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Why Commons Action?

Commons Action for the United Nations



A healthy world is one where the commons is fully respected by all of the world’s institutions for the pivotal role that it plays in human well-being and survival.  The existing neo-liberal model of globalization is inordinately biased toward privatization, individualism, and the conversion of nature into man-made capital.  A sustainable 21st century requires shifting investments and labour into localized commons-based  economies, where humans operate as integral parts of natural systems and do not dominate those systems.  All things are connected and geo-engineering on a remote African island today will affect the welfare of Siberian Indigenous Peoples 60 generations from now.


Excerpt from Commons Action for the United Nations Strategy Plan