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  • 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: […]


    Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, Beirut has been witnessing the gradual disappearance of coastal lands accessed by the public. This has been happening through a legalization of the de-facto privatization of the coastal line that occurred even before the war years. More recently, this could also be seen […]

  • Connecting past and present socio-ecological struggles: The “Barceloneta Cooperative Memory Project”

    By Irmak Ertör – Taken from the ENTITLE BLOG   Barceloneta is one of the most charismatic neighbourhoods in the city of Barcelona. It has a powerful history of cooperatives run autonomously by their workers and inhabitants. The history of the neighbourhood—its name meaning ‘little Barcelona’—dates back to the 18th century. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ανοιχτή επιστολή προς Δήμαρχο Σωτήρας Αμμοχώστου κ. Γεώργιο Τάκκα (Cyprus)

    Τhis is an open letter to the Mayor of Sotira municipality in Cyprus from the Initiative for the Protection of the Natural Coastline in Cyprus asking for clarification regarding his announcement for the creation of a bridge to connect the beach with a small island in an already intervened Natura […]

  • Association continues to push for right to walk along the shoreline (Ontario, Canada)

    Garry Skerrett and Betty Van Osch haven’t given up on a bill that would give a better understanding of what is considered public property along the Great Lakes in Ontario. Skerrett, the founder of the Ontario Shorewalk Association, and president Betty Van Osch hope to see newly elected MPP Wayne […]

  • Save the Greek Seashore

    Outcry over bill allowing unlimited construction on Greek coastline Athens: Environmental organisations, social media activists, as well as political parties and several public figures have denounced a proposed law that would end free public access to the Greek coastline, remove deterrent provisions to construction, provide an amnesty to those who have […]

  • Πρωτοβουλία πολιτών μετατρέπει την είσοδο του Δημαρχείου Παραλιμνίου σε παραλία / Citizens’ initiative turns the entrance of the Paralimni Municipality into a beach (Cyprus)

    Πρωτοβουλία πολιτών μετατρέπει την είσοδο του Δημαρχείου Παραλιμνίου σε παραλία [1] Ανεξάρτητη και αυθόρμητη ομάδα ανθρώπων, μετέτρεψε την είσοδο του Δημαρχείου Παραλιμνίου σε παραλία, ως ένδειξη διαμαρτυρίας στις αυθαίρετες, παράτυπες και παράνομες ενέργειες του Δήμου Παραλιμνίου, όπως οι πρόσφατες επεμβάσεις στις παραλίες της Αγίας Τριάδας, στον Κάππαρη και στη Σειρήνα, […]