Blockchain for Solidarity, Autonomy and Direct-DemocracyPromoting Organizations:Brief description (Purpose or mission of your initiative, what it wants to transform, etc.):
Blockchain technology is currently oriented towards promoting Western values of profit maximization and environmental destruction, where the most vulnerable suffer the costs. However the underlying principles of the technology — decentralization, trustlessness and censorship resistance — can be leveraged to promote economic justice and political emancipation through amplifying movements of solidarity, self-organization and direct democracy. This initiative kicks off an effort to create an autonomous blockchian zone composed of hubs of solidarity, direct democracy and self-organization.How promoting group is organized and criteria for considering inclusion of new entities in the group:
This is an open source initiative so all are welcome to give feedback and contribute to building it. Solidarity funds will be allocated based on directly democratic voting methods, for example majority rule or 70% majority threshold, or others - but absolutely no political representatives. The platform itself will be open to social movements to build their own organizations on and the treasury will also be used to support these groups coming onto the platform, for example, to create their own decentralized autonomous organizations.Scope: InternationalEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite URL: https://aorb.info/Type of initiative: Struggle for, Alternative and Innovative practiceMain activity area: Democracy, Free libre & open source software, Self-management, Social justiceWhere is the initiative located?: OnlinePublic actions description and dates for this initiative:
This initiative will begin with the WSF announcement and invitation to participate. It will culminate in the launch of the autonomous blockchain zone, create a treasury for distribution of solidarity funds, and then embark on a campaign of onboarding social movements on the platform to participate. The rough dates for these milestones are below.Public action date n°1: Tue, 05/03/2022 - 04:00Brief description n°1:
Blockchain technology is currently oriented towards promoting Western values of profit maximization and environmental destruction, where the most vulnerable suffer most. However the underlying principles of the technology — decentralization, trustlessness and censorship resistance — could be leveraged to promote movements of solidarity, self-organization and direct democracy. This session explores what is harmful about blockchain technology, what needs to change in order to leverage it for a post-capitalist world, and why it is necessary to do so. We announce an intergalactic effort to create an autonomous blockchain zone and put out an open call to those who want to participate.Place n°1:
Online (details forthcoming)Public action n°2:
Autonomous blockchain: report 1Public action date n°2: Sun, 06/19/2022 - 04:00Place n°2:
Online (details forthcoming)Brief description n°2:
For this action we will report on the the work done since May, as well as our draft programme to provide solidarity funds and our preliminary strategy to onboard social movements. More details to come.
More info coming soon.Public action n°3:
Autonomous blockchain: report 2Public action date n°3: Sun, 07/24/2022 - 04:00Brief description n°3:
This event will announce our intention to launch the autonomous zone and solidarity initiative in early 2023. We willl report the progress made on onboarding social movements and what to expect when the project launches. We will make the next call for participates who want to join.
More info coming soon.Place n°3:
Online (details forthcoming)