The future is public

[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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[REPORT] Feminisation of Politics Project

Discover the toolkit and common baselines for care, gender equity in political activism.   Feminisation of Politics is a project gathering the european network of municipalist platforms in Serbia, Spain, Croatia and Italy.   In this report they present the principles of feminisation of politics based on the common practices in their platforms : gender…

[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…

LABS OF CARE : THE FIRST STEPS IN WORKING TOGETHER

LABS OF CARE STARTED AS A FEELING, AN IDEA THAT HAS SINCE GROWN INTO A PILOT PROJECT WITHIN VARIOUS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS. IT DEALS WITH MUNICIPALISM, DEMOCRATIC CULTURE, NEW WAYS OF COLLABORATING, TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF, OTHERS AND THE MOST VULNERABLE, AND HOW TO BUILD SOCIETY BY CENTRING IT AROUND PRACTICES THAT MAKE A…

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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.