Self organising and the city - Squatting panel at Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 2015

 This panel looked at the challenges and possibilities of popular self-organisation to reclaim our lives, our homes and our cities. Jenny and Zoe looked at recent occupations in Dublin, including the Grangegorman Squat in Smithfield where resistance to eviction is ongoing

 

Jenny said "We see squatting not just as housing ourselves as individuals, but as a worldwide struggle against neoliberalism. Capitalism basically amounts to the accumulation of private property and squatting acts as one of the most direct challenges to this. During the housing crises, its now more important than ever. We want this movement to grow.

We will be running practical squatting nights every Wednesday from 6-8 at the Barricade in. Follow the Resist Grangegorman's Eviction page for the latest news on the eviction and squatting in Dublin in general"

Grangegorman
A squatted community in Dublin where a High Court injunction will come into effect on May 4th making it a criminal offence to remain,. It is home to about 30 people, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 rabbit. There is a communal kitchen, regular art exhibitions, poetry nights, a community garden and a circus space.

The Barricade Inn
In the heart of Dublin, a new collective has occupied an old building, previously known as Neary's hotel, to create a new radical, autonomous social centre and infoshop for our city.

Background info http://www.wsm.ie/squat

Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Barricade-Inn/681043042022484
https://www.facebook.com/resistgg

Edited by Andrew Flood (Follow Andrew on Twitter )

 

  


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