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The city provides a frame: Radical municipality in the age of Trump.


The cities that exist around the country are a logical place for people to intervene politically, and because of their position of cultural and economic power in our system, they present an opportunity to exercise real leverage against the federal state.

Kate Shea Baird and Steve Hughes examine the revolutionary potential of a reclaimed municipal politics - as a tool to resist the rightward slide of nationalism happening across the US and Europe, and as a path to recapturing the radical potential of horizontal, inclusive democratic action across the globe.

Kate and Steve wrote the article America needs a network of rebel cities to stand up to Trump at Medium.

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Kate Shea Baird

Kate Shea Baird is a Barcelona-based researcher and local democracy advocate.



Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes is an American community, union and political organizer living in Prague.


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