The oceans were the original global commons, fished and navigated for ages. But new technologies have added numerous challenges to sustaining our oceans: offshore oil drilling, deep-sea mining, and overfishing. However, it’s crucial that water, both freshwater and saltwater, remains a commons and held in the public trust, because access to clean water is a basic... Continue reading →
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The following announcement was originally published in Kosmos Journal. Kosmos is pleased to award a 2017 Seed Grant to Great Lakes Commons (GLC). The Great Lakes Commons cares for the protection of the second largest freshwater source in the world through education, interventions, and water protection. GLC is a diverse network of people and organizations... Continue reading →
We recently received this message from Birgit Dalbert on behalf of Shayda Naficy and the citizens of Lagos, who logically wish to keep self-governing and distributing their water supply: Shayda Naficy: Dear friends and allies: I am writing today to ask you to urgently add your organization’s name to a sign-on letter we are circulating... Continue reading →
By Marcela Olivera: Autonomy and horizontality are distinct characteristics of traditional forms of organization in Bolivia. They support an everyday, practical, tangible understanding of what “public” means as well as how to shape a participatory democracy that can exist even without the state and the government. The water committees in the south of Cochabamba, Bolivia’s fourth-largest... Continue reading →
We share so very much…but 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