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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.

August 17, 2016

A Great Lakes Commons Journey

Download your free traveler's guide to his unaparalleled natural and human wonder.

Piazza Verdi in Bologna, a city incorporating commons practices into its government operations. (By Tyler Durdan under a Creative Commons license)

February 8, 2016

City as a Commons: Flint to Italy

200 activists flock to Bologna to how the commons can be incorporated into city governance

Since 1597, this acequia (irrigation canal) near Espanola, New Mexico has been collaboratively managed. (Photo by NCRS New Mexico under a Creative Commons license)

February 3, 2016

Patterns of Commoning

New book trumpets the commons as a worldview based on living systems

Canadians of all backgrounds rally for First Nations' rights in Vancouver at an Idle No More demonstration in 2012. (Photo by Eyesplash under a Creative Commons license.)

January 21, 2016

The Best Defense Against Ecological Ruin

Enforcing laws that protect rights of Indigenous People, says a Canadian initiative

By the European Parliament under a Creative Commons license

September 23, 2015

Birth Control is a Social Justice and Environmental Issue

Contraception boosts Pope Francis's vision of a better world
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.