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P2P Talk at Occupy London's Tent city, December 10

Introduction to P2P and the Commons as the new paradigm of change

When: Sat, December 10, 10am – 11am

 To succeed in social change, I believe we need 3 things.

 * a genuine mass movement. As the first native movement and great hope of the digital age that is what #ows is all about.

* concrete alternatives that can change our lives and allow us to live our values right now. This is what commons-based peer production provides – a new way of producing value.

* the ability to be able to stop bad policies, and propose new ones that allow alternatives to survive and thrive, for which we need true democratic processes.

A ‘commons’ rather than ‘market state’ orientation is a fruitful way to think about solving humanity’s problems in a new way.

Michel Bauwens is founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives , a global collaborative researching peer production that maps the thousands of p2p projects being created to achieve mutual alignment and a growing counter economy that can co-exist and perhaps even supersede the today’s dysfunctional one. He is also a partner of the Commons Strategies Group which seeks to seed conversations around the new commons paradigm.

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Comment by Nicholas Ripley on November 30, 2011 at 1:38

Occupy Birmingham would welcome a discussion on p2p if anyone is available to. 

Comment by Michel Bauwens on November 30, 2011 at 11:23

it won't be possible for me, sorry for that, my time in the uk is too short this time!

Comment by Josef Davies-Coates on November 30, 2011 at 16:07

Where exactly will this talk be taking place? in the Tent University in front of St Paul's? or the one in Finsbury Square? Or at the Bank of Ideas?

Comment by Josef Davies-Coates on November 30, 2011 at 16:16

I managed to find the info elsewhere, the event is in the University Tent next to the info tent in front of St Paul's

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