Berlin. We are here to reclaim what is ours. This was not just a piece of land to us. It was our home, it was family, it was a our place to welcome people from all over the world, to learn and support each other, where we could grow and connect. In the most simple and wonderful way, it was our community and our life. But now our family have been split up; and more than anything we want to be back together.Continue reading Køpiplatz resquatted. We are here to reclaim what is ours [Berlin]
Berlin. On Friday the 15th of October was the eviction date for one of the last projects of a list of endangered spaces in Berlin, which gave a home to tens of people, the Køpi-Wagenplatz. This eviction was part of a series of attacks from the so-called „left“ Senate of Berlin against the remains of the squatting wave earlier in the ’80-’90.
As already done during the last evictions of the different projects in the past year, the police wanted to establish a „red zone“ around Køpiplatz to prevent supporters coming from the exterior to get too close to the area as the eviction would be executed. The approximate perimeter and date of the establishment of the „red zone“ got published only a week before the 10/15, through signs in the streets announcing an interdiction to park, which made it a bit more difficult to plan to counter it. Because the idea was, as tried and partially succeeded, in previous attacks of Berlin’s Senate against autonomous spaces, to disturb the installation of the red zone. With this goal in mind, an open assembly was called and a heterogeneous and rather large group of people met regularly in the weeks before, to organise a political strategy and support the fight around Køpiplatz and against the red zone. We are some of the people who were part of this group, some of us didn’t know each other before and we write this text after the first round of evaluation has taken place.
Athens. Greece. Our squats are under attack all over Europe. 6 days ago, cops evicted the trailer park of Köpiplatz. As a minimum show of support we hung a banner in our squat, Zizania, in solidarity with all struggling comrades against the repression of the state, the violence of the cops and the erasure of gentrification/capitalism, in Athens, Thessaloniki, and Berlin.Continue reading Athens, Greece: From Zizania squat, Solidarity to KØPI , Yfanet and Prosfygika
Berlin. Short summary of seen and heard in connection with the TagX demo in the course of the Wagenplatz eviction. Rather an impression…Continue reading Eviction Days II: Fiesta in Kreuzberg [Berlin]
Chemnitz. Germany. No eviction will take place without consequences! Tonight we have erected barricades on 3 streets and intersections in Chemnitz.Continue reading No eviction takes place without consequences! Barricades in Chemnitz [Germany]
Athens. The night before the anounced evicton of the occupied Köpiplatz in Berlin, we hung a banner from evicted Gare Squat in Exarchia, which said: DEFEND KÖPIPLATZ. Gare was until its eviction a space for the defence of Exarchia and we dont want to give any space to the enemy for free.Continue reading Athens: Exarchia greets Köpiplatz [Berlin]
Berlin. Once again in the last few months we have received another blow to our liberated spaces in the city: the announced eviction title of the Køpi Wagenburg on the 15th of October.Continue reading Day X demonstration for Køpi Wagenplatz [Berlin]
Berlin. For many years now there’s the decision of open structures and individuals in solidarity with them, to come together after events such as unexpected evictions, raids and other state assaults. The meeting-point for this is New Yorck in Bethanien at 7 pm on the closest upcoming evening. The reason for this meeting is to share information in a direct and open way and to decide about the next steps.Continue reading Berlin: Report from the open assembly about the raid in Rigaer94
Berlin. Fight For KøpiPlatz TAG X 15.10. Køpiplatz bleibt, damn it! The Wagenplatz needs your support and your presence now more than ever! We have received the date of eviction for the 15th October, but we will still not be silenced.After a year of ups and downs, empty promises from politicians and the city, discussions in the BVV (the Berlin-Mitte district politicians assembly), false hopes and crushing realities, we are still shocked by the devastating news that we will be evicted from our homes in just three weeks.Continue reading Berlin: Fight For KøpiPlatz