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Our insane civilisation lacks the wisdom to deal with the problems we face - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Our insane civilisation lacks the wisdom to deal with the problems we face - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We’re collectively insane. Our civilisations now appears to be almost psychotic. We’ve created systems that if you were to look at them as if they were individuals, we would see them as being mentally ill to an extreme extent.

 
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Immanuel Wallerstein on when Capitalism will die

Pacifica Radio presents Immanuel Wallerstein, who is a sociologist, historical social scientist, and world-systems analyst. He spoke at the Left Forum in New ...
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Jeremy Rifkin at the #CGC15: “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” - the innovation station

Jeremy Rifkin at the #CGC15: “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” - the innovation station | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A global platform presenting the best videos on social and technological innovation.
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The Original Spirit of Coworking Still Alive at GCUC 2015 Conference

The Original Spirit of Coworking Still Alive at GCUC 2015 Conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
To kick off last week’s Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Berkeley, Ca., Tony Bacigalupo, co-founder of New Work City, posed a question: Who thinks coworking means dividing up office space to sell at a profit? Not a hand went up. He then asked those who think coworking is something more than that to raise their hand. Nearly every hand in the room shot up, accompanied by cheers, shouts, and hollers of approval.
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He shows how the news talks about black people by talking about white people instead.

He shows how the news talks about black people by talking about white people instead. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Just a heads-up: This is satire. This. Is. Satire. But that's why it's so freaking good.
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‘Where is My Data?’: A Race To the Top For The Protection of Internet Users in Colombia

‘Where is My Data?’: A Race To the Top For The Protection of Internet Users in Colombia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

EFF has joined forces with digital rights groups in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru to provide support to each country in releasing its own (or similar) “Where is My Data?” report—a report akin to EFF’s Who Has Your Back?, which has, since 2011, incentivized companies to adopt best practices, be transparent about how data flows to the government, and to take a stand for their users’ privacy.

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Inequality - What Can Be Done? » Social Europe

Inequality - What Can Be Done? » Social Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if two Nobel Prize winning economists discussed inequality and what can be done about it? No need to wonder anymore as you can watch Paul Krugman and Robert Solow discuss the new book “Inequality – What can be done?” by Tony Atkinson (himself regularly tipped for …
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Home - Flatpack Democracy

Home - Flatpack Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A DIY Guide to Creating Independent Politics by Peter Macfadyen. How to take power and create an independent movement at local level. Published March 29th
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Nick Stern: Shell is asking us to bet against the world on climate change

Nick Stern: Shell is asking us to bet against the world on climate change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Oil giant is wrong on climate policy and on the progress that will be made in renewables over next 20-30 years, says influential economist Nick Stern
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How to Rein in Monopoly-like Network Platforms? | P2P Foundation

How to Rein in Monopoly-like Network Platforms? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest issue of Boston Review has a lively forum on the growing power of network platform based businesses such as Amazon, Uber and Airbnb.
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Better, Not More -- aka Buen Vivir

Better, Not More -- aka Buen Vivir | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Here is an inspiring five-minute video about the quest for a new post-growth economic system. Better, Not More was produced by Kontent Films for the Edge Funders Alliance, and was released recently at a conference in Baltimore. The video is a beautiful set of statements from activists around the world describing what they aspire to achieve, especially by way of commons.

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Why We Need People Powered Economies

Why We Need People Powered Economies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Three things are happening right NOW that are creating a sense of urgency at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Sometimes, it's hard to see that they are happening, so we thought some visuals might help...
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Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies

Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies, like Nestle, that bottle water in California are actually using a tiny fraction of the total water used in the state.
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Defining The Sharing Economy: What Is Collaborative Consumption--And What Isn't?

Defining The Sharing Economy: What Is Collaborative Consumption--And What Isn't? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Are Airbnb, Zipcar, Etsy, and Uber really all doing the same thing? Or do we need better definitions of this new economic force?
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Texts and Twitter can help estimate crowd numbers in emergencies - Treehugger

Texts and Twitter can help estimate crowd numbers in emergencies - Treehugger | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Data from texts and tweets sent from our smartphones can help first responders estimate crowd size and be better prepared in emergencies.
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Could we fight climate change with bitcoin? This guys thinks so - Grist

Could we fight climate change with bitcoin? This guys thinks so - Grist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
James D'Angelo wants to launch a global, government-free cap-and-trade system using bitcoin.
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Productivity: It’s a drag - FT.com

Productivity: It’s a drag - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Drew Greenblatt surveys the shop floor of his small factory in a down-at-heel district of Baltimore, Maryland, where two workers are using a large steel-bending robot. “This part used to be made in China,” he says. “But because of the robotics we
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Boris Nemtsov (1959-2015) or the Rise and Fall of a Russian Democrat

In this article Boris Nemtsov’s political activities and ideas are scrutinized in connection with the disintegration of Communism, the rise and fall of the Democratic Movement and the rise of Putinism. Nemtsov’s political career started in Nizhny
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Progressive Politics: Permanent Austerity Stranglehold?

Progressive Politics: Permanent Austerity Stranglehold? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What's the problem with progressive politics? Christian Schweiger analyes the key issues and provides answers.
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Europe On The Edge Of A Democratic Cliff

Europe On The Edge Of A Democratic Cliff | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nicolas Leron explains conflicting pressures within the European Union and shows why we are at the edge of a democratic cliff.
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Headline Numbers: How do you measure inequality? - BBC News

Headline Numbers: How do you measure inequality? - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What is the best way to measure inequality in a population?
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IMF should stop attacks against pensions and workers' rights in Greece

IMF should stop attacks against pensions and workers' rights in Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ITUC has attacked the IMF over its hard-line stand on Greece, including its demands that the Greek government should dismantle workers' rights. The global union body expressed its strong support to its affiliated organisation in Greece, GSEE, at a moment when unreasonable austerity and deregulatory reform demands could force the country to default to the IMF as early as next month. In June, the government will have to choose between maintaining vital public services and pension (...)
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Social workers break away from council in order to innovate - Community Care

Social workers break away from council in order to innovate - Community Care | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A group of social workers has requested to split off from their council and form a mutually-led social work practice, in order to put more focus on early intervention. The Calderdale social workers, many of whom were newly qualified, asked to be allowed to set up a practice outside of the local authority so they …
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EY news - One third of full-time workers globally say managing work-life has become more difficult – younger generations and parents hit hardest

EY news - One third of full-time workers globally say managing work-life has become more difficult – younger generations and parents hit hardest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
EY released new research today that shows one third of full-time workers say that managing work-life has become more difficult in the last five years. Younger generations and parents are harder hit than others, plus workers in certain countries.
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The GNU Manifesto - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

The GNU Manifesto - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The GNU Manifesto (which appears below) was written by Richard Stallman in 1985 to ask for support in developing the GNU operating system. Part of the text was taken from the original announcement of 1983. Through 1987, it was updated in minor ways to account for developments; since then, it seems best to leave it unchanged.

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One State is Trying to Prevent Walmart from Double Dipping in Your Wallet

One State is Trying to Prevent Walmart from Double Dipping in Your Wallet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The minimum wage battle has been at the front and center of the current news cycle, and at the end of April, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.) introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour (and eliminate the low tipped minimum wage). New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also just took steps to raise the wage for fast food workers in his state, and cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland have recently implemented higher minimum wages as well.

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