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2015, the inhabitants together, in solidarity, for dignity, without borders!

For the homeless, those living in poor housing, and those who have been evicted, to fight and win, thanks to the struggles, solidarity, resistance and alternatives, to the neoliberalism lashes ...Our best wishes for gaining your support!

Encuentro en el Vaticano: Papa convoca a movimientos sociales de todo el mundo a combatir las causas estructurales de la pobreza

El Papa Francisco se reunió en la mañana de este martes 28 de octubre en el Salón del Sínodo con los participantes del Encuentro Mundial de los Movimientos Populares (del 27 al 29 de octubre), organizado por el Pontificio Consejo Justicia y Paz en colaboración con la Pontificia Academia de las Ciencias Sociales y con los líderes de varios movimientos.

Why the World Needs to Get Ready for the Next Generation of Slums

People who live in slums don't have easy lives to begin with. Lately, though, politicians have been doing their best to make matters even more complicated. A few weeks ago the Venezuelan government started evicting Caracas's infamous 45-story slum, the "Tower of David," relocating residents to government housing outside the city. In early July, a few weeks earlier, a thousand slum dwellers in Islamabad found themselves confronting riot police as they tried to protest the Pakistani government's plans to evict them from their homes ("katchi adabi " settlements). Around the same time, a local government in India approved plans to build the first of 10,000 new "transit accommodations" for displaced slum dwellers. That followed Bombay's brutal anti-slum drive in May, when authorities bulldozed more than 100 family homes, forcing over 600 residents onto the streets.

Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay - an affront to human rights, say UN experts

Three UN experts on the human rights to water and sanitation, adequate housing, and extreme poverty and human rights expressed concern Wednesday about reports of widespread water disconnections in the US city of Detroit of households unable to pay water bills.

Together with inhabitants to defend the Right to Housing without borders

The International Alliance of Inhabitants welcomes the handover of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing role from Raquel Rolnik to Leilani Farha.

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

365 days of best wishes for 2014

Our best wishes for the forthcoming year are: For the homeless, those living in poor housing, and those who have been evicted, to fight and win, thanks to the struggles, solidarity, resistance and alternatives, to  the neoliberalism lashes ... Our best wishes for gaining your support!

Wall Street landlords: the empire strikes back & move quickly to evict tenants

How Wall Street has turned housing into a dangerous get-rich-quick scheme  again Over the last year and a half, Wall Street hedge funds and private equity firms have quietly amassed an unprecedented rental empire,  bought more than 200,000  cheap, mostly foreclosed houses in cities hardest hit by the economic meltdown. Lucky for us, they are going to rent these foreclosed houses back to us. In the process, it’s devised a “new” form of securitization that could cause this whole plan to blow up – again: the evictions. Wall Street is using its experience to replicate the model around the world, beginning in Spain.

Acaparamiento de tierras en América Latina

El acaparamiento de grandes extensiones de tierras, conocido en inglés como land-grabbing , fenómeno que surgió principalmente en la última década y que se acentuó a partir de la crisis alimentaria del 2008, está transformando radicalmente la estructura agraria en el mundo, desplazando al campesinado y reforzando la agroindustria. En África y Asia, este fenómeno corresponde principalmente a acuerdos entre Estados, donde un gobierno acuerda la compra o arriendo de grandes extensiones –cien, doscientas mil hectáreas o más-, en otro país, para producir alimentos bajo su propio control y exportarlos, a fin de garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de su población. En América Latina, sin embargo, el proceso ha asumido una característica distinta, según explica Cristóbal Kay , especialista en desarrollo y reforma agraria. Y es que en nuestro continente, no son otros Estados sino principalmente las grandes empresas translativas las que están invirtiendo en países vecinos. En entrevista con ALAI, Kay advirtió que, entre más avanza este proceso, más complejo se vuelve pensar en una reforma agraria en los países afectados.

The convergence of struggles at World Assembly of Inhabitants: 29/3/13

In the afternoon we will hold our main plenary session Assemblée Mondiale des Habitants / World Assembly of Inhabitants / Asamblea Mundial de los Habitantes Time: 16.00 – 18.30Room: Faculty of Sciences - Amphi A