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Mapping the Commons of Athens and Istanbul

Cartographier les Communs d’Athènes et Istanbul

Face aux politiques néolibérales, quel rôle les Communs peuvent-ils jouer ? Des citoyens en Grèce d’abord puis à Istanbul ont décidé d’explorer cette question en cartographiant les Communs. Les cartes en ligne et les vidéos rendent visibles les expériences qui soutiennent la vie quotidienne des gens, à (...)

, by Himal Southasian , ADVE Nagraj

"Development" at uncommon cost

Le coût exhorbitant du développement

Cet article rend compte de l’ouvrage ’Communities, Commons and Corporations" édité par Perspectives, une organisation non-gouvernementale d’étudiants et chercheurs de l’université de Delhi. Leur objectif est de "rendre compte de la vie et des luttes des populations qui se situent à la marge de la loi (...)

, by CIP Americas Program

Mexico’s Movement for Real Democracy

By Laura Carlsen

"We are the children of the ideals you couldn’t kill.”
A young woman carried the hand-lettered sign as she marched with tens of thousands of people in Mexico City last July 22. Twenty-something, with long black hair and jeans, her message captures the spirit and sense of history of Mexico’s new (...)

, by Infochange

Profiting from the needy

By Samir Nazareth

Samir Nazareth questions cause-related marketing which extends a corporation’s markets – for water purification sachets or sanitary napkins — in the guise of providing essential services to the poor.
In Bhopal, Unilever and Population Services International (PSI) are sensitising citizens to the (...)

, by SACSIS

Youth Unemployment: A Global Challenge

By Glenn Ashton

All over the world the youngest, historically most employable sector of society is struggling to find secure employment. In China an estimated one third of college graduates are unable to get work. In Spain and Greece unemployment amongst the youth has risen above 50%. In South Africa it is (...)

, by CHOMSKY Noam

Destroying the Commons: On Shredding the Magna Carta

Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.
That should be a matter of serious immediate concern. What we do (...)

, by Our Water Commons

Water Solutions

As we seek to better understand what circumstances local alternatives for democratic, equitable and sustainable control of water Commons are working best, water justice activists in the North and South continue to rediscover the wealth of alternatives in the indigenous societies that so-called (...)

, by Common Dreams

Media Get Bored With Occupy and Inequality

By John Knefel

Class issues fade along with protest coverage
Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement has (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Dhaka: Clearing Korail

By Saad Hammadi

Dhaka’s latest slum demolition shows the full scale of the Bangladeshi government’s callousness and ineptitude.
The summer heat is scorching but it does not impede the regular bustle of Korail, one of the largest slums of Dhaka, a city where an estimated quarter of the 16 million inhabitants (...)

, by Frontline

India: No room for development

By T.K. Rajalkshmi

The housing and houselisting census data do not paint a rosy picture of India in terms of basic amenities for its households.
The data on household amenities and assets, released recently by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, are a stark reminder of the (...)

, by Frontline

Potential of BRICS

By Jayati Ghosh

Despite their differences, its member-countries face some common challenges, which they could address by developing new, coordinated strategies.
Strange things happen in the world. Imagine the formation of a grouping of countries spread across the globe only for the simple reason that an (...)

, by Focus on the global south

Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

"(The) water crisis is largely our own making. It has resulted not from the natural limitations of the water supply or lack of financing and appropriate technologies, even though these are important factors, but rather from profound failures in water governance.” – UNDP on water governance
“What (...)

, by Dissident Voice (DV)

Social or Anti-Social Media?

By Frank Scott

"If we want to save life and humanity, we are obliged to end the capitalist system." Bolivian President Evo Morales
We hear and read that the economy is rebounding – again – and this during a multi billion dollar presidential campaign. Gee. Threats of more foreign wars are also unrelated to (...)

, by Frontline

India’s Budget: Losing direction

By Jayati Ghosh

The Budget provides proof of the United Progressive Alliance government having forgotten the importance of its own “flagship schemes”.
BUDGET 2012-13 provides conclusive proof that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has lost its way. It has managed the remarkable feat of upsetting (...)

, by Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG)

A new historical moment ?

By Nicola Bullard

We are facing a cynical response from the elites concerning the ecological and economic crises. What is being sold to us as green economy is nothing but an attempt to have a new round of expansion of capitalism. It is an extension of neoliberalism, a new green Washington consensus, attempting (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Reclaiming ’common sense’: new pamphlet is a rallying cry to the 99%

By Guy Aitchison

Today marks the launch of OurKingdom’s version of ‘Common Sense’, a new ebook by Dan Hind about the Occupy movement and deliberative politics. We are publishing the pamphlet in partnership with Myriad Editions and the New Left Project ↑ , who have brought out their own editions. Below, Guy (...)

, by SACSIS

Rio+20: Furthering Sustainable Development or Greenwashing the Global Economy?

By Michelle Pressend

In June this year, the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development (UNCED) popularly known, as the Rio Earth Summit will commemorate 20 years. It was originally held in Brazil in 1992. You may recall that in 2002, South Africa hosted the World Summit on Sustainable Development (...)

Excreta Matters

State of India’s Environment 7 (2-vol. Set)

By the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 2-vol. Set (296 pages and 496 pages), 80$
This is India’s first and most comprehensive survey presented in an attractive 2-volume set on the state of its water and its management. It is the 7th Report in our highly popular SOE Series. It would be (...)