The Commons

28.12.2018

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

By Daniel Chavez In recent years, many researchers and social activists from very different countries, like myself, have rediscovered the notion of the commons as a key idea to deepen social and environmental justice and democratise both politics and the economy. This reappropriation has meant questioning the vanguardist and hierarchical… »

10.10.2018

Neoliberalism has become a way of life, much more than an ideology or an economic policy”, Pierre Dardot.

Neoliberalism has become a way of life, much more than an ideology or an economic policy”, Pierre Dardot.

We spoke at length with the French philosopher Pierre Dardot, who maintains that if one does not understand how Neoliberalism works, one cannot resist it or overcome it. That it is necessary to recognize it by permeating the different human activities, influencing far beyond the economic systems that reduce the… »

01.06.2018

‘Land grab’ on hurricane-hit Barbuda could leave the island almost entirely owned by banks

‘Land grab’ on hurricane-hit Barbuda could leave the island almost entirely owned by banks

Tomaso Ferrando, University of Bristol  for The Conversation Hurricane Irma passed directly over the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda in September 2017. Irma was the fifth strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, and it reached peak intensity just before landfall, when 180mph winds damaged almost every… »

07.11.2017

Why you’ve never heard of a Charter that’s as important as the Magna Carta

Why you’ve never heard of a Charter that’s as important as the Magna Carta

By GUY STANDING 6 November 2017 for openDemocracy The Charter of the Forest was sealed 800 years ago today. Its defence of the property-less and of ‘the commons’, means the Right would prefer to ignore it – and progressives need to celebrate and renew it. Eight hundred years ago this… »

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