Category: squat


Americas, Brazil

 

tear gas at rio eviction of 5000At 4 am on Friday, 1,500 BOPE killer cops took under siege a building, in northern Rio, which had been occupied by homeless working people, teargasing and attacking people in their sleep.  Another person was executed during protests against the military occupation of Mare, on Saturday.

Residents believe that 2 kids and an old man have been suffocated to death in the military assault. Dozens have been injured, some lost their eyes.

Residents believe that two children and an old man have been killed – it is not known who are their names, or if they were killed due to the teargas or the smoke from the building set on fire during the forced eviction.  27 people had been arrested when they defended against the police attack.

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Armed State Uniforms Wage Open War On Brazil’s Poor: Largest Favela Occupied, 2 Kids Killed, 37 Arrested En Mass

 Americas, Brazil

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Two kids, 13 and 16 of age, were killed when special troops of Military Police in Brazil (BOPE), ahead of the Army, invaded the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro on  tanks and helicopters, at 5:30, on March 30th.

37 kids were arrested en mass and held at gun point, when they protested the killing of their friends, throwing rocks at tanks and the armed police. It’s a new escalation of military violence against civilian population in Brazil.

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The Solidarity Economy as a Strategy for Revolution

reblogged with thanks from:   http://www.corfizz.com/story.html

money free revolution

There are three roads to revolution. Some focus on seizing state power, others on revolutionary expropriation. The third strategy is to think seriously about how we would actually like to organise our lives and then to start putting these ideas into practice, constructing the new world directly, as a parallel alternative to capitalism.

Let’s be clear that the solidarity economy already exists and people are already fully engaged in the approach that I am describing. I am not messianically opening a new revolutionary pathway; I am merely reporting on a fruitful line of action, introducing it to newcomers, as well as offering some ideas about how it could develop to those who are interested.

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Can Vies Victory !??

You can't evict 17 years of history

You can’t evict 17 years of history

Evidently the authorities dont dare to risk a community uprising in their Barcelona pot of gold. After a big local demo and a host of community resistance it was announced the eviction of the iconic Can Vies center, occupied now for 17 years, was cancelled. … or was it?? Continue reading

Historical occupation of more than 50 BBVA bank offices to demand the withdrawal of the eviction notices
more ‘occupied banks’ news here :  http://wp.me/pIJl9-5l6si se puede.

The head offices have  already been occuped and paralysed for 18 days, with judges sseveral times refusing to sign eviction orders. Then on a Monday morning by surprise no less than 55 banks of BBVA  were occupied and paralysed. This is shaping up to be a mass citizens expropriation of  THE NEAR HALF A MILLION evicted homes now held by the banks and being sold off to speculators

UPDATE

VICTORY. next morning the BBVA bank gave in and promised none of the guarantors  in Sabadell will be evicted to pay odious mortgage debts. Many other cases will follow this precedent. THIS IS HOW TO WIN!!…However news of the victory  was hardly mentioned in the commercial media.

La victoria de la PAH de Sabadell, y la presión ejercida estos días ha provocado también que el banco esté intentando comunicarse con interlocutores otros PAHs para informar sobre la voluntad de resolver otros casos que también estaban muy encallados: la victoria, por tanto, trasciende los casos de la PAH de Sabadell.

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Eviction due from 1st April of historic Can Vies anarchist center

We’re having a big demonstration on Saturday 22 March at 12am at Plaza Santa , we all go out together on the streets. We love free spaces and we wont let Can Vies so easily disappear !

72ppi_tema_-okupacio-occupying.. to give Life to an Empty Space and open it to the Neighbourhood for political struggles against POWER  17 years of history.. NO to the Eviction!… If its knocked down.., The Barrio goes to War!

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The building of Can Vies is historically a workers center going back generations. The Barcelona City Council, which has given the order, is intent on wiping out any social movement they don’t control.

more here:Save Can Vies: amazing videos and posters: updated

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SOLIDARITY WITH  CAN VIES SQUAT CENTER AND WITH THE
arrested antifascists

Can Vies, the legendary anarchist center occupied now dor 17 years,  in danger ! imminent eviction from April 1  and for  the whole month

Lets Stop it  AGAIN!

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Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook

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This is a modern guerrilla handbook, for all the rebels, inspired, resistors, collectives, occupiers who want to change the world to a horizontal not authoritarian society and who WANT TO LIVE THE CHANGE.

It’s an anarchist book first released by the CrimethInc. collective back in December 2004. The title is a joke.It provides all kinds of information on and strategies for direct action useful to activists and dissenters.There are sections on forming affinity groups, organizing demonstrations, stenciling, black blocs, sabotage, squatting, and more personal topics like mental health and “Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence”.

It was written over three years by dozens of radical collectives from all over the world working together.

The work was positively reviewed in Fifth Estate ) and Clamor  as well as by Kirsten Anderberg.fight-where-you-stand

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Manresa : Endesa knocks down without prior notice,  the anti patriarchy occupied social center CSO La Tremenda

”………………Against this agressive eviction we respond with the strength and hard hitting necessary so that such actions don’t go unpunished. We invite everybody to express their solidarity with the La Tremenda in the way they think appropriate,. Attacks like this don’t intimidate us, on the contrary they make us stronger. Let being frightened change over to their side.. No attacks without resistance!”

the clitoris brigade  (columna clitoral)

LaTremenda vandalised
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Hacker elf Pavlik, 30, has been living moneyless and stateless for the past four years. But despite his choice to abstain from the money-driven rat race of the global economic system, he lives up to his nickname: “elf” works tirelessly.Not for money, but to satisfy his passion to impact the world and change it in a positive way. Continue reading

 MOBILISATION AGAINST POLICING

OKUPAS_008.JPGThe protest against the eviction of La Carboneria collapses downtown BCN About 1,500 people take Sant Antoni against the closure of community center
The march ends with the burning of containers and ATMs   

What could have diminished the mobilization against the eviction of the squatted social center La Carboneria – was that it coincided with the day of the growing number of protests against the rising price of public transport – served this Wednesday night instead to boost a demonstration that soon became an expression of anger, with many burnt containers , smashed ATMs and police chases and charges through Ciutat Vella and Exiample .

The start of the march to protest the eviction at noon was delayed until after nine at night to wait for the hundreds of people from seven in the evening demonstrating throughout the metro . It was at that time when about 1,500 people gathered in the Plaza de la Universitat and walked down to the Sant Antoni barrio to show their rejection of the eviction, amid a huge police presence .

GALERIA DE FOTOS EN TWITTER de #LaCarboÉsDeBCN

GALERIA DE FOTOS ACAMPADA BCN

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Amsterdam: Joe’s Garage, Newsletter February 2014

During the last months various squats were opened and closed in Amsterdam and surroundings. Yet, the eviction procedure is becoming easier for the cops. Recently, the police came out with an old trick, the speed- eviction: despite squatting being illegal, Continue reading

Thousands march in Athens against the recent raids of Anarchists’ houses by the policeBfzl8lEIEAAjP7e

Thousands of people march -under rain-  in the centre of Athens against the state of emergency that Greek Police and the minister of Police Nicos Dendias are trying to implement against the Anarchists. A few weeks ago Christodoulos Xiros the member of the communist armed struggle group ’17November’ escaped from Korydalos prison. Since then the police started a witch hunt against Anarchists supposedly looking for Xiros. At least 26 houses of Anarchists have been raided so far, with the police and the attorenys general destroying the homes they attack. Continue reading

CanVies is an Occupied assembly run Social center, set in what was once a CNT Union Center 80 years ago, The occupation has lasted 17 years and has local support. In calling for ‘local defense’ against eviction the occupiers refer to the successful Gamonal community uprising in Burgos just 2 weeks ago. The evictions of 4 other Catalan social  centers are coinciding in the next weeks… more news to come…

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Fight the Police State with neighbourhood Defense..Stop the Eviction of Can Vies…Demonstration Sat 8 Feb 11.30 Plaza Sants

By Can Vies Occupied Center  03 Feb 2014

We appeal to come and demonstrate to actively defend the streets,  and from the local self-organization movement to defend the autonomous social center Can Vies – at any time the City Council could exercise their power of  eviction – And also to defend all of the squatted social centers threatened in Catalonia…  (the Carboneria Squatted Center (La Carbò), the Expropriated Bank of Gracia,  the Popular Workers Center of the Eixample , the Gordíssima Occupied Autonomous Center (The Fattest One),  the May Flower (Flor de Maig)  and  the House of Dreams (Casa dels Somnis) ) , as well as to slow down the progress of the Police State and the criminalization of social movements , and show support for the antifascist prisoners from January 28 , one still in custody . Continue reading

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