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What is P2P and how is it related to the Commons? Are P2P technologies good, bad or neutral? How does P2P relate to Capitalism? How is P2P to be implemented in practice? How do we reach a commons-centric society? This engaging piece by Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis answers these questions and gives an introduction to the philosophy of the P2P Foundation.

“Digital technologies allow for the creation of a new mode of production, a new mode of allocation, and new types of social relations beyond the state-market nexus.”



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What is P2P and how is it related to the Commons? Are P2P technologies good, bad or neutral? How does P2P relate to Capitalism? How is P2P to be implemented in practice? How do we reach a commons-centric society? This engaging piece by Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis answers these questions and gives an introduction to the philosophy of the P2P Foundation.

“Digital technologies allow for the creation of a new mode of production, a new mode of allocation, and new types of social relations beyond the state-market nexus.”



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The Real Circular Economy:

How relocalising production with not-for-profit business models helps build resilient and prosperous societies.

This in depth-report by the Post-Growth Institute’s Sharon Ede covers a wide array of subjects, including ecological footprint and overshoot, ecological cities and ecological deficits, Fab cities, the relocalisation of production, the future of work and Post growth/not-for-profit circular business structures. It explores how and why we produce, paying special attention to prosperity, societal resilience, and the possibilities offered by relocalized production and desktop/benchtop manufacturing. This parallels the P2P Foundation and P2P Lab’s work on “Building the Open Source Circular Economy”, where we research and build upon global, open-access design repositories working in conjunction with on-demand, locally grounded and community-oriented micro-factories. Check out the full report below, it includes a PDF download and wiki version for commenting or consulting specific sections.

http://commonstransition.org/the-real-circular-economy/


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The Real Circular Economy:

How relocalising production with not-for-profit business models helps build resilient and prosperous societies.

This in depth-report by the Post-Growth Institute’s Sharon Ede covers a wide array of subjects, including ecological footprint and overshoot, ecological cities and ecological deficits, Fab cities, the relocalisation of production, the future of work and Post growth/not-for-profit circular business structures. It explores how and why we produce, paying special attention to prosperity, societal resilience, and the possibilities offered by relocalized production and desktop/benchtop manufacturing. This parallels the P2P Foundation and P2P Lab’s work on “Building the Open Source Circular Economy”, where we research and build upon global, open-access design repositories working in conjunction with on-demand, locally grounded and community-oriented micro-factories. Check out the full report below, it includes a PDF download and wiki version for commenting or consulting specific sections.

http://commonstransition.org/the-real-circular-economy/


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"Encouragingly, these somber perspectives are already stimulating a purposeful sense of urgency amongst a commons movement that refuses to be a passive actor in an “end of history” gone wrong. "

Better late than never! 2016 has been widely acknowledged as a difficult year, and although we’ve had our share of hardship, it turned to be a very productive period for the P2P Foundation and the wider P2P/Commons community. Check out our annual overview on the link below, it's full of links and resources describing our work and what's going on in the movement in general.


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"Encouragingly, these somber perspectives are already stimulating a purposeful sense of urgency amongst a commons movement that refuses to be a passive actor in an “end of history” gone wrong. "

Better late than never! 2016 has been widely acknowledged as a difficult year, and although we’ve had our share of hardship, it turned to be a very productive period for the P2P Foundation and the wider P2P/Commons community. Check out our annual overview on the link below, it's full of links and resources describing our work and what's going on in the movement in general.


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"Encouragingly, these somber perspectives are already stimulating a purposeful sense of urgency amongst a commons movement that refuses to be a passive actor in an “end of history” gone wrong. "

Better late than never! 2016 has been widely acknowledged as a difficult year, and although we’ve had our share of hardship, it turned to be a very productive period for the P2P Foundation and the wider P2P/Commons community. Check out our annual overview on the link below, it's full of links and resources describing our work and what's going on in the movement in general.


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How did a bunch of 15M activists form an electoral coalition which, after lagging in the polls, finally had a breakthrough victory? A win that shatters the chronic neoliberal narrative and forges an alternative path bearing little resemblance to the Brexits, the Trumps, to all that we’ve been conditioned to endure, if not expect.

A few months ago, Stacco Troncoso (P2P Foundation) interviewed Ahora Madrid's Victoria Anderica and Miguel Arana. They spoke at length about citizen participation, transparency, the Commons, a 60 million-euro participatory budget, the persistent misunderstanding that Podemos equals Ahora Madrid or Barcelona en Comú, how to bring “open source logics” to city governance, and the difficulties of institutional encroachment for those used to consensus-oriented assembly spaces. Check it out in the link below.

http://commonstransition.org/this-is-how-people-power-wins-an-election-the-story-of-ahora-madrid/

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How did a bunch of 15M activists form an electoral coalition which, after lagging in the polls, finally had a breakthrough victory? A win that shatters the chronic neoliberal narrative and forges an alternative path bearing little resemblance to the Brexits, the Trumps, to all that we’ve been conditioned to endure, if not expect.

A few months ago, Stacco Troncoso (P2P Foundation) interviewed Ahora Madrid's Victoria Anderica and Miguel Arana. They spoke at length about citizen participation, transparency, the Commons, a 60 million-euro participatory budget, the persistent misunderstanding that Podemos equals Ahora Madrid or Barcelona en Comú, how to bring “open source logics” to city governance, and the difficulties of institutional encroachment for those used to consensus-oriented assembly spaces. Check it out in the link below.

http://commonstransition.org/this-is-how-people-power-wins-an-election-the-story-of-ahora-madrid/

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"But, what do the movements find when they ask the people what they want? The people are still outraged and anxious. They want assurances of security, to finally get out of the economic crisis. What happens when those who’ve moved to municipal government want rupture, but the people want restoration? The people say they want to "go back to the way things were", but not only is that impossible, things were not really so good - but memories are short. This is the key of the extreme right, this ideological message. What’s needed is more empathy."

How has activism in Spain produced new political platforms that are victorious in municipal elections? Are there stories, lessons, methods or tools that can be shared or translated to other contexts? How might these support the growing movement in France?

http://commonstransition.org/common-space-for-exchange-cities-in-transition-and-citizen-struggles/


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