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PTH (NYC) statement in solidarity with the residents of Kennedy Road Settlement (Durban)

PTH statement posted on Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) website <strong>Statement in Support of The Shack Dwellers of Kennedy Road Settlement, Durban, South Africa from Picture the Homeless, New York City, USA strong It is with great concern that I pen this statement of solidarity in support of the current struggles of the South African Shack Dwellers of the Kennedy Road Settlement of Durban, South Africa.

Tent City Ten -- all charges dropped!

charges-dropped-against-tent-city-ten" Indypendent story Wednesday, October 21 At 100 Centre Street this morning, all charges were dropped against the href="">

national campaign -- Take Back the Land!

Building a Movement housing crisis exists in the United States. All across the country, despite courageous struggles against divestment, land speculation and gentrification, border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 102, 204); " public housing communities are being permanently displaced as developments are razed to the ground.

October 9: solidarity rally with Abahlali baseMjondolo at South African consulate [press release]

Gotham Gazette article:&nbsp;</p><p><b><a href="">Counting Vacant Property "" by Alex Kane family: Georgia, serif; City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito has introduced a bil that would require the city take

Full text of Intro 1089 - a citywide vacant building and lot count!

Several people have asked us for it, so here is the complete text of our pending city council legislation, which would mandate an annual citywide census of vacant buildings and lots: NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL - INTRO #1089 By Council Members Mark-Viverito, Avella, Barron, Brewer, Garodnick, Jackson, James, Liu, Mendez, Nelson, Seabrook, Stewart and Foster A Local Lawn To amend the New York city charter, in relation t

October 9: solidarity rally with Abahlali baseMjondolo at South African consulate [press release]


PTH's Tent City this summer in El Barrio -- the full [multi]media round-up!


Dig into this blogpost to scan the full [multi]media round-up from our July 23 Tent City action in El Barrio!   Thanks again for all the participation & support -- let's keep building...



Press round-up:

New York Times   by Colin Moynihan

PTH's visit to Hungary... the round-up: all 12 blogposts in one place!

Rob, Lynn, and Brandon from PTH -- along with our friend James from the Bay Area -- visited Hungary in August.  Folks there fundraised to bring PTH over, to meet and share wisdom and build with homeless people, social workers and activists there.

One more personal reflection on our work in Hungary

* LYNN:  How to summarize our trip to Hungary? In a few words: powerful, transformative, affirming, cozy, challenging, fun, exhausting, gratifying. Working backwards, I'll share the most wonderful news: There have been 2 follow-up meetings of The City Belongs To Everyone -- and all of the homeless folks who came to our trainings attended (except 2 who had checked-in ahead of time).

Two personal reflections on our work in Hungary last month

 BRANDON: Budapest, Hungary -- How do I summarize? Well, it seems to me that poverty looks about the same just about any place in the world that you go. Whether it&rsquo;s from the result of the collapse of a socialist state, or the free market ideology present within our current global economy, conditions of the have-nots are quite similar.

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