Municipalism in Spain: From Barcelona to Madrid, and Beyond

  Written by Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. Originally published as a brochure by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung The 2017 Catalan independence referendum has been called “undemocratic,” a “power grab,” and even a “coup d’état” in international media. No matter the specific terminology, the referendum as well as the dispute over its democratic legitimacy indicate that Spanish political culture […]

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August 12, 2018

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An event on Social Ecology in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria

  TRISE is co-organizing an event on Social Ecology and the Right to the City in Sofia, Bulgaria, together with the local free social space Fabrika Avtonomia. Keynote speaker will be Dimitrios Roussopoulos – long-time political activist, writer, editor, publisher, community organizer and public speaker. Some of the subjects he will be introducing are the […]

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City, Municipality, Commons: Rebel Cities in the Neoliberal Age

  Written by Yavor Tarinski   Introduction With the rise of cities, a major power shift is occurring this century across the planet in both economic and political terms. Dimitrios Roussopoulos[1]   Nowadays the importance of the city is increasing, not only because of the fact that the majority of the human population is currently living […]

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Towards Free Public Transport

Written by Judith Dellheim and Jason Prince. This excerpt is part of the book “Free Public Transport: And Why We Don’t Pay to Ride Elevators” (Black Rose Books, 2017). With rising costs of housing in cities around the world, increased levels of household debt, skyrocketing costs in education and medical care, all spiraling out of […]

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November 18, 2017

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Call for Papers! Closed on the 1st of July

    The Right to the City and Social Ecology – Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities     The TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY (TRISE) is glad to announce its fourth conference, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 1st to 3rd of September 2017. Follows here the description of the call for papers which closed on […]

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