Author Archives: Bob Thomson

The Commons Transition and P2P | Some links

This Commons Transition Primer website contains new and adapted texts by P2P Foundation members, including its founder, Michel Bauwens. As part of an ongoing multimedia project/campaign, their intention with this site is to make the P2P Foundation’s core ideas on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is the NYT really the voice of “intelligent” capital?

My rant for the day! The NYT likes to think of itself as the voice of intelligent capitalism. Articles like these show just how deep in the sand (or shit) their heads are. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/business/energy-environment/oil-boom.html https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/business/its-not-a-roar-but-the-global-economy-is-finally-making-noise.html See also Bloomberg’s article on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Degrowth and Environmental Justice Summer School 2018

The summer school is designated for academics as well as for activist-researchers from multiple disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds. We welcome applications from Masters students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and community defenders and local activists from across the world. Deadline … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The shitty new communist futurism – ENTITLE blog

By Aaron Vansintjan Let us dream big. But without considering the limits to the shit we consume and generate, our heads will stay in the clouds. I would concede that, in North America, a degrowth platform may be political suicide. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Catalan Integral Cooperative – The Simpler Way Revolution is Well Underway! – Resilience

By Ted Trainer, January 17, 2018 This is a remarkable and inspiring movement in Spain, now involving hundreds of people in what I regard as an example of The Simpler Way transition strategy … which is primarily about going underneath … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Who will feed a changing world — industrial agriculture or peasant food webs?

Industrial agriculture uses 75% of farm land but delivers only 30% of the world’s food. Peasant farmers feed 70% of the world’s people using just 25% of the land. http://climateandcapitalism.com/2018/01/07/who-will-feed-world-industrial-ag-or-peasant-food-webs

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Toolkit for Establishing a Great Lakes Commons | P2P Foundation

The Great Lakes Commons is a regional grassroots initiative advocating for the freshwater chain of lakes in the upper Midwest and Mideast parts of the U.S. and Canada. As part of that mission, the group has released a new toolkit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment