Blackstone is one of the largest private equity firms world wide. It also is used to “invest” the money it collects into speculation with housing and mortgage in many countries, the U.S., Spain, Germany forinstance. Recently it bought up parts of the publicly bailed out Catalunya Bank. People from the orgnaization of those affected […]
The “London Radical Housing Network” supported by international activists who try to build a “European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing an the City” have called for transnational action and meetings at the occasion of the real estate fair “MIPIM UK” in October (17th – 2oth). Here is their call in it’s 29th […]
European Action Coalition demands European social housing policies and immediate protection against “financial evictions”
As a consequence of the unsolved crisis and anti-social austerity measurements the housing situation of many Europeans has extremely worsened during the past five years. This is the reason why, before the coming […]
In 1999 Hackney Council in London decided to knock down and rebuild Woodberry Down Estate – one of London’s largest housing estates, with roughly 2,000 council rented homes. But the big winners are not the tenants but developer Berkeley Homes. Some blocks have been demolished and some tenants re-housed, but most buildings, including […]
Nice, March 11 2014, 10:20 h. After some negotiations with local authorities the “tribunal” against the Mipim now can take place at Marché Forville in the center of Cannes.
Activists from London today released two case studies on the disastrous effects of the pacts between MIPIM developers and politicians on the lives and communities of Londoners. […]
On Thursday 6th March housing groups and residents from across London demonstrated outside City Hall to express their anger at Mayor Boris Johnson and over 20 UK councils participating in the MIPIM conference which is fuelling the housing crisis.
At the annual real estate spring party “MIPIM” in Cannes (11th – 14th March 2014) businessmen will not be totally alone this year. For the first time in 25 years of undisturbed deal making they may meet some of their final “customers”, victims or resistors, shouting in a square of Cannes. The “European Action […]
The Hungarian Organization “The City is for all” and the “European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City” called for three days of international solidarity action against the criminalization of homelessness by the Hungarian government. Local groups in 15 cities organized protests between 13th and 15th February 2014.