Now, for the first time, Antonia is taking her extensive knowledge and making it available to the whole community. Her hope is to help us develop mastery of critical framing and messaging skills and to encourage a productive conversation about innovation and increasing community participation in the political campaign process.
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A celebration and documentation of Australians putting abandoned and disused property to good use.
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Ours is a wild and a beautiful island. But the vast majority of it is unknown to us because, by law of trespass, we are banned from setting foot on it. We are excluded from hundreds of thousands of acres of open space – of woodland, meadows, rivers and their banks – simply because ancient laws of ownership fail to recognise the importance of nature to the public.
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Source: P2P Lab ← research collective The P2P Lab is an interdisciplinary research collective focused on the commons. Our aim is to: strive for integrative insights on the open-source technologies and practices; write, edit and publish articles, reports, and books on a diverse range of topics we investigate; organise events for reflection and action…
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Open Graph Meta Tags Source: Open Graph Meta Tags » Rank Math
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Science for the People (SftP), the most important radical science movement in US history, arose in 1969 out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. With a Marxist analysis and non-hierarchical governing structure, SftP tackled, among many issues: militarization of scientific research, corporate control of research agenda, political implications of sociobiology and other scientific…
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/12/doughnut-growth-economics-book-economic-model In Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Kate Raworth of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute reminds us that economic growth was not, at first, intended to signify wellbeing. Simon Kuznets, who standardised the measurement of growth, warned: “The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of…
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How is it possible to own land? I find it remarkable that this basic question is so seldom asked. The current pattern of ownership and control of land lies at the heart of many of our biggest dysfunctions: the collapse of wildlife and ecosystems, the exclusion and marginalization of so many people, the lack of housing in many cities—indeed, in many parts of the world—the lack of public space in cities, our exclusion from the countryside.
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A simple way to build trust, community, and confidence.
A joyful way to help people connect, build partnerships, and meet each other’s needs.
An inclusive way to guide communities through challenging times.
An effective way to reduce environmental impact.
… there is a way.
The Offers and Needs Market (OANM) is a two-hour guided process where community members meet (virtually or in person) to identify and exchange their passions, knowledge, skills, resources, opportunities, and needs. From finding a place to live or a creative partner to offering graphic design services, public speaking techniques or even a special food recipe, anything’s possible at an Offers and Needs Market!
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“We use the phrase Commons Transition to describe a series of ongoing actions that reflect the needs and creative input of civil society. What are the components of such a transition, and how do they turn into concrete actions?”
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Stacco lives, breathes, teaches and writes on the Commons, P2P politics and economics, open culture, post-growth futures, Platform and Open Cooperativism, decentralised governance, blockchain and more as part of DisCO.coop, Commons Transition and Guerrilla Translation.
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Useful resource about critical thinking , managing information, and information literacy
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This is very relevant in the B, P2P ecosystem
Launched in October 2015 by founding editor Robert Kadar with support from Joe Brewer, David Sloan Wilson, The Evolution Institute, and Steve Roth, Evonomics has emerged as a powerful voice for the sea change that is sweeping through economics. Evonomics’ content attracts hundreds of thousands of readers a month, and it touches millions of people a week across the web.
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Obsoleting Money Source: Moneyless Soc – Moneyless Society see FB Page Moneyless Society | Facebook
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Guerrilla Gardening Is it relevant, looks to me as if someone owns this an they don’t want to share?
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Ostrom’s law is an adage that represents how Elinor Ostrom’s works in economics challenge previous theoretical frameworks and assumptions about property, especially the commons. Ostrom’s detailed analyses of functional examples of the commons create an alternative view of the arrangement of resources that are both practically and theoretically possible. This eponymous law is stated succinctly by Lee Anne Fennell as:
A resource arrangement that works in practice can work in theory.
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Traditional examples of commons include forests, fisheries, or groundwater resources, but increasingly the term commons is used for a broader set of domains, e.g. knowledge commons, digital commons, urban commons, health commons, cultural commons, etc. The study of governing shared resources is therefore not restricted to the original domain of natural resources; the IASC brings…
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What are commons? The original meaning of the term ‘commons’ comes from the way communities managed land that was held ‘in common’ in medieval Europe. Along with this shared land a clear set of rules was developed by the community about how it was to be used. Over time, the term ‘commons’ has taken on…
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Grassroots community supporting equitable, empowering peer learning in public spaces worldwide. Learning for the people, by the people! Source: P2PU
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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the world’s pressing challenges.
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