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The Nidiaci Garden of Florence, an Oasis of Commoning in a Busy City

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:42:53 +0000

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But what makes the Nidiaci garden special is the commoning that occurs there. The neighborhood decides how to use the space to suit its own interests and needs.

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‘Sheer Reckless Folly’: Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:01:59 +0000

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order decried as “sheer reckless folly,” which will increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate crisis.

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Communes, Cooperatives, and Radical Democracy in Rojava

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:37:38 +0000

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The revolutionaries in Rojava are working tirelessly to build up communes everywhere. They also go to less politicised people, or people that are politically far from them. Communes are structures at the grassroots of society; the commune is where self-organisation as propagated by the revolution mainly happens.

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Article 51

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:18:43 +0000

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There’s a logic of accumulation in capitalist economies which left to its own devices tends to commodify everything, including things that can’t ultimately be commodified, like humans, nature, and money (or ‘labour, land and capital’ – the classic ‘inputs’ of orthodox economics).

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Cultural Capital: Part 1

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:30:33 +0000

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Cultural capital is rooted in society’s values and traditions. Sadly, over the past few generations in the West, we have departed from the time-honored (and honed) customs and rituals of our ancestors, and adopted a much more “it’s all about me” approach to life.

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Appropriate Civilization versus New Despotism, Month 2: Tech-for-good and truth take a pounding

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:38:27 +0000

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…a Microsoft researcher warned openly this month that AI, even in its current state, is ripe for abuse by aspiring despots: perfectly suited to the centralizing of power, tracking of populations down to the last individual, the demonizing of outsiders, all while radiating authority via a faux neutrality. “This is a fascist’s dream,” said Microsoft’s Kate Crawford, pulling no punches. “Power without accountability.”

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Spell Disaster for Low-income Communities

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:07:44 +0000

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While the Trump administration says it wants to help low-income Americans, it just put forth a budget that puts wealthy Americans first, Chuck Collins told Rising Up with Sonali. “They’ve been trampled by the traditional Republican shrink government agenda: deregulate corporations, transfer wealth to the wealthy,” he said.

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Degrowth in Movements: Buen Vivir

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:30 +0000

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This article outlines the scope and limits of Buen Vivir, which can be translated as ‘good life’ or ‘good living’. This ‘good life’ has always been a pluralistic concept, namely ‘buenos convivires’: different ways of ‘living well together’.

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Collective Creation of Public Space

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:48:34 +0000

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Although the interventions are small-scale, it does seem possible to glean from these processes lessons and methods that can be used to foster another way of building urban public space based on collective praxis.

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Tom Henfrey Unveils ‘Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation’

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:57:07 +0000

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I think that is essentially what Transition has been saying all along; the combination with resilience science allows the message to be put across with much more force and rigour, and hopefully inform how practical efforts can better negotiate and transform political barriers.

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Brushes with the Mainstream

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:34:23 +0000

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But if we really want to change these things and not just feel righteous about being on the right side, then we have to address the ground from which they spring. To do that, we have to let go of war thinking with its accompanying dehumanization, and enter the question that defines compassion: What is it like to be you?

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