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The lease on life

Richard Swift meets the determined squatters of Bangkok who don’t know the meaning of the word eviction.

Filed in: Aids Catholicism Cities Housing

Architects of our futures

Robert Neuwirth tells what he learned from his two years of living with squatters on three continents.

Filed in: Cities Housing India Poverty

Words on the street from a globetrotters' phrasebook

Global squattertalk.

Filed in: Cities Housing Language Poverty

  • January 1, 2006
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Squatter citizens

Profiles from the frontlines: the politics of survival in some of the world’s grittiest slums.

Filed in: Activism Cities Egypt Housing India Nigeria Philippines Poverty Sri Lanka Venezuela

  • January 1, 2006
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At the top of the hill

A poet’s view of from Rio’s favelas by Gabriela Tôrres Barbosa.

Filed in: Brazil Cities Housing Poetry Poverty

Welcome to Squatter Town

By 2030 there will be over two billion squatters worldwide. Richard Swift reports on their attempt to carve out their own piece of urban space.

Filed in: Cities Housing Poverty

Urban Explosion: the facts

Filed in: Cities Housing

  • January 1, 2006
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Life

Egrets and tree frogs; migrant families and cityscapes: why the sixth and greatest extinction in the planet’s history is happening now.

Filed in: Animals Cities Cities Sustainability

Dolgion: 'Life is given only once'

People call us transheiny [sewage] kids and shun us. I’ve been living like this for the last four years. Before we lived in Yarmag District [an Ulaanbaatar suburb] in a gher [traditional felt-covered round tent of nomads]. My mother

Filed in: Children Cities Mongolia Poverty Society

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