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David Bollier is an author, activist and Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics.

David Bollier is an author, activist and Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work focuses on the commons as a new/old paradigm of governance, economics and culture, which he has explored in his books Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons; two anthologies co-edited with Silke Helfrich, Patterns of Commoning and The Wealth of the Commons; and his blog, Bollier.org. 

Livestreaming the Power of the Commons with David Bollier
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Livestreaming the Power of the Commons with David Bollier

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at the Greene Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts 

Monday 30 September 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
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The Commoners Occupy Teatro Valle in Rome
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The Commoners Occupy Teatro Valle in Rome

24 July 2014

The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary: a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theater, and the conversion of the theater into a commons by countless ordinary citizens. Now the mayor of Rome is threatening to end the occupation, evict the commoners, and privatize the management of the facility.