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NEIGHBOURHOODS GET TOGETHER and ISTANBUL CLAIMS ITS RIGHT TO THE CITY

We, as NGOs, neighbourhood associations,grassroots,urban movemens and platforms plus academicians,activists,architects,planners,legal consultants,documentarists,artists,labourers, deputies… from differing political backgrounds, ideologies, and occupations; We, as the signatories to this call ,would like to announce our committent henceforth to pursue an organized resistance against urban … Continue reading

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Video from the ESF Demonstration

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Report on the European Social Forum in Istanbul by Alexia Ghobril/AISEC

As a first remark on could note, that the political context in Turkey and the conditions in which the ESF in Istanbul were organised, did not support the convention and the participation of Turkish actors, who intervene in urban questions. … Continue reading

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URBAN MOVEMENTS FORUM MANIFESTO 26-27 JUNE 2010

1. We stand against the marketing of our cities to capital via urban transformation/renewal projects based on change value and profit; we are against the appropriation of our cities which are our living spaces complete with their neighborhoods, public spaces, … Continue reading

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CALL FOR EUROPEAN URBAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

We, Urban Social Movements in Istanbul, are inviting all the Europe-wide resisting urban social movements and organizations to VI. European Social Forum, with the need and urge to fight together against the ceaseless attacks of capitalism. We, who are thrown … Continue reading

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