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International

Most elements of the commons are global, transcending the sovereignty of any nation. There is a pressing need for international agreements on managing common resources such as air, water, the internet, airwaves and other essential parts of our lives. Examples of tags: global commons, trade, economic development.

July 27, 2015

An American in Rome

Artist Kristin Jones Launches Art Projects to Restore Tiber River

(Photo by Martin Schulz under a Creative Commons license

July 24, 2015

Commons is Heart of Pope’s Economic Teachings

That should be little surprise in a document drafted by an African cardinal and issued by a South American pope

(Photo by Chris Yakimov under a Creative Commons license.) 

July 20, 2015

Noam Chomsky on the Commons

Looking at the dire threats and promising proposals to save what belongs to all of us.

(Photo by Desbyrne under a Creative Commons license.)

July 20, 2015

The Rest of the Story About Greece

EU’s economic demands seek to derail small business and local communities, paving the way for multinational corporate giants

(By Donkey Hotey under a Creative Commons license)  

June 22, 2015

Trade Deals Overturn Democracy

Forget tariffs, the point of modern trade agreements is to whack pesky labor, environment and health laws
June 22, 2015

Trade Deals Overturn Democracy

Forget tariffs, the point of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is to whack pesky labor, environment and health laws

(Photo by Ann under a Creative Commons license)

May 14, 2015

Sharing is Not Just For the Young

The Pass It On Network encourages elders draw on their strengths to help one another and their communities.

(By Lindsay France, courtesy of Cornell University) 

April 18, 2015

“Better, Not More” Is Rallying Cry for a New Economy

Filmmaker Annie Leonard outlines the necessity and challenges for the movement

Bear Butte, sacred to 30 Indian tribes in North America. (By Clint Koehler under a Creative Commons license)

March 10, 2015

Saving the World’s Holy Places

A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures

(Photo by uusc4all under a Creative Commons license)

February 17, 2015

Taking "Development" Into Your Own Hands

Philippine villagers ignore progress that saps the life of their community