Reclaim the Streets
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Reclaim the Streets also known as RTS, are a collective with a shared ideal of community ownership of public spaces.
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- Direct action enables people to develop a new sense of self-confidence and an awareness of their individual and collective power. Direct action is founded on the idea that people can develop the ability for self-rule only through practice, and proposes that all persons directly decide the important issues facing them. Direct action is not just a tactic, it is individuals asserting their ability to control their own lives and to participate in social life without the need for mediation or control by bureaucrats or professional politicians. Direct action encompasses a whole range of activities, from organising coops to engaging in resistance to authority. Direct action places moral commitment above positive law. Direct action is not a last resort when other methods have failed, but the preferred way of doing things.
- In a leaflet distributed in July 1996. Quoted in Fominaya, Cristina Flesher. Social Movements in a Globalized World. Red Globe Press. ISBN 978-1-352-00935-4.
- Reclaim The Streets (London)
- Reclaim the Streets - The Film (reloaded). - Documentary about RTS
- Car Busters Magazine is published four times a year by the World Carfree Network
- Reclaim the Streets - 7 March 1999, Sydney
- urban75 - Reclaim The Streets reports and photos - RTS articles, 1996 onwards