Inhabitants of Europe
A meeting protesting construction of a new house in Kosmonavtov street in Saint Petersburg was held and attended by about 300 people. The citizens are going to appeal to the City Governor with a request to stop a regular densification project.
Last Sunday, January, 28, about three thousand citizens of Saint Petersburg took part in an action protesting a proposed legal transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city and a huge museum, to the Russian Orthodox Church for its free and gratis use.
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?
In June 2011, when the Spanish squares and streets burned with the 15M demonstrations, Veronica, Eliseo and their three children were violently evicted from their flat in the neighborhood of Clot in Barcelona. The networks of the neighborhood movilized immediately to support this family. The Catalan police, Mossos d’Esquadra, attacked violently the family and the crowd that gathered in their support. The reason why we were there was to show to Veronica and Eliseo that they were not alone, and that all protests have to be collective struggles. What belongs to all should be defended by all.
Depuis maintenant deux mois, une famille a été expulsée par la police avec le silence complice de la mairie de Créteil. Aujourd'hui, alors que l'hiver approche, aucune solution de relogement n'a été proposée et cette famille est livrée à la rue. La mairie et le bailleur Créteil Habitat ont fermé la porte à toute possibilité de dialogue et laissent pourrir la situation.
We need international support to refuse the eviction of the largest refugee camp in #Calais #France.
Casa, sfratti: il 10 ottobre V Giornata Nazionale “Sfratti Zero”, in decine di città iniziative affinché le politiche abitative entrino nelle priorità dell’Agenda politica e programmatica di Governo, Regioni e Comuni, abbandonando le fallimentari politiche di liberalizzazione degli affitti, di privatizzazione del patrimonio pubblico e di cementificazione del territorio.”
Protest against the Lachta Center property project implemented through support of the city government, August, 30, 2016 On August, 30, Saint Petersburg witnessed a series of the so called single pickets staged by a group of social activists protesting the city government policies in the area of urban development and planning. The protest action was held in Nevsky prospect, in the down town area.
We thank you for the solidarity received from various countries and organizations, which we are passing on to our Unione Inquilini comrades in the affected areas.