So-called Czech Republic. After more than two years, the verdict for the four anarchists and one environmentalist is acquittal, only one of them was recognized guilty for small offenses, and the court dropped from his punishment.Continue reading Finally the Phoenix is dead
Most. So-called Czech Republic. On Friday, September 25, 2020, from 8:30 a.m., another hearing will take place at the District Court in Most in the Fénix 2 case.Continue reading So-called Czech Republic: Fenix 2 case update
Czech Republic. Brno. Let us invite you to the first year of the festival of independent and radical literature called Neposlušné Brno (“Disobedient Brno”). We are to continue the long tradition of Prague Anarchist Book Festival – furthermore, we would like to create a space also in Brno for small publishers and DIY groups dedicated to anarchist literature. At the same time, it will be a great opportunity for mutual meetings, debates and education.Continue reading Czech Republic: Disobedient #Brno – bookfair of radical imagination
So-called Czech Republic. On Monday the 13th of July 2020, another trial in the Fénix 2 case took place at the District Court in Most with the participation of the public. There was no fundamental reversal this time, again. Time passes, resources are continually being wasted and the whole things remains a farce.Continue reading So-called Czech Republic: 8th hearing of Fenix (Phoenix) 2 on court: what has been happening
The Bubble (Bublina in Czech) is a squat, located on the planet Earth, somewhere on the road between the cities of Aš and Břeclav. These buildings with a yard have been unused by the owner and inhabited by many different people with many various motivations over the years. Some of them left, others have been expelled by the police. Since August 2019, the squat has been occupied by first member of a newly emerging group of residents and supporters, and has been re-named to “Bublina” (The Bubble).
Originally published by Squat Bublina.
This first resident has been dealing with housing crisis and lack of space to thrive for quite some time. After a few months, two more people joined who has been on streets since their employer deprived them of finantial resources. They moved right before outbreak of covid- 19 pandemic, which allowed them to self- isolate in quarantine here and surive without health risks. Both of them are elderly, so their health could have been compromised otherwise. These elderly men and middle-aged anarchist soon became accustomed to living together. It is not ideology nor generational struggle which made them cooperate, but their willingness to solve their material conditions and fullfull their other needs by squatting. Their situation is quite different to those, often coming from middle-class, who squat for idealistic reasons and squatting is just another adventure for them. Residents of the Bubble simple do not have resources to buy or rent flats and squatting is the only way out. A solution beyond the legal and mainstream norms, nevertheless legitimate and effective. If it weren´t for activies of these residents, there would only be wreck of a building on the spot now, with owner who would not take care of it. Squatters take good care of this house and yard. It is their home now, afterall.
The Bubble is also open for short- term stays of non- pernament residents. At the time of pandemic, a person with mental health issues found a calm spot to heal here. He lived through great personal crisis and gained energy for upcoming important life steps. The Bubble also hosts travellers who cannot afford to pay for accomodation, or simply want to spend their money in more meaningful ways.
The Bubble operates on non- commercial basis. Food, water and other resources are free of charge here. Everyone can take what they need, and contribute what they can. We hope that Bubble could host social events in the future. If you would like to throw one, contact us.
- If you are aware of location of the Bubble, keep this information confidential. The residents wish to stay anonymous. Although you may know or suspect who are they, keep this information confidential too.
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Fines and expenses
You may have already heard that a judge decreased the executor’s fee to “mere” 900 000 CZK (yes, nine hundred thousand, approx 36 000 EUR), which, thanks to your overwhelming solidarity, appears to have been mostly collected. However, this unfortunately is not the end to the repression and related expenses. We still need money to pay our lawyers because we are appealing the “executor’s fee” to the Constitutional Court.
Let’s save the climate, let’s end coal, let’s go to the third Czech Klimakemp!Continue reading Czech territory Call out: Climate Camp #limityjsmemy 2019
Ende Gelaende: The people who did the civil disobedience action in the lignite mine in the Czech Republic in 2018 are facing big repression.Continue reading #EndeGelaende: Solidarity with #Limityjsmemy activists
Prague: Public plenary discussion about the Radical Library on 31.1.2019, 19:00.Continue reading #Prague: Future of the Radical Library
The eviction of the autonomous centre Klinika in Prague was announced to happen on Thursday, 10 January. Yet, on Friday, 11 January, it was still not over and Klinika was still breathing. There were still several people occupying a platform on the roof. We talked to an activist at Klinika.Continue reading #Prague: Notes from the eviction of #Klinika