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To whom does the smart city belong, if…?

Note from LeftEast editors: We are publishing the press release of the Romanian Social Housing NOW! (Căşi sociale ACUM!) radical housing justice movement based in Cluj-Napoca. They organized a hybrid, online and physical, action day on 17th December, commemorating the eviction of 350 Roma people that happened on the same day 11 years ago. The […]

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What is at stake after Berlin’s referendum for the expropriation of big corporate landlords

Even in contexts and housing systems different from Berlin’s, creating a social demand for universal access to adequate and dignified housing is crucial for all of us facing daily problems related to housing and economic precarity.

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Financialization and horizons for transnational housing organizing after the Berlin referendum

Note from LeftEast editors: This is the recording of a public online roundtable on financialization and housing struggle, organized on November 6, 2021, by the growing network of Eastern European leftist media platforms, ELMO – Eastern European Left Media Outlet. Using the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords as a reference, this roundtable gathered […]

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Increased Risk of Eviction in Pata Rât of Cluj, Romania – Solidarity Call

89 organizations, collectives and groups, as well as 257 individuals from Romania and other countries demand to stop the eviction process of several Roma families from the modular houses built by Cluj-Napoca City Hall near the landfills in Pata Rât in 2010. Today, 6th of July 2021, we sent our Appeal together with the signatures […]

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(Post)pandemic struggles in social reproduction: intersectional alliances between housing and essential workers’ struggles in Romania

Note of the LeftEast editors: The present text, which we co-publish together with TSS is part of a series of publications and webinars on the topics of social reproduction, (women’s) labour and migration in East-Central Europe and beyond. The video from the second webinar (Post)pandemic struggles on social reproduction, where this text was first presented can […]

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(Post)pandemic struggles in social reproduction: COVID-19 and housing justice in Serbia

Note of the LeftEast editors: The present text, which we co-publish together with TSS is part of a series of publications and webinars on the topics of social reproduction, (women’s) labour and migration in East-Central Europe and beyond. The video from the first webinar Responses to Covid19 and (post)pandemic: social reproduction, migrants and women in Central/Eastern Europe and beyond, […]

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Organizing for Housing Justice during the Covid-19 pandemic: a report by organizations from 18 countries

The European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and to the City (EAC) is launching its report: Organizing for Housing Justice during the Covid-19 pandemic. A collectively written overview, the document covers tactics employed by housing movements from 18 different national contexts in Europe during the first part of the pandemic (March-July 2020), detailing […]

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The suspension of Human rights during COVID-19: For Roma in Pata Rât they have been suspended for a very long time

A State of Emergency Decree was issued in Romania on the 16th of March and prolonged for one month on the 16th of April as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Decree suspended a series of human rights and activated the country’s derogation from the European Convention of Human Rights. Part I. People living […]

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Over 100 people in Bucharest’s 3rd District thrown out of their homes! Evictions of most vulnerable continue in Romania’s capital city.

Over 100 people living in a yard of houses on 50 Vulturilor Street from the 3rd District of Bucharest, Romania, were forcefully evicted on Monday, September 15.  Formal notices about the forceful eviction were sent in the beginning of September to the 25 families living at this address. Among those targeted are children, elderly persons […]

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PATA RÂT ROMA SOCIO-TERRITORIAL SEGREGATION AND GHETTOIZATION

RAMPA DE GUNOI (THE LANDFILL) People looking for sources of income and cheep living conditions settled down right near the landfill starting with the end of 1960s and carried on informal labour (waste selection) since then. Today approximately 250 persons are living within this neglected and life threatening territory in 50 improvised barracks. They were […]