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reclaiming the seashore 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 […]

  • Agia Napa Marina – An Alternative View | Μαρίνα Αγίας Νάπας – Μια άλλη όψη

    *** For English scroll below *** Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Δελτίο Τύπου – Τρίτη, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2015 Μαρίνα Αγίας Νάπας – Μια άλλη όψη. Όταν η ανάπτυξη σημαίνει οικειοποίηση και καταστροφή των κοινών φυσικών αγαθών μας     Τις τελευταίες μέρες ένα βιντεάκι κάνει τον γύρω του διαδιχτύου: […]

  • Activists sue state over coast privatization (Beirut)

    By Habib Battah, in Beirut Report.   Activists alleged that the state has illegally provided tens of thousands of square meters of public shoreline to well-connected investors. The move paves the way for the creation of at least five new massive resort projects on the last stretch of undeveloped coast in […]

  • Protecting our shores is our right (Cyprus)

    Melissa Hekkers talks with Maria Hadjimichael for the Cyprus Weekly A draft bill under discussion in Parliament seeking to include the sea in the definition of the term ‘real estate’ so as to assist coastal developments, has prompted multiple concerns that go further than fears our public beaches and natural […]

  • Hands off our beaches, our coastline and our sea: Our Commons Are Not For Sale! / Κάτω τα χέρια σας από τις παραλίες μας, την ακτογραμμή και τη θάλασσα: Τα Κοινά Δεν Είναι Προς Πώληση! (Cyprus)

    Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Δελτίο Τύπου – Παρασκευή, 22 Αυγούστου 2014 Κάτω τα χέρια σας από τις παραλίες μας, την ακτογραμμή και τη θάλασσα: Τα Κοινά Δεν Είναι Προς Πώληση!   Πως η θάλασσα, οι ακτές και οι παραλίες μετατρέπονται σε «ακίνητη ιδιοκτησία», μέσω «διαταγμάτων ανάπτυξης», χωρίς «πολεοδομικές […]

  • Protest for the protection of the Natural Coastline (video) (Cyprus)

    The press release from the action can be found here and you can follow the group on facebook here.

  • The Fencing of Dalieh (Lebanon)

    You can find more about this on this previous post. The creative people at 5Ampere have just come up with this striking piece of protest art. The caption reads: “A country that is worth 10 Liras” Of course this relates to very real fencing of Dalieh, the rocky promontory near the famous […]

  • The Making and Reclaiming of Communal Spaces in Beirut

    This is a lecture / presentation of the story of Dalieh, a very narrow public strip along the coast that has been characterized as public for so long even though the lots are privately owned. It is part of the city’s historical relation with the sea and part of the few places […]

  • In Greece, a battle to reclaim the seashore as commons

    Published in By Maria Hadjimichael, On June 4, 2014 A grassroots campaign is taking off against the proposed privatization and commodification of one of Greece’s last-remaining utopias: its coastline. Seashores are one of the clearest manifestations of what is generally considered to constitute “the commons”: a place where access […]


    During the deepening economic crisis in Greece, the government has been looking for new ways to bring profits to the lenders. This time they have put the country’s beaches and shores in the firing line. The prime minister aims to reduce bureaucracy and increase investments, but critics fear it will destroy […]