Campania #HandsOffOurHomes

What is the financialisation of housing? The financialisation of housing is the result of the expansion of neo-liberal capitalism and its propensity for the commodification of all spheres of life. Neo-liberal deregulation favors the private sector by appropriating housing and transforming it into a commodity. The complete transformation of housing into goods, not only a commodity in the real estate markets, but also in the financial markets. This transformation allows speculation as well as the reduction of the social function of housing, both as an Continue reading →

Serile FCDL #8: Berlinul social vs Berlinul creativ

Social Berlin vs. creative Berlin. The fight for housing justice in the wake of the “Berlin boom”     For the past 15 years, Berlin is going through a complex process of urban restructuring to acomodate neo-liberal industries and infrastructure with their violent consequences of displacement and disposession. The rebellious and artsy Berlin has increasingly become an image to sell the city — governments have advertised the supposedly multicultural and liberal spirit of Berlin to attract the so-called creative class and, with them, investors. At Continue reading →

Call for Action!

Solidarity with the Resistance Camp of Vulturilor str, Bucharest NO to Housing Injustice! NO to Forced Evictions! NO to Racism and Police Brutality!  Over 100 people living in a yard of houses on 50 Vulturilor Street, Bucharest, Romania, were forcefully evicted on Monday, September 15. The community has decided from the outset to protest and reclaim their rights. This fundamental right has been gravely violated when local police brutalized several members of the community on the 15th and the 16th of September. Among those targeted Continue reading →

The community on Vulturilor 50 St. continues the resistance

On 16.09, at 9:00 o’clock, part of the community on Vulturilor 50 set out to protest in front of Bucharest’s City Hall. Equipped with signs, banners, and megaphones, people demanded their rights: homes for everyone. For several hours, people demanded that the mayor or other relevant authorities show up, but their demands have been completely ignored. Eventually, a few civil servants from AFL (the Administration of Housing Funds) and DSL (Housing Space Division) showed up, but, being in no position of power in this situation, Continue reading →

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, will be forcefully evicted on Monday, September 15, beginning with 9 am.  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 and persons with disabilities. The evicted have no genuine alternatives for relocation and feel ignored and ethnically discriminated against by local officials. (Evacuation day) [Sept. 17 Continue reading →

Common Front for Housing Rights – Presentation Brochure

The Common Front for Housing Rights, FCDL has been initiated by evicted persons and those threatened with eviction in Bucharest, Romania. Immediately after its lunch, in March 2014 it grew as an organization to include two cities: Bucharest and Cluj. The brochure presents the FCDL Manifesto, the first simultaneous action of the Front, and its future plans.     The brochure is available for download here : FCDL Romania_housing justice  

The Common Front for the Right to Housing

The Common Front for the Right to Housing – FCDL – is an initiative of people whose basic right of housing is in danger to be broken or has already been broken. Created by a group of persons evicted and at the risk of being evicted from Bucharest, Romania, alongside relatives, friends, activists, artists –  FCDL is a platform of housing activism on a national level. We address firstly evicted people but also: anyone not affected by evictions but solidary with the right of proper Continue reading →