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Solidaridad con el pueblo de Republica Dominicana

El paso de la tormenta Noel afecta al pueblo. Les informamos que, aun a sabiendas del uso político que suelen hacer las fuerzas dominantes de tragedias como estas, organizaciones del movimiento social, Foro Social Alternativo, Red Urbano Popular, Campaña Cero Desalojos, entre otras, estamos inmersos en las labores humanistas de socorro a los sectores afectados, muchos de los cuales son nuestra propia gente.

CONAM’s successful national campaign ends with a demonstration and public hearings in Brasilia

With caravans bringing in approximately one thousand five hundred community leaders from around the country, CONAM’s day in Brasília was characterized by a protest march through the Esplanade of Ministries, public hearings at the ministries and a ‘blitz’ on Congress.

Mexico: national action against INFONAVIT, the federal government and CAPMARK

Complicit governments have reduced the constitutional right to housing to nothing Article 123 of the Mexican political constitution, a product of the 1910 revolution, requires employers to provide housing for their employees. However, Mexican big business and its ally the federal government refused to grant this right for many long decades, and it was not until 1970 that worker action and pressure forced them to uphold it. Employers and the federal government shrewdly set up housing institutions financed by 5% of workers’ salaries, 5% of employers’ salaries and 5% of the State budget.

Solidarity with the peruvian people

Cancel the debt for participative reconstruction The International Alliance of Inhabitants, a network that brings together inhabitants’ organisations from diverse parts of the world, hereby expresses its solidarity with t the Peruvian populations struck by the destructive earthquake last October 15th,. This devastating event has left in it’s wake hundreds of victims affecting the lives of thousands of people. There is now a huge job to undertake: the reconstruction of villages that have vanished and homes that have been damaged.

The Housing Defence Council of the Legitimate Presidency in Mexico holds Forum

The Housing Defence Council (Consejo de Defensa de la Vivienda, CDV) held a Forum on the 7th August in Southern Mexico, dealing with ‘the analysis of legislative proposals’ concerning housing. It took place in the town of Coatepec, in the state of Veracruz, specifically at the historic, ancient Zimpizahua hacienda. This was built in the XVIII century and is a place of extraordinary beauty, situated in the middle of a mesophile forest and coffee plantations, which produce a humid, temperate climate and striking mist. It should be noted that 157 local inhabitants attended and fully participated in the Forum.

March in Caracas against real estate tycoons

At 10 am on 18th of September, in Plaza Bolivar, Caracas, the Comités de Tierra Urbana (Urban Land Committee), Red de Inquilinos (Tenants’ Network), Red Metropolitana de Inquilinos (Metropolitan Tenants’ Network), Campamentos de Pioneros (Pioneer Settlements) and the Conderjes Unidos por Venezuela (Caretakers United For Venezuela) gathered together for a march to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice to demand that magistrates put an end to tenant evictions. At 11 am, the group, comprising over a thousand sandal-clad citizens wearing t-shirts bearing the International Alliance of Inhabitants logo and that of its “Zero Evictions“ campaign set off.

The Housing Rents Drama in Caracas

The Right to Housing and the City. The Metropolitan Network of Tenants, The Tenants’ Network, The Urban Land Committees, the United Superintendents of Venezuela and the Pioneers’ Camp (La Red Metropolitana de Inquilinos, La Red de Inquilinos, Los Comités de Tierra Urbana, Conserjes Unidos por Venezuela y los Campamentos de Pioneros) are organizations fighting against evictions and for the right to housing. They have created a united platform and decided to fight to end the speculation coming from real estate companies, particularly in Caracas, where the housing deficit has reached close to 1 million families.

All our Efforts For Villa Esfuerzo

A Dominican Proposal to the National and International Community The International IAI Days (Santo Domingo, 18th – 25th April 2007) had a direct impact on the local situation due to the fact that they had as their base the city of Santo Domingo, where the European Colonization of the Americas began in 1492, as did resistance to it. It is the capital of the Dominican Republic, one of the countries with the highest percentage of people (more than 50% of the population of the city of Santo Domingo) living in insecurity and permanently subjected to forced evictions.

Founding meeting of FOVELIC

More than one hundred representatives of various housing areas and residents’ associations were present at the foundation of the Federation of Neighbourhood Associations of Lima and Callao (FOVELIC) on Sunday 28 January 2007.

COOPHABITAT is born in the Dominican Republic

11 February 2007: the Cooperative for Social Housing and Habitat Production, COOPHABITAT, was formally established with the endorsement of the government of the Dominican Republic. COOPHABITAT has a list of 173 founding members, share capital of over 125,000 pesos, and an estimated one and a half million potential members in Santo Domingo Province and the National District alone.