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The political cycle in the state: limits and potentialities of the institutional assault. EMO

Sinthesis of the Open Meeting of Encuentro abierto of the Municipalist School of Autumn.La Coruna, 16-17 November 2018. (ES) Presentation: Celtia Traviesas (Asociación M) Participantes: José Mejías (Ganemos Jeréz) Sabela Pérez (Marea Atlántica), Enric Bárcena (Barcelona en Comú), Martiño Xosé Vázquez (Ourense en Común), Laura Arroyo (Reacciona Talaveruela). Introduction Quasiment quatre ans après l’assaut institutionnel…

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Messina: Municipalism beyond the Municipio.

The fundamental change in the relationship between grassroots movements and public administration is the centrepiece of new municipalism. How should be the complex relationship between institutions and movements? An article by Federico Alagna published in Political Critique in October 2018. (In English). Federico Alagna is a Cambiamo Messina dal Basso activist and former Deputy Mayor…

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Discursos plebeyos. Marcelo Expósito

Discursos plebeyos. La toma de la palabra y de las instituciones por la gente común. A book by Marcelo Expósito. El libro editado por Icaria recopila intervenciones políticas de Marcelo Expósito impartidas entre principios de 2016, cuando irrumpieron las candidaturas electorales ciudadanas en el Parlamento español, y mediados de 2018, cuando el Congreso de los…

The right for decent housing, driving force of civic and municipalist struggles in Marseille. Alima El Bajnouni

Alima El Bajnouni is a jurist and manager at “Un centre ville pour tous” (An urban center for all), an association in Marseille devoted to the right for everybody to live in the city center with decent housing conditions, regardless of social condition, and for collective action toward government authorities. Alima is a member of…

The militiaman who wrote love letters. Sandra Navarro

In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of the performance called “36 characters”, Sandra Navarro, Spanish actress and choreographer , shares some of her thoughts with CommonsPolis. Las cintas son el hilo conductor de la nueva obra que presento en Barcelona a mediado de diciembre. Se refieren a grabaciones que hice a mi abuelo. Ellas son…

Eco-feminist proposals as alternatives to cutbacks. Yolanda Fernández Vargas

For many years, eco-feminism has claimed that to circumscribe reality, in all its complexity, to a binary equation is of a narrow and reductionist nature. We depend on natural resources, ecosystems, biosphere, and we also need nurturing during the first years of our life, during our old-age, and during sickness. Yolanda Fernández Vargas | Comisión…

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New Municipalism, New Culture, New Democracy. Igor Stokfiszewski

Igor Stokfiszewski is a researcher, activist, journalist and artist. He was a participant and initiator of social theatre, community theatre and politically engaged art activities. Author of the book Zwrot polityczny [Political Turn](2009), editor of the e-book Culture and Development: Beyond Neoliberal Reason (2017) and co-editor of Build the City: Perspectives on Commons and Culture…

Attitudes and Innovative Approaches to urban insecurity. Arnaud Blin

Arnaud Blin, is a historian and political scientist, specialist in matters of governance and terrorism. Currently, in association with CommonsPolis, it contributes to generate reflections and proposals on a municipalist approach to security problems.   Political theorists who have delved into security related question can be divided into two distinct groups. On one side, in…