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Goteo – crowdsourcing for open communities

By on February 20, 2018

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

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Seeds: commons or corporate property?

By on February 18, 2018

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

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Help Support the Urban Commons Cookbook!

By on February 17, 2018

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

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Universal basic services could work better than basic income to combat ‘rise of the robots’

By on February 16, 2018

Continuing the conversation on Basic Income, which has been widely covered in this blog, we now turn to something more akin to Dmytri Kleiner’s concept of Basic Outcome, where essential services (and rights) are provided outside of the market sphere. It would, however, be wise to combine Universal Basic Services described by ULC/IGP with our proposals for... Continue reading

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Michel Bauwens: Talking Solutions for a Post-Capitalist Future

By on February 16, 2018

Our colleague, P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens was recently interviewed in Chiang Mai, his city of residence, by Pim Kemasingki. This article was originally published in City life Chiang Mai. Pim Kemasingki: The past couple of years have been rather unsettling for many of us who look out at a world we hardly recognise and certainly... Continue reading

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