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Raw Health And Happiness
Personal health & food blog by Patrizio Bekerle (who is also the creator of the QOwnNotes note-taking app for Nextcloud).
Recipes with focus on low-fat, raw and vegan diet.

HAG
Lifesnippets  food  health  Lifestyle  recipes  austria 
12 weeks ago by eocas
transversal
About:
"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

HAG
Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
12 weeks ago by eocas
naked capitalism
Seen by some as "socialist blog", by itself as "the world's most Influential finance & economics blog with trenchant commentary, tenacious investigation, insider political & regulatory analysis.".

Wiki:
"Naked Capitalism is an American financial news and analysis blog that "chronicles the large scale, concerted campaign to reduce the bargaining power and pay of ordinary workers relative to investors and elite technocrats".

Under the pen name Yves Smith, Susan Webber, the principal of Aurora Advisors Incorporated and author of ECONned, launched the site in December 2006. She focused on finance and economic news and analysis, with an emphasis on legal and ethical issues of the banking industry and the mortgage foreclosure process, the worldwide effects of the banking crisis of 2008, the 2007–2012 global financial crisis, and its aftermath."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Agrachina  blog  Politics  Policy  Finance  Economy  news  Analysis  SocialEntrepreneur  Social  Research  Ethics  via:frauchauchat 
12 weeks ago by eocas
ResArtis
Artist residency portal.

About:
"We are an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Through Res Artis, organisations become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.

Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on our website, gaining insights into the profiles of our members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated staff and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding."

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Association  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  artist  community  Collaboration  events  Research  creation  Creative  Inspiration  Innovation  Culture  Directory_Database  curation  Art  Platform  residencies  grants 
12 weeks ago by eocas
Status as a Service (StaaS) — Remains of the Day
An in-depth analysis of social media platforms through the lens of social capital theory and why we should think of them as “Status as a Service” businesses.

Ironical title of a lengthy but brilliant, extremely comprehensive analysis of underlying psychological, societal and economical motives for using and operating social networks.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social_Networks  Social  Analysis  Research  Social_Media  Sociology  Psychology  Ecosystem  Business_Advisory_relevant  blog  Expert 
march 2019 by eocas
Joanna Macy
From Wiki:
"Joanna Rogers Macy is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology."

She is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects (www.workthatreconnects.org), a ground-breaking theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change.

Based in California.

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Environment  environmentalism  Expert  interview  Philosophy  Ecology  book  workshop  Framework  Social  changemanagement  Consultancy  USA 
january 2019 by eocas
GNU Kind Communications Guidelines
Excerpt:
"A code of conduct states rules, with punishments for anyone that violates them. It is the heavy-handed way of teaching people to behave differently, and since it only comes into action when people do something against the rules, it doesn't try to teach people to do better than what the rules require. To be sure, the appointed maintainer(s) of a GNU package can, if necessary, tell a contributor to go away; but we do not want to need to have recourse to that. The idea of the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines is to start guiding people towards kinder communication at a point well before one would even think of saying, "You are breaking the rules." The way we do this, rather than ordering people to be kind or else, is try to help people learn to make their communication more kind. I hope that kind communication guidelines will provide a kinder and less strict way of leading a project's discussions to be calmer, more welcoming to all participants of good will, and more effective."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Communication  Forum  community  Management  Psychology  Education  opensource  Culture 
october 2018 by eocas
P2PU - Peer learning community for developing and running free online courses
About:
"P2PU is a grassroots network of individuals who seek to create an equitable, empowering, and liberating alternative to mainstream higher education.

We work towards this vision by creating and sustaining learning communities in public spaces around the world. As librarians and community organizers, we bring neighborhoods together to learn with one another. As educators, we train facilitators to organize their own networks and we develop/curate open educational resources. As developers and designers, we build open source software tools that support flourishing learning communities. And as learners, we work together to improve upon and disseminate methods and practices for peer learning to flourish.

P2PU is a distributed organization, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the United States. Our network stretches the globe, with our heaviest concentration of work currently happening in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States.
[...]
governance guidelines and policies on Github."

Closely affiliated with Creative Commons. Similar to other MOOC providers such as edX.

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Education  Training  USA  opensource  Culture  community  Governance 
october 2018 by eocas
Grace Foundation
Mission:
"The Grace Foundation raises funds and engages people with resources (money, knowledge, influence) to invest in a system change. [...] We further the creation of Terra Nova by supporting a network of comprehensive cultural models which we call healing biotopes. These centers aim to be self-sufficient thus laying the base for an alternative economy, decentralized and free from the conventional mechanisms of interest, debt and exploitation. This alternative economy is key to humanizing money. We support the implementation of this network by funding education and knowledge-sharing."

About:
"Established in 2007 by Sabine Lichtenfels and Rainer Ehrenpreis (Schweibenalp). The original inspiration to create a conduit for diverting money into large-scale peace work came to Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn during a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The strategy of building models for bringing about system change is based upon a political theory developed by Dr. Dieter Duhm and brought to life in the community of Tamera in Southern Portugal which we recognize as the first model ‘healing biotope’."

Ethical Principles:
"1) Work towards decentralized regional self-sufficiency in water, food and energy thus providing the complicity-free material base for a new culture.

2) Give equal attention to inner and outer peace work. It is seldom that a project fails due to external pressure alone. Egoic structures like struggles for power and attention, jealousy and envy need to be addressed and transformed for the healing of our culture of separation. This work must be held in balance with the needs of and the service to the larger whole.

3) Accept and address love and sexuality as aspects of the dominant culture which are in particular need of healing. These issues must be released from the domain of privacy and brought into public discourse for the healing and learning of all.

4) Support a spiritual practice which places the sacredness of life at its center.

5) Create an economy based on reciprocity, communal sharing and giving. One in which economy and ecology are restored to their right relationship – with economy serving ecology."

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Switzerland  Spain  Culture  decentralization  water  food  Energy  health  Philosophy  community  Economy  Ecology  Permaculture 
october 2018 by eocas
Obama's policy on Bush's crimes is how Kavanaugh got to the Supreme Court
Editorial by Cory Doctorow lamenting how Obama's systematic unwillingness to investigate George W. Bush administration's alleged crimes (Iraq war, etc.).

His conclusion:
"There's a good chance that Donald Trump is going to be out in 2020, and a Democrat will end up in his seat. If that Democrat follows the example of Obama and the Dem establishment, then Trump's planet-cooking program of looting and racism and misogyny and oligarchic fattening will go unpunished.

Trump's capos and dukes will lurk on the sidelines through the next Democratic administration, able to amass power thanks to a lack of official recognition of their crimes (against America, against humanity, against the Earth). Their programs of disenfranchisement, theft and brutality will never be named, never be reckoned with, and will thus never be extinguished."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Politics  Legal 
october 2018 by eocas
Why Open Source Failed – John Mark
Excerpts:
"I say that as someone who has built a career out of convincing companies to use open source platforms as a means of growing large ecosystems in order to establish and maintain hegemony over various industry segments.
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not only did open source not stem or stall the redistribution of wealth and power upwards, but rather it aided and abetted the redistribution of wealth and power upwards.
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Web App Loophole / Cloud Computing > GNU GPL version 2 or 3, is useless when it comes to prying open web applications written by Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon
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Before open source proliferation, when companies usually had to pay something for every line of software, that income was at least distributed through many parts of the economy, resulting in less concentration of wealth.
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that programming is often in the context of making products for your employer, which you do not own the intellectual property of.
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The dream of open source software was that democratization of software would result in shared ownership of its intellectual property. ... Unfortunately, this failed to take into account patent law and software's copyright. ... This failure strikes at the very essence of open source’s raison d’etre.
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there has been a decided lack of enthusiasm by open source-friendly companies to tackle or confront our intellectual property laws.

\ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / /

Reforming patent and copyright laws would be a good start. Reforming employee ownership of patents and intellectual property would be another. Mandating that web applications follow open source practices and allow more competition would be wonderful. Mandating that government agencies only use services that don’t lead to further consolidation of wealth from proprietary services would be a feather in the cap."

Note:
For whole context and differentiation between terms like Free Software, Open Source Software, FOSS, democratization of software don't miss the Comments section


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And here Mike Overby's counterplea to before article (by John Mark):

https://dev.to/lethargilistic/open-source-has-not-failed-dont-cover-up-corporate-abuse-of-open-source-3ffe

Excerpts:
"The engine of inequality Mark is trying and failing to address is corporate abuse of open source, and corporate abandonment of good business sense in pursuit of pure profit without consideration for the larger tech ecosystem of which they and open source project are parts.
[...]
Shame them for attacking the copyright system and lobbying to restrict our rightful access to works held within that system. The corporations made the establishment of open source as a counterculture a necessity in the first place.
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The fact that these people are releasing their contributions for free use is not the driver of inequality, because their contributions are deserving and, in fact, demand support from users as part of the transaction. Corporations refusing to assist the groups on whose labors they build drives inequality—tithing some funds is but the most trivial of ways to rectify that situation.
[...]
Secondly, corporations have no right to devalue junior developers by not hiring them and outsourcing their training to open source maintainers without compensation.
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filter for open source contributors today, you are filtering out women and people of color and share some direct responsibility for their under-representation in the field. None of this means open source is bad, or is even a reflection upon open source. Contrary to Mark's article, sharing free software is a public good.
[...]
Corporate abuse of the open source paradigm is one among so many other ways that corporations are engines of inequality in the world. We should condemn that abuse and seek accountability and reform. Blaming the exploited in this part of the scenario—the open source maintainers and contributors, and even non-contributors via discrimination—and declaring that they have "failed" when they have so clearly succeeded will not get us anywhere in the pursuit of a more equitable world."
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Legal  opensource  Governance  government  Intellectual_Property  democracy  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Programming 
august 2018 by eocas
ubermix
About:
"The ubermix is an all-free, specially built, Linux-based operating system designed from the ground up with the needs of education in mind.
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more than 60 free applications pre-installed
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What we endeavor to do is configure a pre-optimized environment (reduced complexity), create a turn-key installation process (ease of deployment, scalability), build in a self-recovery mechanism (ease of management, reliability), and construct a custom interface that is as easy to use as a cell phone (easy-to-use, device-centric model). In short we compile a configuration and combination of applications that we believe to be ideal for a student in a learning environment.

Specific requirements include:

- Create an ideal mix of applications for student learning and creativity, while keeping the install as small as possible.
- Create a way for students to self-recover quickly in the event of a system problem
- Create a rapid installation mechanism for quickly deploying thousands (if not tens-of-thousands) of devices"

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Education  Linux  opensource  Software  Systems_Management 
august 2018 by eocas
Veyon (formerly: iTALC)
About:
"Veyon is a free and Open Source software for computer monitoring and classroom management supporting Windows and Linux. It enables teachers to view and control computer labs and interact with students. Veyon is available in different languages and provides lots of useful features:

- see what's going on in computer labs in overview mode and take screenshots
- remote control computers to support and help users
- broadcast teacher's screen to students in realtime by using demo mode (either in fullscreen or in a window)
- lock workstations for attracting attention to teacher
- send text messages to students
- powering on/off and rebooting computers remote
- remote logoff and remote execution of arbitrary commands/scripts
- home schooling - Veyon's network technology is not restricted to a subnet and therefore students at home can join lessons via VPN connections just by installing the Veyon service."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Education  opensource  Linux  Monitoring  Management  Systems_Management  Software 
august 2018 by eocas
Sugar Labs
About:
"At Sugar Labs we make a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect.
[...]
It is a volunteer-driven member project of Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation. Originally part of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, Sugar Labs coordinates volunteers around the world who are passionate about providing educational opportunities to children through the Sugar Learning Platform."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Education  NGO_NPO  opensource  Software  Platform  Python  Linux 
august 2018 by eocas
The 'New Open Source Licensing': Why the GPL's Heyday Is Over
The writer's conclusion:
"In short, the GPL's decline can be explained by the fact that choosing to join the open source ecosystem does not mean what it once did. Licenses other than the GPL offer an easy way for developers and companies to cultivate an open source image while avoiding the strong commitments required by the GPL.

If the GPL were still the only major open source licensing option around, it's hard to imagine open source software being so popular today. But, in an ironic way, the move away from the GPL is a reflection of just how successful the open source ecosystem has become: Open source is thriving so much that we no longer need the GPL."

Article by Christopher Tozzi who also wrote the book 'https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/fun-and-profit'.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Legal  Marketing  Standardization  opensource  Policy  market  Trade  Software_Engineering 
july 2018 by eocas
Zero Hedge
Controversial blog about (global) system-critical issues written by a collective of often anonymous writers.

Their mission:
" to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public.
to skeptically examine and, where necessary, attack the flaccid institution that financial journalism has become.
to liberate oppressed knowledge.
to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
to facilitate information's unending quest for freedom."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Economy  blog  Politics  Policy  Collective  Media  news  Investor_Relations  Financial 
july 2018 by eocas
Survival of the Richest – Future Human
Must-read opinion piece by author / futurist Douglas Rushkoff on the future of technology and human kind.

Excerpt:
"Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a brief moment, in the early 1990s, when the digital future felt open-ended and up for our invention. Technology was becoming a playground for the counterculture, who saw in it the opportunity to create a more inclusive, distributed, and pro-human future. But established business interests only saw new potentials for the same old extraction, and too many technologists were seduced by unicorn IPOs. Digital futures became understood more like stock futures or cotton futures — something to predict and make bets on. So nearly every speech, article, study, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.

This freed everyone from the moral implications of their activities. Technology development became less a story of collective flourishing than personal survival. Worse, as I learned, to call attention to any of this was to unintentionally cast oneself as an enemy of the market or an anti-technology curmudgeon."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Technology  Ethics  Philosophy  Ecosystem  Report  Economy 
july 2018 by eocas
Douglas Rushkoff
About:
"Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Aleister & Adolf, Testament, and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  blog  Economy  Technology  Culture  Media  book  USA  Sociology  Philosophy 
july 2018 by eocas
Sex & Liebe (1): Frauen und Männer ticken extrem unterschiedlich
Interview with sexual psychologist Christoph Joseph Ahlers.

Excerpts:
"Übergriffigen Männern gehe es gar nicht um Sex, sondern darum, ihr mangelndes Selbstwertgefühl zu kompensieren
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Sex ist hier nur der Schauplatz, auf dem diese Leute versuchen, ihre Grundbedürfnisse zu erfüllen – Grundbedürfnisse, die alle Menschen gleichermassen haben: Sie wollen wahrgenommen, ernst genommen und angenommen werden.
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Wenn ich einen anderen anfassen darf und der mich ebenfalls anfasst, dann kriege ich potenziell das Gefühl, richtig zu sein. Es bedeutet Einlassung – und nur darum gehts. Der Orgasmus ist lediglich der Zuckerguss auf diesem Kuchen.
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Die #Metoo-Debatte erfüllt vor allem gesellschaftspolitische und ideologische Funktionen, echten Opfern von Sexualstraftätern hilft sie nicht. Echte Opfer verfolgen keine eigenen Motive, sondern werden überfallen mittels körperlicher und seelischer Gewalt.
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ambivalentes Mischgeschehen; es existiert keine eindeutige Verteilung der Rollen Täter und Opfer. Vielmehr sind hier alle Beteiligten Partner des Geschehens. Alle sind kompromittiert und korrumpiert durch eigene Ziele und Motive: Die «Opfer» wollen gefallen, ankommen, gemocht und besetzt werden. Die «Täter» wollen gefallen, ankommen, gemocht und bestätigt werden. Toxisch ist dabei die Asymmetrie der Entscheidungsprozesse, die in der Debatte als «Macht» bezeichnet wird. Aber im Grunde findet hier zwischen Täter und Opfer ein wechselseitiger Prozess statt, beide Parteien wissen, dass man sich in einem Tauschgeschäft befindet. Im Bordell gibt es Orgasmus gegen Geld, in Hollywood Rolle gegen Gefälligkeit. Und die meisten «Opfer» der dargestellten Fälle hätten unbeschadet den Kontakt abbrechen und die Szene verlassen können. Aber dann hätten sie die Rolle nicht gekriegt."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Philosophy  health  Lifestyle 
july 2018 by eocas
Global Ecovillage Network - Community for a Regenerative World
About:
"The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.

GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.
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An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes in all 5 dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology, economy and whole systems design) to regenerate their social and natural environments.

Ecovillages are living laboratories pioneering beautiful alternatives and innovative solutions. They are rural or urban settlements with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in their actions towards low-impact, high-quality lifestyles.
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GEN is composed of 5 regional networks, spanning the globe. The network is made up of approximately 10,000 communities and related projects where people are living together in greater ecological harmony.

Some network members include large networks like Sarvodaya (2,000 active sustainable villages in Sri Lanka); the Federation of Damanhur in Italy and Nimbin in Australia; as well as small rural ecovillages like Gaia Asociación in Argentina and Huehuecoyotl in Mexico.

It also includes urban rejuvenation projects like Los Angeles EcoVillage and Christiania in Copenhagen; permaculture design sites such as Crystal Waters, Australia, Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barus, Brazil; and educational centres such as Findhorn in Scotland, Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Earthlands in Massachusetts, and many more."

Started in 1995. For example the Switzerland-based ecovillage Schweibenalp is member of GEN Europe.

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  ecological  Sustainability  community  Rural_Development  urban-rural  Permaculture  network  Culture  NGO_NPO 
july 2018 by eocas
NüVoices – Women Writers' and Artists' Collective 女性作家联盟
About:
"More women are writing about China, doing business in China and generally doing interesting things in China than ever before, and we want more of their voices to be heard.

NüVoices is an international editorial collective gathering veteran and emerging writers, journalists, translators and artists to celebrate and support the diverse creative work of self-identified women working on the subject of China (broadly defined).

We are working on our first anthology to showcase great work from women on China and our members host events worldwide to create a large, supportive community that spans the globe."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Art  Literature  Philosophy  China  Collective  NGO_NPO  Press  Social_Networking 
july 2018 by eocas
Weight training, aerobic physical activities, and long-term waist circumference change in men
Conclusion:
"Among various activities, weight training had the strongest association with less WC (waist circumference) increase. Studies on frequency/volume of weight training and WC change are warranted."

HAG
Lifesnippets  health  sport  Research  Research_Papers  Study  Report 
july 2018 by eocas
LibriVox | free public domain audiobooks
Wiki:
"LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet.
[...]
LibriVox is closely affiliated with Project Gutenberg from where the project gets some of its texts, and the Internet Archive that hosts their offerings."

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Media  opensource  Directory_Database  Hosting  Legal  book 
july 2018 by eocas
The Useless Tree
About:
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life."

Blog enriched with directory of other resources in the internet about Chinese Philosophy, I Ching, Tao, China & East Asia news / politics.

By Sam Crane

HAG
Lifesnippets  Philosophy  China  news  Lifestyle  Directory_Database  Politics  USA  blog 
july 2018 by eocas
Wild Campen, Zelten und Biwakieren
In Germany, Switzerland and Austria should for camping usually dedicated locations be used, for bivvying / bivouacing (biwakieren) it's more flexible unless it's in a nature protection zone.

HAG
Lifesnippets  outdoor  Best_practice  Legal  Tutorial  Germany  Switzerland  austria 
july 2018 by eocas
LOW-TECH MAGAZINE
About:
"Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution. A simple, sensible, but nevertheless controversial message; high-tech has become the idol of our society.

Instead, Low-tech Magazine talks about the potential of past and often forgotten knowledge and technologies when it comes to designing a sustainable society. Sometimes, these low-tech solutions can be copied without any changes.

More often, interesting possibilities arise when you combine old technology with new knowledge and new materials, or when you apply old concepts and traditional knowledge to modern technology.

We also keep an eye on what is happening in the developing world, where resource constraints often lead to inventive, low-tech solutions.

Underlying the common view of a high-tech sustainable society is the belief that we don't have to change our affluent lifestyle. However, changing our lifestyle does not mean that we have to go back to the middle ages and give up all modern comforts. A downsized, sustainable industrial civilization is very well possible - and more fun, too."

By Kris de Decker, based in Barcelona, Spain.

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Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Sustainability  Tech  Technology  Energy-saving  Energy  Ecobalance  ecological  Spain  UrB 
july 2018 by eocas
Louis Palmer
Solar vehicle adventurer & keynote speaker from Lucerne / Switzerland. Crossed Africa by bicycle, the whole world by solar-powered electric car, initiated WAVE solar car race and established the "Switzerland Explorer", a solar-powered tourist bus line.

HAG
Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  Africa  Switzerland  sustainablecompany  Sustainability  Solar  Renewable_Energy  Eco  tourism 
june 2018 by eocas
Permaculture or Spermaculture?
Excerpt:
"... permaculture as a “young movement” that lacks self­-­­­­aware­­ness and criticism in many ways. While Bill Mollison founded and introduced permaculture as a scientific movement, today’s generation of permaculturists are continually pushing for the inclusion of social dynamics, including gender dynamics, in discussions. If it’s care of the earth, care of people, and sharing the surplus, human dynamics have to be a part of that and the social analysis needs to be a part of that."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  Sustainability  Permaculture  Gender  Research  Social  Sociology  Philosophy 
june 2018 by eocas
Women for Women International
Their mission:
"In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community."

Founded in 1993 by Zainab Salbi, since then performed more than 400'000 year-long educational programmes.

International section of UK-based headquarter (www.womenforwomen.org.uk).

So far supported projects in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria and Rwanda.

HAG
Agrachina  Rural_Development  equality  NGO_NPO  Africa  congo  nigeria  Rwanda  Afghanistan  Education  Lifesnippets  community  Sustainability 
june 2018 by eocas
Schweibenalp – Center of Unity
About:
"Living and working community to manage the seminar business and the permaculture gardens. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network, we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality."
In Brienz / Bernese Alps / Switzerland.

HAG
Agrachina  Permaculture  Sustainability  community  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Slow_Fashion  Slow_Food  network  Conference  Switzerland  gardening  Culture  Cultivation  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  rural  Lifestyle  Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  artisanal  decentralization  natural  Philosophy  Ethics 
june 2018 by eocas
calibre - E-book management
About:
"It can view, convert, edit and catalog e-books in all of the major e-book formats. It can also talk to e-book reader devices. It can go out to the internet and fetch metadata for your books. It can download newspapers and convert them into e-books for convenient reading."

GUI with regex search but also can be used by CLI.

A lighter alternative (which is also written in Python) is 'Ebook Viewer' (https://github.com/michaldaniel/Ebook-Viewer).

It is cross platform, running on Linux, Windows and macOS. For Android there exists the paid app 'Calibre Companion' (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.multipie.ccdemo) which can sync to library on desktop. There's a simple alternative E-Book (epub) reader for Android called 'Document Viewer' (https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.sufficientlysecure.viewer) yet that one can't sync.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets  book  Research  Management  Python  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  Content_Aggregation  Content_Curation  Information_Systems  opensource  tools  Software  Analysis  Application  Productivity  Media  media:document  RSS  filetype:pdf  File  Filesync 
april 2018 by eocas
European Citizen Science Association - For evidence-based sustainable development
ECSA's mission is to connect citizens and science through fostering active participation.

About:
"The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe in order to enhance the participation of the general public in scientific processes, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science.
[...]
ECSA draws on +200 individual and organizational members from over 28 countries across the European Union and beyond, having become a European reference network of Citizen Science initiatives. ECSA field of activities:

- H2020 projects (http://www.horizon2020projects.com)
- Contributing to policy briefs
- Open science policy platform
- Development of principles for good practice in citizen science.

Strategic competencies:

- Promoting Sustainability through Citizen Science,
- Building a Think Tank for Citizen Science,
- Developing Participatory Methods for Cooperation, Empowerment and Impact.

Our Mission is to connect citizens and science through fostering active participation."

Registered NPO in Berlin / Germany.

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  Innovation  Sustainability  sustainable  development  decentralization  Research  Platform  Germany  NGO_NPO  Biodiversity  climatechange  Environment  environmentalism  Legal  community  democracy 
april 2018 by eocas
CircularUBI – Funding Universal Basic Income in the Circular Economy
About:
"C.UBI is an initiative that proposes a preliminary framework to finance a universal basic income out of global resource usage, within the context of a circular economy and enabled by technology."

Team based in Munich / Germany.

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Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Framework  Finance  Economy  circulareconomy  Technology  Germany  Sustainability  Politics 
april 2018 by eocas
Fabrica
Communication research centre based in Treviso, Italy. The range of disciplines is including design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, social & environmental sciences and journalism.

They aim to inspire a specific creative category of young (> 26 years) “social catalysts” who, at the end of their experience at the centre, will continue their work independently. Such as Beijing-based photographer & e-commerce platform (iLiangcang) founder Peng Yangjun (https://www.behance.net/pengyangjun).

Fabrica belongs to the Benetton Group (clothing) and is also publishing the iconic COLORS magazine (www.colorsmagazine.com).

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Italy  Research  Research_Institutes  Magazine  Communication  agency  Consultancy  photography  design  Social  environmentalism  Creative 
april 2018 by eocas
Tech Solidarity
About:
"501(c)4 grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.

Founded in November of 2016 by Maciej Ceglowski, a San Francisco web developer (Pinboard), Tech Solidarity holds quasi-monthly meetups in a number of American cities, coordinates volunteer help for NGOs, and helps secure working journalists and political campaigns."

Aiming for regular in-person events in every major tech center and towards 2018 Mid-terms running the "Great Slate" campaign in rural areas of swing states in order to galvanize Democrats and other opponents of GOP Republicans / Trumpists.

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Politics  NGO_NPO  community  Education  Media  urban-rural  Rural_Economy  Technology  Innovation 
march 2018 by eocas
Alternativlos!
German blog from (what some people might categorise as crypto-anarchists) Frank Rieger und "Fefe" Felix von Leitner (http://blog.fefe.de). HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Security  Safety  Germany  Expert  blog  Politics  decentralization  Policy  government  Technology 
march 2018 by eocas
Economic Space Agency (ECSA)
About:
"Next generation DAO creation machine by providing fully-fledged protocols creation tool and governance design platform.

Two solutions:

1. GRAVITY - Distributed Smart Contracts Protocol
Distributed verifiable computational fabric bringing together blockchain and object capabilities
From logically centralized blockchains to entirely distributed smart contracts protocols
From only public contracts to secure, replicable, fully traceable and unforgeable public and private contracts

2. SPACE - Launchpad for Economic Spaces
Providing the most flexible tools to power socially networked production
Rapid creation and deployment of your own programmable economic space
New ways of creating, sharing and harvesting value through collaboration"

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  blockchain  Legal  Policy  Economy  decentralization  Framework  Collaboration  Collective 
january 2018 by eocas
The Coalition
About:
"... Gathered around the idea that the current education system is inadequate for achieving a sustainable and peaceful world
[...]
The projects we work on are learner-centered education advocacy, decentralized accreditation systems, language learning for cultural understanding and empathy, research in adaptive and personalized learning, and learner-centered migrant school curriculum design.
[...]
Creating the conditions for an educated and informed population is a collective effort with many actors coming together using their unique strengths and perspectives. As designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers and teachers we contribute with different ideas and solutions."

Edu-tech company co-founded by Beijing-based Swede Jonathan Nylander.

HAG
Lifesnippets  Sweden  China  Education  Policy  decentralization  Social  SocialEntrepreneur  agency  Consultancy  Tech  Technology 
january 2018 by eocas
Agile Learning Centers
About:
"Agile Learning Centers are an expanding network of micro-schools leveraging agile tools to support self-directed education."

Their http://starterkit.agilelearningcenters.org includes:

Organization & Admin

Building a Founding Team
Gathering Advisors, Partners, Supporters and Participants
Running your Planning Meetings & Governance
Becoming a Legal Entity
Compliance with State Requirements
Financial Planning
Location, Location, Location!
Enrolling Students
Financial Management & Administration
Employment: Hiring, Contracting & Firing People
Volunteers

Communication & Promotion

Tips for Getting the Conversation Started
ALC Educational Model – An Agile Tree
School Name, Brand & Message
Establishing Communications Infrastructure
Infrastructure for Local Community
Infrastructure for Online Community
Marketing Campaigns & Outreach
Upgrading your Communications / Messaging 2.0

Facilitation & Daily Operation

Operational Framework
Basic Roles and Responsibilities of Groups and Individuals
Being an Agile Learning Facilitator (ALF)
A Week In Facilitation: An ALFing Narrative

There exists an Agile Learning Center in Shunyi / Beijing, through facilitator jonathan@creaticalab.com.

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Education  Tutorial  Organization  Guideline 
december 2017 by eocas
The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid
Excerpts:
"When a company makes a decision that is destructive to the environment, for instance, it is not because there are bad or unintelligent people in charge: Directors typically have a fiduciary responsibility that makes the bottom line their only priority. They serve a function, and if they don’t, others can take their place. If something goes wrong — which is to say, if something endangers profit making — they can serve as convenient scapegoats, but any stupid or dangerous decisions they make result from being personifications of capital.
[...]
The intelligence of the brightest people around is no match for the rampant stupidity of capitalism.
[...]
But the burden of justification should not fall on the shoulders of those putting forward an alternative. For anyone who has really thought about the climate crisis, it is capitalism, and not its transcendence, that is in need of justification. And don’t be surprised, or fooled, when its defenders point to the tireless work of intelligent people."

HAG
Agrachina  Lifesnippets  climatechange  Politics  Economy  Environment  environmentalism  System  Analysis 
december 2017 by eocas
Paul M Furley
Inspiring talented, kind-spirited fellow citizen / engineer / developer / mentor.

About:
"I'm trying to build things to improve the world.

I care about human rights, internet freedom, equality.

I ❤ linux, python, crypto & security :)

- - -

I’m a pragmatic Engineer with great people skills - I'm good at balancing technical decisions against user needs and working with non-technical people.

I get excited about Open Source, Linux, Python, Automating everything(!), Raspberry Pi, privacy, cryptography, Tor, machine learning, internet of things, renewable energy, open government, democracy, transparency... and lots more!"

Useful tutorials:
- Expirybot emails PGP users before their key expires
- Taking Back My Data, Part 1: Move from Dropbox to Nextcloud
- Hardening my Development Machine
- The Difference Between GPG, GnuPG, PGP and OpenPGP

HAG
Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Lifestyle  Python  interview  Politics  democracy  Transparency  IoT  Expert  machine-learning  Automation  Linux  Tutorial  opensource 
october 2017 by eocas
Spiral Dynamics – A Way of Understanding Human Nature
Intro (http://www.spiraldynamics.ua/Graves/colors.htm):
"The Spiral Dynamics model is derived from the original thinking of Dr. Clare W. Graves. He saw human nature emerges along a developmental path from one equilibrium state to the next. These can be viewed as stages wherein each layer adds new elements to all that came before; in turn, each stands in preparation for a next phase which may or may not come. Every "level of human existence" offers a particular viewing point for the real world as defined by its unique set of perceptual filters. These diverse reality views lead to very different decision-making approaches, organizing principles for business, economic and governance models, and ideas of what appropriate, effective living means."

Overview:
"Graves identified what people seek out in life at each level of psychological existence as follows:

Level 1 BEIGE (A-N) existential: survival, biogenic needs satisfaction, reproduction, satisfy instinctive urges

Level 2 PURPLE (B-O) animistic: placate spirit realm; honour ancestors; protection from harm; family bonds

Level 3 RED (C-P) egocentric: power/action, asserting self to dominate others, control, sensory pleasure

Level 4 BLUE (D-Q) absolutistic: stability/order, obedience to earn reward later, meaning, purpose, certainty

Level 5 ORANGE (E-R) multiplistic: opportunity/success, competing to achieve results, influence, autonomy

Level 6 GREEN (F-S) relativistic: harmony/love, joining together for mutual growth, awareness, belonging

Level 7 YELLOW (G-T) systemic: independence/self-worth, fitting a living system, knowing, good questions

Level 8 TURQUOISE (H-U) still developing global community/life force; survival of life on a fragile Earth; consciousness"

A future generation of researchers of Grave's theory have applied it to become the core of their consulting business called NVC Consulting (http://spiraldynamics.org).

Grave's model differentiates with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Myers-Briggs model.

HAG
Lifesnippets  Psychology  Analysis  Social_Networks  Sociology  Research  Thesis  Communication  community  Ecosystem  Humanitarian  Consultancy  Consulting 
october 2017 by eocas
I’m a Marxist-Feminist Slut—How Do I Find an Open Relationship?
Excerpt:
"Monogamy feels antithetical to the type of feminism and anticapitalism I subscribe to. I am repulsed by the idea of being a man’s property. Also, monogamy—like capitalism—requires us to believe in a false scarcity: that we have to struggle for every little bit and that everything we gain comes at someone else’s expense. The kind of liberatory future I’d like to see is one of abundance and generosity and sharing. One of the few places we can experiment with that now is in our love lives."

HAG

Lifesnippets  Lifestyle  Philosophy  Relationship_Management  Ethics 
september 2017 by eocas
How America Lost Its Mind (When did America become untethered from reality?)
Kicker:
"The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history."

Essay by Kurt Andersen. Chapters:
- The 1960s and the Beginning of the End of Reason
- Conspiracy and Paranoia in the 1970s
- The 1980s and the Smog of Subjectivity
- How the Right Became More Unhinged Than the Left
- The Triumph of the Fantasy-Industrial Complex
- The Rise of Donald Trump

Excerpts:
"The short answer is because we’re Americans—because being American means we can believe anything we want; that our beliefs are equal or superior to anyone else’s, experts be damned. Once people commit to that approach, the world turns inside out, and no cause-and-effect connection is fixed. The credible becomes incredible and the incredible credible.
[...]
The party is the American coalition of white Christians, papering over doctrinal and class differences—and now led, weirdly, by one of the least religious presidents ever. If more and more of a political party’s members hold more and more extreme and extravagantly supernatural beliefs, doesn’t it make sense that the party will be more and more open to make-believe in its politics?
[...]
Republicans are very selective, cherry-picking libertarians: Let business do whatever it wants and don’t spoil poor people with government handouts; let individuals have gun arsenals but not abortions or recreational drugs or marriage with whomever they wish; and don’t mention Ayn Rand’s atheism.
[...]
Trump waited to run for president until he sensed that a critical mass of Americans had decided politics were all a show and a sham. If the whole thing is rigged, Trump’s brilliance was calling that out in the most impolitic ways possible, deriding his straight-arrow competitors as fakers and losers and liars—because that bullshit-calling was uniquely candid and authentic in the age of fake.

Trump took a key piece of cynical wisdom about show business—the most important thing is sincerity, and once you can fake that, you’ve got it made—to a new level: His actual thuggish sincerity is the opposite of the old-fashioned, goody-goody sanctimony that people hate in politicians."

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import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
june 2017 by eocas
Cicada: A Distributed Direct Dem0cracy and Decentralized Application Platform
Abstract of Whitepaper (2016-10.13.GA.1.pdf):
"This paper outlines a revolutionary, open source, decentralized application platform (DAPP) along with its first major application, a distributed direct democracy (DDD). To create something scalable enough to run an entire nation with no representatives, we created two cutting edge technologies to serve as the foundation of the platform:

1] A decentralized, privacy guaranteeing Human Unique Identifier (HUID) unique to every person on the planet that returns control of personally identifying information (PII) back to individuals, allowing for revocable role based access control to that data.

2] A new Distributed Proof of Work (DPoW) backed blockchain that is immune to centralization because of a unified client/miner with only one miner allowed per person, linked anonymously to a HUID. Miners are randomly drafted into built-in pools, meaning everyone contributes yet nobody dominates. The system provides a workable UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME (UBI), i.e., it pays users to participate, since everyone is drafted to secure the network. It is incredibly energy efficient because it does not mine all the time and it is also storage efficient because it uses a Distributed Hash Table (DHT) of historical blockchain transactions, allowing it to fit and run on a cell phone."

By Daniel Jeffries of DecStack.

HAG
import_simplenote  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Blockchain 
june 2017 by eocas
Fermat Project - Open and decentralized community of people with a vision for building a better world
About:
"Fermat’s vision is to use technology to shift the balance of power from the current central players to a decentralized, horizontal, nonhierarchical global community of people
[...]
To realize the vision Fermat is rethinking the way people uses the Internet.

What we know as the World Wide Web (WWW) has become an ideal hub for dominant players to concentrate power at the expense of users.

What we find in the WWW is decided by a few corporations, namely Google and a few others. Facebook and a few more tech giants decide how we interact with other people; they own all our data, trade with it, track everything we do and keep a record of everything we say for their own benefit.

Governments intercept all Internet traffic and pry on everyone’s lives, with a terrible track record in terms of how they use (and protect) that information.

Giants like Amazon, Airbnb or Uber centralize commerce and online services putting a huge barrier of entry to small businesses and take a huge chunk of their profits in exchange for letting them in.

In order to combat centralization, Fermat created the Internet of People and bootstrapped the IoP Community —a decentralized organization running the infrastructure.

The Internet of People is a space within the Internet created with open-source technology, run by an open community of people through peer-to-peer networks.

It has an open social graph to find people, so that people don’t need to give away their personal info to tech corporations.

It uses direct and encrypted device-to-device communication without going through private servers to avoid prying eyes and data mining.

It offers an infrastructure for businesses to contact people without intermediaries, lowering the barriers of entry and allowing advertising money to go to the people that consume it instead of middlemen.

The Fermat Project is driven by a set of core values and objectives: increasing people’s freedom, respecting people’s privacy, decentralizing power, enabling personal data ownership, respecting diversity and fomenting collaboration instead of competition."

HAG
import_simplenote  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud 
june 2017 by eocas
DecStack - The Center of the Decentralized World
About:
"We know we’re not the only ones out there working on awesome decentralized applications and frictionless cryptos. There are a number of fantastic projects, all at various stages, focusing on different aspects of the problem from different angles.There’s Maidsafe, Matrix plus Riot, Tezos, QTUM, Block.One, Golem, Syscoin, Blockstack, Consensys, DAOStack, DigiByte, Coinomi, Jaxx, Exodus, Electrum, IPFS, Synereo, Signal, NEM, Backfeed, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and many, many more.
[...]
Why are we all working on this in silos?
[...]
That’s why we’re setting up a crypto consortium, DecStack, short for Decentralized Stack, an umbrella organization to unite the best minds in the crypto universe.
[...]
free Mattermost server as a virtual co-working space for decentralized projects.
[...]
That’s where you can network and find other like minds for your projects or collaborate with sister projects."

HAG
import_simplenote  Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Blockchain 
june 2017 by eocas
Voltaire Network
About:
"Founded by French intellectual Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network International is a web of non-aligned press groups dedicated to the analysis of international relations.

Originating from diversified political, social and cultural backgrounds, the members of Voltaire Network collectively adhere to the principles of the 1955 Bandung Conference:

1. Respect for fundamental human rights and for the purposes and principles of the charter of the United Nations
2. Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations
3. Recognition of the equality of all races and of the equality of all nations large and small
4. Abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country
5. Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself, singly or collectively, in conformity with the the United Nations Charter
6. (a) Abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve any particular interests of the big powers
(b) Abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries
7. Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country
8. Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties own choice, in conformity with the United Nations Charter
9. Promotion of mutual interests and cooperation
10. Respect for justice and international obligations.

Voltaire Network does not aim to promote a particular ideology or a world vision, but to hone the critical thinking of its readers. It places reflection before belief and arguments before convictions."

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may 2017 by eocas
Democracy at Work (d@w)
About:
"Democracy at Work is a non-profit 501(c)3 that advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system."

They publish RSS blogroll 'Economic Update'.

Founded by Richard D. Wolff, author of "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism".

HAG
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may 2017 by eocas
Labour manifesto 2017: the key points, pledges and analysis
General election manifesto by UK's centrist-left-wing party Labour which helped them to (almost) beat Theresa May's Tories (Conservates). A 128-page document for the election, including tax plans and a pledge to renationalise key infrastructure.

Summary:
"There are specifics on the party’s tax plans, a pledge to renationalise the water industry, a promise of 30 hours’ free childcare, a new section on security and counter-terrorism, and tougher language on defence.

A separate short document balancing fresh spending commitments with tax-raising pledges is significant in not including the costs of the big pledges to renationalise the railways, Royal Mail, the energy companies or the water industry. Instead, a short note on a new £250bn “national transformation fund” implies that these costs will be funded through capital borrowing."

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may 2017 by eocas
I have fallen in love with American names
Short essay from Philipp Roth about American identity, recommendation by Jacob Dreyer.

Excerpts:
"divested of its grandiosity and to unravel into the individual threads of American reality the wartime tapestry that paid moving homage to the country’s idealized self-image.

Fascination with the country’s uniqueness was especially strong in the years after the Second World War, when, as a high-school student, I began to turn to the open stacks of the Newark Public Library to enlarge my sense of where I lived. Despite the tension, even the ferocity, of antagonisms of class, race, region, and religion that underlay the national life, despite the conflict between labor and capital that accompanied industrial development—the battle over wages and hours that was ongoing and at times violent, even during the war—America from 1941 to 1945 had been unified in purpose as never before.
[...]
one is not always in raptures over this country and its prowess at nurturing, in its own distinctive manner, unsurpassable callousness, matchless greed, small-minded sectarianism, and a gruesome infatuation with firearms."

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april 2017 by eocas
Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? What the experiences of nonmonogamous couples can tell us about jealousy, love, desire and trust.
Excerpt: "Open marriages, I started to think, are not just for people who were more interested in sex, but also for people who were more interested in people, more willing to tolerate the inevitable unpacking conversations, the gentle making of amends, the late-night breakdowns and emotional work of recommitting to and delighting each other."

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import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
march 2017 by eocas
The dotCommunist Manifesto - Eben Moglen
Intro:
"A Spectre is haunting multinational capitalism--the spectre of free information. All the powers of ``globalism'' have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcize this spectre: Microsoft and Disney, the World Trade Organization, the United States Congress and the European Commission.

Where are the advocates of freedom in the new digital society who have not been decried as pirates, anarchists, communists? Have we not seen that many of those hurling the epithets were merely thieves in power, whose talk of ``intellectual property'' was nothing more than an attempt to retain unjustifiable privileges in a society irrevocably changing? But it is acknowledged by all the Powers of Globalism that the movement for freedom is itself a Power, and it is high time that we should publish our views in the face of the whole world, to meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Free Information with a Manifesto of our own."

NYT tagline about dot-communist manifest in their counterculture section:
"Sure, Marxism flopped in the real world. But cyberspace is finally poised to deliver on its promise to revive the collective spirit."

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february 2017 by eocas
Autos in den Städten sind so was von gestern
The article argues that having and riding is a pain for everyone and not using resources efficiently compared with bicycle, public transportation or carsharing.

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february 2017 by eocas
Global Citizen
About:
"We are a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges.On our platform you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change."

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february 2017 by eocas
Trump's poor and rural supporters line up to take their economic beating - People on Medicaid-supplied wheelchairs, demanding radical cuts to government
Slightly sarcastic editorial / opinion column about U.S. rural population who is preaching & voting for austerity while depending on government-funded services and institutions.

Excerpt:
"But America's conservative establishment, particularly in rural and poor states, has done a superb job of convincing the people who most need government's help that asking for it is shameful — it's socialism and it's evil — and that they should effectively vote against their own economic self-interest.
[...]
Eventually, these national myths cross over into outright delusion; large segments of the populace, people who are dependent on all manner of government programs, come to believe they are not, and freely vote for wealthy politicians who make no secret of their intention to defund or dismantle those programs in the name of Americanism, and Jesus Christ our Lord (see: Planned Parenthood).
[...]
In states such as Oklahoma and Arkansas and Louisiana, where working-class people overwhelmingly bought the idea that a Manhattan billionaire would champion them, those people are now slowly, groggily realizing that he surrounded himself with other billionaires, and is intent on cutting all sorts of government programs they like to pretend they don't depend on, but do.
[...]
They hate Obamacare. But many of them have come to depend on the Affordable Care Act, and would rather it not be changed (The ACA is Obamacare, of course, but in the cognitive dissonance of Trump Nation, that's beside the point).
[...]
And the desire of working class conservative Americans to teach the damned liberals a lesson will collide with their grocery list and ability to pay the mortgage or rent, while Trump's planned tax cuts make America's affluent even more affluent."

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february 2017 by eocas
Es war überfällig, die Widersprüche einer ideologisierten Weltoffenheit zu thematisieren
Article which questions the ideology of "One World" and sees a shift to a multipolar world order.

Analysis:
"Der Westen hat durch neoliberale Globalisierung, durch neokonservativen Interventionismus und durch idealistischen Universalismus zur heutigen Weltunordnung erheblich beigetragen. Gemeinsam haben sie den Westen zunächst nach aussen und innen überdehnt, andere Kulturen und viele ihrer eigenen Bürger überfordert.
[...]
Barack Obamas Versuche, das interkulturelle und multilaterale Narrativ mit dem liberalen Universalismus des Westens zu verbinden, wären die Quadratur des Kreises gewesen.
[...]
mittlere Wege zwischen Universalismus und Partikularismus, Internationalismus und Nationalismus, Offenheit und Selbstbehauptung, Entgrenzung und Abgrenzung. Die Suche nach ihnen wird ähnlich aufwendig sein, wie es die nach Mittelwegen zwischen Kapital und Arbeit in der sozialen Marktwirtschaft war.
[...]
Es war überfällig, Widersprüche und Nebenfolgen einer ideologisierten Weltoffenheit zu thematisieren. Damit dies nicht in Gegenextremen endet, brauchen wir offene Diskurse, die in einer Strategie zur Selbstbegrenzung und Selbstbehauptung münden sollten."

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january 2017 by eocas
Why China Lacks Creativity
Excerpts:
"what makes an economy “creative” is not its culture or the amount of government support innovation receives, but rather a nebulous set of social, legal, financial and cultural institutions that reward one kind of behavior more than another.
[...]
The complex and nebulous set of institutions that might foster creativity in China is unlikely to have the same structure that it does in the U.S., and is even more unlikely to be susceptible to policy management."

Conclusion:
"Beijing is focusing on the wrong problems."

By Josh Feola and Michael Pettis.

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december 2016 by eocas
Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days
Takeout:
"So, ask not what your Twitter followers can do for you. Ask what you can do for your Twitter followers."

Reason:
"Social media can be great for marketing. But it's much more valuable as a learning tool: Feedback--whether it comes from customers, colleagues, or critics--can give you much needed perspective and motivation."

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december 2016 by eocas
The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever
Intro:
"As the nation teetered on the brink of war in the 1930s, two Western-educated thinkers (Lin Huiyin and Liang Sicheng)struck out for the hinterlands to save their country's riches."

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december 2016 by eocas
D-CENT tools
About:
"D-CENT is a Europe-wide project bringing together citizen-led organisations that have transformed democracy in the past years, and helping them in developing the next generation of open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment."

A federated architecture to choose and combine the tools you need for your democratic process:

- Collaborative policy making; Propose ideas and collaborate on policy drafting
- Citizens notifications
- Blockchain Reward scheme; Complementary currency toolkit
- Citizen priorities and budgeting
- Barcelona collective deliberation
- Electronic Voting
- Secure notifications engine
- Common open authentication
- Open authentication and identity management; One log-in for using D-CENT tools and applications

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Blockchain 
december 2016 by eocas
Die Sache mit dem Chef
Intro:
"Die Brüder Freitag wollen ihr erfolgreiches Unternehmen umkrempeln. Vor allem wollen sie nicht mehr die Vorgesetzten sein. Das ist schwieriger, als sie dachten."

Excerpt:
"Die fiktive Trainingsverantwortliche meldet Bedenken an: «Zu aggressives Werben wird uns einen Imageschaden bescheren.» Der Einwand wird nach Schema geprüft. Erstens: Schadet der Vorschlag der Firma? Zweitens: Entsteht durch ihn eine neue Spannung? Drittens: Basiert der Einwand auf Fakten? Viertens: Wird derjenige, der den Einwand macht, in seiner Rolle eingeschränkt? Sämtliche Punkte müssen erfüllt sein, damit der Einwand gilt. Das sind sie. Die Firma wird auch künftig zurückhaltend werben. Die Trainingsverantwortliche strahlt.

Es ist derzeit viel von Spannungen die Rede im Freitag-Hauptquartier. Von Spannungen, Empowerment und Depowerment, Rollen und Kreisen. Die 160 Mitarbeiter lernen eine Sprache, das Vokabular der schönen, neuen Arbeitswelt. So sehen das die Verfechter der Managementphilosophie, die den Freitag-Mitarbeitern beigebracht wird. Sie hat einen sperrigen Namen: Holacracy."

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november 2016 by eocas
Ich habe nur gezeigt, dass es die Bombe gibt
Kicker:
"Der Psychologe Michal Kosinski hat eine Methode entwickelt, um Menschen anhand ihres Verhaltens auf Facebook minutiös zu analysieren. Und verhalf so Donald Trump mit zum Sieg."

Keyword:
Personality targeting on social media.

As an example of the gravity of those tactics:
In the final phase the local Trump supporters country-wide got an app which showed them when standing in front of a house with which argument (guns, race, etc) they get the highest chance to get the foot into the door. Hillary camp had none of this.

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud 
november 2016 by eocas
openDemocracy
About:
"openDemocracy is an independent global media platform publishing up to 60 articles a week and attracting over 8 million visits per year.

Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, openDemocracy seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. With human rights as our central guiding focus, we ask tough questions about freedom, justice and democracy.

We give those fighting for their rights the agency to make their case and to inspire action."

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
november 2016 by eocas
Who is Chinese? - The upper Han - The world’s rising superpower has a particular vision of ethnicity and nationhood that has implications at home and abroad
Excerpts from final paragraphs:

"A closed China wilfully narrows its access to the global pool of professional talent. The government grants surprisingly few work visas. Foreigners made up 0.05% of the population in 2010.
[... ]
A “green card” scheme was launched over a decade ago to attract overseas talent but only around 8,000 people qualified for one before 2013, the latest date for which figures exist. Many of these were former citizens with overseas passports.
[...]
At the same time its own citizens are heading overseas. Many have returned to China to work and are a driving force of innovation and high-tech development. Far more do not come back: of the 4m Chinese who have left to study abroad since 1978, half have not returned.
[...]
Thousands of Chinese renounce their citizenship every year, but because it is so difficult for foreigners to become Chinese, no counterbalancing group opts in.
[...]
China’s Han-centred worldview is not just a historical curiosity. It is a decisive force in the way it wields its growing power in the world—a state that respects neither equality nor civil liberties at home and may ignore them abroad too. In economic terms, China will cut itself off from an important source of economic growth, waste resources in discriminating against ethnic minorities and fail to use its human talent to better effect. Exacerbating ethnic tensions may spur the separatism it fears. And by sorting citizens abroad by their ethnic identity rather than their national one—whether by claiming to defend “its own” or punish them for disloyalty—China risks clashing with other countries. Over the past century, China’s founding myth has been a source of strength. But as it looks forwards, China risks being borne back ceaselessly into its own past."

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
october 2016 by eocas
We have 100 days to stop Donald Trump from systemically corrupting our institutions - The transition period is our last best chance to save the republic
Excerpts:
"We are used to [venal = bestechlich] corruption in which the rich buy political favor. What we need to learn to fear is [systemic] corruption in which political favor becomes the primary driver of economic success.
[...]
Trump’s lack of grounding in ideological principles or party networks will create a systemically corrupt government. Such governments are rent creating, not rent seeking, governments that operate by limiting access to markets and resources in order to create rents that bind the interests of the ruling coalition together.
[...]
Those who support the regime will receive favorable treatment from regulators, and those who oppose it will not. Because businesses do business with each other, the network becomes self-reinforcing. Regime-friendly banks receive a light regulatory touch while their rivals are crushed. In exchange, they offer friendly lending terms to regime-friendly businesses while choking capital to rivals. Such a system, once in place, is extremely difficult to dislodge precisely because, unlike a fascist or communist regime, it is glued together by no ideology beyond basic human greed, insecurity, and love of family."

Conclusion:
"Senators from both parties who know in their hearts that we are living through a dangerous moment need to avoid falling prey to wishful thinking. Because Trump is a vengeful and irrational man, picking a fight with him over an SEC commissioner or an assistant attorney general feels unpleasant, and many would simply rather duck the issue. But that vengeful and irrational nature is precisely why the fights must be picked and must be picked now."

HAG
Lifesnippets  import_simplenote 
october 2016 by eocas
Warum soll man überhaupt gegen die Eliten kämpfen? (Why shall we fight against the elites?)
Excerpt:
"Das Doppelspiel mit dem Begriff der «Elite» funktioniert so: Die «kulturelle» Elite ist schlecht, die ökonomische Elite dagegen sorgt für den Wohlstand des einfachen Volks. Und darum soll diese Elite auch nicht durch höhere Steuern bestraft, sondern mit weniger Steuern belohnt werden. Diese Rhetorik funktioniert, weil das Verhältnis der Leute zur Kultur oft ambivalent ist: Man identifiziert sich mit ihr, wenn es zum Beispiel um die Abwehr der kulturlosen Einwanderer geht; aber man empfindet sie gleichzeitig als Zumutung, die einem von einer angeblich «selbst ernannten Elite» auferlegt wird.
[...]
Linke und Liberale sind sicher gut ­beraten, ihre Abneigung gegen den ungehobelten «white trash» für genauso politisch inkorrekt und inakzeptabel zu halten wie rassistische Äusserungen. Es besteht aber kein Anlass, nun ins vermeintlich anti-elitäre Geheul der Eliten einzustimmen, die ihre ökonomische Macht keineswegs einzusetzen gedenken für die Interessen der Arbeitslosen, Niedriglohnarbeiter, Einwanderer, Menschen ohne Krankenversicherung und so weiter."

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
october 2016 by eocas
How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind
Elaborates that the divide is mostly because "country folk are programmed to hate the prissy elites. That brings us to Trump." and states these six reasons:

6 It's Not About Red And Blue States -- It's About The Country Vs. The City

5 City People Are From A Different Goddamned Planet

4 Trends Always Start In The Cities -- And Not All Of Them Are Good

3 The Rural Areas Have Been Beaten To Shit

2 Everyone Lashes Out When They Don't Have A Voice

1 Assholes Are Heroes

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
october 2016 by eocas
The Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy
Article by David Frum writes that the American republic was long safeguarded by settled norms, which now are shattered by the rise of Donald Trump.

7 Guardrails of Democracy, sets of expectations regarding:
1. How a candidate for president of the United States should speak and act.
2. Some measure of trustworthiness in politicians.
3. A potential president should possess deep—or at least adequate—knowledge of public affairs.
4. Ideology. ("Hardline conservatives would surely reject a candidate who barely understood what a principle was!")
5. Primacy of national security concerns.
6. Tolerance and non-discrimination for Americans of all faiths, creeds, and origins also once functioned as a guardrail against destructive politics.
7. Loyalty to the nation as a whole. (“Americanism = Low partisanship”)

HAG
import_simplenote  Lifesnippets 
september 2016 by eocas
The Obama Doctrine
Essay by Noam Chomsky in which he ponders influences of the alleged Obama Doctrine, such as isolationism an exceptionalism and concludes that they uncritically feed the path of “abuses of reality.”

An example of the sentiment of isolationism: "we can no longer afford to carry out the noble mission of racing to put out the fires lit by others"

An example for exceptionalism, using a quote by Obama in his his Sept. 10, 2013 address to the nation: “What makes America different, what makes us exceptional, is that we are dedicated to act, with humility, but with resolve, when we detect violations somewhere."

“For nearly seven decades the United States has been the anchor of global security,” a role that “has meant more than forging international agreements; it has meant enforcing them. For nearly seven decades the United States has been the anchor of global security, a role that has meant more than forging international agreements; it has meant enforcing them.”

Chomsky quotes Hans Morgenthau, the founder of the now dominant no-sentimentality 'realist' school of international relations who sees considerable common ground between the two positions. Morgenthau describes America as unique among all powers past and present in that it has a “transcendent purpose” that it “must defend and promote” throughout the world: “the establishment of equality in freedom.”

To which Chomsky follows up:
"At the fringes, some observers reject the shared assumptions, bringing up the historical record: for example, the fact that “for nearly seven decades” the United States has led the world in aggression and subversion — overthrowing elected governments and imposing vicious dictatorships, supporting horrendous crimes, undermining international agreements and leaving trails of blood, destruction and misery."

To which Morgenthau answered that America has consistently violated its “transcendent purpose.”

But to bring up this objection, he explains, is to commit “the error of atheism, which denies the validity of religion on similar groun
Politics  Philosophy  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
august 2016 by eocas
On Our Inevitable Disappointment With Bernie Sanders
Opinion editorial by Matt Osborne (aka https://twitter.com/OsborneInk) who is considered a leftist. In this article he tries to demystify Bernie Sanders by lining up interesting facts spanning decades. His attempt maybe is motivated by the desire to avoid a disproportional cooling down of sympathies the way Obama faced it after being elected.

He introduces by saying "What follows are ten points where my pessimism deepens most with the audacious hopes of a rising generation:"

1. His rhetorical range is narrow — and so is his appeal

2. Rhetoric aside, Bernie Sanders is just another politician

3. His potential path to the nomination also remains very narrow

4. Sanders needs the Democratic Party more than it needs him

5. The right wing Wurlitzer has yet to put Sanders on blast

6. President Sanders will not deliver peace in our time

7. President Sanders will not deconstruct the military-industrial complex

8. Bernie Sanders isn’t wearing coattails

9. ‘Changing the conversation’ does not actually change the laws

10. If this ‘revolution’ fails, we are totally screwed

Especially interesting is also the comment section and how other left-oriented voices compare Bernie with Hillary Clinton.

HAG
Politics  Psychology  Media  USA  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
august 2016 by eocas
The Legacy of the Obama Administration: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
Excerpt of Noam Chomsky's conclusion of his assessment of Obama's (administration) two terms:

"In General: Much smooth rhetoric, some positive steps, some regression, overall not a very impressive record. That seems to me a fair assessment, even putting aside the quite extraordinary stance of the Republican party, which made it clear right after Obama's election that they were, substantially, a one-issue party: prevent the president from doing anything, no matter what happens to the country and the world."

HAG
Politics  Philosophy  Energy  Environment  USA  Media  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
august 2016 by eocas
Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world
Excerpts:
“Industrial furniture, stripped floors and Edison bulbs: why must we aspire to such bland monotony?
[…]
Though they’re not part of a chain and don’t have their interior design directed by a single corporate overlord, these coffee shops have a way of mimicking the same tired style, a hipster reduction obsessed with a superficial sense of history and the remnants of industrial machinery that once occupied the neighbourhoods they take over. And it’s not just London and Manchester – this style is spreading across the world.
[…]
As algorithms shape which content we consume on our feeds, we all learn to desire the same things, which often happens to involve austere interiors, reclaimed wood, and Edison bulbs, like a metastasised real-life version of Kinfolk magazine or Monocle.
[…]
Airbnb hosts as well as the company’s own architects told me that a certain sameness is spreading, as users come to demand convenience and frictionlessness in lieu of meaningful engagement with a different place.


HAG
design  Trends  style  styleconsulting  news  Aesthetics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
The Oppressive Gospel of ‘Minimalism’
Excerpts:
"as an outgrowth of a peculiarly American (that is to say, paradoxical and self-defeating) brand of Puritanical asceticism, this new minimalist lifestyle always seems to end in enabling new modes of consumption, a veritable excess of less. It’s not really minimal at all.
[...]
Whiteness, in a literal sense, is good. Mess, heterogeneity, is bad — the opposite impulse of artistic minimalism.
[...]
But time often proves aesthetic permanence, as well as moral high ground, to be illusory.
[...]
it takes a lot to be minimalist: social capital, a safety net and access to the internet.
[...]
We misinterpret material renunciation, austere aesthetics and blank, emptied spaces as symbols of capitalist absolution, when these trends really just provide us with further ways to serve our impulse to consume more, not less."

Unfortunately the author Kyle Chayka doesn't name alternatives [from sustainability point of view].

HAG
design  Trends  research  news  Aesthetics  style  styleconsulting  interior  international_blogger  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
Full transcript of the Yanis Varoufakis | Noam Chomsky NYPL discussion
About:
"Yanis Varoufakis considers himself a politician by necessity, not by choice. An economist and academic by training, he became Greece’s finance minister amidst the country's financial crisis, creating an image for himself both beloved and reviled. He discusses his complicated role in his new book, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future, and on the LIVE stage alongside renowned academic and theorist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. Among his most recent books are Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind and Who Rules the World?"

Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szIGZVrSAyc (1h43)

HAG
Politics  europe  Philosophy  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
august 2016 by eocas
Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy
Editorial conclusion:
"Mr. Trump had to rely so heavily on testimonials by relatives and employees during this week’s Republican convention. With one exception (Bob Dole), the living Republican presidents and presidential nominees of the past three decades all stayed away. But most current officeholders, even those who declared Mr. Trump to be an unthinkable choice only months ago, have lost the courage to speak out.

The party’s failure of judgment leaves the nation’s future where it belongs, in the hands of voters. Many Americans do not like either candidate this year . We have criticized the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, in the past and will do so again when warranted. But we do not believe that she (or the Libertarian and Green party candidates, for that matter) represents a threat to the Constitution. Mr. Trump is a unique and present danger."

FYI - transcript of conversation between Trump and Washington Post editorial board:
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/21/a-transcript-of-donald-trumps-meeting-with-the-washington-post-editorial-board

HAG
Politics  Media  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
The Plutonomy Is Doing Fine
Excerpts:
"The poor are fundamentally in Africa, India, and Asia-Pacific (mainly Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam), while the wealthy are in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific (i.e. Japan). China has more people in the middle section of the wealth distribution than at the extremes.
[...]
71% of the population holds 3% of the wealth. The top 0.7% of the population holds slightly more than 45% of total wealth.
[...]
The U.S. has added more people at the top, while Japan and Europe have lost a few.
[...]
We estimate that there are 123,800 UHNW (Ultra-High Net Worth) individuals worldwide, defined as those whose net worth exceeds USD 50 million. Of these, 44,900 are worth at least USD 100 million and 4,500 have assets above USD 500 million. So about 4,500 with a net worth above $500 million."

HAG
Politics  statistics  Research  Economy  Ethics  Sustainability  equality  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
The Death of a Liberal Chinese Magazine
Yanhuang Chunqiu (Chinese: 炎黄春秋; pinyin: Yánhuáng Chūnqiū), sometimes translated as China Through the Ages, was a monthly journal in Beijing, China.

Intro:
"A hostile takeover by a state institution forces the closure of the reform-minded Yanhuang Chunqiu."

Wiki on 201607201:
"Long considered influential among liberals and reformists, in July 2016, the entire editorial team resigned following the sacking of long-time publisher Du Daozheng (杜导正) and demotion of chief editor Xu Qingquan, by order of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, amid intensifying pressure from the authorities to soften its editorial stance. The magazine had been founded in 1991 by reform-minded party veterans, including the efforts of General Xiao Ke, and had a circulation of around 200,000."

Another sign how freedom of press and civil liberties get curtailed under Xi Jinping's leadership.

HAG
Media  democracy  civilsociety  legal  Politics  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
NationBuilder
About:
"We envision a world where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to create what they are meant to create. We build the infrastructure for a world of creators by helping leaders develop and organize thriving communities."

Cloud-powered community organizing platform for campaigning & fundraising using CRM & community CMS technologies.

Excerpt features:
- People database with social matching
- Action websites
- Goals dashboard and paths workflow
- Email A/B testing and scheduling
- Text messaging (pricing)
- User submitted events
- Service: Dedicated Community Strategist

Similar:
- www.openpublicapp.com (public sector & open government initiatives, Drupal-based open-source CMS)
- www.citysourced.com (civic engagement)
- www.simplycast.com (marketing automation platform‎)
- www.drupal.org/project/openpublish (news platform)

Example of how Donald Trump uses it for his run for US presidency:
www.nzz.ch/nzzas/nzz-am-sonntag/e-demokratie-wie-das-internet-wahlkaempfe-veraendert-ld.104859

HAG
Community  Policy  Fundraising  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Innovation  NGO_NPO  Social_Media  Social_Networks  Communication  civilsociety  democracy  Politics  Information_Technology  Information_Culture  import_startupinthecloud  import_lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
Die Abenteurer der Modernen Kunst
Documentary series of 6 episodes about the birth of the modernist times in art with focus on Paris / France.

About:
"Die Geburt der Moderne: faszinierende Begegnungen mit Picasso, Matisse, Apollinaire, Dali, Breton, Cocteau, Kiki de Montparnasse, Gertrude Stein, Gide, Malraux …

In einer einzigartigen Mischung aus Archivaufnahmen, Fotos, Bildern und Animationen wird der weite Kosmos des Pariser Kunstlebens über ein halbes Jahrhundert hinweg lebendig. Illustrationen, Spielszenen, Animationen und Originaldokumente bebildern in sechs Folgen die Erfolge und Skandale des künstlerischen Schaffens – von der Entstehung der Moderne bis zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs …

Die Folgen:
1: Die Zeit der Boheme (1900-1906)
2: Picasso und Co (1906-1916)
3: Weltmetropole Paris (1916-1920)
4: Die Strassenkünstler von Montparnasse (1920-1930)
5: Libertad! (1930-1939)
6: Mitternacht in Paris (1939-1945) "

Introduction to figures:
http://sites.arte.tv/dadmk/de

HAG
Movie  Documentary  Art  Germany  France  Switzerland  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
june 2016 by eocas
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