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Big Ben's off as well

Ding dong bell
Britain’s gone to hell
Who sent it there?
MPs who care
More about Big Ben
Than its maintenance men.
Who’ll get her out? 37 more words


In Defense of The Commons

Economist Guy Standing’s 2011 book The Precariat described how the neo-liberal brand of globalization creates a new and ever-expanding class of highly insecure and marginalized populations including migrants, debt-ridden students, temp workers, “gig” workers and below-subsistence workers and farmers. 90 more words


Thank you for the data

Here are three anecdotes that show ways in which I’ve shared data with different types of organisation, and how they’ve shared data with me.

Last year we donated some old children’s toys and books to Julian House. 655 more words

Open Data

Initial plans unveiled for the Excelsior Commons

Community for the Commons hosted a July 19 presentation and asked for community input on possible design options for the Commons Park in Excelsior.

To view the entire presentation, 123 more words

South Lake

Profit vs. Water: Copper-Nickel Mining in Minnesota

A thousand people showed up at River Center in St. Paul for the Bureau of Land Management (7/18/17) hearing on copper-nickel mining in the water-rich area of northern Minnesota. 714 more words



Conservative. Liberal. New Democratic…. Or Green Party…. and all the other smaller, not-so-popular political parties.

Now let me set a disclaimer. I am no political science educated individual. 790 more words

forthland, art, community and harvesting the commons

We have recently discovered fourthland, a collaborative art and performance community in the UK which first emerged in 2008. It’s hard to do justice to fourthland and the work that they do in words. 219 more words