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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.

By Susan Sermoneta under a CC license

November 18, 2014

The Great Promise of Social Co-Operatives

A practical alternative to corporate economic control already exists. It is more efficient and more responsive to people's needs
November 10, 2014

Mexico's Maverick Commoner

Gustavo Esteva voices provocative views on human rights, economic development and flush toilets 

October 20, 2014

Mexico's Maverick Commoner

Gustavo Esteva challenges conventional wisdom with a worldview based on indigenous culture, Marx and Small is Beautiful

A chart from the Ecuador Transition Plan by Michel Bauwens.

July 14, 2014

Commons Thinking Offers a Road Map to Transform Society

A frank but hopeful assessment of Ecuador’s bold move

(Photo by Martin Dewar under a Creative Commons license.)

June 16, 2014

Ecuador Takes First Step Toward a Commons Economy

Government sponsors research on how to transition to commoning and open networks

To ensure safe drinking water for all, Arturo Quevedo vigilantly protects local watersheds for the municipal water utility in Loja, Ecuador. (Photo by Daniel Moss)

May 19, 2014

Clean Water Warrior

Artruro Quevedo enlists citizens, landowners and public officials to protect the water supply in southern Ecuador

Manarola, one of five car-free Cinque Terre towns linked by trails and trains. (Photo by Kevin Botto under a Creative Commons license.)

May 19, 2014

Commons, Italian-Style

A popular vacation destination that keep its character thanks to a new twist in tourism
Indigenous Lenca people organized a human barricade to stop a dam on the Gualcarque river. (Photo courtesy of School of Americas Watch)
April 13, 2014

Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred River

Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands
December 26, 2013

A Global Exploration of Economic Possibilities

Highlights from the Berlin conference that attracted 200 commoners from 30 countries
December 16, 2013

Actual World, Possible Future

Barbara Allen's film about the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom