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Mapping the emerging Post-Capitalist paradigm and its main thinkers

“We do not live in an era of change, but in a change of eras” is the way Jan Rotmans from the University Rotterdam describes the structural changes impacting our societies. This is also the phrase Michel Bauwens chose to open his latest book yet to be published in English which title is likely to be close to “Towards a post-capitalist society with the Peer-to-Peer”.

For thinkers like Jan Rotmans and Michel Bauwens this change of eras is akin to the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the 19th century, and characterized by transitions in various fields. In a nutshell, our societies face 3 major tipping points:

Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

     With average January temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, Stockholm, Sweden isn’t very pleasant to live in when you don’t have heating.

But for Marie Granmar, Charles Sacilotto and their young son, their environmentally friendly house-within-a-greenhouse is a true winter escape. Continue reading Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

One hour a Day on this Bike can Power your Home.

powerby Amanda Froelich on True Activist

People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums.

And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty.

As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video above, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine. Continue reading One hour a Day on this Bike can Power your Home.

Spain’s Citizen Candidates to “Lead by Obeying your Orders” ?

…the new wave of local politicians arrive with anarchist methods of direct democracy… but how long before they are sucked int the mashine?…

Spain’s ‘citizen candidates’ shake up politics

At municipal elections, grassroots politicians are gaining support with pledges to fight corruption and austerity.ADA

A man gestures with his mouth gagged as dozens of protesters shout slogans before local elections [AP]

Continue reading Spain’s Citizen Candidates to “Lead by Obeying your Orders” ?

70,000 Anti-capitalists launch Campaign in Tunisia

Anti-capitalist groups launch campaign at World Social Forum
The Tunisian capital resembles London’s Hyde Park with the coming together of anti-capitalism groups.

Forum participants on Tuesday marched in solidarity with the victims of the Bardo museum attack in Tunis [EPA]

Ahmed El Amraoui

The Tunisian capital resembles London’s Hyde Park as thousands of anti-capitalism groups have gathered to tackle a wide range of interconnected social ills that persist worldwide. Over 70,000 participants representing an impressive diversity of people and social movement sectors from around the globe are taking part in the 13th edition of the World Social Forum (WSF).

Continue reading 70,000 Anti-capitalists launch Campaign in Tunisia

Boycott Repsol petroleum: stop the Black Death

Repsol in Spain opens the era of dirty oil in the

European Union

boicot Repsol

” In 2012 the government revived Spanish oil company Repsol’s permit from 2001 to explore for oil in the Canary Islands, which had been cancelled in 2004 by the supreme court after legal challenges…destroy repsol whaleThe move prompted outrage from environmentalists and locals and the Canariees government who had previously fought the plans. Late last month, an blatantly fudged ”environmental review” handed Repsol the green light from Madrid to proceed with its exploration off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, both popular holiday destinations.  (continued below)… Continue reading Boycott Repsol petroleum: stop the Black Death

The Solidarity Revolution

The Solidarity Economy as a Strategy for Revolution

reblogged with thanks from:

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.

Continue reading The Solidarity Revolution

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