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This is a cross-post of a diagram and text we originally did for the P2P Foundation and which they first published on their wiki “http://blog.p2pfoundation.net”. It unexpectedly generated a lot comments. We took theme into account and updated the diagram for their site “http://CommonsTransition.org“, which generated further comments. A lot of discussion also happened on the excellent Facebook group “Friends of the P2P… Continue reading
One year after more than a million people took on the streets of France (and even abroad) to protest against the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the crowd was so thin it was outnumbered by the journalists who came to report. How did we get there?
On Sunday 10 January 2016 the French Government organised a ceremony in… Continue reading
One week after the disastrous local elections in France, the analysis can be summarised in a few points:
– The Left (le Parti Socialiste) only keeps 5 of the 12 “regions” (the equivalents of the States and Territories in Australia). But boasted that a ‘republican resistance’ had enabled to prevent the National Front from winning any… Continue reading
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Lateline – Broadcast: 28/10/2015 – Reporter: Tony Jones
This is really a must watch and read especially after the shootings in Paris (13/11) and Beirut (12/11), and the more than approximative analyses that have been flowing in their aftermath. That interview was conducted as heads were still cool. Tony Jones speaks with the… Continue reading
At a conference hosted in April 2015 by the real wolf of Wall Street Mike Milken (sentenced to ten years in prison for racketeering and securities fraud in 1989, fined $600 million, permanently barred from the securities industry), questioned by Sheryl Sandberg and former US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin (former co chairman of Goldman Sachs who… Continue reading
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The Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently exhibiting a monumental work from Jitish Kallat, “Public Notice 2”. It reproduces a foundational speech from Gandhi pronounced on March 11, 1930 calling for civil disobedience. The text is reproduced in large letters made of bones; embracing the symbolism of the Mahatma’s words, relics… Continue reading
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Whilst the Blaq Swans are busy translating this post in English, you can practice your French and enjoy the original version here
The Australian Magazine The Monthly published in its August 2015 issue an excellent interview of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. With the benefit of hindsight, he comes back on the circumstances of the crisis that took place in June-July, the cynicism of the Troika, the various views within Syriza. Here is the text in full, as well… Continue reading
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It is hard to see clearly what is exactly going on in the current negotiations around the Greek debt, but one thing can be certain is they are definitely more about politics than economics. The reason is that no one is seriously forecasting that the Greek will escape repaying their debts.
The stakes are… Continue reading
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Twitter: 200 million users, 184 billion tweets per year, a market valuation of $33 billion, coveted by Google – no less (2). It has become an indispensable communication channel for public figures. Trend setters and social commentators look after their follower count like a currency. With her whooping 64 million Katy Perry tops… Continue reading
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Ever since the first days of the EU, clandestine migration has stretched the European approach between populism and the desire to uphold progressive values. The desire to prove that continent had left behind the scars of a great war and several smaller ones; that did away with colonialism and has become a beacon for… Continue reading
Ils sont beaux. Dans les rues, les filles et les fils d’Ecosse, partisans du oui, jeunes et vieux, grands-parents, parents et enfants, se rassemblent, rient, parlent, se taisent, agitent le drapeau écossais. Mais toujours le sourire éclaire leurs visages. Il n’y a pas de peur, d’appréhension, pas de tension. Pas de colère non plus. Même… Continue reading
CNN Video and Article on Choking Tragedy
To all those who argued with me as to rather this was a choke hold YOU WERE WRONG !
Oh wait I said that, I am saying it again. To all those who justify this injustice by arguing that he resisted arrest, as if resisting arrest justifies those sent… Continue reading
You can’t control bullets released from a gun.
You can’t ensure rockets won’t misfire
You can’t cease fire.
You can’t keep scared boys from fighting when they believe.
You can’t keep scared boys from shooting the enemy they perceive.
You can’t keep people from trying to meet their most basic needs.
You can’t cease fire.
You can’t ensure the message was received.
You… Continue reading