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]
Amsterdam. Netherlands. In honor of International Day Against Police Brutality we organized a spontaneous march along the Spuistraat. We blocked traffic, marching with two banners (“Bad cop – bad cop”, “From Amcterdam to London to Greece – Everyone Hates The Police”) and flares, while chanting slogans and handing out flyers. There were around 25 people. We saw solidarity from Vrankrijk as they dropped 2 banners (“Police violence is not an accident”, “Fuck the police”) and saluted to us from the rooftop with flares. No one was arrested during the action.
Continue reading Amsterdam: Report back from the Spontaneous Demo for the International Day Against Police Brutality
Amsterdam. Netherlans. 1980. The militancy of the Amsterdam squatters movement in 1980 had an impact outside the Netherlands as well. The images of tanks and militant clashes made a strong impression in Western Europe, with the result that squatters from Amsterdam were now welcome guests of their comrades abroad.
Continue reading Housing struggle in the Netherlands 1980: The battle for Vondel Street and the ‘Coronation Revolt’ on Tour through Europe
Amsterdam. Netherlands. Today, in honor of 8th of March, we organized a squatting action with demonstration. Due to security concerns, it was organized silently, sharing call-out in private channels. Despite this, more that 60 comrades came to support our action! 3 banner (“Woman life freedom”, “Sex work is work”, “destroy patriarchy, fight capitalism, smash the state”) were dropped with flares from the windows of the squatted building. Police were present, but no one was arrested.
Continue reading Report back from the 8th of March squatting action in Amsterdam [Video]
Amsterdam. Netherlands. On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the Anti-capitalist assembly of Amsterdam, organised the demonstration “Corona is the virus – capitalism is the crisis.” The demonstration took place at 3 pm at Mercatorplein (Amsterdam) with more than 150 comrades who participated from different organisations. Further, a lot of bystanders and neighbours in the area sympathised, agreed with, or could associate with our cause. We are interpreting the choice of location as a success.
Continue reading Amsterdam: Reportback of the demonstration “Corona is the virus – capitalism is the crisis”
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
Demonstration in Amsterdam against the Turkish invader regime attack on Gare, Kurdistan.
Continue reading Demonstration outside the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam(Friday 12 Feb, at 4pm)
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