Police protect hired Thugs to Evict occupied Speculation Flats #AlertaDesokupa

info from  La_Directa     and  Twitter.. Violent attacks and charges were made by the Mossos local police while protecting  an illegal eviction executed by Desokupa, the private Eviction Company,  in the Poble-sec barrio of Barcelona . One supporter and three from the squatting collective were arrested, instead of the hired thugs.

”Although the converted ‘luxury’ flats were finally lost the emergency neighbourhood mobiization brought crowds of people onto the streets in record time to block the private mercenaries of the speculation company until the police charged twice”..

Two -UnSquat- thugs

This was in the context of increasing mobilizations by tenants, unions and neighbourhood groups against the wave of corporate buyouts and evictions for property speculation and gentrification in the city. Continue reading “Police protect hired Thugs to Evict occupied Speculation Flats #AlertaDesokupa”

Activists Occupy abandoned 5 Star hotel in Valladolid

 

 

By últimoCero  translation TheFreeOrg      original ver abajo

La Molinera, “a Social Center for neighborhoods, activists and neighbors of the city”, is the name of the group that supports the initiativeFACHADA DEL C.S. LA MOLINERA. FOTO: Gaspar FrancésFACHADA DEL C.S. LA MOLINERA. FOTO: Gaspar Francés

Early in the morning, a large group of activists has occupied the abandoned luxury hotel Marques de la Ensenada de Valladolid with the aim that the building will never again be a space dedicated to speculation.

Around a dozen activists have been occupying the building in secret for a week, although it has not been until today when they have publicized their action.

 

“A group in Valladolid have decided to take a step forward and recover for the public life of the city this space that is behind us, and we have baptized itr with the name of La Molinera  (The Mill).

We have been working for several months to materialize this project that today, finally, we can present publicly, considering, with all the evidence on our part, that both institutions and owners have abandoned their duties in the preservation of this heritage space, cataloged as an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Junta de Castilla y León in 1991.

With more than 160 years of history, this was the old flour factory of La Perla, linked to agricultural and industrial activity around the Canal de Castilla, which survived episodes as relevant as the Bread Riots and resurfaced from its ashes after a devastating fire in 1912. Continue reading “Activists Occupy abandoned 5 Star hotel in Valladolid”

CSO La Chispa ‘The Spark!’ Finally Evicted and Demolished. Demos Today

Desallotjament i enderroc del C.S.O. La Chispa..~ 10 anys d’okupació

 Han desallotjat i enderrocat el C.S.O. La Chispa! Aquesta tarda a les 19:00H concentració a plaça ricard vinyes! Demá manifestació a les 19:00H a plaça europa!

Four activists have been condemned and fined this year for ”damages” to the abandoned buildings which have now been demolished for land speculation

 

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”

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