In Berlin there is an open hunt for real estate as well as land. Tenants are overrun and/or displaced by speculators with brutal rent increases.
Note: Enough 14 is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Housing projects, social and self-managed buildings and, in the meantime, small businesses have to disappear. However, there is resistance in many places, as it was so impressively seen at the beginning of the month at the big rent madness demonstration. In everyday life, however, this takes place in a much smaller way. Continuous work of directly affected people is mostly behind these fights.
One example is the Neukölln pub collective Syndikat (Syndicate), which according to the will of English speculators Pears Global Real Estate Unlimited should have been closed on December 31 2018 after 33 years of pub operation. But the collectivists didn’t do that. They stayed inside and kept the keys. In the meantime, they have been confronted with legal action for eviction and took the opportunity to gather in front of the Pears Global office at Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm 177. Here you can hear what was said there (German).
The syndicate is planning further visits to the speculators:
Thu, 23 May 2019 at 4 pm
Thu, 13 June 2019 at 4 pm
Listen to the radio broadcast here (German):
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