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Helsinki (Finland): Fire at Makamik

A fire started at [the formerly squatted and since legalized] anarchist and antiauthoritarian social center Makamik around two o’clock Saturday night (February 25th, 2023) due to reasons so far unconfirmed to us. The house suffered widespread damage. We received news on location that the fire department suspects arson. Last year fascists performed several attacks on Makamik, including the burning of a shed last midsummer. On friday, the day before the fire, the group Antifasistinen Helsinki released information about a nazi named Olli Vickström, which raises questions.

Our collective however pushes on unbroken, stay tuned
Invite to solidemo and memorial:

Montreuil: Anarcha, queer anarcha-feminist festival. Let’s defend the places we live in!

Montreuil (France) – Anarcha, march 3rd-5th 2023, la Baudrière:

In France, on the 31st of March, it is the end of the winter break which protect squat and autonomous places. Here in Montreuil and elsewhere, housing squat and political mobilisation squats will be evictable on this date. In Île-de-France, it is the case for “La Baudrière”, for the “10 rue Bara”, for the “Gambetta”, fot the “Malaqueen”, for the “LEO”… and many others.
« La Baudrière » is an anarcha-feminist and “TransPdGouine” (TransFaggDyke) squat opened by and for people whom suffer from patriarchy anyhow. It’s been a year now that we’re making this place live, hosting many political events, parties, encounters, canteens… And so much more that allowed us forging precious alliances with different activisms. It is an anarchist and autonomous place of living and mobilisation which is why we want to defend it.
Lately, if a big social movement seems to take form in France, there is also new laws that threatens our freedom : the “Kasbarian” law which directly attacks squatters and unstable tenants, the “Darmanin” law which attacks those who don’t have “the good” ID documents, the Olympic law which strengthen police control and surveillance, the retirement reform and unemployment reform which fragilise our lives more and more…
The government, the capitalist system and the cops always find new ways to piss us off.
We are fighting to multiply initiatives that allow self-determination and collective autonomy to all of us. To us, anarchism is a way of empowerment and emancipation from the heterosexual and patriarchal cistem, inherently racist and capitalist.
We want to defend La Baudrière because it is a place far from the managerial logic of the government, a place that allows direct solidarity between people who organise themselves against the State, the notion of private property, the patriarchy and racism. We want it to be a place of sharing and remembrance for our past fights and for our present and future resistances.
With the actual political context, we cannot afford to lose another house for mobilisation and feminist TPG community. The time of barricades has come.
During three days, the 3, the 4 and the 5 of march 2023, we want to keep strengthening the bonds we made – on a local scale, as well as in other countries – during this last year and a half.
We want to keep our autonomous habits, to discuss, to share our experiences. The most ordinary ones – cooking, handicrafts, revolutionary songs, sewing and electrical work – as well as the most revolutionary – for example, learning from the revolution in Syria or the fight against the gentrification process in Exarcheia.
These encounters will be in CHOSEN MIXITY : WITHOUT HETERO CIS MEN.
We’ll be at La Baudrière from March 3 to 5 to discuss, sing, dance, learn and meet! We look forward to seeing you there!
Women, life, freedom !
Squat for the queer autonomy !

Anarcha program

Permanent workshop and exhibitions during the weekend:
– Placard workshop (for the marches on the 6th to the 8th of March) : Bloke Abya Yala + Montreuil’s feminist General Assembly
– Exhibition about autonomous/self-sufficient territories (Bloke Mujeres y disidencias Abya Yala)
– A fanzine workshop space to write and draw !

– Starting at 2pm : cleaning and organisation of the different spaces for the weekend (La Baudrière is an autonomous and self-managed place which can exist because everyone does their bit and comes picking up a broom while listening to music !)

– 2pm : Writing workshop – EN/FR (by the end of this workshop we will open the fanzine permanent workshop !)
– 2pm : “opening” workshop – EN/FR
– 2pm : Discussion with Montreuil’s feminist General Assembly : how and why we need to build common feminist spaces despite conflicts and political disagreement ?
– 4pm : Snack time ! Bring your treats !
– 4pm : Discussion “Kiez-Kultur erhalten” (protecting popular and working-class’ district’s culutre) with an autonomous group that fights against gentrification in their neighbourghood in Berlin – EN/FR
– 5:30pm : projection / discussion about queer communities in Iran with Queer Iranian people.
Permanent workshops:
– Nail art/fake nails– Piercing – Tattoo Circus – Coconut Shy – Board games – Serigraphy/screen-printing – Baby-foot.
Evening program !
6:30pm : – street soccer – pole dance initiation – Haze et Jane acoustic – clown – Lesbian short movie
7:30pm : – Choir – Canteen – Makeup workshop
8:30pm :– Feminist collages session in the neighbourhood – Pole dance Show – Ylla Solal acoustic music session – Drag show
10pm : – Tombola’s results
10:30pm :– Ausique acoustic session – Feministe Fight Club (lutte)

– 11am – 1pm : Balaclava workshop – Come with your wool if you want !
– 11am – 1pm : Writing workshop FR/EN
– 11am : Squats and autonomous spaces: “Trans PD Gouine meuf” (TransFaggDyke) – lrife experiences and organisation with the TPG feminist’s remembrance (introduction will be recorded) -11am : Discussion about women’s fight in the ADC ((administrative detention centers) of Mesnil Amelot with the assembly against ADC
– 1pm : Canteen
– 2pm – 5pm: Book survey : “Nous sans l’Etat” (Us without the Government) by Yasnaya Elena Aguilar Gil. Community’s
autonomy to exist and resist.
– 2pm – 4pm : Electricity handicraft workshop
– 2pm – 4pm : “mutualisation” (insurance) as a collective alternative against institutionalisation of our activisms.
Unpaid work and privileges in activism. Pros and cons of institutionalisation (declared associations and subsidies). Can “mutalisation” be an alternative ?
Presentation of the different issues to be addressed (recorded,
25min) and then, discussion (can last as long as collectively wanted).
– 4pm : Snack time and Iraqi bakery workshop – FR/EN
– 4pm : Discussion about queer and feminist activism in Tunisia with a Tunisian activist // After a revolution, various fights and many disappointments but also some victories, Tunisia emerges from a complex context that approaches an unprecedented fascism. Henda chennaoui, a feminist activist, tells us about the feminist school Lina Ben Mhenni, its activities and its spaces of resistance where women and queer people still do not give up. She will also answer all our questions about a Tunisia that brings together, with great contrast, alienation and resilience.
– 4:30pm : Placard and banner workshop (Bloke Mujeres y disidencias Abya Yala + Montreuil’s feminist General Assembly) – 4:30pm : Medical autonomy and access to hormones
Who needs hormones ? Who has access to it ? Which are the differents existing fight in France and which are still to be developed.
Presentation of the different issues to be addressed (recorded, 25min) and then, discussion (can last as long as collectively wanted).
– 9pm : Documentary projection, defense of Honduras territories in Rojavala.
– 9pm : Presentation of the situation in Florence and the repression suffered by the anarcha-feminist collectives
Support evening for anarcha-feminist collectives in Florence, Italy (Viale Corsica, La Magnifica, Blocco Anti Sfratto, Via del Leone), who need money for their anti-repression.
22h Carmen electro : phonk pong bong
11pm pilou : reggaeton, hot and cute stuff
00:00 maxi.zorglub : maghreb, raï, chaabi, trap
1am Je.deboite : jungle, breakbeat, funcore
2am Josef : New wave

– 11am : Discussion on how to think our futures collectively ? EN/FR
– 1pm : Canteen
– 1:30pm- 6:30pm : The TPG feminist memory collective, which is organizing at La Baudrière, is setting up a radio set for half a day to collect stories and experiences of life around squats and autonomous spaces!
– 2pm : Discussion about women’s fights in prison (Carapatages)
– 2pm : Discussion on the fight against the family code in Algeria with Fahima Laidoudi and Sanadja Akrouf
– 4pm : Snack time.
– 4:30pm : Transphobia: from confusion to fascist risk
– 4:30pm : News from Exarchia, Athens. The neighborhood’s struggle against gentrification and police occupation EN/FR
– 6:30pm : Anti-repression point for the night march of March 6th in chosen mixity without hetero cis men organized by the feminist GA Paris-Banlieue, and making of a banner EN/FR
– 7pm : Canteen
– 9pm : projection of the movie “Un seul héros le peuple” (Only One Hero : the People) FR/EN subtitles

– Starting at 12am and also in early afternoon : Cleaning
– Meeting point at the baudrière from 4pm : to leave in gang to the night march in chosen mixity without cis hetero guys organized by the feminist GA Paris-Banlieue.

La Baudrière
65 bis rue Voltaire, Montreuil, France
la-baudriere [at] riseup [dot] net

Last year’s announcement, queer anarcha-feminist festival against evictions, March 31st – April 3rd 2022,

Some groups in Montreuil
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Amsterdam: Evictions continue, Squatting will too!

Another illegal eviction. Saturday afternoon we announced a new squat on Zeeburgerpad 22. Not much later we were forced to pack our bags and leave again. Thanks to the presence of a large number of friends outside, people inside managed to get away safely without getting arrested. But of course, no one is safe if they’re sleeping in the streets, so we’ll be back.
On the 18th of February, we made it public that we squatted Zeeburgerpad 22. Many people showed up to show support and protect the occupation.
We had already been inside for a week and had evidence of this. But as some of the members of our collective are in a vulnerable position we decided to force contact with the owner/ police by dropping a banner & speaking to the neighbours. It wasn’t the first time this place has been squatted, it was squatted in 2013 and again in 2018.
After the last eviction in 2021, some renovations took place but apart from that nothing much happened, the place remained empty. The daughter of the owner and Pablo ( the neighbour and owner of the company next door) showed up and provided us with some much-needed entertainment. Rumour goes that someone has a video recording of Pablo stating he is going to come up to “all the little girls” first and do their teeth in. If any little girls were wondering where he lives, it’s the house on the left.
After the Oscar worthy performance of the crying daughter-of-the-owner, cops said they would evict because of “heterdaad” (Caught in the act). They didn’t trust our Twitter time-stamped pictures ( “because these pictures could have been taken before”). After the inside crew got out safely we all left.
Shoot us a message if you have space to put up some members of our collective, if you know of an empty house ( or send an email to any of the KSU’s) or if you’re sleeping rough/precariously and want to join and have a go at getting evicted with us.???? As long as people are sleeping rough, we’ll be back
Join our autonomous shelter block at the woonprotest !

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Amsterdam: Statement about the illegal eviction at Noorderdwarsstraat 9

On the 24th of January, a squat in the center of Amsterdam got revealed by Autonomous Shelter, a squatted appartment on Noorderdwarsstraat 9. The same morning it got illegaly evicted.

This appartment had been empty since four to six years, according to the neighbors. The neighbours were all supportive, bringing us tea and chatting with us. The beginning of the action went really calmly. We provided cops with documents showing that we had been living there since the 21st of February, and neighbors told us they could indeed confirm our house peace if the cops asked them.

After over an hour of waiting we suddenly got the message that they would evict us and that we had 5 min to leave. 5 police vans appeared and suddenly 30 cops were standing in the small street. When we asked why they wanted to evict us they first stated “because squatting is illegal”. Only after, one of them told us it was for heterdaad, meaning that they claimed to have caught us in the act.
This is total bullshit as all our documents and the statements from the neighbors showed that we had house peace.

We decided not to resist this eviction and, after the people who gathered in front of the door got dragged away, the people from the inside left voluntarily and did not get arrested.
This eviction caught us by surprise as it is the first time since a year that a speed eviction based on heterdaad happens in Amsterdam.
But if they change their strategy, we will do so as well. This eviction did not crush our energy, it only fueled our anger and will give us more strength to squat more buildings.

Fuck the law, squat the world !
Autonomous Shelter

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Ghent: The Pandemisten occupy ‘t Vredeshuis!

Peace, love and a little revolution.
Since January 2023 we occupy ‘t Vredeshuis!
The government tries to sell our public places without us noticing.
But the Pandemisten are back from never gone! We take direct action and fight against the privatization of our city!
‘t Vredeshuis was a place for international solidarity with a lot of organisations involved. We continue with this mission from bottom up and work together with organisations like Rojava Congres Gent, Woman life freedom, …
The biggest changes in the world came out of small initiatives from big dreamers. We take back ‘t Vredeshuis and welcome everyone to fight
together for what is ours: THE CITY!
Come join this new social-cultural centre! there’s a lot of space for a lot of projects!

Friday 20 january, reception, grand opening:

‘t Vredeshuis
Sint-Margrietstraat 9
9000 Ghent, Belgium
pandemisten [at] riseup [dot] net

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Atlanta (USA): In solidarity with the movement to Stop Cop City and Defend Weelaunee Forest

We call on all people of good conscience to stand in solidarity with the movement to stop Cop City and defend the Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta.

On January 18, in the course of their latest militarized raid on the forest, police in Atlanta shot and killed a person. This is only the most recent of a series of violent police retaliations against the movement. The official narrative is that Cop City is necessary to make Atlanta “safe,” but this brutal killing reveals what they mean when they use that word.

Forests are the lungs of planet Earth. The destruction of forests affects all of us. So do the gentrification and police violence that the bulldozing of Weelaunee Forest would facilitate. What is happening in Atlanta is not a local issue.

Politicians who support Cop City have attempted to discredit forest defenders as “outside agitators.” This smear has a disgraceful history in the South, where authorities have used it against abolitionists, labor organizers, and the Civil Rights Movement, among others. The goal of those who spread this narrative is to discourage solidarity and isolate communities from each other while offering a pretext to bring in state and federal forces, who are the actual “outside agitators.” The consequence of that strategy is on full display in the tragedy of January 18.

Replacing a forest with a police training center will only create a more violently policed society, in which taxpayer resources enrich police and weapons companies rather than addressing social needs. Mass incarceration and police militarization have failed to bring down crime or improve conditions for poor and working-class communities.

In Atlanta and across the US, investment in police budgets comes at the expense of access to food, education, childcare, and healthcare, of affordable and stable housing, of parks and public spaces, of transit and the free movement of people, of economic stability for the many. Concentrating resources in the hands of police serves to defend the extreme accumulation of wealth and power by corporations and the very rich.

What do cops do with their increased budgets and their carte blanche from politicians? They kill people, every single day. They incarcerate and traumatize schoolchildren, parents, loved ones who are simply struggling to survive. We must not settle for a society organized recklessly upon the values of violence, racism, greed, and careless indifference to life.

The struggle that is playing out in Atlanta is a contest for the future. As the catastrophic effects of climate change hammer our communities with hurricanes, heat waves, and forest fires, the stakes of this contest are clearer than ever. It will determine whether those who come after us inherit an inhabitable Earth or a police state nightmare. It is up to us to create a peaceful society that does not treat human life as expendable.

The forest defenders are trying to create a better world for all of us. We owe it to the people of Atlanta and to future generations everywhere to support them.

Here are some ways to support the defense of the forest in Atlanta:

  • Organize political solidarity bail funds, forest defense funds, and forest defense committees where you live.
  • Participate in or organize local solidarity actions.

[Defend The Atlanta Forest, January 19th, 2023.]

Amsterdam: first squat action of the year, Spui 11

Yesterday, a new building was announced as squatted, a small manifestation was held on the Spui and flyers were distributed to the public. Police have been on site and said they were not planning to evict. The building housed the music store Hampe and Berkel for 179 years, last year they closed due to the corona crisis. The property will house people who would otherwise be homeless.

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London: The Autonomous Cafe & Bookshop returns

The Autonomous Cafe & Bookshop is re-opening this Wednesday [Dec 14] at 88 Hardinge Street, Shadwell. It will continue to provide liberated coffee and food on a pay-what-you-can basis, and serve as a warm bank for the increasing numbers of people unable to access heating. Doors will open from 2pm, and there will be an open mic from 6pm onward, with all funds raised shared among those working at the cafe, and used to contribute to the project.

“People are fucking dying. In times of crisis, environmental, economic or otherwise, there’s a choice to be made. We reject the servile passivity which brought us to this point. We hope you’ll join us in doing the same, in expressing your own solidarity and resilience.

Our aims haven’t changed, we’re continuing to create safe and accessible spaces for everyone interested in autonomous practices, we’re educating and organising ourselves and others, and we’re doing so with a very clear focus on contributing to the Autonomous Winter Shelters.

If nothing else we’re still serving the best coffee in the neighbourhood.”

The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is in place and forecasts are slated to reach lows of -10 in parts of the UK.

Suffering seems an inevitability, amid a backdrop of inflation and soaring energy costs, with reports from posties of pensioners receiving deliveries in full winter gear for fear of turning on the heating; the inadequacies of ’emergency protocols’ are blatant.

The Autonomous Shelter Network, having faced eviction from the Waterloo location two weeks ago, after staging a series of protests outside the Royal Courts of Injustice as well as the property itself, relocated the former residents of 121 Westminster Bridge Road to another property in the network. So it seems resistance is also an inevitability.

The Autonomous Shelter Network is actively searching for volunteers and material donations, with a special emphasis on heaters and bedding as new buildings are opened and people continue to be housed. The public, homeless people, and the media can visit the cafe or make queries and requests via email to: MeetTheAutonomy [at] Proton [dot] Me


Mexico: Call For Solidarity With Yorch And Okupa Che

The following is a statement on the recent arrest of compañero Yorch of the Okupa Che in Mexico City.

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately 8:30 pm, in Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) in the south of Mexico City, “Yorch” Jorge Esquivel was followed by three people in civilian clothes, once outside the university property, more than a dozen plainclothes police officers separated him from his bicycle and immobilized him in order to force him into a gray car without plates and with tinted windows. This is an illegal but common police practice in Mexico City. Jorge’s whereabouts were unknown until later that night, when he contacted a compañero to tell him that he was being held in the Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Oriente (Mexico’s largest prison) and that his hearing was scheduled for the following morning. After a long wait, in the evening at the conclusion of the hearing, Jorge’s lawyer informed us that our compañero had been detained on the basis of a re-arrest warrant and that the judge had determined that the proceedings would be resumed during which he does not have the right to be released, so no bail was set.

It is important to emphasize that the arbitrary detention of “Yorch” is by no means an isolated event. For years, Jorge has been used as a scapegoat to legitimize an eventual violent eviction of the Okupa Auditorio Che Guevara, an occupied collective space that was won by popular organizing during the student strike of 1999-2000 and up to the present day. We share this communiqué from February 2016 to contextualize both Jorge’s most recent arrest and the events of the last few days that indicate that the university and local, city and federal level authorities are again planning to attempt a violent takeover of our community space.

We ask for your solidarity with both our compañero Jorge and the Okupa Auditorio Che Guevara by writing letters of support for Jorge in prison (we will soon let people know other ways to support), publicly denouncing these attacks and being on alert as the situation unfolds.


USA: A Communiqué From The Liberated Dining Halls Of So-Called Santa Cruz

During the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike by workers on UC campuses, dining halls have been liberated and opened up to strikers and the wider community. The following communiqué, from so-called Santa Cruz, addresses a recent coordinated wave of dining hall liberations.

The colonial capitalist university will never win. Union sell-outs and scabs will never win.

Here at so-called Santa Cruz, we declare and express our solidarity to all communities in struggle. Today, along with comrades across so-called California, we are engaging in a transterritorial attack on UC incorporated and what they call food insecurity, a condition created by their capitalist greed. These spaces, like the dining commons, are spaces we understand as battlegrounds of the ongoing war against subsistence, where proles take up the war against capital by expropriating dining halls and feeding one another.

The logic of capital underpinning the UC allows UC admin and their cronies to create and enforce the divisive narrative that we are stealing from one another when we liberate dining halls. This is the logic of capital that depends on the creation of an individualistic world. The world of individualism teaches us and obligates us to be on top of everyone else, to have more than everyone else, to hurt and use each other in the search for the false capitalist promises of “progress and development.” This creates inequalities, injustices, and violences that we experience in our everyday lives, that become incorporated into our day to day as the “new normal.”

The civilizational crisis that we live in, however, opens the door to the construction of a challenge to this false normality, through the practice of refusal, of abnormality, which must be based on values of direct-democracy, mutual aid, self-management, gender equity, respect for Mother Earth, and autonomy. Practices of horizontalism, decentralization, mutual support, and self-management survive here and now, there and tomorrow, not only as a legacy of a remote past, but as a project for a liberating future. We claim these as our weapons in the capitalist war against subsistence. Utopia is here, right under our noses, but we simply have not been able to see that which we were never taught to see. Let us expand our minds and open our hearts to the power of community, autonomy, and mutual care. The time is now or never to turn the tides in the war against subsistence that capitalist modernity brings to our front door.

The COVID-19 pandemic, the latest of the crises engendered by capitalism, interrupted the last dining hall liberation here at UCSC. But this crisis only served to highlight and worsen the conditions upon which communities seek to ensure their existence, bringing to the forefront all the ways in which capitalist institutions only further profit from the continued struggle for survival that we must all undertake. The last of the dining hall liberations, then, was not an end to this struggle, but rather a moment of rupture that today demonstrates that we are now, more than ever, embroiled in the fight for justice against the UC and hungry for the end of capital. The machine that is the UC, one of the significant nodes in the integrated world of capital, must be abolished, as it will never, ever provide care or sustenance for our communities.

Today we say then, it is time to take matters into our own hands and bite the hand that beats you, because when we feed each other, everybody eats!

Fuck the UC! KKKops Off Mother Earth!

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