Hello! We’re filmmakers, and we’re called Enfable. We want to make a research film about the New Economy in Catalonia, Spain, exploring cooperatives, local currencies, and community governance.
Image of a popular party. Zaharraz Harro Vitoria. https://lagenterula.wordpress.com/original en castellano abajo
READ OR FREE DOWNLOAD THE BOOK HERE.. leer o copiar el libro gratis aquÍ Las Vecindades vitorianas. Una experiencia histórica de comunidad popular preñada de futuro Continue reading Making Utopia: building the Commons in Iberia. part 2
Abahlali baseMjondolo (Zulu: [aɓaˈɬaːli ɓasɛmdʒɔnˈdɔːlo], Shack Dwellers), also known as AbM or the red shirts is a shack-dwellers’ movement in South Africa which is well known for its campaigning against evictions and for public housing.
In the early morning of October 27th, 2014, the squatted social centre La Gatonera in Madrid was evicted. We send strength to the comrades; nothing is finished.
This is a fascinating Slide Essay which applies anarchist ideas to urban planning of all sorts.
How would the world appear if the rule of thge capitalist market were to end?
How would your barrio change if people’s power were to replace top down exploitation?
This Slide Show gives us a glimpse into a less insane world.
The date, 17S coincides symbolically with six years of the campaign “We can live without capitalism,” and five years since the campaign with more than a hundred data points in the Spanish state to create alternative economy networks by inviting people to abandon their bank accounts. It is also a step in the “Comprehensive Revolution”,which in the words of Duran, “aims to give visibility to a self-organized movement that is working to build other possible worlds from below.” Continue reading #faircoop.. Occupying free economy with Anti-money.. #faircoin
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 Catalan Integral Cooperative, explaining the reasons that led to the creation of Coopfunding. This article was originally published in Radi.MS
The expansion of crowdfunding in the last few years has been quite vertiginous.
Hundreds of projects have been able to get off the ground around the world coming from very different backgrounds but united in the aim of creating a link between donors and the projects they sponsor.
Crowdfunding, for its practicality and usefulness, has expanded without any ideological limitation and while it served to finance many social projects it has also supported more conventional initiatives based on consumerism and business as meant in the capitalist system.
In this way, more traditional fund raising events like benefit gigs and have been overlooked, and we should take in to account that with the crowdfunding model we are at risk of leaving the financing of social initiative in the hands of unscrupulous business which, through the management of crowdfunding platforms, are making the same profit that any middle man would make in an ordinary business transaction, through the charge of commissions which range between 5% and 10% of the donations received. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indygogo have already made profits in the millions region. Continue reading Enric Duran on disobedient crowdfunding … CoopFunding