Category: Read ‘The Free’


Life Without Money  post 3

Integral Coop a

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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“This isn’t a normal traveling theatre company you know!” Scotland Yard.

PART 2 of RURAL REBELS AND USELESS AIRPORTS.

by laronceblog   Until 18th January 2013

PART 2 of Rural Rebels and Useless Airports  (for part 1 see previous blog )

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Preface:

This update should have been posted weeks ago. But the turn of events meant that we had little time to sit, write and reflect. Words may well be weapons, but in the heat of struggle bodies speak louder than words.

Saturday, November 17th – Day of Reoccupation.

A yellow forklift truck leads the way; walking close behind is a block of Zadists carrying a fortified banner declaring: No to the airport and its world.  Behind them 20 tractors pull huge agricultural trailers filled with building materials: piles of pallets, straw bales, tyres, doors, windows, prefabricated wooden walls, hundreds of planks, corrugated iron roofing, tools – pretty much anything you can think of, including kitchen sinks. Continue reading

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 69,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

en español aquí: La Cooperativa Integral y el Caído del Capitalismo

In southern Europe it looks like Capitalism is collapsing. . Everywhere businesses are closing down and stolen money moved to tax havens. We have an opportunity right now to start new systems, truly sustainable and without hierarchy, without interest, without rich or poor ..  on the way to a money-free world! Below we report on the  Integral CoOps, which use new technology to link consumption, production, Community Currencies and Time Banks.

NO to  Reaction  YES to revolution ..

All the old activists covered their eyes in despair, when tens of thousands of youths from the 15M movement raised their hands in the air and yelled for nonviolence, while being brutally beaten up by the police mercenaries last year. What a shocking lack of solidarity and militancy!

Yet it is also true that direct confrontation with State forces makes us into a mirror image of them. All the dialectical struggle of macho Marxists only led its leaders to the corruption of power, in the totalitarianism  of  State Communism, or nowadays in leftist parties and sold out unions .

The 15M Movement and Occupy on the other hand are based on the assembly, self organized horizontally, without leaders or parties, without hierarchy, and without accepted sexism,  like an internet chat, or in the tradition of the Iberian Anarchists. Continue reading

LIVE STREAM SPANISH STRIKE 14 NOV

CLICK TO WATCH   here spanishrevolutionsol

Report from Madrid and Agora99: Dreams Becoming Reality

 

On the eve of the biggest ever General Strikes we look at Social Revolutionary ideas undermining Capitalism from within

by rhithinkyourfuture  Madrid is a city full of activity and inspiration; from protests to strikes, social centers to urban gardens, the creation of cooperatives to the occupation of houses, banks and hospitals, here things are constantly moving forward and something new happens every day. Continue reading

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Occupy Reality!

In #globalrevolution, Sol on 28 October 2012 at 14:44

Acampada Bankia Madrid   October 28Dear people,

It has been one and a half year, and let’s face it, almost all that our movement has been able to produce are assemblies and demonstrations. I’m getting tired of those. My head starts spinning if I think of all the millions and millions of man-hours spent in talking and listening to other people’s bull shit without any practical result at all. Continue reading

out every Friday

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Act Two

Chapter fifteen

Homosexual Sinners  

-‘God will not forgive you my son.’-

 -‘Oh bloody hell. Oh heck, come on.. Come on!..’-

Dermot clenched and unclenched his fists, nearly writhing with frustration. Really he’d only been waiting half an hour, smoking three Marlboros in the driver’s seat of a white Ford, converted to run on CO2-free ammonia. At the back of the pub and restaurant carpark. A common enough car with false plates.

-‘Why me? This is crazy. Why me?’- Continue reading

BitTorrent & Internet Archive Offer More Than 1.8 M Free Books, Music, Movies, and More

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BitTorrent Inc. and Internet Archive form partnership to make over 1.8

million pieces of licensed, legal archived co

‘The Free’ is now also present with 1,800,000 others in the Internet Archive and Open Library… to read and download a pdf and epub version ..paste this.. http://archive.org/details/TheFree.2012FreeWebEdition

ntent and cultural artifacts available to the world.

This past August BitTorrent Inc. and the Internet Archive teamed up to make the latter’s vast collection of content more accessible to the public, and the result has been staggering.

The Internet Archive, founded in 1996, is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Continue reading

Maxie and her new gay friend return to their ex school to confront a gang of skinhead bullies…

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Act one

Chapter nine

Sliding thru Walls

 -‘I’d just spoken the unspeakable in public.’-

Maxie narrating

I slept really badly on Barney’s lumpy sofa. Woke up a few times and finally got up for a piss. Continue reading

  This Friday we leave Maxie’s story, just for one chapter, to visit old Christo Rylee, as Capitalism begins to collapse and the workers take over.

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Act One

Chapter eight

Christo joins the Anarchists

-‘Hey here comes the old lap dog himself.’-

It was after seven by the time Christo Rylee left his office in the old transport Works and made his way slowly down the steep concrete steps, across the yard and out the big iron gates.

            The gatekeeper mouthed an obscenity, in place of his usual smile. Continue reading

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Act One  Chapter seven

Maggie’s Secrets

She whispered something shocking in my ear.

Maxie narrating

            The morning sun was flooding through the curtains. So I pulled the duvet over my head. Continue reading

 

love in the Fall of capitalismhello over there,

and good morning/evening/ night to all 264o ‘Friends of The Free’ on Farcebook. I’m sending the latest variation of the Poster..  came out a bit  pink I think..

Maybe you could copy and paste it, or take it to the Anarchist Book Fair. Not much point where I live as nobody can read English!

This poster is done on Gimp, the free photoshop, but it wasn’t me (honestly) who gave a brown bottom to the last Greek policeman!

         chow for now………. mike

here’s Ch 4..(every Friday)  Linda, now Maxie, has escaped her disastrous family and awful school and is hiding out in Barney’s one room flat when …

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Act One  Chapter Four

Wonderful Maggie

-‘You can trust me, you’re my sister.’-

Maxie narrating

            I spent a lot of time in Barney’s bedsitter, mostly hanging about, listening to music and reading. He had loads of books and I started to read them all. I’ve always been a voracious reader. But I soon found this was impossible.. Continue reading

here’s part 3 of the weekly serialization.. Linda has just run away from her awful school and abusive Dad…

Okay so you can read it here anyway, but this has more illustrations and may appear more in GooogleSo maybe more people will get the chance to read it.

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     I didn’t want to go back so I just walked on. On and on, down the abandoned canal. It was freezing cold, you’d think it was winter, and I was wishing vaguely that I’d brought my coat.

            But I didn’t care really, till it started to rain… Continue reading

This Earth divided we will make whole, so it can be a common treasury for all.
Runnymede Eco Village Lives On + Saturday’s Workshops
by ecovillager

In recent days there have been attempts to forcefully remove us from the disused land of Cooper’s Hill in Runnymede, Windsor. Continue reading 
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