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Greek Productive Recon. Minister Says Privatizations Will Not Go Ahead

Greek Productive Recon. Minister Says Privatizations Will Not Go Ahead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Greek government will not proceed with the privatizations included in the memorandum or even more so with the fire sales of public assets and businesses, Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said in an...
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The Kurdish Question and the Rojava Revolution

The Kurdish Question and the Rojava Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of state breakdowns in Iraq and Syria and the emergence of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) as a serious threat against the status quo in the Middle East, the Kurds began receiving unforeseen coverage in international media as both...
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Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy

Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now s...
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​Hacker from Anonymous says he was charged after refusing to help FBI - RT

A 28-year-old hacker currently serving a six-month prison sentence for computer crimes now says that authorities asked him to help the United States gather information on Mexican drug cartels, then charged him with dozens of counts after he refused.
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We Need To Innovate The Science Business Model - Forbes

We Need To Innovate The Science Business Model - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need to look beyond the mere applications of science and learn to value the wonder of discovery once again.
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Insider reveals why investors are going crazy about companies like Uber ... - Business Insider

Insider reveals why investors are going crazy about companies like Uber ... - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After the dotcom bust destroyed the paper profits of a generation of speculators, the regulatory ethos in the U.S. shifted from facilitating the free flow of capital to preventing the public from losing money. Specifically, regulators imposed so much red tape, cost, and scrutiny on public companies that they made going public an act of lunacy for all but the most mature startups.



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New Film Documents Commons-Based Peer Production in Greece | P2P Foundation

New Film Documents Commons-Based Peer Production in Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Knowledge as a common good: communities of production and sharing in Greece” is a low-budget, but high-insight survey of innovative projects.
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WeCreate FabLab Ireland Courses in Digital Fabrication | P2P Foundation

WeCreate FabLab Ireland Courses in Digital Fabrication | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The WeCreate Eco-FabLab at the Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary, Ireland are running a number of course in Digital Fabrication over the coming months.
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▶ Pablo Iglesias´ speech in the European Parliament (English subtitles) - YouTube

Pablo Iglesias is one of the five members of the European Parliament elected from the lists of Podemos, a barely 100-day-old political party that in the latest elections won more than a million votes in Spain.
In his maiden speech in the European Parliament, Iglesias praised the memory of the European peoples who fought for justice and freedom, and attacked the hijacking of democracy by financial markets, lobbies and big corporations.
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Vatican Lauds Commons in Fight Against Climate Chaos | On the Commons

Vatican Lauds Commons in Fight Against Climate Chaos | On the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Understanding the commons is critical for saving us from climate chaos.  The fact that we all depend on the earth’s atmosphere for survival provides a strong foundation for new policies to protect us from polluters who wantonly jeopardize everyone’s future. 

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Can the Co-Op Save Us?

Can the Co-Op Save Us? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An ambitious experiment in Cleveland shows that the road to sustainable capitalism is bumpier than we thought.
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Crowdlearning and coworking in Porto Alegre: atmospherics by the Sharing Brothers | P2P Foundation

Crowdlearning and coworking in Porto Alegre: atmospherics by the Sharing Brothers | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Very interesting episode which focuses on the relation between community dynamics and business models.

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Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1

Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“In Mexico nothing happens, until it happens.” This is an old proverb here, and it can also easily apply to the current situation. Everything feels tranquilo and smooth, as if it is nothing out of the ordinary. However, as history shows us, once something begins in Mexico, it generally develops rapidly, and can end up being intensely spectacular.
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Sharing economy: It's really an old-style rental economy

Sharing economy: It's really an old-style rental economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber and Airbnb are really examples of old-fashioned rentals or sub-letting. But those terms don't appeal to the tech-savvy Millennials who are the main market for these new companies or the millennial geeks who run them.
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Interview: Thomas Piketty Responds to Criticisms from the Left

Interview: Thomas Piketty Responds to Criticisms from the Left | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I think it would be a big mistake to oppose the objective of global progressive taxation of income and wealth with the objective of class struggle and political fight, for at least two reasons.
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Edelman Barometer: Trust plummets - Portland Business Journal

Edelman Barometer: Trust plummets - Portland Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 2015 Edleman Trust Barometer showed that trust plummeted worldwide.
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The Collective Intelligence: How Introverts Interact With The World Differently Than Extroverts

The Collective Intelligence: How Introverts Interact With The World Differently Than Extroverts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How Introverts Interact With The World Differently Than Extroverts
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Might Supplementary Tethered Currencies Reduce Financial System Risks - P2P Foundation

Might Supplementary Tethered Currencies Reduce Financial System Risks - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The research question is to investigate if supplementary tethered currencies might reduce financial system risks and provide a superior fallback position to Bitcoin in a crisis? To investigate the question, a hypothetical $Z supplementary cost carrying currency is considered whose value is tethered to the retail value of kilo-watt-hours generated from benign renewable energy resources from host bioregions. Cost carrying money was proposed by Gesell (1916) and supported by Fisher (1933), Keynes (1936), Suhr (1989), Buiter (2009) and Menner (2011). Private issues of self-financing self-liquidating cost carrying money described as “Stamp Scrip”, competed successfully with official gold backed currencies during the Great Depression in Europe and the US. The rapid growth and spread of private cost carrying currencies in Germany since 2003 tethered to the Euro provides evidence of its viability and acceptance. Options are identified for the issue of $Z like currencies to underwrite the stability of the financial system and/or to sustain and stimulate economies with either idiosyncratic or systemic failures. $Z represents money that is Tethered, Tagged and Terminating."

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Galway farmers face financial wipe-out as state reclassifies commonage

Galway farmers face financial wipe-out as state reclassifies commonage | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thousands of farmers right across the west are facing a massive cut in income because of a decision by the Department of Agriculture to massively reduce commonage areas on which they depend for vital
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Platform Cooperativism - P2P Foundation

Platform Cooperativism - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

" Worker–owned cooperatives could design their own apps-based platforms, fostering truly peer-to-peer ways of providing services and things "


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Adam Arvidsson on P2Pvalue and the role of reputation in collaborative communities | P2P Foundation

Adam Arvidsson on P2Pvalue and the role of reputation in collaborative communities | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This month we feature Adam Arvidsson whose work on the Ethical Economy and Digital Ethnography looks at the role of reputation in collaborative communities.
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A Note on Syriza: Indebted Yes, but Not Guilty! - Potemkin

A Note on Syriza: Indebted Yes, but Not Guilty! - Potemkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When they talk about writing off part of the debt, our media present this as a measure which will hurt ordinary taxpayers, pitting the lazy and corrupt Greeks against the hard-working ordinary people in other countries. So when, back in the 2008 financial breakdown, big banks became insolvent, it was okay for the state to cover their losses by spending trillions (of taxpayer money, of course), but when a whole people finds itself in misery, the debt should be paid... read more

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FemHack - Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective | .dpi

FemHack - Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective | .dpi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past several years, a movement of feminist and social justice-oriented hackerspaces has made itself visible in different parts of the world, more precisely in Australia, Europe and now on the West Coast of the United States. These spaces rely and are founded on specific feminist principles in order to counter patriarchy and other forms of oppression. This article tells the story of FemHack, the emerging feminist hackerspace in Montreal. A comparatively recent initiative of feminists who enjoy hacking and do-it-yourself activities, the community's main goals are to invite more feminists into the broader hacker movement and to start a discussion about feminist participation within the worldwide hacker culture and politics.

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Black Box Society - P2P Foundation

Black Box Society - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

'Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with this information? The Black Box Society argues that we all need to be able to do so—and to set limits on how big data affects our lives.

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The meaning, opportunities and dangers related to the Syriza victory | P2P Foundation

The meaning, opportunities and dangers related to the Syriza victory | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A very astute analysis by Leo Panitch, which gives historical background to the emergence of Syriza as a movement, and looks at the geo-strategic importance of this first victory against austerity politics.

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