Yesterday I watched the third episode of “4 Nights at the museum” and I was thinking about what was said about workers owning their means of productions, if I remember correctly. I think it was relating to how Belanciege might work as a firm. (I was having problems with following due to technical reasons, so please correct me if I’m wrong. Maybe I confuse things with something else that I watched or read )
Anyway it reminded me of a book by Bertrand Russell where he discusses Socialism, Anarchy and Syndicalism (Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism, and Syndicalism, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1918.*).
The same day I looked at Collectivize Facebook started by Jonas Staal and Jan Fermon, where they call for co-signatories for a lawsuit that will be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, urging to turn FB into collective property.
Interesting to see how ideas are lying around (Naomi Klein) and how they are still relevant 100 years later.
Finally I had to think of a policy paper by a group within DiEM25, which features ideas about platform cooperatives and data union.** I might confuse thing, but I think something which also was mentioned during the 4NatM.
…In case there’s anything to share about these issues (texts, projects, etc.), or things to further discuss or elaborate on from yesterdays episode, I’d be interested. (As well as in the opportunity to watch the first and second episode, as I wasn’t able to follow it live.)
I think the last chapter, The world as it could be made was a good summary.
**See also this thread.