Flora stays Red!
Two steps forward and three backwards – The failure of city privatisation as a model of conflict regulation
June 2nd, 2010 – http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/roteflora/news/20100029.html
As we learnt from the media, the city of Hamburg plans to repurchase the Rote Flora. In our opinion the possible repurchase of the Rote Flora by the city is the political end of an attempt to get rid of the conflict over the project through privatisation.
Translation of an article written in french and originally published on squat.net/fr.
From june 17th to 20th, 2010, an european squat meeting took place in Barcelona [1|2].
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.