Bristol Indymedia Permanent Culture Now and Bristol Radical Film Festival: This Land is Our Land
Friday February 01, 2013 21:50 by Permanent Culture Now
Monday February 4th, 8pm., Cube Cinema, Bristol Entry £3/£4 (But nobody turned away due to lack of funds)
For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land, acclaimed author David Bollier, a leading figure in the global movement to reclaim the commons, bucks the rising tide of anti-government extremism and free market ideology to show how commercial interests are undermining our collective interests. Placing the commons squarely within the American tradition of community engagement and the free exchange of ideas and information, Bollier shows how a bold new international movement steeped in democratic principles is trying to reclaim our common wealth by modeling practical alternatives to the restrictive monopoly powers of corporate elites
The film will be followed by a talk by Sy Taffel from the University of Bristol on commons and the peer-to-peer movement and a discussion on the current rising global commons movement.
See the link below for an introduction to debates around the commons.