By Silke Helfrich, David Bollier, P2P Foundation Blog
As the idea of patterns of commoning suggests, commons are not objects, but actions.
By Silke Helfrich, P2P Foundation Blog
Just like farmers, we cannot really know how big and copious the harvest will be, or when exactly it will come. But we keep seeding to help make the commons visible at different levels...
By Ann Marie Utratel, Silke Helfrich, P2P Foundation Blog
You cannot think about the commons if you don’t ask yourself at the same time who creates them, who cares for them, who protects them and who reproduces them.
By Silke Helfrich, STIR
In such a context, the minimum wage – which is supposed to create a minimum level of equality in formal terms – can never create a feeling of social justice.
By Silke Helfrich, CommonsBlog
Commoning is beyond the just "being together". In fact, it may be the only way in which we can systemically confront the dysfunctions and corruptions of the market/state system that now govern us.
By David Bollier, Silke Helfrich, Patterns of Commoning website
Commoning may be a hardy social phenomenon with an ancient pedigree, but in modern industrial societies, it enjoys only modest understanding and respect.
By Silke Helfrich, Shareable
I think Buen Vivir is a proposal aimed at making visible and expressible aspects of reality that are ignored by the dominant paradigm.
By Silke Helfrich, The Commons Blog
"Commons, whether small or large, can benefit a lot from dependable communication, energy and transportation"...