Constructing Solidarities for a Humane UrbanismMain MenuWhat is this publication about?Publication ModulesThe Movements: Forging Transnational SolidaritiesDisplacement, Racism and Alienation in the Time of Late CapitalismSection IGetting Through CollectivesSection IIForging Radical CareSection IIIAcknowledgementsSpeaker BiographiesThis page contains biographies of speakers from the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism symposium who appear in videos in this publication.Editorial TeamAbout this BookCitation and Copyright InformationFaranak Miraftabdee1a2b05e577d4126d3fbe6e514c7a2a789da58Ken Edgar Salo474c1fe2345b49f81d0fc1a403d986f631134469Efadul Huqdf371c6ceafa04287ef25b4c87a51165e3aaf53fAtyeh Ashtari1e6f8d296ef164ea5d37faaa756eadaf8374f84eDavid Aristizabal Urreabbb4a8304ac70c6e6b59b106ea0c2493f06b7caaPublished by Publishing Without Walls, Urbana, Ill., part of the Illinois Open Publishing Network,
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12018-04-03T16:11:55-05:00Possibilities of Trans-Local Organizing9Module 2.1plain2019-01-02T11:51:20-06:00In this module, you will learn about trans-local organizing through the example of Right to the City, a national alliance that fights displacement by gentrification. Trans-local networks such as Right to the City are rooted in leftist politics and composed of base-building organizations. They build power through focusing on the local. The transnationalization of production and social reproduction, from manufacturing industries to care work, is often seen as a critical roadblock to anti-capitalist organizing on ground. The chain of capitalist power is so fragmented and globalized, some argue, that state and capital cannot be held accountable. Trans-local organizing proves otherwise. It connects local groups directly to each other and creates the conditions in which groups from different cities share time, resources, knowledge, and experiences to support each other’s local campaigns. Specific struggles take place at county and state level but are coordinated across city, state, and national boundaries. As you will hear in Tony Samara’s presentation about the successes of trans-local organizing, the Right to the City group in California organizes on three tracks: fighting for renters’ rights such as rent control and just cause eviction, promoting development without displacement, and working to bring land under community control outside the market. The readings will cover the Lefevbrian principles behind Right to the City and more in-depth discussions about the network’s work since inception. We will also pay attention to the emerging concept of the trans-local scale and how the trans-local is a unique scale at which solidarities are constructed through negotiating and rearticulating differences.
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