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Transatlantic Left Voices

Video: The Berlin Referendum and the Fight for Housing Rights

On September 27, 59.1% of Berlin’s voters voted to expropriate approximately 240,000 apartments owned by the biggest real estate companies in Berlin. The basis of this decision is article 15 of the German Constitution, which states that “land, natural resources and means of production may, for the purpose of nationalization,” be transferred to public ownership […]

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