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May 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Crowdfunding campaign for new documentary on Indignados in Madrid

Via Fabien Benoit:
A web-documentary project about "The Indignados" (the outraged) and the crisis in Spain called, "Madrid, an outraged city", has just been started.
Understanding the mouvement of the "indignados" means not only getting a better view of the world we're living in today, but also being able to imagine our future in different ways, opening our mind to new possibilities and refusing fatality. 
Join the adventure with two young filmmakers,…

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 27, 2012 at 8:25 — No Comments

C4C crowdfunding campaign: Constructing a commons for the Commons

Via George Por:

re-posted from: http://www.schoolofcommoning.com/content/after-quilligan-seminars-how-bring-commons-alive-our-life-and-work

Dear supporters of the Commons,


On the 8th May 2012, James Quilligan  launched a 12-day seminar series



Added by Michel Bauwens on May 26, 2012 at 10:58 — No Comments

Report from the 'EU in Crisis' conference!

Via the Corporate Europe Observatory a href="mailto:ceo@corporateeurope.org" target="_blank">ceo@corporateeurope.org>

Topic: Report from the 'EU in Crisis' conference!

"As organisers we were extremely happy with the enthusiasm of the 300 or so participants. The conference showed that there are real opportunities for building strong pan-European campaigns for progressive alternatives to the EU's neo-liberal response to the crisis. This email…


Added by Michel Bauwens on May 23, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments

The End of Money as We Know It and the Future of Civilization

Tuesday, May 22, I will be the guest of Jay Taylor on his program, Turning Hard Times into Good Times.

You can listen to it live starting at 12:30 PM Pacific time (3:30 Eastern) or find it archived late Wednesday on the Voice America website,…


Added by Michel Bauwens on May 22, 2012 at 3:57 — No Comments

P2P Mode of Foreign Relations

Based on the insights drawn from Kees van der Pijl and Michel Bauwens, I have identified the rise of ‘P2P mode of foreign relations’ as the radical alternative to the top down ‘Global Governance’ mode.

Below slide presents the argument.


Added by Örsan Şenalp on May 19, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Cyberia a state of the art of populism

In Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace (chap II) Douglas Rushkoff says about this post

Operating from Total Oblivion

The fractal…


Added by Carlos Boyle on May 16, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Peer-to-peer and Marxism: The Berlin Debate

On May 3, Jonathan Clyne, Lena Hanno, Alex Dirmeier and Jean Lievens had a discussion with Michel Bauwens on peer-to-peer and Marxism.  The discussion took place in the lobby of the Palace Hotel in Berlin. Here’s a slightly edited transcript of the discussion. The recording was reasonably good, but our voices were sometimes unintelligible because there were other guests talking in the lobby and there was also a piano playing (from the theme song from Titanic to What a Wonderful World,…


Added by Jean Lievens on May 12, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

CFP on Platform Politics for Culture Machine journal



Platform Politics


Special issue of Culture Machine, vol. 14; http://www.culturemachine.net


edited by Joss Hands (Anglia Ruskin University) Greg Elmer (Ryerson University) Ganaele Langlois (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)



This special issue of the peer-reviewed, open access journal Culture Machine…


Added by Michel Bauwens on May 4, 2012 at 18:51 — No Comments

MAY 12TH – #12M GlobalMay Statement

MAY 12TH – #12M GlobalMay Statement


Added by Örsan Şenalp on May 3, 2012 at 13:08 — No Comments

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