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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.

May 15, 2006

Bamboo For Who?

Bamboo is a remarkable material, the story of which tells us plenty about the commons.
May 10, 2006

Bolivia Reclaims the People’s Wealth. The Press Shudders.

The press misses the real story of what's happening in Bolivia – people are being given a chance to benefit from their own resources.
May 3, 2006

The Great Lakes as Bottled Water

Concerns raised about water becoming another commodity, to be bought and sold like oil.
April 24, 2006

Advanced Man

An intimate look at village life in the Philippines makes you reconsider – what is progress?
April 18, 2006

Family Planning Bush Style

Bush Administration condemnation of family planning programs is more market than morals.
April 14, 2006

The Malls of Iloilo

Reflections on the growth of malls in the Philippines.
April 12, 2006

Dispatch From Iloilo: Maniacs

Notes on driving in the Philippines.
April 6, 2006

Dispatch From Manila II: Jeepneys

Jeepneys – a cross between a Jeep and an unregulated taxi – are the way to go in the Philippines.
December 2, 2005

Terminator Technology and Seed Industry Consolidation

Farmers around the world are increasingly forced to use GMO seeds.
October 8, 2005

Harriet Miers and the Market Stalls of Manila

In the Philippines, bootleg music and movies is a booming business. What that means in the age of globalization.