Talk:Reclaim the Streets

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Untitled[edit]

Undid the edit by 194.125.49.209 for none NPOV content and removal of accurate and relevant information from article. If anybody disagrees, maybe we should discuss the issues here first? NickW 22:31, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)


What about public ownership of water supplies? Should this extension of public space (water) be included here? 204.227.243.16 16:20, 18 May 2007 (UTC)pkmilitia

Change the tense?[edit]

RTS seems to have closed. Should we reflect that? By the way, how did RTS link to Reclaim to Future? --88.106.140.234 13:52, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

It was never "open". It's like the meaningless question that people used to ask once RTS got onto the front pages: 'Are you in Reclaim the Streets'? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ogy403 (talkcontribs) 20:15, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

RTS is something of a dis-organization, that is an organization that has no permanent bodies, but rather a conceptual frame, politics and mode of action. That said, if it falls into the past it gets past tense. A quick check of Google News (not the ideal site for this, but therefore more convincing when it shows RTS is current) shows an RTS in Copenhagen and in Santa Cruz, California in September 2006. --Carwil 17:18, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Not entirely true. In the Nineties, we had an office set up in a London flat; there was an e-mail address and a phone number that you could use to get into contact. There were several core founding members whose names I shan't be revealing. We had regular meetings in the squat in St Johns St. That's all over now, I believe. It's now just an idea that spread around the world. — Chameleon 12:02, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Two minor points[edit]

"Participants characterize themselves as a resistance movement to the new corporate colonial forces of globalisation, and, more significantly, as a form of opposition to the car as the dominant mode of transport."

I have changed the latter part of this to "...to the dominance of corporate forces in globalisation". Globalisation as a phenomenon is about far, far more than multinationals. Also, "colonial" is a pejorative term without much objective content.

Also, I was at the Seven Sisters event and remember the riot police clearing the streets by a baton charge. Should be added. Does anyone know of a verifiable source? The Angel of Islington 23:04, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

German Event Called "Reclaim The Sparkasse"[edit]

Maybe this should be mentioned?

Try google and http://www.myspace.com/reclaimthesparkasse to find out more. I think it's very relevant for this page.

~wonderduck

notability[edit]

there are numerous citations missing from this article, i.e. the group claims themselves to be a "collective" yet there is no source stating this. it seems to me that the entire concept of street reclaimation is the fantasy of a bunch of liberal, drug-abusing college kids - if it were something more there would be actual, credible sources. Jackass110 (talk) 03:43, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

earliest written source for the phenomenon "reclaim the streets"[edit]

The below statement is not accurate.

The earliest written source for the phenomenon "reclaim the streets" can be found in Marshall Berman's (1981) All That is Solid Melts Into Air. In a chapter entitled "Modernity in the Streets" Berman writes:


In his 1968 essay 'Post-Scarcity Anarchism', Murray Bookchin wrote: Ultimately it is in the streets that power must be dissolved: for the streets where daily life is endured, suffered and eroded, and where power is confronted and fought, must be turned into the domain where daily life is enjoyed, created and nourished.

This may be found in the book of the same name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.173.233.233 (talk) 00:47, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

RS-media coverage[edit]

Ladies and gentlemen, why there's no refs to the influential media publications on the subject? Are you editors here actually boycotting them by any chance? Stopped short of tagging for that. Ukrained2012 (talk) 09:51, 25 August 2013 (UTC)