Tag Archives: European Action

From Istanbul to Budapest: In solidarity with our homeless comrades exiled from public spaces.

What does a public space mean? Currently, public spaces such as ports, parks, shores, squares, green areas, shortly spaces that should be open to the free access of the public have been commercialized, privatized by central and/or local governments which no longer act to manage but to sell their cities just like entrepreneurs.  Wilderness, mountains, water and air that used to be our common home before the civilization loomed over us, are today usurped by global capital hand in hand with collaborationist states We are charged for setting our feet in the forest, we are charged when drinking water .The legalised racketeering gangs and the internalised violence organised as the police and the army constitute what is called the state. Those powers that practice usurpation and seizure, criminalize  the residents of occupation settlements, the homeless, the children forced to work on the street, the people forced to migrate, the squatter-builder in need, as ‘’thieves, terrorists and inferiors’’ who in fact try to reclaim what is already theirs.   Acquiring private property and closing its door against the outsiders are viewed as ways of being superior.

International protest against criminalization of homelessness in Hungary

Initiated by Hungarian homeless advocacy group The City is for All, local groups in 9 countries are organizing solidarity events to protest against the criminalization of homelessness in Hungary. The persecution of homeless people is in violation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

 

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Call for action: International solidarity with homeless people in Hungary

“Being homeless is not a crime!”

 “The City is for All” (Budapest) invites the friends all over the world to join the struggle against the criminalisation of homelessness in Hungary by action between Feb, 13th and Feb. 15th. The European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City supports the call.

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DAL & allies organizing European protests against real-estate show “MIPIM”

The French organizations Droit au Logement (DAL) and No Vox together with allies in France and the European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City” os preparing protests in Cannes in order to confront participants of the leading international real estate fair/show “MIPIM” with the consequences of the finacialized property business.

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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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