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South Africa: Bahlali Bayanda: Building ubuhlali in #Gauteng

Despite the attacks and repression that we face our movement continues to become a home for impoverished people. Our movement is growing and we have vibrant branches in a number of provinces.

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Abahlali to Approach the #Durban High Court for a Spoliation Order

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South Africa: “We are all amaMpondo!” Abahlali baseMjondolo will this morning approach the Durban High Court on an urgent basis to apply for a Spoliation Order against the eThekwini Municipality. 

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South Africa: Violent and Illegal Eviction Underway at the Barcelona 2 Transit Camp, #Lamontville

Mayor Zandile Gumede has started her ‘dealing’ with Abahlali.

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South-Africa: The Road Blockades are Up on the East Rand

For years we have tried to talk to the politicians and officials in the Ekurhuleni Municipality and Gauteng Provincial Government about our urgent need for land and housing.

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South Africa: Death Threats by Armed Men Against Leaders in the Zikode Extension Occupation

Today is day 16 of the Zikode Extension Land Occupation on the East Rand, between Boksburg and Germiston. Many of us are sick after 15 nights on the land. Some of us are still carrying wounds from the brutal police assault on 17 May. Our shacks have been repeatedly destroyed and the building materials burnt or confiscated. Cars used to transport the materials to the occupation have been impounded. We are also facing death threats. Armed men, unknown to us, are looking for our leaders.

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After the series of squatting actions & evictions: Demo in #Berlin on May 25

On May 20 9 houses were squatted in Berlin and another one in Potsdam. Cops evicted the squats on the same day, but people are not giving in and call for more squatting actions and a demo on May 25 in Berlin.

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#UK: Should we be worrying about a further assault on squatting rights?

UK: On the 8th May the Evening Standard carried an article titled “Squatters law has wiped out almost all illegal home invasions in London” pointing out that less people were arrested for squatting in residential properties last year than when S144 first came in (what a surprise!).

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#Rome: You cannot evict the feminist city! (Video Documentary)

In the past months repression against social centers in Rome and other cities at the Italian territory has increased. Now the state also targets feminist social spaces and women’s anti-violence centers in Rome. A video documentary (with English subs).

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Series of occupations in #Berlin: #Squat!

In Berlin activists squatted many buildings today. Until now the cops seem to be unable to cope and didn’t evict the squatted buildings. Updated again and again. Refresh your browser to see the newest updates. Reminder: phone number of the legal team (EA) in Berlin is: 030 69 22222

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South Africa: Unprovoked police attack on the Good Hope Settlement in #Germiston

South Africa: Yesterday afternoon all the shacks on the Zikode Extension Land Occupation were demolished again.

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