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A Plan to Demolish Historic Cemeteries
By: Amira Noshokaty, Ahram online
22 January 2022
Cairo’s historic cemeteries are at risk of being demolished, but what is so important about such ancient grave yard? It was a full house last Saturday, at the seminar and photo exhibition titled Contemporary Cemetery Architecture in Egypt, Value and Challenges. The event was organized by the safeguard of Cairo`s historic
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Tunisia: Harassment, Gender, Sexism in the City
By: Soha Ben Slama, Wall Street International Magazine
22 January 2022
Tunisia: Harassment, Gender and Sexism in the City Eternal struggle for the reappropriation of public space by women     It all started with a polemic, around an informal debate, together with friends in the struggle, among feminist women in their sixties, fifties, forties, and thirties and young adults, in all fields, student, researcher,
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Albania: Clash with Police over Forced Evictions
By: Barbara Halla, Euractive
20 January 2022
The Municipality of Tirana plans to demolish some 400 homes in the Kombinat area of the capital, arguing they have been damaged irreparably by the 26 November 2019 earthquake. Residents of the “5 Maji” neighbourhood in Tirana clashed with the police on Wednesday as the National Inspectorate began its demolition of
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India: Thousands Face Eviction Order in Mumbai
By: Devanjana Nag, financial express
20 January 2022
On Monday, occupants of slums, chawls and other illegal structures in Kalwa, Thane and Mumbra were issued notices, which stated that they could endanger railway tracks. Indian Railways is conducting an anti-encroachment drive in Mumbai suburban rail network. As a part of this drive, authorities of Western and Central Railways are
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Israel Evicted Palestinian Family in Shaikh Jarrah
By: Bethan McKernan, the Gaurdian
19 January 2022
Family of 15 evicted in East Jerusalem neighbourhood that was a flashpoint for 2021 fighting Israeli police have forcibly removed a Palestinian family from their home in Sheikh Jarrah, the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood where evictions helped trigger a round of fighting between Israel and Hamas last year. About a dozen police
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Jerusalem: IOF Demolish Sheikh Jarrah Home
By: Patrick Kingsley and Rawan Sheikh Ahmad, The New York Times
19 January 2022
Israel Evicts Palestinians in Flashpoint Area of East Jerusalem Israelis evicted an extended family and destroyed their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where attempted evictions last year helped spark a war with Gaza. Top of Form Bottom of Form       JERUSALEM—Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families from their homes on Wednesday to make way
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Understanding Human Rights ETOs
By: HIC-HLRN
15 January 2022
The new Routledge Handbook on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations has just been published and it is available in open access here. This new handbook compiles lessons and analysis by world experts on the human rights obligations of states beyond their territorial borders. It is designed to give meaning and
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Canada: Tax the Real Estate Speculators
By: Max Fawcett, National Observer
12 January 2022
Tax the real estate speculators — and make it hurt Opinion: Speculative behaviour in the housing market is causing huge collateral damage, and it’s getting in the way of families’ ability to afford to put a roof over their heads, writes columnist @maxfawcett.     Few publications do rage-inducing real estate clickbait as well
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What Happened to the Eviction Tsunami?
By: Yuliya Panfil, David Spievack, Land Portal
11 January 2022
Since the pandemic began, housing experts (including one of the authors of this article) have been predicting that the pandemic’s economic fallout would produce an eviction “tsunami(link is external)” that could put as many as 40 million people(link is external) out of their homes. The experts are still waiting. When the pandemic first surged
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EU-AU Food Summit ‘Hot Potato’
By: Benjamin Fox and Gerardo Fortuna, EURACTIV.com
06 January 2022
Green farming ambition is a hot potato ahead of EU-AU summit The issue of vaccine hoarding and African vaccine production is likely to dominate the long-delayed EU-African Union (AU) summit but both sides want to beef up cooperation on agriculture policy as well.     The much-awaited sixth meeting of the EU’s and AU’s
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Kashmir Land Case: ‘Property a Constitutional Right’
By: Sparsh Upadhyay, LIveLaw.in
03 January 2022
“Right to Property a Constitutional Right”: J&K&L High Court Orders 10 Lakh Compensation in `Illegal` Deprivation if Land Case     Underscoring that the right to property is a Constitutional right that has been acknowledged to be akin to a fundamental right and a basic human right, the Jammu and Kashmir and
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World’s Most-expensive Cities Now
By: Time out
21 December 2021
A new ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has compared the cost of living in 170 cities – and there’s a surprising entry at number one   The world has been turned upside over the past two years. And so, it’s no wonder an annual ranking of the most expensive cities across
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Palestine: Environmental Colonization and Apartheid
By: Ben Lorber, Red-Green Labour
16 December 2021
Israel’s environmental colonialism and eco-apartheid This article follows an earlier post on Red-Green Labour about the campaign to keep the JNF out of Cop 26, and reprints a 2012 article by the author, with updates.     In 1997, a bridge collapsed at an international sports event in Israel, pitching more than 100 Austrian athletes
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China Housing Market Slumps Again
By: Martin Farrer, The Guardian
15 December 2021
China housing market slumps again as another developer runs into trouble House prices, sales and construction all fell in November as Shimao Group shares plunge and Beijing assesses what to do with Evergrande     China’s giant housing market has continued to decline in the past month and another major developer showed signs of
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Russia Vetoes UNSC Linking Climate Crisis & Peace
By: Associated Press
13 December 2021
Russia vetoes UN security council resolution linking climate crisis to international peace The resolution proposed that the climate crisis could potentially threaten ‘global peace, security and stability’     Russia has vetoed a first-of-its-kind UN security council resolution casting the climate crisis as a threat to international peace and security – a vote that
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USA: Manhattan Hotel Now for Homeless
By: Lauren Aratani, The Guardian
10 December 2021
Manhattan hotel reopens as homeless shelter despite protest from Billionaires Row residents The residents spent over $300,000 in lawsuits claiming ‘crime and loitering’ by the occupants would lead to ‘irreparable injuries’     Just a few steps away from the horse-drawn carriages that whisk tourists through New York’s Central Park and the opulence of
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South Africa: Communities Sue over Extractivism
By: Victoria Schneider, Mongabay
10 December 2021
Indigenous communities in South Africa sue, protest off-shore oil and gas exploration Thousands of South Africans, including Indigenous communities, mobilized in a national protest last Sunday against Shell’s planned seismic survey in search for oil and gas reserves off the country’s eastern Wild Coast – with more protests planned this weekend.   Two
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Nigeria: Orisunbare Communitiy Calls for Mercy
By: Applaud News
29 November 2021
Orisunbare community call for mercy and reversal of the 10 days eviction notice served by LASG   The Orisunbare community of some 6,000 inhabitants in Lagos State, Nigeria has issued the following appeal to remove the threat of eviction.     The entire community of Orisunbare Areas, through Hon. Comrade Sulaimon Kamaldeen A. (OloreAyo), seeks
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New Wave of Displacement, Killing Civilians
By: Abdi Latif Dahir
26 November 2021
At least 43 people have been killed in clashes in the area, the U.N. says, while the nation’s leaders are focused elsewhere, dealing with the fallout from a coup. NAIROBI, Kenya — Dozens of people have been killed and their villages burned in inter-communal violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the
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India Uses Israeli Silencing Tactic in Kashmir
By: Vision for Hope
25 November 2021
UN criticizes arrest of rights activist in Indian KashmirStory by ReutersUpdated     Rights groups including the United Nations have criticized the arrest of a prominent activist in Indian-administered Kashmir on terror funding charges. Khurram Parvez was arrested late on Monday by India’s federal National Investigation Agency (NIA), an Indian official
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