Month: June 2017

Report from squatted prison

On 27 May, Sisters Uncut occupied the site of what used to be the largest women’s prison in Western Europe. Eight women climbed into the old visitors’ centre through a window. Others unfurled banners on the roof: ‘This is Public

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Statement of Coordination of Refugee Squats

During the last month we witnessed the State escalating its anti-immigration policy of restrictions against refugees and the solidarity movement. In Addition to the EU management of migration issues which include forcing people to live in horrible conditions ,deporting them

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Welcome to the occupation: Squatting and Resistance from Berlin to New York

On Monday, April 17th, The Urban Democracy Lab and Deutsches Haus at NYU presented a panel, “Welcome to the Occupation: Squatting and Resistance from Berlin to New York” to discuss urban precarity, squatting, and urban social movements. Panelists included cultural

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Flipping a coin

“Flipping a Coin” is less an essay than a narrative construction, an indeterminate, deliberately ramshackle form, built up of quotes, long and short, a variety of digital images and photomontages, appropriated texts, anecdotes, personal history, reports, shards of literary, historical,

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Squatting: the urban space as a common good

“Housing is a need, not a privilege”, “Housing for people, not for profit”. Banners with slogans like these hang from windows in any number of European cities. Across Europe, increasing social inequality is making some urban spaces inaccessible to those

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Statement of CityPlaza Squat Against the Threat of Eviction

City Plaza will not bend “Resist the immigration and passport bureaus the frightful flags of states and diplomacy war weapons factories” Michalis Katsaros The court order for the evacuation of the Refugee Accommodation Space City Plaza is the latest scene

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Aachen : verdict for two comrades accused of bankrobbery and some acts of solidarity

Today, 7th June 2017, the judge pronounced the sentence in the court case against two anarchist comrades from Barcelona accused of having robbed the PaxBank in Aachen 2014. While one comrade was set free, our sister and comrade was sentenced

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