The idea of the commons as an organising principle has moved from the streets to the heart of the European political establishment.
The real question of the referendum is whether Greek citizens approve or disprove the enclosure of their commons.
In the gap between people and increasingly unaccountable institutions beholden to financial interests, citizens are rising up to reclaim the commons.
How Spain’s 15M movement went from occupying city squares to city halls—without compromising its independence
John Restakis speaks about the Civil Economy as a contrast to the the crisis that has gripped Europe, and the western democracies, over the last 30 years.
That Syriza is taking the social economy seriously is a good sign. The social economy represents one of the very few bright spots in Greece, with hundreds of new groups being formed to provide goods and services in a way that is entirely new.