The Hague. Netherlands. On Friday and Saturday 31st of July and 1st of August, HOUSING ACTION DAYS will take place in The Hague. The theme for Friday is social housing and precarious modes of housing, and the theme for Saturday is the selling out of the city and gentrification. During these two days we will make a collective fist against precarity and the housing shortage.Continue reading The Hague Calling: Housing Action Days
Amsterdam. Netherlands. Sunday afternoon there was a small action at a former squat in amsterdam noord (north). The squaters are angry, because in the evicted building is now and anti-squat workspace.Continue reading #Amsterdam: Always Anti-Anti-Squat
Enforcement of a zoning plan would suggest there is a plan. There isn’t.
Wassenaar. Netherlands. The municipality of Wassenaar has decided to pursue our eviction from Huize Ivicke on the basis of the building’s zoning plan which designates its function as an office, not a residence.Continue reading #Wassenaar, #Netherlands: Ivicke’s Zoning Plan: A Monumental Fuck Up
Black Lives Matter the Netherlands has occupied the squares of the Netherlands these past weeks. Yet politicians and our government keep ignoring the message.Continue reading The Hague: STOP legalizing police violence! Black Lives Matter!
Rotterdam. Netherlands. Since March we have been going through a lot, globally and also in our workshop.Continue reading #Rotterdam: Temporary new place of #DHZ
The Hague. Netherlands. The court case against the occupants of the Waldeck Pyrmontkade 872 in The Hague took place on the 25th of May 2020. The owners of this building, RE:BORN real estate, had started an urgent court case in a sped up procedure to evict the occupants. They were also claiming an indemnity of 100.000 euro. We had taken the decision to not yield in front of their pressure, and to take on this court case.Continue reading The Hague: Summary of the court case against Waldeck Pyrmontkade 872 squat
On 25 May 2020, George Floyd was killed with brutal violence inflicted by a police officer who forcefully blocked his windpipe by kneeling on his neck for minutes, while his colleagues stood there and watched. “I can’t breathe” were Floyd’s last words.Continue reading #Amsterdam calling: Solidarity protest against anti-black violence in the US and EU
Utrecht. Netherlands. Update May 26. In these times when most of our communal spaces are closed, the streets are overflowed with positive messages recommending us of “Taking good care of each other”, of “sending a lot of hearts to the hospitals”, of “getting out of this together”. All these messages you see around the streets, while the shadow of the consequences of the crisis loom over our heads, while the capitalist system uses yet another crisis to reshape the market relationships.Continue reading #Utrecht, #Netherlands: Take good care of each other?
Update by the Slibvelden crew, May 24th 2020.
Amsterdam. Wednesday morning we had a meeting with the relevant officials talked about the Slibvelden (sludge fields) and the end date of November 1 that is imposed us. We entered the conversation with the hope that Erna Berends (City District chairman Amsterdam North, SP) that we could find mutual ground in our stay on the sludge fields. We left this digital meeting trembling from the reconfirmation that nevertheless all beautiful slogans and open conversations Amsterdam is stuck in their extermination policy free space.Continue reading #Amsterdam: The continuation of eradication policy of Free Spaces
Amsterdam. Netherlands. As a squatter in Amsterdam, looking back on the past year is painful. 2019 dealt heavy blows to a movement that didn’t seem capable of much more than taking the beating. The city has lost its largest squats and despite numerous squatting actions, hardly any new buildings have survived the end of the year. What’s more, politicians tried to introduce a law at national level to further criminalise squatters while the media reported time and time again how afflicted property owners are being deceived repeatedly by squatters. To top it all off, the mayor concludes the year with a report on a new policy designed to implement a more rigorous approach to squatting.
There’s not much left to say beyond 2019 having been a rather grim year, making it difficult to paint a hopeful picture for squatting in Amsterdam in 2020.
We look back on a year in which we, above all, lost a lot.Continue reading #Amsterdam’s New Policy: No Eviction for Emptiness…