giovedì 11 gennaio 2007

Reclaim the Streets

So,that's another very very important name if you are interested in freedom and in reclaiming human rights. And, even if you are not interested in...nevermind! I'm a very democratic person, so I decided that you have to know it!
I'm talking about RTS - Reclaim The Streets. RTS is a group of activist originally formed in London in 1991. They started to rise their voice around the down of the anti-roads movements.
RTS is an active group still living, even if, during his history thay have had their moments of down...
Theit peculiarity deals with the way how the take action. I'm sure that you immediately associated their name with some brutal immage you remember from some past TVnews (as, unfortunately, it was the Geneva G8 in Italy for example).
Their kind of uprising always take place in such spontaneous and funny way, as a matter of fact, the RTS' members used to use the name of "Street parties". Yes...that's the right term, since what they used to do was invading the streets that they decided to free from cars and from pollution, and organising big parties instead...planting there trees, and sorting out installations and barricades with jugglers. Don't you think that's great?!
Of course here I've really, really, really, semplified the story...
First because it's late (eh eh...), even if I don't know my blog indicates always a different time of posted news...but...nevermind.
Second, because I only want to intill you a little bit of curiousity, so I'm sure that you are going to have a look at the website...spending hours and hours admiring their stories and their pictures...
That's the main link:

They also created a manifesto that you can find inside the web-site, it's called "HOW TO SORT-OUT A STREET PARTY"!

And, if you really wants to know something about them, but also having more information aregarding some realted topics, you can find some quotes in the Naomi Klein's book: No Logo.

Here it is...

A book that I really advice you to read if haven't done it yet.

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