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Industrial ecology and symbiosis are closing the loops

By on November 17, 2017

[…] if we aim to change the energetic metabolism of modern industrial societies, for example, we should be aware of the scope of the project. It will not just be a technological task: it will in the end imply profound socio- economic, historical change […] you cannot profoundly alter a system’s output (i.e. its waste... Continue reading

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Implementing Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a basic income guarantee

By on November 17, 2017

The following paper was submitted for a parallel event at the 17th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), held in Portugal from 25-27 September 2017. Written by Victoria Gater and Sonja Scherndl. STWR is a campaigning group based in London, founded by Mohammed Mesbahi in 2003, with consultative status at the Economic and... Continue reading

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Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 1

By on November 16, 2017

First of a three part series, Niko Georgiades takes on a journey through Greece’s post-capitalist alt. economy. Originally published in Unicorn Riot Ninja. Niko Georgiades: Athens, Greece – While capitalism and consumerism dominate the culture of the United States of America and the Western world, community currencies are creating a buzz elsewhere. The radical need for... Continue reading

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Commons, Enclosure, and the Politics of Gentleness

By on November 12, 2017

Michel Bauwens: Few people have studied the protocols and processes of enclosures as Anthony McCann has, and this very interesting podcast represents an overview of years of study and insight into the matter. Recommended! As Anthony says: This work from 2007 was probably my last lecture on enclosure before turning back to the commons, in... Continue reading

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The Commons in Latin America: Struggles, Policies and Research

By on November 10, 2017

The Commons in Latin America: Struggles, Policies and Research is a two day conference taking place in December 12th and 13th 2017 in Amsterdam. The following information is extracted from the conference website. The concept in construction Commons is a concept in construction broadly defined as tangible and intangible resources shared by a group of individuals... Continue reading

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