David Harvey on Primitive Accumulation and the Enclosure of the Commons

Originally available via Democracy at Work as part of the “Anti-Capitalist Chronicles” series. This episode: ‘Primitive or Original Accumulation’. From Democracy at Work To our Patreon community: thank you for supporting David Harvey’s Anti-Capitalist Chronicles on Patreon! Your support helps us compensate the staff and additional workers it takes to put an episode together. Thank… Continue reading

Open-source licensing war: Commons Clause

A new open-source license addendum, Commons Clause, has lawyers, developers, businesses, and open-source supporters fighting with each other. Written Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source, originally posted on ZDNet on August 28, 2018 Most people wouldn’t know an open-source license from their driver’s license. For those who work with open-source software, it’s a different story. Open-source license fights… Continue reading

Book of the Day: A Movement of Movements

A Movement of MovementsIs Another World Really Possible?Edited by Tom Mertes Charts the strategic thinking behind the movements challenging neoliberal globalization. A Movement of Movements charts the strategic thinking behind the mosaic of movements currently challenging neoliberal globalization. Leading theorists and activists—the Zapatistas’ Subcomandante Marcos, Chittaroopa Palit from the Indian Narmada Valley dam protests, Soweto anti-privatization campaigner… Continue reading

What Enspiral can teach us about how to run a company with no boss

Darren Sharp interviews Alana Irving about “Better Work Together”, a compendium of distributed leadership strategies prototyped at Enspiral. Cross-posted from Shareable.net Darren Sharp: How do you create a viable business or organization without a hierarchy? Enspiral, an entrepreneurial collective based in Wellington, New Zealand, has been working to answer this question since 2010. Started as… Continue reading

What if Workers Owned Their Workplaces?

The cooperative movement is showing that worker-owned businesses can not only survive, but thrive. By Michelle Chen Can good values be good business, too? For generations, the cooperative movement has been answering with a resounding “Yes!” After a surge of entrepreneurial fervor following the 2007 economic collapse, cooperative ventures are even getting a nod from our… Continue reading

Arts Catalyst Event in London, UK – Towards the planetary commons: reimagining infrastructures for autonomy

Marwa Arsanios | Paloma Polo | Lorenzo Sandoval | They Are Here 12.00pm, Thu 23 May 2019 – 6.00pm, Sat 3 August 2019 Arts Catalyst74-76 Cromer StreetLondonWC1H 8DR FURTHER INFORMATION Free, no need to book we-are-in-this together-but-we-are-not-one-and-the-same” — Rosi Braidotti Towards the Planetary Commons is a new exhibition investigating agency and autonomy in the face of global ecological crises. Encompassing artist film, an… Continue reading