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Forget Monopoly: Play American Commons Instead

Forget Monopoly: Play American Commons Instead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Commonomics USA's new board game, American Commons, upends Monopoly's core principles. (Image via Huffington Post)
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Ugo Mattei: The Transformative Power of the Commons

16th May 2015, 19h, Cinema Europa, Zagreb, Croatia 8th Subversive Film Festival "Spaces of Emancipation: Micropolitics and Rebellions" Discussion with: Ska ...
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100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield on the commons, art and technology | P2P Foundation

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield on the commons, art and technology | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Continuing our series on P2P women, we present Ruth Catlow’s interview with Penny Travlou Q: Dear Ruth, tell us something about your general background and what Furtherfield is about? A: In the mid-90s, the web changed for ever what it meant to be an artist. In London the Brit Art scene – agencies, galleries and media for …
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How To Start A Social Street

How To Start A Social Street | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Chiara Camponeschi and Hillete Warner There are countless ways vibrant neighbourhoods and strong communities help people live better lives. In the age of “connected loneliness,” having neighbours to borrow that proverbial cup of sugar from is not only a way to share resources more effectively, but a great way to see the neighbourhood itself transformed into a powerful resource in its own right.
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Spanda Essays on Systemic Change - On the role of Platform Based Peer Production and the Commons in the dynamics of Innovation | P2P Foundation

Spanda Essays on Systemic Change - On the role of Platform Based Peer Production and the Commons in the dynamics of Innovation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We cannot hide from the harsh truth: the system we have built now looks in a particularly complex situation.
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Debating Common Wealth Trusts (2): Towards a biodiversity of ownership models | P2P Foundation

Debating Common Wealth Trusts (2): Towards a biodiversity of ownership models | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One age builds upon the last. We do not go back, but carry forward the former ages in new ways. In the industrial age, we industrialized agriculture. In the age of finance, we financialized industry. As we move into a more ecologically sensitive era, we will need to ecologize finance. And we will need to socialize it — make it more inclusive, less elite. Redesigning the social architectures of our economy is a vital part of transformation—as vital as redesigning the physical architectures of our energy and product system. My sense is we are … entering an era with a multiplicity of ownership designs – a time of biodiversity in social architecture, beyond the monoculture of the corporate form.

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New Report Explores Community Land Trusts and the Commons

New Report Explores Community Land Trusts and the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a new report, Mike Lewis and Pat Conaty, authors of the book The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy, explore the connection between community land trusts and the Commons.
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Conference Aims to Further the Urban Commons Movement

Conference Aims to Further the Urban Commons Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On November 6-7 in Bologna, Italy, leading scholars, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and social innovators will gather to further the discussion and movement around the urban commons.
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The EU and the Commons: A Commons Approach to European Knowledge Policy - Commons Transition

The EU and the Commons: A Commons Approach to European Knowledge Policy - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Commons encourages the democratic governance of knowledge for the common good and identifies it as a shared resource and collective responsibility.
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Essay of the Day: The More-Than-Human Commons: commoning is caring | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: The More-Than-Human Commons: commoning is caring | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Where the more-than-human commons departs from other interpretations is in recognizing how the starting point is not an individual subject separated from other people and the world around them, but a relational subject who is always already caught up in a world that is intimately shared . This understanding is not based on an ideal but on the materially and socially constituted relations and practices that tie humans and non-humans together within a particular collective or territory. If we talk of ‘use-rights’ in the commons then these must be contingent on ongoing participation in the production and care of the commons understood as the entire collective of humans, animals, artifacts, elements that are necessary to maintain life processes. This meaning can already be found in the roots of the word ‘commons': ‘com’ (together) and ‘munis’ (under obligation). First, this tells us that the commons is produced together, reflecting our inter-dependence, the assumption that our world is already shared. Second, and arising from this, the obligation that such inter-dependence demands of us. The commons is not a ‘thing’ that we have access to because we hold a title deed or authorization, but something that is ours because we produce and care for it, because we common.”

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100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society – Marion Rousseaux on the Commons in Lille, France | P2P Foundation

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society – Marion Rousseaux on the Commons in Lille, France | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a truly heartening interview to see the depth of activity of urban commoners. The interview with Marion Rousseaux was conducted by Michel Bauwens, with the assistance of Mélanie Gabard and Simon Sarazin who are active in the same projects. * Michel Bauwens: First of all, tell us a bit about your personal backgrounds …
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Transforming the rational autonomous ego towards commons-oriented subjectivity | P2P Foundation

Transforming the rational autonomous ego towards commons-oriented subjectivity | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If there is one thing that is certain, capitalism and the hegemony of the rational autonomous ego has had its time, and now it is time for an integral alterity of self and society, wherein human freedom and diversity can be allowed to flourish by expanding the range and depth of human development in all its forms that are more in balance with the planet, and more expressive of the diversity of what is means to be a human being.

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Commoney. A public banking system for a commons-centred world | FairCoop

Commoney. A public banking system for a commons-centred world | FairCoop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The current  banking system is a closed and centralised system accessible only to banks that obtain licenses through a central bank, and which then need  to go through this same central bank to carry out any external  transactions. These banks are the only organisations that enjoy the power to create  money, something they do using credit expansion, meaning that 97% of the  money creation that exists today in national currencies is by private  banks, and whose actions thereby determine the economic and political  policies within society.

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Translated Interview - Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval: "The challenge of the politics of the common is to move from representation to participation"

Translated Interview - Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval: "The challenge of the politics of the common is to move from representation to participation" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is a translation of an interview with Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, conducted by Amador Fernández-Savater, and originally published on the Interferencias blog at eldiario.es on 3rd July, on the topic of their new book Commun. Essai sur la révolution au XXIe siècle.


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100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield on the commons, art and technology | P2P Foundation

100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Ruth Catlow of Furtherfield on the commons, art and technology | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 1996 I started working with Marc Garrett, an artist with a background in street art, bulletin boards and pirate radio in Bristol. Backspace, an early London cybercafe provided the inspiration for loosely organised, free artistic experimentation. It’s hard to imagine now, in the age of web2.0 (where the major web platforms are provided to offer a smooth exchange, in quiet service of commercial interests) the thrill of creating new platforms for art in the early days of the web. We engaged different kinds of people according to a specific artistic intent. Artists conciously crafted particular social relations with their platforms or artwares. [1] These things, connected with cultures of openness and freedom in the world of software and engineering, and undermined the idea of the individual genius artist; allowing us to reconnect with contemporary social and political contexts.[2]

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Ubiquitous Commons: How To Regain Ownership Of Your Data In The Internet Of Things Era

Ubiquitous Commons: How To Regain Ownership Of Your Data In The Internet Of Things Era | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Right now you cannot tell online operators what to do with your data. But this might change soon.
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Skoros, the 'give what you can, take what you need' store in Exarchia, Athens | P2P Foundation

Skoros, the 'give what you can, take what you need' store in Exarchia, Athens | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Strongly recommended by our Athens correspondent, Penhy Travlou: “This is a collaborative ethnographic film about Skoros, an anti-consumerist collective in Exarcheia, Athens, that run a space where people could come and give, take, or give and take goods and services without any norms of reciprocity. Soon after came the Greek “Crisis”, a new kind of …
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Commons' Movements & “Progressive” Governments as Dual Power : The Potential for Social Transformation in Europe

In the neoliberal era, social counter - power emerges is the main resurgent force to contend the capital - state complex, whether in the form of labour struggles or direct democratic movements or in the form of struggles for the preservation /
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Debating Common Wealth Trusts (1): public funds, vs basic income, vs commons funds | P2P Foundation

Debating Common Wealth Trusts (1): public funds, vs basic income, vs commons funds | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“While Alaska is the only state to use its public fund to directly provide a level of universal basic income, other states do use the revenues they generate to fund a variety of social services (primarily public education). In Texas, for instance, revenues from the Texas Permanent School Fund—which acts similar to a Common Wealth Trust in that it directly owns and manages millions of acres of land in perpetuity—support public schools in every county and city both through direct transfers and bond guarantees. Revenues can also be used for other interesting public purposes. In Alabama, for instance, roughly 10 percent of the annual income from the Alabama Trust Fund is invested in the Forever Wild Land Trust Fund, a fund established by voters in 1992 to purchase, maintain, and protect natural areas of the state—similar, at least in its environmental orientation, to a Common Wealth Trust, albeit governed by the state rather than an independent non-profit.

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Capitalism is Ending - Pulse

Pulse Capitalism is Ending Pulse Buzzwords such as the “commons” and “peer-production” are thrown around, but few have bothered to ask what this development means for capitalism itself.” Although the “sharing economy” is the one that is most...
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Top 10 Presentations From OuiShare Fest 2015

Top 10 Presentations From OuiShare Fest 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OuiShare Fest is an international gathering in Paris of sharing economy pioneers, enthusiasts and organizers. This year’s fest, which ran May 20-22, featured panels, presentations and discussions that explored numerous aspects of the sharing economy, collaboration, technological developments, and human connectedness. Here are 10 of the top presentations, as chosen by our friends at OuiShare. 1. Nick Grossman: Bringing Collaborative Platforms to Market
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Video of the Day: The Promise of the Commons | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: The Promise of the Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Well over half of the world’s population live on traditional lands but their rights to critical resources are being steadily eroded by corporate interests.
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The economics of Laudate Si as commons economics ! | P2P Foundation

The economics of Laudate Si as commons economics ! | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There is … a different sort of economics that helps us see the sense in what Francis proposes—the economics of the commons. This is a tradition that includes the “all things in common” described in the New Testament Book of Acts and the primacy of the common good over private property, upheld from Augustine to modern social teaching. People throughout history have practiced the art of “commoning” to steward goods that states and markets are not equipped to handle. The late Elinor Ostrom won a Nobel Prize in economics for her research on how longstanding communities govern resources like fisheries and forests, and today the commons of information is undergoing a revival through practices like open-source software. Communities manage their commons in many different ways, using many of the same tools we use to manage our households—like relationship, custom, listening, ritual and love. Act like a greedy homo economicus at the dinner table, and don’t expect to be offered dessert.

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A Commons Approach to European Knowledge Policy | P2P Foundation

A Commons Approach to European Knowledge Policy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We stand at a crossroads between a backward-looking regime of proprietary policies based on archaic economic models – and a burgeoning new system that respects the power of innovation and social practices in open networks, inviting us to make the most of an emerging world of knowledge commons. EU policies can help to strengthen the …
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Interview with Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval on the Politics of the Common | P2P Foundation

Interview with Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval on the Politics of the Common | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The interview was conducted by Amador Fernández-Savater. Dardot and Laval are the authors of a book on neoliberalism and a book on the ‘common': “Common, Essay on revolution in the 21st Century”. * “What was your intention in writing the book? Why set out this key idea of the common here and now? Pierre Dardot: …
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