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Commons Archive

  • Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta


    Here, we put an excerpt from Noam Chomsky’s speech at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2012, about the Magna Carta and the lesser known companion charter titled the ‘Charter of the Forest’ and how the current administration in the U.K. is straying from the ideals outlined in […]

  • How we ruined the oceans


    A feature article in the U.S. magazine ‘The Week‘ briefly discusses how collective ignorance is destroying our common heritage. How we ruined the oceans The Week Staff, February 14, 2015 Why are the oceans in trouble? They can no longer absorb the damage inflicted by the 7 billion people on Earth. […]

  • The Commons Connection


    Originally posted in the CommonsBlog by David Charles ; contribution twenty-fourth in a daily series of articles taken from Elevate #10. (I added a few links to the original post) For Silke Helfrich, editor of The Wealth of the Commons, the commons is both a ready replacement for capitalism and […]

  • Planet of the Oceans (Event in NYC)


    PLANET OF THE OCEANS Environment and Society on the Rest of the Planet – January 30-31 – NYC The ocean may be the ultimate commons. For those of us who live on land, the ocean seems like an endless horizon. It is both the edge of settled existence and a […]

  • The Wealth of the Commons


    A book on the commons, common for everyone to use and read online! For anyone and everyone who wishes to discover the possibilities of a society with its foundations on the idea of the commons. The commons are as varied as life itself, and yet everyone involved with them shares […]

  • The commons are making a comeback


    November 2, 2014 | In Aljazeera Opinion | by Nathan Schneider The commons is an old, simple idea but one that we have never needed so urgently. It’s whatever a community of people shares and manages together. A commons can be anything from a lake that has been fished for centuries to a […]

  • Feminism And the Politics of the Commons


    An article by Sylvia Federici on  the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective where “feminist” refers to a standpoint shaped by the struggle against sexual discrimination and over reproductive work, which is the rock upon which society is built and by which every model of social organization must be tested. […]

  • Protecting our shores is our right (Cyprus)


    Melissa Hekkers talks with Maria Hadjimichael for the Cyprus Weekly A draft bill under discussion in Parliament seeking to include the sea in the definition of the term ‘real estate’ so as to assist coastal developments, has prompted multiple concerns that go further than fears our public beaches and natural […]

  • Claiming The Commons That Capital Consumes


    By Farooque Chowdhury, 07 August, 2012 Source countercurrents.org By annexing the inviolable commons capital unfurls its flag of democracy, which is dictatorship over all its hostiles. It’s the commons robbery by the lords of capital, and reiteration of capital’s ever expansionary accumulating totalitarian character: Appropriate everything – from alpha to omega, […]

  • Hands off our beaches, our coastline and our sea: Our Commons Are Not For Sale! / Κάτω τα χέρια σας από τις παραλίες μας, την ακτογραμμή και τη θάλασσα: Τα Κοινά Δεν Είναι Προς Πώληση! (Cyprus)


    Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Δελτίο Τύπου – Παρασκευή, 22 Αυγούστου 2014 Κάτω τα χέρια σας από τις παραλίες μας, την ακτογραμμή και τη θάλασσα: Τα Κοινά Δεν Είναι Προς Πώληση!   Πως η θάλασσα, οι ακτές και οι παραλίες μετατρέπονται σε «ακίνητη ιδιοκτησία», μέσω «διαταγμάτων ανάπτυξης», χωρίς «πολεοδομικές […]