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From Our Archives: The European Project – Dismantling Social Democracy, Globalising Neoliberalism

Jun 26, 2015 1 Comment by
This 2003 article by Andy Storey identifies and critiques the priorities of the EU - a very useful overview given the current events in Greece and the TAFTA negotiations. He writes that "in many important respects, and to a growing extent, the emperor that is the European social project has no clothes - it is time to point out this nakedness and to begin the task of rebuilding European regionalism. Such a reconstituted regional model could then also become a building block of a more humane and just global order."
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Art of Commoning: the P2P Summer School

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments by

August 25th – 27th, 2015
Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland
www.openeverything.ie

This event, which is organised by the Peer to Peer Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate, builds on the experience of The Art of Commoning, held in autumn 2014 in Montréal and the Open Everything – Collaborative Economy Convergence held in Ireland in September 2014.

The Summer School will be grounded in the actual practice of collaboration and finding synergies. Some theoretical input, both on P2P and Art of Hosting, will also be offered – mostly in short modules. New developments in P2P and commoning will be shared by Michel Bauwens, Silke …

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Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis

Jun 04, 2015 Comments Off on Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis by
In our latest Feasta book, Brian Davey describes how economists preach a 'gospel' which gravely misrepresents the complexity of human psychology, exacerbates inequality and seeks to justify the destruction of communities and environments. Salvation is supposedly in efficiency, competitive markets, specialisation, technology and, above all, growth - but we are now crashing against ecological limits.
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Basic Income Summer Forum: June 13 2015

Jun 04, 2015 Comments Off on Basic Income Summer Forum: June 13 2015 by
The Basic Income Ireland 2015 summer forum will be held from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturday June 13th, with informal discussion afterwards. The location will be the Carmelite Community Center – 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. It's free of charge (donations accepted).
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Exploring the Community Land Trust Model for Ireland: June 10 2015

Jun 04, 2015 Comments Off on Exploring the Community Land Trust Model for Ireland: June 10 2015 by
This day long colloquium, jointly organised by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Urban Forum, will explore the potential for Ireland of the Community Land Trust, an emerging model for sustainable affordable housing provision in the US, Canada and the UK. Register your interest early as places are limited.
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From our archives: People first – justice in a global economy by Stan Thekaekara

May 04, 2015 Comments Off on From our archives: People first – justice in a global economy by Stan Thekaekara by
In the 2002 Feasta lecture Stan Thekaekara describes how land-grabbing has decimated the lives of the Adivasi people in southern India with whom he works. He puts forward an alternative economic system, 'Just Change', which is based on core adivasi values and which challenges many of the assumptions made about human nature in mainstream economics.
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Commons against and beyond capitalism? A Thinkery with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Anne B. Ryan

Apr 30, 2015 Comments Off on Commons against and beyond capitalism? A Thinkery with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Anne B. Ryan by
Feasta trustee Anne Ryan will be one of the presenters at this event on May 28th at UCC, discussing her work on the radical concept of ‘enough’ and her practical experience of Community Supported Farming.
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From our archives: The supply of money in an energy-scarce world

Mar 22, 2015 Comments Off on From our archives: The supply of money in an energy-scarce world
In 2011, Richard Douthwaite wrote in Fleeing Vesuvius that "Money once bought energy. Now energy, or at least an entitlement to it, will actually be money and energy firms may become the new banks." His suggestions for achieving this transition in the fairest way possible have a clear relevance now.
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CapGlobalCarbon: a new global system for addressing climate change

Feb 25, 2015 Comments Off on CapGlobalCarbon: a new global system for addressing climate change
CapGlobalCarbon is a proposal for non-governmental actors to create a new global system as a back-up to the inter-governmental negotiations to make sure the necessary reductions in global carbon emissions are achieved. This idea has been developed by members of Feasta's climate group and we've just launched a website to promote it.
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Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth

Dec 22, 2014 Comments Off on Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth
"A social change, if it is to take place, requires desire, materialized into an alternative political vision, a vision driven by a quest for the enjoyment of life, not by fear of a looming disaster, or a pure survivalist spirit," argues Giorgos Kallis, one of the editors of Degrowth. A Vocabulary for a New Era. We're publishing his detailed and thought-provoking comments as a guest post.
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Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association Public Meeting 2014

Oct 27, 2014 Comments Off on Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association Public Meeting 2014
This meeting will take place on November 1st at 14:00, at the Teacher's Club in Parnell Square, Dublin. Topics covered will include " Sustainable Energy and Potential Adverse Health Effects", "Water fluoridation’s association with asthma", "Electromagnetic Radiation and Smart Meters" and "The Ecosystems Approach to Environmental Problems".
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Presentation on intentional currencies and money as a commons, November 14 2014

Oct 15, 2014 Comments Off on Presentation on intentional currencies and money as a commons, November 14 2014

Feasta’s Graham Barnes has been asked to present and do a panel session at Open Here in Dublin, on November 14th. Open Here is “a 3-day international festival and conference where online practices such as sharing, peer-production and open source meet real world material economies.” More information is available at http://openhere.data.ie/.…

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Degrowth conference in Leipzig

Aug 28, 2014 Comments Off on Degrowth conference in Leipzig
Feasta members Willi Kiefel, Seán Conlan and Brian Davey will be attending next week's degrowth conference, which will focus on concrete steps towards a society beyond the imperative of growth. Willi will be presenting a paper that he prepared with Seán on Feasta co-founder Richard Douthwaite's contribution towards a material degrowth society in Ireland.
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