Month: November 2018

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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Against Anarcho-Liberalism and the curse of identity politics

Anarchism in the UK is a joke. Once symbolising hard-fought struggles for freedom, the word has been stripped bare to make way for narrow-minded, separatist and hateful identity politics by middle class activists keen to protect their own privileges. We

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Squatters digest- low tide: next comes the flood

Welcome to the Squatter’s Digest, a new column for Freedom News, highlighting the ongoings of the squat scene in London and beyond, along with providing opinions on the politics of said goings-on. Quality and coherence are not guaranteed. The 29th

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ADM Sympathizers squatted out of protest a premises in the city center

On Sunday 28 October, a number of ADM sympathizers squatted a building in the Red-light district; Oudekerksplein 30. The fringes of Amsterdam also belong in the city center After hearing alderman Kock’s proposal to move the ADM to Almere in

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