Must be that time of the year again. Speaking at Drinking Liberally Dunedin this Thursday 1 July.
An appearance this Tuesday 23 April 7pm at Velvet Underground, Dunedin for the Drinking Liberally series. Facebook version here.
Following up on Kevin Kelly’s Wired piece on digital socialism, Creative Commons guru Lawrence Lessig worries that use of the “S” word will give the open source nerds a bad rap from the foaming, freakily hard right of American politics. Fortunately American history has many examples of socialists who I feel proud to share myContinue reading “Technology and socialism, continued”
Kevin Kelly comes up with his take on techno-socialism. Thought provoking stuff, although some of us still believe in workers of the world uniting regardless of whether we have a Twitter account.
New Zealand’s leading public intellectual of the Left, Chris Trotter, seems to have been genuinely unsettled by the defeat of Labour in 2008. Toys have been thrown, and targets targeted. In an initial attack of post-election spleen Chris railed against those voters who brought in National as ” . . . the men who justContinue reading “Paths are made by walking”
On the theme of things “eco”, George Monbiot sums up recent thoughts rather nicely here. He also manages to pin down the blindingly obvious with this post on Unions and the Labour Party in the UK. Some parallels to be drawn with our free trade pushin’ Government?