Inhabitants of Americas
Santo Domingo, 19 February 2012. More than one hundred representatives from various organisations, including urban, country, cooperatives, trade unions, women, youths and nongovernmental met for the workshop meeting “On public policies of finance and social investment, focusing on popular housing and the security of tenure” held in the meeting room of the Bono Centre in the City of Santo Domingo. They agreed to introduce a process of policy advocacy for policies on housing, land and security of tenure, as well as a social investment equivalent to 1.52% of GDP.
El día 1 de febrero centenares de manifestantes de Cajamarca y La Libertad, en el norte del país, comenzaron su caminata hacia la capital del Perú. Su principal objetivo ha sido proteger las fuentes de recursos hídricos en las cabeceras de cuenca de todo el país y que no se concrete el proyecto minero Conga. Este es un problema muy delicado que está afectando el pueblo y está largamente debatido por los medios de comunicación y las distintas fuerzas políticas.
Building an Urban and Communitarian Way from Porto Alegre to the Peoples’ Summit in Rio During the Thematic Social Forum in Porto Alegre which included CONAM, FCOC, IAI, FNRU, the unity of urban social movements was highlighted. Also highlighted was the fight against evictions. This debate takes place in the context of participation-building at the Peoples’ Summit and at the Peoples’ Permanent Assembly that will take place parallel to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference, where we intend to advance the construction of the Urban and Communitarian Way.
El pueblo protesta contra la revocatoria El día 31 de enero miles de personas han tomado las calles de Lima para protestare civilmente contra la propuesta de revocatoria contra Susana Villarán, la actual alcaldesa de la capital peruana.
"They want us out of our community!" "We're always told to move on, but to where? There are no places for us to be" Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and USA-Canada Alliance of Inhabitants (USACAI) are calling on our members and allies throughout the United States and Canada to join us on April 1 for a bi-national day of action to protest the ongoing criminalization of poor and homeless people in our communities.
After 21 days of fierce competition, the Brazilian mining company Vale was elected, this Thursday, as the worst corporation in the world at the Public Eye Awards, known as the “Nobel” of corporate world shame. Created in 2,000, the Public Eye awards annually a winning company, chosen by popular vote following environmental, social, and labor criteria, during the World Economic Forum held in the Swiss city of Davos.
Brazil: The National Forum for Urban Reform denounces the belligerent actions unjustly defending property rights in Pinheirinho
A cowardly and inhuman act, one of the worst examples of VIOLATIONS TO THE RIGHTS OF PINHEIRINHO INHABITANTS (THE RIGHT TO THE CITY, THE RIGHT TO HOUSING, THE RIGHT TO TENURE REGULARIZATION) – at the hands of the Mayor, the State Governor, and the São Paulo State Judiciary.
The Federal Government of Mexico is handing over territory to a Canadian mining company that practices open pit mining, and we are fighting to prevent them from setting up in Veracruz. The UCISV-Ver requests and the IAI supports, decisively and with all of your heart that you help them obtain signatures from the citizens of your country to stop these imperialistic projects that only result in death.
The International Alliance of Inhabitants, global network of urban social organizations and movements without boundaries, strongly supports the Call of the People's Summit for Social and environmental Justice and the Permanent Assembly of the Peoples, against the commoditisation of life and nature and in defense of common goods, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15-23 June 2012, simultaneously to the UN Conference for Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
The Westminster Court apartments in St. Paul, Minn. have been cited with hundreds of violations and are currently in foreclosure. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson) The Minnesota Tenants Union is organizing with tenants in a 60 unit apartment complex foreclosed in St. Paul, Minnesota, under threat of displacement. We'd like your help. Specifically, some support messages from member groups worldwide to relevant city officials here would be a real shot in thearm for the tenants.