Search
About Us
Merchandise
Story Subjects
Subscribe
WAKE UP!! WAKE UP!! It's yer glam rock antifascist...
The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
Showing recent stories tagged with keyword 'SQUATTING'
SQUAT NEXT?

AS HOPES OF STOPPING LEGAL AID BILL REST ON A LORD’S PRAYER

[ Read Full Story ]
SQUATTING: EMPTY PREMISES
AS SCHNEWS CROWBARS OPEN THE DOOR OF THE TORY SQUAT CRACKDOWN...

On Wednesday (26th) the government published its response to the squatting consultation. While none of us were expecting anything sensible to come from a Tory government foaming at the mouth at the prospect of kicking an unpopular minority, the speed of the knee-jerk reaction and its implementation is beyond even our cynical predictions.

[ Read Full Story ]
SQUAT A WASTE OF TIME

The government’s consultation on squatting ended on Wednesday (5th), so if you were planning on appealing to Tory government’s more compassionate side it’s too late – not that you would have had much luck anyway.

[ Read Full Story ]
FACTORY FINISH?

Long running Bristol squat and social centre, the Factory is facing eviction. Situated on the corner of Cave Street and Portland Square, the venue has been occupied for a year and a half and according to the collective is ‘a space for free activities, creativity and political discussion.’

[ Read Full Story ]
Factory Floored
Bristol 'Factory' Social Center Shut Down

A sad day for the Bristol squat scene as the long-running Factory social centre finally bit the dust in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

[ Read Full Story ]
DRAGON ON A CIGGIE
A brief history of the Dragon Festival and Cigarrones travellers site, southern Spain

The Cigarrones travellers’ site is one of several communities which have sprung up near Orgiva in Andalucía, Spain, in recent decades. Coming to the southern tip of Europe to escape the repression against travellers in Britain and elsewhere, they have carved out a life of avin’ it autonomous anarchy – despite increasing attention from tinpot local authorities who act like Franco is still in. Since 1997 the site has held the annual Dragon Festival - now arguably one of the most significant free festivals in Europe – but this is also under attack. Here is a brief history written by a resident of Cigarrones:

[ Read Full Story ]
Occupation Nation

Occupy LSX took a third space in London last week as a group from the camp liberated an abandoned three storey complex of four interlinked office blocks in Hackney.

[ Read Full Story ]
THOU SHALT NOTTS SQUAT

The Bigger Society Social Club opened its doors to the public of Lenton, Nottingham on Monday (28th) morning only to have them kicked in and closed a few hours later.

[ Read Full Story ]
THE FOREST RECOMMISSION

The Forest Café (a volunteer run venue/cafe/arts space in Edinburgh) was forced to close back in August when the building's owners went bankrupt. It has now risen phoenix-like and been re-christened 'The Peoples' Café' as a over 100 people are now occupying the building.

[ Read Full Story ]
ROGUE'S GALLERY

After Brighton University students waited until the coast was clear the N30 campus lockdown to occupy in protest in solidarity with the public sector workers, against the increase in fees and the fact that the VC made noises in opposition to the White Paper to please students and staff - and then signed a public letter to the government in support of fee increases. The uni is also targeted for their lack of transparency regarding links to dodgy private companies.

[ Read Full Story ]
OCCUPY USA GETS CRACKING

The Occupy movement moves on to foreclosed homes

[ Read Full Story ]
TREACHEROUS WEATHERLEY
EXschCLUSIVE- anti squatting mp for hove mike weatherley exposes himself

Hove Tory MP caught out telling whopper as he claims homelessness charity backs his anti-squatting campaign.

[ Read Full Story ]
'TIS THE SEASON TO BE EVICTED

Yes it's Christmas again and apparently the season of good will to all, unless you are a Traveller. For instead of celebrating the winter solstice and preparing for the Christmas festivities like the rest of the nation; travellers In Brighton, and around the country, are preparing to up sticks and find somewhere else to put their homes, as many sites face eviction only days before xmas.

[ Read Full Story ]
OCCU-BYE BRIGHTON

Nearly two months after it began, Occupy Brighton has bowed out following a gale that blew most of the camp down.

[ Read Full Story ]
POWER TO THE PEOPLE'S CAFE

People's Cafe liberated space goes to court - who will win?

[ Read Full Story ]
DALE FARM: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

It made global headlines but after an extremely expensive violent and destructive eviction what's happened to the travellers at Dale Farm?

[ Read Full Story ]
DALE FARM: NOMADS LAND

Last Thursday (20th) after a month long struggle of battles and barricades, the Dale Farm residents and Camp Constant supporters walked off the site, leaving their homes to the bailiffs’ tools of destruction.

[ Read Full Story ]
...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
as protesters get old- old street courthouse to be exact

A squatted courthouse, a group calling itself 'Occupy Justice'- all of this will sound eerily familiar to oldtime SchNEWS hacks. Occupy London is going strong in three locations

[ Read Full Story ]
WHAT'S THE CRAIC?

Irish activists move in to liberate government-owned empty buildings.

[ Read Full Story ]
FLYING SAUCERS

On Wednesday 21st December Brighton squatters beat back bailiffs with a hail of crockery.

[ Read Full Story ]
SLEEPER DISSERVICE
brighton and hove's anti-homeless policy

SchNEWS hunkers down and checks out how Brighton and Hove council implement national homeless policy

[ Read Full Story ]
Southern Squatting Shenanigans

A weeks of squatting in Brighton – evictions galore, flying radiators and vagabonds

[ Read Full Story ]
A BRIDGWATER TOO FAR

Anti-nuclear tree protestors evicted

[ Read Full Story ]
BARNSTORMING
As Anti-Nuclear Protesters Drive the (Hinkley) Point Home

Activists squat a derelict farmhouse in protest against new nuclear.

[ Read Full Story ]
safe crackers
police get overdrawn as brighton squatters occupy hsbc bank

Sussex police attempt to forcibly evict people from 'The World's Local Squat' but are thwarted by the number of supporters and the law.

[ Read Full Story ]
OCCU-BYE LONDON
SchNEWS reports from the front lines as police evict the Bank of Ideas and Occupy LSX in one night

Four and a half months after its conception, Occupy London was dealt two severe blows on Monday the 27th

[ Read Full Story ]
NOTTS IN OUR NAME

Occupy Nottingham fights on

[ Read Full Story ]
Hong Kong Bank Shanghaied

Brighton squatters busted on bum felony rap

[ Read Full Story ]
ROOFLESS EXTREMISTS

Squatters take to the streets to show their opposition to the Legal Aid bill and the criminalisation of the homeless.

[ Read Full Story ]
Call of the Wilderness
activists squat outdoor centre in forest of dean

The Wilderness centre in Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean was taken by activists back in January after budget cuts forced it to close in August last year.

[ Read Full Story ]
DARKSIDE OF THE FORCED ENTRY

Brighton squatters made homeless in a politically motivated eviction

[ Read Full Story ]
Oporto-Unity Knocks
For squatted school in Portugal...

While fighting closure, the Portuguese Es.Col.A movement has been inspiring the whole country to engage on self-management of abandoned spaces...

[ Read Full Story ]
MASSIVE SNOB

Brighton is hosting the International Squatters Convergence from 17th-19th May...

[ Read Full Story ]
Converging on the Ridiculous

Location of Squatters Convergence

exclusively revealed!!

[ Read Full Story ]
GIMME SHELTER

Brighton's Autonomous Homeless Shelter plans a mass sleep out outside Brighton Town Hall on Wednesday (6th).

[ Read Full Story ]
OCCUPY THE OCCUPATION
Palestine Place squatted.

New squatted space in London puts Palestine on the map

[ Read Full Story ]
you snooze, you lose
Autonomous Homeless Shelter loses eviction hearing in Brighton's Magistrates Court.

Brighton's squatted Autonomous Homeless Shelter organised a Mass Sleep Out action outside Brighton Town Hall. The following day representatives from the AHS attended a court hearing in Brighton magistrates where they lost possession of the property.

[ Read Full Story ]
FOLLY TUNNELS

Anti- Third Runway Land Occupation in Court

[ Read Full Story ]
TORY STORY

Local Tories libel anti-arms trade campaign as anti-semitic. We unveil how Weatherly's minions failed the smear test.

[ Read Full Story ]
LEVELLER PLAYING FIELD
Digger group seize eco-village site in Surrey.

Activists began a project of land reclamation in Runnymeade

[ Read Full Story ]
BLOOD OR GLITTER
Guest post by Alex Casper

Shamed Tory Nemeth's nemesis, aka the glitter throwing thug, in his own words

(Actually this was originally posted as a comment on the article "Tory Story" but we felt it was just too good not to share more widely)

[ Read Full Story ]
Building Resistance
organising opposition to new anti-squat law

Squatters prepare to resist new anti-squatting law as it comes into force on September 1st. Meanwhile renters show they can be radical too...

[ Read Full Story ]
A Fight on the Tiles
Rooftop protest as first Brighton squat busted under Weatherley's new law

Predictably enough it was Brighton squatters who found themselves first in the firing line of Hove MP Mike Weatherley's new anti-squatting law. 

[ Read Full Story ]
Brought to Book

North London library, closed by cuts, opened by squatters.

[ Read Full Story ]
SQUATTING FIGHTBACK

Squatters Legal Network offer support and advice to cracking addicts.

[ Read Full Story ]
Haigh Stacked

Out of the squats and into the er... prisons. As, Alex Haigh, the first squatter to be sent down under S.144 recieves three months.

[ Read Full Story ]
Don't Stop Til You've ZAD Enough
ZAD FIGHTS EVICTION

Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France

[ Read Full Story ]
EGGED ON:
SQUATTING BAN M.P CHASED OFF UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Mike Weatherley, the M.P behind the squatting ban, due to deliver a talk on the new squatting legislation, at the University of Sussex today, was instead chased off campus by students and protesters. [ Read Full Story ]
Interview with a ZAD resister
As the cops close in, SchNEWS talks to a ZAD occupier about building resistance, burning barricades, and fighting for the countryside 'til the bitter end.

UPDATE: The sh*t's well and truly hit the fan since we published this interview last week... Stay tuned for more SchNEWS from the front...

[ Read Full Story ]
Ich Bin Anti-fa

German anti-fascists take Berlin on 20th anniversary of comrade Silvio Meier's murder.

[ Read Full Story ]
ZAD TO SEE YOU GO

Since October, Europe's longest, largest 'Postcapitalist land occupation', la ZAD (Zone A Defendre) has been under attack from French authorities who want to clear it and build an airport. Here's another update from 'le frontline'...

[ Read Full Story ]
Throwing down the Gauntlett
Hove M.P Mike Weatherly directly responsible for homeless man's death

New squatting law forces homeless to sleep in the cold with lethal consequences.

[ Read Full Story ]
SQUAT THE CULL
SIGHTS SET ON SETT SITES

Anti-cull travellers and squatters plot land seizures.

[ Read Full Story ]
LIVING ROOM?
New Squat Law Fails In Court

New Squat Law Fails In Court

[ Read Full Story ]
On the Lewes

Squatted community social centre and veg shop opens in Lewes.

[ Read Full Story ]
FULL DISCLOSURE?
Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London.

UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

[ Read Full Story ]
ROBBER BARONS
SchNEWS reveals how benefit farmers Baron Homes put the boot into tenants and squatters.

Another Brighton squat was raided by hired security, paid for through benefit farmers on the 16th.

[ Read Full Story ]
JEMMY BUGGER!
Brighton squatter acquitted on appeal in important judgement.

Crowbars to the ready as the last of the three Brighton squatters arrested within days of Weatherleys Law being enacted was acquitted today at Hove Crown Court.

[ Read Full Story ]
Coward of the County (Court)

It's media archaeology vs membership of Parliament in tommorrow's hotly anticipated clash at Brighton Magistrates.

[ Read Full Story ]
Worth the HASSL?

Housing Action in Southwark and Lambeth help occupy Britain's most expensive council house.

[ Read Full Story ]
Weatherley's Flaw

SchNews was at Brighton Magistrates today to witness Hove MP Mike Weatherley's positively below par day in court.

[ Read Full Story ]
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Autonomous Library squatters expand into public house business.

A group of squatters who had reopened the axed Friern Barnet library last year, decided to expand into the pub industry in 2013 by occupying The Bohemia Pub in North Finchley. Papers have been served...

[ Read Full Story ]
JEMMY BUGGER!

Brighton squatter acquitted on appeal in important judgement.

[ Read Full Story ]
Weatherley's Flaw

SchNews was at Brighton Magistrates today to witness Hove MP Mike Weatherley's positively below par day in court.

[ Read Full Story ]
RED FLOWER POWER
Activists attacked by riot cops during the Rote Flora Squat demonstration

Riot police clashed with 8,000 protesters in Hamburg over the eviction of a social centre in Hamburg on Saturday(21st). Barricades were built and petrol bombs hurled as locals took a stand against gentrification.

[ Read Full Story ]
THE KRAK-EN WAKES
An outlook on the squatting situation in the Netherlands.

It's been 3 years and 4 months since the Dutch kraken (squatting) ban came into effect, SchNEWS has a look at the state of play as the two sides are still fighting it out.

 

[ Read Full Story ]
FRENCH DEFENCE LEAGUE?
Urgent call out as France's far right mobilise on the streets of Calais

Fascist demonstration planned tomorrow near Calais, fash presence increasing. People needed to defend new squat

[ Read Full Story ]
SQUAT'S GOING ON IN CALAIS?
SchNEWS talks to a participant in a successful squatting action last week in Calais

Many undocumented people have spent a harsh winter on the streets in Calais after squat clampdown.

[ Read Full Story ]
HAM-BACH TO THE FOREST AGAIN

Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.

[ Read Full Story ]
Current Keywords...
AFRICA ( 8 )
AMERICAS ( 17 )
ANIMAL RIGHTS ( 46 )
ASIA ( 14 )
CUTS ( 38 )
DIRECT ACTION ( 87 )
DIRECT ACTION ( 13 )
EUROPE ( 67 )
FASCISM ( 74 )
HUNT SABS ( 28 )
IMMIGRATION ( 36 )
INTERNET ( 11 )
OCCUPY ( 9 )
OLYMPICS ( 8 )
POLICE ( 48 )
PRISONERS ( 19 )
PROTEST ( 101 )
PUNK ( 8 )
SMASH EDO ( 18 )
SQUATTING ( 69 )
STRIKE ( 13 )
SURVEILLANCE ( 15 )
TRAVELLERS ( 9 )
WAR ( 23 )
WORKFARE ( 2 )