After the attacks of 9-11 seven years ago, the residents of Lynton Close trepidly stepped out of their site to March along the North Circular Rd in Brent (North London).
Five children are evicted in Scotland every day The report, Eviction of children and families: the impact and the alternatives, highlights the depth of the problem in Scotland and the devastating impact that eviction can have on the lives of children and families. It also focuses in on best practice and looks at alternatives to eviction being used by a variety of organisations across the country.
Inhabitants threatened with eviction in Sochi Region stage a protest On 6 December 2009, more than 500 people gathered in front of the Olympic stadium being constructed at Adler (Sochi-Krasnodar region) to protest against threats of eviction. They are protesting against the confiscation of their land with a view to preparing the Sochi Olympics to be organized in 2014. The financial compensation offered for land and buildings is considered to be well below their market value.
Mrs Gift George, women leader in Abonema Wharf community addressing the media during the Social Action organised press briefing on Wednesday, 27th January, 2010. Social Action in collaboration with Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) organised a press briefing at Abonema wharf community on Wednesday to once again draw attention to the plights of the over 200,000 people that would be displaced and rendered homeless.
Walled-up social housing unit (Budapest, May 13 2010, avarosmindenkie) The “City is for All” holds a rally in front of the building of the local authority of Ferencváros, with the slogan “Housing, Not Walls!”, to protest the anti-social behaviour of the mayor and the housing department. After delivering our letter to the office, we will symbolically wall up the entrance of the local authority, as they do with foreclosed social rental flats.
Housing, not walls! On May 27, 2010 the City is for All (A Város Mindenkié) held a rally in front of the building of the local authority of Ferencváros in Budapest, Hungary, with the slogan “Housing, Not Walls!” The aim of the rally was to protest the anti-social behavior of the mayor and the local housing department.
Protesters took to the sidewalks in Center City. (Tom MacDonald/For NewsWorks) Two dozen people braved the cold to march around Center City to protest mortgage foreclosures. Chanting save our homes, Members of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign took to the sidewalks in Center City, visiting closed banks to complain about how they are handling the current foreclosure situation.
A performer from Black Marimba Cultural troop entertains marchers as they gather at Central Park, Nairobi (Amnesty International) Forced evictions of persons living in unplanned settlements and slums is a common feature of urban development. People living in these informal settlements live at the margins of society. Under the repealed Constitution, the aggrieved persons had very limited rights to pursue. The Constitution now has protections for persons living in informal settlements against forced eviction.
Children sit on top their inundated homes, where Shukaku, Inc. A demonstration at the Municipality of Phnom Penh marked the start of a week of demonstrations around Asia on behalf of the embattled lakeside residents. “Save Cambodia’s Boeung Kak Lake Residents from eviction,” chanted groups of urban poor, belong to LOCOA and Four Region Slum Network protesting in front of Cambodia and Chinese Embassies in various countries in a show of solidarity.
Dale Farm Travellers site in Essex. (Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS ) Local councils say they can no longer afford to provide sites for Travellers – and now the evictions are about to begin.
About 300 affected people demonstrated against evictions threatened by MCGB (Mumbai, March 23 2011) PROUD carried out a demonstration on 23rd March, 2011, attended by more 300 inhabitants, to pressurise their demands to face the threats of evictions, providing alternative house in agreement with the affected families current living on pipeline.
An International Zero Eviction Day is taking place at Dale Farm, Essex, on Saturday, 9 April in connection with the International Alliance of Inhabitants. Leading Romani activists from Germany, Spain, Holland and former Yugoslavia will join residents at the barricades against evictions ordered by Basildon District Council to 90 Traveller families
Wikileaks: Military Operation to displace thousands in Zimbabwe to establish control over the diamond fields
The reddish-coloured diamonds of Marange in Zimbabwe 1. (SBU) In mid-January, a local chief in the diamond rich and violence-ridden XXXXXXXXXXXX informed us of the Zimbabwean military's intention to displace as many as 25,000 villagers from their homes XXXXXXXXXXXX. The military operation is intended to establish control over the diamond fields as well as to provide village-based housing to troops. The plan was temporarily delayed due to the discovery of gold ore in the region where the villagers were to be relocated.
The remaining families in the diamond rich Chiadzwa area have been forced to leave their homes, after soldiers launched a brutal eviction process over the weekend.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty has released a report card grading the United States on its response to homelessness and its compliance with the human right to housing. “Simply Unacceptable”: Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing in the U.S. issues failing grades in more than one category, according to international standards. The U.S. Conference of Mayors reported a 9 percent increase in family homelessness last year, and with 1.2 million foreclosures expected in 2011 – more than any other year in American history – advocates anticipate it will only get worse.
UK urged to find negotiated settlement to eviction stand-off with 86 Irish Traveller families – UN experts
Two UN human rights experts* in the field of housing and minority issues called on the United Kingdom Government to find a peaceful and appropriate solution, and adequate alternative housing for 86 Irish Traveller families faced with forced eviction from Dale Farm, Essex, before the end of August.
Travellers and Romany people from across Europe have protested against the planned evictions Basildon Council has given the 200 people living on 51 unauthorised pitches at Dale Farm, Essex, until the end of August to leave. The UN's Raquel Rolnik has now called on the UK government to find a peaceful solution to the matter.
1. Camp Constant: a mass gathering of national and international supporters of the Dale Farm community will commence on the ‘Big weekend’, Saturday, 27th to Monday 29th August , which is the final weekend before Travellers have been told they must abandon their homes or face the bulldozers. Residents of Dale Farm have invited supporters down for a long weekend of skill sharing and cultural celebration. Join us for: