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#antimipim : 5 big Financial Landlords in NRW who attend the Mipim

MIPIM IS WHERE THE BIG BAD LANDLORDS MEET

During the years of the global housing bubble 2003-2007 many public institutions, municipalities and industrial companies in North-Rhine-Westphalia sold their rental housing stocks to transnational financial investors. Many houses were sold several times, some companies failed. Here is a selection of 5 important “investors” […]

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#antimipim THE SELL-OUT OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE RHINE-RUHR-REGION

25 YEARS MIPIM – 25 YEARS OF PRIVATISATION

In Germany rental housing is more important than in most other countries, especially in the cities. In the Ruhr metropolitan area nearly 68 % of all housing units are rented. Most of the buildings in this region were constructed during the decades of […]

Anti-Mipim

#antimipim: London case studies released

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. […]

Anti-Mipim

City Hall Demonstration to Stop Boris selling London at MIPIM

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.

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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 […]

NEWS & REPORTS

“New Istanbul”: Evictions and Corruption

The governments’ gigantomanic plans for a “New Istanbul” and the connected corruption are causing victims. As “Deutsche Welle” reports thousands of villagers are being evicted from their homes north of Istanbul.

Evictions taint Turkey’s murky megaprojects

 

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“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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Video about “homeless free zones” in Budapest

On November 14, 2013 the General Assembly of Budapest passed a local law that designated the majority of Budapest as an area where engaging in “habitual residence in public space” is an infraction punishable by community work, fine and ultimately jail. In this way, street homelessness has become criminalized in the capital of Hungary […]

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High rents in England: Documentation in English and German of event in Berlin

November 21st the Berlin Tenant Community (BMG) organized an event with Eileen Short from Defend Council Housing / Anti bedroom tax campaign and Paul Watt from Birkbeck University, both from in London. They reported about the housing crisis in England and the biggest anti-cut protests since many years against the bedroom tax. The group […]

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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 […]