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Solidaridad total de la Alianza Internacional de los Habitantes contra el cierre de Acción Ecológica, organizacion popular y amiga de la naturaleza y los pueblos, solicitado por el gobierno de Ecuador al mismo tiempo que estan atacando la resistencia del pueblo Shuar contra los desalojos por mineria en la Cordillera del Cóndor. »

François Saillant, qui a été, pendant près de 38 ans, coordonnateur du Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain, prendra sa retraite du FRAPRU ce fin d'année. Un grand merci et bravo de la part de l'Alliance Internationale des Habitants! »

On December, 3, in Murino, a small town in the Leningrad region, a crowd of cheated investors blocked a highway, having completely stopped the traffic. The protest participants were reported to have been crossing the busy street on the pedestrian walkway for a few hours both ways having blocked the traffic. »

On 1 November 1755 an earthquake destroyed the city of Lisbon. Its impact was such that it displaced man from the center of creation. Its ruins legitimized Enlightened Despotism. Lisbon today is trembling again, shaken by a tourist earthquake that transforms the city at cruising speed. Its impact displaces the inhabitant of the center of the city. What new absolutisms will find their alibi here? »

Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap kicked off their #ZeroEviction campaign with several protests. They joined other groups trooping to the House of Representatives against the Emergency Powers Bill, while residents of Apollo, Tandang Sora who have been homeless since June painted and confronted the blockade to their homes and relocatees in Montalban who have been occupying vacant housing units held a ‘banig protest.’ »

Close to 400 villagers have assembled at the protest site in Etigadda Kistapur, which is one of the eight villages that will be submerged. (Photo credit: TS Sudhir) No one can deny the need for irrigation projects to bring water for purposes of agriculture, particularly in a rain fed region like the Telangana. Yet, urgent need as it is, such projects cannot deny the people their participation, voluntary consent and rightful compensation as pe... »

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Demolition and forced eviction in Giza, Egypt (25 08 2015) On August 25, 2015, a demolition force from Giza governorate combined by police forces and bulldozers demolished the poor shacks located at Al Sudan Street and went into bloody clashes with the poor inhabitants who contested the demolition because most of the 300 families did not get alternative housing from the governorate.An international call for solidarity launched by the Egyptian... »

“Yes for a fair rent law that protects the right to housing for old tenants." Protest in Sassine square, Achrafieh, Beirut, 3 December 2014 (Image courtesy of sakanbeirut.wordpress.com) The Committee for the Rights of Tenants Laws has organized a march in Beirut, towards the Speaker's House in Ain el-Tineh on Wednesday 10 December to pressure on parliamentarians to withdraw the new law that liberalize old rent contracts before it goes in... »

Le Réseau Marocain Pour Le Logement décent membre de la Coalition marocaine pour la justice climatique, après une forte participation aux différentes activités dans les espaces alloués à la société civile au congrès de la cop 22 qui  a eu lieu entre le 7 et le 18 Novembre 2016 à Marrakech, confirme son attachement aux principes de la justice climatique et de continuer à les défendre sans régression, et de jouer un rôle de premier plan  au sein de... »

La Session locale au Cameroun du Tribunal International des Expulsions, censée se tenir à Yaoundé pendant la première moitié du mois de septembre 2016, est suspendue pour manque de respect du Mémorandum d'Entente de la part du Comité d’Organisation du TIE Local, pour leur décision de nommer en tant que membre du Jury du TIE un consultant à la Banque Mondiale.Nous invitons toutes le organisations de bonne volonté à continuer en totale indépendance le combat... »

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of radical innovation and democratic renewal - and provide answers to the challenges we face in our continent. »

The 16th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) will take place in the city of Matola, in Mozambique from the 4th to  the 6th  of May 2016. Matola is a model for participatory democracy in Africa (it is the current President of the IOPD) and is the World Capital of Participatory Democracy. The theme of the IOPD's 16th Conference will be “Good Governance and Citizen Participation” and will bring together the... »

"Homelessness prevention in the context of evictions": full report - final version Home is associated with safety, belonging, esteem and personal and child development. Housing and home are intertwined with health, poverty or wealth and opportunity in general. Eviction involves the involuntary removal of people from their homes, with many negative personal and social consequences, particularly for children.In EU Member States where evictions are... »

National Low Income Housing Coalition - nlihc.org There is not a single state in the U.S. where a minimum wage employee working full-time can reasonably afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. While 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, have taken steps to raise the minimum wage  above the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, affordable housing remains out of reach for the country's low-income workers. »

Best wishes for all inhabitants of rural and urban areas who dream, love, live, and build, who fight together in solidarity and stand up for an alternative way. We wish you the very best while counting on your support! »

Over 70 people attended Habitat III’s Trade Union and Workers Roundtable  held on 18 October 2016 by a joint international trade union and allies delegation headed by Public Services International (PSI) and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI). »