Commons Transition

Commons Transition

“The City as Commons” with Professor Christian Iaione

"The race to the bottom that globalization has triggered is no longer an available strategy for a knowledge economy system like Mantova." Michel Bauwens interviews professor Christian Iaione, a facilitator of Bologna's Regulation for the Care and Regeneration...
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A New Alignment of Movements? Part II: Strategies for a Convergence of Movements

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together? Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? Part two of two.
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A New Alignment of Movements? Part I: The General Challenge

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together? Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? Part one of two.
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Open Co-ops: Inspiration, Legal Structures and Tools

In this feature packed article, Josef Davies-Coates talks about the inspiration, legal structures and tools that can help Open Cooperativism become the vibrant movement it deserves to be.
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

In this, the final part of our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about monetary reform, Commons-oriented public banking, citizen's income and the strategic need for a public-social partnership...
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SELC and Shareable Kickoff Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S.

  Neil Thapar first encountered seed issues in law school when he worked with the Center for Food Safety against genetically-modified food. But it was a season spent working on an organic farm in Santa Cruz, California when he began to understand,...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2

In this, the second part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about Co-operative Interest-free lending models - past and present and examines Co-operative movement actions leading...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 1

In this, the first part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty examines the cost of access to land is essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise the cost of access to money...
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