Athens: Embros theatre re-squatted

Evicted on the morning of 19th May, Embros free self-managed theatre was re-squatted four days later by the means of a very large crowd and cheerful direct action featuring dancing, music and sledgehammers. Embros was squatted in November 2011 after having been left empty for a few years. Since then, the venue hosted thousands of

Boat dwellers protest new “Safety Zones” proposal aimed at gentrification of waterways

Last Saturday, Broxbourne’s Canal in Hertfordshire was filled with a flotilla of boats, all protesting against Canal and River Trust’s (CRT) absurd and falsely named new ‘Safety Zones’ proposal. The protest attracted boaters from all over the London region and beyond, including representatives from Broxbourne’s own Cruising Club. A ‘towpath protest’ of boaters and non-boaters

London callout: noise demo in solidarity with Barcelona’s war on gentrification

On Monday 8th July at 8.30am, activists will gather in front of Blackstone offices at 40 Berkley Square in London W1 J5AL for a noise demo to show solidarity with Barcelona’s residents fighting against gentrification. Blackstone, a New York based multinational private equity firm and the World’s largest alternative investment company*, is the biggest property

Evict your Landlord: Wir Bleiben Alle! We All Stay.

Today thousands of people marched through Berlin for the Interkiezonale Star Demo against a wave of radical centre evictions – and for the occasion we are pleased to publish this meticulous probe into the situation by anarchist investigative journalist Joe Reynolds. The star demo, so-called for its use of a tactic where different “fingers” of

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 of October saw 150 high-court bailiffs and police descend upon the Tidemill Community Garden in