Cultural Battle or Cognitive Warfare?

  There is nothing new in saying that the region has a particularly intense level of communicational and media confrontation, to a certain extent comparable to levels seen in war contexts. The slogan “territory at peace” proclaimed in 2011 by the representatives of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Union…

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Climate Geopolitics with Brice Lalonde

  Brice Lalonde was the guest of GéoPragma on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. On the agenda: present a geopolitical inventory of the climate issue, at a time when a new IPCC alert highlights the negative acceleration of climate disturbances. Environmental activist and former French Minister for the Environment (1988-1992), Brice Lalonde was also executive coordinator…

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Shared Perspectives for a Digital New Deal

This draft was written using the conceptual mapping of the Digital New Deal essays. The maps are generated by the tool Desmodo/Scrutari and available at desmographies2.desmodo.net/digital (thanks to Vincent Calame from Exemole for the technical support). By François Soulard, coordinator of the Dunia communication platform dunia.earth, member of the Forum for a New World Governance…

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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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