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Activists Occupy abandoned 5 Star hotel in Valladolid

 

 

By últimoCero  translation TheFreeOrg      original ver abajo

La Molinera, “a Social Center for neighborhoods, activists and neighbors of the city”, is the name of the group that supports the initiativeFACHADA DEL C.S. LA MOLINERA. FOTO: Gaspar FrancésFACHADA DEL C.S. LA MOLINERA. FOTO: Gaspar Francés

Early in the morning, a large group of activists has occupied the abandoned luxury hotel Marques de la Ensenada de Valladolid with the aim that the building will never again be a space dedicated to speculation.

Around a dozen activists have been occupying the building in secret for a week, although it has not been until today when they have publicized their action.

 

“A group in Valladolid have decided to take a step forward and recover for the public life of the city this space that is behind us, and we have baptized itr with the name of La Molinera  (The Mill).

We have been working for several months to materialize this project that today, finally, we can present publicly, considering, with all the evidence on our part, that both institutions and owners have abandoned their duties in the preservation of this heritage space, cataloged as an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Junta de Castilla y León in 1991.

With more than 160 years of history, this was the old flour factory of La Perla, linked to agricultural and industrial activity around the Canal de Castilla, which survived episodes as relevant as the Bread Riots and resurfaced from its ashes after a devastating fire in 1912. Continue reading Activists Occupy abandoned 5 Star hotel in Valladolid

Masiva manifestación en apoyo a Fraguas .. Fraguas: Occupiers resist Eviction

see English below

La movilización ha contado con asistentes de un “gran espectro social”.Image result for fraguas no se toca

Por Kaos. Guadalajara

El sábado se celebró la manifestación contra la sentencia a lxs repobladorxs de Fraguas en Guadalajara. Cientos de personas se acercaron a apoyar a estxs jóvenes sobre lxs que pesan multas de decenas de miles de euros, incluyendo la propia demolición del proyecto (todavía por determinar, podría sobrepasar los 45.000 euros) que podrían convertirse en varios años de cárcel para cada unx. Casi un millar de asistentes.

ver también:  #FraguasRevive : Resistencia contra Desalojo, Carcel y Multas

Lxs convocantes de la manifestación eran la Asociación de Repobladores Rurales de la Sierra Norte de Guadalajara y  la Plataforma Antirrepresiva de Guadalajara.Image result for fraguas no se toca

La movilización ha contado con asistentes de un “gran espectro social”; entre otrxs con la presencia de vecinxs de Sigüenza, Pelegrina, Ures y de la capital, entre otros puntos, con antíguxs pobladorxs de Fraguas que fueron expulsadxs de allí, y también con asociaciones y colectivos ecologistas, de reforestación, y de la Sierra de Guadalajara, así como de otras partes del Estado español (Huesca, Euskal Herría, Catalunya) y de Francia y Alemania. Continue reading Masiva manifestación en apoyo a Fraguas .. Fraguas: Occupiers resist Eviction

Catania (Italy): Eviction Fails against Self Organised Student Occupation

Catania (Italy): In solidarity with Studentato 95100

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via squat.net  shared with thanks  On Monday June 25, it was suddenly announced that the occupied student housing block in Catania (studentato 95100) would be evicted, on grounds of public order. People made barricades on the street and saw off the eviction threat.

The block was squatted in February 2018 after being empty for ten years. In the last six months the owner (Ursino Recupero) had made no attempt to contact the students, who have self-organised their accommodation since the university fails to provide it. Continue reading Catania (Italy): Eviction Fails against Self Organised Student Occupation

Barcelona: Defending l’Agora occupied Community Site against Fierce Speculation

 ‘Ágora Juan Andrés’ is an amazing self-run occupied area in the old Raval area where all kinds of activities take place. It’s been going since Oct 2014 and is named in memory of Juan Andres, a local man who was beaten to death by the police in the street.

Manifesto:  l’Àgora must stay in the neighborhood

Defend an occupied green space for the neighborhood!
Speculation threatens us!
The Raval is not for sale!Image result for manifest l'agora amenecat per desahucio

On Wednesday, June 6, the occupied community site ‘Ágora Juan Andrés’ was notified of a claim by the company ‘Triquell y García SL’ against the “unknown occupants” of the plot requesting the eviction of the space and compensation of 20,000 Euros . We went to the Court nº 3  to defend ourselves against their accusations .

Surprisingly, the company is the same that lost the property in June 2007, having 3 pending mortgages as well as 2 procedures for seizure by the Public Treasury and the Town Hall of Barcelona. The site became the property of the SAREB bank but now Triquell y García SL is back as a claimant and owner. Continue reading Barcelona: Defending l’Agora occupied Community Site against Fierce Speculation

Anna Campbell’s friends Occupy Kurdistan Place for 4 days

A radical political space was briefly opened in central London on Sunday May 27. Kurdistan Place was occupied by friends of Anna Campbell  in solidarity with the Kurdish Freedom Movement. In a statement, the occupiers said: “We want this space to enable learning about Kurdish culture and Kurdish liberation’s emancipatory politics.

We also want this space to enable solidarity and anti-capitalist organising.” The first meeting there was held by the Anarchist Action Network and there  were workshops on Kurdish language and dance plus a talk on anti-fascism before it was announced  by @KurdistanPlace on Twitter that the occupation was ending on May 31.

KURDISTAN PLACE‏ @kurdistanplace May 31

#kurdistanplace is now physically shut. We are no longer occupying portsea mews. But we will live on! We will keep you updated on future actions here 🙂 thank you for supporting us and see you soon ✊🌿

New space liberated – The Self-managed Occupied Gym.. La Salud

by GOA May 27, 2018
On Sunday May 27, after a week of occupation, we opened the doors of the new Self-managed Occupied Gymnasium.

The Occupied Health Gym “La Salud” is an old gymnasium in the neighborhood of La Salut de Gràcia, which has been abandoned for the last 5 years. We want it to be an open space in the neighborhood, which will allow us to strengthen the ties of our community. We want the neighbors to feel free to enter, participating in scheduled activities or proposing new ones.

We live in our neighborhoods besieged by speculation, gentrification and capitalism, which every day leaves us without a house, without spaces, without the possibility of carrying out a dignified life. Continue reading New space liberated – The Self-managed Occupied Gym.. La Salud

Rome:’You Can’t Evict the Feminist City’. video with English subs.


a video by Julia Lindblom. Rome, spring 2018.   ENGLISH SUBTITLES

In recent months, repression towards social centers in Rome has increased. Now also the feminist social spaces and women’s anti-violence centers are at risk of being evicted.Image result for la citta femminista non es sgombrere

In this documentary we follow the feminist struggles in Rome and the feminist movement “Non una di meno”  (Not One Less) in defense of these social spaces.  Continue reading Rome:’You Can’t Evict the Feminist City’. video with English subs.