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International

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.

The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

August 5, 2012 | by Jay Walljasper

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

The Pirate Party Shakes Up European Politics

May 8, 2012 | by admin

New commons-based movement gains ground in Sweden and Germany

The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

August 5, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

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

The Pirate Party Shakes Up European Politics

May 8, 2012

New commons-based movement gains ground in Sweden and Germany

A Tour of Commons Activism Around the World

March 5, 2012 | By David Bollier

The movement is "an unacknowledged superpower if we consider the transnational tribe of commoners"

How Aid Projects Can Do More Good Over the Long Term

June 23, 2011 | By Daniel Moss

Development agencies love to cut the ribbon on new projects, but is that what's best?

Rise of Commons Transforms a Rust Belt City

June 6, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

Report from the Future: South Bend, Indiana, in 2035

Commons Thinking Offers a Road Map to Transform Society

July 14, 2014 | By Michel Bauwens

A frank but hopeful assessment of Ecuador's bold move

Ecuador Takes First Step Toward a Commons Economy

June 16, 2014 | By David Bollier

Government sponsors research on how to transition to commoning and open networks

Clean Water Warrior

May 19, 2014 | By Daniel Moss

Artruro Quevedo enlists citizens, landowners and public officials to protect the water supply in southern Ecuador

Commons, Italian-Style

May 19, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

A popular vacation destination that keep its character thanks to a new twist in tourism

Indigenous People In Honduras Block Dam on Sacred River

April 4, 2014 | By Beverly Bell

Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, the Rio Blanco community is fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands

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