Can Vies Victory !??
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??
”A week ago , from the Can Vies Social Center we reported that the eviction had been suspended , but a week later we still haven’t received any notification from the courts, therefore , from the legal point of view , the CSA is still in danger of eviction ….The CSA will continue to follow its danger alert plan, ready to defend the free space .
After an intense week of action we continued with a torchlight procession on Sat 6th. with many neighbours joining in….” full Catalan original here.
”Let’s Squat 1000 more Banks.. ”
The 3rd time lucky ? There’s a new eviction lawsuit against the Expropriated Bank, which is one of the most active Occupied Social centers in Barcelona, with dozens of varied activities every week.
THE 3rd time lucky ? Catalunya Caixa Bank will try for the third time in one year to evict and regain ownership of
The Return … Force the Catalunya Bank to retreat!..NOT ONE STEP BACK!
the premises. If held , the case will be decided on April 29. We believe the Bank wants to wear us down by replaying the legal process continuously.
It’s difficult to maintain a sustained campaign of resistance for so long . However, we also know that the campaign in defense of the Expropriated Bank has hurt them and that is why we have not seen enough strength to get us out yet, which is a victory that can not be despised .
Still many people may have started to believe that this instability could mean the amount of effort put in is not compensated .
It’s true that to have the constant threat of losing the space undermines all processes , but it is equally true that the mere fact of having to resist by occupying shows the kind of relationship we want to establish with what we are fighting against .
Capitalism may seem an abstract entity : it is everywhere , and often we don’t know where to attack it. Banks are a concrete place where we can find a leverage point . . We choose to occupy the banks’ property because of from the first minute we’re already hurting them.
We choose to be an enemy of the banks not only by defending the four walls but by making a social model very different than that of the owner of the space. It’s a fight we need to win.
When we called for the expropriation of 1000 Banks that was not simply a figure of speech to justify a stand against eviction .
Let’s occupy 1000 more Banks.. We refer specifically to the need to choose our own enemy when we occupy a new space … we now have only 997 banks more to expropriate ……Expropriated Bank of Gracia barrio
2 April 2014 see full Catalan original here: http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/482145/index.php
UPDATE UPDATE NEW BANK SQUAT CENTER!! On 5th April the collective went public with an inauguration party, country market,. debate, etc in the new ATENEU ENTREBANC occupied center in central Barcelona.
The new bank occupation comes from the movement created arounnd the eviction of the Carboneria Center last month. (The Carboneria was bought and evicted by Barclays Bank, which recently fired 12,000 workers and declared a 2.9 billion pound profit. )
The name is a pun in Catalan…the ‘Hindrance’ Workers Center, or the ‘Enter A Bank’ Workers Center. See manifesto, full report in Catalan here: www.ateneulentrebanc.tk
new Mutual Aid Space
Mutual Aid : New tool for collective struggle !
The Mutual Aid Space aims to be a meeting point for all those who suffer the consequences of the current political and economic system ; to break the isolation and individualism that we are oppressed with.
Therefore it’s intended as a tool for collective struggle to consider alternatives and particularly real practice , without intermediaries or hierarchies , confronting common problems with everyday practice .
The main axes on which this tool vertebra are : housing, food and transportation.
If you want to contact us or receive information you can do so using the following email address : espai.suportmutu (at) riseup.net
catalan original here http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/482190/index.php