Read in English here http://wp.me/pIJl9-6b9
Si aceptamos que el capitalismo depredador nos lleva hacia el desastre financiero y ambiental necesitamos una alternativa vigorosa y atractiva que la gente puede elegir al empeorar las cosas. Una solución posible puede ser el dinero local “stamp-scrip ‘ (freemoney/freigeld), que poco a poco pierde su valor si no se gasta, por lo que la gente le gasta lo antes posible y se expande la economía local. No sirve de nada el acaparamiento de capital en este esquema.
El dinero ‘Stamp-scrip’ se utilizó con éxito asombroso en Austria durante la gran depresión, donde, por ejemplo, la ciudad a la quiebra de Worgl se transformó en sólo 14 meses, (luego el sistema fue prohibido por el estado y los bancos), pero menos bien en los Estados Unidos, donde fue organizado en una manera diferente. Continue reading Como crear el ‘Free-money’ que podría Salvar Grecia y Sabotear el Capitalismo
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.
Socialism, Gender Equality and Social Ecology in the Mountains of Kurdistan
by Giran Ozcan
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”.
Life Without Money post 3
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. https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/testing-downloads/
Continue reading The Free.. visiting a money-free Social Revolution
Living without Money Post 1 Gratiferias: The Markets Where Everything Is Free
Living Without Money Post 3 The Free.. visiting a money-free Social Revolution
Living Without Money Post 2
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
Sacred 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’