The ZAD: Revenge Against The Commons

By John Jordan, Red Pepper -

From making our own bread to running a pirate radio station, planting herbal medicine gardens to making ‘rebel camembert’, from a rap recording studio to a pasta production workshop, an artisanal [...]

Omnia Sunt Communia: May Day 2017

By Peter Linebaugh, www.counterpunch.org -

By Peter Linebaugh for Counterpunch. The constitution of the U.S.A. began when an assembly of rich white bankers, lawyers, and slave owners gathered behind closed doors in Philadelphia in 1787. [...]

How To Form A Global Counter-Economy

By Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis, www.opendemocracy.net -

By Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis for Open Democracy. We outline a list of six interrelated strategies for post-corporate entrepreneurial coalitions. The aim is to go beyond the classical [...]

Re-Imagining Value: Care Economy, Commons, Cyberspace & Nature

By David Bollier, www.bollier.org -

By David Bollier. What is “value” and how shall we protect it? It’s a simple question for which we don’t have a satisfactory answer. For conventional economists and politicians, the answer is [...]

Newsletter: Privatization vs. The People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The essence of privatization today is to turn a public good into a profit center for Wall Street. US economic policy has created a [...]

Building The Commons As An Antidote To Predatory Capitalism

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Moving Beyond Capitalism. We've reached a tipping point in awareness of the effects of the current global economy that has erupted in a worldwide revolt as [...]

Barcelona’s Struggle To Create The City As A Commons

By David Bollier, www.shareable.net -

By David Bollier for Shareable - On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the city’s pioneering role in developing "the city as a commons." I also learned that [...]

Here’s What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

By David Bollier, www.bollier.org -

By David Bollier - So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest dimensions, and how might we achieve it? My colleague Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation offers a [...]

Newsletter: Billionaires Fear Revolt As People Power Grows

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Last week there was a populist revolt from across the political spectrum. Congress received tens of thousands of phone calls every day from people who are [...]

Reimagining Our Collective Powers Against Austerity

By Max Haiven, www.roarmag.org -

By Max Haiven in Roarmag. You ask about the utility and power of claiming a “right to the commons,” and how that might inform the circuit of struggles we are today encountering in Canada, where I [...]

We’re Building A Moral Commons, & We’re All In This Together

By Matt Stannard, www.occupy.com -

Shared vulnerability is empowerment. This is a theme embraced by other activists around the country. It might be the key to an emerging thread: the ethical prerequisites to a consciousness of [...]

The Big Shift Needed To Protect Earth: Restore The Commons

By Jay Walljasper, www.alternet.org -

The focus for most people’s dreams would be the familiar places they love—neighborhoods, cities, suburbs, villages and countryside. Think what could happen if we declared these places commons, [...]

For Earth Day, A Commons Dream

By Jay Walljasper, www.alternet.org -

At a time when ecological destruction is more dire than ever, the work of protecting the planet depends on dreamers just as much as of scientists, activists, public officials and business [...]

Newsletter: Changing Our Story

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk of The Rules write in "Capitalism is Just a Story and Other Dangerous Thoughts" that our system of neo-liberal capitalism is one story that is told about the way the [...]

Uniting To Save Our Post Office

By Staff, www.apwu.org -

In the face of aggressive attacks, a wide range of national organizations have come together to create A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. These organizations are united in the [...]

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