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

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Living Without Money    Post 3  The Free.. visiting a money-free Social Revolution

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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

Living Without Money   Post 2  REVIEWS: ‘Life Without Money’ and ‘Sacred Economics’
Living Without Money    Post 3  The Free.. visiting a money-free Social Revolution

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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”

Autonomy and the Global Revolution..We Are Everywhere! ..a must-read ..download HERE!

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 We Are Everywhere!

The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement (RDM)

Jérôme E. Roos and Leonidas Oikonomakis

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

ABSTRACT:

The years since 2011 have witnessed the (re-)birth of a global cycle of struggles around the issue of democracy. With the representative institutions of liberal democracy in crisis, social movements appear to be increasingly moving away from claims-based and state-oriented contention towards a global project of autonomy. Continue reading “Autonomy and the Global Revolution..We Are Everywhere! ..a must-read ..download HERE!”

Integral Revolution Coop takes off in Barcelona

translation  by The Free. From free paper ’20 Minutes’  and reprinted in ‘Rojo y Negro’ of the CGT union.

At least 1,200 Catalans manage themselves with their own ”money”, education and health , they do not use the euro but  ecos, a “free money” that can be exchanged for hours of work or products..cooperativa integral

They have organized a network of health care, education and access to housing, based on trust among  members.
They are expanding to the rest of the peninsula. in France and Italy similar experiences have been initiated.
They have a currency of its own, a self-managed health care system, an educational network and housing office. They are self-managed cooperatives and self-organization, groups of people living outside the system,  and make decisions in open assemblies based on trust organization. In Catalonia, there are already 1,200 citizens who have chosen this way of life and the implementation of these communities is spreading. The crisis and the 15M indignados movement has given it wings. Continue reading “Integral Revolution Coop takes off in Barcelona”

‘Robin Banks’ Outlaw Enric Duran on Integral Revolution

freedom enricEnric Duran THE ‘ROBIN HOOD’ WHO TOOK OUT NEARLY HALF A MILLION EUROS IN BANK LOANS AND DONATED IT TO REVOLUTIONARY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, IS NOW DECLARED AN OUTLAW, AND ON THE RUN. STILL HE IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING THE INTEGRAL COOP AND A NEW INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT OUTLAWED ACTIVISTS LIKE HIMSELF..Open Letter to power and a new collective project (LATEST UPDATE. despite the news in this and many other papers it has emerged that the arrest warrant was never officially sent and the trial remains blocked! Great News for Enric!)
RADIUS (Revolution, Action, disobedience, Integral), a new collective project to protect the Integral Revolution.
Part 3/3. No disobedient activists in jail! An open letter to power and a new collective project. (Checkout earlier parts HERE, you can choose language).
He argues in an open letter addressed to the 251701_259348937501443_1274411331_ncourt, which states that he will not accept any decision in which he can not participate because he believes in a method of conflict management where all affected can participate.

Support Activists on The Run

He has presented a proposal for a reciprocal benefit society,  a new collective project: RADIUS (Revolution, Action, disobedience, Integral) to protect the revolution and prevent any more comprehensive disobedient activist having to go to jail. Radius is to create an organizational structure to protect the physical integrity of persons activists committed to transforming society, Integral Revolution and freedom of expression, for all those being persecuted by repressive and judicial structures of the State and economic power and who want the option to disobedience and personal protection.  read more HERE

Let’s spread disobedience.

Let’s extend the Integral Revolution

This article is also available in: French, Castilian, Catalan

A call to Action Continue reading “‘Robin Banks’ Outlaw Enric Duran on Integral Revolution”

‘I Wont Pay’ activists block open Metro for happy Public

yo_no_pagoen Catalá abaix. A week after blocking open the Metro doors for an hour in the main Catalonia Square, the ‘Platform # NoPaguem’  returned to action. This time, in the packed Diagonal station. A few minutes after 8 in the evening, dozens of people came down to the station to the entrance to Paseo de Gracia and opens the door repeating a simple but effective “opening doors and keeping them blocked open ”

Some people wore face masks depiucting Mayor Xavier Trias, ironically denouncing the increase in public transport fares, by one who gets a stratospheric salary.

On either side of the lobby, dozens of people displayed posters and banners demanding two public transport at affordable prices, as well as reporting their cuts and adjustments’ as macro-economic causes of these increases and, in general, the increased cost of living.

Continue reading “‘I Wont Pay’ activists block open Metro for happy Public”

Glimpses of Social Revolution… Greece and Spain

Inside the Greek (and Spanish) parallel economy: glimpses of Social Revolution…

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Posted on January 9, 2013 by Darker Net

Quiet, unassuming social revolution is often the successful step-sibling of the more confrontational (often failing) variety. Across the southern rim of Europe, where austerity and insurrection goes hand-in-hand, parallel economies are taking over daily life, particularly in Spain and Greece.

Here we focus on what is happening in one part of Greece, in the town of Volos, and also provide a reprise on what is happening with the parallel economy in Spain generally. Take Volos: in the market no customers are carrying money – they have none.

But they are buying food and other essentials – not on credit, but via their own currency. With this currency they buy clothes, electrical appliances and foodstuffs. People are happy. They help each other. In a strange way, this is utopia.

And all this in a country that has a failed economy and is the butt of jokes across (northern) Europe. So who’s laughing now? Continue reading “Glimpses of Social Revolution… Greece and Spain”