A Short 2019 Digital Outlook

  The expansion of the Internet and electronic communications, as new global interdependence and infrastructure of industrial economies, is well established. Networks of information exchange, the Internet has also set up a global commons which, like other commons, is involved in a fierce strategic dispute. Russia plans to start its own network in 2021 and…

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Shake off the inertia, broadening perspectives…

Cross-sectoral reflection on the knowledge gained in several meetings/processes held by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata (Argentina) Three meetings supported by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (UNLP, Argentina) since 2015 have provided fruitful conceptual outcomes that could serve to nurture the actions of agricultural actors. These…

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The importance of assimilating rather than merely understanding the digital world

  The fledgling global common of internet connectivity is increasingly embracing other human activities and penetrating strategic cultures. This is how digital resources are conceived and mobilized in any given society project. This strategic perspective, or more simply, the perception that every geocultural or sectoral sphere is formed from the internet, is no small thing.…

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From worker-recovered companies to a Wealth Observatory: a bid to challenge the world economic system

The trajectory of a workers’ struggle that began in the trade union movement and worker-recovered factories in Argentina has led to a new debate about the global economy. Author: François Soulard, November 2016   The threat of climate change, the turbulence of global politics and the dénouement of forty years of expansion of neoliberal socioproductive…

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Brazil and Argentina: Mobility of actions and ideas to tackle austerity and the return of authoritarianism

Let us summarize the red thread connecting various recent occurrences in Argentina and Brazil, occurrences that are only disconnected on the media surface. We are immersed in a significant process of change in the correlation of political forces pushing to reform the architecture of the State and the accumulation of wealth, a State that has…

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Dynamism, Blending and a New Horizon of Free Software in South America

Beyond its umbilical association with the vast global electronic territory, free software has established a solid home base, even an “adopted” homeland, in Latin America. Far from being a chauvinist derivation, this metaphor nevertheless proves to be realistic enough to illustrate the singular fertility that has developed over the last twenty years between the free…

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