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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 16, 2010

Squandering Our Genetic Heritage

Russian court jeopardizes historic seed bank -- and our ability to adapt to climate change.
July 30, 2010

Historic Expansion of Human Rights

The UN declares the right to clean drinking water and sanitation
July 30, 2010

Beyond State Capitalism

The Commons Economy in our Lifetimes
July 28, 2010

Wikileaks, the War and Accountability

Leaked documents from the Afghanistan war confirm some hard, dismal truths.
July 26, 2010

The Polar Information Commons

Scientists seek long-term stewardship of polar data and information.
July 21, 2010

Expanding the Circle?

Can digital commoners become more cooperative and federated with each other?
July 21, 2010

Imminent UN Vote on the Right to Water

Act now to win safe drinking water and sanitation for everyone
July 19, 2010

NAFTA, Mexican Corn and the Commons

How American industrial agriculture threatens Mexican biodiversity and social stability.
Bolivia Stands Up for Common Wealth
May 13, 2010

Bolivia Stands Up for Common Wealth

Evo Morales's bold bet against privatization pays off.