July 9, 2020

The Can Batlló radical social innovation: Movements co-producing public services

By Viviana Asara. Barcelona's Can Batlló platform is a radical social innovation enacting a democratized public ownership and management of public services. By blending confrontational repertoires of action with a radical politics of autonomy, movement activists and citizens intervene and decide on the planning and delivery of public services, governing them as commons, while struggling against austerity policies.
October 17, 2019
Image of the VIIth International Conference of Vía Campesina held in the Basque Country in 2017. Source: http://www.eh-derio-lvc-2017.ehnebizkaia.eus/

Countering right-wing populism through food sovereignty and “solidarity from below”: an example from the Basque Country

By Rita Calvário, Annette Aurélie Desmarais and Joseba Azkarraga-Etxagibel. In Spain, the specter of right-wing populism is also haunting rural areas. In the Basque Country, a politics of food sovereignty based on "solidarity from below" is helping to cultivate a wide-spread, rural and urban left-wing politics that thwarts the growth of exclusionary spaces of politics and forms of identities so central to right-wing populism. 
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