The Social Solidarity Network of Heraklion was initially started by a small group of citizens that shared a common speculation about the current humanitarian crisis and the uncovered sanitarian needs concerning a large number of the city’s population, which developed due to the political choices of the governors. Continue reading Social Infirmary of Heraklion and public health as a common good.
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Screening of documentary: “Knowledge as a Common, Communities of production and sharing in Greece”
The Cinema Group from University of Crete who organizes screenings of documentaries and movies, is organizing the screening of a documentary on Thursday 8th of May as a pre-festival event:
“Knowledge as a Common, Communities of productiong and sharing in Greece”, from the director Ilias Marmaras.
The screening will start at 19:30 at the Social Place. A discussion will follow with the participation of the director. Free Entrance.
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Creating in common: videos under Creative Commons license
European CC Affiliates at CommonsFest
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One of the great enablers for the global commons movement is the Creative Commons organization with its tools, affiliates and broader community. The Creative Commons licensing approach and its adoption by many opened up a new world for sharing creative works, music, literature, images and even electronic schematics, enabling and empowering more creators and even more users. It is our privilege to be hosts to the European regional group of Creative Commons Affiliates (CC Europe) who will gather for a meeting during CommonsFest. The participants of this meeting are based all over the region, from the Netherlands to Portugal, Turkey and Ukraine.
We hope we can contribute in our way to the great work of this community.
Building the coalition for the Commons
The 2nd CommonsFest is a unique opportunity for collectives and projects, acting based on the value of sharing and collaborative creation, to meet up. Despite their different origins and topics of involvement, the bonds of the shared values of sharing, solidarity, collaboration, social justice and the pursuit of a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, form the common ground to build a civil coalition for the emergence and expansion of the Commons. The acceleration of this process is important as impasses of current perceptions that limit the horizon of production and reproduction of social life between state and market become more and more acutely apparent.