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Housing struggle in the Netherlands: The battle for Lucky Luyk [Amsterdam 1981 – 1982]

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: 123.

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.

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Amsterdam: Report back from the Spontaneous Demo for the International Day Against Police Brutality

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.

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Housing struggle in the Netherlands 1980: The battle for Vondel Street and the ‘Coronation Revolt’ on Tour through Europe

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.

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Report back from the 8th of March squatting action in Amsterdam [Video]

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.

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Amsterdam: Reportback of the demonstration “Corona is the virus – capitalism is the crisis”

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.

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No Housing! No Coronation! – The Coronation Revolt, Amsterdam 1980 [Video]

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.

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Fortress Europe, Amsterdam: Poster action Thales

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.

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Amsterdam: Report back the solidarity demonstration against the Turkish invader regime(related the events of GARE, Kurdistan) [Video]

From Amsterdam to Kurdistan: Solidarity is our weapon.

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Demonstration outside the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam(Friday 12 Feb, at 4pm)

Demonstration in Amsterdam against the Turkish invader regime attack on Gare, Kurdistan.
Friday 12 of February, at 4pm outside the Turkish consulate in Museumplein, Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam: Corona is the virus – Capitalism the crisis! – Demonstration February 20, 2021

Amsterdam. Call for everyone to join our (Anti-Capitalist Acton Amsterdam) anti fascist and anti capitalist demonstration on February 20, 2021.

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