Poznan: Anarchists successfully stop allotment gardens eviction

Anarchists from Rozbrat squat in Poznań, together with other groups, have successfully stopped the eviction of neighbouring allotment gardens “ROD Bogdanka”.

The allotments are a part of the city’s green belt and have been used by the community since 1953. For decades, the land belonged to the state treasury. In the early 90s, it was acquired by a somewhat shadowy developers’ company Darex. Darex took out a loan to purchase the land, but then never paid it back while still maintaining their ownership rights. As of today, the company is still listed as an official owner in the land registry records for both the allotments and Rozbrat.

Over the years, the municipality of Poznań attempted to reclaim the land, but so far without too much luck. In the meantime, the land has become a prime estate for developers and dramatically increased its monetary value. The developers, of course, plan to turn it into some form of a posh “regeneration” project and have been harassing both the allotment holders and the squatters from Rozbrat to get them to move on. In the past year, there were reports of arson on the allotments, and Darex has also been threatening the plot holders with absolutely overwhelming financial penalties should they chose to hold on to their gardens. By these methods, they have successfully intimidated many people to leave their plots; however, a few are still remaining. [Read More]

Wrocław (Poland): Pandemia resists

The last Monday (September 7), the developers tried to evict the last Squat opened in Wrocław “Pandemia” but after a blockade by local activists the police desisted.

Polish Anarchy

November 11 2012 – Wagenburg Breslau

On 11th November 2012 about 7 pm., after the march of the patriots organized by NOP (National Rebirth of Poland) party, a group of over 100 people invaded the premises of ALTERNA VITA Centre for Green Technologies association for ecology and education. After an unsuccessful attempt to force the entrance gate, they got inside through a neighbouring lot (owned by Gant company). Using stones, flares, bottles and truncheons, they unexpectedly attacked the residents and friends of the Association, 16 people altogether. In the course of the incident two people were brutally beaten (broken arm, head injury). One of them was admitted to hospital in a critical state.

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Wroclaw: Green Technology Centre squat attacked by far right

On 11.11.2012 after a patriot march organised by NOP (Polish National Revival movement) at about 7 pm Green Technologies Centre ALTERNAVITA Society’s ground (Wagenburg squat) was raided by a group of over 100 men.
After an unsuccessful attempt to force the main gate they entered the
ground through adherent private premises (Gant Development). The
perpetrators used stones, flares, bottles and bats to attack inhabitants and their friends (16 people). During the incident two people were wounded (broken arm, head trauma). One of them, in severe condition, was transported to a hospital.
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