Last Sunday I made a little and very short interview with someone from a squatted house in Palma de Mallorca – I ‘ve heard already, that Mallorca has a quite good antifascist movement and so I wasn’t so wondered to meet a squatter from there.
?: Hello! What is the situation with the squats in Mallorca? How many squats are there?!
!: At the moment we have two squatted houses in Mallorca. They are both in Palma, the biggest city on the island.
?: How long do the houses exist? Or is it just for a day or so like here in Berlin?
!: No – Although squatting is completely illegal, the one house exists over 4 years and the other one for 3 1/2 years. The police is very quite at the moment, they don’t want to get in trouble with us.
?: How old are the people living in the squats?
!: Hmm. Strange question! They are from about 18 to … 31, I think.
?: And what kind of people are living in the squats?
!: Well I think it is like here (in Berlin). But we are organising a lot of stuff. Very important is the antifascist stuff we are working on. Sure we are organising parties and concerts. The other house was organizing a while ago a kind of street party. In addition we have a public kitchen with vegan meals.
?: You have also car sites in Mallorca, where people live in caravans or waggons?!
!: No, I’ve heard about this. It’s not very common in Spain. Nobody knows car sites. I never was on one myself.
?: How are the contacts to other squats / to other political actions on the land (in spain)
!: We have good contacts to other squats. If you’re organizing concerts like we do, you’ll need a lot of contacts.