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03.12.2018

Nationalisation Without Compensation

Nationalisation Without Compensation

“…The City of London is our enemy and will naturally attempt to resist or punish any attack on its continued ability to be the conduit for the hoovering dry of the national wealth…” When slavery was abolished in the British Empire, taxpayers paid huge sums in compensation to slave owners… »

09.09.2018

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

By EMILY KAWANO 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world that puts people and planet front and center, rather than the pursuit of… »

09.10.2017

Pressenza participates in the Commons festival in Athens

Pressenza participates in the Commons festival in Athens

The Commons’ movement has been of great interest for Pressenza in Athens and worldwide for a long time. In Athens we have been working in publishing a series of issues and Commons’ demands. Aaron Swartz’s activities, articles about free access to water, medicines, open source, open data, alternative currencies,… »

27.09.2017

Don’t let the rich get even richer on the assets we all share

Don’t let the rich get even richer on the assets we all share

By George Monbiot for The Guardian It’s time for communities to seize back control of resources upon which their prosperity depends Are you a statist or a free marketeer? Do you believe that intervention should be minimised or that state ownership and regulation should be expanded? This… »

15.09.2017

Beyond state capitalism: The commons economy in our lifetimes

Beyond state capitalism: The commons economy in our lifetimes

By James Bernard Quilligan In considering the essential problem of how to produce and distribute material wealth, virtually all of the great economists in Western history have ignored the significance of the commons—the shared resources of nature and society that people inherit, create and utilize. Despite sharp differences in… »

21.08.2015

Mapping New York City’s Civic Commons

Mapping New York City’s Civic Commons

New York, August 20, 2015 – Churchill nailed it in 1947 when he said “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others which have been tried from time to time.” For decades thereafter traditional Western Democracy was the tarnished global standard. But with the Internet’s ascent… »

25.06.2013

Presentation to the Global Media Forum about new alternative economic forms

Presentation to the Global Media Forum about new alternative economic forms

By David Andersson Gift economies could be very potent and effective organizing tools for creating value. We have many examples of gift economies in our world today, such as community gardens or free/open software, where no money is paid for the creation and maintenance of this resource but instead… »

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