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Free Commons-Based Peer Production Posters

P2Pvalue have produced a series of about Commons-Based Peer Production, designed by Laura Recio. The first poster which can be  downloaded below (click on image to go to the downloads page on Wikimedia Commons) & used under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license, explains the history of Commons-Based Peer Production communities . The posters are currently […]

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Eco-agricultural food sovereignty vs. seed-enclosing neocolonial paternalistic benevolence: a tale of two meetings

Republished from Morten Thaysen: “This week the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID hosted a meeting in London with big agribusinesses to discuss strategies to increase corporate control over seeds in Africa. The location of the meeting was secret. So was the agenda. Attendance was strictly invite-only and nobody who even came close to […]

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The real nature of the on-demand economy: “NEVER LEAVE HOME AGAIN.”

“The on-demand world isn’t about sharing at all. It’s about being served. This is an economy of shut-ins“. Shutting people out is an important part of being a shut-in: When signing up, customers can choose the option of not seeing their Alfred, who will come in when they’re at work. Alfred’s messaging is aimed at […]

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MOOC’s are not doing well for racial, gender and class equity

From an essay that critiques the uncritical enthusiasm for MOOC’s: (Audrey Watters and Sara Goldrick-Rab critique Kevin Carey who has written a book called The End of College ) Excerpt: “This vision of the University of Everywhere is endowed with such grandeur that it can leave one breathless; it is so hopeful about the future […]

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Essay of the Day: Multitude, Assemblies, and a New Politics of the Common

* Essay: A Common Assembly: Multitude, Assemblies, and a New Politics of the Common. Elise Danielle Thorburn. Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Volume 4 (2): 254 – 279 (November 2012) From the Abstract: “Contemporary experiments in organising the “multitude” have proliferated of late – from the encampments of Occupy to the Quebec […]

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