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Reclaiming the Sea Archive

  • Pacific Ocean: ‘We cannot let history repeat itself – we’re not guinea pigs’


    Asia Pacific Report | June 8, 2017 A Pacific World Oceans Day message from Youngsolwara Pacific and MISA4thePacific As regional leaders gather in New York for the week-long United Nations oceans conference, we wish to recognise the Pacific’s storied history, as stewards of the world’s largest ocean. We acknowledge the […]

  • The struggle goes on… what happened in 2016!


    2016 has been a long and difficult year with its many ups and downs for environmental struggles in the Republic of Cyprus. The end of 2015 was a hint of what was to follow. From November onwards, it was clear that the 30 year struggle to save  Akamas, was about […]

  • Beirut’s stolen coast and the growing fight to get it back


    In The Beirut Report, 23rd November 2016 Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut’s natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and turned into concrete marinas for private resorts.   What’s particularly interesting about the video is that it uses maps […]

  • Άλλη μια προσπάθεια οικειοποίησης και αποξένωσης των κοινών μας αγαθών – των παραλιών, της ακτογραμμής και της θάλασσας!


    Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Δελτίο Τύπου – Τρίτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2016 Άλλη μια προσπάθεια οικειοποίησης και αποξένωσης των κοινών μας αγαθών – των παραλιών, της ακτογραμμής και της θάλασσας! Την ερχόμενη Πέμπτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2016, η Κοινοβουλευτική Επιτροπή Εσωτερικών της Βουλής καλείται να συζητήσει μεταξύ άλλων δύο […]

  • SAMUDRA Report – Issue Number 74


    CONTENTS    Sandcastle On an empty beach in sunlight I built my castle the wind was my architect together we sculpted soft curves from the dunes I found ribbons of seaweed sprawling like handwriting in the tideline of debris washed from the sea of knowledge with these I garlanded the […]

  • Re-mapping Beirut one art project at a time. Making the most of wasted opportunities


    Posted Monday 4th July, 2016, In the HuckMagazine. Text by Laurence Cornet; Photography © Feature image: Houssam-Mchaimech. All others: Bryan Denton Through a series of interactive performance pieces, art collective Dictaphone Group is fighting for the one thing Lebanon is lacking: public space. At a corner of Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, […]

  • The Battle for the Coastline


    An excellent feature of stories about the battle for the coastline by Hakai Magazine. “Around the world, coastal communities struggle to retain balance over their border world. They battle the forces that would construct fences and parcel out the continents’ edges to the highest bidder: for a fabulous view, for […]

  • Fisherfolks say no to the Coastal Fisheries Initiative


    Joint Press Statement by the World Forum of Fisher Peoples’ (WFFP) and the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers (WFF) With the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) the FAO, the World Bank, Conservation International and others have launched a wide reaching program aiming at the reform of fisheries policy […]

  • The fall of Croatian Government’s „little Norway“ – no contract signing for Adriatic oil drilling


    By S.O.S. Adriatic The harmful project of exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the Adriatic Sea is about to fall apart. One of the reasons is the big public opposition, as well as the S.O.S. Adriatic campaign. Citizens clearly showed that they care about the Adriatic. At Thursday’s (24.9.2015.) […]

  • How activists reclaimed Beirut’s coast and why it matters


    A wonderful account of reclaiming Beirut’s coast with the latest being a protest aiming to occupy one of the upscale marinas built on public property known as Zaitunay Bay. Details follow on the report published in Beirut report. Quote of the day:  “Now that we have liberated the coast, let’s go […]