UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
Cape Town Militant Mzonke Poni Goes to Trial on Tuesday 29 September 2009 on a Charge of 'Public Violence'
26-09-2009 16:24Mzonke Poni, Chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, is scheduled to stand trial on the charge of public violence on Tuesday 29 September 2009. The charge relates to a protest organised in opposition to state criminality against the Macassar Village Land Occupation. He has written this essay on 'public violence' in response to the charges levelled against him.
21-09-2009 13:30Grenoble (France): Estate agent's offices closed... in solidarity with squats and autonomous spaces
Translation from french to english:
17-09-2009 12:45A group of us have squatted a beautiful large industrial space in South London with the intention of opening it as a self-managed not-4-profit venue.
15-09-2009 15:26This Monday 14th September 2009, the first few squatters, detained during the Saturday action in Apolinářská Street, were taken over to court.
13-09-2009 17:50The police attack was really brutal, worse since anti-IMF protest in 2000. Batons, telescopic batons, tear-gas, sound grenades… Many people were beaten up and about 100 people were arrested.
13-09-2009 09:12Today, at around 7 o'clock (13th September 2009), the brand new squatted space was evicted by police. Around 25 people, who were occupying the house and sitting on the roof, were arrested. It was announced in the mainstream media, that they might go to court on Monday, for a summary jurisdiction.
13-09-2009 08:36Our Astute Estate Agents have got us a lovely bit of real estate..
12-09-2009 15:20At this moment (from around 16 o'clock, 12th September 2009), a house on the corner of Apolinarska and Na Slupi Streets is being occupied. This house has been chosen for several reasons: it's empty since many years, neglected and left to disrepair. Even the smallest reparation works has not been done and the roof is then broken with water coming in. On the other hand, door and windows are very well walled up, so that nobody can live in here.
10-09-2009 20:25Call for anti-capitalist analyses of the COP15 - linking what´s going on in the COP-process with other dimensions of the capitalist system.