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First, Occupy the Market State: Second, Claim Sovereignty: Third, Practice Subsidiarity


Occupy and allied movements have uncovered the glaring truth, we the citizens of most nations have little or no power to reform the current Market State system that is wreaking such havoc on our economies, our communities and our ecosystems.  Can we stop the blatant enclosure of the ways and means of production (Market) and […]

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Who Owns The Sky? Occupy the Global Atmosphere Commons!


Commons Institution for the Sky?  As we move thru the Occupy Spring, Earth Day comes to mind… Many climate activists will be asking if one of the largest commons on the planet, our global atmosphere, can serve as the fulcrum to turn this unsustainable and unjust ecological, economic and political situation in a better direction […]

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Occupy, the peer-to-peer movement and Marxism


Excerpts from “Peer-to-Peer and Marxism: analogies and differences,” an interview of Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives by Jean Lievens. Having facilitated a teach-in on commons-based peer production, governance and property, at Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Plaza encampment last November, Bauwens visited London and the School of Commoning featured him in its series of Meetings with […]

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99% Spring inspired by the Occupy Movement


Are our social, economic and political crises unsurmountable?  Bill Moyers talks with young but very experienced organizers George Goehl, Ai-jen Poo, and Sarita Gupta and finds out what we can do and how we can bring about change and get involved. I was impressed by the well designed interview style and by the insights  the movement organisers […]

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The Metabolic Commons or, From Occupying to Commoning through Decolonization


I gave the following talk at “The Tragedy of the Market: from Crisis to Commons,” in January of 2012. Billed as “a community gathering,” it certainly was that, but it also took on a very “Occupied” focus as many in the audience had either participated in, or were vary curious about, the Occupy movement, and […]

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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 Making Worlds OWS Forum on the Commons, a photo-anthology


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The Future of Occupy: From Occupying People’s Park to Changing the System


This piece is from Jackie Smith and Bob Glidden (Occupy Pittsburgh Outreach Working Group) The closing of Occupy camps around the country has generated some important soul-searching and strategizing by activists, and in Pittsburgh feelings are divided. On the one hand, many of the camp residents are deeply saddened by the loss of their home […]

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Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu82GXDVVs0

Legendary journalist and reporter Bill Moyers returns to PBS with a new program in 2012 called Bill Moyers and Company which so far has been focusing primarily on the economic injustice originating from Wall Street, banks, some corporations and their relationships with politics and government. In this segment, he also features economist William Black and comments on the income disparity created by the big players of a deregulated economic system.

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