[EN] Rebuild Can Vies!


The #ReconstruïmCanVies process was launched on May 31 when more than a thousand people worked on rubble removal in the demolished chapel. That day, the collective boost made everyone dream about recovering what the City Council and the District of Sants-Montjuïc, through TMB (Public Transport Corporation) wanted to take us away. We recovered the street, lost our fear and empowered ourselves to stay there: to rebuild in peace what they violently destroyed.
Why do we want to rebuild Can Vies?
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[EN/NL] Valreep being evicted in Amsterdam right now


[English below]

Zoals jullie waarschijnlijk hebben gezien in de media is het einde nu heel erg nabij. Voor zaterdag zullen we er niet meer zijn, hoogstwaarschijnlijk zal de ontruiming morgenochtend plaatsvinden. Terwijl de gemeente nog lekker warm in bed ligt met OCP, zullen wij met zonsopgang alles uit de kast trekken om er een onvergetelijke ontruiming van te maken. Er zal een podium zijn met live muziek bij de opgeworpen barricades, er zullen mensen nog even vastgeketend thuisblijven, en onze dappere blauwe vrienden zullen het uniformgehalte komen opvoeren!
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[EN] People Power: Barcelona’s Can Vies

Can Vies Resisteix

The Can Vies social centre in Barcelona recently hit the headlines across the world when its eviction led to five consecutive nights of rioting. But the story is much bigger than that.
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[EN] Background to arrest of David Correia

We stand in solidarity with our fellow David Correia.

David was arrested a few days ago while demonstrating peacefully at the Major’s office in Albuquerque against police violence. The university authorities, instead of supporting him, have distanced themselves.

[EN] Letter in Support of David Correia

The Editors of the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism are deeply disappointed by the University of New Mexico Administration distancing themselves from their Associate Professor of American Studies and our Senior Editor, David Correia, who has been unjustifiably arrested and charged with a felony during a peaceful protest). In doing so, The University of New Mexico Administration have missed an opportunity to make a clear statement in support of the academic freedom of a faculty member.

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent intervention of the police against peaceful protesters, including David Correia, gathered at the Albuquerque City Council this 2nd of June 2014. It is an outrage that a police department should act in such repressive manner, running roughshod over the right to peaceful protest and free speech. Since the Department of Justice has found the Albuquerque Police Department to have broken federal law in killing 26 people since 2010, it is that police department that should be charged with crimes and taken to court, rather than the peaceful demonstrators arrested.

The Administration of the University of New Mexico, in failing to make a clear statement supportive of David Correia and in genuflecting to the Albuquerque City Council and Police Department, are sacrificing academic freedom at the altar of political expedience. We therefore beseech all people of good will to bring counter-pressure on the Albuquerque City Council and Police Department to desist from harassing David Correia and all involved in protesting police brutality and to express their perplexity at the Administration of the University of New Mexico for their failure to take a stand against repression.

Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro
Chief Editor
Capitalism Nature Socialism

[CA / EN / ES / PT / DE / NL] Eviction / Rebuild of Can Vies

Reconstrucció de Can Vies. 31-05-2014



Per informació, llegir la Directa:


sinó, media.cat selecciona algunes noticies, que tampoc són massa bones,
però són les millors:



los medios sociales en apoyo a can vies:




















mainstream coverage:









Can Batllò


La Burxa


Ciutat Invisible


Federació d’Associació de Veins de Barcelona:


Koiton Club


[EN] Out now! The Squatters’ Movement in Europe: Commons and Autonomy as Alternatives to Capitalism


The Squatters’ Movement in Europe is the first definitive guide to squatting as an alternative to capitalism. It offers a unique insider’s view on the movement – its ideals, actions and ways of life. At a time of growing crisis in Europe with high unemployment, dwindling social housing and declining living standards, squatting has become an increasingly popular option.

The book is published by Pluto. You can find it on Amazon and at all decent independent bookshops.

ISBN – 9780745333953

The book is written by an activist-scholar collective, whose members have direct experience of squatting: many are still squatters today. There are contributions from the Netherlands, Spain, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

In an age of austerity and precarity this book shows what has been achieved by this resilient social movement, which holds lessons for policy-makers, activists and academics alike.


Introduction – Claudio Cattaneo and Miguel A. Martínez

1: Squatting as a response to social needs, the housing question and the crisis of capitalism, by Miguel A. Martínez and Claudio Cattaneo:

2: The Fallow Lands of the Possible The Life Cycle of Squats in Geneva and Beyond, by Luca Pattaroni:

3: The Right to Decent Housing and A Whole Lot More Besides – Examining the Modern English Squatters Movement at its Beginnings and in the Present Day, by ETC Dee:

4: The Power of the Magic Key. Scalability of squatting in the Netherlands and the US, by Hans Pruijt:

5: Ogni sfratto sarà una barricata: squatting for housing and social conflict in Rome, by Pierpaolo Mudu

6: Squats in urban ecosystems: overcoming the social and ecological catastrophes of the capitalist city, by Salvatore Engels di Mauro and Claudio Cattaneo

7: Squatting and Diversity – Gender and Patriarchy: In Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona, by Azozomox

8: Unavoidable Dilemmas: Squatters dealing with the Law, by Miguel A. Martínez, Azozomox and Javier Gil

Conclusions Miguel A. Martínez and Claudio Cattaneo

Appendix: The story of SqEK and the production process of this book, by Claudio Cattaneo, Baptiste Colin and Elisabeth Lorenzi


[IT] Incontro Squat e migrazioni

Metropoliz – Via Prenestina 913 – Roma

23 maggio 2014

ore 16 – Incontro Squat e migrazioni: esperienze in Europa a confronto_incontro con il collettivo SqEK (Squatting European Kollective)

Flyer SqEK in Rome // 20-25 May, 2014


[IT/EN] SqEK Conference in Rome — May 21 to 25, 2014


Il collettivo SqEK (Squatting Europe Kollective) è una rete transanzionale di attivisti e ricercatori la cui attività si incentra sullo studio e la riflessione sul movimento delle occupazioni (centri sociali e squat). Il nostro obiettivo è quello di produrre conoscenza attendibile e dettagliata su questo movimento che non sia fine a se stessa ma risorsa pubblica da condividere liberamente.
[English PDF of program is below.]
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