This Land Is Our Land

Friday, February 18th, 2011– 7:30 pm


This Land is Our Land
The Fight to Reclaim the Commons

A Documentary Film Based on the Book:
SILENT THEFT by David Bollier

The Film will be followed by a Moderated Discussion by

Russell L. Stockard Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
California Lutheran University

This Land is Our Land
The Fight to Reclaim the Commons

For over three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons — everything from our forests and 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.

“We need to reassert our claims to the commons, and we need to restore the concept of the public good. And one excellent way to start is to get hold of an insightful new DVD called This Land Is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons. Matthew Rothschild | Editor of The Progressive

“You’ll never be the same after watching the mind-opening film This Land is Your Land because you will see the diverse wealth — the commonwealth — that you own with other Americans, how it has been seized, despoiled and corporatized. But you all still own these immense public assets and you can regain control of them for now and for posterity. David Bollier has outdone himself again!” – Ralph Nader


PROGRAM IS FREE BUT DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

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