Saturday, October 29, 2005

Another thought on evictions

Here's something for the United Nations to think about: how to penalize nations that allow squatter communities to be evicted. There will be no let-up in drives against squatters if municipalities and countries don't face dire consequences. The well-meaning world body does all sorts of after-the-fact reports detailing the human suffering and misery that comes with eviction and demolition. For once let's try getting out in front of this issue and preventing evictions rather than simply cataloguing them.

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