P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Project of the Day: Coopfunding

The P2P Foundation is a full supporting partner of the Cooperativa Integral Catalana, or CIC. We feel that they’re doing essential work in prototyping pre-figurative models of peer production, governance and property. You can find a lot of information about them, their ethics, and long term plans in their excellent English website, or in our own wiki entry on the CIC. We plan to report regularly on the CIC’s activities and our involvement with the group. Today, we want to highlight just one of their most inspiring initiatives: beyond specific target and time based crowdfunding, there is “Coop-funding“. Coopfunding’s own literature describes its platform in the following way. It is:

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Enric Duran on shared and disobedient crowdfunding platform networks

We’ve recently featured Coopfunding, an Open-Sourced crowdfunding platform designed to “…promote the financing of projects with a social, self managed and cooperative nature.”  Today we present a guest article by Enric Duran, one of the developers behind Coopfunding and its parent-project, the Catalan Integral Cooperative, explaining the reasons that led to the creation of Coopfunding. This article was originally published inRadi.MS

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Open Letter from Peter Waterman Asking Eric Lee of Labour Start the Reason Why He is Suspended and Banned from Unionbook | 24.07.14

I have received the below open letter from someone who is very well-known by devoting his life time efforts to international and global solidarity and social emancipation: Peter Waterman. Yet he did put a stress on labour internationalism, of which he saw that the solidarity between unions is only one and a small part in the broad picture. Waterman, himself is coming from a Jewish family, has been openly critical of Zionism and Israel’s ever-expanding a barbaric occupation on Palestinian territory. He has been actively blogging about global labour and union solidarity in his blog page onUnionbook. I say he ‘had’ because, the ‘owner’ of the Unionbook and its mother project LabourStart,Eric Lee, although claiming to be a ‘democratic socialist’ who is known with his over sympathy to the Israeli state and who is also the administrator of the Unionbook site banned Waterman’s user account two days ago. Lee did create the Unionbook on Ning servers. Ning belongs to the corporation owned by Zuckerberg’s ex-partner who is also the creator of Napster. Unionbook thought as a social network site for unionists and attracted at around 5600 international unionist, as users. Waterman’s communication now cut down, as Gazza’s roads cut down by Israel, and he can not now access his acount, pages, posts etc. on Unionbook, and can not responde this on his own blog page on the site.

In the below open letter Waterman guesses the possible reason behind the ‘occupation’ of his cyberspace by Lee, and invites him to discuss the issue publicly. According to Waterman the ban came right after he re-blogged Lee’s own article where Lee openly supports recent war/sate-terrorism launched on Gazza. Waterman gives details from his perspective and indicates the limits of the marriage between ideologies like Zionism, as well as other nationalisms and internationalism.

Now you can read on, as Peter always sez:

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GNUnion – One Big Meshwork

Starting on May Day 2014 this network map will serve as a meshwork vısualisation base for long and slow systemic hackaton. The objective is hacking a ‘General Strike’ for global level and making it as effective as possible infront of the networked and computerised rulin classes of the 21st century [#MayDay #MetaStrike @GNUnion gnunion.wordpress.com] . With this collaborative map we would like to contribute to accelerating collaborations and solidarity between commoners, p2p producers, DIY groups, ethical hacker spaces, solidarity economy networks, as well as worker’s and farmer’s cooperatives and self-orgaisations. The map will both help us sharing and opening up the needed information and give alternatives a broader visibility.

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P2PSolidFund

If you like to support GNUnion financially please do send not more then 5 unit (euro, usd, ytl, etc.) in form of the currency valid in your country, to below account. The amount sent by peers for solidarity will be used only for covering project related costs and the amount over due will be shared with the projects we are collaborating with and other projects sharing the floss, p2p, commons, or hackers’ ethic principles. Account details including all transactions will be published publicly on the GNUnion website on the first day of every month : http://gnunion.wordpress.com/p2psolidarityfunding/;

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GNUnionize!

GNUnion invites you to network, self-organize, and stitch One Big Meshwork by linking like-minded peers and their network bases to each other strategically. We call everyone striving to build dynamic, free, libre, and open source spaces bottom up, to bring their collective agendas and strategies in touch and act upon them in an harmonized way.

GNUnion encourages all its peers to collectivize their individual social and communicational power to swarm around dynamical, creative and positive actions as much as possible. Such collective actions, as we have been witnessing, are capable of making a real impact at unpredicted magnitudes on chosen targets, regardless how large and powerful they are.

Combining peer to peer social relations and technologies and embedding them into all its internal and external processes and relationships, we ultimately aim at hyper-empowerment of all the nodes involved in this One Big Meshwork.

Below are some of the projects we are currently empowering by networking and self-organizing on the Organizing Network (ON). Which is an online collaborative social network site provided by comrades at May First / People Link and Union Solidarity International. ON is build on Elg, which is developed by Lorea.

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CYBERUNIONS EPISODE 87 YES INDYREF YES!

Stephen is in Mexic—-Scotland!!We have been Civi…er…busyBeen on a pub crawl er… podcrawl kevie & mcnalu

Tech

We go tech CrazyGLI Streaming and education eventWalton & Stephen explain the stresses, the problems and the hopeFuture plans to get away from google is to use Mexcla  and to develop Mexcla ExpansionWe met Bill Fletchernetworked with so many people from around the world

Labor

Walton goes Independent to explain the details of the campaign for an Independent ScotlandStephen asks some detailed questionsMore info for Radical Independence

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The Slow Death of the Socialist International by Dan Gallin

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Talk at the Global Labour Institute International Summer School 2014. Video available here.

- By Dan Gallin

The Socialist International is the organization of the world’s socialist, social-democratic and labour parties, by a loose definition. Its headquarters are in London (Maritime House, Clapham).

It is the successor organization of the historical Internationals of the labour movement, the First (International Working Men’s Association) (1864-1879), the Second (Labour International) (1889-1916), which split three ways during World War I and reconstituted itself as the Labour and Socialist International (LSI) in 1923 The LSI did not survive World War II and the present Socialist International was founded in 1951 in Frankfurt as its successor.

At the last count, it had 162 member parties in 100 countries, and it is now in a deep crisis which reflects the crisis of most of its members, certainly its most influential ones.

Why is any of this important?

Because socialism has been the ideological foundation of most of the world’s trade union movement, not necessarily always in the same acceptance of the term, and today we are faced with a crisis of socialism, which is principally a crisis of the meaning of socialism.

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