Utrecht. Netherlands. Update May 26. In these times when most of our communal spaces are closed, the streets are overflowed with positive messages recommending us of “Taking good care of each other”, of “sending a lot of hearts to the hospitals”, of “getting out of this together”. All these messages you see around the streets, while the shadow of the consequences of the crisis loom over our heads, while the capitalist system uses yet another crisis to reshape the market relationships.Continue reading #Utrecht, #Netherlands: Take good care of each other?
Today (August 18), there was an attempt to resquat the Watertoren on the Amsterdamsestraatweg in Utrecht (Netherlands). This water tower has been squatted many times already. Today, squatters unfortunately failed. The water tower, a designated national monument, has not been in use since 1986. The real estate developer who bought it in 2014, has not succeeded yet in developing anything. At the same time, alternative uses are not tolerated and eviction for emptiness has been the systematic answer. This while the monumental building is falling into disrepair.Continue reading #Utrecht: Protest action against new anti #squat law
Utrecht, Dutch territory: In the past few days we, the R 7 squat, received threats from local right wing groups.
2 November 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands: As we speak, police is evicting five years of community organising and alternative living at ‘the Swamp’, a squatted field in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht. The squatters are resisting by locking themselves to their houses in order to protect the young forest. They say they fear illegal cutting of trees since necessary permits have not been applied for by owner Borghese Real Estate B.V.
The water tower in Utrecht (Territory of the Netherlands) has again been squatted! Just like last year it was squatted on October 1 to remember the date that squatting was criminalised in the Netherlands back in 2010.
After 5 years of creating alternative living spaces with nature, the Swamp, Kanaleneiland, is being threatened with destruction.