This afternoon, shortly after 12pm, we were informed of a Garda response at Flynn’s B&B, 16 Gardiner Street upper, in relation to the attempted eviction of a homeless family of four who are resident in the accommodation.
In Deptford in south east London, local campaigners have occupied a 20-year old community garden to prevent it from being boarded up and razed to the ground by Lewisham Council and the housing association, Peabody. They are also highlighting the absurdity of proposals to demolish 16 structurally sound council flats next door to build new social housing.
Dublin: Masked Garda threatening people with batons in the aftermath of the violent eviction carried out by thugs in Dublin on September 11. Pepper spray, dogs and batons were deployed, there were 5 or 6 arrests and four housing campaigners required hosptial visits from injuries received in the course of the eviction of the Frederick St occupation [which is the second recent occupation].
In the 1970s Britain was saturated in political activity right across the board. Not just in the Labour movement, trade unions and the Left but also the new social movements were particularly active in challenging the oppressive established order especially the black, women’s and gay liberation movements.
Upcoming fall, the largest cultural free-haven in The Netherlands, ADM, will be 21 years old. Since its beginning in 1997 ADM has been under constant pressure to a greater or lesser extent.
Berlin, September 7: Activists occupied the Umspannwerk in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district earlier today to prevent the planned Google Campus there. After about 2 hours riot cops evicted the building. Here is a statement by the squatters, the statement was released before the cops evicted the building earlier this afternoon. Six people were detained during the eviction.
Statement by Besetzen, Berlin.
Berlin: The Liebig34 is a self-organized, anarcha-queer-feminist house project in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The house was occupied in 1990 and later legalized. This contract expires in December 2018 and and we are not being given an extension: the owner, Gijora Padovicz, wants to clear the house, renovate it and rent it out again for maximum profit. Padovicz is known in Berlin for systematically buying up, clearing and destroying houses and residential projects.
Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo about the Zikode land occupation.
Amsterdam: On 25 July 2018, in higher appeal, the Council of State has announced ADM to be empty within 5 months, by 25 December 2018.