Aufs Gemeinsame besinnen: EU-Parlament startet Arbeitsgruppe zu Commons

von Sophie Bloemen Commons, Gemeingüter oder Allmende – diese Begriffe haben sich zu Schlagworten eines erhofften Umbruchs entwickelt, in dessen Mittelpunkt die Revitalisierung von Demokratie und Gemeinschaft stehen. Jetzt bekommt der Diskurs über freien Zugang zu materiellen und immateriellen Ressourcen ein neues politisches Gewicht: Im EU-Parlament bildet sich eine Arbeitsgruppe zu diesem Thema. Die Aktivistin […]

Towards a World Citizen’s Movement. Connecting the Dots.

Well, I will be travelling to Tunis, planned not to go to the World Social Forum this year, but it turned out to be different. I’ll be participating as a speaker, co-learner and co-creater in this event, contribute to connect the circles (while always reflecting upon which conceptual basis): Global Conference 2015: Connecting the Circles […]

Direjná: Embodiement of the Commons

This is a truly cosmopolitan project, everybody can enjoy because everbody understands “the language”. The animated short (12′) connects the legend of Direjná (meaning Grandma Cricket in English) whose songs can bring rain to this Earth, to modern day struggles against water privatization – actually the short evokes the Cochabamba Water War in 2000. The […]

A New Alignment of Movements?

by David Bollier (repost)  In September 2014, the Commons Strategies Group convened a three-day workshop in Meissen, Germany, of 25 policy advocates and activists from a variety of different economic and social movements.  The topic of the “deep dive”:  Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?  Can there be […]

The Commons Connection

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 the empowerment we need to act. “I see the commons […]