by Núria Bonet 24 01 13 (en castellano abajo)
The Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) now drives a campaign to promote “civil disobedience” and extend the relocation of poor families who are homeless in empty promotions in Barcelona and its metropolitan area.
About thirty families are living in Vallès are okupying entire blocks. There are six buildings owned by the banks, and until recently, empty. Due to the slow management response to the drama of mass mortgage evictions, the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) now drives a campaign to promote “civil disobedience” and extend the relocation of poor families who remain homeless empty in Barcelona promotions and its metropolitan area. Continue reading “Barcelona: Evicted families take 6 bank-owned blocks”
Mass occupation of Historic Workers center
Poblenou neighborhood, Barcelona
This action is a response to the unilateral closure by BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL of the Flor De maig (May Flower) center.
This afternoon, amid a festive atmosphere and protest, five hundred residents Poblenou opened new historical workers social center “La Flor de Mayo”, evicted by the City Council last May, recoverting the last historic building of the cooperative movement that still had social and cultural use in the district.