The author presents what is probably a new concept to most people--commonism. It is a world view within which he believes offers the possibility of providing "infrastructures of resistance" that can seriously challenge capitalism. In fact, he states that commoning is already happening, but whether such experiments can result in effective "infrastructures of resistance" is much too early to tell.
As capitalist societies in the twenty-first century move from crisis to crisis, oppositional movements in the global North have been somewhat stymied (despite ephemeral manifestations like Occupy), confronted with the pressing need to develop organizational infrastructures that might prepare the ground for a real, and durable, alternative. More and more, the need to develop shared infrastructural resources — what Shantz terms “infrastructures of resistance” — becomes apparent.