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#antimipim: Against Real Estate Speculation and Privatization of Public Property in the Paris Region

1 – A European anti-MIPIM Initiative:

For the past twenty-five years, Cannes has been the site of MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier) which, as the name indicates, is a market for the sale of land, mostly public, for high-value real estate projects.

Meanwhile, since 1990 [nineteen ninety], the housing crisis has worsened […]

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#antimipim Greece: Public goods are not for sale – Stop trading our collective heritage

The sell-off of public land and property of Greece as part of the adjustment programme for the repayment of the public debt

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#antimipim: accusation of the #Lisbon municipality for selling the city to tourism

The group “Habita!” accuses the municipality of Lisbon (CML) for selling the city to the real estate industry and tourism.

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#antimipim: Accusation of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

by the speculation research collective SPOK

The Mipim is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. As all previous years, a lot of Dutch companies and local governments will be present, the latter also paying € 1600,- for an entrance fee probably paid for from our taxes. One of the local Dutch authorities […]

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#antimpim: BPW against anti-squat and temporary rent contracts

The Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW), a Union of people who’s housing situation is precarious, is a collective of volunteers who demand a halt to the rapid increase of temporary renting contracts and who support tenants who are in this precarious situation, often threatened with eviction.

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#antimpim Netherlands: Accusal of vacant property manager #Camelot

Camelot Europe is an international vacant property management company, that started in the Netherlands. Their business is vacant property management services to provide realestate clients with a ‘cost effective, high quality and flexible solution’ to protect vacant properties against vandalism and such. Camelot provides these services in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, France, the Netherlands, […]

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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 accuses: Berkeley Group in Hackney

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 […]

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#antimipim UPDATE: Tribunal at Marché Forville in Cannes, 3 pm

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.

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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 […]