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Comunidades clausuran empresa minera Almadex Minerals, demandan la cancelación definitiva de los proyectos mineros en Alto Lucero y Actopan. • Empresa minera viola Derechos Humanos de comunidades en México • Almadex Minerals no cuenta con consentimiento social para operar en Veracruz • Autoridades Federales y Municipales son omisas a las demandas de los pobladores »

República Dominicana, Resistamos hoy por la defensa del territorio La humanidad vista desde el enfoque creacionista o vista desde el enfoque evolucionista le corresponde intrínseca y naturalmente vivir, convivir y desarrollarse en el planeta tierra. El transcurrir histórico de la raza humana ha experimentado y experimenta procesos de cambios marcado por alteraciones bruscas en algunos de los casos por la naturaleza misma y por otro lado impu... »

Belgique, Recours constitutionnel contre une loi anti-squat scélérate Le 5 octobre 2017, le Parlement fédéral votait une loi soutenue par tous les partis de la majorité, inscrivant au Code pénal l’occupation d’immeubles sans titre ni droit.  Jugeant cette nouvelle mesure disproportionnée et contraire au droit au logement, un collectif d’organisations et de squatteur.e.s dépose un recours en annulation à la Cour constitutionnelle.>>... »

The Court in Padua has summoned Cesare Ottolini, global coordinator of the IAI, accused of “aggravated private violence” for successfully defending a family of migrants against eviction from their home. The family is one of many families defended over 40 years of struggle for the right to housing in his city and on all continents.Call for international mobilization. »

Warm greetings comrades in the international community!This coming June will be the resumption of classes for primary and secondary schools all over the Philippines. With the stark inequalities in the Philippines, many children do not have access to the basic tools and supplies they need to fully experience the education in schools. »

The 5th Urban Social Forum will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia and is a public, democratic, and inclusive space for the discussion and formulation of alternative and progressive ideas for our cities. The event invites civil society organizations, social leaders, community members, students and academics from all over Indonesia and beyond to gather and exchange experiences, build knowledge, and network with other le... »

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report announcing a historic database of companies doing business with illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.Among the American companies that received letters informing them that they’d be on the UN list were Caterpillar, Priceline.com, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb.Click here to tell them: get out of the settlement business! »

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... »

The beginning of the road For over 60 years there have been plans to build the Kibera-Langata link road. In 2016, the final go-ahead was given by government. In the meantime the plans for the road have changed over three times. No matter which plan is instated, the road will cut through Kibera, dividing it in two. In response, members of the community have led the resistance agaisnt the project. Yet, the resistance movements are highly divide... »

Nairobi has been faced with systemic police violence throughout its colonial and post-colonial history. This article was written after Insitut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA) Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) and Mathare Social Justice Center (MSJC) hosted a seminar on the topic. The article focuses on the case of Nairobi and demonstrates how urban planning and police violence go hand in hand. It then continues to discuss how comm... »

Photo credits @UCLG/Mark Schardan Local and regional leaders and housing policy experts met in Barcelona from 2-3 November to reaffirm their commitment to housing as a human right and share experiences on making it a reality. »

Around the world, towns and cities are standing up to defend human rights, democracy and the common good. The Fearless Cities summit will allow municipalist movements to build global networks of solidarity and hope in the face of hate, walls and borders.Join us in Barcelona for political debate, policy exchange, and practical workshops featuring mayors and councilors and municipalist movements that are transforming society from below.From Barcelona strengt... »

Nearly one million American households received eviction judgments in 2016 in new data spanning dozens of states. Candace Williams was evicted in Richmond, Va., which has one of the highest eviction rates in the data. Matt Eich for The New York Times RICHMOND, Va. — Before the first hearings on the morning docket, the line starts to clog the lobby of the John Marshall Courthouse. No cellphones are allowed inside, but many of the people who’ve... »

Vou aproveitar que colei grau ontem e fazer textão sobre a minha paixãozinha econômica: desigualdade e população de rua.Eu tive o privilégio de passar um ano inteirinho do meu primeiro estágio trabalhando com a Profa. Silvia Schor, uma das (se não a maior) referência desse país sobre a dimensão econômica da situação de rua. É ela que encabeçou todos os (bons) censos dessa população feitos em São Paulo desde 2000, já que o IBGE não contabiliza moradores de... »

Best wishes from/for all inhabitants of rural and urban areas who R-Exist: who Fight and Resist to Exist, Dream, Love, Live in solidarity to Build Alternative Social Pacts for the Living Well in Peace and Democracy!We wish you the very best while counting on your support! »

Workers in the aftermath of the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Millions of staff clean our streets and keep our cities moving. It’s time to recognise their contribution to the everyday fabric of our urban lives »