| Ungdomshuset (Kopenhagen, DK) sold
A private owned company bought the Ungdomshuset from the council of Kopenhagen. The company Human A/S does not want to give specific information about the future plans.
The youth house was bought by the council in 1982 to give a place for young people. This was a reaction upon the actions of the local squatters movement. Now the council decided to sell the building.
Human A/S is owned by a group of unknown private people who say they want to prevent a violent end and give the users influence on the future of the building. The users say that Human A/S not only bought the house but will also get 500 autonomous stone casting violent psychopats in the same deal.
According to the Ungdomshuset the council has got a responsibility in this case. In this opininion the get support from the director of the KUC. The KUC has got responisibility for the ‘medborgerhuse’ included the undomshuset. He says that the council can’t just sell the stones and think that everything is all right. He stated that there are many good things happening at the ungdomshuset.
The mayor of culture has got a different opinion. According to him the new private owner will be able to cooperate better with the users than the council:’ Now the kids are not able to play with the fact that their owner is splitted and can’t talk with one voice.’ According to him the council was devided because the political left-wing always protected the Ungdomshuset.
According to the Ungdomshuset the negotiations with the users of the building were fake. The transaction was already planned. The plans are just a step in the gentrification of the neighbourhood which the ungdomshuset always fought against.’ Ungdomshuset: -private money in a political fight is not acceptable-
more information on their website: http://www.ungeren.dk/
search via http://squat.net/tools/on ‘ungdomshuset’ and you’ll find previous [squat!net] information in different languages.
| Eviction of the Kalenderpanden in Amsterdam – now and today –
The eviction of Entrepotdok, a huge squatted building in Amsterdam is now going on in the east part of Amsterdam. In the early morning, at 4:30 am the police came with a watercannon, tear gas commando – Stopping the squatters to build more barricades.
The barricades were build in the more early morning – the western part of Entrepotdok was protected by opening two bridges – The easter side was protected with three barricades.
At the moment the police fight through two of the barricades and is infront of the third one.
We expect the eviction going on in the next hours – The situation keeps very tense…
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| News about tent city in Seattle
As the working poor and homeless in Seattle experience the aftershock(s) of the current ‘economic boom’, a large group of homeless youth, women, men & children are responding to the growing need and shrinking options for one to find a safe place to sleep.
As area shelters run ‘at capacity’ each and every night, and hostility toward poverty, homelessness and shelter grows throughout the City Council and community, homeless folks have created what is known here locally as Tent City 3.
Over 100 individuals have erected dozens of tents, bathroom facilities and eating areas at a local non-profit’s (El Centro De La Raza) property. Individuals are required to attend ‘voting’ meetings, be sober and participate in the daily operations of this remarkable community. Tent City currently operates on about $2 a day. Tent City 3 has increased community support dramatically since its birth on April 1, 2000 (after Winter response shelters closed) despite enormous resistance from City officials.
The City’s Department of City Land Use have been fining Tent City Residents $75.00/day while our “fine” Mayor Schell “figures out” how to respond to the need for safe space as homeless folks continue to be arrested, beaten or killed. Meanwhile, our Sidewalk Ordinance, our Park’s Exclusionary Law, and lack of protections tenants face continue to radically shrink options for safe space and/or shelter for many, many folks. (currently, the city council is very excited about a new technosystem designed to “track” homeless folks accessing services throughout the system. The cost? Millions).
Meanwhile, as the DCLU continues to accumulate astronomical fines against homeless folks, and while the Mayor and City Council schmooze with Microsoft-ies about data systems to count and track homeless folks, the tent poles continue to be raised at Tent City…where staying together means staying alive.
15 persons from the ex “Collectif de la grange” opened since 15 days now an old theatre school that been closed 3 years ago (ensatt).
The good new is the name of the owner : Mairie de Paris, a big arm wrestle can start to try to change their social politic about art in town.
If you want more informations there is a site (we are waiting for a new phone in place)