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We are thousands : Somos 1000´s

category international | housing | news report author Thursday May 03, 2007 11:40author by dunk - one of the many...author email fuspey at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address BCN Report this post to the editors

Barcelona and the ongoing attack against its squatted social centres

One of the strongest squats in Barcelona is facing eviction and using creativity as a tool of resistance. Miles de Viviendas resists and hopefully wider support can come....
Miles resists
Miles resists

Barcelona has had a long history of self organisation, anarchism in action, bloody battles and for nearly a year from july 19th 1936 to this week 70 years ago it was a model of a city living a successful active anarchist revolution. For many still around the world it is a model, both in those days during the spanish civil war and also today due to the fact that it still is an amazing space of creativity, organisation, and positive direct action. Fascism existed here from the bloody end of the civil war in 1939 to the death of Franco in 1975 and in the last 2 decades it has beensomehwere with a huge number of squats opening up, many of which became social centres, places that offer as spaces for organisation, socializing, organisation, experimentation, for the growing body of the social movements, both locally in Barcelona and further afield in the wider world.

In the last few years there has been a huge and ever increasing rise in the evictions of squats in the city, especially the vibrant social centres that act as open spaces to demonstrate alternatives to the current economic model that is being pushed here, and elsewhere around the world. Last week one of the most active, Miles de Viviendas (thousands of homes) got word that they were facing eviction and a quick call out went around. What followed has been an explosion of activity outside the front door of this 6 story squatted ex police barracks in the heart of Barcelonetta, the village like seaside part of Barcelona.

Included here is a 25 minute interview with one of the pirates here in BCN, it looks at both the local situation and history and the wider picture

On first attempt at publishing this little gem popped up:
Your summary is too long. The maximum number of characters allowed is:
Max: 1024 characters
is that from imc-org or imc-ie ?
so it will be broken into 2 parts now

4th attempt:
Audio: Barceloneta, the eviction of Miles, the pirate university, the wider social scene in BCN
to follow soon, as imc-ie unable to take wav files and imc-radio down, which could.....getting there, slowly

Somos 1000´s
Somos 1000´s

hanging out the washing to make the point
hanging out the washing to make the point

Miles de Viviendas : thousands of homes : a positivie creative outside space
Miles de Viviendas : thousands of homes : a positivie creative outside space

a new urban garden created as an act of resistance against upcoming eviction
a new urban garden created as an act of resistance against upcoming eviction

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Miles doesn't get evicted. they just move. This wasn't the first "miles" and won't be the last.     @    Thu May 03, 2007 13:36 
   Miles and more about the resistance     dunk    Thu May 03, 2007 18:25 
   Miles evicted this morning about 6am     dunk    Tue May 29, 2007 16:00 
   video of eviction and commentry + Mossos heavy handedness and the kubotan     dunk    Tue May 29, 2007 16:49 
   automatic concentration centre BCN reacts to Political Eviction     .:.    Tue May 29, 2007 19:31 
   They are thousands too.... Eviction of Miles followed by mass eviction notice to residents.     neighbour    Wed May 30, 2007 11:37 
   miles RE-occupied + 24 minute interview about the project in BCN'eta     dunk    Thu May 31, 2007 16:06 
   Great stuff Dunk, I can tell you're pleased & surprised even though told u "Miles don't get evicted"     :-) baa baa black sheep down the road    Thu May 31, 2007 22:47 
   re-occupation of miles, audi 2     dunk    Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:28 
 10   mossos brutality and the weapon that could be coming your way: KUBOTAN     dunk    Thu Jun 07, 2007 23:08 
 11   the Catalan national police force (through their union) demonstrated on wednesday.     iosaf    Thu Jun 07, 2007 23:29 

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