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Church of England threatens to cease BP and Shell investments over climate concerns

Church of England threatens to cease BP and Shell investments over climate concerns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Church of England has warned it could withdraw its investments from BP and Shell unless the oil giants take greater action to tackle climate change.
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How Cryptocurrency Could Change the Sharing Economy

Grassroots efforts have defined much of recent technological history.
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2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts - Forbes

2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2015, cloud technology will go beyond tech geeks and become a true revolution for the rest of us.
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4 ways to convince Millennial workers to stick around - Fortune

4 ways to convince Millennial workers to stick around - Fortune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
They're notorious job-hoppers, but leaders intent on keeping them can do it. Here's how.
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Book of the Day: Learning from Cooperatives in the Global Crisis | P2P Foundation

“The recent financial crisis has had a devastating impact around the globe. Thousands of businesses have closed down and millions of jobs have been cut. Many people have lost their homes. Capital and the Debt Trap explains how key economies have fallen into a ‘debt trap’, linking the financial sphere to the real economy, and goes beyond, looking into alternatives to the constant stream of financial bubbles and shocks. Overlooked by many,cooperatives across the world have been relatively resilient throughout the crisis. Through four case studies (the transformation of a French industrial SME in crisis into a cooperative, a fishery cooperative in Mexico, the Desjardins Cooperative Group in Quebec and the Mondragon Group in the Basque country of Spain), the book explores their strategies and type of control, providing an in-depth analysis within a broader debate on wealth generation and a sustainable future.”
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Robotics Classes Seen as Future Boost for Armenian IT Industry - EurasiaNet

Robotics Classes Seen as Future Boost for Armenian IT Industry - EurasiaNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It is late afternoon and the cozy school of Aygek looks as deserted as it should be after weekday classes.
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Workspace for Open-Source Engineering | Circuit Cellar

Workspace for Open-Source Engineering | Circuit Cellar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Christopher Coballes is a Philippines-based freelance R&D engineer and Linux enthusiast with more than a decade of experience in an embedded hardware/software and a passion for an open source design.
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Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap - Wired

Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi helped develop two of the company's more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform.
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Inside The Near&Future World Where All Our Data And Machines Are In ... - Co.Exist

Inside The Near&Future World Where All Our Data And Machines Are In ... - Co.Exist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Intelligent, predictive, and adaptive, a network of robotic minds will soon start changing every aspect of how we live.
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Join the global call for sharing | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Join the global call for sharing | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sign the global call for sharing and add your voice to the growing demand for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between countries.
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Book of the Day: The Global Race To Reinvent the State | P2P Foundation

“In The Fourth Revolution, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge ask: what is the state actually for? Their remarkable book describes the three great revolutions in its history, and the fourth which is happening now
In most of the states of the West, disillusion with government has become endemic. Gridlock in America; anger in much of Europe; cynicism in Britain; decreasing legitimacy everywhere. Most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. But as John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us in this galvanising book, this is a seriously limited view of things. In response to earlier crises in government, there have been three great revolutions, which have brought about in turn the nation-state, the liberal state and the welfare state. In each, Europe and America have set the example. We are now, they argue, in the midst of a fourth revolution in the history of the nation- state, but this time the Western way is in danger of being left behind.
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Homage to Liberation Psychologist Ignacio Martin-Baró | P2P Foundation

Homage to Liberation Psychologist Ignacio Martin-Baró | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This excellent article opened my eyes to Liberation Psychology, a discipline which seeks to shine a light on the inherent bias towards the political status quo which is present and goes undetected in mainstream psychology, and one of its main adherents historically,  Ignacio Martin-Baró who was murdered in El Salvador by a “counter-insurgency unit” created at the US Army’s School of the Americas.
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The Magic Of Collective Intelligence | Pina Patane | Optimumentrepreneur.com

The Magic Of Collective Intelligence | Pina Patane | Optimumentrepreneur.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
YOptimum Entrepreneur is a business mentoring and mastermind group business: The program is designed on my numerous years experience in business and my psychotherapy skills.
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In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency

In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype's design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight that is normally wasted by commercial solar cells on towers and convert it to electricity at a higher efficiency than the solar cells themselves ever could.
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UNG recognized for efforts to reduce textbook costs - News at UNG

UNG recognized for efforts to reduce textbook costs - News at UNG | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With multiple successful digital textbook projects and as many as 10 more on the horizon, the University of North Georgia (UNG) has been recognized as one of the state's leaders in providing open educational resources for students.
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Viewpoint: Anonymous social media derails students - USA TODAY College

Viewpoint: Anonymous social media derails students - USA TODAY College | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nothing can be more haunting than a trashy reputation on the Internet while searching for a post-college job.
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Essay of the Day: Using Illich for Resilient Community-Oriented Public Libraries | P2P Foundation

“The purpose of this paper is to draw out critical concepts and ideas useful to understanding how the public library can help build resilient communities, particularly in relation to the challenges posed by climate change, from the theories of Ivan Illich. Resilience is identified as a problematic concept in need of critical understanding if it is to be of utility in the struggle against climate change. Critical theory is advanced as the means through which this can be achieved, being put into practice through praxis, the dialectic between theory and action. Specifically, Illich’s ideas of the commons, conviviality and false public utility are advanced as potential starting points for a process of transformational community resilience in relation to the public library.”
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Essay of the Day: Translating Commons-based Peer Production Values into Metrics | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Translating Commons-based Peer Production Values into Metrics | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Commons-based peer-production (CBPP) constitutes today an important driver for innovation, social and cultural development, both online and offline, through the establishment of an alternative, commons-based ecosystem, relying on peer-production and collaboration amongst peers contributing towards a common good. Yet, to the extent that it operates outside of the market economy, the value of CBPP cannot be understood by relying exclusively on traditional market mechanisms (such as pricing). Based on empirical research on emerging value forms in the context of CBPP, we seek to achieve a better understanding of the value produced by CBPP communities, so as to come up with an alternative, universal, denominator of value that could act as an interface between the commons-based ecosystem and the market economy.
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Trinity College seniors create the next big thing in music sharing - USA TODAY College

Trinity College seniors create the next big thing in music sharing - USA TODAY College | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Though the site may seems similar to those such as 8tracks and Spotify, the boys insist that Mugatunes stands alone.
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We need schools to be different | Dangerously Irrelevant

We need schools to be different | Dangerously Irrelevant | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As Clay Shirky has noted, we currently are living through ‘the largest expansion in expressive capability in human history.’ We no longer live in a world where we passively receive information that is broadcast out to us by large, centralized entities. Instead, we now live within multidirectional conversation spaces in which 12-year-olds can reach audiences at scales that previously were reserved for major media companies, large corporations, and governments. We all now can have a voice. We all now can be publishers. We all now can find each other’s thoughts and ideas and can share, cooperate, collaborate, and take collective action. Time and geography are no longer barriers to communicating and working together. 

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Russell Brand: Can an outsider challenge the status quo? - BBC News

Russell Brand: Can an outsider challenge the status quo? - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can comedian and campaigner Russell Brand change politics from the outside without putting his name on the ballot paper?
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From jobs to tasks and from the value chain to the Internet — Medium

From jobs to tasks and from the value chain to the Internet — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mainstream economic theories are derived from the era of the production of tangible goods and high-cost communications. These mind-sets are not only unhelpful, but wrong in a world of information products and ubiquitous, low-cost/high-quality connectivity.
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The State of the Commons Report of 2014 | P2P Foundation

The State of the Commons Report of 2014 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“It’s not a new idea. People have been adapting and building on each other’s work for centuries. Musicians sample beats from each other’s music. Artists create entirely new works from other people’s images. Teachers borrow each other’s activities and lesson plans. Scientists build off of each other’s results to make new discoveries.
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Essay of the Day: Distribution as a Design Principle for Peer-To-Peer Law | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Distribution as a Design Principle for Peer-To-Peer Law | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Instead of applying law to peer-to-peer in order to control networks, I propose to apply peer-to-peer to the law to transform it. The western liberal conception of law is based on the legal category of the individual. This legal theoretical conception does not adequately take into account the concept of communities of peers, defined as non-stabilised, evolving, or non formalized groups sharing a common interest or an ad hoc production purpose, from local communities (e.g. those using a commons-based governed fishery) to online communities (e.g. the users of a platform) which do not have a legal statute as an individually identifiable entity.
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "The Future of Capitalism"

Date - September 28, 2014 Transcript -- http://chomsky.info/interviews/20140928.htm Conversation Between Noam Chomsky, Paul Craig Roberts and Rob Kall.
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