Year: 2018

Amsterdam: The Klokhuis squat under threat

The Klokhuis squat is threatened by Hagatex BV, the textile subsidiary of Maged Hagagg. On September 30 2018, we squatted an empty building on the Zeeburgerpad 22 in Amsterdam. The building, owned by Appelbeheer BV since the end of 1990,

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Trespass Issue 3 Introduction

We’re glad to finally present Issue 3 of Trespass Journal! In this issue, which is online and freely distributed, you’ll find a translation from English to Dutch of a journal article about how a moral panic was generated to enforce

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Squatters Digest

Welcome to the second, and final edition of Squatters Digest (for 2018). You made it, faithful readers. In a shock headline, squatting in the UK continues. Evictions still take place every month, but due to the huge number of empty

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Amsterdam: Mobiele Eenheid Film 2018

We see that the commercialisation, gentrification and growing tourism are making of Amsterdam an expensive and exclusive city. Amsterdam is becoming more individualistic, more monotonous and boring. Also, the city is now a playground for tourists and a board game

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Abahlali baseMjondolo Goes to Court to Stop the Eviction of Disabled Residents

Monday, 26 November 2018 Tomorrow [Nov27] the eNduduzweni branch of Abahlali baseMjondolo goes to Durban High Court as the eThekwini Municipality and KZN Department of Social Development intensified its war on the blind and physical challenged residents in the eNduduzweni

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Amsterdam: No eviction for hotels! The squatting collective ‘De Mobiele Eenheid’ stays!

Building squatted The squat collective De Mobiele Eenheid has squatted the Gedempte Hamerkanaal 86 / Spijkerkade 2 building a few weeks ago and has started a non-commercial social centre with a program of activities almost every day. After only a

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Macao: Collective activism

[This long read is from 2017 but gives useful background in English about Macao in Milan which is currently under threat] One of Europe’s most spectacular music venues is under threat. Christine Kakaire visits the former slaughterhouse in Milan to

Milan council agrees to sell Macao property for €22 million

[From September] The sale can only go through once the building is empty—which it currently isn’t. The City Council Of Milan has agreed to sell the complex of buildings that houses beloved arts and music hub Macao. The deal, reportedly

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Rome: Salvini campaigned for 22nd eviction of Baobab camp

[From Nov14] Baobab is one of many informal settlements in Rome and provided basic shelter to people who were forced out the system. Baobab was setup for the first time in 2015. Most people stayed only for a few days

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MARS Attacks! A Cautionary Tale from the UK on the Relation between Migration and Refugee Studies (MARS) and Migration Control

Abstract This article makes four related arguments regarding the academic field of migration and refugee studies (MARS) in the UK and its relations of knowledge production with UK state agencies. The first, most empirical, argument is that the field’s members

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