At 8th May the Platform of Citizens Affected by Mortgages (PAH) presented a new campaign to reclaim solutions to the dramatic housing crisis: The PAH plans to hold peaceful demonstrations (“escraches”) in electoral events during the European Parliament elections campaign.
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 into the prevailing paranoia (though even three weeks later it’s not clear who the attackers were). the demonstration was announced to defend rote flora, to support the tenants of the evacuated esso houses on reeperbahn and to demand a right to stay for the lampedusa group of refugees that has been in st. pauli since spring 2013. needless to say that the media did not pick up the reasons for the demonstration in the first place but focussed on potential clashes. Continue reading →
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 criminalization of homeless people to a major large part of the city. With this demonstration, we have made it clear that homelessness is an inacceptable condition, which should be eliminated through social policy and not punitive measures.
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.”