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Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and truth

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The other night, I saw George Orwell’s 1984 performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”

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Fashion and 3D Printing: World's First 3D Printed Fashion Show | Inside3DP.com

Fashion and 3D Printing: World's First 3D Printed Fashion Show | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The students of today are the designers of tomorrow. Many consider that the designers of tomorrow are those who will recognize and embrace 3D printing.

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Emergency terror law — Dark Mountain — Medium

Emergency terror law — Dark Mountain — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Phone companies, internet companies, to be required to retain data on their customesr, who is communicating with who, who is accessing what.
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Eris -- The Dawn of Distributed Autonomous Organizations and The Future of Governance

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Project Douglas launches Eris, a serverless framework for distributed autonomous organizations.
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Commons Libraries Project Report

Congratulations to Common Futures and Common Libraries on their first successful 6 months and the publication of their first report you can download it here or read it embedded below.

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A primer on global economic sharing | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

A primer on global economic sharing | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In an increasingly unequal and unsustainable world, governments must urgently move beyond the restrictive political and economic ideologies of the past and embrace solutions that meet the common needs of people in all countries. This primer outlines the extent of the interconnected global crises we face, and points the way towards an alternative approach to managing the world’s resources based upon international cooperation and economic sharing.
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Question the Powerful: Chartist No. 6: the call for annual elections

Question the Powerful: Chartist No. 6: the call for annual elections | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Look at the way power and responsibility are distributed around us and ask: is this really how we should live? Welcome to ‘Question the Powerful’, a twice-monthly prompt to help explore an alternate perspective on politics & society. (Henry Tam: hbt21@cam.ac.uk)


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Solidarity Cooperatives - P2P Foundation

Solidarity Cooperatives - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= "Solidarity cooperatives” are multi-stakeholder coops, bringing togther all parties involved in a particular endeavor―workers, consumers, producers and members of the larger community―in a democratic structure of ownership and control. [1]

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Knut Wicksell and the origins of Modern Monetary Theory

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Many mainstream economists seem to think the idea behind Modern Monetary Theory is new and originates from economic cranks.

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BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding

BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The site, whose namesake software is often used for illegal file-sharing, is teaming up with film producers and musicians to charge for downloads.
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Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad.

Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.

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Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.

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Millennials Will Lead the Workplace Revolution - Huffington Post Canada

Millennials Will Lead the Workplace Revolution - Huffington Post Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


They are connected with each other like none before it through social media -- want a quick opinion or piece of advice? Send out a message to your group.

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Let’s Win Barcelona: Manifesto for A New Metropolitan Democracy — Dark Mountain — Medium

Let’s Win Barcelona: Manifesto for A New Metropolitan Democracy — Dark Mountain — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“There was a belief in the revolution and the future, a feeling of having suddenly emerged into an era of equality and freedom. Human beings were trying to behave as human beings and not as cogs in the capitalist machine.” This is how George Orwell described the city of Barcelona during theanarchist revolution of 1936 in his classic Homage to Catalonia. A short-lived dream that was soon to be crushed by Franco’s fascist regime.

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Review Novel: Harvest - Jim Crace

Review Novel: Harvest - Jim Crace | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The scientist Brian Goodwin, reflecting on the evolutionary functions of play, suggested that one of its functions is to introduce disorder into entropied order. In animals, including humans, play is a central part of the generative process. The chaos of play is followed by the emergence of a modified order.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Save the Teatro Valle Commons in Rome!

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Save the Teatro Valle Commons in Rome! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary:  a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theater, and the conversion of the theater into a commons by countless ordinary citizens.  Now the mayor of Rome is threatening to end the occupation, evict the commoners and privatize the management of the facility.

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Civil Associations - P2P Foundation

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"If Oakeshott is correct in identifying the absence of overwhelming concentrations of power as the essence of liberty, how can we account for the peculiar character of the state in Britain? According to Oakeshott, modern European states can best be understood as torn between two contradictory methods of association which are the legacy of the medieval age. The first mode of association he calls `civil association' and the second `enterprise' or `purposive association'.

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Point A | Building New Urban Communities

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 Point A is a developing network of urban, income sharing, egalitarian, democratic, ambitious, and engaged intentional communities in the cities of the American East Coast.

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Route Map to the Enabling State - P2P Foundation

Route Map to the Enabling State - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Carnegie UK Trust has been a supporter and advocate of community led initiatives and ‘bottom up’ approaches to decision making and development throughout our 100 year history. Whether it was our early support for rural community councils or more recently community ownership of land, our Trustees have long recognised the power of community led activity to transform wellbeing.

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SaysUs Project Seeks FLOSS Collaborators

SaysUs Project Seeks FLOSS Collaborators | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SaysUs just has become affiliated to May First / People Link (https://mayfirst.org), which has been providing useful IT services to the activists and movements around the world.  We did just send the below text to the comrades involved in and collaborate each other at May First / People Link networked cooperative. Yet our call is open to all floss developers, commoners, activists and anyone who shares the vision that we tried to formulate in the text as simple as possible. We invite all comrades around the world who share similar values and virtues to join us and engage with our comrades at May First / People Link network.

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Crowdonomic - Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs in Asia

Crowdonomic - Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs in Asia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crowdonomic is the crowdfunding site to raise money for Asian startups, entrepreneurs, hardware, tech and creative projects.
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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the latter, but the divergence between the two is arguably even more important the larger scale of nations and the global economy. What does it really mean to create wealth for people — for humanity — as opposed to money for governments and corporations?

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A political philosophy of the commons – The ecology of change (Part 2) - Heathwood Press

A political philosophy of the commons – The ecology of change (Part 2) - Heathwood Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By Helene Finidori We hear and talk a lot today about building new systems to replace our broken one. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” This statement, attributed to the brilliant inventor Buckminster Fuller, is often invoked. 

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Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?

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So what does the evidence about citizen engagement say? Particularly in the development world it is common to say that the evidence is “mixed”. It is the type of answer that, even if correct in extremely general terms, does not really help those who are actually designing and implementing citizen engagement reforms.

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