Tag Archives: Okupations

Revolution is everywhere: House occupations in Rome

The understanding that capitalism is more than a form of economic organisation-exploitation, that the exploitation of labour presupposes the creation and reproduction of the conditions of that exploitation, and that today the production of those conditions is itself a source … Continue reading

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In solidarity with Ruymán Rodríguez and the FAGC

On the 30th of April 2015, in Santa María de Guía, Grand Canary, the anarchist activist Ruymán Rodríguez, member of the Federación de Anarquistas de Gran Canaria (FAGC)/Anarchist Federation of the Grand Canary, member of the recently created Sindicato de … Continue reading

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Anarchism in the streets: Federación de Anarquistas Gran Canaria (FAGC)

Get into the neighbourhoods, don’t be afraid of hostility, suspicion, quarrels and base passions, that, I assure you, you will encounter.  Take advantage rather of the fact that the virtual recuperation penetrates even into those with an empty stomach.  Seek … Continue reading

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The limits of community

We share an essay by Ruymán Rodríguez that critically evaluates the radical poltical potential of the idea of community.  Without defending the need to abandon the creation of communities as part of a larger anarchist political project, Rodríguez nevertheless argues … Continue reading

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Dancing life: Radical gestures of okupied social centres

Today okupied social centres play today a fundamental role in the renewal, constitution and radicalisation of social movements.  Where there presence is marked (e.g. greece, spain, italy), they themselves often constitute a challenge to both State and an economy based … Continue reading

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Standing with Standing Rock

“State security services in North Dakota have used tear gas and water hoses against hundreds of activists protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters also reported being hit with rubber bullets and percussion grenades on a bridge just north of … Continue reading

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The expropriated bank la canica: The contagion of bank okupations in spain

With the earlier bank occupations of catalonia in 2014 and the struggle for the defense of the Banc Expropiat in the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona in the bankground, and also in Madrid with the occupied La Bankarrota in 2015, the example continues to resonate, … Continue reading

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Gràcia, Barcelona: Battles for an okupied bank

In June of 2014, we posted news about a series of okupations of banks in Catalonia, with the aim of creating social centres.  One such okupation was baptised the Banc Expropiat of the Gràcia neighbourhood in Barcelona.

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Dissonant okupations: The Klinika squat in Prague

Autonomies has insistently defended a politics of okupations/occupations, as a means of both contesting the legal regime of private property and of generating spaces and times for experiments in autonomous, self-managed social relations.  In the panorama of okupied spaces, self-managed … Continue reading

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CSOA La Morada: In solidarity aganist an eviction

The self-managed okupied social centre La Morada, in Madrid, was evicted by the riot squads of national police in the early hours of the 20th of April, without any judicial eviction order.  During the course of the day, 32 people … Continue reading

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