Wednesday 29 September 2010

squatting prohibition in Netherlands

We are squatters from the Netherlands. We are asking you to join us in our struggle against the squatting prohibition. We will have two demonstrations this week, on 1st October in Amsterdam and 2nd October in Nijmegen. This week mayor of Amsterdam said that in coming months 200 squats will be evicted in the city!!! If you can not come to the Netherlands please organize a protests or action in your place against the squatting prohibition that starts on 1st October 2010.

Demo in Amsterdam on 1st October:
Demo in Nijmegen on 2nd October (english text in the second comment):

Call out of "Spirit Of The Unity" Collective:

To all the people who are against squatting prohibition, to all the squatters, to all ex-squatters, to all young people who would like to become squatters in the future, to all the friends and supporters of the squatters, to all political activists, to all antifascist activists, to all artists who create art and/or perform in the squats, to all band members and DJ's that play in the squats, to all people who enjoy parties and concerts in the squats, to all travelers who visit and stay in the squats, to all of you who are not mentioned above.
As you probably might know dark days are coming for the squatting movement in the Netherlands. The Dutch parliament voted for a squatting prohibition. From 1st October 2010 squatting will be illegal in the Netherlands. It means that people who try to occupy an empty building, will be considered a criminal and will be punished by dutch authorities. Penalties are very high and range from one year up to two years and eight months of prison! Please remember this would not have happened without the support of racist and xenophobic politician Geert Wilders.
This is very serious threat! Don't let politicians destroy squatting movement in the Netherlands! We can't wait! We must act now! The future of the dutch squatting movement is in our hands. It is a big responsibility as well. We should show respect to those previous squatting generations who made squatting possible in the Netherlands. They sacrified a lot of time and energy for us. We should think about all the youth who would like to have the possibility to live in squats in the future. Mass media and politicians say that we are few, but our spirit is stronger then this rotten and unhumane law that politicians have created! We are willing to show politicians and police forces our determination in the defence of our rights for housing.
There is lack of cheap houses in the Netherlands. For example in Amsterdam price of renting one small room range from 300 till 550 euros a month! Mass media and politicians say that we are violent, but those christians from CDU (Christian Democratic Party), CU (Christian Union) and SGP (Orthodox Protestant Party) are violent. For them empty buildings are more important than human beings searching for a house. Those christians decided that police will come to arrest us, if we try to occupy a house after 1st October 2010. We are proud of who we are and we are willing to defend our rights to occupy empty buildings.
We won't give up without struggle! Some of you remember those proud and angry youth from Kopenhagen who were fighting for Ungdomshuset and dignity. Some of you probably have joined the struggle. If will be necessary, we are willing to bring the spirit of youth from Denmark and Greece to our streets! Politicians did not leave us another choice! From 1st October 2010 we have to choose between being homeless or criminals. This choice is not suitable for us! We won't live on the streets or in the prison! We are human beings and we deserve respect! We will fight for our dignity!
There is few hundreds squats in the Netherlands. We can't afford to lose this enormous infrastructure! There are houses, autonomous centers, places for cultural activities. In all those buildings we live and/or practice and promote our political ideas. We use that space to promote independent art and underground counter culture in opposition to mainstream pop culture and art. Let us be a bit sentimental. For many of us to be a squatter is way of life. A lot of us spent the best times living in the squats. We had unforgettable adventures together. We have plenty of invaluable experiences, like living in self-organized communities or housing collectives. Many of us met their best friends in the squats. Yet another reasons to struggle against the squatting prohibition. Don't ignore serious threats for squatting movement in the Netherlands! Use your imagination, open your eyes, stand up and act! Our struggle is for a world without capitalism, race and gender differences, poverty and war! We are going to be very thankful for all your support. Solidarity is our weapon!

"Spirit Of The Unity" Collective.

KAWAII #1 fanzine

here we have first number of this Australian 'zine, a little bit older dated, it was published in 2009.. the main reason why I post this one here is great interview with great band Lebenden Toten! I had never heard about this band before but when I've had read the interview I found some their tracks and videos and I like them very much..
besides this view there are also views with Conquest For Death and Lotus Fucker and that's pretty much it..
yes and I would just point up nice black layout of this zine..
issuu link is from mighty punks is hippies blog and 'zine contact is:

Saturday 25 September 2010

Nonsense - Tv Teror

yes, it's been a while from when we get download link for great new album Propast of Nonsense, hardcore veterans from Požega, Croatia, but we still wait for the official release on CD by Beyond The Sun records which was announced for August..
almost all songs from this album can be find on you tube already, so here is one more, uploaded by me..real old school,hehe!..

NO EXIT #3 fanzine

"scull crushing d-beat holocaust zine"
this 3th number of No Exit zine was out in February 2010, but now when it is out of print (there were 50 copies made) here we have download link for its PDF version..
this time on 44 pages you can read few columns, Food Not Bombs report from Russia, scene reports from Ottawa and Belarus (which I consider very interesting because of political situation there), some record reviews and inevitable interviews, this time with Livstid, Protestant, DSB, Hellstorm and Perdition..
about it's look, classic crust d-beat, black and white cut'n'paste style.. you already know what you can expect here..
it's nice to see that paper zines still lives and that they are published, more or less, regularly.. 4th number is in preparation and it will be out soon..

Monday 20 September 2010

call out for action in Amsterdam against squatting ban

The law against squatting in the Netherlands goes in effect on October 1, so there will be actions going on in Amsterdam from Sept 25 - October 1st (and beyond). Any and all people concerned with housing issues and autonomous spaces are encouraged to come join us at this important time.
The squatting ban is not a threat - it’s an opportunity and a tool. …and we like tools.
As of the 1st of October, squatting will be illegal in the Netherlands. These are our last days of 'legal' squatting and the first days of our new lives as criminals. Unlike what's been claimed, the new law provides no solution for vacant houses but instead just gives more protection to house owners that love to speculate with their properties. In theory squatting, or simply being in a squatted house, can very soon lead to up to two years in prison.
It is time to revolt against the squatting ban and the State with its repressive politics against everything that is not mainstream and commercial. We will take to the streets - we will show them our anger and our strength. We need to make clear that this law will not scare us and stop us from squatting. With all our actions, with keeping up living the way we do let's show that we are not afraid of their laws and their bans. This time they should really expect resistance. The time for action is now!
From the 25th of September and onwards several actions will happen throughout Amsterdam.
The actions will start on the 25th of September with the Dam sleeping action. There we will show the general public all the things we do in squats: people's kitchens, give-away shops, music, dance and theatre performances, crusty punk bands and everything in between.
That day will be a kick-off for a week of different actions in the city. During the week three days full of activities, workshops and discussions will take place in a social center. There will be food and music, but besides that it is also an opportunity for everyone to get together and to think of different kinds of actions that can be taken against those behind the creation and implementation of the new law. Let's pick our targets and let them know we're pissed off!
On the 1st of October there will be a demonstration against the kraakverbod. Come to the Spui square in Amsterdam at 17:00!
These days are for us all, the variety of people that form the squatting movements of this and every other country. All different approaches and tactics should be used in the coming struggle. These days should be an inspiration for all the things to come. October is just the beginning.
Get involved! Come from near or far!

re-posted from hcmorethanmusic

Saturday 18 September 2010


 BIOLOGICA is a collective, whose activity revolves around the autonomous (squatted) space in the department of biology, in the University campus, in Thessaloniki. As a collective, based on common beliefs around a D.I.Y. ideology, we engage upon concerts and relevant to the D.I.Y. music scene activities, in order to express our opposition to the commercialisation of music and creativity in general.
We regard music as a communication tool, to share common beliefs and feelings and therefore we stand against all profit making forms of music industry and stereotyped entertainment.
What BIOLOGICA tries to do (and has been doing for almost 18 years), is to raise consciousness against the "star system" society and deconstruct the idea of the "show", the audience and the producer. We aim at creating an interactive enviroment during concerts, where people can freely participate, with no constrains. That's why we find it important for everyone to understand that, concert organising has expenses and that we ask for the minimum compensation (2 euro-non obligatory entry fee), in order to cover the concert and maintenance expenses, as well as the traveling fees for the bands from abroad.
Last but not least, BIOLOGICA, aims through its activity, to contribute to the formation of the local D.I.Y music identity and initiate co-operation towards a common goal.

On Tuesdays, at Biologica squat, we hold a bar, which features film and documentary screenings, music nights and plenty of booze! Through this bar we are trying to propound an alternative way of entertainment, which is not based on profit making. Through this bar we try to initiate closer contact between people, that share a common interest in the D.I.Y. culture, and exchange perspectives around the subject.

Contact Biologica at:


Friday 17 September 2010

AK - 47 / PAVILIONUL 32 / CSIHAS BENO 10.09.2010. Jedinstvo, Zagreb

and here we are, back again with posting here and with new concert season, as well.. after all those summer festivals it's time to get back in reality and be satisfied with occasional „ordinary“ gigs..
this one was first such gig on which I was after some longer period.. the concert was held in the hall Jedinstvo..that was 1st time I was in there..nice space..
first band playing that night were Ak-47, well known anarcho punk crust band from Zagreb.. they are actually one of the best Cro bands to me, so it was nice to see them live again, 'cause they don't have live shows so often after they started to play again after some longer hiatus.. they were already playing when we entered the place but we have heard almost all their great old stuff.. for the end they played legendary song Teroristi, which is as a matter of fact cover of song of one old band Z.R.M., but I think that Ak-47 are those who made that song so „popular“..
after them band from Romania Pavilionul 32.. I have seen them before, at first Balkanika Core fest , 3 years ago, and was happy to see them again 'cause they are great band to me.. they play punk fastcore powerviolence with engaged anarchist lyrics.. this gig was one piece of puzzle of their euro tour on which they were playing, besides Croatia, in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Czech Republic and Romania.. they are quite active band with myriad gigs behind them and I will recommend them to you if you have chance to see them live!..
last band on the stage were Csihas Beno, hardcore powerviolence band from Sombor, Serbia.. I must admit that I didn't listen them something closely, 'cause I was occupied with browsing the distribution, I even surprisingly founded and bought split EP Senseless/S.Z.I. which is very precious release to me.. but that little I heard from them was good also..
as I had said before, just one „ordinary“ gig but again great bands,and good fun in Zagreb..
expecting a new gigs.. until then stay well and cheers!..

P.S. - heheheh, what a mess! I was 100% sure that Csihas Beno played at this gig until yesterday when Jurica convinced me that they were not played at all!.. I was a little bit drunk and my concentration was week at the end of a gig,hehe, so I was probably a little confused.. crazy drunk bastard .. sorry for the wrong information..