At the first face to face meeting of Occupy Wall Street’s Campaign for the Commons working group, several suggestions were made. Noting that much of the activity of OWS was supportive of various commons – open source, Internet, civic engagement, and the use of public spaces – there was a suggestion that a broader understanding of the role the commons play in our society would benefit all, and that a teach-in might be an appropriate next step.
They invited James Quilligan, a world-renown commons thinker and activist, founder of the Global Commons Trust, who gave a talk recently in London on Managing the Local and Global Commons. He will talk about The Commons – A new Paradigm, at Occupy Wall Street on Dec 19.
That event may will become a milestone on the journey of the Occupy and Commons movement recognizing that in essence, they are one. We, at the Future of Occupy, will follow and share the news about that important development.