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The Power of the Internet

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Amir Ahmad Nasr is a young Muslim man with something explosive in his hands: a computer connected to the Internet. And it has the power to help ignite a revolution and blow apart the structures of ignorance and politicized indoctrination that too often still imprison the Muslim mind. Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, My Isl@m tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist. In his honest, provocative, and courageous debut, Nasr-a popular Afro-Arab Sudanese blogger-steps out from behind the curtain of anonymity and emerges as a voice of a new generation of tech-savvy liberal Muslims. Set in war-ravaged Sudan, oil-rich Qatar, multi-cultural Malaysia, the United States, Turkey and the new frontiers of cyberspace, My Isl@m is a fascinating prelude to the Arab Spring and a disarming and uplifting tale of doubt, soul-searching, and finding freedom. A poignant, honest, and uplifting memoir of how blogging and the internet opened the eyes and heart of one young Muslim man to a world beyond his religious fundamentalist upbringing
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The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz

The Cooperative Economy: A Conversation with Gar Alperovitz - Gar Alperovitz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Published in the May/June & July/August 2014 issue of Orion magazine IN THE MID-1960s, when author, historian, and political economist Gar Alperovitz was working as legislative director for Senator Gaylord Nelson, change was in the air.
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The Future of Work - Huffington Post

The Future of Work - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can choose whether the technologies being developed lead to widening inequality and threaten our wellbeing or whether they ensure productive and fulfilling working lives for current and future generations....
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How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy All Works Together - Huffington Post

How the Technology of the Collaborative Economy All Works Together - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you've used Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, oDesk, Kickstarter or Lending Club, you've participated in the Collaborative Economy, ever wondered what's powering it behind the shiny user interface on the app?...
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Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution?

Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there before—took a wrong turn and ended up in a “scary” neighborhood. Quickly now, roll up the windows, lock the doors—one-fourth inch of glass will save our lives. What causes us to react this way?
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Latest Net Neutrality proposal in the EU: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Latest Net Neutrality proposal in the EU: a wolf in sheep’s clothing? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, 28 member states of the European Union presented a joint proposal on the Telecoms Single Market — legislation that will determine whether Net Neutrality will become a reality throughout Europe.
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Our cities shouldn’t rely on Uber to devise new transport choices - Evgeny Morozov | P2P Foundation

Our cities shouldn’t rely on Uber to devise new transport choices - Evgeny Morozov | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The outcome of key battles about developing smart cities will depend on who owns the data. There is no reason why it has to be private companies
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Towards an Open Cooperativist Development Agency - Henry Tam | P2P Foundation

Towards an Open Cooperativist Development Agency - Henry Tam | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic systems and practices that exploit workers, users, communities and the environment have long ceased to command respect.
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Stop Believing in Magic: Business Models for Open Education | Open Education Week

Stop Believing in Magic: Business Models for Open Education | Open Education Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open education has been dominated by magic, a belief that somehow high quality education can be delivered at no cost to billions around the world. It is time to get serious about business models that will allow the creation and maintenance of open schools., colleges, universities, on-line courses, and educational materials at affordable prices. Representatives from Open Doors Group, De Anza College, Open Assembly, Florida Virtual Campus, and COT Education will host a lively interactive session on this topic.


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Facebook wants to bring free web access to 100 countries by end of year

Facebook wants to bring free web access to 100 countries by end of year | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BARCELONA — Facebook told a few members of the press this week that its Internet.org initiative, which aims get more of the world's population online, is on track for an aggressive expansion.
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Andreas Antonopoulos Makes Case for Bitcoin Before Australian Senate

Andreas Antonopoulos Makes Case for Bitcoin Before Australian Senate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin evangelist Andreas M Antonopoulos has appeared before the Australian Senate as part of an inquiry into the local treatment of digital currencies.
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Life after Bitcoin: The next generation of cryptocurrencies - Business Spectator

Life after Bitcoin: The next generation of cryptocurrencies - Business Spectator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's split personality is its biggest weakness and despite its enormous potential will it ever replace cash?
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Robots vs Humans: where is the Future of Work heading?

Robots vs Humans: where is the Future of Work heading? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Predicting the future can be a fool’s errand and as that scion of science fiction writing Arthur C Clarke observed, a concept that is increasingly part of a modern age where everyone seems to want to have a turn of playing Nostradamus:"This is the...

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Amsterdam is Now Europe's First Named "Sharing City"

Amsterdam is Now Europe's First Named "Sharing City" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Dutch capital launched Amsterdam Sharing City on February 2. (amira_a/Flickr)
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Revealing Anonymous and its web of contradictions - Yahoo News

Revealing Anonymous and its web of contradictions - Yahoo News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A cultural anthropologist and professor at McGill University, Gabriella Coleman first encountered the hacktivist collective Anonymous when she was studying Scientology. The religion was an early target for the loose-knit network of online...
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How the future of work leads to the future of organisations - Trends in the Living Networks

How the future of work leads to the future of organisations - Trends in the Living Networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week I did the keynote on The Future of Work and Organisations at a four-city roadshow for social business consulting firm KINSHIP enterprise, spanning Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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Swarm - Small worlds and networks for collective intelligence

At Swarm we’re really interested in how you can create networks that actually work, networks that succeed in mobilising a group of individuals or organisations to solve a particular challenge. Collaboration works but successful collaborations owe that success to many factors – team dynamics, experience of collaborators, shared sense of mission and values and structure.

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Can a 3-D Printing Company Stop People From Printing Their Own Guns?

Can a 3-D Printing Company Stop People From Printing Their Own Guns? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared in WIRED.
The age of 3-D printing in carbon fiber has hardly arrived. But the controversy over 3-D printing carbon fiber guns is well under way.
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Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation | P2P Foundation

Call for Submissions: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Special themed issue on The Precariousness of Knowledge Workers: hybridisation, marketisation and subjectification in global value chains.
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The Greek government should create a second currency

The Greek government should create a second currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
from Issue no. 70 of the real-world economics review  The Greek government should create a second currency to be named the Drachma. The Drachma would be legal tender with the same value as the Euro, but for domestic payments only.
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The emergence of sophisticated p2p-based solidarity economic networks

The emergence of sophisticated p2p-based solidarity economic networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I have identified three ambitious projects that are under construction but at the same time based on already existing projects and infrastructures.

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US Bank Regulator: Virtual Currencies Could Be 'Revolutionary'

US Bank Regulator: Virtual Currencies Could Be 'Revolutionary' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The head of an independent US agency within the US Treasury that supervises national banks has issued new statements on virtual currencies and their "potentially revolutionary" impact on banking.
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Keiser Report: David Graeber on the Effects of Bureaucracy • /r/Anarchism

Keiser Report: David Graeber on the Effects of Bureaucracy • /r/Anarchism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
8 points and 3 comments so far on reddit
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Organizations without bosses need a wise CEO

Organizations without bosses need a wise CEO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Frédéric Laloux (2014) did research on twelve organisations without a hierarchical structure. The organisations come from different sectors (e.g.

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Open Value Network: A framework for many-to-many innovation

Open Value Network: A framework for many-to-many innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Click here for the summary of the document (extracted by Michel Bauwens for p2pfoundation)
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