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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.

December 26, 2013

A Global Exploration of Economic Possibilities

Highlights from the Berlin conference that attracted 200 commoners from 30 countries
December 16, 2013

Actual World, Possible Future

Barbara Allen's film about the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
December 16, 2013

Ostrom’s Nobel Prize a Milestone for the Commons Movement

Her honor debunked the belief that cooperation and collaboration lead to tragedy
View from Africa on Ostrom's Nobel Prize
December 16, 2013

The View from Africa on Elinor Ostrom

Her research validates the value of traditional cooperative land management
December 3, 2013

Why Mayors Should Rule the World

They can solve problems national governments can't says political theorist Benjamin Barber
November 25, 2013

Building the Good Society

Notes toward a political platform for the commons
September 30, 2013

XL Not the Only Pipeline Carrying Tar Sands Oil

A fight against Enbridge's crude oil pipeline to the Upper Midwest
September 5, 2013

Save the Planet, Starting on Your Own Block

Local efforts are the backbone of global green activism
August 27, 2013

Four Circles of Judaism Help Us Live the Commons

Open space, the Sabbath, sabbaticals and Jubilee
July 29, 2013

Life in the Green Lane

Protected bike lanes reclaim our streets as commons