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A reflection on the challenges of municipalism in Spain 2015-2019

Recetas municipales is a documentary produced by ZEMOS98. It is a journey to the weeks before the municipal elections of May 2015, which changed the course of some cities in Spain; a lunch between people who participated in the development of municipal candidatures of popular unity and who reflect on the process and its challenges.…

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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…

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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"We are a bunch of things"

"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

TRANSFORMATIVE CITIES : PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2020

The Transformative Cities initiative aims to give visibility to local citizen initiatives and practices that act for societal transformation in the field of food, water management, housing or energy. A dozen projects have been selected this year: the votes are now open to the public to choose the winners!    Through an open call Transformative…

[ REPORT ] Towards a new French-style municipalism?

In her report entitled “A CONTRE COURANT – An assessment of the dynamics of participatory lists in the French municipal elections in 2020″, Elisabeth Dau (Commonspolis, Utopia) highlights the effervescence of the nascent municipalism in France, a major democratic revival, yet little reported by the main French media.   The victory of 66 participatory lists…

[Marseilles Spring ] An interview with Alima el Bajnouni

Alima el Bajnouni is Vice-President of Commonspolis and an active member of several Marseille associations working for the right to the city, including “A City Center for All” and Babalex, which promotes Citizenship through the appropriation of Law.   In this interview, she shares with us her hopes and fears, and the challenges to be…

Municipality is ours!

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.