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World Social Forum of Migrations

Today as we commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the twenty years since the deaths along the Gilbralter began, 35 years of the military strike against the democratic president, Salvador Allende, while this same legitimacy is gravely threatened in Bolivia and requests our consciousness and solidarity, and as we celebrate the 60th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we, men and women, who form a part of more than two thousand social movements and organizations from 90 countries around the planet, united in Rivas Vaciamadrid (Spain), from September 11th to the 14th, are joined by the slogan OUR VOICES, OUR RIGHTS, FOR A WORLD WITHOUT WALLS

NGO Coalition Welcomes Historic Decision

Press Release, 18 June 2008 The United Nations Human Rights Council today approved by consensus an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The momentous decision today by the Human Rights Council brings one step closer the possibility of an international remedy mechanism for violations of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Ruling of the Permanent People’s Tribunal

Session on Neoliberal Policies and European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean Lima, 13-16th May 2008 The Tribunal recognises the importance, difficulties and the inherent risks associated with the struggle of social movements, peasants, workers and indigenous people as well as other grassroots organisations. It also committed to continue using its competence and work to strengthen the definition of legal responsibility of MNCs and to denounce human rights violations of the local people by multinational corporations, States and international institutions and to find new alternatives.

ESCR optional Protocol approved

On 4th April 2008, the United Nations Working Group finally approved the optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which will be sent to the Human Rights Council for the notification of the UN Secretary-General and General Assembly.

And that makes two! Italy wins the World Homeless Cup 2005

And that makes two! After the surprise victory at Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2004, the Italian team Multietnica 2001 has won for the second time the World Homeless Cup held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 20th to 24th 2005. With a formation made up of new Italians (Brazilians, Moroccans, Rom, and Polish), the team held out against all difficulties, including the loss of three players due to visa problems, at the end of a hard-fought tournament in which 26 national teams took part.

The darker side of the XXVIII Olympiad

What do local inhabitants have to do with the Olympic Games? Let’s find out what lurks in the shadow of the five circles. As the world’s attention turns to Greece for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, to witness the excitement and glory of the world’s biggest sporting competition, there is a lesser-known and darker side to the staging of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad.

Goteborg:Italy World Champion at the World Homeless Cup

World Homeless Cup 2004. Italy have won the Homeless World Cup and the winning team, mainly immigrants from "Multietnica2001", dedicate their victory to those living on the margins of society.

IAI to participate in the International Week of Action against Debt and International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

(14 to 21 October 2007) The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI), an international network of urban social movements fighting for the boundless right to housing, land, the city and basic services., wish to underline our conviction that debt cancellation should also represent a means for governments in poor countries to harness resources for paying the social debt.