Nantes: squatted refugee centre evicted

At early hours last Wednesday, the prefecture of Nantes, with the green light of the presidency of the university campus, evicted the Castle of Tertre: a university building occupied by students and refugees last Autumn in order to house child migrants. 300 cops took part in a very swift operation which made 150 young people

ZAD: a month away from possible eviction

Following the announcement by French prime minister Edouard Philippe that the ‘illegal occupants’ will be evicted at the end of March, for four weeks now ZAD has seen a large police presence, with about 200 gendarmerie mobilised daily in the area. Their mission: to control the entrances, and to engage in a number of harassment operations,

London College of Communication in occupation again

Today the students from UAL London College of Communication re-occupied the LCC campus in Elephant and Castle. The action follows the campus occupation from 15th January. The students protest against UAL partnering with international development company Delancey to gentrify the campus, Elephant and Castle shopping centre, and surrounding areas. Despite of UAL workers, unions, academics

Students occupy the London College of Communication

A section of The London College of Communication was occupied in protest against the Elephant Shopping Centre and College campus  gentrification plans and the LCC partnership in the social cleansing of the area. The occupation comes the night before the developer firm Delancey’s proposal for the redevelopment  goes to planning. The redevelopment plan, described by local

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,

Nantes: Students and refugees occupy the castle of Tertre

Since 26th November, students occupy the castle of Tertre in Nantes. The building, belonging to the University, was occupied with participation, and in solidarity with, the refugees. The trigger for action was Nantes left-wing local government refusal to house refugees, many of whom are unaccompanied children, and instead leaving fully functioning building capable of giving shelter

Protectors occupy Surrey oil drill site

Environmental activists are calling for supporters to join them and bring useful tools to help bed in at a UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) drill site in Horse Hill, which they occupied at 4.30am yesterday. Update: The camp was cleared out on December 2nd After 24 (very cold) hours in the woods, which included holding

Calls go out for emergency embassy protests for Manus refugees

As the Manus Island siege enters its seventh day, with around 600 interred refugees having barricaded themselves against dangerous removal to a temporary site where they fear violence from islanders, the Rise refugee team is calling for solidarity protests today at Australian embassies. RISE ex-detainees urgently request protests and other actions to be held next

SOAS occupiers win!

After 12 days of taking over the directorate at SOAS university in solidarity with cleaners facing redundancy, students have dismantled their occupation declaring a massive win. After a long series of negotiations between contractor Elior, SOAS and university union UCU, the university has reversed its controversial plan to close catered social space the Refectory. All redundancies will