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Occupation in Philly, Day 20 (Oct 25): “Commons Not Capitalism”


This early blog post by Cindy Milstein, at Occupy Philly represents one of the earliest seeds of occupiers using the term ‘commons’ and its prototyping. Occupy Philly was the source of the banner that spurred Chris Taylor to write his reflections on the slogan “Commons not Capitalism” here. Cindy reports on their experiences of creating mini-commons, classroom discussions […]

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‘Occupy’ as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation


Reposted from aljazeera.com, authored by Michel Bauwens,  originally published on Friday, March 9, 2012 The Occupy Wall Street movement is a model for a new economic paradigm, in which value is first created by communities. In Zuccotti Park, protesters created an ‘ethical economy’ based on the group’s shared values [GALLO/GETTY] Chiang Mai, Thailand – Last week I discussed the […]

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Occupying the Commons – a Commonsense.it Project, an interview with Saki Bailey


This project is another very exciting commons project by commonssense.it another one being the campaign for the European Charter of the Commons here. This announcement, video, and interview of law and commons advocate, and director of commonsense.it Saki Bailey, offers much insight into the relationship between Occupy and the Commons. See below for the full […]

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The nascent story of the Escuela de los Commons


Reposted from p2pfoundation.net, titled Presentation on the School of the Commons  in Catalonia for Future of Occupy Magazine, written by Escuela de los Commons Towards a ‘School of the Commons’ in Catalonia The ‘Escuela de los Commons’/’School of the Commons’ is a horizontal platform for the production, exchange and dissemination of knowledge resulting from communal […]

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A report on Occupy Wall Street (OWS) – from the eyes of a digital commoner


Reposted from Online Creation Communities, by Mayo Fuster Morell,  originally posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 Full title: A report on Occupy Wall Street (OWS) – Forum on  the commons 16-17 Feb 2012 in NYC from the eyes of a digital  commoner from the global movement generation coming from Barcelona I did write a report on […]

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European Charter of the Commons


“A true commonwealth of Europe is possible only by means of constitutional safeguards of the commons through a direct participatory process.” ~ article 6 of the European Charter of the Commons, one part of a larger drafting of a European Charter of the Commons. This both a template and project worth supporting, for and by […]

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The European Charter of the Commons Campaign


Campaign announcement by Commonsense.it initiating the campaign for a European Charter of the Commons under Lisbon Treaty Regulation No. 211/2011. In solidarity with those resisting the privatization of resources e.g., in Italy with the water referendum, the recent occupations of 2011 and 2012, we are provided a glimpse into their vision of an emerging Commons based […]

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Reflections on the Slogan, “Commons, Not Capitalism”


Written by Chris Taylor “Commons Not Capitalism.” So read a banner hanging prominently at Dilworth Plaza on day one of Occupy Philly. Like most banners, it was unsigned, it had no author, and thus I did not know whom to thank for relieving me of my hesitations regarding Occupy. I was hesitant to support Occupy […]

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A promise from Occupy London: this is only the beginning


Reposted from Occupy London, authored by Press,  originally published on: 10 March 2012 Video by Inka Stafrace of Polly Tikkle Productions, an occupier who resided at the Occupy London Stock Exchange occupation for 3 of the 4.5 month occupation. Featured song is “Why we build the wall” by Anais Mitchell, one of the artists featured on Occupation Records’ upcoming album, Folk the Banks, […]

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Introductory e-Course to the Global Commons: a new challenge for a new world


This post was re-published from unitar.org The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, are pleased to announce the launch of the new Introductory e-Course to the Global Commons. The term “global commons” refers to those resources that are shared by all of humanity […]

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