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January 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Study:; how social media are creating a new type of activist organizations

Via Les Squires:



Introduction:



Over the last decade widespread debate about environmental issues and ethical consumer behavior has fostered the development of new grassroots organizations. These organizations represent a departure from the more hierarchical and institutionalized social movement organizations (SMOs) operating within similar…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 27, 2011 at 4:00 — No Comments

Free Technology Academy: towards a shared master curriculum on Free Technologies

Via Wouter Tebbens:

 

With a network of universities and specialised groups we are working on

the development of a shared master curriculum on Free Technologies (FT).

We understand FT to include Free Software (OSS / Libre Software), Open

Standards, Free Hardware. And with specialised tracks on Free Culture

and Peer Production.



Our aim is to help the adoption of these technologies and production

methodologies through helping universities and…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 26, 2011 at 3:17 — No Comments

Amnesty: Stop the Inhumane Treatment of WikiLeaks Soldier Bradley Manning

Via Amnesty USA:

 

(http://blog.amnestyusa.org/waronterror/inhumane-treatment-of-wikileaks-soldier-bradley-manning/)

 

US authorities must alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 26, 2011 at 3:08 — No Comments

Conference for Workplace Democracy - Connecting Our Workplaces: Building Cooperative Economies

Dear Friends of the Eastern Coordinating Council,

We are pleased to announce that the 2011 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy will be held July 8 -10, 2011 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

 

Click here to download a printable Save the Date…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 25, 2011 at 2:42 — No Comments

Online symposium about access to knowledge, Tues. Feb. 1 - Thurs. Feb. 3.

Via Amy Kapczynski:

 

Greetings,
I'm writing with an invitation to participate in an online symposium about access to knowledge, on the occasion of the publication of a new edited volume on the topic.  
The book, called "Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property," (Zone Press; fulltext here --> …
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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 22, 2011 at 7:27 — No Comments

Call for open data translation volunteers: 150 words in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

A call by Marco Fioretti, mfioretti@nexaima.net :

 

 

Michel,



I would like to ask you a favour, since you know lots of people in

Europe interested in these things. As you may remember, the second

part of the Open Data research I'm working on consists of an online

survey. That survey IS ready in all the required languages, all done

by a translation agency. Unfortunately, we just realized that…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 21, 2011 at 10:53 — 2 Comments

International Village Conference to be held in Berlin, May 13-14, 2011

Via Franz Nahrada:

 

ERCA – the European Rural Community Association (an association of village

movements in Europe) – organises an International Village Conference in

cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation in 2011.



It will take place on 13th and 14th of May in the rooms of the Rosa-Luxemburg-

Foundation in Berlin.



The conference has two central aims:



First of all, experiences of the village movements from other European…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 15, 2011 at 13:04 — No Comments

New introductory course on the Commons open for registration

Via Mary Beth Steisslinger:

 

 

Hello Friends Around the World, thought you might be interested in participating in the next Common Course online, beginning the end of January, 2011.   

 

I am putting this out to people i know who are working towards sustainability and justice in various fields.  I think you will find that the commons movement provides means to operationalize sustainability and enable transparency,…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 14, 2011 at 9:51 — No Comments

New report on the benefits of raw 'open public service data'

Via Marco Fioretti:

 

"Open Data, Open Society is a report I wrote for the Institute of

Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. The report represents the

first part of a research project (1) financed through the DIME network

(Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe), as part of DIME Work

Package 6.8, coordinated by Professor Giulio Bottazzi.



The report discusses the current and potential role, in a truly…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 13, 2011 at 2:48 — No Comments

Share or Die, Youth in Recession Call for Submissions

Dear Commoners & P2P community,



Below my signature is Shareable's call for pitches and submissions

to an anthology we're putting together that's a how-to survive by sharing

and making handbook for Gen-Y.



We imagine an anthology written by Gen-Y for Gen-Y.  Much has been

written about this generation, but we want to give them a chance to tell their

story, and to help their peers re-imagine the present and future as an

opportunity for vastly more… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 8, 2011 at 5:38 — No Comments

Reset Ireland: January 15 and 16

Via Kevin Flanagan:

 

Reset Ireland is a grassroots initiative to facilitate conversation for real social, political and economic change through developing an action plan for open government and media reform. Many conversations about political reform are all ready taking place in Ireland. Reset Ireland is an opportunity to knit these conversations together. A call to action for an alternative Ireland.



Whats this about?



Like many people witnessing the…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 6, 2011 at 7:03 — No Comments

P2P Foundation announces new mailing list

Via Kevin Carson:

 

Here is a link to the new P2P Research email list:

http://lists.ourproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/p2p-foundation



It is a mailman list like the present one, and the subscription

procedure is quite simple and straightforward.



If you wish to remain a member and continue to receive messages,

please click on the link and subscribe…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 5, 2011 at 3:52 — No Comments

New book: the insect logic behind our networked societies

new book links insect behaviour to social ‘webs’

 

insect logic is seen behind contemporary media technologies and network society

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 4, 2011 at 13:20 — No Comments

Bringing the discussion on The Commons to Dakar at the World Social Forum

Via Biens Communs: http://bienscommuns.org/blog/?p=1180

 

The World Social Forum and the World Forum on Science and Democracy will be two opportunities for the commoners to interact with other civic and social movements.

A list of discussion is now open for volunteers at :…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 4, 2011 at 6:38 — No Comments

7th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2011): Net Neutrality

Via Mayo Fuster-Morell:

 

7th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2011): Net Neutrality and other challenges for the future of the Internet



Barcelona, 11-12 July, 2011



Presentation



Net Neutrality, the general principle that the network must remain

neutral as to the contents transmitted over it, avoiding any

discrimination based on the nature or the origin of the data, has become

a hot topic…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 3, 2011 at 11:10 — No Comments

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