UK: Stop Revenge Evictions

27 November 2014 — 38 Degrees

Damp, dodgy wiring, or a broken boiler. Imagine asking your landlord to fix a problem that isn’t your fault. But instead of fixing it, they hand you an eviction notice instead.

Last year 200,000 people were forced out of their homes in this way. [1] It’s called revenge eviction. And right now, it’s completely legal.
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Eviction Brixton: creating housing insecurity in London By Hannah Schling

22 July 2013 — Open Security

The marketisation of access to housing security is central to the increasingly normative experience of housing precarity in London. Lambeth Council’s eviction of long-term squatted and short-life housing co-op communities is pouring fuel onto the fire: making people homeless to clear the way for public housing stock sell-offs.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 24 May 2013: “This time they destroyed everything”: Uprooted Bedouins face more evictions

24 May 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike, Demands Release
IMEMC – Palestinian detainee, Ayman Issa Hamdan, who went on hunger strike 27 days ago, rejected an Israeli “offer” for an additional six-month extension of his Administrative Detention, without trial, and demanded his unconditional release. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 1 January 2011: Report: Netanyahu delays law restricting outpost evictions

1 January 2012 — VTJP

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Ma’an News

PLO official: Israeli, Palestinian envoys to meet Tuesday
1/1/2012 – RAMALLAH (Reuters) — Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet this week after more than a year of deadlocked peacemaking and present their positions on core disputes to foreign mediators, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. PLO official Saeb Erekat and Israel’s Yitzhak Molcho will meet on Tuesday in Jordan, said Wasl Abu Yossef, a….

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Torture Firm Risks Incorporated Tied To Destructive Evictions in Haiti By Ansel Herz

29 May 2011 — Narco News

US Security Firm Caught Training Mexican Police in Torture Techniques Is Working in the Caribbean

Security forces who are tearing down makeshift tent camps inhabited by Haitians displaced in last year’s earthquake were trained by Risks Incorporated, a US private security firm involved in torture trainings in Mexico, a Narco News investigation has found. Three camps in Delmas, a district in central Port-au-Prince, have been destroyed in the past week, sending families fleeing into the street with nowhere to go.

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Members of US Congress Express Outrage Over Camp Destructions by Haitian Police

26 May 2011 — Transafrica.org

Washington, DC—On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Rep. Donald M. Payne (NJ), Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY), Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL), and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) made a joint statement in response to the eviction and destruction of camps on public property in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince:

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Take Action to Stop Violent Force Evictions in Haiti

26 May 2011 — Trans Africa

Members of the Haitian National Police accompanied by agents of Mayor Wilson Jeudy of Delmas have been destroying camps in the Delmas neighborhood of Haiti’s capital. On Monday, May 23rd, they arrived after many people had left the camp to look for work and immediately began to destroy tents with batons. People were injured by swinging batons, and later at least one individual was wounded when the police fired shots to disperse the newly homeless who gathered at the scene to protest their forced eviction.

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