Oslo squatters crash City party

On March 30th at 6am, a group of squatters secretly entered Saxegårdsgate 17. Once inside the building, the squatters laid low for 14 hours waiting for the right opportunity to reveal their existence. This day was the date for an event to take place in the ruins of the Clement’s church, which is also the site of last years squatted Saxegårdsgate 11. This was a part of Oslo City’s attempt to draw attention away from the expenses of prestigious projects like the building of a medieval park in the Old Town and the opera in Bjørvika, the accumulated cost of the year 2000 celebrations and Oslo City’s fictitious 1000-year jubilee, along with the unpopular emptying and tearing down of Saxegårdsgate 11 in connection with the medieval park. The list of the city’s money-wasting and bad priorities goes on for ever. [Read More]

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Squat in Oslo evicted, squatters don’t give up

The text below is a summary of the Dutch translation of the Norwegian text. Both the Dutch and the Norwegian text can be found on http://squat.net/nl/news/saxeg091099.html

In the English newslist you can find previous information on the latest squats in Oslo. For the people who are interested in more (Norwegian) information have a look on http://wit.no/doogie/ga/ (Gateavisa, alternative magazine) or at http://www.angelfire.com/ok2/boligaksjonen/ (Boligaksjonen, Housing actiongroup).

More information from ‘Aftenposten’ (newspaper) you’ll find at http://squat.net/archiv

Squatters of Saxegaardsgate 11 don’t give up

Tuesday two weeks ago Saxegaardsgate 11 was evicted. The police didn’t use violence on the ten people sitting inside the building. [Read More]

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Squat-action in Oslo

More information in Norwegian:

Selmer A.S. owns the area around Hausmannsgate 28-42, Vestre Elvebakke 10-14 and Brenneriveien 1. They made a plan to build a parkinggarage, officespace and a road in this area in 1984. Up until now this plan is not executed. People in need for housing squatted the place at 4.9.99. Oslo has got a shortage of housing because of bad housingpolitics. [Read More]

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