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Demonstration Against gentrification – For the neighbourhood [Amsterdam, July 9, 2022]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Gentrification does not just happen. It is a direct result of state policies and the system we live in: large corporations see potential to make money off a neighbourhood, and the state creates space for them to do this. Social housing gets sold and becomes private housing, more expensive stores are opened, and soon the original residents realize that they cannot afford to live in their neighbourhood anymore. More and more people with low income, especially people of colour and migrants, are forced to move to the outskirts of the city, and wealthier people take their place. Public spaces are no longer public but only affordable for people with high income. Gentrification does not solve poverty, but creates it, while moving it out of sight from wealthier people and tourists.

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Video: From a peaceful protest to a riot in just a few seconds [Exarcheia, Athens, Greece]

Exarcheia. Athens. Greece. Saturday night, around 20:30 (08:30 p.m.), June 26, 2022. In Exarcheia Square, many people have started to gather for a protest against gentrification, evictions from homes due to Airbnb, and State repression in the Exarcheia neighborhood, a place frequented by anarchists, leftists, students and artists.

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Report about International Day of Action in Defence of Exarchia [Athens, Greece]

Athens. Greece. In the morning of June 25, people gathered at Evelpidon Court to express solidarity to the people who were arrested the day before. The accusation against them is, hanging a banner on Lykavitos Hill in support of the hungerstrike of Giannis Michailidis.

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International day of action in defence of Exarchia neighborhood – Athens/ Demonstration on Exarchia Square June 25, 2022

Athens. Greece. The construction of the metro station on Exarchia square and the redevelopment of Strefi Hill are expected to start during the summer months, according to reports in the mainstream media, but also according to notifications by the Municipality of Athens to shops located in the square.

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Housing protests in the Netherlands continue: Call for anarcho-block in Arnhem

Arnhem. Netherlands. After the police violence in Rotterdam, the housing protests will continue. Another one will happen in Arnhem, Sunday 24 October.

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Police blockade in Rotterdam Housing Protest [Netherlands] – A Report

Rotterdam. Netherlands. One day after the housing protest in Amsterdam., where Hotel Marnix was squatted, people took the streets in Rotterdam. A report.

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Attempted squatting action on Graven Street and police brutality [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. September 12. 2021. Today there was an attempt to squat the premises at Gravenstraat 26-28 on the day of the housing protests. Thousands of people took the streets to demonstrate against the so-called housing crisis – the scarcity and exploitation on the housing market, the shortage of affordable housing and the disproportionate increase in rents.

Image above: Demonstration against housing crisis in Amsterdam on September 12, 2021.

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Berlin: Don’t vote! Attack the city of the rich!

Berlin. August 2021, just before the elections, and yet another project is threatened, a bookstore was evicted, up to 10 houses per day are being evicted, the biggest german real estate company (vonovia) is buying the second biggest (Deutche Wohnen) creating an economic and real estate colossus. A situation that is proving spectacularly that the interests of capital will always take precedence over people’s needs, and that reform will always fail.

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Berlin: Eviction notice for Kisch & Co on 24.08.21

Berlin. Kreuzberg. The bookstore Kisch & Co (Oranienstrasse) , deeply rooted in the neighborhood recived an eviction date (24.08). Once again, in one of our neighborhoods, which we live, organize and which we shaped together, is to be “valorized”.

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