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The 2010 Commonwealth Games: Whose Wealth, Whose Commons?

The 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) will be held in New Delhi, India, from 3-14 October 2010. Given the many unanswered questions that have marked the CWG process, the Housing and Land Rights Network – South Asia Regional Programme (HLRN) decided to undertake a study on various dimensions of the CWG.

Solidarity against evictions in Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Resisting evictions in Navotas, Philippines (John Lagman, 2010) Evicted families, especially women, residing along Road 10 in Navotas City, Metro Manila, Philippines are appealing for solidarity and support. On January 18 to 20, and then on March 4 to the present, (March 12) the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways and the City Government of Navotas have conducted demolition operations for the purpose of widening the road. To date, the homes of some 393 families of the targeted 1,000 families have been demolished.

Pasay City, Manila: Jihad à nossa porta?

Resistance against evictions at Pasay City Pessoas muçulmanas e equipes de demolição jogavam pedras uns aos outros. Os policiais de Pasay abriam fogo. Essas foram as cenas de ontém em Pasay City, durante a execução da demolição de barracos ao redor da mesquita.

Cambodia: Forced Eviction of the Reak Reay Community in Phnom Penh

Demolished house, luxury housing in the background 16 March 2009 At least 60 families living in the Reak Reay community, Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh, are facing imminent forced eviction. The families have been residing in the prime-city location since the 1990s, and have valid rights to the land under the Cambodian Land Law. The families have been resisting forced eviction attempts by Bassac Garden City and Canadia Bank since 2005. Appeal to the international solidarity

In the Heart of Bombay: the Dharavi Slum

One of the ways to enter Dharavi, from the Mahim train station Valérie FERNANDO - 05 / 2009The Dharavi slum, situated in the heart of Greater Bombay, and the massive redevelopment project that aims to turn it into a swanky neighborhood for the well-off middle class, is a perfect example of the ultra-liberal leanings of the Indian political class as a whole, which remains persistently deaf and blind to the needs of the poor, who nevertheless represent more than 60% of the population of the Indian megalopolis. A further look: