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Update from Autonomous Winter Shelter [London, UK]

London. UK. Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all well. 115 Grays Inn road (an old stmungos hostel, now taken over by one housing and the Riverside group) has been taken over by a group of people looking out for others safety and well-being, in protest to the housing crisis and opened it to the homeless.

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Pertuis: The ZAP once again under attack, we will not surrender [France]

Pertuis. France. This morning Roger Pellenc carried out his threats at the ZAP (Zone à patates), where we are occupying several houses to fight against a project to extend a commercial zone and the capitalist world that engenders it. A shovel escorted by six municipal policemen came to destroy the gate of the common house as well as the fence and the hedge along the street and seriously damaged the reception hut that we had built in the last few days. All this under the hilarious look of the municipal police.

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Wageningen: Students squat demolition building [Netherlands]

Wageningen. Netherlands. A group of students announced today that they have squatted a building in the city center. During the housing crisis, they not only want to live there, but also create a cultural place where people can meet.

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Ghent: statement from ‘t Pand! Demonstration 25 October [Belgium]

Ghent. Belgium. More than 1800 citizens want us to intervene at the city council, but we were gagged. The city does not call itself responsible for the housing crisis. We received the mandate from these 1800 citizens to ask the city council to speak out against the privatization of ‘t Pand.

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Ghent: PANDPaRaDe, demonstration on 12 October [Belgium]

Ghent. Belgium. Judges, the city and the province want the property owners to get rid of the property (‘t Pand) in order to sell it to rich investors.

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Montreuil: Support Le Marbré – Let’s Defend our spaces – Attack the city of the rich [France]

Montreuil. France. Le Marbré opened its doors in september 2020, since then the marble dust and rockwool has made room for a living space and a space of radical autonomous* and self-organized political organisation. Diverse ideas carrying a discourse against market logic, against capitalism and all oppression , on the search of a rupture with the state and all existing cross and meet in this space. Some of the bigger lines around which people around Marbré organize are housing, anti-gentrification, social struggles, prison, specism, feminism and borders. The place is organised through an open general assembly and happy to welcome new people and groups.

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Building on the Archimedeslaan resquatted [Utrecht, Netherlands]

Utrecht. Netherlands. On October 1, 2021, exactly 11 years after the Kraken en Leegstand (squatting and vacancy) law came into force, the buildings on the Archimedeslaan 16 were resquatted. The squatters protested against the continuing vacancy of the former student housing. Although the law should prevent vacancy, the vacancy rate has only increased since then. This while squatting and the squatting movement have been criminalized and prosecuted.

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Montreuil: Le Marbré under threat from September 23 to October 5, let’s get ready! [France]

Montreuil. France. From September 23, Le Marbré will be under eviction threat by the cops, at least until October 5. Many public events will be proposed in the space on this occasion, to make known its activities and to prepare to resist collectively to the eviction.

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