Amsterdam. Netherlands. Statement by Woonprotest coalition on squatting and police violence.
Image above: Demonstration against housing crisis in Amsterdam on September 12, 2021. Image by Indymedia NL.
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Amsterdam. Netherlands. September 12. 2021. Today there was an attempt to squat the premises at Gravenstraat 26-28 on the day of the housing protests. Thousands of people took the streets to demonstrate against the so-called housing crisis – the scarcity and exploitation on the housing market, the shortage of affordable housing and the disproportionate increase in rents.
Image above: Demonstration against housing crisis in Amsterdam on September 12, 2021.
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Amsterdam. Netherlands. Joe’s Garage was squatted 16 years ago. The squatting group East has been active in the Transvaal neighborhood for about 20 years, starting with the squatting of Pretoriussstraat 28 in 2001. We are open to the neighborhood on a weekly basis, with the give away shop, the squatting assistance, movie nights and the people’s kitchen.
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Amsterdam. Netherlands. Call for a demo to commemorate Sammy Baker. On Aug. 13, 2020, after Sammy was being chased, he was surrounded by several police officers in a courtyard. Sammy is overpowered and killed while lying on the ground with 3 shots from one cop.
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Amsterdam. Netherlands. A new squat has been opened on the kinkerstraat 16 with the purpose of being an Anarcha Feminist Social Centre and a living space.
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Amsterdam. On Saturday June 12 (02:00 p. m. 14:00), the Vrije Bond Amsterdam is organising a demonstration for anarchy at the Mercatorplein in Amsterdam. We’ve seen the anarchist movement growing for quite a while now and we want to show our strength on the streets. The Vrije Bond is growing with more members, expanding is functions and more and more local and thematic groups are joining up! We want to take to the streets with all of us together to show what we are fighting for. To show that the anarchist movement is alive and kicking. To show that we will fight against any forms of oppression anywhere we see them. And to show that we are building alternatives to create a better world.
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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.
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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]