as the primary source of material “progress.” And indeed, to a large extent that’s been true. But yesterday is not forever. Today the market is approaching a point of diminishing returns – systemic diminishing returns. It is yielding less well-being per unit of output by practically any measure, and more problems instead: obesity instead of good health, congestion instead of mobility , time deficits instead of leisure, depression and stress instead of a sense of well-being, social fracture rather than cohesion, environmental degradation rather than improvement.

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Paul Mason: the P2P Movement has paid insufficient attention to the state | P2P Foundation

Paul Mason: the P2P Movement has paid insufficient attention to the state | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This excerpt, chosen and provided to us by Nathan Cravens, is from Paul Mason’s latest book on PostCapitalism: “At present, the community of thinkers and activists around the peer-to-peer movement are heavily focused on experimental, small-scale projects – credit unions or co-ops, for example. When they think about the state, it is at the level …
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Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)

Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
109 minutes | Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in...
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Industry 4.0: We Don’t Need A New Industrial Policy But A Better Regulatory Framework

Industry 4.0: We Don’t Need A New Industrial Policy But A Better Regulatory Framework | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Good economic policy rests on a clear idea of what the state and business should do or leave to others. This clear division is missing in Industry 4.0. During a recent conference in Berlin, an industry leader quipped “Industry 4.0 is the first industrial transformation to be enacted by the state”. Surprisingly, the audience’s reaction was …
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Erik Olin Wright on the Role of the State, the Market and Civil Society | P2P Foundation

Erik Olin Wright on the Role of the State, the Market and Civil Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Erik Olin Wright, from a 2007 text in ‘Compass Points': “Capitalism would be an unreproducible and chaotic social order if the state played the minimalist role specified in the libertarian fantasy, but it would also, as Polanyi argued, function much more erratically if civil society was absorbed into the economy as a fully commodified and …
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Greece and the passing of the nation state

Greece and the passing of the nation state | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In Athen's Syntagma Square, back-to-back demonstrations this week calling for a "Yes" or "No" vote in Sunday's era-defining Greek referendum featured a noticeableclass split: poorer, less-educated monolinguals largely supported Syriza's rejection of the EU austerity deal, while a more cosmopolitan, better-dressed crowd passionately demanded their right to remain in the euro, nevermind what consequences austerity is having on their less financially insulated compatriots.

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Silicon Valley Is Creating 'The Camera Panoptic...

Silicon Valley Is Creating 'The Camera Panoptic... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this powerful and indignant article, Aral Balkan – verging on ‘mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more‘ mode, exposes the nascent total surveillance state, what he calls ‘Spyware 2.0′ and their fraudulent ‘free’ services.
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Beyond the Market-State - Dissident Voice

Beyond the Market-State - Dissident Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable
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British Army to establish a brigade of trolls

British Army to establish a brigade of trolls | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We have the police infiltrating activists. Now we have the State trolling.
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