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Cambodia: Forced Eviction of the Reak Reay Community in Phnom Penh

Demolished house, luxury housing in the background 16 March 2009 At least 60 families living in the Reak Reay community, Tonle Bassac commune, Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh, are facing imminent forced eviction. The families have been residing in the prime-city location since the 1990s, and have valid rights to the land under the Cambodian Land Law. The families have been resisting forced eviction attempts by Bassac Garden City and Canadia Bank since 2005. Appeal to the international solidarity

In the Heart of Bombay: the Dharavi Slum

One of the ways to enter Dharavi, from the Mahim train station Valérie FERNANDO - 05 / 2009The Dharavi slum, situated in the heart of Greater Bombay, and the massive redevelopment project that aims to turn it into a swanky neighborhood for the well-off middle class, is a perfect example of the ultra-liberal leanings of the Indian political class as a whole, which remains persistently deaf and blind to the needs of the poor, who nevertheless represent more than 60% of the population of the Indian megalopolis. A further look: