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  • “Free, Fair and Alive” is Now Published!

    From cohousing and agroecology to fisheries and land trusts and open-source everything, people around the world are increasingly turning to “commoning as a way to emancipate themselves from a predatory market/state system.  David Bollier and his coauthor Silke Helfrich have now published one of the most comprehensive and in-depth looks at what the commons means…

  • Buchvorstellung im Münchner Forum Nachhaltigkeit

    Der Vortragsabend „Frei, fair und lebendig – Die Macht der Commons“ von Silke Helfrich fand am 13. Mai 2019 im Münchner Zukunftssalon statt. Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen des Münchner Forum Nachhaltigkeit. Das gleichnamige Buch von Silke Helfrich erschien 2019 beim transcript-Verlag: transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-4530-9/frei-fair-und-lebendig-die-macht-der-commons/ ————————— Wie kann die „große Transformation“ zu einer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft gelingen, die…

  • Free, Fair and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons

    This book offers a compelling narrative for change – that we want to be free and creative people, governing ourselves through fair, accountable institutions, and experiencing the aliveness of authentic human presence. Free, fair, and alive! Click here to download the German edition. The forthcoming English edition will be available in September 2019. Video reposted…

  • How Does The Commons Work? Our new animation elaborates on David Bollier’s next system

    Originally published at The Next System David Bollier, in his paper for our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series exploring viable political-economic alternatives to the present order, suggests that a commons-based framework could provide a critical template for de-commodification, mutualization, and the organization and control of resources outside of the market. We’re excited to share…