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Anarcha-Feminst Group Amsterdam Squat building on Sint Willibrodrusstraat

Amsterdam. Today we squatted Sint Willibrodrusstraat 15 owned by ‘evil corp’ Blackstone.

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Amsterdam June 12: Demonstration for Anarchy

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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Squat eviction in Amsterdam: What happened at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 136

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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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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