On Thursday 24th September in Greenwich, London, an illegal eviction attempt on a squatted building was thwarted by a combination of self-organised defence and bloody minded stubbornness.
On Monday, with remarkably little fanfare, the hiatus in eviction proceedings was ended, allowing courts to issue new notices and bailiffs to start enforcing them. Cases outstanding prior to March (ie. from before lockdown) are now free to be brought forward, allowing a massive backlog affecting tens of thousands of people to be pushed through
After a Summer of resistance the Poors Piece Conservation Project at Rosehill Farm, Wendover against HS2’s destruction of ancient woodland is facing eviction on Monday September 28th. The group, who were given the go-ahead to occupy their Buckinghamshire site by local farmer Clive Higgins in May, have created an amazing array of structures including straw
London, UK In the wake of the global Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic everyone needs protection especially because it is critical to saving lives. The continued eviction of squatters and in some incidents renters puts everyone at risk. But this is where we are. Abandoned and empty buildings matter more than the shared responsibility of keeping
In the “human rights friendly” city of Bandung a conflict was raging over the future of Tamansari, a piece of land occupied for decades but slated for redevelopment. In December 2019, riot police accompanied demolition teams to oust the people from their homes — below is a tale of corruption, violence and working class resistance.
The mutual aid networks are in a unique position to defend the homes – and the lives – of those facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday 11th February, 4 anarchists and a dog from the militant trans collective EastEndQueerPunx staged a symbolic eviction resistance in solidarity with sex workers everywhere.
On February 2nd we took the initiative to burglarize our own house. Gare in Athens is not just for its own members, it belongs to the entire movement. We hung a banner in solidarity with the free spaces and in solidarity with D. of Gare banner saying “Power to the wanted Comrade D. Chatsivachiliadi, Solidarity
Activists from the Black Flag anarchist collective report that the squatted site, which houses more than 200 families in the southern Brazilian city of Araquari, is fighting back against threats from the City Hall to send the dogs in. Update: On February 3rd the Federal Public Ministry enforced a temporary suspension on eviction proceedings for
Vasudevan’s radical history of squatting looks at self-help housing in a half-dozen European and North American locations across the post-war globe, yet can really only manage to sketch out the historical differences and geographical peculiarities between them.