Tag Archives: Demands

Blog #40 – Reading the Right to the City


Blog #40 – Reading the Right to the City THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.. It’s no accident that the discussion about the right to the city emerged just when it did, or that it has become a hot formulation again just now. … Continue reading

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Blog #39 – Participatory Budgeting – Potentials and Limits


Participatory Budgeting – Potentials and Limits in New York ‘City               Peter Marcuse Participatory budgeting, by which in New York City open public assemblies, in the district of each city councilperson choosing to participate meet and hear and debate proposals for … Continue reading

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Blog #38 – Community Land Trusts: Empty, Moderate, and Full-bodied.


Community Land Trusts – Empty, Moderate, or Full-bodied? Community land trusts,[1] as a legal form of ownership of land, can come in three different forms: empty – available to any group for any purpose; moderate – to deal with serious … Continue reading

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Blog #30 – Transformative Proposals in Nine Areas


Blog #30: Beyond Immediate Proposals: Some Transformative Provocations The last blog, Blog #29 began with the puzzle that the United States faces deep-seated problems today: problems of poverty, inequality, discrimination, poor education, unemployment, unaffordable housing, unaffordable health care, social aggressiveness … Continue reading

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Blog #29 – Premature Democracy, Congress, the 99% and the Tea Party


What’s the matter with the United States Congress? Too much democracy? ? “Premature democracy”? If the 99% are dissatisfied with the status quo and it only benefits the 1%, why don’t they change it? What explains the Tea Party’s positions … Continue reading

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Blog #17 – 99%/1%: The Slogan and the Reality


Blog #17 – 99%/1%: The Slogan and the Reality There are five blogs dealing with:  the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Right to the City Alliances, as representative of the 99%, who is in them and who in the … Continue reading

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Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications


Blog #16 – The Future: Strategic Implications   A.     Transformation   So: since 1968, at least, the situation seems to have been ripe for transformation., objectively the material and technical prerequisites for a more socially supportive and equitable society are … Continue reading

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Blog #15 – The Right to the City and Occupy: History and Evolution.


Blog #15 – The Right to the City and Occupy: History and Evolution.[1][2]   A.     History: Rise, Defeat, and New Life of the Resistance Movements   Capitalism, early fostering industrialization but not identical with it, has created wealth and technological … Continue reading

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Blog #14 Who is the 1%? The Ruling Class and the tea parties.


Blog #14 Who is the 1%? The Ruling Class and the tea parties. A. How is the 1% defined?   Who the 1% is, and how numerous it is, has been the subject of much work. As used in the … Continue reading

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Blog #13 – Who are the 99%? The Exploited, the Discontented, the Oppressed.


Blog #13 – Who are the 99%? The Exploited, the Discontented, the Oppressed.   The sources of resistance that we find today may be understood in terms of the position within the economic and social structure, and each has specific … Continue reading

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