Commons are products and resources that are created, cared for and used in a shared way in a great variety of forms. The term has increasingly come into use again over the past decades – “again“ because commons as...
We live in dark times. The planet is warming even faster than scientists anticipated, economic inequality is now likely the worst it’s ever been in American history, Wall Street and large corporations have enormous control over our lives and...
During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining: “A pigeon can still make a deposit on...
At first glance it is a factory: heavy machinery, crates, palettes, industrial barrels and men doing manual labor. Little catches the eye, except maybe the homemade banners hanging up around the warehouse. They’re in Greek, so you might not be...
As the Trump regime rolls out, the need for building local power becomes startlingly clear. Many will march in the Women’s March on Saturday, and that promises to be an important statement against normalizing the Trump administration. But after the big...
It’s getting hot out there. For a stretch of 16 months running through August 2016, new global temperature records were set every month. Ice cover in the Arctic sea hit a new low this past summer, at 525,000 square miles...

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