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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.

July 25, 2012

Noam Chomsky: The Continuing Destruction of Our Commons

By the end of the century, the Magna Carta-- and democracy itself-- might be in shreds
July 6, 2012

The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

Why we need parks, streetlife, squares, markets, trails, community gardens and other hang outs more than ever
July 5, 2012

A Declaration of Interdependence

Commons sense that can sustain us into the future
June 25, 2012

From Middle East to Wall Street, Justice Depends on Public Spaces

What happens when people have no place to gather as citizens?
June 24, 2012

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

The surprising absence of pedestrian streets in North America-- and what Calgary can show us
June 12, 2012

Commons Champion: Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012)

Winner of the Nobel Prize for her seminal work on shared resources
May 31, 2012

An Introduction to Green Governance

Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons
May 22, 2012


What the Bay Area is learning from the Dutch about better bicycling
May 16, 2012

Our Home on Earth

Winona LaDuke outlines lessons from indigenous cultures for restoring balance
May 8, 2012

The Pirate Party Shakes Up European Politics

New commons-based movement gains ground in Sweden and Germany