Kate Shea Baird was born in London and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. She currently works in international advocacy for local democracy and, as an activist, coordinates the International Committee of the citizen municipal platform, Barcelona en Comú. Steve Hughes is a community, union, and political organizer from the United States now based in Europe. A believer and practitioner of popular education, he is coordinating the development of the Working Families Party Academy to facilitate international exchange between social movements and political formations in the United States and around the world.
We must look to cities to protect civil liberties and build progressive alternatives from the bottom up.By Kate Shea Baird and Steve Hughes