Tag Archive: Occupy


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Series of big anti-nazi demos against fascist squatters…   Anti- fascists seize ‘white Spanish only’ food stall and distribute to all..   Fascist squatters may have owners permission… Squatters movement disowns fascist squat… Police turn blind eye to nazi ”okupas” in Tetuan barrio….   Fascist thugs from MSR squat injure local youths..  Media equates nazi’ Social Home’ with long existing popular and anti racist Squat center ‘La Enrededera’ to demand its eviction.

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                                                        neighbourhood protest against nazi occupation

They are not squatters: they are Nazis

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On 18 August, the neo-Nazi group Social Republican Movement (MSR) announced on social media their entry into an abandoned building in Madrid’s Tetuan barrio and fheir intention to turn it into a social center for  ‘those in need’  provided they were white and of Spanish nationality. .

Opening a such center in the district with the largest migrant population of Madrid and the opposition it generated among neighbors attracted media attention, especially after the massive demonstration against held the same day as opening of the center, on August 30.

Since then, it has been common to see the press referred to the center as a squatted buildingand members of the neo-Nazi group as “squatters” in an error which is then repeated in social networks. The center is equated with the squatting movement, which has always had among its main objectives the recovery of abandoned homes to become social centers and buildings.

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Eleven members of the CNT have been judged for squatting (recovery) of a property

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EVICTION FROM THEIR OWN HISTORICAL PROPERTY

by F. M. H. (en Castellano abajo)    Eleven members and supporters of the CNT went on trial in  the Criminal Court No. 4 of Zaragoza for squatting the old Hospice of San Jorge, in Padre Manjon Street, Zaragoza ,Delicias District from which they were evicted in February 2013 by the Police.

The Ministry of Labour, the property owner, asked for fines of 1,440 euros each for usurpation, while the prosecution - that dropped charges against two of them when a police officer admitted they were not inside the building - asked  for 900 euros each.. Continue reading

The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

by Esther Solano Gallego, from ROAR with thanks

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Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

Article by Esther Solano Gallego and Paulo Rogério Lugoboni Filho. Illustration by Luciano Cunha, creator of O Doutrinador.

It was in the first weeks of the massive anti-government protests that started in June 2013 and shook Brazilian society to its very foundations that the Black Bloc made its first appearance on the protest scene. Demonstrations took place in dozens of cities across the country, but the black-clad youngsters who covered their faces and linked arms at the front-line of the marches, ready for any confrontation with the security forces, made their appearance mainly on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.anon brasil

While being denounced by some for their violent tactics, actively looking for confrontations with the police and smashing banks and other symbols of global capitalism, those joining the Black Bloc in a protest could also count on some support from fellow protesters. During last year’s education crisis in October, which drew thousands of indignant teachers to the streets, the Black Bloc was present to protect them from the police violence.

In response, the SEPE Teacher’s Union declared its unconditional support for the Black Bloc, claiming that many have been protected by the masked youngsters from the excessive use of force by the police. Even though the SEPE has now retracted its support for the Black Bloc, and popular opinion has turned against it due to its negative depiction in the mainstream media, this strategy of radical anti-authoritarianism is still alive and kicking on the streets of Brazil today.

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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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CONTINUES HERE: 3rd day: Can Vies Uprising spreads like Wildfire # EfectoCanVies

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2nd day Barcelona riots for eviction/demolition of Can Vies

Eviction of Can Vies..26/05 Demo 20.00, Sants Est.

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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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

by solidarity 24 Jan 2014
In Tessaloniki , the cops have spent three days making arrests and raids on houses of comrades who are involved in the assembly of the squat Nadir or its support network .

tessaloniki squat         A squat center of the lively and combatative Tessaloniki Occupiers
All the action revolves around excuse of the alleged search for Christodoulos Xiros [ member organization of Marxist- Leninist guerrilla 17N , a runaway ] . Comrades have been arrested in school, at work, at home or on the street .

One companion was arrested within the court space . So far 1o people have either been arrested or had their homes searched. Even worse, they have been blocked from communicating with lawyers. There will a more extensive text soon from the assembly .

Not a single comrade hostage in the hands of the State!
Rage and consciousness.

Thursday, January 23, 2013

PS: Today , January 24 , someof the comrades went to the prosecutor at 12:00 in the courts of Thessaloniki .
See also:
http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/01/24/tesalonica-grecia-redadas-en-casas-de-compas-y-arrestos/

squatters solidarity demo

squatters solidarity demo

Tesalónica, Grecia: Redadas en casas de compas y arrestos
24 Jan 2014
En Tesalónica, la madera lleva 3 días realizando arrestos y redadas en casas de compas que se involucran en la asamblea de la okupa Nadir, o son del entorno de esta.
Toda la movida gira en torno a la supuesta búsqueda de Christodoulos Xiros [miembro de la organización de guerrilla marxista-leninista 17N, en fuga]. A lxs compas lxs han detenido en la facultad, en el trabajo, en sus casas o en la calle.Un compa fue arrestado dentro del espacio de los juzgados. Hasta el momento, han arrestado (o han investigado sus casas) a unxs 10 compas. Además, se les ha bloqueado la comunicación con lxs abogadxs. Saldrá otro texto más extenso de la asamblea de la okupa.

Ni unx solx compa rehén en manos del Estado.
Rabia y conciencia.

Jueves, 23 de enero de 2013

PD: Hoy, 24 de enero, algunxs de lxs compas pasaron ante el fiscal a las 12:00 en los juzgados de Tesalónica.

See also:
http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/01/24/tesalonica-grecia-redadas-en-casas-de-compas-y-arrestos/
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“DANGER ZONE” DAS REAL LIFE GAME

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Cops in Hamburg have established city-wide stop and search after the Rote Flora demonstration on the 21st of December, see SchNEWS Red Flower Power.

Since Saturday (4th) cops have declared a Gefahrengebiet, literally “danger zone” in four large parts of Hamburg (see map) and stepped up their level of control. The affected areas have been cordoned off with barbed wire and had checkpoints set up. This is a reprisal for the demonstration against the eviction of the squatted social centre Rote Flora (Red Flower) where 8,000 protesters clashed with police. According to cops they intervened after the demonstrators for started the demo “too early”. Hamburg police are of course well known for being obsessively punctual. Continue reading

We received a letter from the police threatening to evict the Social Center unless we cancel the concert of January 5
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The door has been forced but they had not entered
Our position is the same as the last time this happened and for our part the concert will go ahead, assuming the consequences that this may entail.

We appeal to those who identify with our position, come to defend the  Gatonera all day.

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Mayara Vivian is one of a protest movement that sparked off a mass rebellion in Brazil in 2013.

She’s 24 years old, studies geography at the University of Sao Paulo, has butterfly tattoos, and works nights as a waitress in a bar in the popular Vila Madalena neighbourhood of Sao Paulo.

She’s Mayara Vivian, and she’s my Brazil Person of the Year for 2013. Continue reading

Another squatting case collapses on appeal at Crown Court – defendant acquitted

Resistance to s.144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 that outlaws squatting in residential buildings is growing. Ultimately, the law may prove unworkable and unenforceable.

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Ten days ago, squatters occupied a residential council property in Southwark in protest at the sell-off of council houses and the criminalisation of squatting under s.144. Last week, a Brighton squatter was acquitted on appeal as the prosecution failed to prove he was living at the property. His two co-defendants had previously been acquitted on the same charge. Continue reading

 

busfaredemo 17june santos Brasil: Cientos de miles de personas salen a las calles contra la subida de los transportes publicos y los gastos del Mundial

por Kaos. América Latina

 

Los sectores que vienen promoviendo protestas contra un fuerte aumento en las tarifas del transporte amenazaron el lunes con hacer movilizaciones más grandes todavía, lo que aliment temores de que se repita la brutal represión policial de los últimos días. Continue reading

Anti-Capitalist protests held across Europe

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Turkey, Spain, Portugal… southern Europe erupts

All across southern Europe major demonstrations have erupted. Turkey, Portugal, Spain… Elsewhere, in Germany (Frankfurt) demonstrators protesting against the European Community Bank Continue reading

 

Police retreat as protesters rally in Istanbul square

 

After viciously attacking peaceful protestors for 36 hours with tear gas and pepper spray to hold onto the area, Turkish police retreat as thousands of protesters pour into Istanbul’s Taksim Square….

 

Police have started withdrawing from a main Istanbul square to allow in tens of thousands of protesters campaigning against the potential construction of a shopping centre in a park.

 

State-run Private Dogan news agency said officers removed barricades after brief scuffles with demonstrators who hurled fireworks at them.

 

Riot police in Istanbul have fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city’s central Taksim Square.

 

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Water cannon and tear gas were used as protesters tried to reach the square and the parliament building in the capital, Ankara.

 

It all started with a peaceful protest over plans to redevelop the Gezi Parka but it has become bigger than just an environmental protest. It is now a demonstration against the Islamist-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 

First pictures, then videos of brutal police attacks on unarmed protesters in Istanbul caused the protests to spread to other cities, with riot police being deployed in Ankara overnight. Continue reading

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