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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.

A Water Commons Clash in the Coliseum
March 19, 2010

A Water Commons Clash in the Coliseum

Join the fight against privatization of water in Italy.
Protecting the World's Water
March 15, 2010

Protecting the World's Water

OTC launches new group to protect water for people and the planet, with websites in both English and Spanish
10 Signs Pointing Us Toward a Commons-based Society
February 28, 2010

10 Signs Pointing Us Toward a Commons-based Society

Streets for people, pirate legislators, health care as a commons & more
The Myth of Europe's High Taxes
February 23, 2010

The Myth of Europe's High Taxes

Americans pay just as much-- and receive far less in benefits, says author Steven Hill
Can That Data Be Shared?
February 23, 2010

Can That Data Be Shared?

The Panton Principles seeks to promote "open data" commons in science.
What is the Earth Worth?
February 19, 2010

What is the Earth Worth?

New UN-sponsored study estimates the "externalities" of 3,000 corporations at $2.2 trillion.
February 17, 2010

An Idea Percolating Around the World The Commons Heard 'Round the World

OTC links with burgeoning movements across the globe
February 16, 2010

The Commons is Busting Out All Over

From city streets to the Nobel Prize committee, there's a new appreciation for what we share
British Beer-Drinkers Learn to “Buy Local”
February 16, 2010

British Beer-Drinkers Learn to “Buy Local”

Pub customers are converting their favorite watering holes into local coops.
"One World in which Many Worlds Fit."
February 5, 2010

"One World in which Many Worlds Fit."

Silke Helfrich of Germany speaks at the World Social Forum.