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Roberto Cavalli Club decides to flout the law

27-09-2009 17:22

Roberto Cavalli Club dehors in Florence
The Roberto Cavalli Club of Florence - image-bearer of the multinational empire of designer Roberto Cavalli - has illegally taken over a piece of the historic centre of Florence, despite protests by the inhabitants and a ban by the Florence town council.

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Cape Town Militant Mzonke Poni Goes to Trial on Tuesday 29 September 2009 on a Charge of 'Public Violence'

26-09-2009 16:24

Mzonke Poni, Chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, is scheduled to stand trial on the charge of public violence on Tuesday 29 September 2009. The charge relates to a protest organised in opposition to state criminality against the Macassar Village Land Occupation. He has written this essay on 'public violence' in response to the charges levelled against him.

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fotos and report from titnore woods picnic

22-09-2009 22:25

the gates of hell
The family picnic was a very sociable day, blessed by amazing weather. Here's a report from the action bit...

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Streets for People – Car Free Day Brighton

22-09-2009 15:11

car free streets
Sunday 20 September 2009, several streets in Brighton were closed to traffic, the streets free for people, and especially children, to wander around safely in a pollution free environment.

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Grenoble (France): Estate agent's offices closed... in solidarity with squats

21-09-2009 13:30

Grenoble (France): Estate agent's offices closed... in solidarity with squats and autonomous spaces

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New Sheffield Social Centre Opening on 1st October

18-09-2009 21:57

Sheffield Social Centre Flyer
On October 1st an new anti-capitalist, non-hierachical, liberated space in is due to open in Sheffield.

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Dissident Island Radio tonight

18-09-2009 18:05

Corporate Watch // Key Party // Library House // Now or Never // Vestas updates

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London's Non Commercial House CALL OUT to share the fun!!

18-09-2009 12:20

NCH main space
Non Commercial House is a squatted autonomous space on 165 Commercial Street, London, E1 (next to Bishopsgate, Liverpool st tube station)

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Redditch Community Festival - Sun 27 Sept

18-09-2009 04:02

This is the first event of its kind in Redditch. A fantastic, fun, FREE, family festival organised by the community for the community in the heart of Redditch Town Centre. There will be stalls, displays, food, live bands on stage, dancing and so much more...!

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New Autonomous Squatted Space in South London

17-09-2009 12:45

A group of us have squatted a beautiful large industrial space in South London with the intention of opening it as a self-managed not-4-profit venue.

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Squats & Autonomous Spaces Timetable

16-09-2009 13:53

See below for the rough timetable of activities happening at the Squats & Autonomous Spaces event in London this Saturday (

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Prague: Sept09 - Trials and solidarity

15-09-2009 15:26

This Monday 14th September 2009, the first few squatters, detained during the Saturday action in Apolinářská Street, were taken over to court.

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Prague: A report from the yesterday action

13-09-2009 17:50

The police attack was really brutal, worse since anti-IMF protest in 2000. Batons, telescopic batons, tear-gas, sound grenades… Many people were beaten up and about 100 people were arrested.

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Prague: Around 100 people detained, squatters evicted

13-09-2009 09:12

Today, at around 7 o'clock (13th September 2009), the brand new squatted space was evicted by police. Around 25 people, who were occupying the house and sitting on the roof, were arrested. It was announced in the mainstream media, that they might go to court on Monday, for a summary jurisdiction.

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Bristol Co-Mutiny Covergence Building

13-09-2009 08:36

Our Astute Estate Agents have got us a lovely bit of real estate..

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Squatters occuping a house in Prague, district no. 2

12-09-2009 15:20

At this moment (from around 16 o'clock, 12th September 2009), a house on the corner of Apolinarska and Na Slupi Streets is being occupied. This house has been chosen for several reasons: it's empty since many years, neglected and left to disrepair. Even the smallest reparation works has not been done and the roof is then broken with water coming in. On the other hand, door and windows are very well walled up, so that nobody can live in here.

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Call for anti-capitalist analyses of the COP15

10-09-2009 20:25

Call for anti-capitalist analyses of the COP15 - linking what´s going on in the COP-process with other dimensions of the capitalist system.

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Days of Action for Squats & Autonomous Spaces

10-09-2009 12:09

Bristol Co-Mutiny
From the UK National Squatters Meet-up in Bristol way back in March a callout was released for people involved in squats and autonomous spaces. It encouraged 2 days of direct action on the 18th and 19th September 2009 around housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis. Now we're in September and the days are approaching...

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Bristol Bookfair and Co-Mutiny

10-09-2009 09:06

The Bristol anarchist bookfair 2009 sweeps into the city centre on 12 September. Bringing together local and national groups, networks, individuals and distros, the bookfair provides absolutely anything you have ever wanted to know about anarchism, and much more. It is also, this year, the opening event for the Bristol CoMutiny Convergence – details at

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Defend Community Events

08-09-2009 20:32

Community arts and music events up and down the country are under threat from the implementation by local police forces of ACPO policy on the charging for policing of events