In 1980 the old tax-building in The Hague was squatted. The name ‘BLAUWE AANSLAG’was chosen because of the blue papers everybody gets every year+to pay their tax. After the council became owner it was decided to renovate the building (with money from the governement). The people of the Blauwe Aanslag made an agreement with the council that the Blauwe Aanslag became owner and that the building would be renovated in three stages.
After the first stage in 1993 the council decided to stop the renovation because all of a sudden they had other plans. They want to build a big road in the middle of the centre and the Blauwe Aanslag is standing in the way. In January 1995 the council decided to demolish and evict the Blauwe Aanslag the legal proccedures had begun. By now 8 years and lots of court cases as well have past and as it turns out that the arguments of the council are based on wrong information and false traffic counts they still want to evict. The last 23 years (almost) the Blauwe Aanslag has grown in to a multi-cultural centre with: bookshop, A vegan restaurant, Squatbar, a club, printers, cinema, cater service, metal workshop, wood workshop, voko and more. And a nice place for a lot of people to live in. Now they want to evict and demolish all that has been built up through the years. BASTARDS!!
The people who brought you the Midnight Star are back with ‘The Balloon Factory’. This Social Centre is now open in Newtown for parties, meetings,forums etc. Reclaimed space: Use it or Lose it! A new social centre has been successfully opened in Newtown, for YOU to use!
The space has been decorated by wall artists and will host meetings, parties, film nights, dumpster cafe and more. It is a political space for use by community groups who are unable to afford the high rents charged by commercial venues. [Read More]
Bertus Luske is shot dead last night. He was involved in criminal affaires. The Amsterdam squatters won’t mourn about this loss.
They know Bertus Luske for more than 20 years. He evicted squatters with violence in 1979 and many times after. His last known attempt was at the squatted harbour building the ADM http://www.contrast.org/adm
Bertus Luske became widely known when he evicted the ‘Lucky Luyk’ -Jan luykenstraat- in 1981. The squatters took back the building with force. Many protests followed and his bank withdrew supporting him. Finally he sold the building to the city who turned it into social housing.
In the early nineties squatters managed to occupy a few buildings owned by him in the Haarlemmerweg, Amstelstraat and in the neighbourhood ‘De Pijp’. Some of the squatters could withstand his intimidations.
Later on squatters looked for a confrontation with Bertus L. and squatted Amstel 182 and Wagenstraat 12 in 1996. They published a booklet about his business dealings and managed to withstand intimidation. The following struggles in court were won by the squatters. Bertus Luske sold his property in the innercity to the city and bought the harbour building at the ADM which was squatted shortly after.
In 1998 he used a shovel to break down the wall of the building when the squatters where still inside. The squatters didn’t leave the building and repaired the damage by building a new wall.
Probably Bertus Luske was just an accomplice of the big criminal businesses
Dutch news about Bertus Luske
On the 11th of june, a squat opened it’s doors as a social center in Malmö in southern Sweden. But after just 22 hours, the national anti-terrorist force evicted the squatters with drawned guns.
The squatters, who have given the house the Name “Melonia”, after a cartoon, came back the next day in a spontanious demonstration with about 90 persons. The police, who wasn’t aware of the demo, rushed to the house with dogs and riotgear to protect the empty house.
Some of the squatters then went to the owners office to have a picnic and to listen to loud disturbing music.
salud. I sent you news about new squatted location in Ljubljana, Slovenija. I saw you didn’t put it on the page, so I am sending it again, if maybe you didn’t get the mail. cheers, maja
Avtonomna Cona Molotov, squat in Lubljana, was evicted on 11.7. due to the contract between squatters and it’s owner Railway Company. After last summer’s opression and attempt of eviction, we had no other choice than leave the house. Other possibility was to fight on the court for which we would need lots of money. So, we sadly left the house some days before 11.7. and had found new location some weeks before eviction. Molotov is being destroyed. About 15 people from AC Molotov collective with some new people squatted a nice house in the district called Prule, about 20 minutes walking from the centre. In Molotov we had lots of inner problems with alcohol, that’s why we started with new collective and new plans. In Molotov, we were making mostly gigs and was not possible to make any other activities.