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Closed In and Crowded Out: Urbanising against the City

European institutions were designed to direct flows of global capital. In doing so, they’ve become less accountable to people.

The Anthropocene Debate: Why is Such a Useful Concept Starting to Fall Apart?

The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate researchers and activists alike? 

Grassroots Visionaries and Revolutionaries

What ultimately fuels me to be part of the Ferguson uprising and the solidarity economy movement is a firm belief that people have the right to control the decisions that affect their lives--call it self-determination, democracy, social justice, whatever you will.

The Promise of Public Banking in Seattle

Today, the Seattle Public Bank Coalition educates local policymakers and the public about the capacity of public banks to provide robust banking services while returning profits to the community.

Return Of The Fractivist

Throughout history, nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience have invigorated movements to successfully ban harmful practices, pass laws, and overthrow dictators.

Are We Prepared to Change to Prevent Climate Change?

What is needed to get us out of our comfort zone and fight for our children’s future?

Building Hope in Times of Crisis

‘There is a big need for the solidarity movement in Greece. It started in late 2011 and has nearly doubled now to around 400 groups – even more if you add the more loosely networked ones,’ Christos Giovanopoulos says.

#OuiShareFest2015: Rediscovering the True Meaning of Sharing and Collaboration

The diversity of opinion at this year’s OuiShare festival could pave the way for a broader debate on the political drivers of social and environmental crises, as well as the role that sharing and collaboration can play in addressing them.

From Occupying Banks to City Hall: Meet Barcelona’s New Mayor Ada Colau

A longtime anti-eviction activist has just been elected mayor of Barcelona, becoming the city’s first female mayor. Ada Colau joins us to discuss her victory.

People's Power Defends Detroit Homeowners

The battle to keep residents in Gratiot-McDougall homes is the most recent of dozens of housing-related struggles that Detroit Eviction Defense (DED) has taken on over the last three years.

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