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Chomsky on the Commons | David Bollier
Noam Chomsky recent gave a meaty talk, “Destroying the Commons:  On Shredding the Magna Carta” that shows how fragile the rights of commoners truly are. Achieved after enormous civil strife, the Magna Carta supposedly guaranteed commoners certain civic and procedural rights.  A companion document, the Charter of the Forest later incorporated into the Magna Carta, expressly guarantees commoners stipulated rights to access and use forests, land, water, game and other natural resources for their subsistence. 
commons  environment  law  tradition  enclosure  globalization  markets-uber-alles 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Doc Searls Weblog · Edging toward the fully licensed world
"By losing the free and open Internet, and free and open devices to interact with it — and even such ordinary things as physical books and music media — we reduce the full scope of both markets and civilization.

But that’s hard to see when the walled gardens are so rich with short-term benefits."
internet  culture  design  social-media  open  enclosure  commons 
march 2012 by tsuomela
Common Theft
a socialist take on enclosure
commons  enclosure  property  history 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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