Author Archives: GNUnion

Enric Duran on shared and disobedient crowdfunding platform networks | P2P-Foundation

We’ve recently featured Coopfunding, an Open-Sourced crowdfunding platform designed to “…promote the financing of projects with a social, self managed and cooperative nature.”  Today we present a guest article by Enric Duran, one of the developers behind Coopfunding and its parent-project, the … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Peter Waterman Asking Eric Lee of Labour Start the Reason Why He is Suspended and Banned from Unionbook | 24.07.14

I have received the below open letter from someone who is very well-known by devoting his life time efforts to international and global solidarity and social emancipation: Peter Waterman. Peter, though, did put a stress on labour internationalism of which he saw … Continue reading

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GNUnionize!

GNUnion invites you to network, self-organize, and stitch One Big Meshwork by linking like-minded peers and their network bases to each other strategically. We call everyone striving to build dynamic, free, libre, and open source spaces bottom up, to bring their collective … Continue reading

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CYBERUNIONS EPISODE 87 YES INDYREF YES!

Updates Stephen is in Mexic—-Scotland!! We have been Civi…er…busy Been on a pub crawl er… podcrawl kevie & mcnalu Tech We go tech Crazy GLI Streaming and education event Walton & Stephen explain the stresses, the problems and the hope Future plans to get … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of the Socialist International by Dan Gallin

Original post 17 July 2014 Talk at the Global Labour Institute International Summer School 2014. Video available here. – By Dan Gallin The Socialist International is the organization of the world’s socialist, social-democratic and labour parties, by a loose definition. Its … Continue reading

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A frank but hopeful assessment of FLOK process by Michel Bauwens | On the Commons

Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation, was invited to chair a research team exploring the possibilities for “fundamentally re-imagining” Ecuadorian socity on the basis of commoning, open networks and peer production.  The Quito-based project sought ideas from people of all … Continue reading

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SaysUs Project Seeks FLOSS Collaborators

Dear friends, SaysUs just has become affiliated to May First / People Link (https://mayfirst.org), which has been providing useful IT services to the activists and movements around the world.  We did just send the below text to the comrades involved in and collaborate … Continue reading

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A study of a**holes reveals the narcissistic and self-destructive mico-foundations of Capitalist Class Society | via Ah Uhm

A remarkable cognitive behavioral research conducted by Piff, Australia, is to reveal the narcissistic and self-destructive mico-foundations of the Capitalist Class Society. The below article is originally published by AlterNet on July 9, 2014. ‘The A**hole Effect’: What Wealth Does to the Brain As people … Continue reading

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Guanyem: Commons Barcelona!

We are living in an exceptional time that demands brave, creative initiatives. If we are able to imagine a different city, we will have the power to transform it.” “There was a belief in the revolution and the future, a … Continue reading

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#ISS14: Capitalism, Anti-Capitalism and the Trade Union Movement 7 July 2014

#ISS14: Capitalism, Anti-Capitalism and the Trade Union Movement 7 July 2014 Talk by Asbjørn Wahl, Fagforbundet (Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees) and Bill Fletcher, American Federation of Government Employees How do we revive the global union movement? – By Josiah Mortimer The global … Continue reading

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#ISS14: The International Trade Union Movement  7 July 2014 – By Dave Spooner

A brief guided tour around the political and organisational landscape of the movement – for participants new to international trade union discussions. Highlights Dave Spooner explains it’s very hard to find an example of the ITUC’s concept of ‘decent work’ … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of The Private, The Potential of The Public

Hilary Wainwright From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control. Public Service workers and their fellow community members … Continue reading

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Unity sans Convergence (Political Self-organization Models for Hyperlinked Multitudes)

Originally posted on Guerrilla Translation!:
Image by Olmo Calvo Madrilonia/@PinkNoiseRev Translated by Stacco Troncoso, edited by Jane Loes Lipton -Guerrilla Translation! Original text in Spanish The 15-M movement seems to be at an impasse, unsure of how to make use…

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Global Labour Institute International Summer School 2014 #ISS14

The third GLI International Summer School will be held from Monday 7th – Friday 11th July 2014 at Northern College in Barnsley, UK. The aim of the Summer School is to bring together trade union activists from around the world … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, by Carl Sagan

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever … Continue reading

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Can Bourgeois Democratic Revolution 2.0 Happen without Turning the Earth to Venus?

There are major differences yet again major similarities between what happened in 1648′s Britain, late 1776′s America, and 1789′s France when popular bourgeoisie democratic revolutions were taking place. Today we observe similar great-power-hand-over approaching between ruling classes, cluster of class fractions, this … Continue reading

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A Charter for Democracy – Movimiento por la Democracia

A CHARTER FOR DEMOCRACY This Charter was born of a deep malaise: lack of prospects, mass unemployment, cuts in social rights and benefits, evictions, political and financial corruption, dismantling of public services. It was drafted in reaction to the social … Continue reading

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The Village Against the World

Marinaleda, in impoverished Andalusia, used to suffer terrible hardships. Led by a charismatic mayor, the village declared itself a communist utopia and took farmland to provide for everyone. Could it be the answer to modern capitalism’s failings? “As the borderline … Continue reading

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Rethinking Labour as Social-Network-Movement

Very recently valuable and concrete reflections are being published, filling in the public understanding of the nature and dynamics of the most-recent social and emancipatory uprisings, known also as Global Revolution. The recent articles written by Bernardo Gutiérrez and Rodrigo Nunes, both involved in the … Continue reading

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#GeziFest Invitation (EN) open for all the Chapullers of the World / Bergse Bos, Rotterdam, NL / 21-22 June 2014

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