Recently, Portugal became the first county to instate a nationwide participatory budgeting process. To better reach those in outlying areas, organizers of the project hope to enable people to vote via ATM machines.
The zine features photographs, interviews, and descriptions of the people behind Solidarity Economy St. Louis, and highlights their work in alternative currencies, food justice, economic empowerment, shared land and housing, and more.
In a recent report, Jamie Harvie, executive director of the Institute for a Sustainable Future and founder of the Commons Health Network, argues that we need a new health system, one based on a "profound appreciation of the complexity and interconnectedness of life across traditionally silo-ed institutional spheres of influence — healthcare, economics, agriculture, and others."
This searchable database is for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the innovative ways people around the world are sharing food, skills, and the experiences of growing, cooking, and eating together.
Barcelona En Comú (Barcelona in Common) may have won the mayor’s office, but it controls only 11 of the 44 city council seats. As a result, any progress on the party’s ambitious agenda requires the familiar maneuvering and arm-twisting of conventional city politics.
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#BuyTwitter and Beyond — What would Twitter look like if its users collectively owned and governed the platform? This Friday at 12:30 p.m. ET, join a Google Hangout discussion moderated by media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff about the prospects of the #BuyTwitter initiative and the practicalities of converting existing digital services into user-owned and controlled platforms.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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OuiShare Summit#9: Lisbon