Lael Parish is the project director of Promoting Resource Rights in the Global Economy at the Institute for Policy Studies. The project promotes the rights of people and communities over their own natural resources, and supports efforts to change global economic institutions that currently favor transnational corporations in resource conflicts.

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Commons and Resource Rights

Maude Barlow Speaks About the Campaign to Establish The Great Lakes as a Commons.

Water is Not for Sale: A Look at Italy's Water Movement

In Italy, and across the world, local water must be administered for the common good of the community - il bene comune - and not treated as a market commodity.