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The Commons as a Transformative Vision

It has become increasingly clear that we are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded by an archaic order of centralized hierarchies on the one hand and predatory markets on the other, presided over by a state committed to planet-destroying economic growth, people around the world are searching for alternatives. 4,244 more words


Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Commons

At least since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, we have known about humankind’s squandering of nonrenewable resources, its careless disregard of precious life species and its overall contamination and degradation of delicate ecosystems. 4,293 more words


How Usury Encloses The Commons

(Left/Above: the Trillions that they rake in in Usury every year allow the Bankers to hire endless numbers of fools in pretty suits to explain it’s all for the greater good and they have their media parade these people before an ever more desensitized public. 1,598 more words


Nuevas pistas para la transición poscapitalista a partir de la gestión colectiva de los bienes comunes

Investigadores, académicos y activistas de varios países de América Latina y Europa aportaron nuevos elementos y propuestas concretas para la elaboración colectiva de modelos de desarrollo alternativos en la “Conferencia internacional bienes comunes y nuevos paradigmas civilizatorios” que sesionó en la ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia, del 18 al 20 de noviembre de 2013. 1,588 more words


Do we have the courage to face the realities of our time?

Addictions leave trails of destruction and need to be stopped and healed on time. On a small scale it is easy to identify an addiction. We can label it to marginalised individuals or a dodgy neighbourhoods. 122 more words


The midnight blurred line

Spend an extended time in the UK or Scandinavia as a non-smoker and it’s easy to forget that smoke plumes once occupied our in-door commons. But in some countries where smoking is banned like Belgium, people systematically continue to smoke where it is prohibited. 359 more words