Berlin: activists occupy site of planned Google Campus

Yesterday campaigners have occupied the former electric substation in Berlin’s Kreuzberg: a planned site of the new Google Campus. The activists took action in protest against the gentrification of the area,  skyrocketing rents in Germany’s capital,  and to open up the space for something better and community-oriented. “The Google Campus is intended to be a

Berlin: Refugee Movement Centre Evicted

Gerhart-Hauptmann Schule, a school building in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district squatted in 2012 by a group of refugees and activists,  was evicted today. The vacant school was  first occupied during a particularly harsh Winter in December 2012 in order to house homeless refugees camping at Berlin’s streets.  Initially, the occupation was tolerated by the district office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg,

The struggle against Google in Berlin

Earlier this year Google rocked up to Kreuzberg district in Berlin with plans for a swanky new Google Campus. The idea immediately sparked a great deal of local anger, and a spiky anti-gentrification campaign. In the below article, writers for Avalanche dive into the anarchist offensive against corporate spread in the German capital — and argue