Sign the Statement by social organizations on the preparation of the third United Nations Conference on Sustainable Housing and Urban Development (Habitat III) under the 2014 World Habitat DayJoin the coordinated demonstrations on October 6th surrounding this topic. Send us information on what is being organized in your country, and we will spread your activities.
Date published: 10-06-2014
Dichato tells its story: recovering collective memory through arpilleras and the book “Dichato, our land”.Arpilleras are well-known works of Chilean popular art. During the years of the dictatorship, it wasnt just artisans that expressed themselves this way, but also political prisoners and their families. It could be said then that arpilleras are a special communication tool, through which strong feelings emmanating from very difficult and painful episodes can be expressed. The arpilleras workshop organized by the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), with the support of the Latin American,...
Date published: 06-15-2011This thesis is primarily based on fieldwork research conducted in Ecuador in the summer of 2010. It focuses on the experiences of resistance to large-scale mining of the Shuar nationality in the Cordillera del Cóndor, in the Southeastern provinces of Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe. The case against mining, as articulated by the Shuar, is framed in terms of past experience with extraction, as well as cultural considerations with respect natural resource management. By invoking collective...
Date published: 06-15-2011
How a neighbourhood organizes itselfThe inhabitants of Barrio Yungay in Santiago de Chile organised themselves successfully to protect their neighbourhood from neoliberal restructuring.
Source: Kristin Schwierz
Date published: 06-14-2011
Invitation to Training Workshop "The Egyptian revolution, a model for the reproduction of oppression or to restore human dignity?"Failures and successes that were witnessed by the Egyptian revolution
Source: Land Center for Human Rights
Date published: 06-01-2011