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Give a voice to the people - The Networked Society Blog

Give a voice to the people - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I recently spoke with Tasos Pagakis, a colleague in our Mediterranean regional division, about some interesting findings in a study of the Greek market. Tasos is passionate about the potential of technology to unite, engage and empower whole societies especially in his home country of Greece, so I asked him to write a guest blog about the research findings.

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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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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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It was only a matter of time before Wall Street turned peer to peer loans into a huge money maker

It was only a matter of time before Wall Street turned peer to peer loans into a huge money maker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time.
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Twitter’s multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago — Medium

Twitter’s multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of attention paid to Twitter recently, thanks in part to a disappointing earnings report that caused the stock to fall by more than 20 percent, wiping about $8 billion from the company’s market value. But this is about more than just a quarter that failed to meet the market’s expectations for profit or revenue growth — it’s about whether Twitter can ever meet those expectations, given the way the service is constructed and the strategy that it has chosen to follow.

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Law of Requisite Variety - P2P Foundation

Law of Requisite Variety - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Specialization is an inescapable consequence of the Law of Requisite Variety (Ashby's Law). Although "variety" can be defined precisely in theory, in practice it's more useful to think of it as a rather fuzzy "measure of what we can each cope with" (the word "requisite" helping to define the context in which the "coping" must take place).

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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

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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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Why Henry George had a point

Why Henry George had a point | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

IN THIS week's print edition, we take look at land and its importance as a factor of production. In particular, we argue that poor land use in the world's biggest cities carries a huge cost. Many economists have argued for a land-value tax, which could be used to make the property market more efficient.


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Collaboretariat.Wiki | Networked Labour

‘P2P and Commons Critique of Great Transformation: From Industrial Disciplinary Global Capitalism to Trans-Human Zombie Informationalism’

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Bukittinggi Paradigm on Agrarian Reform and Revolution - P2P Foundation

Bukittinggi Paradigm on Agrarian Reform and Revolution - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

" The international meeting “Agrarian Reform and the Defense of Land and Territory in the 21st Century, the Challenge and Future” was organized by La Via Campesina and the Global Campaign on Agrarian Reform (GCAR) to discuss the global conjuncture and identify key elements of a common strategy for agrarian reform, food sovereignty and the defense of land and territories. Over 150 representatives from peasants, fisher folk, indigenous peoples, youth, workers, women, landless workers, human rights and research organizations participated in the meeting, which was held in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia from July 10th-13th 2012."

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