Housing for all
26 arrested in police crackdown on homeless encampment in Toronto

Hundreds arrived at the Lamport Stadium park to oppose the forcible eviction of a homeless encampment, leading to 26 arrests and several injuries

Ariel Henry takes over as Haiti PM amid inquiry into Moïse’s killing & other stories

Today we look at the situation in Haiti and the ongoing inquiry into Jovenel Moise’s killing, the police crackdown on an encampments of unhoused people in Canada, and more

Demolitions in Pak Residents protest against demolition drive in Karachi, Pakistan

On Monday, June 14, while hearing the petition filed by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation on the demolition of leased houses along Gujjar nullah, the apex court noted that encroachments need to be removed

Unfreedom Day in South Africa

Ahead of the national holiday commemorated for the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa, a leader of the shack dwellers movement declared, “We are burning because of the conditions we live under.”

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

Violent evictions in Bogotá, Colombia amid the coronavirus pandemic

Many question the motivation of the city government to evict the community amid the pandemic as they have been occupying the land for the last 20 years

Army brought in to aid illegal evictions in South Africa, several left homeless amid lockdown

The Azania shack dwellers’ settlement of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, was attacked by agents hired by the eThekwini municipality authorities on April 2. 15 shacks were demolished, leaving several people homeless

Solidarity with shack dwellers in South Africa (statement from Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Yanis Varoufakis)

Following a series of violent and illegal evictions of shack dwellers in South Africa, scholars and activists denounce the actions and stand in solidarity with the movement

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

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi discuss the pressing need for states to take humanitarian measures in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic and crisis

South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo rejects ANC land reform proposal

Though the organization supports the provision for land appropriation, they believe land-reform must be made from below

Slovenian left's bid to limit brokerage fee runs into real estate opposition Slovenian left’s bid to limit brokerage fee runs into real estate opposition

The Slovenian parliament approved a proposal moved by Levica to spare tenants from the burden of having to pay commission fees to real estate brokers

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