Documents For: Campaign for the Commons

The Commons

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The following view of the commons was put together by the Commons Global Trust. ——————————- The Commons What are the commons? The commons are our shared wealth without which people cannot survive and thrive. This wealth is comprised of common goods which we have inherited or created, are entitled to use, and are obliged to […]

Minutes from November 28 Campaign for the Commons meeting

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The Atrium, New York City, November 28, 2011 – At the first face to face meeting of Occupy Wall Street’s Campaign for the Commons working group, several suggestions were made. Noting that much of the activity of OWS was supportive of various commons – open source, Internet, civic engagement, and the use of public spaces […]

Mayo Fuster Morell on the Spanish Revolution & the Internet: From Free Culture to Meta-Politics (Video)

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In the context of multiple crises – ecological, political, financial and geopolitical restructuring – there are emerging forms of social cooperation. In the Spanish case, we have seen some of the largest demonstrations since the country made its transition to democracy in the 70s with massive occupations of public squares, attempts to prevent parliaments’ functioning […]

The Internet is a Semicommon

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by James Grimmelmann* I. INTRODUCTION As my contribution to this Symposium on David Post’s In Search of Jefferson’s Moose and Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet, I’d like to take up a question with which both books are obsessed: what makes the Internet work? Post’s answer is that the Internet is uniquely Jeffersonian; it […]

Re-imagining Urban Design and City Life

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The following remarks are excerpted from a talk that David Bollier gave at the Vis Green Academy in Croatia, on August 25, dealing with the commons and its potential to remake cities and city life. His interview on the commons (in Croatian translation) with the Croatian environmental magazine H-Alter.org can be found here. I have […]