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The global commons movement is gathering again

on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 16:37

After the highly successful 1st International Commons Conference, there will be a second and even larger international gathering focused on the Economics of the Commons, in Berlin, May 2013.

Exploring the Commons

on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 14:01

Today's rediscovery of the notion of the commons stems directly from the need to regulate and to explore how to enable the collaborative action of a multiplicity of protagonists who are autonomous and so not governable by simple authoritative mechanisms.

Organisational Practice and ‘The Commons’: Increasing Our Collective Impact to Protect Common Wealth and Well-Being - 15 May

on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:47

Civil Society Forum,  School of Commoning,  Gaia Network, Working in Trust

Our commons are the shared wealth (material, natural, genetic, social, cultural and intellectual wealth) which we have inherited or created and must be passed on to future generations. Many of the concerns that civil society organizations are pursuing – community organisation, healthy food, clean water, clean air, environmental protection, green energy, free flow of information, social technologies, human rights and indigenous peoples’ rights – may be seen as commons.