The Sharing Economy: An Anti-Capitalist Model?

Over the last years, the sharing economy has arisen as a new economic paradigm. It is often presented as an anti-capitalist model, based on access rather than ownership. However, the main sharing websites are making huge profits off of their users’ sharing activities. What does this mean?

Democratic and Ecological Cities

Overcoming the conflicts between cities and their hinterlands has been a longstanding goal for communalist radicals. In this post Korsár and Malmström describe how new jobs and forms of governance can contribute to achieve these goals, and point to some very tangible ways of doing so.

Community Through Urban Design

To achieve social change in a more participatory and collaborative direction, modern cities need to be radically transformed. This can be done through altering urban design and establishing direct democratic institutions which will encourage citizenship and strengthen communitarian relationships.

Cooperatives, Commons and Municipal Management

Developing cooperatives, commons and new forms of municipal management are tightly interconnected in social ecology. In this post Korsár and Malmström attempt to elaborate on some basic understandings of the those political and economical alternatives.

Changing the Matrix

We can look to the Kurdish case for inspiration about transforming the matrix of electoral politics by building power on the municipal level, beginning a revolution that would create a society in which citizens are empowered to self-govern rather than passive choosers of options deemed merely less evil.
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