The remarkable keynote of Yochai Benkler on the state of the commons/sharing movements and the tensions within

I didn’t attend this year’s Ouishare conference in Paris, always a highlight of the year, but I received many echoes of participants who said they were blown away by the closing keynote of Yochai Benkler, who responds to what his has experienced during these 3 days in Paris.

It’s indeed a remarkable synthesis of where the movement is at, and how it is both grappling with the tensions in the world system, and the tensions within the movements.

What is noteworthy is how the concerns and efforts for sharing, the commons, and the new forms of cooperativism, are indeed converging.

Watch the video here:

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