At /The Rules, we think its time for a new marker; one that grows very much from the 1%-99% meme, and, hopefully, adds something important. And it’s that we now all live on a One Party Planet.
What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?
It is easily forgotten that the inspiration for the wave of ‘city square’ movements that swept southern Europe and North America back in 2011 lay in the revolutions of the Middle East and North Africa
The WHO (World Health Organization) has released its latest in a series of reports…I find the report psychologically dissociative, ethically compromised, and in an intellectual malaise.
KMO remote-hosts a trialogue between Michel Bauwens, Dmytri Kleiner and John Restakis on establishing a peer-production economy in which economic rents are distributed to every member of a community.
Pity the country that requires a hero, Bertolt Brecht once remarked, but pity the heroes too.
We might think of these as “seed” experiments — complimentary currencies, ecovillages, “cool” stoves, and non-violent methods of conflict transformation — as the fringe of society but they are actually the leading edge of our inevitable future, if we are to have one.
…common sense is that bundle of ideas that are so ingrained as to be beyond question. Ideas that mold both our identities and our relationships, and frame our understanding of society.
‘Neoliberalism’, in the way we are using the term, is about more than economics.
In one neat package of 75 pages, the government-funded Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress provides an excellent summary of almost everything that is wrong with neo-liberalism. Who could ask for a better measure of where proposed leaders stand?
The world will soon enter the sixth year of the Great Recession, and there is no end in sight. In the United States, where stagnation continues to reign, some 23 million Americans remain out of work, are underemployed, or have simply dropped out of the labor force owing to frustration–a condition that now threatens to precipitate Barack Obama’s replacement by a Republican candidate whose program would only worsen the crisis.