Issue of each country

 Issue of each
country         
Young Organization Workshop (20110619)

 

<Philippines>

 

Common Issues

           Forced
eviction along :

                     •Riverways

                     •Waterways

                     •Coastal

                     •Slum
Communities

                     •Rural
areas

           are
subject for development project.

Cause Analysis

•Rapid growth of development due to neo
liberalization.

•The government uses climate
change/disaster as the reason to evict families along riverways.

•Abuse of political power.

Objectives

1) To organized & to linked
communities in local and international, and established broad mass based
movement in campaigning against forced evictions.

2) To do mass actions to resist
evictions.

3) To train & educate COers and
community leaders on issues of eviction (Advocacy work).

4) To formulate set of demands with the
people depends on their cases.

Actions

1) Series of mass mobilizations to
implementing agencies, embassy, international financial institutions(WB, ADB,
etc.).

2) Dialogue.

3) International or local appeal,
petition or letters of protest.

4) Training program for COers&CL.

 

<Thailand 1>

Common Issues

Evictions (in general)

Cause Analysis

National development emphasizing
industrialization in line with neoliberalism results in land becoming a commodity,
valued only economically rather than for its social or cultural purpose,
meaning that it gets bought and sold according to who has the most amount of
money, with the expectation that it will be used to generate maximum profit.

Objectives

Stop evictions and stop development
projects that have a negative impact on communities, both rural and urban.

Create security of tenure in line with
the needs of the individual community.

Create policy guarantees to ensure that
the poor have access to land, enabling them to live in accordance with their
actual way of life.

Have the government provide budgetary
support in order to implement the policy guarantees (above).

Actions

Provide concrete support to communities
facing eviction by mobilizing to pressure decision makers, in accordance to
what is possible within the particular national context. In countries where
mobilization is still difficult, it should be the responsibility of LOCOA to
mobilize to exert pressure from the outside to stop evictions.

All countries should hold mobilizations
on World Habitat Day in order to demand an end to all evictions everywhere.

Have exchanges between young community
organizers to learn about how to resist evictions, and other issues related
to resisting neoliberalism. In these exchanges, a young organizer is
responsible for his or her own air ticket, while food, lodging, local
transportation costs, etc. will be covered by the hosts in the country being
visited.

Mobilize with other people’s
organizations in each country (e.g., peasants, labor, other poor groups) to
oppose problems caused by neoliberalism, such as WTO, free trade agreements,
etc.

 

<Thailand 2>

Common Issues

Evictions of communities along waterways

Cause Analysis

Massive flooding at the end of last year
in Thailand.

Communities along waterways are located
on public land on which they have no legal right to live.

As a result of these two factors above,
communities living along canals became victims of society, being blamed for
causing the flooding by stopping up the canals and hindering effective
drainage. Consequently, the Thai government has a plan to evict communities
living along canals now.

Objectives

Stop the eviction of communities living
along waterways.

Upgrade communities on their original
location and rehabilitate the canals and environment in order to show society
that these communities are not the cause of flooding, but rather are
responsible for looking after the canals and taking care of the environment.

 

Actions

Domestically, demonstrate to pressure the
government to have a policy or law that enables these communities to continue
living on their present location with legal security of tenure.

Internationally, provide support to
affected communities in accordance with these communities’ plans for
mobilization. For example, an affected community that will hold a
demonstration to express its demands may call on friends abroad to hold
demonstrations on the same day targeting relevant targets in their countries,
such as the embassy of the country in which the eviction is happening, or the
relevant international financial institution that is financing the project
causing the eviction.

 

<Korea>

Confirmed Common Issues

Forced Eviction

           1)Coastal
eviction

           2)Riverside
eviction

           3)Slum
area eviction

 

※ What’s matter forced evictions!

           1)
Huge

           2)
Violence

           3)
No countermeasure

Cause Analysis

1) People can’t organize their demands
& rights

2) Due to lack of organized power to
capital

3) Government sell right for development
and guarantee exclusive right for ownership and monopoly of the land

4) Individual uses government as a mean
to pursue personal gain and private interest

Objectives

1) To build up Asian Committee to put
‘Joint Action’ into practice to resist against eviction

2) Suggest on alternative development way

Action Strategies

1) Fund-raing for each countries’ PO

2) Having a joint action day of

           -Resistance
against forced eviction

           -Resistance
against violence eviction with pickets and letters of protest

3) Joint action against Global-capital

           -Worldwide
boycott movement

           -Relay-protest
against World Bank/ADB

4) Case study about PO’s movement in Asia
(against capital and government)

 

 

<Indonesia>

 

Confirmed Common Issue

Forced Eviction :

           -River
side eviction

           -Coastal
eviction

           -Slum
eviction

 

 

 

Action Strategies

           Community
organizing -> form the PO’s

           Advocacy
:

                     Mass
power

                     Alternative
concept

                     Negociations,
lobby

           Networking

                     Mass
media

                     Professionals/expert

                     NGO,
Individual, that need : local, national, international

Cause Analysis

1. River Project :

           -Straighten
the river

           -Relocate
the community to the Rusunawa/Flats

2. Water Front City Project :

           Tourism
Area

           Busines
Area

           Luxuty
Housing

3. Slum Grab by Goverment or Owner

 



 

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country

What support do you
want? /

What support can you
give?

How to do?

Indonesia

1.Campaign participation in each country

2. Information sharing

3. Joint organizing and advocacy

4. Network; co exchange program

1. Mass mobilization

2. Campaign

3. Video conference

4. E-mail & facebook

Korea

1. Spreading information of field/issue
to Korean NGOs, Cos and media

2. Protesting embassy, financial support
agency(WB, ADB etc)

3. Network with eviction field continually

4. Having a joint action day

1. Internet(email), twitter, facebook and
press release

2. Submitting a letter of protest,
demonstration, press conference

3. Cooperation to taking park in establishing
organization which is working for network

4. Korea committee for overseas community
organization

Philippines

– Solidarity and support by pressuring
Phil. Government (International financial institution)

– Solidarity support by pressuring the
Thai. Government

– Solidarity support by pressuring the
Indonesian. Government

– Solidarity support by pressuring the
Korean. Government

– Mass demonstration

– Dialogue with the press negotiation

– Networking/soliciting support from
other international group(petition letters)

– Sending letter of appeal, petition,
demand of protest

* Mass demonstration to Thai, Korean,
Indonesia Embassy

Thailand

1. What support do you want?

– noting yet. But we want to be able to
count on your support if we need to call for action in the future

2. What support can you give?

– we can take part in the anti-eviction
actions that are planned by each of the countries

– carry out mobilization on world habitat
day to campaign for an end to evictions of communities on waterway

– Hold demonstrations submit petitions,
etc to pressure relevant targets(embassies, international financial
institutions supporting project, etc)

– Submit petition and demonstration at UN
office on world habitat day

 

 

*Common Agenda Items on Basic CO Standards

 

1.    
Definition: Community
organizing is a process of working with people to empower them, raise their
consciousness, as well as take action to change their lives and society.

 

2.    
Basic CO Steps: Integration
Meeting Action
Reflection Establishing
organization

3.    
Basic CO Principles:

      
People’s participation at all
level

      
Issues must be developed, from
simple to complex

      
Accumulating victories to accumulate
power

      
Non-violence

      
We work with the poor to marginalized
defend their interests and assert their rights

      
Challenge authority through
mass action in order to solve people’s problems

 

4.    
Basic role of community
organizer:

      
Agent of change

      
Being one with the people

      
Tactician

      
Agtitator

      
Facilitate opportunities for
people to learn and raise their consciousness,

 

5.    
Success standard of CO

      
The particular problem issue is
resolved to the people’s satisfaction

      
Forming people’s organization

      
Action to exercise people’s
power, raise consciousness and challenge authority