Throughout this month Occupy London have been hosting the New Putney Debates, with hundreds attending and participating in this huge collective series of events. With the intention to catalyze debate and discussion around the themes raised in the original Putney debates in the context of our contemporary crises one theme brought to our attention has [...]
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As most of the country is distracted by the hoop-la of the big two conventions, some are actively working to find alternatives to the sorry state of democracy in the U.S. The challenges: New laws in many States to purge select voters from rolls, redrawing voting districts to minimize African American votes, turning formerly able [...]
This post is about an event that will happen tomorrow, a continent away, the other side of the Atlantic. Few of you reading it will have a chance to read it in time to decide to go there and be part of it. Yet, I’m writing about it because its portent goes way beyond the [...]
Campaign announcement by Commonsense.it initiating the campaign for a European Charter of the Commons under Lisbon Treaty Regulation No. 211/2011. In solidarity with those resisting the privatization of resources e.g., in Italy with the water referendum, the recent occupations of 2011 and 2012, we are provided a glimpse into their vision of an emerging Commons based [...]
“Yes Magazine” shared this wonderful look at worker-owned cooperatives… 7 minutes of video inspiration, from Cleveland, Ohio Evergreen Cooperatives to the mountains of Spain and Mondragon… towards a new world of working for ourselves and the greater good. p.s. 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative!
Re-published from Truth-out.org, Tuesday 6 December 2011. by: Jules Lobel, Jurist | Op-Ed Jurist Guest Columnist Jules Lobel of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that if the Occupy Movement can create organizational forms that combine its democratic, egalitarian origins with ongoing direct action, a narrative of solidarity, equality and democracy over the long term, [...]
Nov 13th Max Keiser interviewed Senator Mike Gravel, founder of the National Initiative for Democracy (NI4D) which seeks, by direct decree, to give full effect in law to “We the People”. [Emphasis is added]: NI4D is a proposed Constitutional Amendment (Democracy Amendment) which recognizes the people’s right to make laws at the local, state and [...]