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Housing Action Day-Europe Housing for people, not for profit: Rights groups demand action across Europe

Rights groups organized two days of action for housing rights across major cities in Europe. The demands included affordable housing, an end to profiteering from rents and putting a stop to evictions

Housing Rights-Italy Italian housing rights groups protest government’s rejection of eviction ban extension

Major parliamentary parties in Italy, including the ruling Democratic Party, have refused to extend the ban on evictions which was imposed in the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. Evictions are set to resume on January 1

Housing Rights-Luxembourg Progressives demonstrate in Luxembourg demanding housing rights

The protest was organized by housing rights groups and leftist parties in response to a controversial directive by the Esch City Council to regulate the procedures for renting apartments

Ban on evictions-UK UK housing rights group demands end to evictions during pandemic

Housing rights group ACORN said that despite the government’s extension of the ban on evictions, landlords can still issue a Section 21 Notice of Possession to their tenants and begin the process of taking over a property

Irish housing rights Irish housing rights group demands ban on evictions during COVID-19 crisis

A Day of Action was observed on June 17 on the call of the Community Action Tenants Union of Ireland. The COVID-19 lockdown has worsened the plight of tenants and homeless people in Irish cities

Tenants Protest - UK UK tenants union calls for no homelessness and rent debt

The call for the mobilization was given by the union, ACORN, which has also started a petition to protect tenants, lodgers and mortgage holders from eviction and debt during the COVID-19 outbreak

Housing rights coalition - Serbia Serbian housing rights collective organizes relief work for COVID-19

Serbian housing rights collective Združena Akcija Krov nad Glavom (Joint Action Roof Over Your Head) has initiated a relief campaign for the distribution of food and other essentials to people in distress

Brazil’s right wing rallies against physical distancing

Amid government neglect and irresponsibility, social movements have reaffirmed that only the people will save the people.

South Africa COVID lockdown As South Africa locks down, the homeless left most vulnerable

Soon after the lockdown began in South Africa, security forces patrolling the streets of Johannesburg were seen chasing homeless people with batons. Later in the afternoon, eight shacks were demolished in eThekwini municipality, while 17 have been marked for demolition in Durban

Winter evictions Scotland Another brutal winter eviction resisted in Glasgow

After protests and legal intervention by the Living Rent Glasgow tenants’ union, the eviction has been postponed till a formal Tribunal hearing on February 24

homeless Blue sky is not roof enough

A radical protest and reaffirmation to build first for those who need shelter most is the need of the hour

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