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Autogestió: Adventures into the New Economies of Catalonia from Enfable on Vimeo.

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Autogestió: Adventures into the New Economies of Catalonia

Hello! We’re filmmakers, and we’re called Enfable. We want to make a research film about the New Economy in Catalonia, Spain, exploring cooperatives, local currencies, and community governance. Autogestió: Adventures into the New Economies of Catalonia from Enfable on Vimeo. What is Enfable? We’re videographic storytellers. We explore alternative narratives to those […]

Opinion Economic Self-Governance in Democratic Autonomy: The Example of Bakûr (Turkish Kurdistan)

Economic Self-Governance in Democratic Autonomy: The Example of Bakûr (Turkish Kurdistan)

The “Apoist”1 thread of the Kurdish Movement, which today involves many actors and organizations in military and political capacity, has gravitated away from the idea of founding a state. With the capture of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and his following imprisonment in İmralı, followed by a so-called paradigm shift with […]

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From the institutional way to the integral revolution

The current international political context allows us to clearly see the serious limits to the possibilities of social change through institutional routes.   On the one hand, the new left-wing political experiences in Latin America have had scarce impact on actual political life in the countries where they have had a chance to govern. There is a particularly great difficulty in […]

CIC News GEORGE DAFERMOS publishes his report about Catalan Integral Cooperative

GEORGE DAFERMOS publishes his report about Catalan Integral Cooperative

GEORGE DAFERMOS, research affiliate at the P2PF and a member of Commons Lab, has just published his research on the organizational structure of the Catalan Integral Cooperative. In his own words: – What does a post-capitalist, cooperative and open source society would look like? In this video, George presented to the […]

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Economic Self-Governance in Democratic Autonomy: The Example of Bakûr (Turkish Kurdistan)
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Economic Self-Governance in Democratic Autonomy: The Example of Bakûr (Turkish Kurdistan)

The “Apoist”1 thread of the Kurdish Movement, which today involves many actors and organizations in military and political capacity, has gravitated away from the idea of founding a state. With the capture of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and his following imprisonment in İmralı, followed by a so-called paradigm shift with […]

Why will campaign for S-27 … and then!
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Why will campaign for S-27 … and then!

[Enric Duran article has been published in Catalan to La Directa at 9 September 2015, translated into English by X-Pressed.] It’s been a few years that I do not actively participating in protest movements and that I have focused on self organisation, post-state, and post capitalist social movements. Perhaps my last participation in the realm of, let’s say, mass social […]

The P2PF/CIC strategic plan will be presented in AureaSocial on Tuesday, May 5th
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The P2PF/CIC strategic plan will be presented in AureaSocial on Tuesday, May 5th

This spring brings a new collaboration between the P2P Foundation  (P2PF) and the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC), working together on a Commons Transition Plan which follows the agenda developed by the common work group formed by both teams in 2014. To start off and to raise awareness about the project, […]

We argue #ReturnWithFreedom Enric Duran wiht #OccupyBanking
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We argue #ReturnWithFreedom Enric Duran wiht #OccupyBanking

We want to finance the team that is already working on the launch of the #OccupyBanking campaign with theintention of placing at the center of public debate the total lack of democracy of the European Central Bank (ECB) and large private banks who control the monetary system, and especially the creation of money. A perverse system based on debt […]

Enric Duran’s announcement: Today, 2 years from not to the trial, 2 years from yes to freedom
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Enric Duran’s announcement: Today, 2 years from not to the trial, 2 years from yes to freedom

Two years ago I left planted the judges, the district attorney’s office and banking, representatives of three of the most corrupt and obsolete estates of our epoch, that hide under a dark carpet the shames of a bank unworthy system, to try to condemn a few facts isolating them of […]

From Chiapas to Rojava – more than just coincidences
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From Chiapas to Rojava – more than just coincidences

Autonomy brings together two revolutions on the left and from below «“Power to the people” can only be put into practice when the power exercised by social elites is dissolved into the people.» (Murray Bookchin, Post-Scarcity Anarchism) The largely unknown until recently Kurdish city of Kobane managed to attract the […]

Social currency expands at the hands of self-management
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Social currency expands at the hands of self-management

Five years after the first catalan free-coin seminar (From the point of view of the Catalan Integral Cooperative)   In 2009, between 27th and 29th December in Alt Montseny, the first free-coin1 seminar took place. It was a meeting that signified the start of social currency coordination across Catalonia.  The […]

Fairness and the commons, an interview with Enric Duran
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Fairness and the commons, an interview with Enric Duran

Here we present a CommonsTransition interview with Enric Duran. Prior to co-founding the Catalan Integral Cooperative — a Commons Transition partner project creating a cooperative, self managed public system in Catalonia — Duran became famous for his 2008 “bank action”, an act which involved defrauding 39 Spanish banks of nearly […]

Rojava: building a better world
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Rojava: building a better world

We share a compilation of texts, reference pages and videos to make known the revolution that people in Rojava are doing, while defending themselves from the attacks by the ISIS troops. They are building a new way of organizing based on the principles of political selfdetermination (direct, based on assemblies, confederal), […]

Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe
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Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

This report, involving 25 authors from 11 countries, reveals the hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land. It exposes how these land elites have been actively supported by a huge injection of public funds –at a time when […]

Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism
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Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism

Enric Duran of the Catalan Integrated Cooperative has taken the time to comment on Michel Bauwens’ recent article on Open Coops, contrasting Bauwens’ proposals with the practical realities already under way in the CIC’s own forward thinking cooperativist environment. Bauwens’ summary of these proposals include four key proposals which Duran […]

CIC and P2pfoundation strategic partners
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CIC and P2pfoundation strategic partners

t’s been a while now since some people in the CIC took the initiative to start collaborating with the P2P Foundation after certifying our common goals. Indeed, the Permanent Assembly of July 27 approved supporting this line of strategic partnership between CIC and P2P Foundation.In fact, the P2P Foundation itself […]

Integral revolution: an interview to Enric Duran about CIC
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Integral revolution: an interview to Enric Duran about CIC

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation, Neal Gorenflo of Shareable, and authorJohn Restakis interview Catalan Integral Cooperative’s Enric Duran. Answers translated by Stacco Troncoso, text edited by Jane Loes Lipton – Guerrilla Translation! Images by Lisa Furness and the CIC Read this interview in Spanish here. In this interview, Neal Gorenflo (founder, Shareable), Michel Bauwens (founder, P2P Foundation), and John Restakis (author, “Humanizing the […]

Come back, A story which we made together
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Come back, A story which we made together

In this documentary over twenty people who had so far remained silent explain how they lived the facts of which they had firsthand knowledge before they became public, and recall the projects and initiatives in which those resources were allocated. The documentary has been released today, 6 months after the […]

Launch and Data Jam of the P2Pvalue Directory of Commons Based Peer Production
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Launch and Data Jam of the P2Pvalue Directory of Commons Based Peer Production

Join us Wednesday March 12th for the launch of the P2PValue Directory of Commons Based Peer Production. Commons Based Peer Production (CBPP) means collaborative production and sharing of resources among peers under commons settings. From the initial cases, such as Wikipedia and FLOSS, recently there has been an expansion to […]

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