Puerto Rico’s “Redevelopment” Plan Is Displacing Low-Income Residents

By Erin Sheridan, Truthout.org -

We would need three years to tell the story, being optimistic,” says Mirta Colón Pellecier, sitting in the doorway of her Section 8 apartment on a hot afternoon in March. A light breeze flows [...]

Record 7 Million People Displaced By Extreme Weather Events In First Half Of 2019

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch.com -

In another sign of the climate crisis, a record seven million people were displaced from their homes by extreme weather events during the first half of 2019, The New York Times reported Thursday. [...]

Displacement Battles On Two Continents Show How We Can Reshape The Politics Of Housing

By Isaiah J. Pole, Thenextsystem.org -

Communities can do more than just put a Band-Aid on the problem of gentrification and displacement, and a panel of researchers who held a forum at the Democracy Collaborative’s offices in [...]

Targeting The Most Vulnerable: Children In Detention In The US And Palestine

By Alice Rothchild, Mondoweiss.net -

Americans are grappling with the incarceration of 10-year-olds and the concept of “tender age detention centers” while morally bankrupt politicians wring their bloodied hands. As courts begin to [...]

We Give Our Unconditional Support To A Humanitarian Zone For People Returning To Syria

By Staff, Colombiasupport.net -

Because of our painful experience of being displaced, returning, and being persecuted by our own State and Government, we feel deeply rooted solidarity with the proposal made by some Syrian [...]

In Yemen’s Hudaida, ‘The Sound Of Warplanes Never Ceases’

By Linah Alsaafin, Aljazeera.com -

As a Saudi and Emirati-led coalition continues launching air raids in the Yemeni port city of Hudaida, nearly 4,500 families have fled their homes in the front line districts amid rising fears of [...]

She Fought As Black Panther. Will Gentrification Force Her Out?

By Sam Levin, theguardian.com -

In America’s ‘hottest housing market’, one woman’s fight to keep her home has become a rallying cry against the displacement of communities of color. One by one, Frances Moore has watched friends [...]

Displaced Coal Miners Turn To Beekeeping

By Marlene Cimons, www.nexusmedianews.com -

By Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media - Mark Lilly, 59, grew up and still lives in West Virginia. He spent three decades as an insurance adjuster, often talking to people struggling through the [...]

People Displaced By Climate Change Could Reach 1 Billion By 2050

By Baher Kamal, www.towardfreedom.com -

By Baher Kamal for Think Progress - (IPS) – Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or floods, extreme [...]

This Land Is Whose Land?

By Matt Hern, www.roarmag.org -

By Matt Hern for ROAR Magazine - Understanding the forces deforming our cities today requires more than a class analysis of capitalist land speculation. We have to talk about race. There is [...]

Fears Of Displacement And Gentrification Undergird Day Care Battle

By Mark Reutter, www.baltimorebrew.com -

By Mark Reutter for Baltimore Brew - Beyond the immediate anxiety public housing residents in East Baltimore express about the closing of the Pleasant View Day Care Center is a deeper distress [...]

By 2100, Refugees Would Be The Most Populous Country On Earth

By Vijay Prashad, www.alternet.org -

By Vijay Prashad for AlterNet - The UN Refugee Agency has announced the new figures for the world’s displaced: 65.9 million. That means that 65.9 million human beings live as refugees, asylum [...]

New Inhumane Record: One Person Displaced Every Three Seconds

By Staff, www.ipsnews.net -

By Staff of IPS - ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 2017 (IPS) - Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency has reported. The figure equates [...]

“Horrific” Increase In Worldwide Displacement

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage, www.ipsnews.net -

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage for IPS - UNITED NATIONS, May 23 2017 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report. In [...]

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