Municipalities and social movements have gained new energy from the crisis. Can they win against corporates set on tightening their grip on power?
Today, we are fully releasing our publication “Cities versus multinationals”, co-published by the Corporate Europe Observatory (Brussels), Observatori del Deute en la Globalització (Barcelona), Observatoire des multinationales (Paris) and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam).
From water privatisation to Airbnb and Uber, from fighting against car and diesel pollution to promoting a “relocalised”economy that does not leak cash for the benefit of remote shareholders, this groundbreaking publication, facilitated by the ENCO (European Network of Corporate Observatories) network, offers a comprehensive look at the critical confrontation between cities – progressive municipalities and social movements – and corporate power all over Europe.
Authors: ODG & ENCO
Published on: Open Democracy, June 25th, 2020