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Articles and Documents

David Bollier Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital  Republic of Their Own (New Press, 2010). With co-editor Silke Helfrich – The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State (Levellers Press, September 2012).  (An anthology of 73 essays on enclosures, commons projects and theorizing by a diverse roster of international activists, academics and project …

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Books on the Commons

Books Bollier, David –  Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press, 2010). Frischmann, Brett M., Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford University Press, 2012). Hartzok, Alanna – The Earth Belongs to Everyone (Articles and Essays)  Hyde, Lewis – Common as Air:  Revolution, Art and Ownership (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011). Linebaugh, Peter …

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Community Life

  City Repair is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. Community-Wealth’s goal is to provide the web’s most comprehensive and up-to-date information resource on state-of-the-art strategies for democratic, community-based economic development – The E. F. Schumacher Society, founded in 1980, …

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Post 2015 Submissions

Commons Actions for the United Nations List of Submissions and Supporting Documents by Date Official posting of Commons Action Submission for the Global Consultation is at January 15, 2013 CAUN_Commons Post2015 Env Sust Consultation CAUN_Commons Post 2015 List of References CAUN_Commons Post 2015 Submission Long Version Measures to Finance the Shift_Commons Based Economy UNDG …

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Economics and Politics

  In the Public Interest is a Resource Center on privatization and responsible contracting.  It is committed to equipping citizens, public officials and public interest groups with the information, ideas and other resources they need to ensure that public contracts with private entities are transparent, fair, well-managed and effectively monitored, and that those contracts meet …

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Powerful Tools Flyers

There are two versions of a general flyer on the Commons that serve as communication tools you can share within your networks. More translations are expected. Please click on the language of your choice to download the documents for your use. ENGLISH – POWERFUL TOOLS FLYER ENGLISH – FLYER PORTUGUESE – POWERFUL TOOLS FLYER PORTUGUESE …

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Environment and Health

The Blue Planet Project is an international civil society movement begun by The Council of Canadians to protect the world’s fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization – Our Water Commons: Toward a New Freshwater Narrative, is a Council of Canadians report written by Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council …

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Information, Creativity and Culture

·         Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. ·         iCommons is a registered U.K. charity that promotes collaboration among proponents of open education, access to knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world – ·         The Foundation for P2P …

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