Event with Brazilian philosopher and popular educator Euclides André Mance, Friday 12 June, 19.00 p.m at the Greek Archeologists Union.
“If for many it is only a utopia, an ever-receding horizon of hope, for millions of others solidarity economy is a way of working, producing, commercialising, consuming and exchanging values. It is a way of satisfying individual and personal needs in the interest of the welfare of all. It is the material base of the network revolution.” E.M
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Massimo De Angelis (Italy) is Professor of Political Economy at the University of East London. He is author, most recently, of The Beginning of History: Value Struggles and Global Capital, and editor of The Commoner web journal, at http://commoner.org.uk.
CF – Throughout its evolution capital has developed elaborate processes of circulating / accumulating its social power. What could be the ways for commons’ communities to circulate / accumulate social counter – powers and challenge the domination of capital in the 21st century?
Massimo – This is a key issue, obviously. Capital has three key interrelated means to expand or at least maintain its social power: enclosures, the violent or devious expropriation of community resources; accumulation (based on abstract labour and exploitation) and governance, that pertains to the hierarchical managerial function of capital, whether in the sites of production or social production (the state). Correspondingly, the commons have also three main interrelated moments constituting its social power. The communalisation of resources and their turning into common wealth; commoning, or the autonomous social cooperation that strive to horizontality and auto determination of goals; and the collective democratic process of their governance.
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A game designed to experiment with the effects of monetary systems on our economy and our behaviours. This game is designed to make participants experienced with:
how trade is affected by the availability of money
how exchange system affects individual and collective behaviors
the inevitable result of using debt as money
how outside control of the money supply can drain a local economy
how money is separate from real value
how we can use our intelligence to serve our intentions
By simulating trading in an actual marketplace, the traders feel the difference, which reinforces the learning objectives. The game is designed to need minimum of materials, and it is useful to have a helper to the facilitator and to start by playing the suggested sequence. Please keep notes of metrics here and share them with me to help my research. More info: http://www.valeureux.org/blog/english/tradingfloor/
Organiser: Sybille Saint Girons, www.valeureux.org
The time for the pre-festival event of CommonsFest 2015 which will be held at the Social Space of A. & M. Kalokerinos Foundation in Heraklion on April 17-18 has finally come!
The event programme is as follows:
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