Posts Tagged ‘evictions’

Israel Arrests Jerusalem Activists Protesting Forced Evictions In Sheikh Jarrah

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police burst into the home of a prominent family in the contested Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday, the family said, arresting a 23-year-old woman who has led protests against attempts by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families from their homes in the area. The young woman was […]

Palestinians Vow To Fight Jerusalem Evictions

Above Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP. ‘No longer afraid.’ At least 218 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem have eviction cases filed against them, putting 970 people at risk of forced displacement, UN says. Occupied East Jerusalem – Jerusalem’s District Court postponed a ruling this week on an appeal by seven Palestinian families, comprising 44 people, facing expulsion from […]

International condemnation of Israel grows over Jerusalem violence, evictions

Israel faced growing international condemnation Sunday over the ongoing violence in Jerusalem, amid repeated clashes between police and Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem’s Old City, as well as over the expected eviction of Palestinian families in the city’s east In recent days, dozens of Palestinians have been wounded in clashes near the Al-Aqsa mosque on the […]

Forced Evictions of Palestinians for Exclusive Jewish Development

By Stephen Lendman Source Theft of Palestinian land followed the infamous 1917 Balfour Declaration that called for establishment of a nation for Jews on their historic land. Endless conflict, occupation, dispossession, and repression — along with social and cultural fragmentation — define conditions for beleaguered Palestinians. They’ve endured over 100 years of suffering with no […]

Hundreds Of Palestinians Protesting Evictions In Jerusalem Are Injured

Above photo: Injured Palestinian Salih Diyab is carried to an ambulance after Israeli forces cracked down on demonstrations against the forced eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on May 6, 2021. Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images ‘State-Sanctioned Campaign of Israeli Violence.’ “Israel’s violence has a clear purpose: […]

Several progressive U.S. congresspeople condemn Jerusalem evictions– as State Dep’t blames both sides for violence

Israel’s push to evict Palestinians from their houses in East Jerusalem, and its crackdown on Palestinian protests of the evictions, have been getting international attention in a largely negative light. And several U.S. congresspeople are condemning the evictions as illegal and calling on the U.S. government to restrict U.S. aid over the human rights violations. […]

Democrats urge Blinken to pressure Israel on Palestinian evictions in Jerusalem

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Philadelphia May Have Just Revolutionized Evictions

Above photo: A group of housing advocates protesting evictions tried to block the court entrance Sept. 3, 2020. Sterling Johnson. In the aftermath of 2008, Philadelphia emerged as a model of mortgage foreclosure prevention. Now it is leading the way on eviction prevention. Philadelphia is on the verge of upending evictions as we know them. […]

No Evictions For 30+ Families In Philadelphia Takeover Houses

By National Lawyers Guild and Poor People’s Army, Popular Resistance. February 19, 2021 Above photo: Activist Cheri Honkala at the homeless encampment at 22nd and Ben Franklin Parkway. Alejandro A. Alvarez. The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with the Poor People’s Army and all of the 30+ families that are sheltered in homes that […]

Housing Activists Are Fighting Evictions In The Streets

By Jason Koslowski and Mia Gray, Left Voices. December 27, 2020 Above photo: Philadelphia encampment. WHYY. The eviction housing crisis is hitting home in Philadelphia, with the local Democrats protecting the landlords at the expense of renters and shutting down emergency measures for the unhoused. But Philly is home to a powerful housing movement that […]

As Millions Of People Face Evictions, Here Is How People Are Fighting Back

The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire in December leaving an estimated 30 million people at risk of eviction. Members of Congress are still unable to reach an agreement on a relief bill that will extend the moratorium, as well as other important programs that were included in the CARES Act early in the […]

Half Of The US Lacks Adequate Protections Against Evictions

Above photo: Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions in front of the court house amid the COVID-19 pandemic on August 21, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Valerie Macon / AFP via Getty Images. In the aftermath of the 2008 housing market collapse, I spent many months reporting on the “collateral […]

LEE CAMP: 28 Million Evictions Loom as Houses Sit Empty

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As Mass Evictions Loom, Practical Advice For Housing Takeovers

Federal protection against housing evictions has expired and local and state governments are not stepping up to fill in the gap leaving tens of millions of families vulnerable to homelessness during this growing pandemic and deep recession. In Philadelphia and across the country families, out of desperation, are taking over empty publicly-owned housing. It is […]

Meanwhile In San Francisco – $400/Month To Live In A Box In Someone’s Living Room

We’ve spent quite a lot of time documenting the inexorable rise in housing prices across some of the world’s red hot markets. Take Vancouver, for instance, where according to National Bank, one third of all homes sold in 2015 went to Chinese buyers whose voracious demand has driven prices into the stratosphere […]

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