Posts By: Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

The rule of the market in East-Central Europe is absolute (Interview)

By on July 17, 2017

It is no secret for any observer that democracy is under threat, and from within. The weakening of the labour movement has given free rein to authoritarian market forces, and nowhere is this as true as in Eastern Europe. Here’s a fabulously interesting interview on the new authoritarian regimes, mostly about Hungary, but it applies... Continue reading

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A visit to a urban commons in Ghent: the NEST experiment

By on July 16, 2017

This spring, in preparation of the crafting of the Commons Transition Plan for the city of Ghent, we mapped out nearly 500 urban commons that are commoning the infrastructures that we need for a social-ecological transition. One of the things that the city does well is using temporary empty space for collective use, and one... Continue reading

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In urgent support of our colleague Pablo Solón

By on July 10, 2017

Michel Bauwens: In our capacity as contributors to the P2P Foundation and the Commons Strategies Group, we’d like to express our strong solidarity with the resistance of Pablo Solon and his friends as he has to counter unfair pressure from the Bolivian government. At the heart of this conflict is the right to oppose the... Continue reading

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Dmytri Kleiner’s Venture Communism

By on July 10, 2017

Michel Bauwens: In the P2P Foundation report, ‘Value in the Commons Economy, we describe and propose ‘tranvestment‘ strategies, which is a process where capital is transferred from one mode of production, for example, private capital used for capital accumulation, is used instead for expanding the commons and creating livelihoods for commoners, on their own terms, not... Continue reading

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Dmytri Kleiner’s Venture Communism

By on July 10, 2017

Michel Bauwens: In the P2P Foundation report, ‘Value in the Commons Economy, we describe and propose ‘tranvestment‘ strategies, which is a process where capital is transferred from one mode of production, for example, private capital used for capital accumulation, is used instead for expanding the commons and creating livelihoods for commoners, on their own terms, not... Continue reading

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