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Silke Helfrich

The multiple crises in food & development, climate & environment and finance mirror a crisis of ideas. Therefore, fresh, coherent and powerful ideas are urgently needed. The World Social Forum has shown for about a decade, that such ideas (and alternatives) are abundant! One of them found it’s way onto the WSF agenda during the 9th World Social Forum 2009 in Belém. After a fruitful and open minded discussion in Belém the „Reclaim the Commons“ Manifesto was launched. It was thought as „global call for an international mobilization campaign to reclaim, protect and recreate the commons.“ So, the WSF opened „a participatory space which allows us to share and discuss ideas and initiatives concerning the future of the commons.“ The Manifesto is now available in 8 languages to sign up and to be discussed. (mais…)

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Silke Helfrich

“Ni la ‘los gobiernos de izquierda’ ni los ‘movimientos sociales de izquierda” pueden hacer mucho  más en el corto plazo (5 años) que involucrarse en acciones defensivas, cuyas acciones características serán guiadas por la idea de  «minimizar el dolor” de los estratos de trabajo en general, y los más oprimidos y la pobreza, abrumado, en particular. “, dice Immanuel Wallerstein en este blog. Estimado Señor Wallerstein, discrepo: Lo que podemos hacer es lo que generaciones y generaciones de comuneros siempre han hecho. Fortalecer los Bienes Comunes. ¡Ahora! (mais…)

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Silke Helfrich

Bens comuns? O quê ?

Muitas vezes me perguntam o que são, exatamente, os commons. Temos o hábito de analisar a complexidade das coisas até o ponto onde supostamente podemos defini-las objetivamente. Entretanto, uma “definição científica dos commons” dificilmente existirá. (mais…)

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Silke Helfrich

„Neither ‘left’ governments nor ‘left’ social movements can do much more in the short run (next five years) than engage in defensive actions, whose guiding characteristic should be actions that ‘minimize the pain’ of the working strata generally, and the most oppressed and poverty-overwhelmed in particular.“, says Immanuel Wallerstein on this blog.

Dear Mister Wallerstein, I disagree. What we can do is, what generations of commoners have always done. We can: Strengthen the Commons. Now! (mais…)

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