This is a call out to people involved in squats and autonomous spaces for
2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009 around
housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis.
As the global economy grinds to a halt so too do the big capital
development projects, luxury apartment blocks and shopping complexes that
have threatened us with displacement for so long.
Meanwhile, this new round of crisis capitalism leaves thousands out of
work, buried in debt and facing immanent home repossession. Instead of
housing the homeless in these empties or canceling the debts of millions
governments pump billions into the banks to save this rotten system and
violently repress those that resist.
As a movement we have been on the back-foot for too long – now its time to
start taking things back – to kick capitalism while its down and liberate
the land from privatised enclosure; to take housing and create space where
we can live outside of monetary exchange, share skills acquired through
struggle thus far and reach out beyond our practiced modes of resistance
to a proactive attack.
From Dijon to Berlin to the thousands of places where actions took place
in defence of squats and autonomous spaces in April 2008 a process has
begun, new groups have formed, networks grown, and more people have become
involved. As a movement we recognise that power and domination must be
contested at multiple sites – this is beauty of our mode of struggle and
why we call for decentralised, coordinated and confrontational action on
the on the 18th & 19th of September 2009.
ORGANISE YOUR RAGE – OCCUPY, RESIST, CREATE!
>From the UK National Squatters Meet-up Bristol 14th/15th March 2009.