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#Hands off

#Hands off

We blocked the Central Cooperative Bank, moved to the EU headquarters and brought our demands to the Parliament of Cyprus. The Central Cooperative Bank together with Altamira Assets (a private equity vulture fund) is responsible for the sale of thousands of loans and the possible eviction of thousands of families.    This is one of the many faces of the financialization of our houses and cities. All over Europe neoliberal housing policies are giving way to speculatio...
Next European Action Coalition meeting hosted by the Mouvment Against Foreclosures in Cyprus

Next European Action Coalition meeting hosted by the Mouvment Against Foreclosures in Cyprus

  The Movement Against Foreclosures, as a member of the European Action Coalition within the framework of the European actions of the movement and for the right to the housing and the city, is hosting the meeting of the Coalition from 9 to 12 of November. The struggle against privatization of land, the financialization of roof, and generally built spaces is not an individual struggle of isolated groups movements or persons. It is the collective reaction of movements that share the same asp...
#HandsOffOurHomes - Milan - Stop Evictions against real estate found

#HandsOffOurHomes - Milan - Stop Evictions against real estate found

ENG   On Tuesday, October 10th, during the Days of Mobilization against Finansialiation of housing, launched by the European Action Coalition for housing and city rights, with the campaign #HandsOffOurHomes, we've blocked the eviction of a family asked by a real estate fund "Irnerio SPA". The real estate fund, using its economic power, accelerated the eviction. Within a few months the police was there ready to execute the eviction.   This family could no longer pay the rent, near...
Launching of a new campaign #HandsOffOurHomes

Launching of a new campaign #HandsOffOurHomes

Against the power of finance in housing and in cities. We decided to have a broad-based campaign that talks about the many forms of financialisation, and gave a lot of scope for member groups to push on their own issues. This is an awareness-raising campaign that included local struggles. We define financialization of housing as the complete transformation of housing into goods, not only a commodity in the real estate markets, but also in the financial markets. This transformation allows specul...
Action  against Altamira Hedge Fund Cyprus 2nd August

Action against Altamira Hedge Fund Cyprus 2nd August

Movement Against Evictions Cyprus On the second of August the Cypriot Movement called for an action as the Central Co-operative Bank came to an agreement with Altamira, a well known vulture fund.The whole procedure was kept in the dark. When the board of the Bank was asked why they signed an agreement with such a fund they were mumbling and gave no concrete explanation. In trying to assure the Cypriot society that all is normal they created more unrest . For this we called for an action day . ...
Greece: Hands off the squats - Call for a gathering and international action day on June 23rd

Greece: Hands off the squats - Call for a gathering and international action day on June 23rd

During the last month we witnessed the state escalating itsanti-immigration policy of restrictions against refugees and thesolidarity movement. In Addition to the EU management of migrationissues which include forcing people to live in horrible conditions,deporting them and denying them their  basic human rights, the Greekgovernment is revealing its totalitarian face by demonstrating itsrepression power through evicting political and housing squats forrefugees.In the last days new informati...
Fatal fire in LONDON: it is always the same ones who die in fires! Solidarity Rally!!

Fatal fire in LONDON: it is always the same ones who die in fires! Solidarity Rally!!

  Droit Au Logement - DAL (Right to Housing), union of badly housed, homeless and tenants in France shares its sadness, solidarity and anger after the murderous fire that has claimed tens of victims.Sadness because the death toll is tragic, and once again the low-income tenants are the first victims in this fire,Solidarity since the survivors of fatal fires in France have always had to fight to obtain a decent rehousing, a fair trial and fair compensation,Anger because the te...
Capital and the City | June 21 – 25, Belgrade

Capital and the City | June 21 – 25, Belgrade

With the topic “Capital and the City” this years’ meeting of European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and to the City delves into the connection between the city and the economic powers that increasingly seek to plunder it. In particular, we look at the position of housing and large urban development agendas in this, having become among the main processes driving contemporary global capitalism. Where cities are for most a home, for some they are investment vehicles. ...
TO BUILD A LISBON FOR ALL! Open Letter

TO BUILD A LISBON FOR ALL! Open Letter

It is increasingly difficult to live in Lisbon. Over the last few years we have witnessed a profound change in housing dynamics in portuguese metropolitan areas. A drastic increase in housing rental prices, which has led to the expulsion of the population from the inner city areas, together with a sharp drop in supply and an exponential increase in house prices have made access to housing in Lisbon a privilege of the few and almost an inaccessible right for Portuguese families in general. &nb...
Ci-gît le ministère du Logement / Here lies the Ministry of Housing

Ci-gît le ministère du Logement / Here lies the Ministry of Housing

(English below) Ci-gît le ministère du Logement MACRON a fait la peau au ministère du Logement, réclamée notamment par les milieux de l’immobilier. Celui-ci disparaît (1), et son administration est rattachée au ministère de la Cohésion des territoires dirigé par Richard FERRAND, élu du centre Bretagne.   Droit Au Logement dénonce cette décision qui place les politiques du logement, la lutte...