This afternoon (Sunday, March 19th) a building was squatted at Singel 356 in Amsterdam. The canal house, which has monument status, was last sold in 2014 to a British hedge fund banker based in Switzerland. Prior to the sale, the building was uninhabited for a number of years, with planning permits denied, and only minor works carried out by a now bankrupt construction firm. Since acquiring the property in 2014, the current owner has continued the trend of his predecessor: leaving the building vacant.
Without the help of grassroot initiatives people would be homeless after the eviction of 2 squats in Athens, Greece. Cops threw personal belongings including documents of evicted refugees in garbage bins.
People trying to find their belongins. Image: Khora
Earlier today we reported that the “liberal” and wanna be leftwing Syriza government evicted 2 squats in Athens, Greece. More than 200 people were detained during the evictions, About 100 of them were released again. Refugees with papers were released, “non-citizens” without papers will be send to “hotspots”.The Greek state also raided a self-organized center in the city of Agrinio today. The cops vandalized the venue and stole 600€. Several thousand people protested in Athens against the evictions tonight. Clashes broke out after cops attacked the demonstration with teargas.
In the early morning hours Greec police evicted the Villa Zografou and The Hospital squat on Alkiviadou in Athens, Greece. About 200 people were detained. We publish a statement from Khora’s Social Centre about the evictions.
London, UK: Squatting collective theAutonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL) continue to underline exactly how much high-end housing is lying empty while homeless people sleep on the rain-soaked concrete, having spent last night moving into another mansion. The group wrote: “Facing a police enforced eviction at 4 Grovesnor Gardens, ANAL have decided to relocate AS CLOSE TO THE QUEENS BEDROOM as possible…. Overlooking Wellington barracks, introducing our new squat, 19 Buckingham Gate.”
Heads-up for the long-awaited Issue 5 of your friendly, local squatters’ paper.
SLAP! is a squatter’s freesheet first printed in early 2016. After a quick half-year of squat-hopping, sitting around and organising elsewhere, some of us involved in the previous four issues teamed up with others and knocked-together a fifth. SLAP! is back to support the flow of counter-info between London squats and act as a semi-regular message-board for squat happenings, updates and unapologetic ideas.
The Klinika squat in Prague is primarily a free place where everyone should feel safe. Because we know that safe areas in this world based on exclusion and domination, is only illusion, we want to focus on topics and activities geared towards horizontally structured society.
Communique From The Mothers And Fathers Of The Missing 43 Students Of #Ayotzinapa Following State Repression Carried Out Against Them This Morning In #Chiapas. - #Mexico #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/02/17/communique-from-the-mothers-and-fathers-of-the-missing-43-students-of-ayotzinapa-following-state-repression-carried-out-against-them-this-morning-in-chiapas/
#Chile, #Concepción: On remand, accused of burning down the local headquarters of the #UDI - #Prisoners #EstoNoHaTerminado #ChileDesperto #ChileResiste #antireport - Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/02/17/chile-concepcion-on-remand-accused-of-burning-down-the-local-headquarters-of-the-udi/
The Final Straw: Solidarity Means Stepping Up; Ben Turk on Updates and Future For Prison Abolition - Reblogged from @thefinalstrawradio - #prisoners #antireport -Read & listen here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2020/02/17/the-final-straw-solidarity-means-stepping-up-ben-turk-on-updates-and-future-for-prison-abolition/
Received on 17.02.2020: Could the listing of attacks and sabotages have a sense? Maybe. But if you’re looking for a complete overview of everything that happens, there’s not much point to have a look at what follows: media coverage, the … Continue reading →
Received on 16.02.2020: FIVE AFFIRMATIONS FORMED IN SMOKE AND FIRE 1. In these fires we see the ongoing violence of more than two centuries of colonisation on this continent. In attempting to eradicate the sovereignty of First Nations people and … Continue reading →
Alongside the familiar threats of state repression and snitches, the careerism of self-appointed activist leaders represents another insidious form of counterinsurgency that must be opposed by revolutionary anarchists. Activists from the art world, academia, and non-profits often position themselves to … Continue reading →
AS LONG AS THERE’S A STATE THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE The conflict that inflames the Middle East is not a tragic fatality. All governments, of all political colors, are responsible for this situation. It is in the intrinsic nature … Continue reading →
Note from Anarchists Worldwide: Also sentenced with Mikita Yemelyanau was Ivan Komar. It should be noted that Ivan Komar cooperated with the police and gave evidence against Comrade Mikita. For this reason Anarchist Black Cross Belarus did not support Ivan … Continue reading →
ADELANTE CARAJO: (A) QUEMARLO TODO! “Death can not take the dead when they are not theirs…” Sergio Terenzi (Urubu) The sweet night and the complicit fire are our best allies. We’ve had enough – long ago – of harmless cackling. … Continue reading →
09.02.2020: The Kurdish-Turkish urban guerrilla alliance “Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement” (Halkların Birleşik Devrim Hareketi, HBDH) has claimed responsibility for an action that targeted a military barracks in Istanbul. The retaliatory action against the “Albay İbrahim Kendirli” barracks in Tuzla (a … Continue reading →
Received on 11.02.2020: FILM SCREENING AND FUNDRAISER WITH THE FILM ‘MICHAEL INSIDE’ SUNDAY, 15th of MARCH 3PM-5PM COMMON HOUSE BRISBANE 74B WICKHAM STREET, FORTITUDE VALLEY COST: $10 (CASH ONLY) *No one will be turned away for lack of funds* ALL … Continue reading →
Note from The Russian Reader website: This verdict doesn’t leave me at a loss for words. I’m just convinced there is no point in using them when everyone who could listen has made a point of tuning out people like … Continue reading →
Radical Resilience is a film project by activists, for activists (or anyone involved in social or environmental change, however they define themselves), that aims to spread awareness and encourage discussion about the effects of burnout within our movements, both individually … Continue reading →
streiksoliFR.png Donation request from a French railway worker, February 2020 Video, 4mins: https://en.labournet.tv/solidarity-strikes-france In order to defeat the government and to force it to let go of the whole pensions law for all workers regardless of their age, we have to expand the strike to all industries, especially the private sector. Axel Percon, train driver
D5698DDA-A920-4778-BEE0-2912BFF6A26D.jpeg This article points out our weak position in the global struggles against the state and the system . It tells the readers that the current system is more advanced and more stronger than before so that using the old methods of struggles do not work, benefiting the state and the system. read more
dont vote.jpg This article defends the established Anarchist position of not voting for political parties. It arose as part of a dialogue with a self-declared Anarchist who claimed this view is "unhelpful and extreme". If we are unhelpful to anybody, it is the various power mongers and their parties and their system that we are […]
8e1a3c2f071c192d84be055e6854eaaf.jpg A military court yesterday convicted seven Russian anti-fascists of trumped-up charges in the “network” case, and sentenced them to between six and 18 years imprisonment. The trial of two more defendants continues in St Petersburg. "Free political prisoners! Stay strong: we are with you" the defendants' supporters in court read more
The post 400+ Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike Against Inhumane Conditions in Tanivet, Oaxaca appeared first on It's Going Down. Today, Monday February 17, 2020, Indigenous political prisoner, Fredy García Ramírez, together with 400 other prisoners, began a hunger strike demanding better conditions inside the prison of Tanivet, Tlacolula, Oaxaca. As prisoners, we denounce the […]
The post From Sea to Sea: Train Blockades, Colonialism and Canadian Rail History appeared first on It's Going Down. This article is an extended version of “From Sea to Sea”: Train Blockades, Colonialism and the Canadian Railways History, published on February 15th on Contrepoints.Media, a new site chronicling autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial struggles. Canadian National […]
The post National Palace Attacked in Mexico City as Anger Explodes Against Femicide appeared first on It's Going Down. On Friday February 14, 2020, women attacked the doors of the National Palace in the Zocalo of Mexico City, while president Andrés Manuel López Obrador gave his morning press conference from inside. The attacks were carried […]
The post Chiapas State Police Repress Caravan of Mothers and Fathers of the Disappeared of Ayotzinapa appeared first on It's Going Down. Communique from the mothers and fathers of the missing 43 students of Ayotzinapa following state repression carried out against them this morning in Chiapas. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas February 16, 2020 Today, at […]
The post Kite Line: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak on Upcoming Prison Strike appeared first on It's Going Down. Long running anti-prison radio and podcast show, Kite Line, returns with an interview featuring Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. Listen and Download HERE In this week’s episode, we start off with a call for action from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. JLS […]
The post Anathema Volume 5 Issue 2 appeared first on It's Going Down. Long running insurrectionary anarchist publication Anathema from Philadelphia returns with a new issue. Volume 6 Issue 2 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11) Volume 6 Issue 2 (PDF for printing 11 x 17) In this issue: Military And Industry What Went Down […]
The post So-Called Minnesota Stands With Wet’suwet’en appeared first on It's Going Down. Wet’suwet’en solidarity action report from so-called Minnesota. Originally posted to Life Without Line 3. This week, the Giniw collective demonstrated outside the Canadian consulate in solidarity with the indigenous land defenders being invaded by the RCMP. In response to this invasion, mass […]
The post Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in Russia: A Call for Solidarity Actions February 22-29 appeared first on It's Going Down. Call for a week of solidarity with Russian anarchists and anti-fascists targeted by the State. Originally published on CrimethInc. Check out our podcast interview here with a Russian anarchist about the ongoing wave of […]
The post Reconciliation is Dead: A Strategic Proposal appeared first on It's Going Down. An analysis on the ongoing anti-colonial revolt happening across so-called Canada with strategic proposals for how to continue forward. Originally posted to NorthShore Counter-Info. This text speaks of a change in strategy in this moment of resistance, calling to widen the […]
The post Montreal, QC: March in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Pays Visit to RCMP’s HQ appeared first on It's Going Down. Action report on Wet’suwet’en solidarity march in Montreal. Originally published on Montreal Counter-Info. A bit over a hundred people marched through downtown Montreal Thursday night, to show their solidarity with the inhabitants of Wet’suwet’en territory […]
CN’s rail network has been paralyzed for more than a week by blockades in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en community, who opposes the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on their unceded territory. The Mohawk community of Tyendinaga has been blocking passenger and freight train traffic between Toronto and Montreal since February 5, and a railway […]
This text speaks of a change in strategy in this moment of resistance, calling to widen the scope of revolt. While the main audience is other native people, the author urges settlers to read it and take away the main lessons as well. It is available here as a print-ready PDF. Print and distribute widely. […]
In response to the ongoing raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, more than 100 people gathered yesterday in a downtown park. After a couple of speeches the crowd piled onto two packed schoolbuses and a few extra cars and headed to the train tracks. The original plan was to shut down the rails, but Mohawks at Tyendinaga […]
A large contingent of OPP and CN Rail personnel arrived with the understanding that they had more papers to serve, however the injunction was burned on the tracks in full view of media and police. After the injunction was burned in front of them the OPP and CN Rail got back in their vehicles and […]
As the Wet'suwet'en, the Mohawks of Tyendinaga, and Coast Salish people all burned injunctions handed down by colonial courts today, we thought to act in solidarity with them. Overnight, we burned a small road crossing signal box on the CN line. It's default is to activate the road crossings if tripped, so no people were […]
Am 10. Februar haben jugendliche Aktivisten die Zentrale von Black Rock in Paris unter dem wunderbaren Motto "Avenir En Feu" ("Brennende Zukunft") besetzt. Bei der Aktion ging einiges zu Bruch, zahlreiche Büros wurden umgestaltet und erst nach Stunden ergaben sich die Besetzer*innen, die sich in der Zentrale verbarrikadiert hatten, einer Übermacht der Bullen. Black Rock […]
Die Missachtung eines Beschlusses des irakischen Parlaments zum Rückzug aller ausländischen Truppen ist ein Exempel zur Realität der vielstrapazierten "westlichen Werte" Es gehört eigentlich zu den Essentials der vielstrapazierten "westlichen Werte", dass Regierungen, die Beschlüsse des Parlaments missachten, als undemokratisch gelten und zur Ordnung gerufen werden müssen. Zumindest, wenn sie wie in Venezuela als politisch […]
A surprise generated among the participants the complete closure of the perimeter of the “wall” that protects the church and the police monument at Dignity Square. On Thursday night, a truck and a crane arrived to complete the siege of a concrete block three meters high. The new immaculate part of the “wall” was quickly […]
How we respond depends a great deal on how we frame the problem. First, we need to change the way we understand natural processes. Nature is in a state of constant flux —always looking for new ways to use more energy and dissipate it faster. If we want to survive as a species, our best […]
Planning and Anarchy Central planning?! Computers can do it!!! Among the intuitions animating the contemporary left, we must rank rather high the felt sense that powerful new computing technologies now offer a solution to problems of calculation previously insuperable for the red-eyed central planners of “actually existing” socialist states. This is more or less the […]
It doesn’t take much imagination to associate climate change with revolution. If the planetary order upon which all societies are built starts breaking down, how can they possibly remain stable? Various more or less horrifying scenarios of upheaval have long been extrapolated from soaring temperatures. In his novel The Drowned World from 1962, today often considered the […]
Die Krise, in der sich die Bewegung gegen die Pläne zur „Rentenreform“ in Frankreich befindet, wird immer offensichtlicher. Wochenlang lag die Hauptlast der Arbeitsniederlegungen bei den Beschäftigten der Pariser Verkehrsbetriebe und den Angestellten der staatlichen Eisenbahngesellschaft SNCF. Mittlerweile haben dort fast alle wieder die Arbeit aufgenommen und auch wenn es immer wieder zu spektakulären Aktionen […]
In researching the relation between weaving and computation, I ran across this astounding passage by Ellen Harlizius-Klück: What the Digital Humanities features, is rather the digital processing and representation of data. The concept of the digital itself is just as little explored as manual aspects of programming, which always include the question of how data […]
In antiquity, the word "Dia-graphein" referred to the inscription of a line, namely in geometric tables, lists, musical notations, etc. Not only were plans and figures designed with the help of lines, but there were also numerous markings and even crossings, which then called into question the stability of the respective diagram, but sometimes in […]
Thomas Köner - Motus (Mille Plateaux 6: CD, DLP, Digital) you can order here and here listen here Release Date: 10.3.2020 " Motus is more (to me) than just music made with analogue synthesizers, it is about attitude, a way of relating to sound and the (e)motion it affects. A lifestyle, where movement, being moved […]
Since the turn to more cutthroat free-market policies in the 1980s, American capitalism has systematically underdeveloped rural and small-town regions of the United States. The 2008 crash poured gasoline on the fire. Mutual savings banks and credit unions, cooperatives, mom-and-pop businesses, local industries and newspapers, health and elder care facilities, schools, and libraries have all […]
Tenant organizing is once again on the map with much of the attention focused on soaring rents and gentrification in major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and the Bay Area. But as Bay Area based Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) organizer Julian Francis Park writes, tenant organizing has also been taking hold in smaller […]
Lucy Parsons remains an under recognized yet powerful figure of American radicalism. New scholarship into her life and background is welcome but as this review suggests the recently published Goddess of Anarchy by Jacqueline Jones has a number of critical flaws. The post Review: Don’t Throw Lucy Parsons’ Anarchism Under the Liberal Bus appeared first […]
Today it is known that the continued production and use of fossil fuels threatens the oceans, forests, water, air and stable climate on which life depends. There is no mushroom cloud, but climate change represents an existential threat that must be addressed through international cooperation. The post A Cold War lesson for the climate change […]
In the wake of mass displacement and the horrors of immigration enforcement, open-borders philosophers and social theorists suddenly found a public. Progressive voters began to entertain the possibility that border controls were incompatible with human freedom and equality The post Open borders, 2050 appeared first on Infoshop News.