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Kevin Flanagan on Thu, 8 Jan 2015 02:20:29 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> P2P Foundation launch CommonsTransition.org


Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website Commons
Transition. http://commonstransition.org/

This represents the beginnings of an ambitious project we feel is a
critical contribution in addressing the social, economic and
environmental challenges we all face today.

We greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word.
Below is a short introduction from our announcement and sample messages
to share far and wide.

Many Thanks

>From all at the P2P Foundation

Apologise in advance for cross-posting

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Short Introduction
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Today the P2P Foundation proudly presents The Commons Transition Platform.

Commons Transition ( http://commonstransition.org ) is a database of
practical experiences and policy proposals aimed toward achieving a more
humane and environmentally grounded mode of societal organization.
Basing a civil society on the Commons (including the collaborative
stewardship of our shared resources) would enable a more egalitarian,
just, and environmentally stable society. The proposals presented in our
web platform go beyond rhetoric and are inspired by successful,
self-organized working communities that maintain themselves and their
environments through Commons Based Peer Production, Property and Governance.

The Commons, together with Peer to Peer dynamics, represent a third mode
of societal organization evolving away from the competitive Market State
and obsolete, centrally-planned systems. It is a system based on the
practices and needs of civil society and the environment it inhabits at
the local, regional, national and global levels.

The main three policy documents youâll find in the platform, authored by
Michel Bauwens, John Restakis and George Dafermos, were originally
created for Ecuadorâs groundbreaking FLOK Society Project (
http://commonstransition.org/commons-transition-plans/ ). Commons
Transition, however, features newly revised and updated, non-region
specific versions of these documents. We share them in order to provide
an overview of the many precedents and possibilities pointing toward a
fairer societal order, and to inspire civil society collectives at the
local, regional, national and global levels to adapt them to their
particular contexts.

As a matter of fact, the proposals originally developed for FLOK are
currently being discussed and adapted by the Catalan Integral
Cooperative. There is a stark difference between these projects, the
former being a state-sponsored study and the latter a completely
pre-figurative, stateless initiative. The Commons Transition website
features material related to both and will reflect the ongoing
development of these projects. (
http://commonstransition.org/commons-transition-projects-past-and-future/ )

In parallel with these pilot projects, we also highlight the valuable
work of other transnational, commons-oriented collectives, such as Share
the Worldâs Resources, the Post Growth Institute, and the Sustainable
Economies Law Center. These, among others, are presented in the Related
Projects section of the website (
http://commonstransition.org/related-projects/ ). Other highlights
include an FAQ on Commons Transition(
http://commonstransition.org/frequently-asked-questions/ ), a News and
Articles section with exclusive interviews and regular updates on
Commons Transition activities  (
http://commonstransition.org/news-and-articles/ ) and a Wiki entirely
dedicated to Commons-oriented policy proposals and transition-oriented
projects. ( http://wiki.commonstransition.org/wiki/Main_Page )

To give you a taste of the material contained in this web platform, here
is Michel Bauwensâ and John Restakisâ overview of the Commons Transition
project. This text has been adapted from their introduction to our
Commons Transition Book, which features the newly updated policy in an
easy to read, downloadable format. (
http://commonstransition.org/commons-transition-the-book/ )

To continue to read the full article -

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/introducing-the-commons-transition-web-platform/2015/01/07

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Please Share
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Please share or retweet the following content directly from the Facebook
post and Twitter post, or copy and paste the text from below into your
social media profiles. Feel free to customize the messages to suit your
audiences, and remember to retype in the names of groups that have been
highlighted using the ' {AT} ' symbol.

https://www.facebook.com/P2PFoundation?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/P2P_Foundation

Facebook Content

Towards a Commons-based society

The Commons Transition Platform is a database of practical experiences
and policy proposals aimed towards achieving a more humane and
environmentally grounded mode of societal organization. The Commons,
together with Peer to Peer dynamics, represent a third mode of societal
organization that evolves away from the competitive Market State and
obsolete, centrally-planned systems. It is a system based on the
practices and needs of civil society and the environment it inhabits at
the local, regional, national and global levels.

Find out more at www.commonstransition.org

 {AT} P2P Foundation  {AT} Shareable  {AT} Share The World's Resources  {AT} OuiShare
#postgrowthalliance #CommonsTransition #Commons #P2P

Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -
http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/wp-content/uploads/Commons-Transition-World-meme.jpg

Twitter Content
Practical experiences and proposals for a #Commons Society
http://bit.ly/1ExGSQC  {AT} Commons_Trans  {AT} mbauwens #P2P


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