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Sustainability- First Things First Series- 6


© 2013 by Dan Nowman Niswander “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this […]

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Swarms, multitude, and activism: weaving the transatlantic conversation with OWS


This post is about an event that will happen tomorrow, a continent away, the other side of the Atlantic. Few of you reading it will have a chance to read it in time to decide to go there and be part of it. Yet, I’m writing about it because its portent goes way beyond the […]

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The Future of Work for the 99%?


“Yes Magazine” shared this wonderful look at worker-owned cooperatives… 7 minutes of video inspiration, from Cleveland, Ohio Evergreen Cooperatives to the mountains of Spain and Mondragon… towards a new world of working for ourselves and the greater good. video: Shift Change – Putting Democracy to Work p.s. 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative!

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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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Occupy, the World Social Forum and the Commons… social movements learning from each other


The World Social Forum has been around since 2001, and with their rallying call “Another World is Possible”, they share much in common with the system critiques emerging out of the Occupy and Commons Movements. When Occupy burst forth in the U.S. this past Fall, hot on the heels of the Arab Spring and uprisings in Spain, […]

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Achievements of Occupy London’s Working Groups


This article is re-posted from Occupied Times, London. So long as the headlines of mainstream and corporate media remain the dominant billboards adorning the motorway of our media landscape, the prospects and achievements of Occupy London will remain stories untold to all than those who were here – venturing off-road. Rarely comprehended – and not […]

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Rome Forum on Income, Commons, Democracy


As the Commons is moving increasingly in the centre of thinking about the future among Occupiers, including the #OWS Making Worlds Forum on the Commons, Feb 16-18, we came across this very interesting event leading up to the event in New York. In solidarity we share the below… via European Alternatives Income, Commons, Democracy From […]

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