This early blog post by Cindy Milstein, at Occupy Philly represents one of the earliest seeds of occupiers using the term ‘commons’ and its prototyping. Occupy Philly was the source of the banner that spurred Chris Taylor to write his reflections on the slogan “Commons not Capitalism” here. Cindy reports on their experiences of creating mini-commons, classroom discussions [...]
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R’evolution is shorthand for the jump time of evolution, when social relations that have been frozen for a long time start thawing and the obsolescence of the dominant social order becomes obvious to the multitudes. It’s a time of unfreeze, a fascinating moment, when what the future can become is up to us, to our [...]
— an essay about evolutionary dynamics and the Occupy movement — Part One 1. How life assembled itself The origins of life Where were you and I, and what did we do, 3.5 billion years ago? Most likely, swimming in one of the Earth’s before-life oceans, close to the shoreline, as self-replicating but [...]