Hugo Guyader and Julian Agyeman: Analysis: The sharing economy is often lauded with offering a number of opportunities, from access to cheaper and more convenient consumption alternatives to new revenue streams for on-demand services. Next to the economic benefits are promises of sustainability and social inclusion. Unfortunately, not everybody stands equal in this emerging economy.... Continue reading →
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An encouraging article which, among other things, mentions Platform Coops. Let’s hope that in 2018 we can speak about strides, rather than steps. The article was originally published in Cooperative News. Building a ‘human economy’ Co-ops have a key part to play if the world is to move to a “human economy” says Oxfam after... Continue reading →
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Reposted from Occupy.com (and originally sourced from TNI’s excellent recap), Nick Buxtom shares some positive news: Nick Buxtom: The bad news streaming through our media in 2017 has been relentless. However it doesn’t tell the full story. Beyond the headlines, there have been countless amazing social movement struggles in different regions of the world that deserve to... Continue reading →
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Brilliant reflections from Tara Vancil, originally published a few months ago. Towards a more democratic Web In the aftermath of the recent Harvey Weinstein revelations, Rose McGowan was suspended from Twitter for breaching its Terms of Service. Twitter made an unusual move by commenting on the status of a specific user’s account, which it normally publicly declares... Continue reading →
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Hazel Henderson alerted us to this worthy campaign coming out of Puerto Rico. Reposted from the Barrio Solar Crowdfund page. On the subject of Puerto Rico’s energy grid, also don’t miss this reaction to Elon Musk’s white-saviour bro-capitalist solutions. BARRIO SOLAR was created on September 21st, the day after Hurricane Maria devastated the island nation of... Continue reading →