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Commons Strategies

A wide number of new strategies exist for assuring that the commons, in its many forms, is protected and enhanced over time. Some involve government and law, others depend on informal governance and social sanctions, while still others work with market mechanisms and other hybrid models.

March 16, 2011

More Fish in the Sea

Fisheries trusts can undo the tragedy of overfishing in our oceans
Smith Street in Brooklyn
March 3, 2011

How You Can Become a Commoner

It starts with commoning—the natural act of connecting with others to find security, convenience and fun
March 1, 2011

There's More Than One Commons in Boston

A celebration of the commons comes to Boston March 4.
February 23, 2011

The Real Cause of High Budget Deficits: Corporate Tax Dodgers

Following the lead of successful UK actions, protests take aim at those who won't pay their fair share
February 21, 2011

On Wisconsin!

Donations come in from around the world-- including Egypt-- to feed the protesters in Madison
January 25, 2011

The State of the Union Address President Obama Should Have Given

It's time to speak hard truths. The U.S. is the richest country on earth. But the way we spend our money makes us one of the poorer.
January 21, 2011

"This Land is Our Land"

A new DVD highlights the movement to reclaim what belongs to us all
January 21, 2011

In Landmark Speeches, Obama and JFK Addressed the Commons

In their resonant words, if not always in their policies
January 13, 2011

Growing a Gardening Community

Sharing garden space and a patch of soil is the best means to connect with local green thumbs and enjoy delicious homegrown food.
December 31, 2010

Recipe File for Political Optimism

OTC's new book catalogs commons-based solutions