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Tibetans Protest Land Grab
By: Radio Free Asia
05 April 2011
Chinese security forces last week broke up a mass protest by Tibetans over the seizure of their land for redevelopment in a zone devastated by an earthquake, Tibetan sources in the region and in exile said. Many of the protesters were wounded and several detained in the bloody crackdown by up
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China`s Ghost Cities
By: Business Insider, Forensic Asia
30 March 2011
The hottest market in the hottest economy in the world is Chinese real estate. The big question is how vulnerable is this market to a crash. One red flag is the vast number of vacant homes spread through China, by some estimates up to 64 million vacant homes. Business Insider has tracked
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Johannesburg Housing Policy "Unconstitutional"
By: Social and Economic Rights Institute
30 March 2011
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) today declared the City of Johannesburg`s housing policy irrational, discriminatory and unconstitutional.  The SCA directed the City to provide temporary emergency accommodation to approximately 100 desperately poor people living in derelict buildings in Berea, Johannesburg by 1 June 2011. The occupiers stand to be
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Wikileaks, Housing Rights and Afghanistan
By: HIC-HLRN
27 March 2011
This special report of HIC-HLRN reviews various sources documenting violations of housing and land rights, including gross violations and grave breaches that may amount to war crimes and/or crimes against humanity in Afghanistan. It provides illustrative examples from monitors on the ground, investigative journalism and the raw material that has
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India Villagers Oppose World`s Biggest Nuke Plant
By: Tehelka (India), AlJazeera
18 March 2011
In an effort to awaken the Maharashtra government to take notice of the growing opposition to the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Park, panchayat heads of 10 villages, along with 80 other elected members, have decided to resign. The panchayat heads of Madban, Niveli, Karel, Mithgavane, Ansure, Padve, Nate, Sakhari Nate, Dale
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590,000 Displaced after Japan Tsunami
By: RTÉ News
14 March 2011
The United Nations says up to 590,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Japan over the last three days following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. About 380,000 people have been left the tsunami and earthquake affected areas and are being sheltered in 2,050 evacuation centres. At the same
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Côte d`Ivoire Displaced Reach 450,000
By: International Migration Organization
08 March 2011
Côte d`Ivoire—An estimated 450,000 people are thought to be displaced by the growing unrest in Cote d`Ivoire. Although continued unrest in Côte d`Ivoire`s largest city Abidjan and the targeting of aid workers and organizations has meant it has become difficult to carry out assessments, between 200,000 to 300,000 people are
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Cambodia: WB Stops Funds over Evictions
By: World Bank press release 2011/361/EAP
08 March 2011
World Bank Board of Executive Directors Considers Inspection Panel Report on Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project Washington--The World Bank`s Board of Executive Directors met today to discuss an Inspection Panel investigation of the Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project (LMAP) and the proposals of World Bank Management responding
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Christchurch NZ: 10,000 Homes to Be Demolished
By: NewsCore news.com.au
07 March 2011
Up to 10,000 homes in New Zealand`s second largest city, Christchurch, may need to be demolished in the wake of a devastating earthquake, Prime Minister John Key says. Announcing a National Memorial Service to be held on March 18, Key said in addition to
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India: A Census of the Homeless
By: The Times of India
05 March 2011
NEW DELHI—The census of the homeless, which officially concluded on 1 March, has resulted in a face-off between a group of voluntary organizations and the office of the Director of Census Operations, Delhi. While a group of NGOs on Saturday pointed out that many homeless were left out of the
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Arab Housing Demands, Government Appeasements
By: Bloomberg, The Christian Science Monitor
02 March 2011
http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pG1qYw== See also: Bahrain Doles out Money to Families http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pGpkaA==   Libya Sets up $24 Billion Housing Fund amid Protests http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pGpkZA==   Jordan: Protests Continue over Living Conditions, Prices http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pGltag== Jerusalem: New Report on Silwan Demolitions http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pGltaQ== [Note: No appeasement]   The "Bin Laden" of Marginalisation (opinion) http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pGltYw==    Libyans Protest over Delayed Subsidized Housing Units http://hic-mena.org/news.php?id=pGpkZQ==
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Dakar Appeal against Land Grabbing
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11 February 2011
We, farmers organizations, nongovernmental organizations, religious organizations, unions and other social movements, gathered in Dakar for the World Social Forum 2011:Considering that small and family farming, which represent most of the world`s farmers, are best placed to: - meet their dietary needs and those
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Convergence of Inhabitants for the Right to Habitat
By: HIC and others
10 February 2011
Through the ten last years, the processes of coalescence, "articulation," or convergence among militants, social movements, inhabitant organizations and initiatives to support defenders of the right to the habitat is now consolidated. We gather around the struggles for the implementation of fundamental economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to defend
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India: More CMW Games Losses, Suffering
By: HIC-HLRN (South Asian Regional Programme)
07 February 2011
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Chinese Rebuild, "Rename" Tibet City after Quake
By: cratke, International Campaign for Tibet
25 January 2011
Chinese authorities have announced that, following the devastating earthquake in April 2010, they are rebuilding the Tibetan town of Kyegu in the rural county of Yushu into a new tourist city with a Chinese name. The news intensifies concern
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Victims Struggle for BP Gulf Restitution
By: Dahr Jamail, AlJazeera
21 January 2011
"I just got off the phone with Feinberg`s people and I`m really upset," says seafood merchant Michelle Chauncey from Barataria, Louisiana. Her business, which sells wholesale and retail crabs, has not provided her with an income since the end of May, and her home is being foreclosed. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg`s Washington-based firm,
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EU Envoys Report on Jerusalem Policy
By: AlJazeera
10 January 2011
European Union envoys in the Middle East have urged Brussels to treat East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state and severely criticised Israeli polices there, according to a leaked report. In the document, the heads of 25 European missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah recommend a range of actions to be taken in
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