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Everyone has a fair and just share of our commons to expand opportunities for all.

Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

November 29, 2012 | by Alexa Bradley

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations


Low-income People Need Public Spaces the Most

August 12, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

Parks, squares, sidewalks, transit, schools and community centers are commons that can be used by all

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

May 4, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Who are commons animateurs--and how do they exercise leadership for social change?

Equity and the Commons

May 3, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Under what conditions will commons solutions advance racial, social, and economic equity?

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

February 16, 2012 | By Peter Barnes

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth

Challenging the Republican's Five Myths on Inequality

January 19, 2012 | By David Morris

The Republican position on inequality rests on five statements, all false.

Water Belongs to All of Us

December 14, 2011 | By Alexa Bradley

The Detroit People’s Water Board isn’t waiting for someone else to solve Detroit’s water problems

Occupy Economics Departments

December 13, 2011 | By David Morris

Conventional economists have a lot to answer for but will they listen?

The Commons Offers Hope for Healing America's Racial & Class Divide

July 27, 2011 | By Dedrick Muhammad & Chuck Collins

Whites are now 20 times wealthier than African-Americans on average

Three Tenets of the Commons

June 10, 2011 | By On the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

Twelve Commons Dispatches for These Times

December 3, 2010 | By Alexa Bradley & Julie Ristau

Drawing from our work with the commons, we offer the following ideas and observations that we believe can help us constructively and creatively make the most out of this movement moment


Equity is Essential

August 3, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

8 ideas about how to advance equity in commons work

A Framework for the Commons

July 10, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Nine Core Commons Principles

April 30, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

The importance of belonging, participating, creating, restoring, redefining

7 Reasons We Believe Land Is an Essential Commons

August 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Even when privately owned, it must be stewarded for future generations

On the Commons’ People’s Movement Assembly Resolution

July 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

2010 U.S. Social Forum

2010 U.S. Social Forum: Call for a People’s Movement Assembly

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Strategies for reclaiming our commons and why we need them