Destroying the Commons
How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Date Written: 2012-07-22
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX14415
Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
"The Charter of the Forest demanded protection of the commons from external power. The commons were the source of sustenance for the general population: their fuel, their food, their construction materials, whatever was essential for life. The forest was no primitive wilderness. It had been carefully developed over generations, maintained in common, its riches available to all, and preserved for future generations.