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Comunidades alternativas en Barcelona ofrecen esperanza a los refugiados

Una comunidad alternativa en Barcelona, España, está reuniendo apoyo para exigir derechos de asilo para los refugiados. A principios de este mes, los numerosos colectivos solidarios de la ciudad ayudaron a prevenir el desalojo de “Casa África”, un edificio ocupado por una veintena de inmigrantes en el barrio de Poblenou, por un propietario que supuestamente planeaba construir apartamentos turísticos. Casa África forma parte de una red no oficial de refugios ofrecidos a los solicitantes de asilo por miembros de comunidades alternativas que ocupan edificios en desuso para protestar por la crisis inmobiliaria. La victoria contra el propietario de Casa África fue una buena noticia para los miembros de la comunidad y las dos docenas de solicitantes de asilo que se refugian en el edificio. Pero para los activistas, la batalla aún no ha terminado. Su objetivo, dicen, es exigir derechos de asilo adecuados al ayuntamiento.

 

Barcelona’s alternative communities offer hope to refugees

An alternative community in Barcelona, Spain, is gathering support to demand asylum rights for refugees. Earlier this month, the city’s many solidarity networks helped prevent the eviction of “Casa Africa” – a building occupied by around 20 immigrants in the neighbourhood of Poblenow – by a landlord who allegedly planned to build tourist apartments there. Casa Africa is part of an unofficial network of shelters offered to asylum seekers by members of alternative communities who occupy disused buildings in protest at the housing crisis. The victory against the landlord of Casa Africa was welcome news for the community members and the two dozen asylum seekers who have taken refuge at the building. But for activists, the battle is not over yet. Their goal, they say, is demanding proper asylum rights from the city council.

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  1. Louise Morris

    Really interesting article. Thanks. My kids live in Barcelona and will be interested and I will try and visit Casa Africa in March when I see my sons. I worked for many years con refugiados en Londres and am still connected so will pass on this info. We should do the same here..plenty of empty buildings and homeless refugees and others.
    This and the Uber / taxis articles are the first i read..both interesting. Gracias Julia.