Ten years illegal: Actions against the Dutch ban on squatting

This year, October 1st marks the ten year anniversary of the Squatting Ban coming into effect in the Netherlands. Much like what we saw in the UK following the criminalisation of squatting in 2012, the repercussions have been drastic for our community and our movement. We’ve been pushed out of city centres, drastically reducing our

ADM eviction: Amsterdam ignores UN request

Last week we reported that, following a years-long legal battle, ADM squat in Amsterdam has been granted an interim measure request by the UN Human Rights Council requesting the City of Amsterdam not to evict the site until the Council considers its residents’ case. According to international criminal lawyer and professor at the University of

Netherlands: harsh sentences for squatters

The six squatters who occupied a water tower in Utrecht last October to mark 7 years since squatting were made illegal in Netherlands were sentenced this week. The sentences are quite harsh:  the squatters received fines of 500 euros each and one person was given seven days prison. The water tower on the Amsterdamsestraatweg in

Anarchists talk about Den Haag and the 2015 riots

Den Haag in the Netherlands has gone through some of the deepest upheavals in the country, including riots in 2015 over the police killing of Mitch Henriquez, arrested on suspicion of carrying a weapon and then throttled, dying in police custody the next day. In this conversation with two anarchist comrades from the city, anarchist journal