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Mobilizing for the common: some lessons from Italy

What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?

The Commons and the Legal Left at Harvard Law School

Can the boundary-bursting categories of the commons penetrate the mighty citadel of Harvard Law School and its entrenched ways of thinking about property, markets and law?

Review: "Stop, Thief": The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance

It is always refreshing to read Peter Linebaugh’s writings on the commons because he brings such rich historical perspectives to bear, revealing the commons as both strangely alien and utterly familiar.

Foreward from Notes to Nowhere

The illusion that progress will solve the problems of the future is presented to obscure the ancient truth that future-problems are created by the present.

Crowd Control: Political revolt and the accumulation of more

For the last several years, the word “revolution” has been hanging around backstage on the national television talk-show circuit waiting for somebody, anybody...to cue its appearance on camera.

How grassroots organizing came to the rescue in West Virginia’s water crisis

While government and industry have been slow to respond to the needs of the people, some remarkable community organizing has taken place, drawing on West Virginia’s long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice — including powerful work against the …

Food activism: Avoiding the destruction of the imagination

What are we to make of Monsanto’s sponsoring of organic school gardens? Of local food bike tours made possible by Pepsi?

Historic climate action shows millennials ready to fight for their future

When nearly 400 millennials committed civil disobedience on Sunday in front of the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, they sent a clear message to President Obama: “Stop this pipeline or the people will.”

Fascism and the Future, Part Three: Weimar America

It’s a curious detail that in the last years of the Weimar Republic, a large number of avant-garde intellectuals and cultural figures were convinced that they already lived in a fascist country.

The austerity of the commons: a struggle for the essential

In a precarious context induced by a struggle for the essential, one term has re-emerged as indispensable, providing many of us with a new sense of direction, creation and sharing, and ultimately, like a boomerang, assuming the ‘austere’ dignity of that which cannot be renounced: the …

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