It's been a busy week here at Shareable, what with the release of our first ebook Share or Die. But it's never too busy for links, so here's what we found. Enjoy and pass 'em along.
- In Santa Rosa, the first ever "Share Fair" is on July 10.
- Meanwhile, in Greece, the cradle of democracy is rediscovering its participatory foundations – in the street.
- The "one big union" I.W.W. has announced the food and retail workers union founding convention in Seattle planned for late October.
- How copyright protections on books are living way longer than they should be.
- The Guardian reports young people aren't buying houses as quickly as past generations, dubbing them "generation rent."
- The vital economic importance of workers' ability to quit their jobs.
- How Kinect hackers are changing the future of robotics.
- Could a tinkerer have overturned ages of industrial knowledge and invented a better way of making steel? Nah, couldn't have happened.
- Next Friday, at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London: "Democratic Mobilizations, the Commons and Communities" – a talk on the European protests movements