The Commoner: Magazine on Social Struggels and the Commons

From „About the Commoner“:

In the beginning there is the doing, the social flow of human interaction and creativity, and the doing is imprisoned by the deed, and the deed wants to dominate the doing and life, and the doing is turned into work, and people into things. Thus the world is crazy, and revolts are also practices of hope.
This journal is about living in a world in which the doing is separated from the deed, in which this separation is extended in an increasing numbers of spheres of life, in which the revolt about this separation is ubiquitous. It is not easy to keep deed and doing separated. Struggles are everywhere, because everywhere is the realm of the commoner, and the commoners have just a simple idea in mind: end the enclosures, end the separation between the deeds and the doers, the means of existence must be free for all!

WWW: Weltweite Wasserforschungskonferenz

In Stockholm, Schweden, fand vom 20. bis 26. August die Konferenz „World Water Week“ statt. Dort wurde auch der Forschungsbericht „The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture“ präsentiert, ein global angelegtes Wasserexpertenprojekt.  Aus der Selbstbeschreibung: „The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture critically evaluates the benefits, costs, and impacts of the past 50 years of water development, the water management challenges communities are facing today, and solutions people have developed. The results will enable better investment and management decisions in water and agriculture in the near future and over the next 50 years. The assessment is produced by a broad partnership of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.“