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From Reconquista to Reconquest

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At times of Reconquista decisions were sought in bloody battles. Nowadays is the armed struggle of secondary importance. Preference is given to very effective ways of enforcing the power in which violence is not practiced openly. Moreover they are far less costly than military interventions.

The subdued level of visible violence belies the true extent of the brutality at which the domination is exerted. In a World where most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity, the ordinary people should struggle to reconquest the means needed to overcome the necessity to work for the few. That will then allow them to work for their mutual welfare in freedom.

Anti-Democratic attacks by multilateral Agreements

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Wir sind die Veränderung

Vielleicht, so beschleicht mich ein Gefühl, ist es nur mein Versuch, durch Aktivismus der innerlichen Verzweiflung zu entkommen, die sich aus dem Ohnmachtsgefühl ergibt. Aber gleichzeitig spüre ich, dass steter Tropfen den Stein höhlt und jeder Tropfen derjenige sein kann, der ein Fass zum Überlaufen bringen kann, also auch im positiven Sinne. Jeder Gedanke, jedes Gefühl, das sich der friedfertigen Metamorphose widmet und sich nicht verrückt machen lässt von den immer wieder proklamierten Katastrophen und dem manipulativen Angstschüren, ist eine gewonnene Vision für die Zukunft. Und diese Zukunft liegt in unseren Händen. Sich einzubringen und die eigene Umwelt mitzugestalten, ist sowohl ein Grundbedürfnis des Menschen als auch seine Aufgabe. Was können wir also tun? Grundsteinlegung für eine Bahnstrecke zwischen Nord- und Südkorea. Quellen und Anmerkungen: Klimawende von unten. We Are One Community: Leading a Global Cooperative for The Highest Good of All.

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We Are One Community: Leading a Global Cooperative for The Highest Good of All

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These pages explain what we are creating from a global-change perspective: Think Like a Commoner. Email Facebook Twitter ShareThis About the Author David Bollier, is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar who has studied the commons as a transformative paradigm for fifteen years.

Think Like a Commoner

He is co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, co-director of the Commons Law Project, and a frequent speaker and strategy advisor. Bollier is an author and editor of six books on different aspects of the commons, including Green Governance, The Wealth of the Commons and Viral Spiral. He blogs at and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. view author profile A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons by David Bollier The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures - relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the Market and State. With graceful prose and dozens of fascinating stories, Bollier describes the quiet revolution that is pioneering practical forms of self-governance and production controlled by people themselves. After Progress. Noam Chomsky on the Potential for Ordinary People to Make Radical Change. Noam Chomsky.

Noam Chomsky on the Potential for Ordinary People to Make Radical Change

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The Rise of Anti-Capitalism

While economists have always welcomed a reduction in marginal cost, they never anticipated the possibility of a technological revolution that might bring those costs to near zero. The first inkling of the paradox came in 1999 when Napster, the music service, developed a network enabling millions of people to share music without paying the producers and artists, wreaking havoc on the music industry. Similar phenomena went on to severely disrupt the newspaper and book publishing industries. Consumers began sharing their own information and entertainment, via videos, audio and text, nearly free, bypassing the traditional markets altogether.