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6 marzo, 2012 / Noógrafo

Our perspective is that of the planet’s commoners: human beings with bodies, needs, desires, whose most essential tradition is of cooperation in the making and maintenance of life; and yet have had to do so under conditions of suffering and separation from one another, from nature and from the common wealth we have created through generations. (The Emergency Exit Collective, The Great Eight Masters and the Six Billion Commoners, Bristol, May Day 2008)

The way in which women’s subsistence work and the contribution of the commons to the concrete survival of local people are both made invisible through the idealizing of them are not only similar but have common roots…In a way, women are treated like commons and commons are treated like women (Marie Mies and Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalized Economy, London: Zed Books, 1999).

Reproduction precedes social production. Touch the women, touch…

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