Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Sao Paulo building before residents were evicted

Land Struggles Around The World
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil - riot police violently cleared hundreds out of a downtown building that had been occupied by dozens of poor families. Squatters resisted police, throwing projectiles. Police responded with teargas and rubber bullets before breaking down the reinforced steel door.
  • Kitale, Kenya - Irish born priest Gabriel Dolan is set to stand trial after helping Kenyan peasants seize land which they had been displaced from.