Author Archives: GNUnion

Essays on Principles of Energetic Materialism 3: Re-claiming Back the Holistic Emancipatory Thinking


After what happened in Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Bahrein, Syria, Ukraine; to the lives of peoples in these countries; to Saddam, Osama Ben Laden, Gaddafi, Assad…  the overall reaction of the mainstream media and academia to these, and most people’s confused reception of … Continue reading

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Solidarity Statement from HK, China with Black Communities in USA


Hong Kong…. Ferguson and New York City! Solidarity Statement with Black Communities in Ferguson, Missouri and NYC From Hong Kong to Ferguson and NYC, we send you our warmest solidarity! No to injustice! No to white supremacy! It was outrageous … Continue reading

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The Camera Panopticon | Aral Balkan


4 Dec, 2014, Multi-billion-dollar Silicon Valley companies and their long tail of startups are gathering huge amounts of data about the world and about us. It’s time we began to understand why they’re doing it and what exactly is at … Continue reading

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The First FairCoop Bulletin – December 2014


Originally posted on GNUnion:
Hello friends! This is the first FairCoop Bulletin; we plan on sending these out on a semi-regular, (non-spammy) basis to let you know what’s going on in the global Fair.coop movement. The wealth of any movement…

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Commons Internet | Summit IS4IS | International Society for Information Studies (IS4IS)


The ICTs-and-Society Network has published its 2015 call: ICTS 2015. The Summit is also the ICTS 2015 (besides FIS 2015, ICPI 2015 and DTMD 2015). (source http://icts-and-society.net/events/5th-icts-and-society-conference/) It’s all about the commons – the Internet as a commons. The call for papers … Continue reading

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FairCoin and a fair economic system: #FairCoop


FairCoin and a fair economic system from Radi.ms on Vimeo.

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The D19-20 Alliance Call to Action Against TTIP and Austerity #D19_20


The Belgian D19-20 Alliance, in which CEO is a coordinating committee member, has put out a call with French trade union Solidaire asking all Europeans to take to the streets on December 19th, 2014, as the second day of the … Continue reading

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December 18, 2014: Fourth Global Day of Action for the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People!


Let’s give identity and dignity to the thousands of migrants deceased and missing along the migratory routes around the world! PERSONS NOT NUMBERS! 40 thousands are the migrants dead on the terrestrial and maritime migratory routes since 2000. It is … Continue reading

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Charter for Europe, 1.2 – articles – L’internationale


(BY WAY OF) INTRODUCING THE PROJECT OF A CHARTER FOR EUROPE by Francesco Salvini & Raúl Sánchez Cedillo (Fundación de los Comunes) To think Europe as a space to be invented, to be drawn up, to be constructed. This is … Continue reading

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MyCreativity | On the Creative Question | Manifest by Geert Lovink, Sebastian Olma & Ned Rossiter


On the Creative Question – Nine Theses By Geert Lovink, Sebastian Olma and Ned Rossiter ‘Culture attracts the worst impulses of the moneyed, it has no honor, it begs to be suburbanized and corrupted’. ― Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge ‘We … Continue reading

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6pm this Friday – #OccupyDemocracy to re-occupy Parliament Square


Originally posted on OCCUPY DEMOCRACY:
6pm this Friday – #OccupyDemocracy to re-occupy Parliament Square #occupydemocracy protesters have called on supporters of democracy to join them as they re-occupy Parliament Square from 6pm this Friday at 6pm (21 November) for a long weekend. [1]…

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On the recent return of ‘acceleration’ ideas in relation to transition/rapture ‘strategies’ from above


I recently did a post on the networked-labour list [http://lists.contrast.org/mailman/listinfo/networkedlabour], and re posted here [http://snuproject.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/coding-the-algorithyms-of-emancipatory-modes-of-production/], of the Algorithms of Capital, an edited volume, by Matteo Pasquinelli. In my post, joining McKenzie Wark’s friendly critique of the ‘accelerationist’ revolutionary politics, I provided an … Continue reading

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Call for Urgent Action and Solidarity for Karabulut Family and all Asylum Seekers [EN, NL, TR]


Date: Friday, 14 November 2014 Time: 14:00 Place: Tweede Kamer (Dutch Parliement) Main Entrance Adress: Plein 2 On 10 November 2014, Leyla and Ali Karabulut together with their 6 years old daughter Defne Naz and 1,5 years old son Ernesto … Continue reading

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Blockupy-Festival – „#talk #dance #act – Blockupy


The Festival highlights Nov. 20th to Nov. 23rd 2014 Thursday, Nov. 20th | 20:00 CET | Gewerkschaftshaus (trade union house, Wilhelm-Leuschner Str. 69-77, close to the central station in Frankfurt): “Start Offs and Counter-Power” – Lecture by Costas Douzinas (Philosopher … Continue reading

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Program: Digital Labor Conference


PROGRAM Download the full program (PDF) Flip through the program here. November 13, 2014 06:00 PM Workingman’s Death November 14, 2014 08:00 AM Speaker Check-in 10:00 AM Opening Plenary 10:45 AM (Not) Getting Paid to Work & Play 10:45 AM Research … Continue reading

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Unionizing solidarity with Palestine: Support grows for BDS among grassroots labor movement


“We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel.” This call for solidarity was issued in July 2005 by hundreds of … Continue reading

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Geert Lovink on Bifo, Dark Media, and Resistance


Originally posted on Deterritorial Investigations Unit:
Geert Lovink recently gave a speech on Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s phd thesis, which is being published by Semiotex(e) sometime next year. In the meantime, Lovink muses on Bifo’s relationship to Deleuze (particularly the “Dark…

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Against Social Determinism by McKenzie Wark


Getting anything done generally requires the collaboration of people who do different kinds of work, and whose various kinds of work has shaped various kinds of thinking. It calls for some kind of translation or code switching. It can be … Continue reading

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Issue #5: Shared Machine Shops » Journal of Peer Production


Despite the marketing clangour of the “maker movement”, shared machine shops are currently “fringe phenomena” since they play a minor role in the production of wealth, knowledge, political consensus and the social organisation of life. Interestingly, however, they also prominently … Continue reading

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Speech at Franco Berardi’s PhD Defence by Geert Lovink


It has been a special honour and a pleasure for me to act as opponent for Franco Berardi’s PhD defence at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki on October 23, 2014. You can read more about … Continue reading

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