The Commons is a documentary film about communities all over the world re-asserting sustainable, responsible futures using ancient Commons principles. The Commons are the shared resources of the world, owned by all, not just a few. The Commons are an ancient-new open-source code around the sharing of resources.

Five years in the making, we listened as 49 communities in the Americas, Europe and south Asia told us what has made their Commons work over the centuries. In the face of commodification and privatization, when everything seems to have a dollar value, Commoners are now saying, we’re taking a new path forward…

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It Belongs to Everyone

By on March 12, 2016

We share so very much.
Who does it really belong to?
The many efforts of groups around the world are converging for justice, peace, the end of poverty, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and the restoration of a healthy planet.
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Project Of The Day: Community Shares

By on May 25, 2016

When I lived in Kenya, my friend, Kamau, needed to raise funds to purchase the storefront where he operated his ...Read More

A Synthesis of the Findings of P2P Theory: Ten Years After

By on May 24, 2016

“The object of P2P Theory is to investigate the specific phase transition from social forms based on the domination of ...Read More

Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm

By on May 23, 2016

Every so often I am invited to write a piece that in effect answers the question, “Why the commons?” ...Read More

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How You Are Already Seeding Transformation

By on May 22, 2016

We can all feel it — the

The post How You Are Already Seeding Transformation appeared first on ...Read More

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Project Of The Day: Food is Free

By on May 21, 2016

Here in Phoenix, spring gardens continue producing fruit despite temperatures soaring into the hundreds (F).

This year my wife and I ...Read More

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Yanis Varoufakis on the death of the 20th Century’s Social Contract, and What is Next

By on May 20, 2016

Brilliant explanation of why the social insurance model of the 20th century is dying and why the basic income is ...Read More

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Resilience — decentralized basic income through paying it forward

By on May 19, 2016

The emergent properties of my system ‘Resilience' are not covered by words like ‘donations', so to call it ‘decentralized taxation' ...Read More