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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.

April 15, 2011

The Neo-Colonial Land Grab in Africa

Outside nations are once again dividing up Africa-- this time for biofuels and mineral rights
March 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Brazilian Farms

Can sustainable agriculture survive alongside mega-farms?
February 14, 2011

In Brazil, Peasants Claim Farmland

The Landless Workers Movement has given 350,000 families a new livelihood since 1988
January 13, 2011

Growing a Gardening Community

Sharing garden space and a patch of soil is the best means to connect with local green thumbs and enjoy delicious homegrown food.
December 23, 2010

My Wish for 2011

A Cooperative (Not Corporate) Economy
December 10, 2010

Carbon is Forever

A new video spoofs James Bond to make a serious point about the best way to curb climate change
December 7, 2010

An Economy that Works for Everyone

The rise of solidarity economy initiatives charts a new third way between capitalism and communism
December 1, 2010

The Tragic Death of the Aral Sea

What happens when we treat fresh water only as a commodity and not as commons