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Who Owns the Robots

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A recent essay published by the Next System Project Worth reading? A broad array of technological advances are set to converge on our political economy over the next few decades: advanced robotics, augmented reality, machine learning, machine vision, the internet of things, and beyond. A range of observers, from economists to labor organizers to businesspersons, are concerned that the resulting workforce disruption could cause serious economic and even political instability given the unprecedented…

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How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State

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How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State   A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction   By Nafeez Ahmed   A special report published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to keep digging where others fear to tread.       President Donald Trump is not fighting a war on the establishment: he’s…

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A Critique of Green Growth -Simplicity Institute

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Dear friends and colleagues, In late 2015 the CSIRO - Australia's most prominent scientific organisation - published the 'Australian National Outlook Report' which argued that Australia can grow its economy and achieve sustainability without questioning consumerist values. In response to that report, the Simplicity Institute has just published a new paper called 'A Critique of the Decoupling Strategy: A "Limits to Growth" Perspective', which was co-authored by Samuel Alexander, Jonathan Rutherford,…

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Netherlands, Green Left and Basic Income

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THE NETHERLANDS: 80% of GREEN LEFT Party Members vote in favour of Large-Scale Experiments with a Universal Basic Income January 8, 2017 At the party’s congress on December 17th, members of Dutch political party Green Left (“Groen Links”) were given the opportunity to vote on amendments to its election program. This document will be released soon, in advance of the country’s parliamentary elections, which will be held on March 15th, 2017. In the draft version of the election program, a basic…

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Our Cynicism Will Not Build a Movement. Collaboration Will

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By Alicia Garza Source: Identities.Mic February 7, 2017 I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to register my opposition to the new regime. Participating in the Women’s March — if you count satellite protests around the country, the largest one-day mobilization in the history of the United States — was both symbolic and challenging. Like many other…

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Bill Fletcher's Red Herring

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The Identity Politics Red Herring By Bill Fletcher Source: Alternet January 12, 2017 In the aftermath of the November 2016 elections the term “identity politics” has been thrown around repeatedly with many progressives suggesting that the Electoral College defeat of Clinton by Trump was the result of some sort of Democratic Party obsession with that concept. I am not known as a defender of the Democratic Party, but in the post-November summations the whining about identity politics has become…

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Montana Antifa Whitefish Action

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As incoming neo-Nazis organized by Andrew Anglin and the Daily Stormer promise to descend on Whitefish, Montana, Montana Antifa is one of the organizations creating the counter-demonstration.  While Love Lives Here has been doing the base-building work of organizing the community against the anti-Semitic and racist harassment they have endured for weeks, they are not going to engage with the skinheads and Alt Righters who are promising to march through the streets with automatic weapons.  Montana…

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Anti-National Anthem

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[Might as well park this simple little ditty here too. Free use to all against new resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia. Find own melody and sing it if you like... Maybe emerging One World Consciousness needs fighting for more than ever...]   Anti-National Anthem    My nation is the planet My flag it is the sky My passport is my breathing That I'll hand in when I die   I'll fight for no government ‘cept the government of the heart But I'll fight the war and money…

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Villages for the Future by Bob Corker

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https://vimeo.com/174614650       This is an interesting presentation about how to set up an eco-village. Important to note- he recommends not doing consenous decision making and  does recommend having trustees. Try not to gulp before you watch it. It really comes from hard work and the structure actually allows for a truely participatory community

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