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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 8, 2005

The Video Game Theory of Global Politics

The video game theory of global politics
July 6, 2005

Severalty for the Public Domain

The sad story of how Native Americans lost sovereignty over their own commons at the hands of the U.S. Congress.
July 5, 2005

Invisible Commoners

Native Americans communal approach to land was consciously dismantled by 19th Century US leaders.
June 21, 2005

Success Stories of Environmental Justice

Success stories of environmental justice from the developing world.
June 7, 2005

Brazil Goes Open Source, the Wikimedia Commons Soars

Good news about the commons from Brazil and the wiki world; bad news from the U.K.
April 8, 2005

Will the West Reject a "Development Agenda"?

Western nations appear more committed to helping wealthy corporations get even richer on copyright laws than in assisting the economic prospects of poor countries.
January 14, 2005

A New Battlefront for Cultural Diversity

A new battlefront for cultural diversity opens with a UNESCO global treaty.
December 7, 2004

Paths into Our Lives

The emerging commons movement rises to challenge of market economy's Berlin Wall of enclosure.
September 2, 2004

Who Owns Native Culture?

September 1, 2004

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