Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú

On 24 May 2015, the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú was elected as the minority government of the city of Barcelona. Here are some of the lessons that can help inspire and inform a radical new municipal politics that moves us beyond borders and nations, and towards a post-capitalist world.

Grassroots Democracy: The Communalist Model

Humanity stands at a crossroads. Only grassroots democracy at a global scale can successfully oppose the dystopian future ahead. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand, writes Eleanor Finley.

Popular Assemblies Are Sweeping Across America

Large popular assemblies are forming and gaining steam across the United States. From Raleigh to Los Angeles, communities on the frontlines are building an independent social movement infrastructure for a coordinated fightback against Trumpism.

The Rojava Embassy: Freedom and Form

In November 2016 the New World Embassy for Rojava was hold in Oslo, Norway. As opposed to conventional state diplomacy, this embassy was guided by principles such as decentralization, stateless and grassroots democracy, municipalism, democratic confederalism, feminism, and ecology.

Commoning and Factory Recuperation

The recuperation of factories does not in itself necessarily indicate steps towards liberation and deepening democratization. To avoid their incorporation into the statist economy or the capitalist market, the recuperated factories should be managed democratically by the communities in which they operate.
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