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Can the DisCO Revolution Scale to a Global Commons?

Imagine a world where the collaborative spirit of a bustling farmers’ market, the shared knowledge of an open-source software project, and the radical democracy of a worker-owned cooperative, all coalesce on a global scale. This is the promise of a globally interconnected commons, a future where the DisCO revolution transcends the boundaries of individual cities and communities, weaving together a vibrant tapestry of shared resources, knowledge, and practices for the benefit of all.

But can this dream become a reality? Can the DisCO revolution, rooted as it is in the territorial assemblage, scale up to create a global commons without losing its soul, without being co-opted by the extractive forces of the capitalist assemblage or the bureaucratic control of the state assemblage?

This is the challenge we explore in this post, a journey that takes us from the cobblestone streets of Bologna to the bustling plazas of Barcelona, and beyond, to the emerging networks of DisCOs weaving together a new economic and social fabric for the 21st century.

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