Last Saturday, January 26th, between 2.30pm and 6pm, there was an anti-authoritarian protest against capitalism, fascism and repression, in solidarity with the comrades from Greece and the entire world, and in support of liberated spaces held in Lisbon.
The communiqué specifically dealt with the frontal attack of the Greek State against the anti-authoritarian movement; the political repression of activists in the ZAD (Zone à Défendre, against the new airport in the outskirts of Nantes, France) and fighters against the TAV (Italy); the repression of the indigenous movements; the violent repression of the mass demonstrations around Europe (as on the 14N general strike); and the attack of the police with tear gas against young students of the basic education in a school in Braga (Portugal). A call to a struggle without borders. [Read More]
| EVICTION IN LISBON (Portugal)
The only squatted centre in Lisbon “KASA ENKANTADA”, was evicted and destroyed in 28 of august after 5 years of squating. The squatters resisted for two days, but the 40 pigs came at 6 o’clock of the morning and caught the people inside with surprise. No one was hurt or arrested … After that more 3 houses were squatted but without sucess and were evicted too… There’s people trying to get a new place but it’s starting to get harder to squat here in Lisbon.
The squat in São Mamede street is about to be evicted by “la Santa Casa Da Misericórdia” (it is an organitation that is supposed “to help” homeless people). It is the first time that a case about squatting is taken to court in Portugal.
In 1974 about 10000 houses were squated and part of them legalized. Nevertheless, squatting is forbiden in Portugal nowadays.
There are 5 squats in Lisboa at the moment. The new movement started 3 years ago squatting “la casa enkantada”.
| Some news about squats in Lissabon
After the resistance hold by the São Mamede street squaters, the Santa Casa Da Misericórdia (institute with lots of power that helps the homless and detains national lottary) who reclaims the 4 floor building, is freghtning fathers from residents of the squat. They show to their parents photos and films from their day-life, explainig that they don´t have any cahance in court.
Is the first time in Lisbon and Portugal that a juridiscional case is made. So people(squaters) are a litle bit apreensive with that. After the 1974 revolution about 10000 houses have been squated… years passed and the new neo-liberal and anti-revolutionary legislation permited the legalization of house that have been done in the revolutionary process. Even tough, today, the neo-liberal laws and policys no longer permits squating.
There are 5 squats in lisbon. A new movement that starts 3 years and half ago with the ocupation of Kasa Enkantada.
Squaters from Lisbon