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John Thackara on the transition to a green and ethical economy in the countries of the South

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“I will talk today about the emerging green economy – its ethical basis, and in particular the unique opportunity for Sri Lanka to become a model that can inspire and teach the rest of the world.


 

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Did Tesla Just Start an Energy Revolution?

Did Tesla Just Start an Energy Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors is now more than an electric car maker.

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Open business models, open data, and the public interest

Open business models, open data, and the public interest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Less than one month ago, Creative Commons began a project designed to explore and develop business models built on CC licensing.
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Closing the gap between executives and digital transformation - Enterprise Irregulars

Closing the gap between executives and digital transformation - Enterprise Irregulars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many organizations today are findings themselves at the digital crossroads: They have an enormous stake in how the business operates today, yet the world is changing at an all-time fast rate, requiring ever greater commitment to change, often down multiple competing paths. The frustration is knowing which are short-term fads and which actually represent crucial long-term shifts in the technology market that organizations simply must invest in.

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Bernie Sanders' Campaign Issues Truly Extraordinary Campaign Plank

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Issues Truly Extraordinary Campaign Plank | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Vermont independent wants Americans to own the businesses they work at by creating worker co-ops
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In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans

In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on Earth.

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Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling

Shell Accused Of Misleading Its Shareholders About The Risks Of Arctic Drilling | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Tuesday legal filing accuses Shell of hiding from company shareholders the monetary risks of an Arctic oil spill.
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May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories

May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Istanbul to Barcelona, the co-operative movement is flourishing as employees revive what the bosses buried
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US$24 Trillion ‘Asset’ Value of World’s Oceans may be a Gross Underestimation

US$24 Trillion ‘Asset’ Value of World’s Oceans may be a Gross Underestimation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans cover about 71 percent of the earth’s surface and their value is incalculable for both the planet and mankind.

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Chris Martenson's Crash Course | P2P Foundation

Chris Martenson's Crash Course | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Original article here. The Crash Course has provided millions of viewers with the context for the massive changes now underway, as economic growth as we’ve known it is ending due to depleting resources.
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Organic, renewable…and disruptive: Welcome to the third industrial revolution

Organic, renewable…and disruptive: Welcome to the third industrial revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are entering a new economic paradigm based on clean energy and organic agriculture, says American economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin.
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La tercera revolución industrial es concerniente a mantenimiento renovable, aceite reciclable, uso de detergentes orgánicos, elegir refacciones de materiales reciclables y elegir equipos que consumen menos recursos ahorrando agua y ahorrando combustible.

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The Cybersyn Revolution | Jacobin

The Cybersyn Revolution | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The challenges faced by Cybersyn’s protagonists were not unique to their era — we will face similar ones. While the project was far from perfect, its lessons should not be ignored by those seeking a future where technology is democratically harnessed for social good.

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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot

Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in
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Get ready for Uber working - Sydney Morning Herald

Get ready for Uber working - Sydney Morning Herald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The traditional workplace, and the traditional single employer, is going the way of the dodo due to huge technological changes.
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How a Ukrainian Mathematician Can Make Your 3D Printed Models Look Better

How a Ukrainian Mathematician Can Make Your 3D Printed Models Look Better | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoy, among his many accomplishments, defined what is now known as the Voronoi diagram. A Voronoi diagram, at least in a very simple form, describes the partitioning of a plane...
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Benefits of Open Access

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to ...
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A Northern New York Town Invests in a Microgrid to Keep the Power On

A Northern New York Town Invests in a Microgrid to Keep the Power On | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The city of Potsdam, New York along with partners is building what could be the nation’s largest municipal microgrid.
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The Trews Behind Politics – A Brand New Political Alternative?

The Trews Behind Politics – A Brand New Political Alternative? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In October 2013, Essex-born comedian and actor Russell Brand was offered the role of guest editor for Britain’s highly-regarded current affairs and politics magazine, New Statesman. In his article here,  he argued that voting for any established political party is a waste of time, and claimed that if we want meaningful realistic and rapid societal […]
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Church of England wields its influence in fight against climate change

Church of England wields its influence in fight against climate change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Decision by C of E to sell off investments in tar sands and coal welcomed by campaigners who say religious groups can have a far-reaching impact
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How One Woman Could Destroy Uber’s Business Model — and Take the Entire ‘On-Demand’ Economy Down With It

How One Woman Could Destroy Uber’s Business Model — and Take the Entire ‘On-Demand’ Economy Down With It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ride-sharing service has a contract-worker problem, and lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan is determined to change that. If she succeeds, the app economy is going to look very different.
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Citizen-funded Wind Turbines - P2P Foundation

Citizen-funded Wind Turbines - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"As of January 2008, 11 citizens' wind turbines were in operation in Japan. The first wind power plant built with citizen funding, known as Hamakaze-chan, or "beach wind," with a rated output of 990 kilowatts (kW), was installed in Hamatonbetsu in Hokkaido, northern Japan, in September 2001. Since then, citizen-funded wind turbines have become popular not only in Hokkaido but also in the prefectures of Aomori, Akita, Chiba, and Ibaraki. The total output of these 11 wind turbines has reached 15,790 kW, and their annual power generation is roughly 40 million kWh, enough to serve the equivalent of 10,700 households, and estimated to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 24,000 tons.

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The 35st National congress of urban planning agencies on the common good in urbanism | P2P Foundation

The 35st National congress of urban planning agencies on the common good in urbanism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Conference report via the ‘Revue Urbanisme': “What is at stake when goods don’t belong to anyone but still have a great role for communities ?
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Co-operations Research Unit on Networked Labour University

Co-operations Research Unit on Networked Labour University | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
P2P and Commons Critique of Great Transformation: From Industrial Disciplinary Global Capitalism to Trans-Human Zombie Informationalism This post is about the opening of an Co-operations Research Unit on Networked Labour University...
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The FabLab in Siegen (GER) showing off some 3Dprinting

The fabulous FabLab Siegen have their 3D-printer in action at Gütermarkt #4 in Berlin. #GIG15 #Makerspace More infos at ...
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Video: Trebor Scholz et al. on how good digital labor practices will depend on the emergence of platform cooperativism | P2P Foundation

Video: Trebor Scholz et al. on how good digital labor practices will depend on the emergence of platform cooperativism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Given the mounting attention to the unethical labor practices in the so-called “collaborative sharing economy” with labor brokerages like Handy and Uber, what are the alternatives? Imagine for one moment that the algorithmic heart of any of these citadels of anti-unionism could be cloned and brought back to life under a different ownership model, with fair working conditions, as a humane alternative to the current model. There isn’t just one, inevitable future of work and while cooperatives are not a panacea for all the wrongs of platform capitalism, they could help to weave some ethical threads into the fabric of 21st century work.

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