Category Archives: democracy

The Real Problem we will have to face together to Survive = Fascism

Fascism is formally called “Autoritarianism” (= preference of a central strong man hierarchical rule;  does that ring a bell?). Popular ‘populist’ politicians, who see themselves as the strong leader, and attack democracy, feed on the promises that authoritarianism make. Somebody … Continue reading

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Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow (70) passed away, may he RIP.

[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WS9DhSIWR0 ]] Barlow passed away on February 8, 2018. He was a great inspirator for freedom of expression online and coined the name “Cyberspace” (the worldwide Civil Society community of online connected people, freely imagining & sharing & creating thoughts … Continue reading

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Can We Save Democracy from Digital Fascism?

As i wrote before on Twitter and elsewhere, mass surveillance (NL: sleepwet) is just the first step in a power process. Next steps: ===> mass individual profiling (with techniques from advertising ===> isolation into bubbles by confirming views and prejudices … Continue reading

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Postcapitalism and the city — P2P Foundation

Paul Mason delivered this Keynote at Barcelona Initiative for Technological SovereigntyCCCB, 7 October 2016: The idea of postcapitalism consists of two hypotheses, about the unique effects of information technology (ICT). First, that information technology is preventing the normal adaptation process, … Continue reading

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Kojin Karatani: “The Structure of World History”- The Four Modes of Exchange

Heavy stuff !! For political scientists and sociologists. But also an essential read for those who want to look ahead what may be coming (P2P Collaboration) in these turbulent transitionary times. This book (and his video-lectures explaining it, see the … Continue reading

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The Way Ahead 6: Call for a European Commons Assembly

  Reposted from the P2PFoundation website   and can be seen at   http://wp.me/p4csWb-f5X =============Re-posted================= Civic and community initiatives are working to vitalize our urban, rural, scientific and digital commons, and promoting a future guided by democratic participation, social equity and environmental … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout 15M : Demonstrations in 400 Cities

(copied from a #nuitdebout Twitter page)  The #NuitDebout revolution will not be televised. Not enough sensation and violence to be recognized as significant news, I guess. No problem, just wait until certain things suddenly happen. ‘Unexpected’. IMHO the force, imagination … Continue reading

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