Amsterdam: Creative Occupyers and Express Evictions

Amsterdam: Joe’s Garage, Newsletter February 2014

During the last months various squats were opened and closed in Amsterdam and surroundings. Yet, the eviction procedure is becoming easier for the cops. Recently, the police came out with an old trick, the speed- eviction: despite squatting being illegal, Continue reading “Amsterdam: Creative Occupyers and Express Evictions”

Squatted Bank wins reprieve after Fierce Campaign

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In Spain hundreds of thousands of people have been evicted from their homes after the capitalist property speculation bubble popped and they were left paying impossible mortgages. Evictions have been running at over 500 a day!.

Under Spanish law you not only lose the house but have to go on paying literally forever.There was a spate of victims committing suicide and a new law to change all this was proposed by a peoples coalition (PAH) wth more than a million supporters (organised locally without leaders). Continue reading “Squatted Bank wins reprieve after Fierce Campaign”

Can Piella evicted in 6 hrs. Motorway blocked, New occupations

desalojo can piella.The resistance has hampered the evicion of  Can Piella that has been extended over six hours

After holding out for more than 5 months since the Court Order the Can Piella ‘Land and Liberty’ occupation was evicted yesterday, on the 2nd anniversary of the start if the 15M ‘Take The Streets’ uprising. The squat had become a symbol of anarchist type collective action, permaculture, and resistance to rampant capitalist speculation, with countless mobilisations and widespread public support, even by local councils.

The eviction comes on the same day as an ”anti terrorist” raid detained 5 local anarchists see here and in the context of a 15M offensive, with demonstrations and new occupations daily. See  here,  here  here  and here (Catalan) Continue reading “Can Piella evicted in 6 hrs. Motorway blocked, New occupations”

Capitalism kills. Another man Hangs himself at his Eviction

Another victim of the silent genocide: Appears hanged a man in his house when he was going to be evicted2653590314_166f74d748_z
by Kaos. Human Rights
Monday, May 6,

A man has appeared hanged inside his house in Barcelona when he was going to be evicted, as reported by the Mossos d’Esquadra. To carry on in the number of silent genocide victims that state terrorism is leading to the population. Continue reading “Capitalism kills. Another man Hangs himself at his Eviction”

Mass Occupation of Toxic Assets: Anti Eviction Movement (PAH)

Update: The ruling PP and controlled media are accusing the anti eviction movementg PAH of belonging to ETA terrorist mileau and subject to anti terrorist laws

with 500 evictions a day activists stop outside houses of Politicians denying a popular law to stop them
with 500 evictions a day activists stop outside houses of Politicians denying a popular law to stop them

The PAH Anti Eviction Platform in the town of Salt has occupied a whole block of new empty flats owned  by Sareb, the newly created ‘bad bank’ set up to hold ‘toxic assets’ from bankrupt creditors. The association will transfer them to families who have been left homeless. 400,000 people have been evicted in the Spanish State due to the banks crisis and evictions are running at over 500 a day. The PAH forced parliament to debate an anti eviction law with a 1 million petition, but the majority PP are against. The EU has declared Spanish law in which you have to keep paying a mortgage after being evicted to be illegal.

The squatted block is a toxic asset. It is also the only speck of life in failed blocks and empty buildings and real estate in the mountain town of Salt (Gironès County, Catalonia). The Platform of People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) on Friday took the block of  brand new unused flats to distribute them free to families evicted . An illegal action  that has received the solidarity of neighbors and social entities. Continue reading “Mass Occupation of Toxic Assets: Anti Eviction Movement (PAH)”

Spain: 6m empties, 400,000 families on street, 500 evictions a day!!

stop evictionsThe spokesman for the Platform of People Affected by the Mortgage, Chema Ruiz, criticized Spain’s economic model that defends banks and leaves people with a huge debt, that of being unable to pay their home mortgages.

This situation has meant that there are six million empty houses in Spain while 400,000 families have no place to return at the end of the day.

Ruiz reiterated the need for efforts to ensure that housing is a right rather than a commodity, and that called people to fight against evictions rather than suicide.

He also demanded a moratorium on evictions, a foreclosed law retroactively applied and also toi form a public park in social rented housing.

Evictions have become a social tragedy in Spain and many cases led to suicides. Since the financial crisis began, more than 350,000 families have lost their homes over unpaid mortgage loans to the bank. Continue reading “Spain: 6m empties, 400,000 families on street, 500 evictions a day!!”

50 Mass demos as Mortgage Eviction Suicides mount up

107615-822-550The mass demonstration in Barcelona for the right to housing ends in front of the  ruling PP headquarters
Saturday, 16 February 2013 . “The right to housing and financial genocide against us ” has also mobilized thousands of people during this Saturday, not only Barcelona but also in more than fifty other cities such as Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Granada, Logroño, Arrecife, Palma de Mallorca, Murcia, Santander, Valencia, Valladolid, Zamora Zaragoza, Albacete, Alicante, Seville, Huelva, among others.

imagesThis is not a crisis, it’s a robbery.” Among the banners that read “Stop evictions”, “Too many thieves” or “genocide bank.”They also honored with banners the memory of the suicide victims of evictions, now running at 500 a day.. Continue reading “50 Mass demos as Mortgage Eviction Suicides mount up”

Robin Hood: anarchist on the Run.. update

     Update. 15th Feb ’13. Enric Duran, the ‘anarchist Robin Hood’ is now on the run, after the Spanish State declared him an outlaw and ordered his immediate ‘Search and Capture’. Enric is charged with ‘stealing’ 492,000 euros which he borrowed from gullible banks and donated to revolutionary and social causes.
LATEST UPDATE. despite the news in this and many other papers it has emerged that the arrest warrant was never officially sent and the trial remains blocked! Great News for Enric!

Enric Duran in the Integral Coop
Enric Duran in the Integral Coop
Enric refused to attend his trial on Tuesday after all his witnesses had been banned by the judge  (even some bank managers who were to testify for him), and because the trial was brought forward by surprise.
     He had planned to use the trial to expose and reject the banks and capitalist system:   ‘While banks’ and institutions’ credibility is almost zero, hundreds of senior politicians and bankers are being impeached and almost all of them getting away with everything. While all of this happens, the attorney’s office and 14 banks request 8 years of prison for Enric Duran. Continue reading “Robin Hood: anarchist on the Run.. update”

Leak of Police attack plan saves Youth Squat Center

CasalGracia2A leak thwarts the eviction of the Gracia youth squatters center
A leak has frustrated this morning eviction attempt o The Catalan police had planned the assault on the building located in Ros de Olano 39 at quarter to seven, when it was still dark in the town of Gracia (Barcelona City). The intentions of the police, however, reached the ears of the youth who for 11 years have been managing this social center.

From six in the morning a concentration of about a hundred people at the doors of the building and several containers with fences and barricades in the streets adjacent commands surprised police and politicians in the district. Undercover officers have visited the area and reported back. The intendant of Police, Richard Fernandez, accompanied by another person has control of the police Avenue Vallcarca and announced the suspension of the action during the day.  TV3 cameras have recorded the moment. Continue reading “Leak of Police attack plan saves Youth Squat Center”

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