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July 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Declarations of Health and Food Rights against the enclosure of the food and health commons

Via Heidi Stevenson, Editor, Gaia Health :


A stunning theft of our rights is happening now—right under our collective noses. We're losing the right to manage our personal health as we see fit. It's a right so basic that no one ever thought to list it among the rights of free speech and assembly. Who could ever have imagined that something so basic might come into question?

That, though, is exactly what is happening. Some of us try to do battle, but we've been focusing…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 20, 2011 at 16:10 — No Comments

Call for camp on blackout resilient technology, August 10-14, 2011

Via Gustaf Björksten:



Hi all,

This is a call to all you hackers out there working on projects in the

blackout resilient technology area. Come hang for five days in an

open-air camp with a group of like-minded folks and work on bringing

these technologies to fruition for the ongoing benefit of humanity. This

hackathon will be in Finowfurt, Germany (near Berlin) from August 10-14,…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 20, 2011 at 8:41 — No Comments

Open call for material on the Lulz, Deleuze and the Rhizome

Open call for the lulz:

'Deleuze and The Lulz: Radical Emergence ... for the lulz' is a bold interdisciplinary journal that aims to challenge orthodoxies, encourage debate, invite controversy, seek new applications, propose new interpretations, and - above all - make new connections in the growing pack of researchers who study Deleuze, and the lulz..for the lulz.

It is our…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 20, 2011 at 8:37 — No Comments

U.S. government arrests internet activist Aaron Swartz for looking up articles at a library

Via Mayo Fuster Morell:


NY Times article: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/​ 2011/07/19/reddit-co-founder-c​harged-with-data-theft/

//// Aaron Swartz charged for downloading too many journal articles from the Library ////

Shocking news: Moments ago former Demand Progress Executive Director Aaron Swartz was indicted by the US government. As best as we can tell, he is being charged with allegedly…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 20, 2011 at 3:31 — No Comments

In Bangkok, Thailand: International Workshop on Ethics, Wellbeing and Meaningful Broadband

August 16 - 18, 2011…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 15, 2011 at 3:51 — No Comments

Global Curricular Reform for the 21st Century

Via Tom Atlee <cii@igc.org>


(short URL - http://bit.ly/od2UDV)

(I recommend going to the original as this version 'refuses' to be properly edited)


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 13, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Irish Cloughjordan ecovillage to launch an Open Hardware factory with global ambitions

Via Vinay Gupta:


First, see http://blip.tv/the-hexayurt-project/the-open-factory-vinay-gupta-1-of-2-5336955


First 20 minutes covers all of the basic concepts, but here's the

pitch in three bulletpoints


1> We've got a 750 square meter manufacturing (zoned light industrial)

facility with the foundation poured last week, open for…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 12, 2011 at 18:58 — No Comments

First Manifesto of the Rossio Square Camp in Lisbon of the 22nd of May 2011

* Manifesto: Manifesto approved by Popular Assembly last night [May 22nd] at the Rossio Square, Lisbon, where the Rossio camp stands on its fourth day.

URL = http://ceesa-ma.blogspot.com/2011/05/voices-from-another-europe.html




Added by Michel Bauwens on July 12, 2011 at 16:45 — No Comments

Towards a Commoning Game - by George Por, technoshaman

A proposal by George Por,


Discussion and details at



"I envision the game as a path to create and empower a global

constituency to practice:

“Commons-ownership and governance of a new currency that can out-

compete any corporate model, and fund the development…


Added by Michel Bauwens on July 12, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments

In Dublin, July 14: Collaborative Change? - Commons, Networks, Exchange

Thursday 14th July, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 2

This one-day symposium, co-organized by PhotoIreland and GradCAM and supported by the City Arts Office, Dublin City Council, investigates emerging possibilities around collaboration, sharing and exchange and collective models of production,…

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 9, 2011 at 6:28 — No Comments

Launch of Online TV show on Free Culture in Spain

Via Carlos Alberto Alejandro CASTILLO Ocaranza:


Hello P2P people,

I wanted to share with you this project by Daniel Mariscal, a young video producer from Cordoba, Spain. The name is Creativos Conecta2, and it is an online TV show on Free Culture; the first program is already available at http://creativosconecta2.tv/



Added by Michel Bauwens on July 4, 2011 at 21:27 — No Comments

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