Mega-cities as scenery of global inequality

As uprisings in Sao Paolo and Istanbul showed people seem more willing than ever to claim their rights in sharing the surrounding wealth and in participating in decisions that do exclude them from that. This kind of reactions, argues the author, are largely post –ideological. “ they centre on dignity, inclusiveness, wanting to be heard and urban cultural identity.” Yet the way that these claims are coming to the street is reminiscent of the ever old class struggle that is now re-centered in the city environment and in a more accentuated form in these mega cities where global inequality is ever more visible today.