El Huerto Okupado contra el Buitre más Malvado del Mundo ..

El dueño del huerto okupado de la Prosperitat recibe $3.000.000.000 el año de EEUU por ‘servicios militares’

read in English Here:   https://wp.me/pIJl9-d6Z

El día 21 de Junio el colectivo del huerto y jardín okupado  en el barrio obrero de la Prosperitat en Barcelona fue amenazado con desalojo, este vez por parte del dueño nuevo, el fondo buitre , Cerberus que pertenece al mega buitre Steve Feinberg. Cerberus está preparando el ‘mobbing’ y el desalojo de miles de pisos comprados en lotes en barrios populares para luego gentrificar y revender a precios exorbitantes.

Vecinos del Raval hacen 15 dias de resistencia en conrta de desalojos inminentes de Blackstone desde 1 de Juliol. ver.. Sindicat de llogaters ..https://twitter.com/ravalsindicat?lang=en
.ver también: El Raval, en peu de guerra contra l’especulació de Blackstone

Sin embargo, a lo mejor para hacer relaciones públicas,  no se ha atrevido meterse con l*s okupas de La Prosperitat. El caso ha sido suspendido temporalmente y el  huerto sigue desafiando el ‘buitre más malvado del mundo’.

ver tambien..Barcelona: 15 day blockade stops Blackstone eviction of 10 Families

El huerto, que ha sido okupado durante 3 años, (antes fue abandonado 10 años) es ”un modelo de funcionamiento libertario” y cuenta con el apoyo unánime del barrio entero, desde el ayuntamiento al gato de la vecina, y es también un ‘Ágora’, un espacio libre para todo tipo de actividades.

El primer intento de desalojo fallado fue por parte del BBVA.. el banco buitre, que, a pasar de ser rescatado con 12 mil millones de dinero público sigue abusando con desalojas masivas, especulación descarada y prácticas nocivas, resistido por compañer*s de la PAH. la Obra Social y los Okupas. BBVA incluso da apoyo a la organización mafiosa llamada Desokupa, formada por sicarios de los desahucios que se dedican a desalojar ilegalmente. El huerto fue vendido como parte de un ‘paquete’ a Cerberus, el fondo de 4,000,000,000 dolares del judio de Nueva York, Steve Feinberg, amigo personal de Donald Trump, . (La palabra ‘Cerberus’ significa un monstruo mítico Griego de 3 cabezas!). En 2018, el Donald Trump nombró al multimillonario  Feinberg para dirigir  la Junta de Inteligencia del Presidente

Con la compra desde Banc Sabadell de dos carteras inmobiliarias valoradas en 3.900 millones de euros por Cerberus Capital Management, (tras una quita del 57%), Santander (1.535 millones y 35.700 activos inmobiliarios) y BBVA (su cartera inmobiliaria por 4.000 millones) , Cerberus ya ha gastado cerca a 20,000 millones en inmobiliaria en España, y tiene un nivel ahora casi igual como Blackstone, el líder de los 32 fondos buitre que comen nuestras casas, con más que 100,000 ‘activos’.

Cerberus gana miles de millones aprovechando la muerte y la miseria como ”contratista” de la CIA en las guerras de Iraq, Siria, Afganistán, etcétera y invierte en propriedad muy barato en Europa, mucha de ella robado del público por no poder pagar hipotecas abusivos. Mucho del  dinero viene de su filial DynCorp como contratista militar, y indirectamente del monopolio financiero de los EEUU que puede ‘imprimir’ hasta $ trillones  porque todos tienen que negociar en dolares.

El dueño y CEO de Cerberus, Steve Feinberg, ha aplaudido públicamente este ‘gran oportunidad en Europa’  para especular o simplemente recoger alquileres para siempre.

Por otro lado, el nuevo gobierno semi-socialista ha introducido una ley para frenar la espiral de precios de los alquileres.

(ver también.. Medio millón de ejecuciones hipotecarias desde el estallido de la crisis …)

Como advirtió la Fundación Española de Cajas de Ahorros (FUNCAS),’‘ los fondos de capital privado con grandes inversiones han empezado a preocuparse de que muchas familias españolas, que se ganan la vida con trabajos mal pagados, sin seguridad, sean incapaces de pagar las altas rentas de hoy. Muchos de los que no pueden pagar ya han sido desalojados de los apartamentos que son propiedad de los fondos.”.

Continue reading “El Huerto Okupado contra el Buitre más Malvado del Mundo ..”

Lentillères Free District: Occupied Urban Gardens Grow Community ZAD

For the 2017 Networks of Resistance conference reports, see Pt. 1 – ZAD, Bure, Hambach Forest & Pt. 2 – Infrastructure; ExarcheiaNet & Cooperativa Integral


Starting with a protest in the center of Dijon, France, in the midst of a chilly day in 2010, about 150 people embarked for an abandoned lot, cleaned it up, occupied the area, and formed the Lentillères (lentil garden).


Family farms produce 80 percent of world’s foodOnly 1 percent of the world’s farms are larger than 50 hectares, but this small group controls 65 percent of the world’s agricultural land, the FAO report said. Farms smaller than one hectare account for 72 percent of all farms, but control only 8 percent of agricultural land


Eight years later, the urban gardens of the Lentillères encompasses a free zone of over nine hectares that is, by its existence, resisting against development projects while demonstrating “another way of being that [is] non-hierarchical and egalitarian and free.”

[Lentillères is] a mixture of the preservation of agricultural land, the promotion of agricultural land, mixed in with living spaces and collective spaces.” – Presenter from Lentillères

Dijon, the capital of France’s Golden Coast in the Burgundy region famous for wine and monasteries, is an area rich in history and home to 250,000 people. Presenters said that politicians and developers utilize the history to attract investment. The municipality has been busy with plans to modernize Dijon by building new streets, shopping centers, and installing thousands of CCTV cameras. Developers in Dijon now plan to build 15 new housing projects in what they call ‘eco-quarters’ by 2020.

Recent history of anarcho-punk culture from 1980s-90s is also embedded in the city. Massive “anarcho-fun gigs” in the squatted industrial wastelands of Dijon took place in efforts to reclaim space from capitalism.

The more accepting culture of squatting and land defense in France helped lead to the local, socialist-run government of Dijon essentially allowing anti-capitalists and anarchists to take the space they desired with no problems, the presenters said.

The continued occupation of the land by over twelve collectives and more than 100 people living in the Lentillères are now threatened by the second phase of the encroaching ‘eco-quarters’ project. Continue reading “Lentillères Free District: Occupied Urban Gardens Grow Community ZAD”

Barcelona: Riot as Police Evict Occupied Center for Luxury Flats

from La Directa  At 7 am, the eviction of the  Ca la Trava occupied center in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona began. Early on, a helicopter was flying over the area and the Mossos Police deployed ten vans of the anti-riot unit.

One of the vehicles was equipped with stairs to access the building and a panoramic camera. The squatter launched warning rockets to convene a solidarity concentration on the crossing of Gràcia with Torrent de l’Olla street, and resisted in the building.

According to Ca la Trava, two people have been detained, information that has been confirmed by the police. From the Catalan police statement, they claimed that when they had access to the building there were nine people inside, two have only been identified and have left voluntarily. Four of the remainder were seized, two were charged for Resistance against The Authority and the other two were administratively sanctioned by the so-called gag law, the citizen security law 4/2015. 

Continue reading “Barcelona: Riot as Police Evict Occupied Center for Luxury Flats”

Occupied Centers Resist Summer Evictions in Barcelona

 from La Directa, translation TheFreeOrg , en Catalá cap a baix
Self-managed and housing projects built in squatting areas such as Ca La Trava, Armadillo or the Expropriated Bank are threatened with eviction in the Gracia barrio suffering the pressure of tourism and the increase in prices in the purchase and rent of housing

In the neighborhood of Gràcia 2 occupied social centers have a threat of eviction Ca la Trava and the Expropriated Bank (El  Banc Expropiat),  separated by a mere 500 meters, they are different projects in the fight against the progressively imposed model where  traditional neighborhoods and businesses still struggle to coexist  in the face of real estate investors, promoters and tourists.

A second hand flat  Gràcia costs € 4,379 per m², the average rental price was € 856 per month in 2017, there are 1,081 hotels, hotel-apartments and pensions in the District.

Ca la Trava or luxury apartments


In December 2016, a group of students, workers, etc occupied the buildings located at numbers 154 and 156 of the Travessera de Gràcia in Barcelona. The first block was called Jahnela and hosted the ‘Gràcia Housing Office’ occupied project. Next door is Ca La Trava. “We organized ourselves at the Housing Office of Gracia, a group that offers solutions to the various housing problems, either by stopping eviction, defending neighbors in cases of real estate harassment, or by helping to squat to guarantee everyone access to decent housing, “they explained to their founding manifesto.

The block of Ca La Trava is property of the ‘ Inmobiliaria Mar SL’, also owned by the huge developer and construction company ‘La Llave de Oro’. ” It was in disuse for a long time and when we entered, we found it deliberately damaged to make  it uninhabitable” assure the occupiers

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Negotiations with the City Council and property began  Ca La Trava. After the first attempts to get the council to buy the blocks, in a process that delayed the order of eviction and finally did not fructify, the fate of real estate goes through the eviction and fell through they were scheduled for demolition to build ‘luxury homes. We are now facing a ”precautionary eviction” through criminal law, against which we will resist “, affirm the residents.

Banco Expropiat, six years and three threats

After the last eviction of the old bank the group of the Expropriated Bank liberateded a new space at the extinct ‘Center for Primary Health Care (CAP) of Quevedo Street and kept the same name. Continue reading “Occupied Centers Resist Summer Evictions in Barcelona”

Spain: A Insumisa social centre evicted

Spain: A Insumisa social centre evicted

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Last Wednesday, the municipal police have evicted the A Insumisa social centre in Galician city A Coruña. The space originally belonged to the Ministry of Defense until, after more than 15 years of abandonment, it was ceded to the city council. In November 2016, it was reclaimed by residents of A Coruña and since then it has been carrying out a range of social and cultural activities organized through open assemblies.

After it was occupied and set up as a social centre, the city council came up with their own proposal to turn the space to a cultural project similar to the one already set up by the citizens: except that it was to be managed by the council. The council’s proposal was rejected by the local residents and participants of A Insumisa, who defended the local self-managed project that already worked well without the intervention of the town hall and without public funding. After this defeat, the city council initiated the eviction process, which was finalised last Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, fifteen hours after the deadline for the eviction, the local police turned up at the door, and were met with locals gathered outside to defend the space. During the eviction there have been police charges that have resulted in several people being injured, some with blows to the head. The police also used tear gas.

Two women climbed the roof of the Insumisa and resisted police attempts to take them down while the solidarity gathering remained at the doors. Continue reading “Spain: A Insumisa social centre evicted”

Catalonia: Kan Bici resists! Week of Resistance against the eviction, 4 till 11 May

Hi comrades and friends! The eviction of Kan Bici is probably taking place on May 10th 2018 and it is assumed that the “forces of order” will do their dirty work in one way another.

We want to invite you to participate in the activities that we have been able to prepare for the week of resistance (still missing things to confirm). We ask for the maximum distribution of the posters added to this mail. in ENGLISH

Apart from the prepared activities there is the call for decentralized actions for the day of eviction that leaves  a “free hand” to all of you to act  according to anarchist/revolutionary ideas against the system of domination and his defenders.

Between all we can prevent the eviction of Kan Bici!
Long live the Anarchy!
Kan Bici resists!

Program of the week of the Week of Resistance, from 4 till 11 may https://squ.at/r/4qkj : Continue reading “Catalonia: Kan Bici resists! Week of Resistance against the eviction, 4 till 11 May”

Acciones de Solidaridad a través de Europa para City Plaza, SquatBo y los demás Centros Ocupados

– 24 de junio de 2017   por Enough is Enough!]        En Atenas, Berlín, Bruselas, Frankfurt, Lübeck, Wuppertal y muchas otras ciudades de toda Europa protestaron contra las amenazas de desalojo contra las centros ocupados el viernes pasado; #HandsOffAllSquats!“Hands off the squats”Manifestación espontánea en Wuppertal, Alemania, 23 de junio de 2017.

La coordinación de las ocupaciones de refugiados (City Plaza, Notara 26, Oniro, Spyrou Trikoupi, Arahovis, 5ª escuela, Jasmine School, Acharnon 22) pidió el día internacional de acción “Manos fuera de todos los squats#HandsOffAll Squats!

En la convocatoria, los activistas exigen que se parar los desalojos, cerrar los campamentos y los centros de detención, cancelar el vergonzoso acuerdo UE-Turquía, abrir las fronteras y declararon que “no se puede desalojar un movimiento”.berlin23j

En el último año, la represión contra los refugiados y los partidarios ha aumentado con los desalojos, los arrestos y la violencia policial en varios estados miembros de la UE. Algunas de las ocupaciones donde los refugiados vivían de manera auto-organizada fueron desalojadas, por ejemplo en Thessaloniki, Athens and Belgrade. Continue reading “Acciones de Solidaridad a través de Europa para City Plaza, SquatBo y los demás Centros Ocupados”

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…).

see also.. New Mutual Aid Hotline Blocks dozens of Evictions, Threats and Toxic Capitalism

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”

New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town

byPEP MEDINAJOANA VOISIN translation by The Free

“A small-scale revolution that has begun to change Granollers in just a few days “. The new Social Centre Squatted (CSO) Ca l’Enkant (the Enchanted House) opened this February in the capital of Vallès Oriental.
An enormous glass showcase welcomes us to the old car dealership of between 1,500 and 2,000 square meters located at Avenida Prat de la Riba, one of the main arteries of the city.

The buildings that make up the property, abandoned forat least nine years, is a well-known businessman in Granollers
The CSO (self-run Occupied Centre) was made public on 19 February after a parade through the streets of Granollers. The action announcement came days after the occupation, the owner is a well known entrepreneur who has different properties scattered around the city. Continue reading “New Occupied Social Centre Revolutionizes Granollers town”

We’ve Occupied an Abandoned Hotel ..La Bruna.. for a Self-run Social Center


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A little less than a month that a group of villagers decided to squat the property owned by Industrial SA Roigé to make a self-managed space, which opened on  Saturday 28 January       by Xavier Puig

it’s the 6th ofJanuary afternoon and in Calella,  a seaside town near barcelona, , there are hardly any cars or people on the street. When temperatures drop, tourism vanishes and the streets are dead….The abandoned Hotel Gaviota at some point had  3 stars but for more than ten years  it’s been semi abandoned. On one of the walls a sign announces that  on Saturday 28 January it transforms into the Autonomous Social Center LA BRUNA !!.

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see also> KAN BICI RURAL SQUAT CENTER STILL SURVIVES… JUST

 A little less than a month ago a group of villagers decided to occupy this space owned by Industrial Roigé SA to make “an alternative space and really set apart from the institutional context in the village of Calella, “says Lola, one of the project participants. The work of adapting the space does not stop at any moment.

Canvas cloth, bottles and iron occupy what is seems to have been a bar. As they explain, the first objective is to rehabilitate the first of the four floors and make it accessible for people with reduced mobility.

The idea of inclusivity is the most stressed , says Lola: “we want to have a place also with animals. We talked a lot about the issue of children, because many of us are in the world of entertainment and we believe it is important to have a space where kids can participate and  parents have a place where they can go with them. ” Within this vision, we also emphasize that this is a  non smoking vegan space._mg_1898-650x433

 

The outdoor patio is the point of contact with the street and the neighbors and for now, they say, the relationship is good, “in fact, the neighbor next door is the daughter of the family who built the the hotel has a pretty good relationship. ”  explains Lola, who stresses the desire to maintain good ties with the neighborhood.

More important still is giving care and the emotional component “has been treated very early on in  the Sunday assemblies so that we all we feel comfortable when making decisions, “La Bruna is  more than a political project separate from the personal, it has become a personal and political project where we feel comfortable. ”

translated from Radio Calella and La Directa with thanks


see also

squat-lleidachispaLa Chispa! (The Spark): Rural Occupied Social Center resists Capitalist Speculation Eviction https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/la-chispa-resist…ulation-eviction/


original en català

 La Bruna: un hotel okupat al cor de la Calella turística

Fa poc menys d’un mes que un grup de veïnes del poble va decidir okupar l’immoble, propietat d’Industrial Roige SA, per fer-hi un espai autogestionat, que s’inaugura demà dissabte 28 de gener
Dissabte 28 de gener s’inaugura el centre social autogestionat La Bruna
per Xavier Puig….     Són les sis d’una tarda de gener i al carrer Diputació de Calella, a l’Alt Maresme, amb prou feines hi ha algun cotxe despistat. Lluny queda el tragí estiuenc de pells vermelles i xancletes amb mitjons que omple aquest carrer, xamfrà amb la Riera de Calella, fa anys convertida en ressort turístic de discoteques, bars, hotels i llums de colors. Quan baixen les temperatures, el turisme, l’activitat predilecta del poble -fins i tot hi té un museu dedicat- s’apaga i amb ella bona part dels carrers queden morts.

Hotel Amaika, quatre estrelles, silenci;

Hotel Les Palmeres, quatre estrelles, silenci; Hotel Marítim, tres estrelles, silenci; Hotel Terramar, tres estrelles, silenci; Hotel Gaviota, en algun moment havia tingut unes estrelles que fa més de deu anys que han caigut, remor darrere la tanca. En un dels murs del darrere, un cartell anuncia que dissabte 28 de gener s’inaugura el centre social autogestionat La Bruna.

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L’Hotel Gaviota, havia tingut unes estrelles però fa més de deu anys que han caigut / Xavier Puig

 

Fa poc menys d’un mes que un grup de veïnes del poble va decidir okupar aquest espai, propietat d’Industiral Roige SA, per fer-hi “un espai alternatiu i realment autogestionat al marge de l’espai institucional dins el context poble i en concret el context Calella”, explica Lola, una de les participants del projecte. Les tasques d’adaptació de l’espai no s’aturen en cap moment; cal que tot estigui a punt pel primer acte del primer espai d’aquestes característiques al municipi.

“Treballem sense referents ni història. Fer que la gent es tregui els estereotips tan pesats com els que suposa una okupa i construïbles dins el seu imaginari d’una manera diferent, integrada dins la realitat local, és potser el més difícil”, relata Lola. Després de l’okupació no han tingut gaires problemes amb la policia ni la propietat, més enllà de la denúncia de rigor per part d’aquesta i la identificació, per part dels Mossos d’Esquadra i la Policia Local d’una noia que estava participant de les jornades de treball, asseguren.

Ella mateixa reconeix que, tot i que en principi aquest edifici atrotinat de balcons de fusta, parets blanques i esporàdiques rajoles de ceràmica, no era la prioritat, “és genial que sigui un hotel perquè té un pes simbòlic molt important a Calella. Pesa molt dins les vides de totes, d’un costat, per l’odi als guiris i al que representen, i de l’altre, perquè totes acabem treballant precàriament en aquest engranatge”.

La Bruna serà un espai sense fum i vegà / La Bruna

 

Sacs de ciment i eines s’amunteguen entre jardineres i el que en algun moment havia estat una font de pedra. Lones de tela, garrafes i ferros ocupen el que s’intueix com una barra de bar. Segons expliquen, el primer objectiu és rehabilitar la primera de les quatre plantes i fer que l’espai sigui accessible per a persones amb mobilitat reduïda.

La idea d’inclusivitat és de les que més remarca Lola: “En general volem que hi tinguin cabuda, també les animals. Hem parlat molt del tema de les nenes, perquè moltes estem al món del lleure i creiem que és important que tinguin un espai on poder participar i també que els pares i mares tinguin un lloc on hi puguin anar amb elles”. Dins aquesta visió, també remarquen que aquest és un espai sense fum i vegà.

Que La Bruna porti nom de noia no és en va, tampoc. Un dels eixos que travessa l’espai és l’abordatge del gènere des d’una perspectiva feminista. “La majoria de la gent que va formar part de l’okupació som dones i el paper d’aquestes dins l’espai ens sembla molt important. Tenim totes molta consciència del nostre cos i de què significa el rol de gènere sobre nosaltres com a ties que som”, exposa Lola.

El pati exterior és el punt de contacte amb el carrer i les veïnes de la zona amb les que, per ara, diuen, la relació és bona: “de fet, la veïna del costat és la filla de la família que va construir l’hotel i la relació és bastant bona”. Així ho explica Lola, que reivindica la voluntat de mantenir bons vincles amb el veïnat.

Més importància encara diuen donar a les cures i al component emocional que “s’ha tractat molt des del principi a les assemblees dels diumenges perquè totes ens sentíssim còmodes a l’hora de prendre decisions” i recalca que era molt important per a elles “sentir que la Bruna era alguna cosa més que un projecte polític separat d’allò personal, que era aquest projecte personal i polític que desitjàvem i on sentir-nos a gust”.

tfrom Radio Calella and La Directa with thanks

IV Marcha de antorchas contra la carcel de Ponent y los centros de reclusion del estado; concierto La chispa.

by Cruz Negra Anarquista

MARXA DE TORXES

Hace mas de 500 años que la prisión existe, y en todo este tiempo no han dejado de haber robos, tráfico de drogas, de personas y mucho menos se han acabado los maltratos, asesinatos o violaciones y esto es así, aparte de porque somos una sociedad enferma, porque la prisión, que fue creada para reeducar a las personas que han roto la ley, no ha cumplido ni cumple esta función, porque la prisión no es ninguna solución sino que es parte del problema.

Y decimos que es parte del problema porque nosotros queremos señalar los verdaderos intereses que se esconden detrás de las instituciones penitenciarias: por un lado mantener este sistema social y económico injusto y por el otro hacer que nos creamos la mentira de que las prisiones son necesarias.

El col·lectiu okupant tem que "aquest procés judicial acabi derivant en un desallotjament que posi fi a aquests nou anys de lluita en defensa de l’horta de Lleida i l’okupació política d’espais socials" Dànae Quiroz
El col·lectiu okupant tem que “aquest procés judicial acabi derivant en un desallotjament que posi fi a aquests nou anys de lluita en defensa de l’horta de Lleida i l’okupació política d’espais socials” Dànae Quiroz


Continue reading “IV Marcha de antorchas contra la carcel de Ponent y los centros de reclusion del estado; concierto La chispa.”

Social Revolution Now in Manresa!

Disobedience, resistance, okupation: Anti-capitalist movements in Manresa, Catalonia

”we disobey and occupy.. for a future that’s worth it.”. (Platform of mortgage arrears and capitalism victims, Bages County)

The revolution takes place in our everyday present …

Manresa, a small city of the region of Bages, in Catalonia, is an industrial centre in decline, with numerous industries closed or in a state of terminal crisis.  Like a sort of small Detroit, the city lives in permanent crisis.  In urbanistic terms, this translates into half-empty apartment buildings, new buildings left unused, and a historical centre that abounds with buildings in a state of ruin and closed commerce.

Continue reading “Social Revolution Now in Manresa!”