Noam Chomsky: Postmodernism is an Instrument of Power

PhilosophyInsights: Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In this interview he talks about postmodernism, how it is an instrument of power and why academics embrace it. Photo by

LaFabrika detodalavida – Revitalising a rural area

From cooperativecity: When the organisation LaFabrika detodalavida set itself to refurbish an abandoned industrial space in Spain’s disadvantaged Extremadura region, they launched a crowdfunding campaign with the help of the Goteo platform. The campaign reached the target of 6.000 euros, of which 2.630 euros were co-financed by the Regional Government of Extremadura through an agreement… Continue reading

A Toolkit for Community Shared Power

This post by Ashley Taylor was originally published on The centralized energy grid of today is moving towards a more decentralized architecture that distributes decision making to the grid edge, both technically and democratically. In the current system, physical power is centralized in power plants where energy is produced far away from where it… Continue reading

Essay of the Day: Libre-Currency for Sustainable Social Change

An article by Sybille Saint Girons and Carole Fabre, presented at the “IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies: Money, Consciousness and Values ​​for Social Change” in Barcelona. The article was originally published at Regles de Jeux. Abstract “Libre-currency proposes a self-issuance, or co-creation of units by the people of the monetary system for… Continue reading

Wikitoki – Sharing non-monetary resources

From Wikitoki is a laboratory of co-creation and collaborative practices in Bilbao. Wikitoki experiments with new models of production and organisation giving an important role to non-monetary kinds of capital, such as time, knowledge, networks or contacts.    

Make Medicines for People Not for Profit

This post was originally published on Universities Allied for Essential Medicines ( Towards an Agreement on Biomedical Research and Development for the Public Benefit: Academia’s Urgent Call to Action As members of the international academic and scientific community, we call upon the member states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to negotiate a much overdue… Continue reading

Homes by people

A public service broadcast by WikiHouseUK on Britain’s housing crisis, offering one key idea for reinventing our housing systems in the 21st century. WikiHouse Foundation is a non-profit registered in the UK, please donate to support us at @WikiHouseUK Supported by Wikihouse Foundation Production by Dynamichrome