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Impi ikhona: The War on our Movement Continues in #Durban, South Africa

Durban. South Africa. April 3, 2020. The eThekwini Municipality attacked Ekuphumeleleni again today. Once again the notoriously violent and brutal Calvin security company was used to launch the attack. Seven homes were destroyed in this attack.

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South Africa: #eThekwini Municipality Evicts Again, This Time with the Backing of the Army

eThekwini. South Africa. April 2, 2020. The eThekwini Municipality has just attacked the Azania settlement in Cato Manor again. This time Calvin Security was backed by the police and the army. A journalist was there and they chased her away.

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South Africa: Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s statement on the current crisis in times of the #coronavirus

South Africa. April 1, 2020. We as the Women’s League of Abahlali baseMjondolo see the need to express our pain and fear, and our deep disappointment and anger at the eThekwini municipality. We need to issue a clear warning that we will not continue to accept oppression.

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#Brighton, #UK: Police and security firm evict people onto the streets in the midst of the #coronavirus #pandemic

Brighton. UK. March 26, 2020. Police and security guards have evicted a squatted homeless shelter, throwing people onto the streets as the coronavirus pandemic takes over the UK. The unbelievable eviction came one day after the government announced that people will be fined for not observing orders to stay at home.

The eviction also took place just before the government announced that it has asked all local authorities to house rough sleepers.

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South Africa in times of the #coronavirus: Evictions continue in #Durban

Durban. South Africa. March 29, 2020. The national government made a clear promise that there would be no evictions during the national shutdown implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus. However today, at around 12:30, Calvin Security returned to the Ekuphumeleleni settlement in Mariannhill, which falls under the eThekwini Municipality, and demolished 5 houses. This the second eviction aimed at our movement during the national shutdown and it is a direct violation of a promise made by national government, and a direct attack on the most vulnerable people in this time of crisis.

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#Berlin in times of the #coronavirus: We will squat… …until we no longer have to” – Three Apartments squatted in Berlin today

Berlin. March 28, 2020. Activists have squatted 3 apartments for people without a home today. The squatting actions were publicly announced. What follows is the public announcement.

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Evictions in #Durban on the First Day of #COVID-19 nationwide Shutdown in South-Africa

South Africa. March 27, 2020. On the first day of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown the eThekwini municipality has evicted residents from the Ekuphumeleleni settlement near Shallcross in Ward 17. Today at about 14pm nine motor vehicles labelled Calvin Security came to the Ekuphumeleleni settlement, which was first established as a land occupation in October 2019, to tear down people’s homes. No Court Order was produced and therefore the evictions were illegal and criminal. They were also in violation of the rules governing the national state of disaster.

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#Warsaw, #Poland: #Syrena Squat Threatened With Eviction

Warsaw. poland. March 13, 2020. We have recently learned that a crew of thugs is being recruited to evict us from our home. This fact was confirmed by a few different sources. The “enforcers” come from the Warsaw underworld and are being offered a lot of money for the job. Currently, there is no legal action being taken against us in court. We are in effective possession of the building and inhabit it legally. The eviction that is being planned would be illegal and carried out with the preferred method of reprivatisation-era landlords – sheer violence.

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#Athens: Eviction of the #Gini occupation within the #Polytechnio University in #Exarchia

Athens. Greece. March 15, 2020. On Sunday morning, the police invaded the Polytechnio (Warning Facebook Link) and evicted dozens of people living there, including small children. It is reported that they were taken to the migrant detention centre of Petrou Ralli, bringing an end to their occupation of Gini. Last week, one detainee in Petrou Ralli attempted suicide.

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