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Naples, the institutions should defend the right to the city of common goods, not the UNO-Habitat's WUF, which is eating up public spaces

40 days before the inauguration of the Urban Social Forum (USF) dedicated to the “right to the city of common goods ” as an alternative to UNO-Habitat's World Urban Forum (WUF),  the International Committee of the World Social Forum (IC WSF) has sent the institutions involved a strongly critical letter expressing its concern at the complete closure of spaces and the lack of collaboration with the USF.

Rassemblement, Mercredi 25 juillet 2012 à 12 H 00 Paris, Bercy, Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances

Le Collectif « Pour un Pôle public financier au service des Droits » appelle avec la « Plateforme Logement des Mouvements sociaux » à un rassemblement devant le Ministère des Finances le mercredi 25 juillet à 12 h 00 (Station de métro : BERCY) sur la question du doublement du plafond du Livret A qui risque d'être remis en cause sous la pression conjointe du patronat des banques et des assurances au détriment du financement des besoins sociaux, notamment du logement social.

Portugal, Solidarity against demolitions, for the right to housing

Portugal, Solidariedade contra as demolições, pelo direito à habitação We call all people and organizations to participate in a solidarity campaign with hundreads of families from the Santa Filomena neighbourhood, in Amadora, which are now in eminent danger of eviction from their homes, and wihouth any alternative accomodation or garanteed access to housing.

Let's build an open space for all those struggling for a City of Common Goods as an alternative to the market-city of UN-Habitat's WUF

Naples, Italy, 05 07 2012 With the participation of some thirty associations making up the Organising Committee, and in particular, with interventions by: Father Alex Zanotelli, Combonian Missionary; Consiglia Salvio, Movement for Water; Cesare Ottolini, Global Coordinator of IAI and member of the International Council of the WSF; and Mauro Forte, urbanist, the University of Naples Faculty of Architecture has hosted the public presentation of the Urban Social Forum (USF).

Send your video-postcards to the Urban Social Forum!

We're inviting everyone, from all over the world, to send us a video-postcard  they've made , so we can compile them into a living mosaic to motivate our invitations to participate in the USF in Naples, Italy, on 3-7 September 2012.

For the Right to the City of Common Goods!

A press conference will be held in Naples, Italy, at 12.00 am on 29th June 2012, in room 0.4 of the Faculty of Architecture, via Forno Vecchio , to launch the 2nd.  edition of the Urban Social Forum (USF ), with the participation of the organisers: Inhabitants' Organisations, Local Associations, NGOs, Movements and International Networks.  

Meeting of Moscow Dormitory Tenants: Housing is the right not privilege!

On June, 17, in Krasnopresnenskaya square, near the monument to the 1905 Revolution Heroes, a meeting was held by the Movement of Dormitory Tenants, protesting the harassment of the tenants who have worked hard enough to own their housing. The protest action was organized with the support of the RRP, KPFR Alternative City Committee, Left Front, Trodovaya Rossia Movement, and other left wing parties and movements.

Venerdì 22 giugno 2012, Roma, Centro Congressi Cavour, Via Cavour 50, ore 16.30 – 19.30

E se partissimo dal programma di Hollande in Francia: penalizzare la rendita immobiliare per una politica sociale della casa ?Idee e proposte dalla Francia all’Italia. Un appello alla partecipazione al convegno, allo sciopero generale del 22 giugno, a coordinare le lotte a livello internazionale. Prossima tappa il Foro Sociale Urbano di Napoli a settembre.

UK in breach of un rules over Dale Farm assaults

The Dale Farm violent eviction (October 2012) The UK is in continuing breach of international human rights law a meeting at Essex University on the aftermath of the brutal police-led assault on Dale Farm was told yesterday (6 June).

La campagna parte da Napoli: Una spiaggia per tutti

Per tutto giugno i cittadini di Napoli potranno sottoscrivere una delibera d’iniziativa popolare che chiede di destinare a spiaggia pubblica gratuita tutto il litorale dell’ex area industriale di Bagnoli; l’iniziativa, che rivendica alle spiagge il carattere di Bene Comune, si trasformerà in una richiesta di referendum consultivo cittadino qualora il consiglio comunale rigettasse la proposta. I non residenti possono manifestare il proprio sostegno aderendo on line all’iniziativa.