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In 100 piazzas, the 10th of October and beyond!

The promoters' complaint: evictions are not private tragedies but violations of law caused by disastrous political choices; a national policy is needed immediately: a moratorium on all evictions, including those caused by arrearage and inculpable foreclosures, a control of the market and financing for social housing. A mission to Italy by UN's Special Rapporteur on Housing Rights will take place soon.

Call from Geneva: A city by and for its inhabitants!

To the United Nations, governments and the whole of civil society, We, the social movements, organisations, networks and NGOs that participated in the Habitat Forum Geneva 2012, denounce violations of the rights to housing and to habitat that affect more than a billion inhabitants of our communities throughout the world, of which between 60 and 70 million are threatened with eviction. This situation is made worse by the global economic crisis and the agendas of neoliberal policies.

Geneva Habitat Forum 2012, a weapon for the right to housing

Geneva, United Nations (Demir Sonmez, 29/09/12) Over 400 participants have declared the Geneva Habitat Forum, which took place on the eve of World Zero Eviction Days - for the Right to Housing, a success. The opening conference, the awards for the civil society initiatives for sustainable cities, the International Evictions Tribunal and the Inhabitants March to the Palais des Nations Unies were among the strong points of the mobilization.

Partnership according to UN-Habitat. A call to save the planet through democracy

“Sorry if I arrived late and I haven’t been able to follow your talk, but I left my headset for interpretations in another room.” Thus the person representing UN-Habitat began the dialogue with civil society organisations at the World Urban Forum.

SE/ED Nápoles: Movimientos e instituciones: una relación difícil, pero necesaria

El encuentro en el Foro Social Urbano de Nápoles, promovido por eddyburg.it y por la escuela de verano de planificación, ha sido abierto por las intervenciones de Mauro Baioni e Ilaria Boniburini quienes han ilustrado las intervenciones, el desenvolvimiento, y las conclusiones del seminario, llevado a cabo en Sezano (VR) y dedicado al tema “Movimientos e Instituciones: sujetos antagonistas y subscriptores de un nuevo pacto”.

A TOWN BY AND FOR ITS INHABITANTS

From 27th to 29th September 2012, The Geneva Habitat Forum has the pleasure to welcome civil society and academic actors, political figures and Inhabitants from here and elsewhere to reimagine a town as a place by and for its inhabitants.

The fight against the debt mountain, in favour of the right to housing

For the first time in a G8 country, emphasis has been placed on the link between the housing crisis and the global crisis, both products of the financialization of the economy. The proposed connection point for a radically innovative strategy: to fight for the reallocation of resources to public policy, by refusing to pay for the debt mountain and striking at the rent.

Share your experience! Come present your initiative!

On 28 September 2012, a selection of five “Civil Society Initiatives for Sustainable Cities” will be presented in Geneva during the Geneva Habitat Forum 2012.

Do not keep silent: communicate your case of eviction!

The Tribunal for Evictions launches an international call to identify cases of evictions for its 2012 session. The Tribunal will take place on 28 September 2012 in Geneva within the Geneva Habitat Forum and for the launch of the World Zero Evictions days 2012.Fill out the eviction case webform before 31 August!

Call: publically denounce violations of housing and land rights

The USF Organizing Committee invites all social groups and organizations that wish to speak out against a specific violation of housing or land rights, caused either by eviction or land-grabbing, to take part in the “Eviction and Land-grabbing Tribunal ”.>>> To be sent before August 20 2012