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One Expert Says, Yes, Donald Trump is a Fascist. And It’s Not Just Trump.

One Expert Says, Yes, Donald Trump is a Fascist. And It’s Not Just Trump. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Diagnosing the problem as fascist leads to the question of a solution.  What becomes the utility of knowing Trump is fascist?  For the historian of the 1930s, the answer seems clear: either the forces that could coalesce against it remain divided, vowing to eternal enmity, as happened in Germany on the eve of Hitler’s ascent to power; or they create a united front, however unwieldy, as happened with the Popular Front in France a few years later.  In the former case, the left accused the center of being scarcely better than the right.  In the latter case, a coalition of center and left, long at odds with each other over questions of ideology and strategy, looked at results in Germany as a salutary lesson to be avoided. They bridged their considerable differences and succeeded in staving off a domestic French fascism.  Should the right in this country fail to coalesce around Trump, and he runs as an independent, then a victory for the Democratic candidate – even should that candidate be Bernie Sanders – becomes very likely.  But should Trump win the GOP presidential nomination and rally the party around him, it will be incumbent upon those on the left, however “centrist” or “socialist,” to put aside their differences and once more defeat the forces of fascism.

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Freedom within evolution (Tamera 3) | P2P Foundation

Freedom within evolution (Tamera 3) | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is excerpted from a book originally published 30 years ago, by Dieter Duhm, initiator of the Tamera community in Portugal. Dieter Duhm on EVOLUTION AND GROWING FREEDOM: The idea of evolution is that the totality of life on Earth is in a constant process of becoming. From the first cell to the human being …
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STWR at the World Goodwill seminar 2015: Rebuilding the shrine of human living | P2P Foundation

STWR at the World Goodwill seminar 2015: Rebuilding the shrine of human living | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is an urgent need for citizens to demand the pressing structural reforms needed to address interconnected social, political and environmental crises.
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Syriza did not support the commons! | P2P Foundation

Syriza did not support the commons! | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Despite its stated poliical intentions, which we reported about in this blog, every time push came to shove, Syriza did not support commons solutions, shows Theodoros Karyotis in ROAR magazine (which is now a print publication as well), highlighting different case studies: “Let us look into some examples where the SYRIZA government, instead of ratifying …
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Book of the Day: Derek Wall’s Economics After Capitalism | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Derek Wall’s Economics After Capitalism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"The commons works best by consensus and, unlike capitalism, does not depend on constant growth." Derek Wall on economics after capitalism.
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Debating the strategic insights of Paul Mason on a phase transition towards the commons society | P2P Foundation

Debating the strategic insights of Paul Mason on a phase transition towards the commons society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Henry Tam and Pat Conaty, both eminent cooperativist thinkers in the UK, square it out on the value of Paul Mason’s prescriptions in his book on PostCapitalism: I. The questions by Henry Tam: “I listened to the interview with Paul Mason, and it prompted a few thoughts. His book may deal with some of the …
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#ThisIsACoup

#ThisIsACoup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I felt as if the earth had imploded under my feet. I felt incredible sadness and a sense of having betrayed the 62 percent of Greeks who had shown astonishing courage—and I don’t think we had the historical right to do that. — Yanis Varoufakis
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Book of the Day: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Book: They Can’t Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy. by Dario Azzellini and Marina Sitrin. Verso, 2014 Here’s the summary from the publisher: “Mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, …
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Think the Tea Party Is Crazy? Europe's Rising Neo-Fascism Is a Taste of What's Coming If Austerity Prevails in America

Think the Tea Party Is Crazy? Europe's Rising Neo-Fascism Is a Taste of What's Coming If Austerity Prevails in America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cutting social programs and government investment is a recipe for the growth of fascism.
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Crowdsourcing in policy: Finland example, Australia lessons

Crowdsourcing in policy: Finland example, Australia lessons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

How can crowdsourcing for policy reform be made to work well? An example from Finland offers a few lessons — and some intriguing insights.

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Bill Shorten unveils Labor’s plans for sharing economy

Bill Shorten unveils Labor’s plans for sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has unveiled Labor’s plans to regulate and grow Australia’s sharing economy, including controversial services like Uber.

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Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, and its main thinkers | P2P Foundation

Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, and its main thinkers | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
2 diagrams that map the big picture of the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, underpinned by peer-to-peer and collaborative dimensions.
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Commons Transition Plan Discussion | P2P Foundation

Commons Transition Plan Discussion | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Join our friends from the Chicago Chamber of the Commons to discuss our Commons Transition plans
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Video: Pia Mancini on p2p democratic activism in Argentina and beyond | P2P Foundation

Video: Pia Mancini on p2p democratic activism in Argentina and beyond | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pia Mancini on the motivation for her work on the DemocracyOS and other projects, and where they need to go. She strongly calls for ‘shared protocols’. Interview from the OuishareFest 2015:
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LabGov Pioneers the Paradigm of City as Commons | P2P Foundation

LabGov Pioneers the Paradigm of City as Commons | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Bologna Regulation takes seriously the idea that citizens have energy, imagination and responsibility applicable to all sorts of municipal challenges.
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The secularization of salvation and the role of Wilhelm Reich (Tamera 2) | P2P Foundation

The secularization of salvation and the role of Wilhelm Reich (Tamera 2) | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is excerpted from a book originally published 30 years ago, by Dieter Duhm, initiator of the Tamera community in Portugal. This piece reviews the 3 main traditions of human emancipation, religion, marxism and psycho-analysis, ending with the role of Wilhelm Reich. As I lived in a Reichian community in my early twenties, it has …
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Two assessments of Jeremy Corbyn's first hundred days | P2P Foundation

Two assessments of Jeremy Corbyn's first hundred days | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Maya Goodfellow on LabourList: “In Corbyn’s first 100 days he has slowly but surely shifted the conversation, while shunning the vacuous personality politics that has seeped into the Commons in recent times. Beginning with a people-powered leadership campaign that exploded into life in the summer months, the former backbench MP has brought ideas …
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Crypto Enlightenment and the Social Theory of Blockchains - P2P Foundation

Crypto Enlightenment and the Social Theory of Blockchains - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin), blockchains, and decentralization) are not just about 1) digitizing and modernizing money, payments, economics, assets, legal contracts, and governance, thereby 2) accelerating the transition to the automation and actualization economy from the labor economy, but 3) more fundamentally, these factors are allowing us to re-explore our reality, and specify it as more internally-determined than externally-determined.

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Podemos are winning the institutions — now we must win back democracy | P2P Foundation

Podemos are winning the institutions — now we must win back democracy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can Podemos be the expression of a society that is changing and breaking down institutional barriers to social justice and democratic praxis?
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Hope is a Promise: From the Indignados to the Rise of Podemos in Spain | P2P Foundation

Hope is a Promise: From the Indignados to the Rise of Podemos in Spain | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Carlos Delclós "Hope is a Promise" is an excellent and succinct overview of the rise of Podemos and its complex relationship to the 15-M movement.
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Preliminary Announcement of the Formation of a Commons Transition Coalition for Melbourne and beyond | P2P Foundation

Preliminary Announcement of the Formation of a Commons Transition Coalition for Melbourne and beyond | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“”What an amazing day on Sunday at Mindful Uprising: a pop-up People’s Summit in Melbourne. Thanks Michel Bauwens for presenting your inspirational vision for a p2p commons-based society; Richard and Laurent from Centre for the Future for co-sponsoring and hosting the event with Melbourne Polytechnic; Daryl for bringing the Summit into being; Jose for co-facilitating the Open Space session with me & our Connectors Michelle, Julian, Aidan & Mike. At the end of the day we were proud to announce the formation of the Commons Transition Coalition and now invite our friends in Adelaide (Sharon), Sydney (Declan), Brisbane (Michelle), Canberra (David), NZ (Sam) and others to work with us to develop a charter and plan for 2016.”

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Video: David Kim on Imagining Radical Love | P2P Foundation

Video: David Kim on Imagining Radical Love | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In-depth conversation about the role of love in the engaged life, a conversation with David Kim for the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Watch the video here:
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A Coming-Out Party for the True Sharing Economy

A Coming-Out Party for the True Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Whenever we swipe through Tinder profiles, order an Uber, or purchase books on Amazon, we, as consumers, are engaging with the on-demand economy.

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Principles of Social Permaculture | P2P Foundation

Principles of Social Permaculture | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from LISA DEPIANO: “I came to permaculture via community organizing in the global justice movement and drew many connections between what I had learned about being a good organizer and the permaculture principles. The following is a list of 10 permaculture principles with an example of social permaculture in action. This was developed in …
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Rise of the Commons: Fundamentals of P2P Economies | P2P Foundation

Rise of the Commons: Fundamentals of P2P Economies | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rise of the Commons: Fundamentals of P2P Economies: a summary of Michel Bauwens' recent New Zealand workshop.
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