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#Amsterdam: Always Anti-Anti-Squat

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Sunday afternoon there was a small action at a former squat in amsterdam noord (north). The squaters are angry, because in the evicted building is now and anti-squat workspace.

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#Amsterdam calling: Solidarity protest against anti-black violence in the US and EU

On 25 May 2020, George Floyd was killed with brutal violence inflicted by a police officer who forcefully blocked his windpipe by kneeling on his neck for minutes, while his colleagues stood there and watched. “I can’t breathe” were Floyd’s last words.

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#Amsterdam: The continuation of eradication policy of Free Spaces

Update by the Slibvelden crew, May 24th 2020.

Amsterdam. Wednesday morning we had a meeting with the relevant officials talked about the Slibvelden (sludge fields) and the end date of November 1 that is imposed us. We entered the conversation with the hope that Erna Berends (City District chairman Amsterdam North, SP) that we could find mutual ground in our stay on the sludge fields. We left this digital meeting trembling from the reconfirmation that nevertheless all beautiful slogans and open conversations Amsterdam is stuck in their extermination policy free space.

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#Amsterdam’s New Policy: No Eviction for Emptiness…

Amsterdam. Netherlands. As a squatter in Amsterdam, looking back on the past year is painful. 2019 dealt heavy blows to a movement that didn’t seem capable of much more than taking the beating. The city has lost its largest squats and despite numerous squatting actions, hardly any new buildings have survived the end of the year. What’s more, politicians tried to introduce a law at national level to further criminalise squatters while the media reported time and time again how afflicted property owners are being deceived repeatedly by squatters. To top it all off, the mayor concludes the year with a report on a new policy designed to implement a more rigorous approach to squatting.
There’s not much left to say beyond 2019 having been a rather grim year, making it difficult to paint a hopeful picture for squatting in Amsterdam in 2020.

We look back on a year in which we, above all, lost a lot.

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#Amsterdam, March 14: Demo against the war on migrants – Borders Kill!

Amsterdam. Netherlands. Call for a demonstration against the war on migrants in the Greek border area on March14, 2020.

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#Amsterdam: Call – Solidarity to the squats, the anarchist and social movement in #Greece

Amsterdam. Call by De Vrije Bond  (The Free association) for a demonstration on November 17 in solidarity with the squats, the anarchist and social movement in Greece.

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#Free Carola! Gathering in #Amsterdam on July 4

Amsterdam: Join us this Thursday (4 July at 5PM) at Spui to show your solidarity with Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3, and all those who are fleeing in search for a better life.

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#Amsterdam: Da Costastraat 137 got squatted

Netherlands: On Sunday 9 June, Da Costastraat 137H got squatted in Amsterdam. This apartment has been standing vacant for years. The home belongs to a person who has 22 properties on his name. There is also a limited company in his name, which has a further 99 properties.

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