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Guatemala: Americas Social Forum Rejects Neoliberalism, Celebrates Resistance
The Third Americas Social Forum closed on Sunday with a massive rally from the Obelisk in Guatemala City's elite "Zona Viva," past the U.S. Embassy, to the National Palace on the main square in the center of town. With the participation of more than 7,000 delegates from throughout the Americas and Europe, the 6-day event condemned neoliberal economic policies, and pledged to build a better world.
 
South Africa: No more fires! No more evictions! The poor assert their right to the city!
the residents of Foreman Rd are resisting the opportunistic illegal demolition of their homes by government after they experienced one of the most devastating fires of any informal settlement in the last few years.
 
Turkey: Forced Evictions in Sulukule, Istanbul
Sulukule is the most ancient Roma neighbourhood in the world. It has been host to the Roma community for centuries. As a consequence of the implementation of urban renewal policies, the Fatih district municipality have started evicting hundreds of people out of their homes.
 
The long road home: Opportunities and obstacles to the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas
The study, commissioned by the governments of Canada and Denmark, is the second phase of a research project looking at one of the world's largest return and reintegration processes.
 
The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) today released a statement on World Habitat Day:
"Governments must end forced evictions and address global housing crisis at the root of global financial crisis
 
Tenants Win Victories on Capitol Hill, Demand that Washington Does More to Prevent Mass Displacement
The National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) has called on Congress and the McCain and Obama campaigns to do more to protect more than 5 million low income families aided by federal HUD subsidy programs and millions more in foreclosed homes affected by the banking crisis
 
Ecuador's new Constitution includes several housing-related rights
3 October 2008: Ecuador recently ratified a new Constitution including the right to housing, the right to the city, and the right to water and sanitation.
 
No harmony without inclusion
The following statement was issued today in Geneva by the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, on the occasion of World Habitat Day
 
HIC Statement Housing and Land Rights Day Campaign 2008
Joining forces worldwide in initiative: Act Together – Housing for All!
 
Afro-Descendent Communities Bring Petition Against Brazil under International Labour Organisation Indigenous Rights Mechanism, for Systemic Violations of Land Rights
The Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) provided legal support to the organizations. The Communication was presented in September to the International Labour Standards Department of ILO in Geneva.
 
 
 

 

   
 


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