Commoners in Transition

Everything for everyone: Michel Bauwens interviews Nathan Schneider

This book followed especially naturally from the Occupy one, Thank You, Anarchy. After the protests died down in 2012 and 2013, I started noticing that some of the activists I’d been following got involved in cooperative businesses. The first business I know of that started at Occupy Wall Street was a worker co-op print shop. Other people were helping create co-ops in areas of New York hit by Hurricane Sandy. There was this euphoria about the idea of co-ops among many of these people—a way of earning a livelihood while retaining the democratic values of the protests. I experienced a bit of that euphoria myself, which turned to a more serious fascination as I realized how long and deep this cooperative tradition has been.
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The Political Economy of the Common: An Interview with Andrea Fumagalli

P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens in conversation with economics professor and coordinator of the Italian node of commonfare.net project, Andrea Fumagalli.  Michel Bauwens: One of the early influences of the P2P Theory building which is at the basis of the work of the P2P Foundation, was the school of cognitive capitalism, with authors like Yann […]
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Beet the System! A dialogue on food sovereignty, inclusivity and healing the rural/urban divide.

Can food and food sovereignty be the catalyst for a Commons Transition? FIAN is working with grassroots movements and local administrations to make it happen.
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Freedom, Security and Commoning in the Age of the Precariat: an interview with Dirk Holemans

Michel Bauwens interviews Dirk Holemans to explore how freedom, security and a new social contract could take place in the age of precarity.
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Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L’Atelier Paysan on self-build communities in farming

L'Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative working with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology.
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This is how people power wins an election: the story of Ahora Madrid

How do you win an election? According to Ahora Madrid’s activist councillors, the key is keeping it real - with real openness and participation.
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Digital Generative Economies and the New Guilds: A Conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff

An audio conversation between Michel Bauwens and Douglas Rushkoff covering finance, the commons how to replace the extractive economy with generative models
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John Thackara on How To Thrive In The Next Economy

John Thackara is a writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realize a sustainable future. He writes about these stories at his blog, Doors of Perception, and organizes festivals that bring the project leaders he has met together. In this interview, conducted […]
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