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The Rojava Revolution: Co-operation, Environmentalism, and Feminism in the North Syria Democratic Federation

Republished from Global University for Sustainability The Fifth South-South Forum on Sustainability (SSFS5) was organized by Global University for Sustainability and the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, together with 10 co-organizers, on 13–18 June 2018, in Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China. SSFS5 focused on “Transformative Visions and Praxis”. On Day 3 (15 June 2018),… Continue reading

Welcome to Regen Network

Michel Bauwens: I very strongly believe this is one of the key solutions for climate change mitigation, and more generally, about creating ‘circular finance’ mechanisms, i.e. rewarding generative, rather than extractive activity. Capitalism rewards extractive activities, but has a great structural difficulty in financing generative impacts. One of the potential solutions are ‘circular finance’ mechanisms,… Continue reading

A Common Right: Scotland

Reposted from Land Rights Now Campaign (Youtube) Sarah Boden decided it was time to swap her busy London life as a music journalist in order to reconnect to the land and community life on the Scottish Isle of Eigg. Thanks to the community’s buy-out of the Island in 1997, it was all made possible. This… Continue reading

We-Guild: The Social Safety Network

We-Guild is a way for self-employed people to get sick-pay. A trust-based network of mutual support where everyone you trust chips in when you need it in exchange of you chipping in for them when they need it. Watch the video if you haven’t already and check the rest of the info on this site. Video: We-Guild, YouTube​

Distributed Governance > Berlin Council, 2019

DGOV Council Berlin (dgov.foundation twitter @dgovearth #dgov ) was an event organised by inblock.io events which took place in Berlin 26th-28th in Fullnode and Betahaus. About the DGOV Council (Reposted from the DGov Wiki) The event will stretch over two full days in a co-creative, open space environment concluding with a dinner gathering for the participants on the first… Continue reading

Jerry Michalski ponders ‘abundance’ in the face of artificial scarcity

In this video, American technology consultant Jerry Michalski shares his thoughts on ‘abundance’ in the face of artificial scarcity. The ExO Foundation’s MTP (Massive Transformational Purpose) is Migrating Society to Abundance. Michalski explores exactly what abundance means in that context. Jerry Michalski is the former managing editor of Release 1.0, a technology newsletter. He is the… Continue reading

Virginia Eubanks on Automating Inequality

SUNY professor and author Virginia Eubanks on how our government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices. About Virginia Eubanks Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting… Continue reading

Eleftherios Diakomichalis on Oscoin: A P2P Alternative for OSS Collaboration

New ways to collaborate on code Oscoin: Principles & Motivation When we started Oscoin, our motivation was guided by the observation that crypto-currencies could enable a new form of community-owned and operated network. The invention of digital scarcity1 made it possible to economically incentivize and remunerate network participants for their service in a simple,transparent way,… Continue reading