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UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive

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Larissa, Central Greece: IKA squat evicted and demolished

26-04-2008 00:53

Part of the formerly abandoned building being demolished right after eviction
Heavy police forces raided the recently squatted building of IKA on Wednesday morning; 7 people were brought in front of the Public Prosecutor, while part of the building has already been demolished.

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May Day Party In Liverpool

25-04-2008 12:38

Liverpool Social Centre invites all workers & strugglers to our May Day '08 party on Thurs 1st May

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Amsterdam International Day of Autonomous spaces + RTS

24-04-2008 18:23

Prop for the Days of Actions for Autonomous Spaces.

On April the 11th the Tekenschool (part of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam) was squatted by the April 2008 Coordination Group. The building was used for socials and workshops and as a base for Indymedia NL. It was also the meet-up points for the RTS action on Saturday 12th April, which was attended by over 300 people: Video.

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28 Days Later(ish) - Social Centre opening party

23-04-2008 20:02

28 days have passed since London's newest social centre was occupied, there's been no word from the owners and the deadline for an IPO to be granted has passed so we thought it'd be nice to have a party.

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Benefit for direct action @ rampART 25 April - hip hop, dubstep, afro beat funk

23-04-2008 15:43

flyer - front
THE PEOPLES ARMY Makes a one off mission to East London, Friday 25th April - 9pm-6am
@ rampART, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd)
- The Speakers Corner family & The Peoples Army host an all night session of Live Hip Hop, Live Afro Beat Funk, Reggae & Late night Dubstep.

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Interspace: International meeting for squats and autonomous spaces

21-04-2008 17:03

Kesselberg, Berlin 24th - 26th May 2008

Following on from the last international squat and autonomous spaces meeting in Dijon, France last November, comes the second meeting: this time on the outskirts of Berlin.

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Hackney Social Centre - Morning report

21-04-2008 13:58

Banner 1
Responding to the threatened eviction of the Hackney Social Centre people turned up prepared to resist. Those inside the centre climbed on the roof and raised the black flag as well as dropping a number of banners.

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Space Invaded, and Evicted? - Squat manchester a summary

20-04-2008 20:06


A Summary of the events in Manchester around Squat Manchester 12 April. Including the film night, the banner drops, the new squatted social centre, the family fun day, the No Borders March, the occupation of Jacksons Wharf the busted 'free' party and more!!

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Freespace Brum - Temporary Autonomous Zone 11-13th April

20-04-2008 11:47

Keep Digbeth Noisy
A report written collaboratively by the FreeSpaceBrum collective, supporters and participants of the last weekend's social centre in Digbeth.

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Meet-up details

19-04-2008 23:21

In the spirit of freespace

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Hackney Social Centre Under Threat of Eviction!

19-04-2008 17:59

The Hackney Social Centre (231 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney) is now waiting for High Court Bailiffs, scheduled to arrive at the property at 9:00 AM this Monday, April 21, 2008. Anyone able to stand with us to meet the bailiffs and defend the space is asked to gather outside the Social Centre at 8:00 AM on Monday Morning.

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No Borders demo and mass action

17-04-2008 18:30

Pictures and report by Manchester No Borders of the FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT and DEFEND AUTONOMOUS SPACES demonstration on Saturday, April 12th (see

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Wominspace eviction successfully resisted!

16-04-2008 15:13

The first attempt to evict the Wominspace in North East London was today successfully resisted.

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Demonstration of squatters turns into mass occupation

15-04-2008 15:53

On Saturday evening, up to 200 squatters and No Borders activists held an
unauthorised demonstration in the city centre. Accompanied by a samba band
and two soundsystems mounted on bike trailers, they marched from Victoria
Station into the Northern Quarter, along Market Street and Kings Street,
through Spinningfields into Castlefield.

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Putting people into London's empties

15-04-2008 14:02

Squatters Estate Agents, putting people places
As part of days of action for squats and autonomous space a squatters estate agents was been set up in a newly opened squat in the centre of London. It consisted of display of eighteen empty properties ranging from abandoned houses and flats, to empty pubs, shops and even government buildings. Some would suit small residential squats and others grand large scale housing communities, squat cafes, freeshops or social centres. Along with photos of each property, details were given about their location, history and suitability for squatting.

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Days Of Action Follow Up for London's Autonomous Spaces

15-04-2008 12:12

Map aids London Squatter
Coinciding with the Europe-wide days of action in defence of free spaces a new squatted social centre was opened in Shoreditch and a series of events took place in autonomous spaces around London starting on Friday evening with a social meetup and info night at the rampART and acoustic bands and performances at the NOID gallery. On saturday, the newly opened social centre opened it's doors with an art-exhibition, free shop, films and a squatters estate agency. On saturday there was also a demo outside a homeless hostel in Hackney. In the evening around 300 ppeople turned up a the Hackney Social Centre for a gig raising money for the Advisory Service for Squatters and another benefit took place at the Wominspace. On the Mall, there was a banner drop from squatted crown property.

After the Space Is The Place and other contributions to the call out for decentralised actions in support of squats and autonomous spaces, what next?

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News from Londons autonomous spaces...

15-04-2008 11:33

The squatted warehouse
New squats; more meetings; Brad Will revisited; days of action followup; the film they tried to ban; 56a Infoshop and more... With the days of action for autonomous spaces now behind us it's time to look forward. Taken from the rampART mailing list, this is a round up of news and events relating to London's social centres. Get involved.

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Brutal eviction of Squat in Vienna (Spitalgasse 11)

14-04-2008 21:28

During the international action days for squats and autonomous spaces many activities took place in Vienna. After a powerful demonstration on Friday demanding free and autonomous spaces, followed by squatting a new place for the Viennese “Wagenburg”, the second day started with a “Bim Party” during which several tramways were occupied. In the evening dozens of people met to discuss queer-feminist aspects of squatting and their practical implications.

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London's Shoreditch New Squat Pics

14-04-2008 20:27

The first artworks appear in as you turn into Bowl Court ...
Here there are some shots we took on Sunday afternoon at the new social centre that was squatted in Shoreditch (London) to coincide with the Global Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces.

The building is in an amazing location. It is not only central, but it also sits right in the middle of an area right next to the City that is being highly ‘developed’. The contrast between the previously neglected building with the new glass and metal towers is almost beyond belief.

The crew maintaining the squat, have done an impressive work to bring a previously ‘condemned’ building back into life. Three floors have now made been available to the community. The space has got an entrance area with a free shop, info stalls, a squatters estate agents, and a café. The ground floor also contains a soundproof room for screenings and music, and in the upper floors there a few rooms (some pretty large) that had an exhibition.

Long and exciting life to the new social centre!

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Squatted Community Garden Reopened in Reading as Part of Days of Action!

14-04-2008 20:01

PJ & Gaby
On Sat 12th April, actions took place across the world in defence of squats and free spaces. In Reading, anti-capitalists managed to re-open Common Ground squatted community garden for the day, with a community BBQ and music show, despite a year of struggle with the authorities for control of the space.
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