Stop evictions..the Raval barrio (Barcelona old city) opens a mutual support hotline. .. we’re living a situation of extreme urgency with weekly and often daily evictions, harassment and bullying, an exponential increase of speculative practices, and price rises that are covert expulsions of the population;
http://ellokal.org/ In short, organized real estate violence, which is not new but has been getting much more serious for two years. We have seen investors buy whole buildings and send thugs with “offers” to tenants to leave, we have seen properties vacated in record time, we have seen the proliferation of ‘Desokupa style companies’ (companies which provide heavies to evict people) specialized in bullying and intimidation, and companies cashing in on alarms, armored doors, video surveillance, doing an kind of business with the expulsion of families. Continue reading New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism
MAP OF EVENTS
The International Women’s Strike (IWS) is a grassroots movement established by women from different parts of the world. The inspiration came from Poland and it was created in recent weeks of autumn 2016 as a response to the current social, legal, political, economic, moral and verbal violence experienced by contemporary women at various latitudes. IWS plans general strikes and protests for 8 March 2017, under the common call “Solidarity is our weapon”. Continue reading Women’s Strike..WORLD MAP OF EVENTS .. 8 March ..Day without a Woman
from It’s Going Down by Scott Campbell
Since January 1st, protests and actions have been happening daily across Mexico to protest the government-ordered 20% price hike on gas, called the #gasolinazo.
Every state and Mexico City have seen actions from marches and blockades of toll booths, border crossing and highway, to the expropriation of corporate mega stores. Four have been killed by police and 800 arrested.
It’s gigantic, 9,500 m3 of factory and yard were occupied in 2013 in Premià de Mar
, to be run collectively by open assembly without personal profit.
Crowds of young people from the tightly packed dormitory town joined in and soon there were 21 collectives with everything from counseling, circus, dance, role play, a radio, a soccer pitch, a huge workshop of plastic arts, music bands and concert halls, several migrant groups and a library where teachers from schools in the municipality have offer free classes, etc
The derelict textile factory is owned by Nuñez and Navarro, shady speculator builders whose directors have just finished a prison term for open bribery. Finally they have obtained an eviction date of January 13th 2017 with permission for immediate demolition. Continue reading Can Sanpere: Biggest ever 9,000 m3 Squat by 21 Collectives faces eviction/demolition Jan 13th