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  • Attacks on Capitalist Targets on the Rise as Greek Police Increase Violence

    December 23, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Reports of brutality from Greek police have been on the rise in the last month. Clandestine actions against capitalist and state targets are also on the rise. This is happening amidst the right-wing government’s continual push to rid Greece of squats and…...
  • Government Deadline of Greek Squat Evictions Draws Near

    December 4, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Greek’s right-wing government has set an ultimatum of December 5 for all squats in Greece to be vacated. The governing New Democracy party continues its targeting of housing squats and the anti-authoritarian movement as numerous raids and evictions have occurred since August.…...
  • Greek Police Raid Squats and Evacuate 269 Refugees, Community Symbolically Reoccupies Spirou Trikoupi 17

    September 21, 2019
    Athens, Greece – An early morning police raid on two housing squats forced 269 previously-sheltered refugees into homelessness, detention camps, or out of the country through sudden deportation. While two police drones flew overhead on September 19, authorities from several agencies evacuated 2nd School (Jasmine) …...
  • The Anti-Fascist Nuclear Bunker Under Amsterdam You Didn’t Know Existed

    September 13, 2019
    Amsterdam, Netherlands – An old nuclear bunker, hidden underneath Vondelpark in the city center of Amsterdam, has been transformed into a shelter for independent culture. In 2019, a collective of volunteers maintain the Vondelbunker as a meeting space to sustain and explore counter-culture activities. The…...
  • 143 Refugees Arrested as Greek Police Begin Exarcheia Raids

    August 27, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Four squats were raided in a militarized police crackdown in Exarcheia, a heavily anarchist and anti-authoritarian district in Athens. A total of 143 refugees, mostly women and children from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, were detained and forcibly bussed to the…...
  • Italian Social Center XM24 Supporters Face Down National Agenda to Close Self-Organized Spaces

    June 27, 2019
    Bologna, Italy – The autonomous public space XM24 in Bologna is one of the latest organizations to come under pressure from Italian authorities aiming to evict and disperse them. National politicians such as Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a leader of the far-right Northern League (Lega…...
  • Greece’s First Housing Squat for Refugees & Migrants, Notara 26

    May 8, 2018
    Athens, Greece – Notara 26, a refugee and migrant housing squat in Athens, has housed over 7,000 refugees and migrants since its inception in September 2015. Unicorn Riot visited and toured Notara 26, the self-organized squat in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens, Greece. During our…...
  • Greece: The House of Women for Empowerment and Emancipation

    November 6, 2017
    Athens, Greece – During another year of intense migration crisis in Greece, a self-organized, feminist, anti-fascist, and anti-racist initiative called The House of Women for Empowerment and Emancipation is building networks of mutual aid for detained refugees and migrants. In the squatted and self-managed Embros…...
  • Person Shot by Police at Fundraiser for Bike Collective Near Mexico City

    December 20, 2015
    Tlalnepantla, DF, Mexico – Four squad cars of local police attacked a fundraiser party outside of Casa Naranja Okupa – a nine-year old squat. People were raising funds to start a bike collective. After the early morning incident on…...
  • De Vloek Defends Autonomous Zone From Eviction (Interview)

    September 8, 2015
    *UPDATE 9/9/15:  De Vloek has been attacked by police and arrests were made. Front of De Vloek now demolished. En ME’ers zijn op het dak een gat aan het zagen, om het pand te kunnen betreden. #DeVloek pic.twitter.com/hOQEQvRCdv — Redactie Regio15.nl (@regio15) September 9, 2015…...