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Mon Feb 23, 2015, 11:29 AM

Peter Linebaugh: Who Owns the Commons? An 800 Year Fight for Public Goods | #GRITtv

I found this interesting and wanted to share.



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Reply Peter Linebaugh: Who Owns the Commons? An 800 Year Fight for Public Goods | #GRITtv (Original post)
zeemike Feb 2015 OP
Jack Rabbit Feb 2015 #1
zeemike Feb 2015 #2
RufusTFirefly Feb 2015 #3
zeemike Feb 2015 #4
RufusTFirefly Feb 2015 #5
zeemike Feb 2015 #6
RufusTFirefly Feb 2015 #7
zeemike Feb 2015 #8
SamKnause Feb 2015 #9
KoKo Feb 2015 #10

Response to zeemike (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 12:55 PM

1. The takeaway from this

When a vile royalist, like the CEO of Nestles', says that there is no right to have access to water and that water should privatized and commercialized, just turn around and tell him that he's full of shit.

I see a vision of the near future when the people rise against the oppressors.

Gandhi leads the people not to the sea to gather salt, but to the river to gather the stuff of life.

Gog and Magog speak with the voice of thunder: That river is ours and you shall not touch it. Prepare your children for sacrifice to us.

The people turn and unsheathe their sacrificial cleavers, and turn on the gods and still their blood.

At last, freedom.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 01:12 PM

2. And the Gandhi model is the one that will work.

And perhaps the only one that will work because they have overwhelming power.

But I would question your calling them Gog and Magog...what they clearly are is the Beast.
And there is no better description of our economic system than calling it a Beast...a beast that must alway be fed more.
And there are biblical references that describe it in exactly that way.

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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 01:18 PM

3. Thanks for sharing! Linebaugh is a fascinating guy.

He has been interviewed on KPFA's "Against the Grain" a number of times on a variety of subjects, including Thomas Paine!

Peter Linebaugh, best known for tracing the history of the commons and of commoning practices, calls Thomas Paine "a planetary revolutionary. He has found in Paine's lesser-known works radical critiques of inequality and authoritarianism and even the system of money wages. Many lessons for our time, Linebaugh argues, can be drawn from Paine's writings and his extraordinary life.


http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/905/mon-33114-linebaugh-paine

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 01:25 PM

4. Honestly it is the first time I have heard of him.

But I will pay him some attention in the future.
The world is full of brilliant people like him but the media just ignores them for the most part...thank god for the internet.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 01:33 PM

5. I tend to ignore the kind of media that ignores Peter Linebaugh...

... which is probably why I've heard of him!

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 01:43 PM

6. Some of us are still trying to catch up.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 03:31 PM

7. I totally understand.

I hope my comment didn't sound snarky. If so, it definitely wasn't intended that way.

As for catching up, although I have no affiliation with the program whatsoever, "Against the Grain" is one of my absolute favorite places to hear fascinating people and ideas that I would otherwise not be exposed to.

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 03:58 PM

8. No I never took it that way at all.

What you did was inform me...and that is appreciated.
No one can know it all and we should share our knology...that is how we learn.

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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 05:28 PM

9. Thank you for posting.

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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:47 PM

10. K&R...

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