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Revolutionary Anti-Racist Action (RARA): Militant Practice in the Netherlands

A social center in a squat in Amsterdam in the 1980s. The smell of gasoline was in the air, which was not an everyday occurrence… but it was nothing unusual either. Some people may be surprised by this openness, with which many things took place in the 1980s, but the cop apparatus was not yet technically set up in the way it is today. I can remember that they once stood for months in a van with a big antenna in front of our squat. In winter, at minus 10 degrees, we brought them hot soup and told the cops sitting in it: “Listen, eat this now and then piss off. They actually left after that.

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The Hague: Rebellion in #Schilderswijk continues

The Hague. Netherlands. For three nights now, young people in the Schilderswijk district in The Hague have been seeking confrontation with the police. Wednesday evening the escalation started on the parallel road when a fire hydrant was opened and the water company Dunea came together with riot cops to shut it down. About 150 people started throwing stones and fireworks against the cops.

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#Wassenaar, #Netherlands: The Danger of Occupied #Ivicke

Wassenaar. Netherlands. Why does the municipality of Wassenaar consider our residency at Ivicke to be a “danger”? And what exactly are we endangering? Here, I will give these questions some space, that necessarily lead us back in time.

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The Hague: Bannerdrops for Housing Action Days and in Solidarity with #Liebig34 and #Rigaer94

The Hague. Netherlands. In The Hague several banners have been put up in the run-up to the housing action days on July 31 and August 1. Two banners were also put up in front of the German embassy in solidarity with the queer-feminist-anarchist squat Liebig 34 and the squat Rigaer 94 in Berlin.

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#Amsterdam: Keizersgracht 318 re-squatted

Amsterdam. Netherlands. On Thursday a building has been re-squatted at Keizersgracht 318 in Amsterdam. This Sunday afternoon the squatters announced their presence.

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The Hague Calling: Housing Action Days

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.

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#Amsterdam: Always Anti-Anti-Squat

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.

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#Wassenaar, #Netherlands: Ivicke’s Zoning Plan: A Monumental Fuck Up

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.

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The Hague: STOP legalizing police violence! Black Lives Matter!

Black Lives Matter the Netherlands has occupied the squares of the Netherlands these past weeks. Yet politicians and our government keep ignoring the message.

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