Archiv für April 2011

‚Bewoners wordt niks gevraagd‘

KRALINGEN – In een kraakpand aan de Vlietlaan kunnen bewoners voor een kleine donatie zelf hun fiets reparen. Maar niet iedereen is blij met dit initiatief van Ed van Walden (24). Omliggende fietswinkels klagen over oneerlijke concurrentie en eigenaar Woonstad heeft aangekondigd om Van Walden zo snel mogelijk uit het pand te verwijderen.

A homeowner startled to find squatter living in the Portland house he bought out of foreclosure

When Tyler Combs and a plumber showed up at Combs‘ Southeast Portland house that’s under remodel, they were surprised to find the lockbox on the front door gone and metal shavings on the porch. The plumber jiggled the knob. Suddenly a strange man opened the front door and stuck his head out.

„Who are you?“ Combs asked.

„I live here,“ the stranger replied.


Squatters hold up corpn’s plan to unclog minor waterways

CHENNAI: Every monsoon season, Mambalam canal, one of the city’s major flood water carriers, overflows into the neighbouring areas of T Nagar and Kodambakkam. And flood woes are likely to continue as the Chennai Corporation’s upgradation of minor waterways, including Mambalam canal, has hit a roadblock.

The corporation identified 3,743 families squatting on the banks of channels such as Vysarpadi canal, Nandanam canal, Raj Bhavan canal and Mambalam canal but none of the encroachers have been removed as the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) does not have tenements to relocate these families.

Police raid over ‚petrol bomb plot‘ sparks Tesco riots

Hundreds of people set up burning barricades and hurled rocks at police as an anti-Tesco protest in Bristol rapidly escalated into a bloody running battle between officers and residents.

A Tesco Express store in the bohemian neighbourhood of Stokes Croft, in the north of the city, was the focal point for the violence, with police claiming that they had uncovered a plot to petrol bomb the store, which opened eight days ago to widespread hostility from the community.


Riot in Stokes Croft as police clear squat

Stokes Croft is home to numerous clubs, bars and cafes as well as a number of independent and cooperative businesses including Co-exist who are hosting this year’s Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. In recent years anarchist groups have squatted several derelict premises on Stokes Croft setting up a Free Shop, bookshop, art gallery, and non-commercial club/gig space. The trouble started at Telepathic Heights, a long-running residential squat that is opposite a new Tesco Express. Over the last year there has been a strong community campaign against the store opening which has lobbied councillors and made objections to the planning process. A group of squatters had taken over the site last year for several weeks and used it as a home and community centre. When this was evicted last summer there was a demo of four hundred outside and minor skirmishes with the seventy police and bailiffs.