Spain: Anti-eviction Activists resist being Criminalised

[# TomaElBancoMalo ] Before the offensive , we turn to action. Fear has changed sides
by lasareb   (en castellano abajo)

father and child await eviction for mortgage default
father and child await eviction for mortgage default

Because the Sareb is publicly owned it’s ours, and their houses too, which legitimizes our occupation protest on 21 March in the Bank at the Paseo de la Castellana .  ( ‘Sareb’ refers to a ‘bad bank’ set up specially to receive and sell off seized homes, properties and toxic debts

We will not allow ourselves to be criminalized for fighting for families who are homeless when it’s YOU WHO ARE TO BLAME, for people who are depressed WHEN YOU ARE TO BLAME , for lives shattered WHEN YOU ARE TO BLAME.

Because yes, you are to blame , and we are in the right and we are showing that YES WE CAN WIN at points all over the Spanish State .

A clear example is the campaign called ” PAH Social Work ,” (organising occupations of seized ‘bank property’ for homeless) which was created to enforce the right to adequate housing enshrined in Article 47 of the Constitution, Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as Article 11 of the ICESCR (International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights ) and systematically violated by the Spanish State .

PAH activists on trial over protest sit-in at the 'bad Bank'
PAH activists on trial over protest sit-in at the ‘bad Bank’

The objective is triple

Recovering the social function of an empty house to ensure that families are not left on the street.
Exacerbating pressure on financial institutions to accept payment in kind .
Forcing government to adopt once and for all necessary measures to guarantee the right to housing.

And, that’s what we are doing. On March 22 , members of the PAH Girona occupied a block of flats in Salt . Currently there are living 13 families , 21 children and 22 adults . October 16 it is scheduled for eviction , and they are not not thinking to move from their homes. We will all be there  , supporting them , and stopping the eviction, because we are determined to keep fighting for what we believe. IF THE FAILED BANK IS NOW PUBLICLY OWNED , THEIR HOMES ARE OURS AS WELL.

Here you can see pictures of the occupation, and the blog of the PAH Girona to get an idea of the process.http://multimedia.diaridegirona.cat/fotos/girona .

community gardens begin in front of the abandoned new block of flats, occupied with and for evicted families in Salt
community gardens begin in front of the abandoned new block of flats, occupied with and for evicted families in Salt

It’s HAPPENING , Even judges begin to open their eyes : A judge has refused to vacate the occupied block Sareb in Sabadellhttp://www.20minutos.essareb/sabadell/

On Tuesday , we’ll win another battle , AGAINST OUR PROSECUTION FOR THE SIT-IN OF 21ST MARCH…   LET’S BEAT THE BANKS

[#TomaElBancoMalo] Ante la ofensiva, pasamos a la acción. El miedo ha cambiado de bando

por lasareb

Porque La Sareb es nuestra, y sus casas también, legitimamos nuestro encierro el pasado 21 de marzo en la sede del Paseo de la Castellana.

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No vamos a permitir que se nos criminalice por luchar por familias que no tienen casa POR SU CULPA. por personas que están deprimidas POR SU CULPA, por vidas destrozadas POR SU CULPA.

Porque sí, ellos son los culpables, y nosotras tenemos la razón, la  y estamos demostrando que SÍ SE PUEDE en cada punto del Estado Español.

Un claro ejemplo está siendo la campaña “Obra Social la PAH”  , que nació para hacer efectivo el Derecho a una vivienda digna recogido en el artículo 47 de la C.E., en el artículo 25 de la Declaración Universal de los DDHH así como en el artículo 11 del PIDESC (Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos Sociales y Culturales) y sistemáticamente vulnerado por el Estado Español.

El objetivo es triple

  1. Recuperar la función social de una vivienda vacía  para garantizar que la familia no quede en la calle.
  2. Agudizar la presión sobre las entidades financieras para que acepten la dación en pago.
  3. Forzar a las administraciones públicas a que adopten de una vez por todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar el derecho a una vivienda.

Y, eso estamos haciendo. El pasado 22 de marzo, miembros de la PAH Girona ocuparon un bloque de pisos en Salt. Actualmente viven 13 familias, 21 niños y 22 adultos. El 16 de octubre está previsto su desalojo, y han manifestado que no piensan moverse de sus casas. Allí estaremos, todas, apoyándoles, y conseguiremos pararlo, porque estamos decididas a seguir luchando por lo que creemos. SI EL BANCO ES NUESTRO, SUS CASAS TAMBIÉN.

Aquí podéis ver fotos de la ocupación, y el blog de la PAH Girona para estar al tanto del proceso.

http://multimedia.diaridegirona.cat/fotos/girona/pah-ocupa-bloc-pisos-salt-4508_2.shtml

http://pahgirona.blogspot.com.es/

ESTÁ PASANDO, la justicia también comienza a abrir los ojos: Una jueza ha rechazado desalojar un bloque ocupado de la Sareb, en Sabadell

http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/1809728/0/juez-no-desaloja/bloque-ocupado-sareb/sabadell/

El martes, ganaremos otra batalla, porque SUMAMOS 21, GANAMOS A LA BANCA

''Don't let them fool you..   There is Life beyond Capitalism''
”Don’t let them fool you.. There is Life beyond Capitalism”

 

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