Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Justice Mail Action 14 August 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

URGENT ACTION: deadline 21st August.

Once a chic hotel, the Mauá building in the centre of São Paulo was abandoned and empty until five years ago when over 200 homeless families moved in. They cleaned up the building and began trying to win legal rights to their home – as Brazilian law allows. Over 2,000 people who live in abandoned buildings, including Mauá, faced an eviction order but this was suspended in July. But a judge has now upheld the eviction sentence and 21 August has been set as the eviction date.

Emily Mulville, Cafod’s Brazil Programme Officer said, "The struggle of homeless families in São Paulo is enormous, but not fighting is not an option when you are seeking justice.”

Use the Cafod link below to email the Brazilian Authorities asking them to halt the evictions.


Mike Cross

All Saints Kings Heath.

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