CounterPunch: How US and WTO Screwed India Over Domestic Production of Solar Energy

counterpunch squareHow the US and the WTO Crushed India’s Subsidies for Solar Energy

The subsidies which provoked the ire of the United States are in the form of Domestic Content Requirements (DCRs). These mandate that a set proportion of specified materials used in the NSM must be manufactured in India. . . .  The US attack on India’s energy subsidies represents breathtaking hypocrisy. The US itself provides subsidizes for renewables.

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Sep 1

Jean Lievens: Coworking Goes Global — Mostly Ignored — Meanwhile Africa Makes a Revolution…

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Coworking Visionaries Weigh In on the Future of the Movement

Jacob Sayles: … I am surprised how difficult it is to get the word out that this way of working, this way of living, is here and abundant. I’ve been shouting COWORKING on high for eight years now and people still wander in to Office Nomads completely surprised that this exists. And those are the ones that find us. What about all the others stuck at home thinking their lack of productivity is a self discipline problem?

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Aug 28

Sepp Hasslberger: Backfeed, Blockchain, Distributed Everything

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

The vision is one where we can do, with direct collaboration, much of what corporations and governments do today, and we can do it better.

Backfeed wants to decentralize the Internet and help you earn what you deserve

The blockchain makes the local to global egalitarian economy possible.

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Aug 25

Jean Lievens: Greek Alternative Currencies

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Greeks Flock to Grassroots Alternative Currencies in Affront to Euro Debt Slavery

“Money is sparse right now, but people still have the same skills and knowledge they had before the crisis,” said Mr. Papaioannou, part of a cooperative that founded TEM in the port city of Volos and one of nearly 1,000 registered users of the alternate currency there.

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Aug 17