Boots on the Ground

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.

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WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL OF EVICTIONS?

The International Tribunal on Evictions (ITE) is a peoples’ and opinion tribunal established in 2011 by the International Alliance of Inhabitants and civil society organisations for the World Zero Evictions Days to practically and interactively put forced evictions from around the world in the dock. The Tribunal relies on the expertise of an international Jury of well-respected and competent individuals, as well as on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and other instruments of international law, in order to pass judgement on real cases of forced evictions that constitute human rights violations.

To learn more about the Tribunals, World Zero Evictions and the International Alliance of Inhabitants click here

 

 

Join author Hartman Deetz and editor Eric Holt-Gimenez for an exploration into he politics of land justice.

More info at HTTP://BIT.LY2wL8QZY  or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/813134792193536

 

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