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The Prospects for Radical Democracy in Spain

Continuing our series on Spain’s all-important municipal elections, we are happy to present this article, originally published in In These Times, and authored by Vicente Rubio Pueyo and Pablo La Parra The upcoming municipal elections will be a key test for the rising leftist movement in Spain. “Do you hear the buzz? The buzz says: let’s […]

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Video of the Day: Buzzing for the Commons in Madrid

Today, as municipal elections take place throughout the Spanish State we wanted to present a series of posts reflecting the new citizen-led electoral coalitions spawned out of the 15-M Movement. First up is this inspiring video, originally shared by Cecilia Barriga on Vimeo and featuring an impassioned Ada Colau (who’s running for mayor in Barcelona) […]

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Are there true sharing entreprises ?

When evaluating platforms claiming to be a part of the “sharing economy”, it is important to look at why they were set up, how they are organized, and who they are intended to benefit. Those that implement a logic of collaboration, sharing and distributed power at each of these levels, stand to offer a compelling […]

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The Ubiquitous Commons: a legal and technical toolkit for a user-controlled data commons ?

Excerpted from Maija Palmer: “Could a system be created that gave back some control to individuals? An international group of researchers led by Salvatore Iaconesi, a lecturer at the La Sapienza university in Rome, and Oriana Persico, a communication scientist, is trying to create a legal and technical toolkit that would allow people to do […]

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Off-grid solar systems increasingly viable for low-income communities

Excerpted from the ‘GE Look Ahead’ series: ““First has been the improvement of efficiency of LEDs of 10,000% in the past 13 years,” says Russell Sturm, ?head of Climate Change Advisory at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group. “Batteries have improved 90% with the whole revolution around lithium and it’s […]

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