The Democratization of Cities in North Kurdistan

Written by Ercan Ayboga The History of Cities in North Kurdistan After the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, the cities in North (Turkish-occupied) Kurdistan became progressively poorer relative to those in the Turkish state. This led to comparatively weak municipalities ruled by so-called system parties, which were hierarchical, corrupt, and extremely alienated from the […]

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Activity Report of the Citizens’ Committee of Milton Parc (2019-20)

Below we reproduce the annual report for 2019-2020 of the Citizens’ Committee of Milton Parc (CCMP). The CCMP is a municipalist initiative that strives to encourage and help create grassroots democracy and collective autonomy. It was born in the fight of Milton Parc‘s inhabitants to save their neighborhood from capitalist speculation. The result of this […]

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November 29, 2020

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Thinking Ecologically, Acting Globally – An Interview with Federico Venturini

This interview has been sponsored and published by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Federico Venturini, associate researcher at the University of Udine, about a recently published book he has co-edited entitled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities,” published by Black Rose Books. Topics […]

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Reconceptualising the Right to the City and Spatial Justice Through Social Ecology

  Written by Federico Venturini   Introduction: Critically Exploring the Right to the City The aim of this work is to discuss the right to the city, spatial justice and social ecology in order to create new tools and understandings at the service of urban social movements aiming towards ecological and democratic cities.1 This work […]

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Moving Beyond the Right to the City: Urban Commoning in Greece

  Written by Theodoros Karyotis   The urban space is the epicentre of social antagonism. At any historical moment, it represents a crystallisation of power relations. While political and economic powers incessantly reform it to better isolate, control and exploit its inhabitants, the latter inevitably seek empowerment through collective mobilisation. After all, this is the […]

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Social Ecology and the Right to the City – Review

Written by Eeva Berglund and originally published on her blog. COVID changes everything Before COVID19 became a pandemic, I proposed to the Finnish Journal of Urban Studies, the only professional publication in Finland dedicated to urban research and spatial planning, that I write a review for them (in Finnish) of this book. I’m working on it. Here, […]

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July 30, 2020

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