Via Les Squires:
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…Continue
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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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Via Amnesty USA:
US authorities must alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused…Continue
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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.
Added by Michel Bauwens on January 25, 2011 at 2:42 — No Comments
Via Amy Kapczynski:
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A call by Marco Fioretti, firstname.lastname@example.org :
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…
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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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,…Continue
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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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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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Via Kevin Carson:
Here is a link to the new P2P Research email list:
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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new book links insect behaviour to social ‘webs’
insect logic is seen behind contemporary media technologies and network society
Added by Michel Bauwens on January 4, 2011 at 13:20 — No Comments
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 :…Continue
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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
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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