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Protests as 3 Refugee Occupations evicted in Greece

UPDATE:   see the GOOD NEWS:   Greece: Refugee solidarity anarchists Found Innocent by Court

As explained by the Marea  Refugees Support Collective, thirty people have been expelled to other “unspecified” camps and there have been some 50 arrests.
thessaloniki evictions

translated from  with thanks     redaccion@lamarea.com

Three houses where dozens of refugees were staying in Thessaloniki have been vacated by order of the government of Tsipras , according to reports from support collectives on the scene.

old photo of the evicted Orphanage
old photo of the evicted Orphanage

One building, a former orphanage, is being demolished. As they explained to La Marea, 32 refugees have been transferred to other  “unspecified” camps and there have been around fifty arrests.

In protest, support groups, refugees have occupied the headquarters of Syriza: “In quick response to government action to evict the squatters for refugees, have occupied the headquarters of Syriza in Thessaloniki, demanding the release of our colleagues and halt the demolition of Orfanotrofio, because within it has been a lot of material necessary for the daily life of refugees (clothing, food, medicines …) “they say. Continue reading Protests as 3 Refugee Occupations evicted in Greece

‘Our Arrests are another Frame-Up’..District 14 Collective:

solidaridadDistrict 14: “Our arrest is a montage due to our struggle against forced evictions”  
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6 members of Distrito 14 Collective being detained
adaptted from  diagonal  en castellano abajo       The six youths were arrested by the Information Brigade accused of participating in a fight but at the time of the events they were working in a stall at the Moratalaz Fiestas.
That same afternoon the press published that the detainees were accused of threatening and assaulting members of Citizens (Ciutadanos Party) during the Grand Fiestas of the Moratalaz neighborhood and that during election campaign activities, they had gone  “Hunting Pijos”(preppies)

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Last Wednesday, at 8 am, the Information Brigade arrested at their homes the six members of the collective District 14. “Some were preparing to attend a Stop Evictions Action convened in Parla and others to go to their jobs” said the group in a statement, in which they explain that the Information Brigade accused them of being involved in a fight, nothing more.  Continue reading ‘Our Arrests are another Frame-Up’..District 14 Collective:

Feminist Women Occupiers back In Revolutionary Action (Sevilla)

L revóThe REVO is back!

A year ago THE REVOLUTIONARY FEMINIST HOUSE “LA REVO”  was born when a house in the  ‘Ovary Gate’ (institutionally known as Puerta del Osario) was occupied as a feminist, not mixed, home  and an anti-patriarchal space.

This was the result of a long assembly process and collective knowledge that took place over several months and which was join ed by women from many feminist groups. Our goal at that time was to create a site of struggle, meeting, discussion, political reflection, critical thinking and collective creation, as well as a place from which to project our feminist ideas.

feminist occupation in Sevilla.
feminist occupation in Sevilla., this was the first ‘La Revó’ in 2015  ..la primera..

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Kids Magician Waves her Wand..and Occupies Youth Learning Centre!

Council owned building occupied in Barcelona for Kids Learning Spaceimg_memartinez_20160611-233427_imagenes_lv_otras_fuentes_botanika1-kf4G-U402443141926fAD-992x558@LaVanguardia-Web

The occupation is of the former HQ of the Botanical Institute and the action is the starting point of a conference on alternative pedagogies and self-management organized by Co-maternity and shared parenting Collective Babàlia and the Ateneo Cooperative Base.  (‘comaternitat i criança compartida Babàlia i l’Ateneu Cooperatiu La Base’)   by David Bouactividades-en-babalia_1

The building is located on Paseo de Jean Forestier at the foot of Montjuïc, it was mass occupied around 2 pm, after a magician and a graffiti tried unsuccessfully to open the wall doing various street theatre  tricks .

An action was announced days had been via the Conference for Live Learning in Poble Sec barrio, promoted by the ‘La Base’ and their educational revolution section form Babàlia.

The ‘Fountain Square’ was the venue chosen to give the starting signal for a weekend full of activities such as lectures, concerts, workshops and a space for small children. According to the organizers, the aim of the conference is “to boost community building in the neighborhood, both among people and between generations for projects and spaces.”

 Batucada Drum Band encouraged squatting before the parade, which was followed by sixty people, including many children / David Bou
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3 Anarchists Accused of Attempt to burn Cop Car in Poland.. Land Occupier Collective Raided

Warsav, Poland: Open letter in connection with the arrest of three anarchists [ENG-PL]p1

On the night of May 23rd, the police in Warsaw arrested three anarchists on charges of an alleged arson attempt of a police vehicle. The three were transferred to a remand prison where they are to be held in custody for three months, awaiting trial. They face up to 8 years in prison. Media frenzy broke out over the arrest in the past few days, with high-ranking politicians and experts on terrorism discussing the matter on TV. Photos and video reruns of the arrested walking with chains around their feet and hands are broadcast on public transportation. The text below is a translation of the statement that was sent out by various groups from the anarchist and wider social justice community in Poland, in response to these arrests.
Open letter in connection with the arrest of three anarchists in Warsaw

The mass media in Poland are releasing increasingly more absurd, one-sided reports about the arrest of three anarchists on Monday, May 23rd. We interpret this as an attempt to intimidate and criminalize social justice movements in Poland….

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Land Occupier Collective Raided   (ROD)

Faces of urban gardening society or the ROD
Faces of urban gardening society or the ROD

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Expropriated Bank: resistance Continues: Action day Video 1

500 people demonstrate all day, even covering police chief in flour, see video below..amid heavy police charhges and various events….bank

Meanwhile in Gràcia, cops have finally left, and there’s a  sit-in at the door of the ex-occupied bank p/v

the VIDEO..Demo and Riot over Eviction of Occupied Bank.. Day 1.

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Vila de Gràcia, 23/05 / 2016.-    After eight hours resisting the Expropriated Bank has been evicted. In the afternoon, a large demonstration in the streets of Gracia travels back to the bank and tries to reoccupy it. That’s when the Tiot Police attack and begin their charges, including use of projectiles FOAM.
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Vila de Gràcia, 23/05/2016.- Després de 8 hores resistint, el Banc Expropiat ha estat desallotjat. Per la tarda, una nombrosa manifestació transita pels carrers de Gràcia per tornar al Banc i intentar reokupar-lo. És llavors quan arriben els mossos d´esquadra i comencen les càrregues, amb projectils FOAM inclosos.
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