Entries from 'PLACES'

Favela Monte Azul

Monte Azul is a non profit organization founded by Ute Crämer and other citizens of São Paulo. Based on the Waldorf method, it is primarily an educational project, which has developed and unfolded its many potentials. A reference for self-management and self-empowerment, Monte Azul can be considered a holistic project in the Brazilian megalopolis.

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Wall St. Performance

Reverend Billiy is a well known american activist and performer, who together with The Stop Shopping Choir, organized a performance in Wall Street to revoke the to be implemented “corporate personhood”, which allows corporations to “fund” political campaigns and what not. Some of the performers are still connected to the legendary Living Theater and continue…

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Pagaki Café // Worker’s Collective

Sevi talks to alterNation about the Pagaki (Pagkaki) Café in Athens. An important video that talks about workers rights, alternative business structures, with a very nice comment on media practices and their efforts to in_corporate genuine independent initiatives into the system. In Pagkaki they just play music licensed through the creative commons platform! Many thanks…

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Lehmhausen Berlin/Brandenburg

David tells us about Lehmhausen, a project of a community outside of Berlin. They have regular meetings and are looking for a location to either start building their houses or renovating existing structures to establish a co-housing complex for 100 to 150 people from a wide range of different backgrounds. Watch the video for more…

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Berliner Energietisch

Berliner Energietisch was born out of the wish of a small group of people of 10 people from 3 different organisations to take back the electricity grid of the city of Berlin into the public hands. The idea was quickly accepted by the population, who took part in their activities and campaigns, and grew into…

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Bushwick Food Coop

Bushwick Food Coop is a member-owned food cooperative, which started out of the necessity of a group of people who wanted to build up a buying club for good quality and affordable food. The members invest their time in the cooperative with labor and meetings where they decide how to proceed in certain matters. When…

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“Health Democracy: Liberating Americans From Medical Insurance” 2012, by Paul Glover

BOOK REVIEW/Jai Jai Noire Sept 17, 2013 “Health Democracy: Liberating Americans From Medical Insurance” 2012, by Paul Glover http://www.healthdemocracy.org/book.html ($17 e-book, $25 paper) Paul Glover’s, “Health Democracy: Liberating Americans from Medical Insurance” is well timed for the type of issues the majority of us face as part of our daily reality, and describes how one grassroots…

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Ideenwerkstatt Freudenberg-Areal // Friedrichshain Berlin

Ideenwerkstatt Freudenberg Areal is an initiative born out of a citizen based association (Travekiez-Ostkreuz), which faced with a mega construction plan from an investor, decided to launch a project for neighbors to get involved, gather and discuss ideas on how the potential of such a huge space, could be optimized and used in favor of…

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