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Spanish squat rebuilds after resisting police eviction

A building in Barcelona, squatted for seventeen years, was recently attacked, evicted and partially demolished by police in late May. Four days of demonstrations, riots, and targeted direct actions throughout Spain and around Europe ensued. The people rose up and the city government gave up the eviction and destruction of the Can Vies squat.
Neighborhood rebuilds damaged squat
Neighborhood rebuilds damaged squat
Excavator on fire...
Excavator on fire...
"Build Alternatives, Protect the Neighborhood"
With all the awful things capitalism is doing to this planet, we must never forget to celebrate the victories we do achieve.

A building in Barcelona, squatted for seventeen years, was recently attacked, evicted and partially demolished by police in late May. Four days of demonstrations, riots, and targeted direct actions throughout Spain and around Europe ensued. The people rose up and the city government gave up the eviction and destruction of the Can Vies squat.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypu7CLS9kR0


Now, volunteers from the community are helping rebuild amid the burnt-out hull of wrecking equipment still located on the property.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH4H93fkLAk
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi6XseWYO7s

Once more, solidarity and direct action get the goods -- viva anarquia!


Background on the Can Vies Squat:
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can_Vies
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0gAEO0SrCo

Preparations for resisting eviction:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0gAEO0SrCo


Spain continues to experience a strong resurgence in anarchist activism, neighborhood assemblies and grass roots solutions to problems caused by the economic crisis of 2008 and subsequently applied shock doctrine. Economic crises and disasters do not necessarily have to result in private corporations and mercenary armies taking control of public life, the people are fully capable of rising to the occasion.

 http://www.occupy.com/article/pieces-madrid-evolution-uprising
 http://vimeo.com/89818328

video from link in article 08.Jun.2014 20:11

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