Conference/Berkeley: Crisis of the Californian Commons

A conference about the crisis of the californian commons. Lots of leftwing celebreties (but mostly unknown in Germany)
Friday, April 27, 2007 – Sunday, April 29, 2007

„The rich and bountiful commons that Californians once enjoyed as a gift of nature and fruit of public efforts are under assault today. Our resources are degraded, our services privatized and our public spaces increasingly pre-empted. But the state’s commons-wealth are not mere amenities for our private lives or raw materials for the economy. They are collective goods, shared resources and collective achievements that underpin our and future generations’ well-being, our civic life and our possibility for a democratic life together.
What exactly are commons? How do they work? How can we protect them? Join scholars, activists, scientists and writers from around the state to examine the crises of California’s commons, recover their history and imagine their possible futures.“

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