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Tell the UN World Forum to Stop Forced Evictions in Africa ACTION


World  (tags: Africa, slums, tax payers, evictions, humanrights, world, ethics, culture, family, children, politics )

Nancy
- 702 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Every year in African cities thousands of families are thrown out of their homes without human rights safeguards. People living in informal settlements, or 'slums', are most at risk because they may lack formal permission for the place they live.



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Jason S. (57)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:49 pm
thanks, signed
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:13 am
Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:36 am
TY Nancy
letter sent
 

Michela m. (3813)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:36 am
S&N
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:04 am
Thank you for taking action!
 

Danny AWAY M. (77)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:37 am
Done! Thanks Nancy!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 9:37 am
The sadness of this is the irony . Because they didn't ask permission to live where they live, many are asked to leave their homes.I don't know the proper channels a family needs to go through in order to live in a home.
BUT, doesn't the fact they pay taxes, and vote give them claim to the home?
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 9:52 am
signed~
 

Jerry B. (120)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 10:23 am
Signed and Noted..thanks Nancy!
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 10:47 am
Signed. Thank you!!!!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:18 pm
signed
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:01 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Janet B. (36)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:31 pm
Sorry, but I cannot worry about Africa anymore! There are enough probelms here in the USA! we have to worry about getting it right here in our own continent before helping others. Not trying to be mean, but our family has been hit with hard times?
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:37 pm
As bad as the U.S has it ,there are places that indeed have it alot worse.
Signed thanks Nancy
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:39 pm
Signed and noted
 

Erin R. (170)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:50 pm
signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 4:19 pm
Signed. Thanks.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:32 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:46 pm
This is typical when a nomadic culture that traditionally moves through tribal lands meets up with an urban culture that forces the nomads to join the cities. The nomads have little concept of property rights and consider any unused land as available to build a hut on, while urban citizens own individual land plots rather than a place in a tribe that stays but a year in their village before abandoning it to fallow for a future return and re-use. Both cultures are valid...
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:11 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Nancy...
 

Stuart Thomas (504)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:16 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thanks Nancy.
 

Victoria L. (12)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:43 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 12:22 am
Signed Thanks Nancy
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 1:59 am
Petition signed. Thanks Nancy
 

Ludger W. (72)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:16 am
singed, noted, ty
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 7:39 am
action taken
 

Mary T. (188)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 7:29 pm
Already signed, Thanks Nancy.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:17 pm
N & S
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 9:56 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday August 27, 2012, 6:11 am
signed and noted
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday August 27, 2012, 12:12 pm
Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort.
 

HELEN V. (51)
Monday August 27, 2012, 5:40 pm
signed and noted. Unfortunately this has been going on for many years in many countries. The most notable was the forced relocation of the Chagos Islanders (Indian Ocean) relocation . The UK signed over a lease for a country which was not even theirs to the USA for a military base. And the story goes on and on. When you are poor there is no justice and you have no protection. This alone indicates that we cannot call ourselves civilized.
 

Emily Drew (88)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:45 pm
Signed and noted thank you!
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday August 27, 2012, 10:12 pm
Signed!
 

. (0)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 10:40 am
done..ty Nancy
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 7:41 pm
This is just so WRONG--everyone needs, and deserves, a place they can take their loved ones and be assured of safety and security!
Thank you for this post, Nancy--signed and shared on fb.
 

Nancy C. (797)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 10:14 am
I understand what you mean Janet. My mom always said, we need help here first. I do believe that on one hand. But on the other hand, we all live a more globally aware existence now, and are only as strong as our weakest link. All weak links worldwide toward basic human rights for all strengthens the greater good roots. Clean water, nutritional food and decent sanitation are the least every human should be granted.
 
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