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Tsunami News from Asia's Urban Poor Networks

The Indian ocean tsunami disaster has claimed 140,000 lives. However reports indicate the death toll is likely to "grow exponentially" once aid workers can fully assess the extent of the damage - in Indonesia in particular. About five million people are homeless.

Class is back in the US as the ownership society crumbles

Bush hoped to be proud father of the rightwing economic revolution's grand project. Instead, he is its undertaker Remember the "ownership society", fixture of major George Bush addresses for the first four years of his presidency? "We're creating ... an ownership society in this country, where more Americans than ever will be able to open up their door where they live and say, welcome to my house, welcome to my piece of property," Bush said in October 2004.

The City Under the Free Market

ALAI AMLATINA, 31/01/2008, Panama.- Panama City is currently undergoing a major urban transformation, as a result of a government policy aimed at feeding a speculative spiral concentrated on deposits and one which is causing disorder in all spheres. Official statistics show that in 2007 building permits totalling over US$2 billion were approved in Panama City.

Emergency appeal to help the survivors of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh

Please do something now to save the millions of humankinds!

From the Bayou to Baghdad: Mission Accomplished?

During the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, several dozen public-housing residents and activists marched to the headquarters of the Housing Authority of New Orleans.