Sochi, waiting Olympic Games and evictions Protest actions against forced 2014 Olympics connected seizure of land in Sochi have been staged in Moscow on Pushkinskaya square and in front of the Duma building by a group of Sochi residents.
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.
San Francisco: Housing Keys, Not Handcuffs The following article appeared on January 20 2010 on page A - 8 of the San Francisco Chronicle. Paul Boden is the director of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, which organized the demonstration. WRAP is a member organization of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC).
Students from Penn Haven join other activist groups in a Center City demonstration against federal foreclosures Students from the elite USA University of Pennsylvania, vowing civil disobedience, join in demands for zero evictions and foreclosures. Their actions reflect a growing awareness in the USA that the future of the vast majority of people in the US is at risk. They are ready to fight back if their government won't.
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.
The intended demolition of a beloved railway station and the uprooting of ancient park trees has led to a rebellion and calls for a new kind of governance. Every evening at eight o’clock for the last three months thousands of indignant citizen in this industrial hub, home of Mercedes, Bosch and Porsche, shout, whistle, blow their car horns or beat pans and pots in protest against the cartel of politicians and financiers who have made a mockery of democracy. And on every Monday evening at six o’clock for months tens of thousands of these protesters have gathered in the central city park, the Schlossgarten, to demonstrate against the demolition of the city’s landmark Central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) and the felling of 283 park trees to make space for a lucrative new development project known as Stuttgart21 or S21 - the proposed date of completion in 2021).
The tenants of Saint Petersburg’s dormitories have voiced their protest against evictions. On November, 8, supported by the Center of Workers Solidarity and trade union and human rights activists, about fifty tenants of residential houses that used to be earlier the dormitories owned by Soviet state run enterprises have staged a picket in front of the local City Government Housing Committee office. They protested the continuous attempts made by the new property owners, who privatized the former dormitories in the 1990 ies, to evict the tenants from their housing.
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.
On December, 2, in the Chistye Prudy district of Moscow, a meeting was held by workers employed by two Moscow based companies «Salut» and ZIL and tenants of a number of dormitories.
Buenos Aires: un manifestante es llevado detenido durante la protesta. Foto: DyN El lunes 9 de noviembre integrantes de la Asociación Mutual Sentimiento fueron golpeados por la policía mientras marchaban en círculos en la Pirámide de Plaza de Mayo. La marcha fue organizada por la Asociación para protestar contra el desalojo del edificio estatal donde desde hace 10 años desarrolla sus actividades. 40 personas fueron detenidas, acusadas de “exhibiciones obscenas”por el desnudo que unos de los activistas mostraron provocativamente.
Buenos Aires-Embajada de la República Federal de Nigeria La Alianza Internacional de Habitantes y la sociedad civil argentina exige a través de una carta de protesta a la embajada de Nigeria frente a los desalojos y la masacre de la población en Port Harcourt, en Rivers
Bon Pastor, Barcelona: bloquear los desalojos y las demoliciones, negociar otro Plan de Remodelación
Las casas baratas de Buen Pastor, en el Distrito de Sant Andreu (Barcelona) Muchas familias del barrio de Bon Pastor están bajo amenaza de desalojo, mostrando la insostenibilidad del Plan de Remodelación corriente y las ilegalidades que comporta. Por lo tanto, es esencial otra remodelación , que garantice cero desalojos y una participación real de los habitantes del barrio. AIH está promoviendo un Concurso internacional de ideas para elaborar soluciones alternativas (www.repensarbonpastor.wordpress.com ) y ahora envía un llamamiento a la solidaridad para defender el derecho a la vivienda de las familias amenazadas, bloquear las demoliciones y abrir negociaciones con las contrapartes públicas.