International endorsement letter for Barcelona En Comú

  Originally published at https://ada2019.barcelona/ca/international-endorsement-letter   To the people of Barcelona, We’re living in times of great uncertainty. Across the world, inequalities are deepening, the far right is attacking the foundations of our democracy, and climate change is threatening life itself. But against this backdrop, you can be proud that Barcelona has become a beacon […]

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May 23, 2019

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Save Hasankeyf! No filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!

+++ International Urgent Call to Turkish Government and International Public +++ It‘s not too late to SAVE HASANKEYF and Tigris River! No filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir! For 12.000 years, Hasankeyf in the Southeast of Turkey has been a site of uninterrupted human settlement. With the labour of dozen of cultures this outstanding universal site has been created on […]

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May 19, 2019

Book review of “Common Space: The City As Commons”

Written by Mehmet Penpecioglu for the International Development Planning Review, 2019 The urban commons is a growing field of both academic inquiry and social struggle. In this book, Stavos Stavrides approaches the urban commons with a comprehensive and coherent analytical  framework that  builds on its theoretical heritage. Key cases are presented from diverse sociopolitical geographies […]

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May 14, 2019

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Short documentary on the 2019 Imralı Peace Delegation

  A group of human rights activists, among them British actress Maxine Peake and former Icelandic Minister of Justice Ögmundur Jónasson, travels to Turkey to visit the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. He is currently being held in Imrali Prison, under conditions of complete isolation. Here is a short documentation of the 2019 Imralı Peace […]

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Water is Under Assault in Mesopotamia

Declaration  of the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum (MWF), which took place in the University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq 6-8 April 2019 Over-extraction; the draining of marshes and wetlands; deforestation; too many irrigation projects, poorly-drained land; pesticides and fertilizer run-off; contamination by poorly or often un-treated discharges from industry as well as households; […]

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April 20, 2019

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