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Afghans Protest Taliban Evictions
By: Agence France Press
15 September 2021
Hundreds March in Kandahar to Protest against Taliban Evictions     Residents of Zara Ferqa, a suburb made up of government housing and ramshackle huts, said they had been ordered to leave by the Taliban, but had nowhere else to go.     KANDAHAR—Hundreds of protesters from a neighbourhood populated by former Afghan army servicemen marched

227 Land Defenders Murdered in a Year
By: Global Witness
13 September 2021
227 land and environmental activists murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record   As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against defenders of the earth is escalating.     A report released today reveals that 227 land and environmental activists were murdered in 2020 for defending their land and the planet. That constitutes the highest

India: Forced Eviction in 2020
By: HLRN - India
12 September 2021
Housing and Land Rights Network- India is pleased to announce the launch of a new report – Forced Evictions in India in 2020: A Grave Human Rights Crisis During the Pandemic. The report reveals that during the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 2020 to July 2021, the Indian government demolished,

India Evicted 21 People Every Hour during COVID
By: Rina Chandran - Thomson Reuters Foundation
09 September 2021
More than 250,000 people were evicted across India during the coronavirus pandemic, and millions more are at risk of being uprooted as authorities eye projects for faster economic growth, housing rights campaigners warned on Thursday. From March 2020 to July 2021, authorities demolished more than 43,000 homes and evicted about 21

Egypt’s ‘Best Practice’ toward 2030 SDGs
By: World Bank
07 September 2021
UN Lists Upper Egypt Local Development Program as a Best Practice to Achieving Results Towards 2030 SDGs     Story Highlights   The Upper Egypt Local Development Program is strengthening the capacity of local government to deliver quality infrastructure and services and improve the environment for private sector development and job creation in four governorates. The

Israel Demolishes al-`Araqib 192nd Time
By: The Palestine Chronicle
04 September 2021
Israel Demolishes al-`Araqib Village for 192nd Time   Israeli authorities demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-`Araqib in the southern Negev for the 192nd time on Thursday. The Bedouin families of al-`Araqib rebuild the village every time Israeli authorities demolish it.   The village was first levelled in July 2010, and every time the

India: War on the Urban Poor in Haryana
24 August 2021
The urban poor of the Delhi-NCR region have been reeling under the disastrous impact of successive lockdowns and the fatal second wave of CoVID. The incessant spells of monsoon rain taking over the city’s roads and spaces have added to their woes. And now the Haryana government has dealt yet

Zim: Evicted Zanu PF Supporters Stranded
By: Jairos Saunyama, Zimbabwe situation
22 August 2021
About 200 families that were evicted from a farm on the outskirts of Marondera in June are still living in the open as the government is yet to fulfil its promise to resettle them. The families, mostly Zanu PF supporters, were kicked out of Maganga Estates, which is owned by Hunyani

The Afghani Refugee crisis far Beyond the Evacuation Plans
By: Sammy Westfall, Washington post
20 August 2021
More than 240,000 Afghans have been internally displaced since the U.S. withdrawal began in May. Tens of thousands more have fled their home provinces in the past two weeks. As Afghanistan’s neighbors, along with other countries in the region and in the West, brace for the possibility of a large-scale refugee

Biden Admin. Hands Israel Stolen Land
By: Michael F. Brown, The Electronic Intidafa
17 August 2021
Biden administration and media hand occupied land to Israel   The Biden administration appears to be intent on handing occupied territory to Israel, precisely as the Trump administration sought to do.   There are lies, damn lies, and statistics … and then there is Shebaa Farms. Recently, the US State Department and news media both

From Neom to Kinshasa: 10 Megacities of the Future
By: James Langton, The National (UAE)
16 August 2021
From Neom to Kinshasa: 10 megacities of the future       By the end of century, more than 85 million people will live in Lagos alone and the top three megacities in the world could be in Africa     Bigger is not necessarily better and that is certainly the case with cities.   The UN has predicted

Afghanistan: 270,000 Newly Displaced
13 August 2021
Afghanistan: 270,000 newly displaced this year, warns UNHCR     The worsening security situation across Afghanistan in the wake of foreign troop withdrawal and Taliban advances, has forced an estimated 270,000 from their homes since January, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday, bringing the total internally displaced to more than 3.5 million.   The

Remembering Colonialism’s 500 Years
By: David Keys, The Independent
13 August 2021
Forgotten Anniversary: The Birth of Western Imperialism     Forgotten by most of the world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of human history’s most terrible and tragic events – the first large-scale European military conquest in mainland America.   Until then, major European (at that time, exclusively Spanish) military campaigns in the

IPCC: Dire Warning to Humanity
By: Andrea Januta, Reuters
10 August 2021
Key Takeaways from the U.N. Climate Panel`s Report   The U.N. climate panel has released its most comprehensive assessment of climate change yet. Here are some of the report`s main conclusions:   Humans Are to Blame - Full Stop   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used its strongest terms yet to assert that humans are causing climate

USA: Eviction Ban Confusion
By: Hamza Shaban, Abha Bhattarai and Marissa J. Lang, The Washington Post
05 August 2021
Last-minute eviction ban extension fuels confusion and is too late for some   The CDC says the new ban covers 80 percent of counties experiencing high or substantial community spread. But evictions can continue in nearby counties experiencing ‘moderate’ spread.   A last-minute extension of a moratorium barring evictions for covid-struck counties is injecting

USA: New Eviction Ban till October
By: Barbara Sprunt, NPR
03 August 2021
The Biden Administration Issues a New Eviction Moratorium after a Federal Ban Lapsed     Days after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration on Tuesday issued a new, more limited freeze that remains in effect through 3 October.   Like the previous order, the two-month moratorium issued Tuesday comes from the Centers for Disease Control and

CSOs: UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Fails
02 August 2021
Thousands of people gather at counter-mobilization to reiterate “We need food systems that empower people, not companies”   UN Food Systems Pre-Summit falls short on climate, hunger crisis, COVID, and food systems transformation, say counter-mobilization participants, which totalled almost 9,000 people.     ROME—Between 25 and 28 July 2021, some 9,000 people participated in a

Port Sudan in a Geopolitical Scramble
By: Azza Mustafa Babikir Ahmed, Sudan blog
31 July 2021
Port Sudan caught in the international race to control the Red Sea region     The whole world is wrangling for control over the Red Sea region. The United Arab Emirates are playing all of their cards to secure control over the trade routes. And while Sudan is increasingly turning to Europe for

Paraguay Indigenous Community Evicted in Land Dispute
By: Gary Miller, Insider Voice
30 July 2021
Asuncion, Paraguay – Marta Díaz sits among a settlement of makeshift tents made of plastic sheeting in a central plaza in the Paraguayan capital, Asunción, a few meters from the National Congress building. A brightly painted scene hangs nearby depicting burning wooden rural houses as a group of incredulous people

USA: Nez Perce Come Home after 100 Years
By: Dianne Lugo, Salem Statesman Journal
29 July 2021
`Homecoming`: 100 years after forceful removal, Nez Perce people celebrate reclaimed land   JOSEPH, Oregon (OR)—Vice-Chairman Shannon Wheeler has been dreaming about this day for years. On Thursday, more than 150 Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) people returned and blessed part of their homeland, a hundred years after the U.S Army drove them from the

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