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
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.
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.
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.
Guerrilla Translation’s governance/economic model is unique in that it incorporates Open Cooperativism, Contributive Accounting and Feminist Economics.
Join the P2P Foundation’s Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel for a get together and workshop in Berlin on Commonspoly, a Commons-oriented board game.
P2P Models examines the infrastructure, governance and economy of decentralized, democratic organizations and their value allocation and distribution.
Stacco Troncoso shares the power of the commons and shows us how we can make the transition out of the crisis of capitalism.
The new Commons Transition Primer website makes the ideas of the Commons and P2P accessible and attractive to commoners and communities worldwide.