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Showing posts from August, 2016

Procomuns refugee fund talk

This is a slightly extended write up of a lightning talk entitled "Creating a fair market and a fund for refugees" which I gave at procomuns.netin Barcelona, March 2016
When a person arrives in a new place, seen from a P2P perspective of a node, a network  of relationships andconnections to people and concepts so beautifully depicted in the myth of Indra's net. When people move around then, they are a mix of slowly fading and recombining connections to experience, knowledge, and culture, plus their long distance relationships. If not cultivated these connections to the past fade, as new connections or knowledge are gained in the new setting.
I am Ale and I work at FairCoop, where we are working to create an alternative economic system that is more democratic, ecological and... fair!
I arrived in Europe as a child, a refugee of the Pinochet dictatorship, in 1974; we were some of the first to leave Chile and there was no official structure there to welcome …