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Philippines, Urban poor groups calls on Duterte to Punish ‘Demolition Warlords’

Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap kicked off their #ZeroEviction campaign with several protests. They joined other groups trooping to the House of Representatives against the Emergency Powers Bill, while residents of Apollo, Tandang Sora who have been homeless since June painted and confronted the blockade to their homes and relocatees in Montalban who have been occupying vacant housing units held a ‘banig protest.’

Open Letter to The Honorable Chief Minister Sri K .Cchandrashekar Rao Telangana State - Hyderabad Regarding the Massive Displacement threatening the People of the new State of Telangana

Close to 400 villagers have assembled at the protest site in Etigadda Kistapur, which is one of the eight villages that will be submerged. (Photo credit: TS Sudhir) No one can deny the need for irrigation projects to bring water for purposes of agriculture, particularly in a rain fed region like the Telangana. Yet, urgent need as it is, such projects cannot deny the people their participation, voluntary consent and rightful compensation as per the law of the land. It is most unfortunate that in the case of Mallannasagar project, the government has resorted to several deviations, effectively denying people their democratic rights

Campaign for Housing and Tenurial Rights - Montfort Social Institute And A.P. Platform for the Rights of the Urban Poor

The UN Habitat III Conference is scheduled for the third week of October this year. The Government of India has presented a very rosy picture of the situation of urban development in the country. But much of this vision in terms of SMART cities, AMRUT, Heritage Cities and the Capital Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh have little for the poor

Taiwan, Kaohsiung Protests as forced evictions loom

Activists demand the suspension of three development projects during an anti-forced eviction demonstration outside the Democratic Progressive Party's Kaohsiung headquarters on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Taiwan Alliance of Anti-Forced Eviction representative Tien Chi-feng expressed hopes of seeing President Tsai and Chen immediately suspend eviction and removal of affected houses in Qishan's Dagouding, a local fruit and vegetable marketplace, and Ljavek village.

Firma ora per Sfratti Zero per la Comunità Pom Mahakan!

La didascalia sul manifesto affisso dalle autorità della città di Bangkok recita,"Grazie per ridarci Pom Mahakan, un monumento storico che appartiene a tutti”. Ma le autorità intendono avviare lo sfratto di circa 300 persone il prossimo 3 settembre.Firma ora  per sostenere la comunità di Pom Mahakam nel suo sforzo di opporsi a questa orrenda visione di futuro.

Appello alla solidarietà da Bangkok: Sfratti Zero per Pom Mahakan, una comunità esemplare messa di fronte a uno sfratto definitivo dopo 25 anni di lotte!

Dopo un quarto di secolo la piccola (sotto i 300 abitanti) comunità di Pom Mahakan, che è accoccolata contro il muro originario della città vecchia di Bangkok, Tailandia, si trova di fronte alla minaccia serissima che all’inizio di agosto 2016 le autorità, in violazione all’art. 11 del ICESCR ratificato dal paese, sfratteranno tutti i residenti e inizieranno la demolizione delle case in nome del cosiddetto “progetto di abbellimento”.Questo è un appello internazionale: siate solidali e firmate, proprio ora, Sfratti Zero per la comunità di Pom Mahakan!

The East Asia Regional Tribunal on Evictions Highlights the Marginalised Facts of Evictions in the Habitat III Agenda

On July 2-4, 2016, the International Tribunal on Evictions, will be launching its first local/regional tribunal session, in Asia, which will take place in Taipei, Taiwan.  An essential step towards the 5th  ITE Session that will be held under the People's Social Forum in Resistance to Habitat III (Quito, 17 to 20 october 2016). Following the steps of the previous four International sessions since 2011, carried out under the World Zero Evictions Days.

Asia: Do not keep silent, communicate your case of eviction, deadline extended to May 20th 2016

CandyBird, Hua-Kuang Community, Taipei City #‎callevictionsasia2016  In order to tackle on the prevailing threats to our common habitats. International Solidarity is calling for cases of evictions from Northeast and Southeast Asian regions until May 15th, 2016. The cases will be judged by the East Asian Tribunal on Evictions (Taipei, 1-4 July 2016), the first regional cooperative step towards the 5th International Tribunal on Evictions, which will be carried out in the framework of the People's Social Forum alternative to the UN Conference Habitat III (Quito, October 2016).

International Festival for Peoples Rights and Struggles set on 17 November in Manila

A day ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial meetings in Manila, rights groups and NGOs will hold a peoples rights festival as a counterpoint event to the trade talks.

Floods and forced evictions in Jakarta

A bulldozer demolishing buildings, 20 August 2015. Photo: Azas Tigor Nainggolan. People, politics and planning collide in riverside slum Kampung Pulo. In the middle of the night, my phone beeps.It’s a text message from Muiz, a 28-year-old inhabitant from the Jakarta riverbank settlement where I have conducted anthropological research for over five years now.‘It has begun’, writes Muiz, and I instantly realise that he is talking about the evictions of Kampung Pulo.Only two hours later, my phone beeps again.