UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
18-10-2011 22:12October the 1st 2011 will mark one year since the Kraakverbod made squatting illegal in the Netherlands. However, hundreds of people still squat and will continue to squat.
With squatting in the UK coming under threat, join us to hear 3 squatters from Amsterdam talk in several cities across the UK about squatting before the ban, resistance to the criminalisation and what's been happening since the Kraakverbod became law.
18-10-2011 01:25A self written interview by group of anarchists currently involved in the Dale Farm struggle. The interview attempts to answer some basic questions about anarchism in order to explain our position and reasoning for being at Dale Farm; attempting also to solidify the Dale Farm struggles place in the broader class war.
The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Centre and the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign, New York, have written the following declaration with the goal of collecting signatures of support.
17-10-2011 16:17The Court of Appeal has just rejected the residents' right to a judicial review, which means that Basildon Council will be able to come on to conduct an eviction from now onwards. We need supporters to come down as soon as possible to help resist this eviction. We need people to come willing to engage in civil disobedience as well as support residents and activists in resisting the eviction through non-arrestable roles.
17-10-2011 11:09"Neurotics build castles in the air.
Psychotics live in the castles.
Psychiatrists collect the rent".
17-10-2011 09:57Yesterday I went around the "village" hearing a lot and telling a lot with anyone that wanted to tell and hear.
No doubt there is a lot of peaceful passion. But there's still enormous confusion around what exactly is the problem.
1. We know we are being fleeced big time.
2. We know from which direction we are being fleeced.
3. But we don't know exactly who is fleecing us, nor how.
This makes our case very poor in the eyes of the sleeping majority and the media.
17-10-2011 04:18This morning, the Dale Farm Community will find out whether they will be allowed to appeal against the High Court's rejection of their application for judicial review.
If this is refused, then eviction could happen at any time. Therefore, all supporters are urged to get to Dale Farm as soon as possible to assist with the eviction resistance.
16-10-2011 11:26Writing from Sergels Torg, Sotckholm, Sweden. BrunkebergsTorg has been occupied, a square between main offices of Riksbanke and Swedbank and right next to Sergels Torg, a main square.
15-10-2011 14:13An update on the Dale farm situation, including information on increased police repression and hostility towards residents and activists, and calls for further supplies to aid the resistance.