A high court judge yesterday granted an injunction that directs the Home Sweet Home occupiers of Apollo House to vacate the building by noon on January 11th. This means that the occupiers will remain in the building until after Christmas which is some good news but it still means that the State is quite willing to forcibly eject people from safe accommodation back out onto freezing streets or into unsafe, sub standard accommodation. Continue reading Mass Irish Support for the Occupation of Apollo house
By Joan Edesson de Oliveira / Portal Vermelho translation by TheFreeOnline
Students have now decided to occupy the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro against the PEC of Death Via CUCA da UNE:
: after a long assembly in the rectory building, 800 students who participated in the discussion decided to occupy the rectory building next Monday, 07 Nov. Other university campuses, such as the National Faculty of Law, Macaé and Praia Vermelha Are added to the occupation of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences, the IFCS.
They scatter through the streets, the schools, the universities. They are no longer content to wait for tomorrow, they do not just want, as Max Górki said, to have the face of tomorrow. They are thirsty for today, they are hungry for the now. Continue reading Brazil Spring:. Who are the Boys and Girls occupying 961 Schools and Universities
We decided to occupy one of the many abandoned buildings in the city of Florence to make a place for socializing and sharing, to organize debates, presentations and concerts, to make room for those of us who need a place to be and do activities, to address the social disintegration and lack of opportunity that this city offers us
Florence is run by political powers and local councils for profit and is increasingly distant from the needs of the inhabitants. It is now the practice to sell everything: the health of citizens, the right to exist of migrants and refugees of war, the dignity of those who have no home, the right to education, the lives of many working men and women.
The demagogic schemes of the government continue to mystify reality; spreading the culture of resignation, of individualism and conformity, as well as denying the possibility of a social transformation and the creation of a different world.
For these reasons we reclaim spaces and revive them, experimenting with forms of social and horizontal self-organized centers, is one way to begin to build an alternative society, which does not require an authority and institutions to which we delegate the organization of our existence. Continue reading Florence, Italy: Anarchists invite Public to Occupy a new Adventure
of them children, living in a building inVia Mario De Maria, in the working-class neighborhood of Bolognina – started at dawn on October 11.
The police and the carabinieri surrounded the block and raided the building, beating people and even using pepper spray, the residents say.
The newly elected council member for the housing emergency, Virginia Gieri, said that the residents “came out peacefully”, but the residents and witnesses say something different. One man passed out after he was beaten and another person was injured.
Gieri, a loyal follower of Renzi, was appointed to the delicate job of being in charge of the housing emergency in Bologna, after the last incumbent, Amelia Frascaroli, was considered to be too soft.
Renzi’s government is holding a line of absolute repression against housing occupations, and PD local authorities all over Italy are toeing this line, even in places – like Bologna – where the party claims to be more “tolerant” and to have a welfare-oriented tradition. Continue reading Last housing Occupation in Bologna has been evicted
Ponent CGT supports the CSO La Chispa against the imminent eviction.
The Criminal Court has decided to grant an ”interim order” of eviction against the squatted social center, without even it being requested by the owner himself. Continue reading Save La Chispa (the Spark).. awesome Occupied Social Center from Imminent Eviction
The Andalusian Workers Union /SAT) has occupied the huge Somonte Estate for the third time
Somonte is a farm of 400 hectares located south of Córdoba in where summer temperatures reach 50C. It houses a handful of labourers, a pen of chickens and several million “wingback” mosquitoes infesting the few areas of shade.
Among the dry fields that extend beyond the horizon, the only landmark is the tower of the ultraq modern Abengoa photovoltaic plant projecting in all directions the sunlight of hundreds of reflective panels concentrated on its tip.
It is not the most advisable place to rest up after a hunger strike of 37 days mixed with more than 70 demonstrations for thr freedom of ANDRÉS BÓDALO and the electoral campaign that led to Diego Cañamero’s election to Congress. Continue reading Union Occupiers take huge Somonte Estate for 3rd Time
District 14: “Our arrest is a montage due to our struggle against forced evictions” #YoTambiénSoyD14
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: