Housing Rights and Dispossession

What's Behind the Wall?

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will soon be held, and the local government is now taking full advantage of this best excuse to spend a lot of money on making the city look better. While the city is busy with building the Olympic Park, it is also doing its best to prevent people who come to visit this city catch a glimpse of the reality of this city.

"Shoot first, ask questions later" - Brazil's 'displacement decathlon' in view of the Olympic Games 2016

Although published one year ago, the article still plays a crucial role uncovering how the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro's favelas are dominated by constant human rights violations.
Today, the importance of the abuses against the mainly black, male and poor people is enormous, as we are only five month away from the inauguration of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Israeli Forces Injure 13 Palestineans With Live Fire During Raid

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Picture description: Israeli forces open fire during clashes at the Qalandiya military checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. One soldier is aiming while another is standing looking forward. Behind them is smoke, and in the background is grafitti.

"Israeli forces on Wednesday raided Qalandiya refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, injuring 13 Palestinians with live fire, residents and medics said.

Mindanao: A Militarized and Plundered Land

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This document is a great introduction to indigenous struggle with the government of the Philippines. General themes brought up in the primer are militarized attacks on communities, exploitation of land, destruction of educational facilities, displacement, and summary executions of indigenous leaders.


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