By adopting a municipalist agenda, the labor movements of the new working class have the power to democratize not just the union, but also the city itself.
Beside turning local institutions into mechanisms of self-governance, municipalism also has the potential to feminize politics in a way that action at the national level does not.
The Kurdish experiment in radical municipalism obliges us to rethink the issue of state violence and how new worlds can be created as well as defended.
In Greece, resistance to austerity comprises a mosaic of struggles for a right to the city, conceived as the collective self-determination of everyday life.
Two years into its governing mandate, how is Spain’s municipalist movement fighting back against the impositions of global capital?
As the sites of a shared lived experience, cities offer a unique opportunity to develop new political subjectivities that move beyond nationality and citizenship.
Latin America’s new paradigm of urban planning shows how even benign state interventions can multiply violence and reproduce urban inequality.
Understanding the forces deforming our cities today requires more than a class analysis of capitalist land speculation. We have to talk about race.
Much more than simply a strategy for local governance, radical municipalism is emerging as a path to social freedom and democracy beyond the state.