Keyword: resistance

Pasay City, Manila: Jihad at our Doorstep?

Resistance against evictions at Pasay City Muslim men and demolition crew were throwing stones at each other. Pasay police were firing guns.These were the scenes yesterday in the Pasay City, during the execution of demolition of shanties surrounding the mosque.

Expulsions massives dans la banlieue de Moscou : les habitants menacent de s’immoler

Le 21 janvier, en pleine nuit, les forces de l’ordre ont commencé l’assaut du village de datchas (habitations de campagne) « Rechnik », dans la banlieue ouest de Moscou. Les habitants (autour de 2000 personnes), qui luttent depuis des mois pour la reconnaissance de leur droit à la propriété de leurs terrains et habitations, faisaient la garde à l’entrée du lotissement et ont rapidement organisé la résistance. Ils ont érigé des barricades et appelé à l’aide les organisations d’autodéfense des habitants d’autres quartiers de Moscou.

Solidarity against evictions in Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Resisting evictions in Navotas, Philippines (John Lagman, 2010) Evicted families, especially women, residing along Road 10 in Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines are appealing for solidarity and support. On January 18 to 20, and then on March 4 to the present, (March 12) the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways and the City Government of Navotas have conducted demolition operations for the purpose of widening the road. To date, the homes of some 393 families of the targeted 1,000 families have been demolished.

USA: Faces of Resistance

A family goes into foreclosure every 13 seconds in the United States of America. This video, “Faces of Resistance,” takes the statement of one family in foreclosure and connects their crisis with the national housing crisis that affects every resident in this country.  Members of the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC), a USA organization led by the poor, are mounting a foreclosure defense campaign using the experience of our members.  Daily we will document the steps we take to hold onto Esther Smith’s home in hopes that others facing foreclosure can know that they are not alone and will reach out to us at info@ppehrc.org .

La guerilla dans un quartier algérien: contre les démolitions, pour le droit au logement

Les affrontements du mardi 23 novembre sont des cris des habitants en quête d'un droit légal qu'est celui du logement. Tout a commencé quand des représentants de la mairie de Kouba, daïra d’ Hussein Dey, accompagnés d’un huissier de justice et encadrés par la force publique, débarquent à Diars El Afia, quartier populaire d’Alger et ce pour procéder à la démolition de quelques baraques sauvages construites par des habitants du quartier.

Saint Petersburg, International Leaking Roofs Day

(Photo by Sergey Chernov) Residents, artists and anarchists united Sunday to protest the St. Petersburg authorities’ failure to deal with housing issues by celebrating the fictitious International Leaking Roofs Day in the courtyard of a 19th-century building on Kolomenskaya Ulitsa.

Emek é nostro/ Istambul é nostra: rivendicando il cinema Emek

Istanbul, Emek resistance (2011) On the 17th of April, hundreds got together to sound their resistance against the renewal project of Emek Cinema, one of the most important cultural heritage buildings of Istanbul. According to the project of the local (Beyoglu) municipality and Istanbul Big Municipality, the building which contains not only Emek but also a small cinema and a historic pastry shop will be transformed into a Madame Tussaud like museum and a shopping mall.

UK, Councillors vote to evict travellers from Dale Farm

We won't go, No pasaran, Zero Eviction at Dale Farm, UK (April 2011) Travellers and Romany people from across Europe have protested against the planned evictions. Travellers and Romany people will be forcibly removed from an illegal site in Essex if they do not leave voluntarily, councillors have decided. Basildon council's development control and traffic management committee voted to take direct action at Dale Farm, between Billericay and Basildon. The committee also voted to take out an injunction and take similar action at The Paddocks near Wickford.

Dale Farm Solidarity – ‘Big Weekend’ preparations…

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:

Catherine Lennon wins in Rochester: eviction is stopped!

Catherine Lennon- the woman Van Jones called 'the Rosa Parks of the foreclosure crisis'- won a reprieve from eviction due to a recent New York Supreme Court ruling. The ruling stays her eviction, which was set for Wednesday, August 17, 2011, and sets up a court date where Fannie Mae and Bank of America must prove they have the paperwork to evict her in the first place.“Ripples become streams, streams become rivers. . .  Thanks to TBTL and all who are uniting to create a sea change in this country,  ZERO EVICTIONS, YES!!!!” said Mary Bricker-Jenkins, the USACAI convenor.

C’est comme ça qu’on expulse rue de la République à Marseille

Des centaines de robocops casqués, bottés, rembourrés, armés de flash-ball, de gazeuses, de tonfas, de boucliers ont chargé violemment une bonne centaine de personnes de tous âges s’opposant pacifiquement à une expulsion locative.

LOPPSI 2: ils soldent nos libertés!

La mobilisation est repartie pour le passage de la loi au Sénat le 18 janvier.Mobilisons nous partout !Si tu ne t’occupes pas de la LOPPSI 2, elle s’occupera de toi : Manifestations le 15 Janvier.

Gridiamo insieme basta alle violazioni! Conquistiamo insieme il diritto alla casa e alla terra!

Resistances and Alternatives are the key words chosen by the Liaison Committee, established during the World Assembly of Inhabitants (WAI) in order to unify the Global Campaign for the right to housing and to land  from the 16th  September until the 31st  October this year.