Demo: Tuesday, 30. April, 2013, 20h (punctual!)
Meeting point: is going to be announced shortly beforehand
Last infos: twitter.com/unsersquat
The Autonomous Centre Köln (AZ Köln) has been founded three years ago with a squatting action of an empty building in Köln-Kalk. Since then it has been shaped by a huge variety of people into a self-organized and self-determined space for emancipatory politics, for non-commercial art and culture. In the meantime a use contract has been eked out in confrontations with the cities authorities. This contract has now been cancelled and is going to end on the 30th of June 2013. According to the plans of the local ruling parties, here especially on pressure of the social democrats (SPD), the building shall be evicted by police and a park ( or better a green stripe ) shall be established on top of its debris. This has to be resisted and averted.
First reactions on the termination of the use contract of Autonomous Centre Cologne (AZ Kalk).
The savings bank Sparkasse KölnBonn has cancelled the use contract with the AZ at the 13th of March 2013, as demanded by the politrix of the city of Cologne. Reactions of concerned and solidary structures were quick to come. Activists made a visit to the town hall and the head office of Sparkasse at Rudolfplatz on the following day. Later in the evening around 200 people made a spontaneous demonstration through the city centre.
The Autonomous Centre in Köln-Kalk is existing since almost 3 years as a space for uncommercial art, culture and autonomous politics.
The city now aims to cancel the usage contract for the building and treatens with violent eviction – in order to construct a park.
WTF?! That we won’t let happen. Expect resistance.
On 2nd March 2012 we, a group of leftist people, squatted an abandoned building at Deutz-Mülheimer-Straße, near the old industrial complex of the KHD-Group in Cologne.
We want to develop a collective here. The squat is a place for both, working and living beside the capitalistic enforcement. We want to live with each other without hierarchically structured regulation.
Cologne’s local politic posse is seeking again the conflict with Autonomes Zentrum. After the prevented eviction in April this year, the squat gained a legal use contract for an indefinite period of time with the owner, the Sparkasse Köln-Bonn (a savings bank). Since then, the former canteen located in the KHD industrial complex in Köln Kalk, has been used legally. [Read More]
| New squatted center in Cologne
Today on Friday, the 25th February at 3 pm. about 50 people squatted an empty building in Cologne. The House, located in the “Venloer Strasse” is about 3 years empty and is on the other side of the city garden. The squatters are supporters of a group for a autonomous centre in Cologne.
Like in earlier squat actions like “Eichamt” in 1998 or the “Luxemburger Strasse” in 1999 the aim is to build a self organized cultural center, independent from the city or the state. The city council destroyed all attempts with evictions.
With the Slogan “Cologne – you won’t get us of” there will be concerts, discos and political actions in the new squat. Already now there is a big cultural program.
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| SPEICHERNSTRASSE Cologne IS SQUATTED
The following text is copied from a flyer:
Today, 8.november 1997 SPICHERNSTRASSE 25 (close to U-bahn Hans-boeckler-str. in the Stadtgarten) SQUATTED
| We give a home to our future
Cologne is expecting the oppening of new squatts! Why?
The official numbers of homelessnes are 8000 and people triyng to find a flat or another place to live are estimated at around 40000 in Cologne! This are just the official figures, hence the real figures are probably much higher! The only answers to these problems are nightshelters like “annostrasse” ore council flats thhat do not really earn the name “flat”. Here people are put in Ghettolike anonymus estates. This results into total lonelyless. But there is buildings, but after they have been empty for years and are rebuild, the rents are so high, that nowone can actually pay for them! We are not taking this any longer! We want to live in communities were we can decide for ourselfs!
FOR THIS REASON WE HAVE TODAY, 8.11.1997 SQUATTED THE SPICHERSTR.25
But if we stay allone, we will never win!!!
NB: There are still lots of empty houses. Lets decide over our own lives and show the capitalists that they will never own us!
OWNERSHIP IS THEFT!!!!
On Monday we receivede the message, that Spichernstrasse is still sqautted! On saturday 15.11.1997 thhere will be a neighbourhood party inthe evening with Live music!
IF THERE IS AN EVICTION, THERE WILL BE A DEMONSTRATION ON THE SAME DAY AT 6pm at RUDOLFPLATZ!