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i suggest that earth is at its very limit of capability to preserve life itself, so i think imediate action is recuired.

2 simple steps i suggest to be most important.

activate a global surveilance system that gives live video feeds of all movement outside of private houses can create a turning point in awareness, equal to an upgraded skill of viewing.Universal acess and acess to the stored data, for all participants can create a new form of savety, as well as create a system…

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Added by TheBoon on August 7, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Cryptocurrencies: Future-Bearer Instruments of Choice

Peer-to-Peer & Non-Possessory Control is the Real Value Proposition

Sit back and think how many times characters in movies and books have bartered with gold coins, dreamt of gold bars or spoken of golden objects with a twinkle of lust in their eyes.…

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Added by Chase Perkins on May 2, 2014 at 21:55 — No Comments

P2PValue Project

 

We are delighted to announce the kickoff of the P2PValue Project in which the P2P Foundation will be collaborating for the next three years.

Here is the project outline:

Commons-based peer production (CBPP) is a new and increasingly significant model of social innovation based on collaborative production by citizens through the Internet. This project will foster the CBPP phenomenon by providing a techno-social software platform…
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Added by Chris Pinchen on October 11, 2013 at 11:17 — No Comments

Mailpile Crowdfunding Success

Via Stacco Troncoso:

"Good news all around: with more than two weeks to go on their funding campaign, Mailpile has exceeded its funding goal for the development of an alternative web-mail application with enhanced encryption and safety features.



Led by an Icelandic team of open source…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on August 29, 2013 at 17:04 — No Comments

Launch of the Global Timebank

Kevin Parcell of Reconomy writes:

"All are invited to join our 1000 members in launching our Global Timebank - our new tool for building sustainable prosperity that combines p2p trading of time, massive online collaboration, and the option to contribute service to be "paid forward" forever. To join us, add your signature to our Global Petition or "Pay it forward" pledge here:…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on August 12, 2013 at 18:35 — No Comments

Launch of new 'Radical Realities' zine of the Alternate (G8) Collective in Birmingham

Via Nicolas Ripley:

“Alternate have published our first e-zine, Radical Realities, with contributions from John Hilary, Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Heather Marsh and Michel Bauwens.

The Alternate Collective was formed out of Occupy Birmingham, UK. The collective comprises of radical practitioners that promote and publish about democratic and cooperative governance. We aim to propose practical solutions, to envisage what a ‘new settlement’ could comprise of for…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on July 17, 2013 at 9:49 — No Comments

Elinor Ostrom: The Legacy and the Challenge

by Joshua Tucker on July 3, 2013 · 0 comments

in Newsletters,…

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Added by Carlos Boyle on July 4, 2013 at 15:08 — No Comments

FABFUSE2013: Grassroots Knowledge Sharing in Amersfoort (NL) 19 - 21 July 2013

FABFUSE2013: Grassroots Knowledge Sharing

where: Amersfoort (NL)

when: 19 - 21 July 2013

As the global ecosystem of fab labs, hackerspaces, public laboratories and other community driven workshops grows, so does the need for effective exchange of knowledge between these peer knowledge hubs.



Can we cook up a grassroots implementation of peer reviewed knowledge? Or should we? Are existing platforms (journals, conferences) open to p2p communities? What great…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 26, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Help send this permaculture documentary to the film festivals!

Joseph Redwood-Martinez writes:

" We launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise some of the funds needed to send the documentary on Sadhana Forest Haiti to international film festivals: http://igg.me/at/free/x/1892319 .

While I know the documentary will appeal to people interested in environmentalism, climate issues, community living, sustainability, permaculture, etc., etc., I'm especially hoping…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 25, 2013 at 12:45 — No Comments

the Homegrown Cities project: p2p urbanism for Mumbai

via Matias of Urbz:

"We are reaching out to you today because we just launched a crowd-funded project and need your help spreading the word, through your email list and social networks. 



We are proposing a new model for "slum rehabilitation" in Mumbai. The idea is to build on, and enhance existing construction practices in slum-notified areas. In contrast with wholesale redevelopment projects, which dominate the field, we believe that the "solution" is much closer to…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 24, 2013 at 10:12 — No Comments

How to change the international rules for the commons in European Union?

We are pleased to informe you that the workshop  :



How to change the international rules

for the commons in European Union?



will take place May, 22sd, from 13:00 to 16:00

at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V. Schumannstr. 8, Berlin.



It aims to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Economics Commons Conference (ECC) that will take place from 22 to 24 of may…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 29, 2013 at 17:21 — No Comments

Furtherfield Appeal: create and share a culture that means more to more people

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***Furtherfield Appeal: Just 3 weeks left to raise £7000***



Furtherfield /span>http://www.furtherfield.org/>

 - A living, breathing, thriving network for art, technology and

social change since…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 19, 2013 at 9:48 — No Comments

Pacte des peuples pour une meilleure gouvernance mondiale

Je cherche au moin un partnenaire pour pouvoir réflechir avec lui comment réaliser avec la méthode P2P que chaque peuple se charge de sa souveraineté pour établir sur cette planète un réseau de relations pacifiques et égalitaires travaillant tous ensemble pour le bien-être commun. Mes idées se trouvent sur le site  http://for-a-better-world.info

Added by Horst Grützke on April 15, 2013 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Announcing: Pixelache Helsinki 2013

via Andrew Paterson:

Pixelache Helsinki welcomes participants to join in the four day

trans-disciplinary festival during 16th -19th May 2013. This year the festival will take place as a dual-city event in both Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn-Naissaar (Estonia), including a ferry journey between both cities.…



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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 14, 2013 at 8:33 — No Comments

The Naked Mind Protocol - Part 2

The Spiritual and Intellectual Quest of a Naked Mind

I think hat our purpose in this reality is to experience certain things, to learn from it and to get beyond it.

I also think that "easy" ways to maximise the potential of this learning process, hence transcendence of self, is to :

- Expand the fields of experience, may it be material or form-based. To explore the…

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Added by Nirgal on April 9, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Naked Mind Protocol - Part 1 - Introduction

The solutions to the roots of many actual societal and systemic issues may exist in its individuals’ shared beliefs and values that form the patterns of communication between people.

To improve the state of politics and economics we collectively explore the mutual agreements that determine human relationships, habits, and behaviors. When individuals recognize identifiable biases and misconceptions, new possibilities and realities become clear.

The Naked Mind Protocol provides…

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Added by Nirgal on April 8, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

UN Training on the Commons

via Lisinka Ulatowska

more info, Commons Action,  Commons Cluster for the United Nations, at http://www.commonsactionfortheunitednations.org/un-rep-training/

The UN Training Part II will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd  9:00-11:00…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on March 30, 2013 at 18:07 — No Comments

International seminar: Networked Labour, Rethinking labour in an age of networks

Via Orsan Senalp:

The international seminar ‘Networked Labour: Rethinking labour in an age of networks’. We are

now please to confirm that the seminar will be held in Amsterdam between 7-9 May 2013.



Our work will be focusing on the changing worlds of labour and

production, and emerging new movements, political actors and their politics. We will mainly be discussing these topics in relation to the accelerating developments in the ICTs. Our hope is to create…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on March 17, 2013 at 21:01 — No Comments

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