Housing
Migrant delivery workers strike for fair pay and conditions in Dubai and other stories

Today we look at a strike by food delivery workers in Dubai, the conviction and sentencing of an Indigenous land defender in Canada, and more

NYC Mayor Eric Adams evicts hundreds from homeless encampments

Despite crackdown, Adams presented no clear alternative to the streets and transit system for unhoused people afraid to use unsafe shelter system

Canadian court upholds compensation order for Indigenous children and other stories

Today we look at a court ruling in Canada to provide compensation for Indigenous children affected by the foster system, the dropping of all charges against 3 leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa, and more

Bail plea hearing of Abahlali’s George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies

Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder 

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.”

Patriarchy and the pandemic: Disentangling the web of oppression

We discuss Coronashock and Patriarchy, a study done by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, with Renata Porto Bugni to understand the impact of the pandemic on women and the LGBTQIA+ community.

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

Activist who denounced lack of water in poor neighborhoods in Buenos Aires died of coronavirus

Ramona Medina was hospitalized and connected to a respirator after she tested positive for coronavirus. There are more than 1,000 confirmed cases in Buenos Aires’ poor neighborhoods

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

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

Shack dwellers South Africa Five-year-old injured in attack on shack dwellers by ANC-supporters in South Africa

Members of South Africa’s Shack Dwellers Movement were attacked by a mob of ruling ANC’s supporters after the councilor unfairly allotted the land meant for the community to ANC supporters

Over 200,000 people forcefully evicted across India in 2018: Report

As per an analysis by Housing and Land Rights Network, at least 11.3 million people across India are threatened with the risk of eviction and displacement