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(en) Switzerland, Rebelion of OSL-Vaud - Struggles for the city right , stories around the world (fr) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:01:22 +0200


These are just a few examples, for the record. The struggle for a roof inextricably mingled in the fight for the conquest of public space plebeian, to transform the city into a territory where emancipated against insurgent city, power and resistance are available at present to be revolutionary momentum. ---The immediate needs and aspirations are not limited to the essential housing, earning the battle of the first social law, they deploy a project to enter space and land to make a living free. It is a requirement also immediate that the right to housing. This is actually the same requirement. -- 1871, Paris: The Paris insurgent-es of the beautiful spring of 1871 made this time one of the most exemplary urban struggles: the reappropriation of an entire city, freeing the lives and territory, it also the institution of popular power and non-autonomous state.

In reclaiming the space through which modern urbanization wanted too pretentiously, steal, they showed the world and history, the city was right to claim self sister, the socialization of urban territory. On 16 May, communard-es, overthrew the Vendôme column, a symbol of empire, militarism and subjugation of peoples and of the triumphant bourgeoisie and urban these achievements: the Grands Boulevards, the halls, the redraw authoritarian neighborhoods. The people of Paris took revenge then those who wanted to reduce the city to a center of consumption and pleasure, "city of light" for those that romantic and unstable frightened populace.

1905-1921 Place of Anchor Kronstadt Kronstadt sailors and workers have made up the anchor instead of the great revolutionary emotions and the heart of this community insurgent who will turn to face Czarism, government bourgeois and socialist moderate the February Revolution, and finally to the bureaucratic dictatorship of the Bolshevik commissioners. Instead of the anchor was the political center. This public space released, dedicated to grassroots democracy and direct insurgent 16,000 gathered on 1 March 1921 for a meeting decisive. A resolution proposed by a powerful anticipation of Petropavlovsk sailors there was passed, embodying the break with the Bolsheviks and state capitalism. Only two officials voted against bureaucratic power. These were probably decorated by Trotsky and the Red Army who will, a few days later, the island insurgent "third revolution" a bloodbath reminiscent of Versailles repression.

1922, Mexico: Since 1910, the country is experiencing a series of radical and revolutionary struggle. Between 1922 and 1923, tens of thousands of tenants lead requisitions housing, prevent evictions, and refuse to pay their rent. In the same period the city of Veracruz has also experienced a radical struggle based on the rent strike.

1931, Barcelona: The CNT will expand workers' struggles in a systematic intervention on all social problems affecting the proletariat. In the city and its suburbs, while rents increase that wages stagnate. The anarcho-syndicalist union launches a rent strike. A Committee for Economic Defence (CDE) is formed by the CNT. She asks for a rent reduction of 40%. Mobilization begins on 1 May 1931, it will last until the end of the year. Despite harsh repression, numerous owners must negotiate with their tenants and are required to reduce rents.

1932, Washington: In the month of May, 20,000 veterans and their families mostly jobless claim their bonus veteran flowing to Washington. They settled in parks, military bases and occupying buildings. In July, the Senate refused to pay the premium due to them, President Hoover sent the army. Troops led by MacArthur, shoot and burn camps, stormed the buildings occupied and forced the evacuation.

December 4, 1935, Geneva: Three groups of union building, Fobb hosted by the anarcho-syndicalist Lucien Tronchet undertake to demolish a particularly unhealthy slums, rue de Cornavin. Trade unionists and members of the unemployed / waitresses want to extend this action by mobilizing against the evacuation of occupied housing unemployed and force the government to stop Léon Nicole operations relocation of evicted tenants in buildings unsafe public property . Fobb the committee and the unemployed / waitresses want to force the construction of decent apartment that would work for workers / eras would relocate properly and people expelled by the governed. The motto is: against unemployment - for work, against evacuations - for the unemployed against the stewards - for renters. The heart of the union fight that was everywhere in the Suisse Romande Fobb was the LAB (League Action Building), organizing direct action association.

May-June 68: June 36 strikes were marked by massive occupation of factories and workplaces. The struggles of May and June 68 occupations not only lead businesses and universities, but also those of many official buildings, cultural venues. Occupations symbolize a time of intense against power-bases and provide support to the extension of the struggle. They mark the cycle of social struggles that extend to the end of the seventies.

Rome 1969: The spontaneous occupations begin in the summer. Despite the intervention of the police and the evacuations of hundreds of publicly owned housing, and free long abandoned, are occupied. In the area Celio is a committee which includes suburban agitation occupiers and nuclei are militants. In September, 200 new apartments in a busy district of Ostia. The aim of the movement is to build the self-organization. Its motto: requisitioning units.

Milan, 1975: While what the traditional working class gradually abandoned the neighborhoods of the center as the Ticinese many young occupy the old community houses giving birth to new "red light districts".

France, 1975-1980: A long rent strike against workers / waitresses are immigrant-Maghreb and black Africa SONACOTRA public housing agency that controls, regulates and proletarians foreign pressure. Workers / waitresses are unwilling immigrant-constant increases and apply self-reduction of rents.

Madrid, 15 May to 12 June 2011: The indignant are thousands invade the Puerta del Sol in Madrid and transform the place into a public space oppositional. It is a social movement that break open a radical challenge to the separate state institutions, the political class and capitalism. The indignant are the Spanish state have made the occupation of public spaces and building strength in the territory of one preferred mode of action to force the visibility, legitimacy of the social struggle. So unfolds an independent movement partidaires devices and strategies of conquest and occupation of state power, a direct action movement popular.

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