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March 12 in Cannes: “Peoples Tribunal” against property fair “Mipim”

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 […]

CLASHES & CRASHES

ROAR Magazine reflects Gezi uprising

The radical online magazine “ROAR” at January 6th has started to publish a selection of “essays dealing with a wide variety of themes related to the Gezi uprising. The main questions we will be confronting are: what was Gezi all about, what remains of it today, and what is next for the movements in […]

CITIES

“Gefahrenzone”: brief summary of events in Hamburg | dec 21 – jan 7

in the wake of a demonstration announced for 21 dec 2013 by rote flora and groups from the right to the city network in hamburg, local media ramped up reporting about expected violence for days. on 20 dec 2013 there was an attack on a police station in st. pauli that was immediately incorporated […]

ACTION

“At MIPIM the Planet is for sale”

in December housing rights activists from a number of European cities met in Paris to discuss ideas for joint actions in 2014. One of the main outcomes was a general plan for action at the occasion of the international real estate fair MIPIM. After the meeting some of the participants created the folloeing text.

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Budapest (HU)

Activists of The City is for All forcibly removed from the City Council to enable the criminalization of homelessness

The homeless activists of The City is for All and their allies were holding hands, telling poems and singing around the chairs of the Budapest City Council members in the council’s assembly room at 8.15am on Thursday, November 14th. The group’s aim was to prevent the assembly from passing an ordinance, which extends the […]

ACTION

October 19th 2013: European Action Day for the Right to Housing and the City

October 19th the “European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City” organized an European Day of Action demanding “Housing for People – not for Profit”. Groups in various cities in Europe came together to protest agaunst the “misery caused by speculation, financialisation and austerity measures.”

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CLASHES & CRASHES

Documentation: In response to the global financial & housing crisis

After the crash of 2007/2008, shortly befote the G 20 meeting Nov. 2008 in Washington a couple of people and organization, active in the field of housing and habitat agrred on a public statement called “In response to the global financial & housing crisis: Build a Global Social Pact for Equitable and […]

CITIES

Documentation: Positions on Crisis & EU & housing 2008

As part of the French EU presidency European ministers responsible for urban development and housing met in Marseille, 24th – 25th November 2008. At that occasion reclaiming spaces published the follwoing text.

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