Dear Friekfriends. We are very sorry but we have decided to cancel Paint&Beer coming Saturday. We didn’t get the permit and if we let it happen anyway, the city council will enforce the law and stop all negotiations considering new places. The graffiti jam will happen behind closed doors. PLEASE don’t show up coz you think there will be something anyway, it will put us in great trouble. We will try to document, film, register the whole “making of”, and we hope there will be a moment we can still show the results to you all for real, we’re working on it. Please spread this message as much as you can to help us. Luv Villa Friekens
Today [14/6/15], we are putting Amstelkade 43h back in use!
The building has stood empty for over a year. The owner is the famous notorious Libra BV. For more information about Libra check out www.speculanten.nl
The property was purchased for 18 million euros. This is for the whole house .
Law or no law squatting continues!
Residents Amstelkade 43h
Translated from Dutch Indymedia
On Friday May 29, 2015 the We Are Here refugee group left the Vluchtgebouw. This is the squatted building at Jan Tooropstraat 649 where they had taken up residence since August 2014, after they were evicted from the Vluchthaven.
The refugees left the building voluntarily, after consultation with the owner, because the building will be demolished. The owner has in the 9 months of their stay been very helpful.
Where the refugees now have to go is unclear. Except temporary accommodation there is no other place. They are looking for a REAL solution, not a shelter where they can only sleep at night and in the morning again have to leave again.
Last week Sunday May 24th, a new office building was squatted on the Dynamostraat 7 in Amsterdam West. The building served as a printing facility until the company owning it went bankrupt.
KRAKEN GAAT DOOR
On the morning of June 1st, one of us noticed this excavator near the entrance of the ADM. When this person asked what the plan was, one of the workers replied: “Making an emergency exit”. They couldn’t show their permit, so we told them to stop and come back with the proper paperwork. This is a really strange action! Especially since it’s now the breeding season…
Later on the police came to deal with the situation. They told us that no permit was required. The only thing needed is to notify the authorities and this had been done. So the workers are now continuing…. [Read More]
Today [April30], on the day before International Workers’ Day, we occupied the Service and Information Centre of the University of Amsterdam to demand attention for the exploitation and precarity of workers within the university, and outside of it.
In a phone call with the temporary head of the board Dymph van den Boom, we confronted her with questions concerning the insecurity and pressure under which workers are forced to produce and transfer knowledge in the neoliberal university.
“Property speculators intend to run off with public money”
The ADM is the last big cultural freehaven in Amsterdam, Netherlands and perhaps Europe. An organically grown village in the Western Harbor where 130 creative people have been living and working for over 18 years. They have now been summoned by the owners to leave the premises. The owners presented vague plans, which may cause a vast financial loss for the municipality.
We’re calling out to all squatters in Amsterdam (and beyond) for a city-wide gathering to socialize and discuss the current squatting situation in Amsterdam and have a drink afterwards.
A few things that we could have a chat about are: mobilization, alarms, spokespersons, evictions, legal aid…If you have something that you’d like to bring up or present, please write us at asg15 [at] riseup [dot] net and we will add it to the agenda. Afterwards drinks will be poured.
Kraken gaat door!
In this topic we will post updates on the people that were arrested in the Spuistraat eviction
On the 25th of March the Tabaksbanden in the Spuistraat got evicted. 16 People were arrested. As far as we know, they all got charged with public violence and/or breaking public order. All arrestees are in Zuid-Oost.
This morning 2 people were released. Updates on the rest of the arrestees will follow soon.
info @ arrestantengroep.org
The Tabakspanden on Spuistraat in central Amsterdam today repelled an eviction attempt with paintbombs.
The latter sent out a call-out last week.
There’s also a new call for solidarity today.
Some pix in the linx on indymedia or below.