ipsiphi | 26.07.2003 18:52 | Social Struggles
it is a CSO. an autonomous centre, an info shop, a squat to be proud of.
the Galizians are thus proud of it.
Galizia is the bit of the Iberian Peninsula which is above Portugal. Where Franco was born and his henchman Fraga still rules. Where the Prestige sank and Nunca Mais began.
Casa encantada people on the roof. woof woof woof.
OK this summer has not been good for the CSO (Occupied social centres) of "Spain".
this week a bulldozer turned up at Casa Encantada and took off half the facade of the building. Bad news. The Okupes rallied and the bulldozer was held at bay. The situation has been continuing to be tense and now the police are encircling the building.
for those who like to read local newspapers in foreign tongues in online versions:
and the day the bulldozer came:
for those who can do the telephone thing:
Xosé Sánchez Bugallo: 981 542 342
*Ramón Lueje: 981 543 165
add an 00-34
remember to say "casa encantada is a popular expression of contemporary culture and is famed throughout the world as being somewhere Galizians could meet and explore new avenues of escape and generally be pleasant and nice, and bulldozers really aren't the way to go" or something more apt.
the previous general media evictions of this summer:
eviction of Lab 03 in Madrid subsequent ocupation of Lab 04
eviction of Lab 04 Madrid we await LAb 05
eviction threatened against LesNaus BCN
also threatened is Casa del Muntanyes BCN.
These are not "squat squats" these are places to be very proud of not just in Galizia, Catalúnya, España, but throughout Europe. THroughout the 7 million community who live in and share occupied social space.