Tag Archives: Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca

Revolution is everywhere: The radical politics of housing in spain

Following on our previous post on housing occupations in Rome, we share below, in translation, an interview with an activist of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca of Sabadell, Catalonia (BCstore 04/04/2017).  We have had numerous occasions to write … 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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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

The protagonists of class struggles are many, as are the stages upon which they are enacted and re-enacted.  What defines them is not historically pre-determined; revolutionaries and reactionaries playing out the assigned roles of objective social contradictions are all fictions … Continue reading

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The hunt for okupiers: Corrala de vecinas la utopia

In May of 2012, some 30 families occupied a residential building in Seville, baptising the occupation Corrala de vecinas la utopia.  The building erected in 2010, but never inhabited, was and is still owned by the bank Ibercaja.  For the … Continue reading

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Disobedience, resistance, okupation: Anti-capitalist movements in Manresa, Catalonia

The revolution takes place in our everyday present … Manresa, a small city of the region of Bages, in Catalonia, is an industrial centre in decline, with numerous industries closed or in a state of terminal crisis.  Like a sort … Continue reading

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Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH): An anniversary of resistance

The Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) of Barcelona celebrated this last Sunday, February 22, its 6th anniversary, and it did so with a protest march, music, and the occupation of a block of apartments owned by the spain’s … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

(Photograph by DISO press) Capitalism is a form of government that mobilises power through war.  The field of conflict is not marked by a battle front, but is played out in the everyday of each one of us.  In this … Continue reading

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Claiming property as use: House okupations in Madrid

The occupation of empty, bank owned houses in spain, under the name of Obra Social, appeared in the wake of the creation 15M neighbourhood assemblies and parallel movements that came together initially to address the mass evictions in the country, … Continue reading

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Rebel neighbourhoods: Carabanchel, Madrid

There are cities where particular neighbourhoods guard a memory of past disobedience and rebellion. They were in the past often referred to as working-class neighbourhoods, or quartiers populaires, to employ the French expression. They recall that past however not as … Continue reading

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A Madrid May: resistance, escraches, occupations – the struggle for a commons

In February, 2013, a 47 year old woman walked into a bank in Almassora, Castellón, poured inflammable liquid over herself, and then set herself afire, screaming as she did so: "Look at what you have done to me! You have … Continue reading

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