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The Solidarity Economy as a Strategy for Revolution

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

money free revolution

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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Act 4 Chapter 41

aALove is All you Need

-‘Oh Lulu Lululu.’- Barney gurgled, urgently.’-

Barney narrating

            -‘Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go and find them now!’-

            In less than an hour we had cleaned up Maggie’s Kitchen, prepared our picnics, fed all the animals and were all out the door with our bags on our backs. Leaving the neighbours having an assembly.

            It was a mistake to all rush off, we needed someone at home working with the phone and computer. It was my fault, I was all shook up. I think I was anguished and elated at the same time. Continue reading

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



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

‘The police are actually a tiny minority’ Greece 2011

Statement by members of The Alternative – Alternative Red and Green in La Mancha … July 27, 2012

The crisis not only continues but deepens, it becomes worse every day. And there is no escape from capitalism, because this system is in terminal crisis. Just look how governments (all, then and now) do not know what to do, how they lie every day saying that in a few months or years we will see how the cycle changes . But all we’ve seen is sinking living conditions, and the consequences paid by the vast majority. Our lives deteriorate and we lose the social gains that cost us so many struggles. And which we paid for with our work and our taxes, because power has given us nothing. Continue reading

Porque no hay otra solución, a la Revolución Social

Comunicado del núcleo de militantes de Los Alternativos – Alternativa Roja y Verde en La Mancha… 27 de Julio de 2012

La crisis no sólo continúa, sino que se agrava, se hace cada día peor. Y no hay salida desde el capitalismo, porque este sistema está en crisis terminal. Sólo hay que ver cómo sus gobiernos (todos, los de ahora y los de antes) no saben qué hacer; cómo mienten cada día (desde hace años, ellos y sus medios de desinformación) diciendo que en unos meses o años veremos cómo cambia el ciclo económico. Pero lo único que hemos visto, vemos y veremos es cómo se hunden nuestras condiciones de vida, porque las consecuencias las pagamos la inmensa mayoría. Se deterioran nuestras vidas y perdemos las conquistas sociales que tanto tiempo y tantas luchas nos costaron. Y que hemos pagado con nuestro trabajo y nuestros impuestos, porque el poder no nos ha regalado nada.

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‘The Free’, an adventure/thriller about teenage runaways, during climate chaos and capitalist collapse.  The E-book has been a Free Download since May 1st.

tags: Social Revolution, anarchist, anti-fascist, climate chaos, collapse of capitalism, adventure, coops, coppice, credit union, deschooling, feminist, gay, lesbian, permaculture, magic,money free, online democracy, rape, riot, revolution, squatters,

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.Sage Kalmus wrote ].Hi Mike. Had to pause in mid-read because I’m already so moved by how rich and personal this read is.Maxie is a female Holden Caulfield, and you capture her voice with Salinger-like care. Her voice makes for an easy read that flows like a runaway train, carrying the reader breathlessly from one page to the next. She has a deceptively easygoing matter-of-factness to her voice seasoned with an exuberant and precocious self-awareness that makes her a delightful character to tag along with for this wild ride…. at times this book is nevertheless downright laugh-out-loud funny. I haven’t enjoyed a dystopian revolutionary tale this much since Terry Gilliam’s film “Brazil”. In literature, the closest I’ve found is actually one of my favorites “Riddley Walker” by Russell Hoban.  A total roller-coaster ride that I don’t want to get off.

Henry Scott…Mikey – wow! I’ve not read anything like this on before and I love it. A real masterpiece .…Henry (Lord Tom – The Bare Fist Fighter).

The Free by M Gilliland…This is Social Science Fiction not attempted since Survivors on BBC in the Seventies. Are we back there, yet?I love this book. As satire, it works superbly showing up the inevitable consequences of Western Free Market Rapacious Capitalism as well as giving us a taste of Good Old Days English Humour. …I’m loving the central conceit and your ‘back to the land’ theorising where ordinary folk – God I’m writing like a Yokel! – come up with the low tech, non policy solutions. The Free has the potential to be a very, very important book. …The use of differing narrators is also brilliant. Each opens a different perspective, depending on their personalities and prejudices. Popping the self conscious writing bubble beautifully. If only the likes of Martin Amis, Will Self, Rushdie et al could actually define their characters in the simple, no nonsense way you have. Who needs drawn out internal monologues and socio-political rhetoric when you can do this?…Deserving of its place in the TOP 12..Envy is such a difficult emotion to deal with…

DMcGill…What a blast! I never knew I’d enjoy a story such as this. I’m so glad I did! Your writing is brilliant and your characters are so real and….crazy as it sounds, human. Imperfect, lost then found, loving, frustrating – human! ….Donna

AlleJo ..Brilliant. 
Really like your style. Reads so fluidly and the atmosphere of the nuns/school/dad planting a smacking kiss – great. Love Linda Moon. On my list. Best, Louise -
TJONES …I never seen a book laid out like this but I have to tell you I really enjoyed the couple of chapters I read. I got use to the flow of the book really fast and the story kept my attention. The best of luck with you on this book.
Congratulations to this fantastic book!  The story is so tight and in some places I could feel my heart being squeezed, my blood pressure rising … then comes along a funny bit and on and on it goes.  You have a very special and unique voice. All the best! Kara´.

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about the book

Adventure/Thriller.. Maxie rebels and runs away, with anarcha feminists, squatters and gays.. Capitalism goes bottoms up. The climate is revolting.. our heroes live the social and permaculture revolution, and the dawn of a money-free world….The E Book will come out on Mayday…. as a FREE download

Hi there, The Free is a book and a blog. It’s an easy-read fun romantic thriller, in a social and economic revolution, amid climate chaos and capitalist collapse…142,000 visits so far!

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we’re trying out the Issuu reader which is better than Scribd, though they promote themselves a bit.

‘The Free': New Slideshow

see HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/mikegilliland/illustrations-2013-edition#

The slideshow only goes to Ch 10 for now. More SOOn!

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