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CCWorld: Connecting Worldwide Creative Commons Film Festivals

By on July 25, 2017

An update from our friends at the Barcelona Creative Commons Film Festival, where I had the pleasure of taking part in a very fun (albeit in Spanish) panel on the network cultures. Check out the full report below. Fernando Paniagua, Andreu Meixide, and Ester Villacampa. Photos by Pere Albiac. “Opening night” by Rafa de los Arcos.... Continue reading

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Errekaleor Bizirik Crowdfund: A Little Light In The Darkness

By on July 20, 2017

Click here to support this crowdfund, ending July 22, 2017! Errekaleor Bizirik Errekaleor Bizirik is a project based in Gasteiz that is founded on the ideals of self-determination and communal life. It is a neighborhood that we have reclaimed from gentrification and real estate speculation and is now called home by over 150 people. We... Continue reading

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A Toolkit for Community Shared Power

By on July 20, 2017

This post by Ashley Taylor was originally published on Medium.com The centralized energy grid of today is moving towards a more decentralized architecture that distributes decision making to the grid edge, both technically and democratically. In the current system, physical power is centralized in power plants where energy is produced far away from where it... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: Libre-Currency for Sustainable Social Change

By on July 19, 2017

An article by Sybille Saint Girons and Carole Fabre, presented at the “IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies: Money, Consciousness and Values ​​for Social Change” in Barcelona. The article was originally published at Regles de Jeux. Abstract “Libre-currency proposes a self-issuance, or co-creation of units by the people of the monetary system for... Continue reading

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Podcast: Cheyenna Weber on the History and Future of the Solidarity Economy

By on July 19, 2017

In this episode, we spoke with Cheyenna Weber, co-founder of Solidarity NYC and a lead organizer of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC, or CEANYC. We talked with Weber about her work with SolidarityNYC and CEANYC and how these organizations support a growing solidarity economy in New York City and beyond. The conversation broadly explores the concept... Continue reading

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