A New World in our Hearts: ‘La Rimaia’ Squat centre Evicted for 5th Time

Incredibly last week was the 5th time the Occupied Social Centre La Rimaia  (pronounced ReeMyYa) has been violently evicted. Its history reads like a passionate anti-capitalist thriller.

Beginning in Dec 2008 the first Rimaia was occupied in central Barcelona at the height of the student uprising against the Bologna process of elitism and  privatising of Universities.

After a violent eviction the ‘okupas’ took over a huge building in the main Gran Via and declared the Free University with dozens of free courses and workshops. it had a library, an art workshop, a cooperative and multiple classes (philosophy, computer networks, Languages…).

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After another shocking illegal surprise eviction the Rimaia Free Uni grabbed an abandoned building in the Sant Antoni barrio where the project has put down community roots.Pablo Molano, center> his life and death were the inspiration of the latest New Rimaia

Inside the Free University you could live the revolution in miniature, all is decided in open assembly and almost always unanimously, with up to 70 people, 30 living there and 40 with projects. Living freely with huge enthusiasm and creativity. Continue reading “A New World in our Hearts: ‘La Rimaia’ Squat centre Evicted for 5th Time”

Occupied Barcelona Centre and Playchool -La Rimaia- resists 5th Illegal Eviction

The Rimaia Occupied Center and Playschool faces eviction… for the fifth time.

‘Surprise Eviction’ foiled by leak..Replaced by ‘Surprise Resistance’.

by thefreeonline and La Directa... Riot Police delayed the ‘surprise eviction’ after an ‘occupy spy’ revealed the eviction date and music groups held an all night Musical Marathon outside the centre.

eviction of previous Rimaia 2
eviction of previous Rimaia 2

The overnight watches continue and volunteers in Barcelona are urged to take part.

Courts uphold eviction order despite revelation of lies and false premises of speculators.

Continue reading “Occupied Barcelona Centre and Playchool -La Rimaia- resists 5th Illegal Eviction”