Popular movements from different states of the country are gathered in Brasília on October 4th and 5th to participate in the National Day of Struggle for Housing.
In plenary, participants will discuss the right to the city, policies against eviction, against the privatization of public lands and debate the resumption of popular participation in the construction of urban policies.
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On Tuesday (5), the group will promote protests to denounce the dismantling of urban policies. On the occasion, the entities will present and file a suggestion for a bill for low-income housing built with self-management. The concentration of activity will take place in front of the Ministry of Regional Development. On the march, the protesters go to the Ministry of Economy and then to Caixa Econômica Federal.
The coordinator of the Movement of Workers and Workers for Rights (MTD) in the Federal District, Tobias Pereira, points out that urban policies “were extinct or significantly retroactively”, making access to fundamental rights of the population less democratic.
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He points out that, in the last two years, popular movements were present in dozens of meetings with government agents to engage in a debate on urban policies. However, there was no progress in the discussions. “In the paths of dialogue, there was no progress, now we only have the popular mobilization”, he points out.
National Articulation of Urban Popular Movements is composed of the Central of Popular Movements (CMP), the National Confederation of Residents’ Associations (CONAM), Movement for Fight in Neighborhoods, Villages and Favelas (MLB), National Movement for the Fight for Housing (MNLM) , Movement of Workers for Rights (MTD) and the National Union for Popular Housing (UNMP).
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Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Flávia Quirino