Utrecht. Netherlands. A squat in the city of Utrecht at Reactorweg in the district of Lage Weide is being threatened with eviction.Continue reading Utrecht, Netherlands: Reactorweg squat under eviction threat
Echt. Netherlands. Today, at 24th of April, we with a group of comrades went on a Demo in front of AZC Echt to show our solidarity with refugees who are struggling there in inhuman conditions.Continue reading Netherlands: Report back from solidarity demo at AZC Echt
Amsterdam. Netherlands. This is going to be personal, this is going to be emotional. We are people with feelings, with political convictions, with longing for freedom. Our struggle and our wounds are written and felt in our bodies. We are angry and we are sad, we are tired and we are determined. Evictions are public spectacles, collective traumas. Certain people are to blame. So we will name them and we will shame them.Continue reading Squat eviction in Amsterdam: What happened at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 136
Rotterdam. Netherlands. Detention Centre Rotterdam (DCR) was opened 10 years ago. For the last decade this prison – the first correctional facility in the Netherlands built and maintained with a public-private partnership – has served as a base for deportations. Dutch and European migration policies cost thousands of lives, while lining the pockets of the rich and arms dealers. This must stop now!Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands: Demonstration May 30, 2021 – Close DCR: No One Is Illegal!
A statement by the 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information. Northshore Info and Montreal Counter information were also attacked during this operation.Continue reading Communique from 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information
Rotterdam. Netherlands. April 7. 2021. This week we are threatened with eviction by Woonbron who have called in the police. We expect the presence of many police in the street, the media may also drop by to write a piece about ‘the squatters in Havenstreet’. We don’t want to leave until we are forced to. We want to explain our side of the story in this text, and thank you for your support.
Update, April 7, 06:38pm: And then suddenly the bailiff came to report that the police had no capacity that day. There were a lot of us and the cops were not prepared for that! So the bailiff postponed the eviction until next Wednesday, April 14.Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands: You can’t evict a movement
Netherlands. As of today (April 1, 2021), at least 77 individuals have been sentenced following the “curfew riots” at the end of last January.Continue reading Netherlands: On showing solidarity with those convicted of the curfew riots
Amsterdam Nethelands. After the Pierson eviction in Nijmegen (part 4 in this series) in February 1981, I will return to the developments in Amsterdam. The first 3 parts on the housing struggle in Amsterdam can be found here: 1 – 2 – 3.
The experience of the deployment of the army during the Pierson Street eviction had changed everything for me. I had seen the ugly face of so-called parliamentary democracy in front of my own eyes. Standing right in front of a Leopard tank and seeing the snipers on the roof is something you never forget. I was beginning to realize that we have to change everything…. At the age of 15.Continue reading Housing struggle in the Netherlands: The battle for Lucky Luyk [Amsterdam 1981 – 1982]
We have learned that Dutch police have seized the servers of the NoState tech collective, which hosts North Shore Counter-Info as well as Montreal Counter-Info and several other anarchist sites (like for instance 325 and Act For Freedom Now!, Enough 14). We know it is in the context of a criminal investigation but not much else.Continue reading Dutch police seized servers of NoState tech collective – North Shore Counter-Info, Montreal Counter-Info, 325 and Act For Freedom Now down
The first three parts (1,2,3) of our series “Housing Struggle in the Netherlands” dealt with the struggle for housing in Amsterdam. But at the end of 1980, a conflict over a parking garage in Nijmegen heated up. There, 14 houses were squatted that the city wanted to demolish for a parking garage. Usable housing in a city with a severe housing shortage. Once again, the army was deployed. For this article Riot Turtle also translated subtitles for the Dutch documentary film ‘Pierson Unknown’ (47 minutes, Eng subs)). You can find the film below this article.Continue reading Housing struggle in the Netherlands: Tanks in Pierson Street