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Kurdistan: ‘freedom from money and patriarchy..’ but imposed by a leader

For a Kurdistan free from money, patriarchy and unsustainability

According to this account of developments in Kurdistan, (see original here) the Kurdistan Freedom Movement (PKK) is substituting women’s empowerment and ecologically sustainable livelihoods for money, i.e. the system of production for trade, referred to as the Union of Communities of Kurdistan (KCK).
A brilliant attempt at anarchist communism? Except for one fatal flaw, it is apparently being imposed from above, to the dictates and whims of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned ‘guru’ leader of the PKK.

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Socialism, Gender Equality and Social Ecology in the Mountains of Kurdistan

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In the PKK controlled areas of Kurdistan (an area roughly the size of Switzerland, at the intersection of the borders between Iraq, Iran and Turkey) the Kurdistan Freedom Movement is implementing its proposed system of social organisation which it believes will lead to societal emancipation. Although this geography falls within the political borders of the Kurdistan Regional Government, since 2001 the PKK has (militarily and diplomatically) afforded itself an area in which it is able to realise its “utopia”.

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‘Coining’ alternatives to capitalism

Coining’ alternatives to capitalism

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Take a look at the article ‘In each other we trust: Coining alternatives to capitalism’, which appeared  in ROAR Magazine, prompted by the MoneyLab Conference in Amsterdam during March. Continue reading ‘Coining’ alternatives to capitalism

The Solidarity Economy..money-free Revolution

The Solidarity Economy as a Strategy for Revolution

reblogged with thanks from:   http://www.corfizz.com/story.html

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There are three roads to revolution. Some focus on seizing state power, others on revolutionary expropriation. The third strategy is to think seriously about how we would actually like to organise our lives and then to start putting these ideas into practice, constructing the new world directly, as a parallel alternative to capitalism.

Let’s be clear that the solidarity economy already exists and people are already fully engaged in the approach that I am describing. I am not messianically opening a new revolutionary pathway; I am merely reporting on a fruitful line of action, introducing it to newcomers, as well as offering some ideas about how it could develop to those who are interested.

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Hacker ‘elf’ links up Money-free World..“Renuncio al dinero”

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Hacker elf Pavlik, 30, has been living moneyless and stateless for the past four years. But despite his choice to abstain from the money-driven rat race of the global economic system, he lives up to his nickname: “elf” works tirelessly.Not for money, but to satisfy his passion to impact the world and change it in a positive way. Continue reading Hacker ‘elf’ links up Money-free World..“Renuncio al dinero”

The Free.. visiting a money-free Social Revolution

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Money-Free Novels, continued

Imagine your life without money. Most people can’t really do it, because immediately you run into impossible situations.. How would you pay? Why would anyone offer free goods? etc.

Yet most of human history has been without money, in many countries now the system barely functions, and capitalism only ‘works’ by using up and destroying Earth at an ever faster rate.

Though it seems impossible to transition to a Money-Free world, it’s a good idea to imagine it now before our money system collapses. One way to envisage such a transition is in a story or film. We have a plethora of ‘end of the world’ movies but hardly any set in society being transformed in a positive way.

One novel where this does happen is The Free, it’s an adventure story but in the background we learn that Climate Chaos is destroying the world economy, and local Cooperatives are increasingly providing food and social services, as the bankrupt State nears collapse.

In this current web novel ‘The Free’ we see how the Money System is gradually abolished, in the context of collapsing Capitalism, climate emergency, and a vibrant anarcha-feminist Social Revolution. It’s a free download here. http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/testing-downloads/

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REVIEWS: ‘Life Without Money’ and ‘Sacred Economics’

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Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

11289729Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein //// Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Continue reading REVIEWS: ‘Life Without Money’ and ‘Sacred Economics’

Gratiferias: The Markets Where Everything Is Free

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by Julie Liardet..    GENEVA – People strolling, music, smiles, bursts of laughter. Customers walk between clothes and trinkets, homegrown zucchini and children’s games, spread on tables or on the ground. A neighbor has brought his electric razor; another has just found a book by French sociologist Marcel Mauss.

This kind of flea-market-with-veggies could be coming to your neighborhood soon. With a twist: here everything is 100% free.

The gratiferia (free fair) concept originally comes from Argentina and then expanded to neighboring countries and all of Latin America. The idea was quickly taken up in the U.S. and Canada, and this year, it has arrived in the Old World. Sales and swaps are completely forbidden at gratiferias. Everything must be in good condition, and of course, a bit of civic sense is required. Do not show up with a van and load up everything in sight. This free fair aims at “liberation from materialism,” with the goal of leaving behind “the oppression of the economic system.”gratis   momey free

Ariel Rodriguez Bosio, the brains behind the gratiferia, has posted a YouTube video entitled Continue reading Gratiferias: The Markets Where Everything Is Free