In 1979, Gene Youngblood was deeply impressed by an idea of Sherrie Rabinowitz, “We must create on the same scale as we can destroy”. He says here: “In one sentence she encapsulated everything I’ve ever wanted to do.” (1:23:10) He is serious, starting out with, “This is about taking things seriously. To take something seriously… Continue reading
Goofy but informative video about Community Land Trusts produced by CLT Associates. If you want a more in-depth look at their history and possibilities don’t miss our Community Land Trusts, Urban Land Reform and the Commons special report, authored by Pat Conaty and Mike Lewis. From the notes to the video CLTs (Community Land Trusts)… Continue reading
Everything is a coming of age short set in El Paso that tells the story of Sinai, a young woman faced with a life changing decision. “Everything” is an interesting public domain film project. They are currently running a crowdfunding campaign, check it out here. About Established in 2016, Unkut is a nonprofit production company designing… Continue reading
Christina Oatfield: On Tuesday February 14th, a bill was introduced in the California legislature to expand the types of homemade foods allowed to be sold in California, especially hot meals. The bill, AB 626, was introduced by Assemblymembers Eduardo Garcia and Joaquin Arambula, however, the bill is still in “spot bill” form, meaning that the… Continue reading
Continuing our ongoing conversation on post-capitalism, Universal Basic Income and other trends, here’s an early look at a documentary version of Nick Srnicek’s and Alex Williams’s Inventing the Future The highly successful book Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams is being adapted into a documentary called Inventing the… Continue reading
The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. (13 mins) Josef Davies-Coates – Josef will be speaking about recent exciting platform and digital co-operative activity in the UK, and why the legal framework that exists there could serve platform co-ops particularly well. This… Continue reading
This video offers a good explanation of community land trust in Brussels and its tripartite form of governance. (Video by ZEMOS98).
The P2P Foundation is serializing videos on the Solidarity Economy produced by the SUSY (Sustainable and Solidarity Economy) Project. See all videos here. Associate Veena Nabar worked on behalf of the College in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which is geographically isolated from mainland India, to produce a film about Ellon Hinengo Co-operative Society. Ellon… Continue reading
This video was produced by the Institute of New Economic Thinking. Good incentives are no substitute for good citizens. Human beings, notes Sam Bowles, a Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, are complex, psychological beings given to all sorts of motivations well beyond naked self-interest. That might be news to the economics profession, which… Continue reading
The P2P Foundation is serializing videos on the Solidarity Economy produced by the SUSY (Sustainable and Solidarity Economy) Project. See all videos here. In the North East of England, the College team visited Shared Interest, a social enterprise based in Newcastle that uses the investments of individuals to make loans to Fairtrade producers around the… Continue reading
The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. (16 mins) Felix Weth — Fairmondo is an online marketplace owned by its users. It is open to professional as well as private sellers, with no general restrictions on what products and services can be… Continue reading
The P2P Foundation is serializing videos on the Solidarity Economy produced by the SUSY (Sustainable and Solidarity Economy) Project. See all videos here. Care and Share Associates (CASA), a care provider owned by its employees, was chosen as the focus for the film highlighting the solidarity economy in the North West of England. The film-makers… Continue reading
Europe wants Internet companies to filter all of your uploads. (It is a censorship machine.) An upload filter can’t recognize your legal use of copyrighted content. (Like parody, citations and – oh, noes! – memes.) And you will have no meaningful protection from unfair deletion. (So, the proposed safeguards will not save you.) This needs… Continue reading
The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. (12 mins) Silvia Zuur — . At its heart, it’s a group of people who want to co-create an encouraging, diverse community of people trying to make a difference.
“In a way we need to stop looking for definitions of the commons as a notion, as a concept. Because in fact it’s not about a thing. It’s not about a concept. It’s not about something separated from us. It’s another way of being in the world. It’s another way of thinking about the world,… Continue reading
On the evening of the 15th of November – as a kick off to the first European Commons Assembly- a conversation took place between commoners and DiEM25. The conversation explores what it means for the commons movement to become political and how the potential synergies between the commons movement and DiEm25 could look like. On… Continue reading