October 2017, the World Zero Evictions Days in Resistance and Solidarity!
Because the inhabitants of the world have passion and talent for constructing another world and better, we call on them to participate in the World Zero Eviction Days, all over the globe, an essential step of joint agenda established by the People's Social Forum Resistance Habitat III.
The Days will begin by the 6th Session of the International Tribunal on Evictions (Venice, Italy, 28-30 September 2017), focused on evictions caused by tourism, since this is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The central focus is the struggle against expulsions, evictions, the foreclosures, the land grabbing, for the defense of territories and against the persecution of activists: these matters involve all the inhabitants, both urban and rural.
The targets are the neo-liberal policies: the roots of the urban and global crisis, corruption and real estate and land speculation, they exclude more than a billion people from a home and throw tens of millions more out on the street every year. Building alongside the success of World Days is the best way to strengthen local battles and their impact on land and housing politics, thanks to global solidarity.