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

Ridley Road Market Shopping Village traders face eviction

In London gentrification news, Dalston’s Ridley Road Market Shopping Village is due for eviction tomorrow. Shopping Village is an indoor part of the historic, funded in 1880s, market. The market consists of 180 stalls, and while some are currently empty, the space provides a vital low-cost shopping to the locals. Many stalls cater to Hackney’s

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

The occupation of Tidemill Garden in Deptford

Echoing the combined efforts of squatters and residents to fight local councils and developers of the 2014/2015 period, Tidemill Garden in Deptford has been occupied since Wednesday the 29th of August, in resistance to Lewisham Council’s plans to redevelop the area, displacing residents and destroying the garden. Tidemill Garden is a community garden located on

Gary Neville luxury development occupied by Persons Unknown

Either you retire a hero, or you live long enough to become Nevillan, say squatters as they launch broadside against luxury apartments ousting working class families from Manchester. The crew, has taken over 19 and 21 St John Street in Castlefield, on the edge of the Northern Quarter.The million-pound Grade II listed property, formerly business