Written by Yavor Tarinski The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking. Murray Bookchin The question of energy is of crucial importance when we discuss the future of our cities. Our contemporary heavily urbanized societies consume huge amounts of energy, which is being derived through environmentally […]Read More On why nuclear energy is incompatible with direct democracy
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 […]Read More International endorsement letter for Barcelona En Comú
+++ 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 […]Read More Save Hasankeyf! No filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!
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 […]Read More Book review of “Common Space: The City As Commons”
Transcription of a TED talk delivered by Dimitrios Roussopoulos This is my neighborhood – Milton Parc – where we decided to take on a major speculator who bought, over a number of years, a six-block area in the downtown of the city. They wanted to expand the center of the city towards the north, to […]Read More The Democratic Project of Milton Parc
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 […]Read More Short documentary on the 2019 Imralı Peace Delegation