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A New Alignment of Movements? Part II: Strategies for a Convergence of Movements | Commons Transition

A New Alignment of Movements? Part II: Strategies for a Convergence of Movements | Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A key challenge facing all of the movements, noted Kate Swade of Shared Assets, is whether to pursue solutions through pragmatic politics and elections, or whether to try to change the general political discourse and institutional structures over the long term. It seems difficult to pursue both options at the same time. This apparent choice may be especially vexing for the Degrowth movement, whose very name is often seen as unappealing to the political mainstream. (“At least the term can’t be easily co-opted,” quipped one leader at the Fourth International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig, Germany, held days after this workshop.) Is this a cautionary lesson for other movements seeking to change the discourse?

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CAPS Consultation Meeting at Net Futures 2015 Conference | P2P Foundation

CAPS Consultation Meeting at Net Futures 2015 Conference | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Come and join us for the CAPS consultation meeting on 25 March 2015 in Brussels.
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To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing | P2P Foundation

To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transcript of "To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing," a talk by David Bollier introducing the commons.
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The Alternative in Greece | Jacobin

The Alternative in Greece | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the Eurogroup’s Friday statement, the existing program is referred to as an “arrangement,” but this changes absolutely nothing essential. The “extension” that the Greek side is now requesting (under the “Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement”) is to be enacted “in the framework of the existing arrangement” and aims at “successful completion of the review on the basis of the conditions in the current arrangement.”

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Is Syriza Retreating? | Jacobin

Is Syriza Retreating? | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The latest from Europe is not good. Syriza appears to have backtracked in negotiations, and Germany is seeking total surrender.

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FairStarts - P2P Foundation

FairStarts - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Our plan is to build a networks of incubators to develop transnational open cooperatives for the commons peer production.

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▶ THE COOPERATIVE MODEL REVISITED John Restakis - YouTube

This session was part of Open Everything - A Collaborative Economy Convergence - www.openeverything.ie Organised by Cultivate, P2P Foundation and WeCreate Wo...
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Open Systems, Formats, and Standards

It may seem ironic to describe the phone network as “smart” and the Internet as “dumb,” but that’s exactly how network engineers view them.
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Regulating Open Internet Will Stifle Manufacturing Innovation | NAM

Regulating Open Internet Will Stifle Manufacturing Innovation | NAM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Manufacturers are in the midst of a resurgence that’s fueling job growth and economic recovery nationwide, and today’s decision to regulate the Internet using an 80-year-old regulatory scheme threatens to curtail this resurgence, stifling future investment in the communications infrastructure that has helped fuel manufacturing innovation.


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Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations

Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A two-day event that brought together representatives from the Commonwealth Secretariat has ended with agreement that member states draft a formal report on virtual currencies.
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New models are needed for translating open science to innovation

New models are needed for translating open science to innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Internet-enabled forms of scientific collaboration, popularly referred to as open science, have not automatically translated into innovation.
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BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Blackburn Citizen

BRIGHT FUTURE: £350000 'Fab Lab' centre set to transform Blackburn's ... - Blackburn Citizen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
AN ambitious plan has been unveiled to create Lancashire’s first ‘Fab Lab’ - a creative and digital technology centre aimed at young entrepreneurs.
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FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This story was originally published on May 14, 2014. It was updated on Feb. 26, 2015.
This story is about net neutrality. Have we lost you yet?
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Debating the degrowth alternative | P2P Foundation

Debating the degrowth alternative | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Is degrowth, as currently formulated, sufficiently rigorous and inclusive to offer the theoretical legitimacy and political unity for a system shift?
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No, Syriza has not surrendered | Red Pepper

No, Syriza has not surrendered | Red Pepper | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises


Surrender! Capitulation! Betrayal! Syriza hasn't even been in office for a month, but already the obituaries are being written. 

Some on the left, of course, had written them long before January's election. Syriza, you see, has failed to declare the revolution. So far, so familiar. But over the last few days some more sensible forces seem – as with the coalition deal in the early days of the Syriza government – to have got a little carried away in their horror at this week's debt deal, believing the German government's crowing rhetoric that Syriza has suffered total humiliation.

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Versobooks.com | Stathis Kouvelakis: ‘Going on this way can only mean defeat’

Versobooks.com | Stathis Kouvelakis: ‘Going on this way can only mean defeat’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After Greece’s agreement with the European Union – with the aid programme being extended in exchange for the continuation of structural reforms – the new government has arrived at an impasse. The hopes of those seeking an end to austerity have not even lasted a month. Stathis Kouvelakis, member of the Syriza central committee and reader in political theory at King’s College London comments on these developments in the interview below.

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Seven Lessons from Greece | Jacobin

Seven Lessons from Greece | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since taking power, Syriza hasn’t accepted what’s been imposed, but instead fought to create a new political landscape.

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openDemocracy Ltd is fundraising on JustGiving for The OpenTrust

openDemocracy Ltd is fundraising on JustGiving for The OpenTrust | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Help openDemocracy raise money for this great cause.
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'Al te vaak werken we louter om geld te verdienen, niet omdat we geloven dat onze job zinvol is'

'Al te vaak werken we louter om geld te verdienen, niet omdat we geloven dat onze job zinvol is' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'Het oude geloof in 'jobs, jobs, jobs' negeert de overvloed aan zogenaamde bullshit jobs': banen waarvan zelfs zij die ze uitoefenen moeten toegeven dat ze eigenlijk overbodig zijn', schrijft Sarah Van Liefferinge van de Piratenpartij. Zij schetst hier een uitweg 'voor een leven waarin iedereen het steeds 'druk, druk, druk' heeft en burn-outs en depressies de norm zijn'.
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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Leticia Miranda The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver...
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3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its..
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Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza

Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two narratives compete for the truth of today’s global political stage. On the one hand, there’s the narrative of leftist irresponsibility and incorrectness.
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Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species

Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 
by Frank Estrada
The modern world is full of myths. I’m not talking about Greek legends or medieval lore, but the shared stories and constructs underpinning our beliefs and behaviours.
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Fab Lab Berlin Walkthrough

TURNING IDEAS INTO PRODUCTS We are an open Digital Fabrication Studio. We want to become Berlin's central maker hub by providing an interface between Makers, Companies, Universities and ...
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