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Milan 20th of May - 100,000 people say: NO ONE IS ILLEGAL

Milan 20th of May - 100,000 people say: NO ONE IS ILLEGAL

After the beautiful manifestation of Barcelona on 18 February 2017, the local government of the City of Milan had summoned a manifestation on May 20 with the words "against the walls", where, however would have liked to have the souls inside the Democratic Party, now at the government, and responsible for racist internal and external politics, accomplies of the Europe that build walls and finances dictators in order to keep thousands of people on the margins of the fortress.  Immediately...
On the background of the Urban Agenda and what to expect from it without any change in EU policy?

On the background of the Urban Agenda and what to expect from it without any change in EU policy?

The stakes of the discussion on the Urban Agenda were, in a simplified way: should the role and power of cities (and thus the money they can get) increase in EU policies? if their power increases, which EU institution should coordinate this process? In this process there was a contradiction between the European Commission (within that the DG Regio) and the Council. The EC typically supports cities and regions as opposed to the member states; while the Council is the forum of state...
Netherlands: Camelot is using people in need of housing as ‘real estate pawns’ and as ‘out-sourced dwellers’ that only serve to facilitate speculation

Netherlands: Camelot is using people in need of housing as ‘real estate pawns’ and as ‘out-sourced dwellers’ that only serve to facilitate speculation

Camelot Europe is an international vacant property management company, that started in the Netherlands. Their business is vacant property management services to provide real estate clients with a ‘cost effective, high quality and flexible solution’ to protect vacant properties against vandalism and such. Camelot provides these services in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and is now attending Mipim 2014. Its ‘services’ to the real es...
EVICTION ACROSS EUROPE

EVICTION ACROSS EUROPE

We are excited about the launch of this collective work done by different groups and activists on evictions across Europe. In order to achieve this we are carving out a space for militant research in housing, for the critiques, targets and skills of movements to be communicated. evictions are phenomena that all our groups deal with in some form, encapsulating the brutality of property rights, while necessitating an activist response that is both forceful and caring. As the point at which landl...
TRIAL AND PUNISHMENT: THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL BANKS IN THE SPANISH MORTGAGE FRAUD SCANDAL.

TRIAL AND PUNISHMENT: THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL BANKS IN THE SPANISH MORTGAGE FRAUD SCANDAL.

Since the housing market bubble burst in 2008 with devastating impacts on poor people and families in many countries, the struggle of the mortgage fraud victims in Spain has materialized against entities that perpetrated a fraud within the financial system that was approved and supported by several State agencies.   As in other countries, millions of families and individuals in Spain are affected by the crisis. Hundreds of thousands have already lost their homes due to illegal foreclosure...