Archiv für Januar 2012

SARAWAK TO BUILD 18,000 HOUSES TO OVERCOME SQUATTER PROBLEMS BY 2020

KUCHING, Jan 14 (Bernama) — The Housing Development Corporation is

targeting to build 18,000 units of houses from various categories to accommodate

about 9,000 squatter families in Sarawak before 2020.
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Police step up patrols after Stanley Park squatter camps torched

Vancouver police say officers have stepped up patrols after three squatter camps were torched in Stanley Park on Thursday morning.

The arson squad has been called in to investigate the suspected arson fires, said VPD spokeswoman Const. Jana McGuinness Friday.
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Deputies evicted squatters from ‚Occupy home‘ in Central District

Fears of booby traps had several King County Sheriff’s deputies and SWAT team members on hand to evict several people who had been squatting in a home in the city’s Central District early Wednesday morning.

It was just after 4 a.m. when police closed off the area surrounding the home near 23rd and East Jefferson and moved to force out seven people inside, said officials with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
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Squatters ideological dilemma in becoming landowners

LAST SUMMER, the Danish state offered to sell a good chunk of the 80-odd-acre former military base in central Copenhagen to Christiania, the alternative community whose residents have been squatting there for four decades. For the residents, who fundamentally reject the idea of landownership, this presented an ideological quandary.

“Christiania has offered to buy it,” says Risenga Manghezi, a spokesman for the community.

“But Christiania doesn’t want to own it.”
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Moldovan squatters prevent house sale

Janice Mason had decided to put her childhood home on the market and make a clean break with the past by selling the property.

But having found a buyer a group of Eastern European squatters moved in before the contracts had been exchanged and changed the locks.

As a result, she and her husband David are unable to progress with the sale and are even having to pay for the electricity the squatters use while they remain in the £250,000 property.
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