Brian Davey argues that, while there is no point in hoping that the powerful will manage to resolve the multiple crises we're facing, we can still work on developing permacultural designs of local cultivation space and residential areas, and on ways to create soils and grow trees that absorb carbon, so that new forms of living and organising may become possible.
This article, co-authored by Feasta's Mark Garavan, gives the perspective of Lakota activist Chas Jewitt, who situates the concept of water commons within a wider narrative of oppression, which is both gendered and racist.
Extinction Rebellion activists peacefully occupied the Scottish Parliament on Friday January 25th, and engaged in a lively discussion about Cap and Share, the Feasta climate group's initiative for eliminating fossil fuel emissions equitably. Justin Kenrick reports.
"Without oil, it is essential to revive the dexterity, ingenuity and moral probity of the commons," writes Patrick Noble, "The springs are not entirely dry. They survive in the household and that is where the true economy must begin – where the word itself also began."
"If we are to mitigate catastrophic climate change and also reverse the catastrophically increasing chasm between rich and poor, first, we must reclaim the common," writes Patrick Noble in a second excerpt from his new book.
"I see the shadow of a proper economy everywhere....decayed towns and villages, drained by corporate retail park, entirely oil-powered suburbia and the falsely-egalitarian call of the internet, await the returning flow of ingenious, convivial humanity," writes Patrick Noble in a foreword to his new book.