Right to housing
8-08 Rent freeze -Austria Tenants and left in Austria demand rent freeze to tackle housing crisis

In the backdrop of soaring inflation and a rent crisis, the Communist Party of Austria (KPO) has launched a petition demanding a freeze on rents until 2029

14-06 Rent Crisis - Austria Communists in Austria demand freeze on rents amid soaring housing crisis

The Communist Party of Austria claims that the average housing cost in the country has increased by 12% over the past two years. The party has called for measures such as expansion of municipal housing and introduction of building rent caps

28-02 Housing Reforms - Portugal 1 Housing rights groups slam Portuguese government’s inadequate housing reforms 

On February 16, the Portuguese government unveiled a new housing plan that includes suspending new licenses for Airbnbs in the country and ending golden visas for international buyers. However, housing rights groups and leftist parties have called out the government’s silence on important issues like social housing, rent freezes, a ban on evictions, speculation by the real estate lobby, and profiteering by rent sharks

eKhenana AbM South Africa An image of hope: Abahlali baseMjondolo’s fight for dignity and land, 17 years on

On November 17, a photo exhibition titled ‘Socialism or Death: Abahlali baseMjondolo on the Frontlines of Struggle’ opened at The Forge in Johannesburg. The work displayed chronicles the years-long struggle of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement to secure land and housing for the urban poor

“Fight poverty, not the poor!”: Thousands rally in Washington DC

Labor unions, civil society and religious groups joined the Poor People’s Campaign on June 18 to demand justice and redressal for the 140 million people in the US facing poverty and growing insecurity

Oxfam: COVID-19, inequality, rising food prices driving severe poverty and other stories

Today we look at an Oxfam report on global extreme poverty rates, rising deaths among unhoused people across the US, and more

Unhoused people face uncertainty as officials raze makeshift shelters and other stories

Today we look at the clearing of homeless encampments in New York City, US; the ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen; and more

Italian students protest education policy, Australia moves to ban Hamas and other stories

Today we look at student protests for safe and dignified education in Italy, Australia’s decision to outlaw Hamas, and more

Housing Rights - Netherlands Protests demanding affordable housing surge in the Netherlands

Various housing rights groups and progressive youth/students groups in major Dutch cities have formed coalitions and started mobilizations demanding affordable and dignified housing

South Korean workers strike for secure employment and public services and other stories

Today we look at the strike for secure work and public services in South Korea, the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and airstrikes by the government, and more

‘Residential Revolt’ for affordable, safe housing in the Netherlands and other stories

Today we look at protests in the Netherlands to demand affordable social housing, renewed protests against right-wing President Nayib Bukele in El Salvador, and more

Women hold up half the sky: how China eradicated extreme poverty

Artist and researcher Tings Chak writes for Capire on grassroots organizing and policies to fight poverty in China.