We are excited to introduce Minim, a recently launched platform that seeks to amplify the voice of municipalist movements and initiatives worldwide.
In the current political context, the municipalist movement stands out as an inspiration and a sign of hope. It serves as an example of possible political alternatives that democratize institutions putting people and the commons at the center of the political agenda, changing the current political culture and thereby fostering real systemic change in politics.
With no intention of overlapping the activities already being carried out by the network movement, Minim intends to support it by critically raising issues, opening new debates, promoting new forms of collaboration between platforms and amplifying the voice of municipalists who have few or little resources. This is a crowd-sourced project that comes as a response to the need to connect and disseminate the work of people, governments and political platforms working on municipalism.
To carry forth these objectives we have created the webpage. This site includes two main sections; the first one is a database with a number of existing journalistic articles, papers, reports and in-depth content connected to municipalism carefully selected and re-posted. The second part is Minim magazine, where you can find new content on topics related to municipalism. These articles and reports have been commissioned by a group of scholars, journalists, activists and public officials which make up the Minim community. It’s thanks to this community that we are able to guarantee diversity in our content from an international scope that is also in tune with the current municipalist agenda.
As individuals and/or organizations linked to municipalist projects most of us have found it hard to access existing information as well as finding new information on specific relevant topics. Minim tries to cover those voids and is always open to new feedback and suggestions to keep its database and article proposals always updated.
Our overall idea is to help promote a more democratic political culture by supporting municipalist organizations so they can become more democratic and feminist. By generating new resources, we encourage activists to form new municipalist organizations and at the same time help them grow and connect with other platforms.
Even with traditional political parties and movements, this is a useful tool where they can can learn from the experiences of municipalism and apply some of their practices through innovative policies that are being used by the municipalist movement. In general, making information about municipalism available to all these actors, in addition to the general public, helps municipalist platforms and governments share their knowledge, learn from each other and collaborate.
Source URL — https://roarmag.org/2019/10/30/minim-municipalist-observatory/