Green light for upload filters: EU Parliament’s copyright rapporteur has learned nothing from year-long debate

Julia Reda gives an update – and not a good one – on the forthcoming European Comission “censorship machine” proposal. The following is republished from Reda’s website. Julia Reda: Ever since the European Commission presented its hugely controversial proposal to force internet platforms to employ censorship machines, the copyright world has been eagerly awaiting the… Continue reading

Common Interchange of Ordinary Intelligence: Join the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics

Plenty of events taking place in Belfast this March at the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics 2018, including talks and workshops by our co-founder Michel Bauwens and our close associate John Restakis. The following was written by Mairead McCormack and is cross-posted from VoluntaryArts.org: Mairead McCormack: .Join us at the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics 2018 in Belfast… Continue reading

Money Is Not Wealth: Cryptos v. Fiats!

Most bankers, economists and investors after a couple of drinks, will admit that money is not wealth. Money is a metric, like inches and centimeters, for tracking real wealth: human ingenuity and technological productivity interacting with natural resources and biodiversity undergirding all human societies along with the daily free photons from our Sun, as described in… Continue reading

Goteo – crowdsourcing for open communities

Levente Polyák: Goteo is a platform for civic crowdfunding founded by Platoniq, a Catalan association of culture producers and software developers. Goteo helps citizen initiatives as well as social, cultural and technological projects that produce open source results and community benefits, with crowdfunding and crowdsourcing resources. Since its launch in 2011, Goteo’s crowdfunding campaigns have mobilised more than… Continue reading

Transition Together: An International Symposium on the need for societal transitions and systems level change

I will be participating as keynote speaker and panelist in a very important and I think rather unique symposium whereby various movements will think about converging their strategies. Thursday, 21 June, 2018 – 18:00 to Saturday, 23 June, 2018 – 13:00 The 4th International Transition Design Symposium 6.00pm Thursday 21st June – 1:00pm, Saturday 23rd June 2018… Continue reading

Seeds: commons or corporate property?

This is one of the most dynamic and illuminating films (39 min.) I have seen for quite a while. It follows the lives and struggles to save seeds – families, small farmers, communities, nations. It brilliantly facilitates deepening our understanding on several fronts – the predatory core and corruption of global capitalism in the seed… Continue reading

Help Support the Urban Commons Cookbook!

Who doesn’t want an Urban Commons cookbook? Help support this project by pitching to their Kickstarter page. The following was written by Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse, founding member of the Urban Research Group and co-editor of the Urban Commons Cookbook. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse: Dear friends of the urban commons, As some of you already know, a few members… Continue reading