Heavily armed officers from the General Investigations and Special Operations Division of Italy (Digos) broke down the front door and invaded the Asilo Occupato (occupied asylum) building in Turin on Wednesday, arresting six activists.
Occupants of the anarchist-run space, located on Via Allesandria, in the neighbourhood of Aurora, resisted for several hours on the roof of the property before the raid. Carabinieri (Italian militarised police) also participated in the repressive operation.
Among the detainees are four Italians (Fabiola De Costanzo,Antonio Pittalis, Antonio Rizzo, and Giada Volpacchio), a Frenchwoman (Camille Casteran) and a Spaniard (Francisco Javier Esteban Tosina), who were detained as a “precautionary measure.”
Closed municipal offices, abandoned hotels, banks and vacant lots are some of the properties that have been occupied in recent months for self-managed projects along the Maresme coast and around Catalonia (see map).
Last week, the first meeting of the group Recover Masnou town was held, in a building located at number 2 Avenue Joan Maragall, a former Bankia bank ; the first open assembly produced all sorts of proposals to give it life from a library to a community food bank, from workshops to a popular gym.
Last month the Occupied Social Center ‘Ca La Luna’ took off in Canet de Mar- a new space that plans to offer various activities for residents and raise money to help out prisoners and other ”’victims of the system.”
Precarity: Lack of resources and sufficient financial means, poverty and misery Precarious: lacking resources and sufficient financial means:
A civilian judgment which demands an “eviction due to precarity” is nothing less than the
frontal attack of the bourgeoisie against the poor, by the powerful against people who lack sufficient economic resources to pay a rent and also lack properties. (note: the landlord of Kan Bici has at least 40!
The judicial apparatus, the repressive forces and the press are the tools of the rich to perpetuate their power everywhere. Almost all the properties are in their hands, they own banks, commercial centers, businesses, shops, houses and land etc…
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→
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.
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.