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 [...]

Justice Must Flow: Economic Democracy & The Water Commons

By Matt Stannard, www.occupy.com -

A game you could play with this article would be to substitute the word “air” every time you read “water.” Commodification of water seems silly enough in the abstract. Now in the throes of [...]

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