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Reclaiming the Commons film at the Bloom Collective 3/10

March 7, 2011

“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.”

This is an important film for anyone who is concerned about local issues such as food, privatization of water, privatization and co-optation of public space and private control of what were once public services.

This Land is Our Land is being shown at the Bloom Collective space, located in the Steepletown Neighborhood Center on the corner of Fifth and Davis on the Westside of Grand Rapids. Refreshments will be available and a discussion will follow the film.

This Land is Your Land (film)

Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 PM

671 Davis NW, Grand Rapids

Suggested donation of $3 – 5

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