Indigenous communities: DIY Internet
Educational | Internet Commons

Indigenous communities: DIY Internet

The infrastructure of the Internet should not be owned by a few companies.

For thousands of years, Commoning principles have enabled communities to share water from a stream. As we are now streaming educational services to children via the Internet, shouldn’t we learn how to better share that stream? There are many examples like the article linked below, where Indigenous communities simply took control . . .

Earth Days on the new Ann Arbor Community Commons
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Earth Days on the new Ann Arbor Community Commons

WHO Sponsors – Megiddo Peace Project and Ann Arbor Community Commons Initiating CommitteeParticipants – Anyone interested in the Center of the City Commons and Park and wishing to support it.  WHERE The Library Lane Parking area with is now the Commons 5the ave and Library Lane (next to the Dowtown Libary). WHAT Four days claiming and interacting on our…

Public Knowledge 20th anniversary video
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Public Knowledge 20th anniversary video

Defending the virtual Commons: This nonprofit has been fighting legal policy battles in the public interest for 20 years. This video will introduce you to the founders. Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. To kick off our 20th year, join the founders of…

Detroit St Filling Station Embraces Mutual Aid Crowd Financing
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Detroit St Filling Station Embraces Mutual Aid Crowd Financing

Ann Arbor local business ‘Detroit Street Filling Station’ has embraced Mutual Aid Crowd Financing to help overcome economic strife during COVID-19. Detroit Street Filling Station is a vegan eatery in Kerrytown in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US. The owner, Phillis Engelbert, has several brick and mortar locations in Ann Arbor which have been negatively impacted by…