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Obedience to Corporate-State Authority Makes Consumer Society Increasingly Dangerous

Obedience to Corporate-State Authority Makes Consumer Society Increasingly Dangerous | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Overconsumption is a function of obedience built on the false premise that eternally acquiring more goods will make you, your family and your society happier. These goods are produced in a way that - we now know - is likely to lead to global environmental catastrophe. While many authorities acknowledge climate realities, they also claim that the extraction of fossil fuels continues to be necessary for powering a high-tech, industrial economy.

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The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis's recently released Encyclical "Laudato Si" makes a strong moral case for climate action. It is a powerfully-written, wide-ranging document, and is already influencing decision makers and observers preparing for the U.N. climate conference taking place in December.
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7 stories that make you feel good about open source in 2015 (so far) - opensource.com

7 stories that make you feel good about open source in 2015 (so far) - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From disaster relief to education to assistive technology to helping the poor, here's a look at some of the many ways open source has been making the world a better place this year.
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Open Knowledge Melbourne Pages - Open Knowledge Melbourne (Melbourne) - Meetup

Open Knowledge Melbourne Pages - Open Knowledge Melbourne (Melbourne) - Meetup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Open Knowledge community brings together people who want to learn and share expertise in "open".
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How digital currencies are boosting the social economy in Catalonia - Co-operative News

How digital currencies are boosting the social economy in Catalonia - Co-operative News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Case study: FairCoin Distributed for the first time in March last year, FairCoin could be seen as the co-operative equivalent of Bitcoin. About 20% of all
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Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum - UK Progressive Magazine

Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum - UK Progressive Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Joseph Stiglitz write in The Guardian. The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of
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Social Ecology, Kurdistan, and the Origins of Freedom

Social Ecology, Kurdistan, and the Origins of Freedom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I recently had the opportunity to visit Turkey and North Kurdistan. In that short time, Istanbul celebrated the third year anniversary of Gezi Park, the Democratic Union Party (HDP) won unprecedented political representation in the Turkish parliament, and the cantons of Cizire and Kobane were joined. Throughout these dramatic events, I was often sitting cross-legged on living room floors, drinking tea and listening to the stories of journalists, activists, and families who had participated in the Rojava Revolution. Such conversations were made possible through many comrades, most of all through Jihad Hemmi, who acted as a guide, translator, and intellectual companion. Through my travels, I was given a glimpse of the relation between the Kurdish freedom movement and the philosophy of social ecology. By the same token, I gained a much clearer sense of the extraordinary scope and meaning of this particular revolutionary struggle.

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Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours — Matter — Medium

Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours - Matter - Medium
At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it?
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Introduction to P2P Class Theory ( 2) : Who Is a Tech Worker ? | P2P Foundation

Introduction to P2P Class Theory ( 2) : Who Is a Tech Worker ? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“In the U.S., the stereotype of the “techie” is probably a young white or Asian man who earns a relatively high salary as a programmer in Silicon Valley or some large coastal city. But while this image has a basis in the exclusionary demographics of programming, it shouldn’t be taken as representative of workers in the tech industry as a whole.

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An update on the Finnish Basic Income Pilot Project | P2P Foundation

An update on the Finnish Basic Income Pilot Project | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“This is the situation in our country. Finland elected a new parliament in April 2015. For the first time, the majority of parliamentarians have expressed their support, ranging from mild to strong, for a Basic Income (of some kind or another, since it is not entirely clear whether people understand the term in the same way).

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Metaphor map charts the images that structure our thinking

Metaphor map charts the images that structure our thinking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Huge project by Glasgow University researchers plots thirteen centuries of startling cognitive connections
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What can we do to help the Greeks?

What can we do to help the Greeks? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2010, it was obvious the Greek debt was unsustainable, that it could not be repaid, feckless creditors in cahoots with a  corrupt Greek government, nevertheless lent Greece more money, money that went to pay off the German banks, hedge funds etc. Greece was addled with more debt, society bailed out the feckless lenders. The conditions imposed on Greece were onerous.

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9 myths about the Greek crisis

9 myths about the Greek crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The citizens of Greece face a referendum Sunday that could decide the survival of their elected government and the fate of the country in the Eurozone and Europe. Narrowly, they're voting on whether to accept or reject the terms dictated by their creditors last week. But what's really at stake? The answers aren't what you'd think.
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Open Source Hardware Project#01

Researchers presents their ideas and Design Thinking on the issue of Transportation and Energy, specifically in Yogyakarta area

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The Future of Robots Doesn't Look Like What You Think It Looks Like - Pacific Standard


We are currently a little obsessed with “the future of work.” Predicting it could help us prepare, learn new skills, and better ensure our survival.

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The Pirate Party has just managed to legalise blasphemy in Iceland

The Pirate Party has just managed to legalise blasphemy in Iceland | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Iceland voted to legalise blasphemy yesterday after a bill was brought to parliament by the country’s Pirate Party.
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Bullshit jobs: why we’re not all working 4h days

Bullshit jobs: why we’re not all working 4h days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
mostlysignssomeportents: David Graeber, who wrote last year’s incredible Debt: The First 5,000 Years, has an extraordinary essay up called “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs,” which explores the phenomenon of people in productive industries...
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The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin

The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Forget the currency; it’s the protocol behind it that matters. It will mutate and take over everything we do (or could one day do) on the Web. You’ve been warned
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Trailer: The Altruism Revolution | P2P Foundation

Trailer: The Altruism Revolution | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“In our materialist society where it seems that cynicism and profit reign supreme, one idea is shaking up conventional thinking: Altruism has existed since the dawn of time, it’s an essential factor of social living… and we can prove it scientifically. We are able to cultivate it, to promote a better society based on cooperation in order to face up to the challenges of our turbulent world. A diverse group of researchers are betting on it : primatologists, economists, neuroscientists, psychologists, doctors and… a geneticist who became a Buddhist monk.”

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Uber's tax-avoidance strategy costs government millions. How's that for "sharing?" | 48 hills

Uber's tax-avoidance strategy costs government millions. How's that for "sharing?" | 48 hills | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  By Darwin Bond Graham JULY 10, 2014 — Uber, a leading ride-sharing company, has drawn the ire of regulators and cab drivers in dozens of cities across North America and Europe by exploiting regulatory loopholes that allow it to operate a virtual fleet of cabs largely outside of existing transportation and safety rules. But … … Continue reading →
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Here’s an idea: instead of #crowdfundgreece, why not donate to something that will make a real difference to Greeks, right now

Here’s an idea: instead of #crowdfundgreece, why not donate to something that will make a real difference to Greeks, right now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The campaign to crowdfund 1.6 billion euros for Greece on indiegogo is a wonderful initiative to show solidarity, and indeed it has collected an astonishing amount of money in a short time. The only problem is that if the full amount is not collected, all donations will be returned. Although we’d like to hope that there’s a chance the campaign will reach its target, it is quite a long shot.
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Digging Fiber in Your Own Neighborhood: the example of rural Lancashire | P2P Foundation

Digging Fiber in Your Own Neighborhood: the example of rural Lancashire | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
B4RN is a documentary by James Uren and Suzette Heald, starring the volunteers who have built their own gigabit fibre network in rural Lancashire. An example for all! Watch the video here:
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In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 4) Theodoros Karyotis | P2P Foundation

In support of the “No” in the Greek Referendum: 4) Theodoros Karyotis | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The decision of the Greek government, late last Friday, to put the proposals of the creditors to referendum caught by surprise even those who, from a grassroots perspective, have been fighting against the murderous austerity in Greece in recent years. After all, the negotiations had just come to yet another impasse, the bailout program was coming to an end, and the institutions previously known as the “Troika” had once more rejected the proposal of the Greek government to transfer the cost of the debt crisis to the well-off, demanding instead more sacrifices on behalf of the disadvantaged: further reductions in wages and pensions, a renewed attack on our public and common goods, further decline in our labor and social rights.

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Long live ROS: Why the robotics revolution is being driven by open source development | ZDNet

Long live ROS: Why the robotics revolution is being driven by open source development | ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On the heels of a major coup in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Open Source Robotics Foundation CEO Brian Gerkey talks humanoid disaster robots, drones, and the open source future of the flourishing robotics industry.
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It was the creditors who pushed Greece over the edge | ROAR Magazine

It was the creditors who pushed Greece over the edge | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example.
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