Archiv für September 2009

10,000 Squatters Face Bleak Future

MONROVIA — More than 10,000 squatters of the Airfield Community may not know where to go when the Government’s ultimatum asking them to vacate the area expires next week.
They have been squatting on a vast stretch of land owned by the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), a government agency that oversees domestic flights at the James Spring Field in Sinkor.
The agency has given the community dwellers, including women and children, up to October 1, 2009, to vacate or be removed. But the residents say they have not found a suitable place to live, nor has the Government given them any clear idea as to where to relocate.
An LCAA notice board erected at the main entrance of the community says a project aimed at fencing the entire field is expected to begin shortly in several phases.
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New social centre opening October 1 in Sheffield

On October 1st, an new anti-capitalist, non-hierachical, liberated space in is due to open in Sheffield:

There is a „draft“ events listing on the web site:
http://www.sheffieldsocialcentre.org.uk/?page_id=18
- e-mail: info[[[AT]]]sheffieldsocialcentre.org.uk
- Homepage: http://sheffieldsocialcentre.org.uk/

Riot Cops Begin Clearing Immigrant ‚Jungle‘

Around 600 officers were involved in the operation and they detained 278 people, of whom 132 said they were children.

Public order teams gathered at local barracks in the French port, ahead of the operation to detain illegal immigrants and demolish the makeshift camp, known as ‚the Jungle‘.

As the first dozen officers entered the camp a small group of rights activists formed a human chain trying to bar access to the migrants, shouting „no border, no nation, stop deportation“.
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Squatters In Clash With Police In Pavas

At least 38 people were detained, 17 of which were minors, and 10 injured yesterday in a clash between police and residents of Pavas in an action to remove some 150 families squatting on municipal property, in Rincon Grande de Pavas.

Armed with rocks and with precision aim, the squatters pelted the some 400 police officers sent to control the situation while municipal officials carried out the evictions.
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Police move in on squatters‘ hotspot

SQUATTERS have been evicted from a disused hotel in Hounslow which had become a hotspot for drunken fights.
Up to 30 people, including a family with a young child, are believed to have been living at the Grenada Hotel, in Lampton Road, since it closed last summer.
More than a dozen police officers, ambulance crew and welfare officers turned up at the property last Friday as an eviction notice was served by the owners.
Sgt Alan Boyle, of Hounslow Police, said there had been a number of problems with squatters drinking on benches outside the building, with police called to a number of fights.

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