The chaos and confusion of the COVID-19 outbreak has revealed some inescapable truths about how we live. It’s shown us how vulnerable, interdependent and interconnected we are. One by one, all the flaws of our current socio-economic systems are being exposed, with an escalating toll of damage
Laura Flanders talks with coders, activists and tech entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of the platform cooperative movement.
In this interview with Stacco Troncoso, co-author of the DisCO Manifesto, we talk about the role of decommodification, return to the commons and radical workplace democracy, in practice.
Stacco Troncoso co-founded Guerrilla Translation with his partner, Ann Marie Utratel, as a living project to ground P2P and Commons theories in real practices.
He talks with Owen Kelly about the work of the group, and the ways in which they see the structure of their group as a vital part of its practice.
As Covid-19 takes its human toll, we see the best and worst that humanity can offer in its choice of loyalties, whether to human life or to economic systems, and the power struggles in finding the right balance. What is inherent in us as people, and what is the product of our systems? We need to grow out of our bubbles; we need to rewild our message beyond the people who already know, keep widening the circle to include everyone, until there are no others.
Too often, the necessary care work that generates and sustains our lives occurs at the margins of the economy, unaccounted for and under-recognized. Spain-based activist Stacco Troncoso is part of a movement to change that. Troncoso, a member of the Guerrilla Media Cooperative, is part of a collective developing a new model—the DisCO, or Distributed Cooperative Organization.
Co-published with the Transnational Institute (TNI), If I Only Had a Heart: a DisCO Manifesto is a deep dive into the worlds of the blockchain, commons, cooperatives, AI, feminist economics and more. At 80 pages, it’s a “longread” text that will take about an hour to read.
A keynote presentation on DisCOs. DisCO stands for “Distributed Cooperative Organization” and it’s a friendly, yet challenging, critique of DisCOs older cousin, the Decentralised Autonomous Organization or DAO.
How can we have a more human-centered economy if we delegate some of our more sensitive interactions to on-chain governance, as seen in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations?
Watch these engaged young commoners share their project ideas, hinting at the future of Open Coops and P2P Politics. These two videos showcase their eye-opening proposals, integrating assorted contexts with clear, common patterns.