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Category: Urban Planning :: Alternative Housing
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Column One: A coronavirus commune with 16 people? 'Who's to say we're not family?' 31.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The plan started simply enough. As the pandemic forced schools to shutter in March, three families in Riverside banded together to make sure all their children kept learning.

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Cohousing: A housing alternative getting more interest 30.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Proponents say cohousing, where a group of homeowners share spaces, responsibilities and experiences, builds community ties missing in many neighborhoods. But it’s not for everyone.
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I Went to Syria and Met the People Trump Just Gave Turkey Permission to Kill 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story is part of Shane Bauer’s investigation into what Americans—troops, militia volunteers, ISIS recruits, and others—are doing in Syria. Bauer, who lived in Syria in the late 2000s, traveled to the Kurdish and Syrian rebel-controlled parts of the country in 2018. The area he visited is where Kurdish fighters are now preparing to make […]
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Defending the Bolivarian Revolution, one commune at a time 26.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Fernando Arce In Venezuela, socialist communes play a key role in the production and distribution of food directly to families as hyperinflation, price speculation and illegal U.S. and Canadian sanctions limit access to many necessities. In the wake of Juan Guaido's unconstitutional self-proclamation as president, communes have also taken a more active role in the defence of the Bolivarian Revolution by holding those who are leading it accountable, including incumbent president Nicolas Maduro's government. Direct democracy A commune is an amalgamation of communal councils, each made up of at least 250 neighbouring families. Each council elects members to be part of working committees that identify the issues affecting their communities as well as brainstorming solutions as a community. Those solutions are presented to a citizen's assembly made up of at least 10 per cent of the families within each communal council. Funding and resources come from government ministries. Communes are not only large ...
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Guns and Roses: Osho’s disciples recall their days in the wild, wild country 15.4.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Minneapolis adds 75 units of affordable housing near transit 8.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A third of the units at the new EcoVillage apartments are set aside for people with very low incomes, primarily those who've recently left homeless shelters.
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Denver cohousing project featured in national museum exhibit on America’s evolving residential landscape 26.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver cohousing community is being featured in an exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. dedicated to non-traditional housing types emerging to meet Americans' changing desires and demographics.
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Housing societies fail to hold polls, prompt SCEA to issue 1,450 letters 12.12.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Sect leader: Commune safe, child sexual abuse claims ‘fake’ 25.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The leader of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect rocked by child sexual abuse allegations says “hundreds of kids” have safely passed through the group’s compound in New Mexico. But James Green told the KOB-TV in Albuquerque (https://goo.gl/mY9EKV ) on Thursday that the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps teaches children living […]
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73,000 co-op housing societies ignore HC directive on holding polls 10.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Over 20,000 housing societies in Pune may come under GST 8.7.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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How this first-time camper learned to stop worrying and commune with nature... and sand crabs 26.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
I rate Mary Forgione's guide for novice campers after my family and I survived our first family camping trip.
Danish Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg Gets Deeply Personal In 'The Commune' 20.5.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews The Commune, a Danish drama about a living arrangement that doesn't turn out the way its organizers expected.
‘Everything was torn apart’: How director Thomas Vinterberg had to start his life all over again 19.5.2017 Washington Post
‘Everything was torn apart’: How director Thomas Vinterberg had to start his life all over again
Thomas Vinterberg's '70s-era Danish drama, 'The Commune,' explores broader sense of family 19.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

You could be forgiven for ascribing an abiding, cheerful normality to the domestic situation on display in “The Commune,” Thomas Vinterberg’s bittersweet drama about a gang of chummy middle-aged adults (and two kids) experimenting with under-one-roof living in mid-’70s Copenhagen.

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Mark Musick transformed the way Seattle thinks of local, seasonal food 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Local, seasonal, organic? Seattle food pioneer Mark Musick has been preaching it all for four decades.
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How to Make Friends and Influence People 16.4.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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A Master Stroke 19.3.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Theater preview: 'Mary and Myra': Strong-willed women commune, clash 24.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
“I am a sucker for histories and biographies,” explains Pygmalion Productions artistic director Fran Pruyn. “The whole concept of ‘the first American woman lawyer’ springing Mary Todd Lincoln out of an insane asylum where she had been involuntarily committed by her son was delicious. Mary Todd Lincoln has been such a magnet for gossip, legend and half-truths. I thought it would be fun to work with the playwright and an actor to concoct our own version of the character.” Pruyn is describing “Mary...
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Taiwan's ties with China slip as new president fumbles for a formula 20.8.2016 L.A. Times - World News

When a tour bus caught fire in Taiwan in July, killing 24 mainland Chinese visitors, China reacted in fury.

It demanded stronger safety measures for its travelers on the island. Chinese state media warned that tourists might stop going to Taiwan. In response, Taiwan’s Transportation Ministry pledged...

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