On Wednesday 24th June, from 6am, the Calvados prefecture evicted a squat in Mondeville, the former Guy Liard college on rue Albert Bayet at the request of the owner, the departmental council and with the agreement of the town hall of Mondeville.Continue reading #Caen, #France: eviction of the squat of the former Guy Liar College in #Mondeville
Why are we squatting?
We, women and queer people, feminists, precarious, exiled and marginalised on several levels, are occupying a building in Strasbourg that has been abandoned for several years. Since February 27th 2020, La Pigeonne has become a squat for housing and organization in a selected mix (without cisgender men*).Continue reading #Strasbourg, #France: La Pigeonne, feminist and queer squat
Porto Alegre. Brazil. In times of global pandemic with a virus spreading around, an outbreak of resistance appears in the extreme south of Porto Alegre: the Okupa Pandemia. We have been occupying a snack bar, abandoned since 2007 (as far as we know), on the shores of the Guaíba, in the Lami neighborhood.Continue reading Porto Alegre, #Brazil: Okupa Pandemia is born!
Uppsala. Sweden. The occupation of the forest aim to stop the clear cut of a centenary forest. Besqab company and Uppsala commune have plans to build luxury apartments.Continue reading #Uppsala, #Sweden: Imminent eviction of Försvara Blodstensskogen
Lyon. France. In the last few months, a new squat has been opened in the Guillotière district of Lyon. The residents are single mothers, single people and families.Continue reading #Lyon: Call for donations – Help the inhabitants of Maria squat!
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.Continue reading #Amsterdam: The continuation of eradication policy of Free Spaces
Brussels. Belgium. L’École 404 is a squat in Schaerbeek that opened shortly before the announcement of the lockdown. In this former school lives a mixed collective of about twenty people from different backgrounds.Continue reading #Brussels: l’École 404, new squat in #Schaerbeek
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.Continue reading #Amsterdam’s New Policy: No Eviction for Emptiness…
The Hague. Netherlands. Here is a little recap of what happened in the first week of our campaign and occupation of the Waldeck Pyrmontkade 872 in The Hague. The aim is to create an overview of what we’ve done and why, and list our victories as well as the things we want to work on in the future.Continue reading The Hague: Short Stay? No Way! First week occupation summary
Hamburg. Germany. Alltuna (Alle tun Alles) on Blücherstraße 7-9 in Hamburg Altona has been squatted and evicted on May 9th. Three people have been arrested.Continue reading #Hamburg: Alltuna squatted and evicted