When the Great Recession struck, City Life/Vida Urbana was there, confronting bank power with people power.
Join IPS and DC Community Cinema for a film that includes the story of a factory worker training for a non-union job that pays a third of her former wage and that she must land before unemployment benefits expire.
From Manhattan to Monaco, the world’s wealthiest people are disconnecting into a class of stateless transients.
Like ugly on a hog, Romney just can’t hide the depth of his personal wealth.
March from Freedom Plaza to the Federal Housing Finance Administration to demand mortgage correction NOW!
An innovative program is bringing Republicans and Democrats together to boost renovations that would conserve energy and trim electric and gas bills.
There’s money to bail out the banks but not to bail out the homeless.
The government’s Katrina response undermined the basic right of every disaster survivor to return home.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are stifling creative ways to finance solar power for homeowners.
Many Americans are struggling to hang onto their houses and apartments.
A Senate amendment bars rewards for enabling bad loans.
Ashraf Cassiem, the chairperson of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign will speak about some of the realities of post-apartheid South Africa, the campaign’s organizing efforts in poor communities, obstacles facing social movement-building in Africa, and the anti-foreclosure activism emerging in some of the US cities he will be visiting, including Washington, DC.
The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, based in Cape Town, South Africa, was formed in November 2000 with the aim of fighting evictions, water cut-offs and poor health services, obtaining free electricity, securing decent housing, and opposing police brutality.
The AEC is currently an umbrella body for over 15 community organizations, crisis committees, and concerned residents’ movements who have come together to organize and demand their rights to basic services.
Africa Action and the Institute for Policy Studies will be cohosting this discussion and lunch-in. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Michael Stulman at Michael [dot] Stulman [at] africaaction.org or 202-546-7961.
The following document is a series of talking points, in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, on the key questions being discussed today about the global economic meltdown.