nn | 20.09.2011 13:05 | Free Spaces
Days of action against the squatting ban / Actiedagen tegen het kraakverbod
29 September - 2 October
29th September – 2nd October
We’re still here!
Once upon a time, there was a group of people who were declared criminals overnight, and who then took to the streets and said: Your laws, not ours. And they set fires in order to show that they will not go away silently, that they will not surrender…
It’s been a year since the squatting ban was implemented. And like on any anniversary, it is time to look back and see what has changed.
The waiting lists for social housing have only gotten longer; the rights of renters have been eroded more and more; anti-squat agencies flourish by exploiting people in desperate need of a roof above their heads, offering them only precarious solutions that are no real solutions at all.
The same goes for the squatting ban: it was never a real solution. It was only a convenient way for politicians to escape responsibility. When they said they wanted to solve the problem of housing shortage, that they wanted to find solutions to emptiness, we knew they were lying. And the last year has, once again, only proven that we were right not trusting those two-faced lizards in the first place.
As long as those in power don’t seem interested in solving the housing problem, we will keep doing what we always do – squatting. We refuse to lay our destinies in the hands of greedy speculators and housing corporations. Instead we will keep providing solutions to ourselves, and continue to do the best we can to help other people do the same.
Let us commemorate the 1st of October as the day that represents the way we will never, ever give up.
Ban or no ban – we’re still here! Idealen ontruim je niet – kraken gaat door!
Friday 30th Sep
14:00 Workshops & discussions
In the evening “Fuck Marriage” benefit party @ Occii (Amstelveenseweg 134)
Sat 1st Oct
“We’re still here! – Wij zijn er nog steeds!”
Black up, mask up, show up!
In the evening soup, bread & folk punk @ Molli (Van Ostadestraat 55hs)
Sun 2nd Oct
16:00 Evaluation, snacks, movies
All activities will take place @ de Hallen (Bellamyplein), unless mentioned otherwise.
More detailed workshop program coming soon. Check the webpage for updates!
Coming over and need a sleeping place? Get in touch: email@example.com