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The Communal State model in Venezuela - P2P Foundation's blog

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The Communal State model in Venezuela. photo of Michel Bauwens. Michel Bauwens. 7th December 2013. Excerpted from Dario Azzellini: “In January 2007, Chávez proposed to go beyond the bourgeois state by building the communal state.
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The Continuing Evolution of Open Source-Based Business Models

The Continuing Evolution of Open Source-Based Business Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Quentin Hardy, the deputy technology editor at the New York Times, published a blog post last Wednesday concerning a subject that’s important to us at Actuate: Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money.
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The Bear Case For Uber (Yes, There Is One) - Forbes

Forbes Looking further down the road, a new technology, be it driverless cars or a nonprofit collective, will inevitably threaten Uber's business in the same way Uber has unsettled the taxi industry

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Marco Civil - bill of rights for internet users in Brazil

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Filiz Telek: A Global Nomad Returns Home

Filiz Telek: A Global Nomad Returns Home | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Filiz is coming home. In the great scheme of things, it is a small story, but for the several thousands of us who follow her posts and blogs, it is one of those moments that must be noted, honored. For the last five years Filiz has been, in a very true sense, a citizen of the world. It’s not so much that she left her community behind, rather that wherever she goes she creates community, or more precisely it springs up around her. She lives ‘from the gift’, meaning she shares her wisdom, her energy and her talents freely and by the alchemy of sharing finds places to lay her head, break bread and create her sacred spaces of learning, healing, and celebration. Wherever Filiz lands, women soon gather, circles form, hips shake, bones rattle, and drums rhyme their way into the sky.

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Spinlister brings the sharing economy to bikes

Spinlister brings the sharing economy to bikes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy has been a tremendous influence on a great many industries, bringing the ability for people to monetize under-utilized resources in all manner of different ways.  As a cyclist therefore it was interesting to come across Spinlister, who aim to do the same thing, but for bicycles (and other outdoor sporting goods). - See more at: http://adigaskell.org/2014/07/23/spinlister-brings-the-sharing-economy-to-bikes/#sthash.qJNIHm6j.dpuf

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4 TED Talks That Will Make You Act Now

4 TED Talks That Will Make You Act Now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These TED Talks will inspire small changes for a more environmentally responsible lifestyle.
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Home Automation with Arduino: Automate your Home using Open-Source Hardware - Kindle edition by Marco Schwartz. Professional & Technical Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Home Automation with Arduino: Automate your Home using Open-Source Hardware - Kindle edition by Marco Schwartz. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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'I withdraw': A talk with climate defeatist Paul Kingsnorth

'I withdraw': A talk with climate defeatist Paul Kingsnorth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Longtime environmentalist Paul Kingsnorth argues that we've so thoroughly screwed up the planet that further small wins are pointless.
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Open Everythin A Collaborative Economy Convergence

This is a working draft, updated often !!Cultivate, P2P Foundation, WeCreate & Fab Lab Limerick present…
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At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time

At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We used to witness war in the rearview mirror. But journalists often now deliver what they see via Twitter, before consulting with headquarters, and it has made for more visceral reporting.
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Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses?

Why Do Students Enroll in (But Don’t Complete) MOOC Courses? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Less than 10 percent of MOOC students, on average, complete a course. That’s the conclusion of Katy Jordan of Open University, who published her analysis, pulled together from available data of some Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.

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Russia Has Put a Bounty on Tor

Russia Has Put a Bounty on Tor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Russian government has reportedly issued a bounty of nearly 4 million rubles ($100,000) to be awarded to anyone who can deanonymise users of the Tor network.
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Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A one-of-a-kind conversation with Jeremy Rifkin discussing “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and the decline of capitalism.
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FirstBuild Micro-Factory Opens in University of Louisville

FirstBuild Micro-Factory Opens in University of Louisville | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The FirstBuild micro-factory, a collaborative project among GE Appliances, the University of Louisville and Local Motors, a Phoenix-based open-source hardware innovator, opened July 24 on the Belknap Campus.
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Most Activist Groups Actually Suck at Online Fundraising. Here's How To Change That - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy

Most Activist Groups Actually Suck at Online Fundraising. Here's How To Change That - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As for the strengths of the social justice crowd, let's be frank here: Innovation is not one of them. The nonprofit world is a comparatively languid sector where groups don't easily get put out of business because they failed to stay ahead of fast-moving disruptive forces. Everyone feels that gun to their head when it comes to raising money and making a difference, but not when it comes to innovating. Spend your whole career in this sector, as many people do, and you're probably not so quick to grab onto the next big thing. 

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Lessons of DIY Urbanism in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Lessons of DIY Urbanism in a Syrian Refugee Camp | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Governments are so accustomed to dictating their will, through coercion if necessary, that they find it unimaginable that people might willingly – and with creativity and enthusiasm – self-organize themselves to take care of urgent needs.  So pause a moment to behold the remarkable Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan.  This settlement of 85,000 displaced Syrians is showing how even desperate, resource-poor people can show enormous creativity and self-organization, and turn their “camp” into a “city.”

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Johann Gevers on the Four Pillars of a Decentralized Society - P2P Foundation

Johann Gevers on the Four Pillars of a Decentralized Society - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Anarcho-capitalist vision of the distributed society ?
Notes from Jean Lievens:
"People-based trust systems don’t scale beyond Dunbar’s number Technology-based trust systems scale virtually without limit
The technology of trust
a new era in human social revolution

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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education? - The Atlantic

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education? - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?
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PopPet: DIY, Arduino Compatible, Open Hardware,...

PopPet: DIY, Arduino Compatible, Open Hardware,... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With a focus on STEAM education; PopPet is expandable, customizable, easy to assemble, small, fun and a great intro into robotics.
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OuiShare - Connecting the Collaborative Economy

OuiShare - Connecting the Collaborative Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OuiShare is a non-profit and global community empowering citizens, public institutions and companies to to build a society based on openness, collaboration and sharing.
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Google Impact Challenge

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Vote! Help WeFarm win £500,000 and Google's support to help farmers improve their livelihoods #impactchallenge
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Cell phone unlocking bill could be a historic step in Internet politics

Cell phone unlocking bill could be a historic step in Internet politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The bill began as a surprisingly viral petition on the White House's experimental direct action website, WeThePeople.
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Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recent studies of MOOC completion rates and participation indicate that students with some college experience already do better.
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Employment as a Common Pool Resource - P2P Foundation

Employment as a Common Pool Resource - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Ostrom's framework for distinguishing different types of goods and services classifies them as either highly subtractable – meaning that one person's use of a resource leaves less available for others – or have low subtractability and as either more or less excludable, depending on how difficult or costly it is to exclude people from access to the good. Taken together, those two pairs constitute a matrix that specifies four ideal types of goods. Private goods are subtractable and excludable (that is it is not difficult to exclude beneficiaries). Public goods are neither highly subtractable nor excludable. The remaining sectors are common pool resources, which are subtractable but difficult to exclude and toll goods, which have low subtractability but are not difficult to exclude people from.

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Equaliberty: Political Essays by Étienne Balibar

The preeminent political theorist Étienne Balibar examines what he calls "equaliberty," the fundamental tension in modern democracies between equality and liberty, humanity and citizenship.
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