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reclaiming the beach Archive

  • Puerto Rico: Petition to protect the beaches and the coasts of Puerta de Tierra


    A Puertorican initiative is asking for the protection of the beaches and marine waters of Puerta de Tierra which are of high ecological, cultural, historical, landscape, recreational and tourist value. According to the initiative, the historic area of Puerta de Tierra is framed with forts and contains special ecological value […]

  • 10-Day İztuzu Beach Protest Ends with Pro-Environment Court Decision (Turkey)


    Original source: TodaysZaman (also re-posted from EarthFirst) The İztuzu Beach Rescue Platform (İKUP) has ended its 10-day-long demonstration to save İztuzu Beach, in Muğla province, after a court ruled on Friday morning to grant a temporary injunction against the private company DALÇEV, the group announced in a written statement on Thursday […]

  • Identity, Politics, and the Beach: Environmental Activism in Surfers Against Sewage


    – Surfing as Commoning –  An academic paper by, Belinda Wheaton, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK in Leisure Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 279–302, July 2007 ABSTRACT – Academic accounts of leisure activities like surfing tend to emphasise their individualistic, hedonistic and commercialised qualities, seeing this as characteristic of leisure consumption […]

  • Italian beaches are on sale


    After Greece and Cyprus, it is now Italy’s turn to attempt the ‘great beach sell-off’. Original article can be found here. Le spiagge italiane sono in svendita | La lobby dei gestori può festeggiare Un documento del Demanio rilancia 
la privatizzazione degli arenili. Che saranno ceduti a chi controlla i lidi […]

  • Open letter to the Mayor of Paralimni (in Greek and English)


    ***Please scroll down for the English version of the letter *** Original Source: rubinarainbow Ανοιχτή επιστολή προς τον Δήμαρχο Παραλιμνίου, Θεόδωρο Πυρίλλη Γράφω αυτή την επιστολή και είμαι γεμάτη οργή, γεμάτη λύπη, γεμάτη ερωτηματικά. Νιώθω πως η θάλασσα του Κάππαρη αφρίζει, φουσκώνει μέσα μου και ετοιμάζεται να ξεχυθεί από το […]

  • The beaches in Pireaus don’t belong to everyone


    In May 2012, the Pireaus municipality leased two of the municipal beaches for exploitation by private individuals companies. Since then, citizens of the municipality have come together to resist the privatization of municipal beaches. You can follow them on their page on facebook (in greek) This is the statement from […]

  • Greece – The beach fighters are taken to court


    When in 2007, the citizens and the municipality of the area of Ellinikou decided to fight against the economic interests of ‘the night’ who stole people’s right to for free access to the beach, by breaking the barriers ‘privatizing’ the beach, this seemed like an initial victory for the movement. […]