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How Occupy the Farm Gave a Breath of Fresh Air to the Occupy Movement and Asserted its Right to Reclaim the Commons

How Occupy the Farm Gave a Breath of Fresh Air to the Occupy Movement and Asserted its Right to Reclaim the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Occupy Movement writ large has not been shy about any of these questions – from Zucotti Park to Oscar Grant plaza, to public squares everywhere, the movement has pushed the boundaries of the law. In return, it has received grim treatment that bears frequent recall: Scott Olsen, the Iraq War veteran who received a traumatic head injury from an Oakland Police Department projectile; the pepper-spraying and beatings of students at UC campuses; police abuse in New York City, and countless arrests are testament to the lengths the authorities will go, daily, to protect and serve private property and big financial interests. From abolition to civil rights to the anti-war movements, we know this is how the state responds when the Commons are reclaimed, whether the Commons in question are political spaces or physical territory.
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As Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar count patents, warning signs ahead

As Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar count patents, warning signs ahead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Government regulators and the taxi industry can’t stop Uber — but maybe a patent can.
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Lyft CEO Logan Green Will Drive Interactive Keynote Mon. March 16

Lyft CEO Logan Green Will Drive Interactive Keynote Mon. March 16 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Logan Green, co-founder and CEO of Lyfthas a vision to fill the 80 percent of empty seats on the road and ultimately transform the face of transportation around the world. Long fascinated by innovation in transportation, Green grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of his time stuck in traffic. Fast forward a few years to 2007 Lyft was born. Not as Lyft but as Zimride.

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Green Activist is First Mainstream UK Politician to Accept Bitcoin

London-based green activist Gulnar Hasnain has become the first mainstream political candidate to accept bitcoin in the UK.
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5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future

5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While the problems we face have never been greater, our capacity to meet challenges is outpacing them.
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How Google Attacks Problems—Not People

How Google Attacks Problems—Not People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In strong cultures, everybody knows where they want to go and do what they need to get there. In weak cultures, people just do what they're told.
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The New Age Of Platforms

The New Age Of Platforms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s easy to scoff at early adopters, but that shouldn’t blind us to new capabilities that can either propel us forward or run us over.
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How Big Data Can Help in the Fight to Save India’s Tigers

How Big Data Can Help in the Fight to Save India’s Tigers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tigers remain one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring creatures on our planet. Yet despite being widely revered for their strength, ferocity and beauty, the tiger is in danger.
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Building Moral Robots, With Whose Morals?

Building Moral Robots, With Whose Morals? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BEAR, or Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot, is designed to help soldiers in need. But other robots could take on roles as combatants.
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How These 3 Entrepreneurs Are Building Airbnb Empires to Quit Their Day Jobs

How These 3 Entrepreneurs Are Building Airbnb Empires to Quit Their Day Jobs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy increasingly looks like the quickest route to your own business for most people.
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Glove One: The 3D Printed Smartphone Glove

Glove One: The 3D Printed Smartphone Glove | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Brian Cera is a maker who likes to give back to the open-source community of 3D designers and 3D printing enthusiasts, and that’s just what he is doing with a 3D printed product that is very likely to hit the spotlight and gain a lot of attention from technology enthusiasts.
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Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town

Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani.
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Unions suffer for lack of killer app amid rise of sharing economy - Financial Times

Unions suffer for lack of killer app amid rise of sharing economy - Financial Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bhairavi Desai is an un­expected taxi drivers’ leader. A woman in an almost all-male industry, the executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance is not a cab driver herself. She does not even have a driver’s licence.
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How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Eric Brisson / Flickr Safety is often celebrated as the biggest benefit of a world full of driverless cars, but two other presumed social improvements follow closely behind.
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Richie Hecker: Thanks to the Sharing Economy, Everyone Is an Entrepreneuer

Richie Hecker: Thanks to the Sharing Economy, Everyone Is an Entrepreneuer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Richie Hecker, Chairman and CEO of Traction + Scale: Once upon a time, people went and got a job and had a single boss. Those days are nearing their end. With the rise of the shared economy, everyone is now an entrepreneur.
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Increasing the GDP of the Internet - MIT Technology Review (blog)

Increasing the GDP of the Internet - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Improving payment technology is vital if Internet companies are to make an impact, says Stripe CEO Patrick Collison.
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The Unlikely Marriage Between Apple and IBM

The Unlikely Marriage Between Apple and IBM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The recent IBM-Apple partnership shows how much has changed since 1984. Today, firms prosper by widening and deepening connections to talent, information, partners and consumers.
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Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality - Engadget

Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality - Engadget | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you've wanted a laptop where all the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion R
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Local Motors to open Knoxville microfactory, storefront

Local Motors to open Knoxville microfactory, storefront | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jay Rogers aims for the company he co-founded to build at a Knoxville microfactory an attractive, electric-powered vehicle designed for staff at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to get around campus.
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Two thirds of Aussies will use sharing economy sites in 2015

Two thirds of Aussies will use sharing economy sites in 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MORE than two thirds of Aussies are planning to make extra money from sharing economy sites such as Uber, Airtasker and Airbnb in 2015, according to a new study.
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Micro-Factory: “smallest photochemical factory in the world”

Micro-Factory: “smallest photochemical factory in the world” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The future is small, but strong for film. After reading more about ADOX, and how they make their film now, I have to say I am really impressed. They made the downsized gracefully. They believe in...
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How the Next Generation of Detroit Artisans Found a Home

How the Next Generation of Detroit Artisans Found a Home | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Christopher Gorski, a local designer and self-described "car nut," sells his Detroit-themed apparel at the market and from a fleet of trucks.
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The Greek Warning - Wall Street Journal

The Greek Warning - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Radical parties rise when mainstream parties tolerate stagnation, says an editorial in The Wall Street Journal.
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The rise of the Greek left is a call for pan-European change

The Greeks have voted for SYRIZA in order to be able to breathe, but deeper aspirations for freedom, social justice and radical democracy are very high.Welcome to Greece.This is the first time since the Spanish revolution of 1936 that a left party...
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Report: US Lags on Embracing the Sharing Economy - Triple Pundit (blog)

Report: US Lags on Embracing the Sharing Economy - Triple Pundit (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to a new report from marketing firm Leo Burnett, over 50 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said they would still prefer to own, rather than share.
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Paul Krugman: The “nightmare” conditions that led Greece to elect a leftist government

Paul Krugman: The “nightmare” conditions that led Greece to elect a leftist government | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After years of failed austerity policies, Greeks saw no improvement. Enter Syriza
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