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Cheated in China: Seniors “Re-occupy” Homes
By: Al Jazeera
24 June 2014
A group of elderly protesters in China are defying a government demand to leave a block of apartments they seized last month.   The protesters say local authorities broke a promise they made 20 years ago to provide them with new homes for giving up the land the on which the apartments
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Israel/Palestine: Forests over (Indigenous) People
By: Amjad Iraqi, The Ecologist
23 June 2014
Israel`s Forest of Yatir to expand over Bedouin village     It should be good news, but it`s not. Israel`s largest man-made forest is set for enlargement, but at the expense of a village where a Bedouin community has lived since they were resettled there in 1956. Its sister village is to be
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Habitat III Expectations: CSOs Speak
By: HIC-HLRN
20 June 2014
Civic participation in, and the normative framework of global urban policy have evolved since 1976, but not always progressively.   How has civil society contributed to the Habitat Agenda process and content?   Is this dynamic advancing or regressing since 1976 …since 1996?   How do civil organizations perceive this dynamic unfolding toward 2016?   What does civil
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Nigeria: Protesting Demolitions in Abuja
By: Vanguard / Nigeria Whisper
19 June 2014
Residents Protest Demolition of Houses in Abuja   Vanguard, 19 June 2014       Abuja—Protest erupted in Abuja Model City, Adkan Estate, Gwarinpa II and Galadima on Thursday following alleged demolition of houses in Lungu, a settlement in the estate.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 6th Avenue, the major road to the
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Kenya: Eviction Law Will Be Ready End 2014
By: Xinhua
17 June 2014
NAIROBI--Kenya is planning to put in place an eviction and resettlement law by the end of 2014, the country’s land agency said on Monday. National Land Commission (NLC) Chairman Muhammad Swazuri told journalists in Nairobi that stakeholders are currently reviewing the bill before it is forwarded parliament. “We want to ensure that
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Brazil: Amid World Cup, Favela Tourism
By: Elizabeth Gorman, Al Jazeera
12 June 2014
Rio de Janeiro—Young men standing watch on street corners with walls riddled by bullets and covered with gang graffiti. These images are what a tour guide points out in one of Rio de Janeiro`s largest and most dense favelas, Rocinha.   "No pictures here," the guide reminds a small group of mostly
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Israel: al-Araqib Demolished for 70th Time
By: (Ma’an)
12 June 2014
BEERSHEBA— Israeli forces on Thursday demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib for the 70th time, witnesses told Ma’an. Hundreds of Israeli police officers and Special Forces deployed in the area at dawn and closed all roads leading to the Negev village. A large number of residents spent the night inside the
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India: Change in Government Doesn’t Matter
By: Mohammad Zafar, Kohram.in
12 June 2014
In the history of modern India most of the times state, law and judiciary all instead of supporting or saving poor’s rights, thrashed their rights. They only supported big industrialists and companies. Political parties and their ideologies do not make any differences in these acts. BJP led NDA, supported Sardar
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Nigeria: Evicted Slum-Dwellers` Victory over Government
By: Amnesty International
11 June 2014
Today’s court decision against the Nigerian security forces who  indiscriminately opened fire on peaceful protesters in Bundu Ama almost five years ago is a victory against impunity and a triumph for justice, Amnesty International and Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform (CMAP) said. “This remarkable victory brings to a close a long battle
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Welcoming Tunisia`s Truth and Dignity Commission
By: HIC-HLRN
11 June 2014
Cairo—After a careful selection process, the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly has launched the 15-member Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) in a pioneering effort toward transitional justice for gross violations over the period since the country’s independence. The Habitat International Coalition and its Housing and Land Rights Network welcome the establishment
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South Africa: Why Strand Evictions?
By: GroundUp Staff
11 June 2014
    Ten days after several hundred people were evicted from the Nomzamo (Lwandle) informal settlement near Strand [Cape Town], there is still no clarity about why they were removed.       Last Monday and Tuesday the residents were evicted after an interdict was granted to the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) in the
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U.S.: Residents, Workers Protest Public Housing Sale
By: Danae King, The Baltimore Sun
11 June 2014
Sixty city public housing residents and union workers staged a protest Wednesday against a plan to sell the housing to private developers. Protesters fear the Housing Authority of Baltimore City`s plan would lead to lost jobs, displaced residents and less available public housing. Gary Stroud, 54 and a resident of Bernard Mason
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South Africa: 100 Free State Families Evicted
By: News 24
11 June 2014
Bloemfontein - About 100 families were evicted on Wednesday by the Maluti-A-Phofung municipality from an informal settlement near Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State. Municipal spokesperson Kedibone Sentle said the Constitutional Court found in favour of the municipality for an eviction order on 23 May this year. She said the municipality took various
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E. Ukraine Warzone: Demolished Houses
By: RT
09 June 2014
Despite President Poroshenko intention to bring about a ceasefire, Kiev’s relentless military operation in the country`s east is intensifying. Slavyansk has become one of the main targets of artillery attacks, amateur videos filmed in the area show.   "We must reach a ceasefire this week. Each day when people are dying, each
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Sustainable Development Goals Revealed
By: Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex
04 June 2014
A long-awaited set of sustainable development goals were released on Tuesday. They are meant to inform high-level negotiations for a post-2015 global development framework which will kick into high gear this September during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.   The draft by a U.N.-appointed open working group contains 17 goals, more than
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Sustainable Development Goals Revealed
By: Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex
02 June 2014
A long-awaited set of sustainable development goals were released on Tuesday. They are meant to inform high-level negotiations for a post-2015 global development framework which will kick into high gear this September during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.   The draft by a U.N.-appointed open working group contains 17 goals, more than
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Kenya: Houses Demolished along Mombasa Road
By: KTN news
21 May 2014
Several houses along Mombasa road that were under construction have this morning been demolished by the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (kevevapi). The government parastatal claims that its land has been grabbed by unscrupulous people and attempts to dialogue with the builders have failed. Today’s demolitions saw executive housing limited
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Leilani Farha, New UN Special Rapporteur
By: Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen
12 May 2014
OTTAWA—Ottawa’s Leilani Farha, a lawyer and anti-poverty activist, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing.   Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty, learned of her appointment Wednesday, which also happened to be her birthday.   Farha holds a law degree and a master’s degree in social work from the University of
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Massive Displacement in South Kordofan
By: Nuba Reports
30 April 2014
Government forces are making one final push to capture territory before seasonal rains make troop and vehicle movement impossible.   After nearly a month of blanket shelling and pillaging in nearby Rashad and Abbasiya, a Rapid Support Force unit captured Abri, just south of Delami on April. The RSF unit is
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Big-4 Aussie Banks and Forced Eviction
By: The Malaysian Insider
28 April 2014
Big-4 Aussie Banks and Forced Eviction   Australian banks financing illegal logging, forced eviction, child labour, says Oxfam   28 April 2014   The Malaysian Insider   Oxfam on Monday accused Australia`s big four banks of financing companies the charity said were linked to illegal logging, forced evictions and child labour.   A report by the aid group
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