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[2020 French Municipales Elections] A green wave and a citizen slap in the face

On the occasion of the results of the municipal elections in France, our partner Action Commune shared via a press release its analysis of the emergence of municipalism in France and the results of the municipal elections.   Bearing in mind the impact of this particular context on the conduct of the elections, and the…

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[NEW BOOK] The future is public – Towards democratic ownership of public services

In recent years, a Transnational Institute research has identified more than 1,400 successful (re)municipalisation cases involving more than 2,400 cities in 58 countries around the world.   Resistance to privatisation has turned into a powerful force for change. (Re)municipalisation refers to the reclaiming of public ownership of services as well as the creation of new…

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[WORKSHOPS] Faire Commun⸱e. A French Fearless Cities about Care, Covid and Municipalism

On Monday 27 April 2020, 150 people met in the framework of the “Lundi en Commun” usually organised by Action Commune for a Special Edition “Fearless Cities” led by various french partner organisations: Mouvement Utopia, Ateliers Populaires d’Urbanisme (Villeneuve Grenoble), Commonspolis, Pacte pour la Transition, La Belle Démocratie and l’Assemblée des Communs Grenoble.   The…

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"BEING A QUEER IS TO BE PART OF NON-EXISTENT AND FICTITIOUS CATEGORIES, MANUFACTURED TO EXCLUDE US, BUT OF WHICH WE HAVE RETURNED AND BECOME PROUD OF. QUEER IS ABOUT NEVER BELIEVING THAT WORDS ARE... Inspiration Ver
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LITURA: AND YET, ONLY ART SET US FREE ...

The "LITURA" project (an idea by Alessandro Paschitto, a student at the Paolo Grassi Civic Theatre School in Milan), starts on May 1st, Workers'... Inspiration Ver
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Three little drops of saliva in the air or how one could sink with a kiss, with an embrace.

"And so one day the world was filled with the dire promise of a viral apocalypse and suddenly the borders that were defended by wars were broken with droplets of spittle, there was equity... Inspiration Ver

[NEW BOOK] Cities Versus Multinationals

Cities are directly affected by the consequences of austerity policies and the economic crisis. They also are places for democratic resistance against the hoarding of common goods by Multinationals.    “Cities Versus Multinationals” is a collective work published in Collection Passerelles by Ritimo..  It collects contributions of several European organisations, including the Observatory of Multinationals,…

[OP-ED] In the face of the precarious situation in the world, let us cultivate a policy of encounter.

In the last run-up to french municipal elections, the authors of this op-ed piece invited elected officials, candidates and citizens to imagine, in their territories, policies for the meeting. “Cultivating this relational ecology seems to us to be the only way to combine social and environmental causes in a common horizon,” they write.   Do…

FEMINISE POLITICS NOW !

A Toolkit created by the municipalist movement   How can we make our organisations more democratic? How can we make our work and activism more inclusive in practice? How can we, as activists, practitioners, educators, citizens, members of movements and organisations ensure that we implement feminist values at work and in our everyday lives? These…

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Eco-feminism: fighting fear and uncertainty

#ISTAYATHOME and I educate myself, I question myself and reconnect with the essential… In times of sanitary confinement and eco-social and democratic crisis, the words of YAYO HERRERO, anthropologist and ecofeminist, offer us some leads to understand the contribution of ecofeminism to the challenges facing our civilization. This intervention took place on 11 June 2017…

AN INVITATION FOR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW WAYS OF WORKING TOGETHER

The #LabsofCare project support municipalist and social movements to experiment and put into practice Care in their organizational culture. #LabsofCare will document and make available tools and methods addressing sharing of power, collective dynamics inspired by the feminization of politics, among others. Because Care is another way of being oneself around others, and of working…

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Mínim is a crowd-sourced project that comes as a response to the need to connect and disseminate the work of people, governments and political platforms working on municipalism. We are a close community that includes journalists, activists and researchers, involved in the municipalist movement throughout the world.