Society & Solidarity

Everything on society, community and mutual aid.

The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

by Timothy Ginty on July 23, 2015

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In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

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Post image for Greece needs a Plan C: for the commons and communality

Whatever the outcome of the referendum, tough times are ahead. To survive, Greek society will need to reinvigorate the commons and communal solidarity.

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Justice for Mitch Henriquez: Black Lives Matter goes Dutch

by Mathijs van de Sande on June 30, 2015

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Public opinion happily condemns systemic racism and excessive police force in other countries, but racist police violence is far from limited to the US.

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Post image for No more ‘Yes to all’: time for a proud and dignified ‘NO!’

Finally, the Greek people will be able to say a dignified ‘NO!’ to austerity. We owe it to those who suffered, those who migrated — and those who died.

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Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model

by Peter Gelderloos on June 28, 2015

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Fusing gentrification, technology, tourism and anti-terrorism, the Barcelona model of urban redevelopment has sparked an upsurge of popular resistance.

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Post image for “The genocide continues”: Kamp Armen under threat

In Turkey the cultural genocide of minority groups continues. Now, a Gezi-like resistance movement tries to turn the tide and build a common future.

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Post image for Fifteen years of community-controlled water in Bolivia

Marina Sitrin interviews Marcela Olivera, an activist in Bolivia’s Water Wars of 2000, about the victories of the movement and its ongoing legacy today.

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Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain?

by Carlos Delclós on May 27, 2015

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A new film explains why Spain’s right-wing press reflections on the elections are wrong: they fail to understand where the new leaders really come from.

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Post image for Beyond the ballot box: Apoyo Mutuo in Spain

Frustrated with the empty plazas and Podemos’ electoral politics, a new social movement has emerged seeking a return to the popular horizontalism of 15-M.

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Post image for In Napoli, a struggle for justice after police kill 16-year-old

Last September, Napoli police killed a 16-year-old kid from a poor neighborhood. Together with social movements, the family still fights for justice.

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