After the struggle for a squatted house in Vondel Street, which we reported on earlier, this second part of our series on housing struggles in the Netherlands looks at the action month of the squatters’ movement in April 1980. The action month reached its climax on Beatrix’s coronation day, on April 30, 1980. April 30, 1980 the biggest revolt that took place in the Netherlands after World War II. This piece tells about that April, we have also added the documentary film about April 30, 1980: “No Housing! No Coronation!” and added English subtitles. You can find the film below the article.Continue reading No Housing! No Coronation! – The Coronation Revolt, Amsterdam 1980 [Video]
Amsterdam. Netherlands. February 17. Today, we replaced bus stop posters to shed light on the deadly practices of Thales, the company that has developed the OV-chip card system. Thales is currently replacing all the check-in gates for public transport in Amsterdam.Continue reading Fortress Europe, Amsterdam: Poster action Thales
Echt. Netherlands. On Saturday, February 13, 2021, an immigrant (a woman from Iran) tried to kill herself in the village Echt refugee camp(AZC Echt).Continue reading Echt, Netherlands: Demo in solidarity with the immigrant woman who tried to kill herself to protest the asylum process of NL
From Amsterdam to Kurdistan: Solidarity is our weapon.Continue reading Amsterdam: Report back the solidarity demonstration against the Turkish invader regime(related the events of GARE, Kurdistan) [Video]
Demonstration in Amsterdam against the Turkish invader regime attack on Gare, Kurdistan.
Friday 12 of February, at 4pm outside the Turkish consulate in Museumplein, Amsterdam.
Amsterdam. Call for everyone to join our (Anti-Capitalist Acton Amsterdam) anti fascist and anti capitalist demonstration on February 20, 2021.Continue reading Amsterdam: Corona is the virus – Capitalism the crisis! – Demonstration February 20, 2021
Amsterdam in the 1980’s, there was always something going on, not one day without some kind of action. The smell of revolt was in the air. There was an enormous housing shortage. The waiting time for an apartment was at least 10 years. They were mostly allocated through a distribution system of the city administration. Apartments on the “free” market were unaffordable. Young people either had to stay with their parents as adults, leave the city, or squat. At the peak of the Amsterdam squatter movement, about 22,000 people lived in squatted houses.Continue reading Amsterdam 1980: The Battle for the Vondel Street squat: A Vondel Bridge too far [Video]
Amsterdam. Netherlands. We are happy to announce that there will be an Anarchist Book Fair Amsterdam in the spring of 2021. The location will be announced later. But it will be in Amsterdam and it definitely will be anarchist!Continue reading Anarchist Book Fair Amsterdam 2021, spring edition
Rotterdam. Netherlands. A number of Rotterdammers have squatted a building in Delfshaven. They want to make a statement to the city council. Rotterdam has been pushing people on the minimum wage out of the city for years. The activists are now drawing a line and want a higher minimum wage and affordable housing.Continue reading Rotterdam: building squatted in Delfshaven
Since last weekend, there has been unrest in the Netherlands. In Urk, fascists and lateral thinkers burned down a Corona test street on Saturday. In Amsterdam and Eindhoven, riots broke out on Sunday after far-right groups like PEGIDA-NL and lateral thinkers (1) called for demonstrations against the curfew in both cities. The strange Querfront mix in the Netherlands at these types of demonstrations is similar to that in Germany and Austria. What is different is that youths hijacked the lateral-thinkers protests in Eindhoven on Sunday. Some fascist hooligans complained on social media that they were beaten up by migrant youths in the process. In some videos, youths chanted anti-Semitic slurs. So these are all far-right and anti-Semitic youth? No, but even though I of course condemn all far-right and anti-Semitic behavior, it’s not that simple. It is a difficult and complex situation. An attempt to explain the Corona riots in the Netherlands.Continue reading Corona Riots in the Netherlands: “The government has stolen millions from families, they have destroyed families”