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Jun 26, 2023 13 tweets 6 min read
#MunicipalistMonday 🧵 looks at tips & tools for running a democratic neighbourhood assembly. 🔥🔥

It draws wisdom from Cooperation Jackson, Zagreb je NAS!, Naples Urban Commons, EMN's FoP group, Belo Horizonte's Muitas, Barcelona En Comu, Feminise Politics Now! & many more.

Every local assembly differs. What follows isn't prescriptive, but guidance based on challenges other assemblies have overcome. How have they negotiated pitfalls on their collective journeys into building democratic power?
Jun 12, 2023 8 tweets 6 min read
Today's #MunicipalistMonday 🧵celebrates resistance against social cleansing & gentrification.


The focal point is Aylesbury Estate: a housing estate that was home to thousands of residents in Southwark, south London.

#Fight4Aylesbury ImageImage Recently, resident Aysen Dennis opened the doors of her 8th floor home on Aylesbury Estate. The whole housing estate faces demolition and is mainly empty. Her flat became a centrepiece of community resistance, hosting an exhibition of the struggle. ImageImageImage
Jun 5, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
This week's #MunicipalistMonday 🧵 weaves the story of Mondeggi Bene Comune. For a decade, in Florence, this communal democratic space has explored how we can produce & live together – living through solidarity, autonomy & participative democracy.
#WorldEnvironmentDay Image On Florence's outskirts, Mondeggi Bene Comune is a 200 ha former state-owned farm that was going to be sold off in 2013. A movement ( including Terra Bene Comune network & peasant movement Genuino Clandestino) rejected privatisation. They demand everyone has rights to land. Image
May 22, 2023 9 tweets 4 min read
Today's #MuncipalistMonday profiles Catalonia's @cupnacional, aka La CUP. This is an anti-capitalist assembly based movement with municipalism at its core.

Good luck to CUP candidates running in 28 May municipal elections across Catalonia!

#EleccionsMunicipals #28M Image Beyond Catalonia, CUP is most well-known as the anti-capitalist party demanding Catalonia ruptures from Spain, frequently holding the balance of power in the Catalan parliament. However, CUP's municipalist core is less discussed abroad.
May 15, 2023 8 tweets 8 min read
#MunicipalistMonday 🧵 profiles @bcnencomu. For 8 years they've shown how through municipalism a feminist, democratic & egalitarian city is possible.

Looking to 28 May elections, here's some of Barcelona's many social & ecological transformations.

#eleccionesmunicipales23 Image In 2017, @bcnencomu created Spain's largest public energy company Barcelona Energia (@bcn_energia) It provides renewable-generated, affordable & democratic energy.…
En Comu's next steps are a public water company.
#ClimateChange Image
Jan 16, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
Today's #MunicipalistMonday highlights community owned energy in Scotland's north/west isles. Renewables are powering communities through democratic & collective ownership, with some parallels to remunicipalisation elsewhere. This is also an example of redistributing land & revitalising rural communities: Scotland has very concentrated land ownership due to a history of enclosure & clearance. Few absentee landlord families own most of Scotland.