Amsterdam: A building on Spijkerkade 2 and Gedempt Hamerkanaal 92 that was squatted in December 2006 and later eviced again, was re-squatted on October 14.
Manheim is one of the villages that #RWE wants to destroy for their open pit mine. Apart from the re-occupation of Hambacher Forest, activists now also squatted an empty building in Manheim. An invitation to a gouse and garden party at October 13 in Manheim.
Another Amsterdam’ city council committee meeting FEZ (Financial & Economical Affairs) took place on October 3rd, where the ADM terrain was on the agenda. To most councilors it is obvious that no shipyard will be started, which is the only activity that is legally allowed on the ADM terrain (43 ha). In spite of the controversy and contradictory expert advice, Udo Kock, the alderman (=> wethouder) insisted he does not have a choice but to evict the ADM because he has to uphold the law.
Squatting everywhere kollective (SqEK) aims with this book to move beyond the conventional understandings of squatting, investigating its history in different places over the past four decades.
The water tower in Utrecht (Territory of the Netherlands) has again been squatted! Just like last year it was squatted on October 1 to remember the date that squatting was criminalised in the Netherlands back in 2010.
Berlin: Today (September 29) we were together on the streets (About 1500 people took part in a demo for Liebig 34 and against gentrification, EIE) because the tenancy agreement of Liebig34 expires at the end of the year. The house has no prospect of being able to stay legal. The situation of the Liebig34 exemplifies the sellout of the city and the displacement of people from their living and living spaces.
Inkosi Thulani Mjanyelwa, the chief in Mpondoland who was brutally killed by a mob of people on 26 August, was finally laid to rest in Bizana on the 15 September. It was a long struggle to be able to bury him at his own homestead.
This afternoon, shortly after 12pm, we were informed of a Garda response at Flynn’s B&B, 16 Gardiner Street upper, in relation to the attempted eviction of a homeless family of four who are resident in the accommodation.
In Deptford in south east London, local campaigners have occupied a 20-year old community garden to prevent it from being boarded up and razed to the ground by Lewisham Council and the housing association, Peabody. They are also highlighting the absurdity of proposals to demolish 16 structurally sound council flats next door to build new social housing.
Dublin: Masked Garda threatening people with batons in the aftermath of the violent eviction carried out by thugs in Dublin on September 11. Pepper spray, dogs and batons were deployed, there were 5 or 6 arrests and four housing campaigners required hosptial visits from injuries received in the course of the eviction of the Frederick St occupation [which is the second recent occupation].