Occupy the Commons

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On the Commons:

"The Occupy movements that spread across the nation this fall are taking citizen activism in a new direction—toward the commons. The protests create actual commons, shared public spaces that have become both a symbol and an example of the more cooperative, hopeful future that will benefit 99 percent of Americans. That’s why these action have been able to shift the political debate by galvanizing public support for a more equitable economy.

The occupiers are also experimenting with new forms of collaborative, commons-based, genuinely democratic decision-making based on mutual consensus and inclusiveness. And rather than an isolated band of protesters, the Occupy encampments depend on the continuing support of the broader community to keep going." (http://onthecommons.org/sites/default/files/OTC_Update.pdf)