Today (28th of June 2007) early in the morning police evicted squat in Telakkakatu 6 with help of a helicopter of border guards. Squat in Telakkakatu 6 was at least 4th action in a row in ongoing struggle for a new social center in Helsinki during this year. Both formerly existing autonomous social centres in Helsinki were lost last year, when Siperia burned down in unclear conditions and city bureaucrats gave Vuoritalo conditions which were impossible to fulfill.
May 15th 2007
The social centers movement in the UK has grown considerably in the last four or five years with spaces springing up all over the country. London projects tend to use squatted buildings and come and go in a cycle of occupation and eviction. Check out the UK Social Centres Network website or join the London SCN mailing list for news about events taking place in current spaces:
Evicted spaces: Radical Dairy | Fortress Rd | Use Your Loaf | ex-Grand Banks | Institute For Autonomy | Square | Vortex.