New Internationalist

Housing

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Resisting evictions Spanish style

The fallout the property bubble is mass homelessness. Melissa García Lamarca records how public anger has galvanized the movement for housing justice.

Filed in: Activism Housing Spain

Safe as houses?

Homes are for living in but they can be sites of great insecurity. Dinyar Godrej makes the case against the scandal of the property marketplace.

Filed in: Housing

Squatting law is cause of problems, not a cure

Vyvian Raoul calls for change in England and Wales to avoid more deaths like that of a homeless man outside an empty Kent bungalow.

Filed in: Housing Law Society United Kingdom

Dying for a home in Bangalore

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the plight of a community made homeless by a slum clearance: the latest casualties in the battle for property.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights India Poverty

A counterfeit life in a Philippines slum

Informal dwellers are struggling to survive in Metro Manila, says Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Cities Housing Philippines Poverty

‘Grow Heathrow’ could change housing law

A win for the community garden could see private landlords held to account under the European Convention of Human Rights. Michael Pooler reports.

Filed in: Environment Housing Human Rights Law United Kingdom

Becoming criminal at home

From 1 September squatting residential buildings in England and Wales will be illegal. Phoenix Rainbow says this is unfair and unworkable.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Law United Kingdom

Why outlawing squatting will be way too expensive

Criminalizing squatters is likely to cost £790 million and deep cuts to legal aid won’t even cover half of that, warns Rueben Taylor.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Law

Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘a most heinous practice’

So why do foreign governments continue to turn a blind eye? wonders Noreen Sadik.

Filed in: Housing Israel Palestine

A harsh winter for China’s discontented

Complainants against abuses by Chinese authorities are forced to sleep rough in sub-zero temperatures and those that help them are harassed by police, reports Shuang Gao.

Filed in: Activism China Housing Human Rights

Living beside your oppressor: a Palestinian reality

Adriano Mérola Marotta visits Sheikh Jarrah to meet families daily confronted by settler and state violence.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Israel Middle East Palestine

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