Barcelona: La Nave Espacial, INVITATION for the guests from abroad for the revindication week (23 May – 02 June 2013)
C.S.O.A La Nave Espacial in Barcelona received notice that they will be brought to court on the 28th of May.
What is La Nave Espacial?
We are a self-run Artistic Social Center that for the last five years has offered a free space for circus, music, theater and dance creation. Over the years we have successfully developed free workshops, cabarets, musical showcases, projections, expositions, family days and festivals (PobreNou, now in its fourth year). The Nave Espacial is at 176 Ávila street in Barcelona, in one of the old and previously-abandoned warehouses in the Poblenou neighborhood.
International day of action against eviction and displacement – Protest actions in UK, France, Germany and Spain
Today (March 18, 2013 – s!n) at lunchtime, a small but determined protest action took place in front of the Spanish embassy in London to show solidarity with the Mortgage Holders Platform (PAH). People handed out leaflets (attached) to passers-by and embassy staff. Other protest events took place in Edinburgh, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and lots of other Spanish cities. The action in London was supported by local private tenants groups and Unite Community. The protest in Paris was organized by the “Association of the Right to Housing” (“Association Droit au Logement”, DAL), in Berlin the alliance “Prevent evictions” (“Zwangsraeumungen verhindern”) and “Kotti&Co”, amongst others, followed the call for action.
To all who desire to stand in solidarity in a coordinated or spontaneous fashion when combative squatting and its self-organized methods are in danger; to all who see clearly the parallels of repressive logic between what is happening in Greece and what is happening here in the same historic moment; to all who see the clear escalation and coordination of the current offensive by the eurofascist States against all subversive attitudes that don’t conform to their democratic lines – through immediate, violent intervention against our spaces, our people, our daily routines of activity, and the survival of our own self-organization and struggle.
It has become obvious that although this offensive on the part of different States is perpetual and ongoing, it is clearly coordinated and directed in this precise moment in order to encircle, divide, and destroy all of the physical praxis of squatting, from Barcelona to Greece. This praxis is necessary for our activities and survival, and the actions of many. [Read More]
Juan Pablo Torroija was detained in the city of Girona. A few hours later he ended up in hospital. He was beaten and carried marks of strangulation. The police says he hanged himself in his cell. But evidence raises doubts about this version of the facts.
The following is a translation. The original article can be found here: http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/sociedad/3-199966-2012-07-31.html
For almost two months we have occupied the Castillo (Castle) in Les Planes on top of the Collserola mountain range in Barcelona. Since then a lot has happened, with this we would like to inform you about recent developments. Firstly most of the cleaning and rennovation work is, in parts completed and the social centre can present its frst events program:
Now there are 3 ex banks OCCUPIED around Barcelona. And on Friday a big crowd played cat and mouse with the baffled police, before successfully occupying another huge building as a ‘home for evicted mortgage defaulters’.
The latest Bank was taken in the La Floresta suburb. After a leafleting and graffiti march around local banks the local ‘Indignats’ cooked an enormous veggie Paella for up to 200 people. Finally they enacted a drama in the street which ended..SURPRISE in the occupation of an adjoining abandoned bank.(Still going strong). La Floresta is close to the new Occupied Castle Social Center (see post), begun just last week, so there’s plenty of local action, including a small consumers CoOp, an occupied community garden.. and more stuff.
In the morning of 5th october, C.S.O. La Papa (Barcellona) was evicted by about 8 vans of the Mossos de esquadra without any advice nor legitimate court order and without any arrest at about 6:00 in the morning and at just 2 weeks from the 5th anniversary of it’s okkupation.
This afternoon we call for a demo in front of the evicted social center at 20:00
No justice, No Peace!
1 eviction, 1000 squattings!
Mobilize and call out!
We’re sick of the fascist system
Comunicado sobre el desaojo del CSO LA PAPA
Perante una acción de desalojo totalmente ilegal y ilegitima, en que de forma corporativista en una farsa judicial solamente integrada por las entidades imobiliario-especuladoras y el estado corrupto nunca fueron incluidxs lxs habitantes de la casa, ni tampoco existio algun intento de dialogo siquiera por parte de la auto proclamada justicia, nos vemos en una realidad pura y cruda: el desalojo de La Papa ha tenido objectivos claros de persecucion politica e social, intentando sobre todas las formas destruir la cultura sin fines economicos, desalojar y afastar a sus unicos reales enemigxs en esta epoca de cri$i$ y respectiva respuesta popular revolucionaria, y quebrar la dinamica internacionalista y solidaria que se desenvolve de forma paralela y contraria a la especulacion de nuestras vidas por parte del capital.
Para provar sus – democraticos – fines, el terreno donde se situa La Papa sera utilizado para la construccion de hoteles, demonstrando sus prioridades: las necessidades capitalistas, no las reales necesidades de lxs habitantes de la karcelona, este parque tematico para turistas monopolizaren inconscientemente nuestros trabajos, nuestras casas, nuestro tiempo – nuestras VIDAS, redireccionando toda nuestra utilidad enquanto seres humanos, toda la produccion que nos es robada y toda propriedad, hasta donde dormimos y comemos todos los dias, para la semanita que se pasan aqui los turistas felices y contentos subindo y bajando las ramblas, haciendo sus compras en zara y tirando fotos de todas las perspectivas de la sagrada familia.
RECUSAMOS RADICALMENTE NUESTRA POSICION DE ESCLAVXS, RECUPEREMOS NUESTRAS VIDAS, OKUPEMOS SUS CASAS.
A LAS 20 HORAS DE HOY, DIA 5, EN EL JARDIN FRENTE A LA PAPA, CONCENTRACION CONTRA TODOS LOS DESALOJOS, CONTRA LA ALIENACION DE NUESTRAS VIDAS!
el colectivo la papa.
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Tuesday 3 May 2011
Just a decade ago, Barcelona was one of just a couple cities in the world known for maintaining a riotous tradition of combative May Day protests, with a strong anarchist presence. In more recent years, however, the First of May has tended to be as peaceful as Christmas. The events organized by the anarchosyndicalists of the CNT and CGT were more like parades, while the other anarchists were largely trapped in a squatting movement that was losing its ability to take the streets. Already by 2007, anarchists were bemoaning the loss of this tradition and attempting to recover it, organizing a May Day black bloc demonstration that was completely shut down by the police. In 2009, evidently recognizing that it would take more than a single year to reverse their losses, anonymous anticapitalists throughout the city organized a week of sabotage and other actions leading up to May Day. On May Day of 2010, they symbolically squatted a luxury hotel. In 2011, they were ready to reclaim their holiday.
Translation of an article written in french and originally published on squat.net/fr.
More than one hundred people participated in the discussions, all of which took place in the Laforsa squatted social centre (41 av. de la Fama, in Cornellà de Llobregat, suburbs of Barcelona). This old factory is squatted for a year now, but it’s famous for having been occupied during several months by its own workers in the late seventies, becoming a symbol of the workers autonomous class struggle.
The discussions happened in the huge Laforsa’s first floor (with plugged simultaneous translations in spanish, english, french and italian) and food was served twice a day in the second floor.
Under the motto of “Present, Past and… Future??? of Squatting in Europe”, some squat collectives of Barcelona organize a meeting the 17, 18, 19, and 20 of june to debate about historical, political and legal aspects of this movement in a european perspective.
So this is a calling to all collectives, projects or houses across Europe who are interested in participate to come and give an own view of your experience and situation in your city or country. In the development of the meeting, simultaneous translation equipment will be provided to everyone.
The meeting will be held in the “CSO La Forsa” (Avenida de la Fama 41, Cornella de Llobregat – Barcelona).