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Alternative Maniax Show #48

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, autonomous green spaces, Autonomous local communities, Independent music, Music, routard, Self-production, Squatting//Occupy, traveler, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by Alternative Maniax

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Last year, we had introduced the story of the ZAD (Zone to defend) and we had a guest talking about the occupation lifestyle there. They were expecting an eviction wave already at this time.

The ZAD is a huge Land with many water beds, a forest, some fields around and a very rich wild life. It’s been 40 years since the first proposal about an aiport construction plan has been thrown and so it’s been 40 years that inhabitants and locals are refusing to sell out their piece of land and leave.
Since about 5 years ago, nature lovers, travellers, passengers from around the world started to come and occupy the lands to support the locals and defend this beautiful natural site.
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For many years then until the first wave of eviction in October 2012, people have been living there, building small houses, tree houses, clay houses, organising a communal garden, giant clay oven, outdoor shower, living peacefully on this loved and cherished land.
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On this last October 2012, the local police started a massive eviction operation, destroying all the existed houses and fragile shelters, beating up  the people sometimes to get them out of their houses, cutting the trees to get down the tree-houses cause they would be lazy to climb …

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“The ZAD (Zone A Défendre) is a 4,000 acres of occupied land conveniently located where
the state and multinational building company vinci plan to make an
airport. for 40 years locals have been fighting the project, joined
by squatters in the last 5 years. cue countless actions and demos and
constructions, building a place where people strove to be autonomous,
with libraries, treehouse villages, a bakery, a farm, collective
gardens, a goat dairy etc, all horizontally organized.”

“Then in October, the military and riot police came and knocked it all
down. But they didn’t expect the resistance they got and had to
extend their initial planned operation by 3 weeks. It’s been almost 3 months
now that there is a daily military presence, and two people have gone
to prison so far, with hundreds wounded.

So there was a big demo and 40,000 people came to re-squat some new
land. Over 200 “collectives of support” were created and the
government proposed negotiations (which were refused by the people
involved). There was a zine made with just a listing of the
solidarity actions. And it’s quite strange because nobody had ever heard of it and
evictions were supposed to be the end and now instead of 100 living
there we are 500 and it’s on the national news and everyone is
scratching their heads.”

Extract from: http://thewildcat.org/events/the-struggle-on-la-zad/

“Website of the ZAD occupation – where the future airport of Notre-Dame-des-Landes is planned to be.

The ZAD – to the developers it is the Zone d’Aménagement Différé’, the differed development zone and for us it’s a Zone À Défendre: a zone to be defended. Either way, it’s a part of the countryside close to Nantes in France, which according to the decision-makers should make way for an international airport.

Their construction project “Grand Ouest” is an economic platform of international importance stretching from Nantes to Saint-Nazaire, which will form a singular, huge metropolis. Fulfilling this project means taking over the sky, the sea and the land in replacing the current airport in Nantes with a new one at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, but also enlarging the port at Saint-Nazaire and constructing new roads and highways…

Our goals, in coming to live here on the proposed site of the airport, are many: to live on a protest site, where we can be close to those who’ve been opposing the project for 40 years and to have the power to act when construction happens; to make use of abandoned spaces to learn to live together, to cultivate the land and to be more autonomous from the capitalist system.”

Extract from the official The ZAD website: http://zad.nadir.org/?lang=en

What happened then ?

“17th November 2012 – Today marks the full-force reoccupation of an area known as the ZAD (zone à défendre – zone to defend) in Notre Dame des Landes, Brittany, France. In response to the brutal eviction and bulldozing of various farms, the disruption of livestock and tear-gas poisoning of vegetable gardens by riot police during the last week of October 2012, between 20,000 and 40,000 people are estimated to be on-site today. They are constructing cabins and cleaning up the land to get it ready to be inhabited once again.”

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“Police are trying to protect the economic interests of the company Vinci. Vinci plans to build the aforementioned airport on acres of farmland and Rohanne forest, and is using an argument of “public utility” to try to evict inhabitants. The validity of the “public utility” argument is very questionable. Another airport, Nantes Atlantique, is located about 40 minutes away from the site. Nantes Atlantique receives top ratings for its great ability to serve the region. Even pilots based out of Nantes Atlantique are speaking out against the new airport project, saying it is unnecessary.”

“Past actions of protest have included a walking vegetable garden and clowns on luggage carts with airplane wings at Nantes Atlantique, a No-G20 solidarity camp on the ZAD in the summer of 2011, various bicycle/tractor mobilizations to regional political events, a 6-day bike/tractor/cow march to the senate in Paris, permanent vigils in government buildings in the immediate area, and now a large-scale reoccupation.

Here is an exclusive video from the airport protest in late July of 2011: Riot police negotiate with clowns, get sprayed with fire extinguishers.”

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“Occupants are under heavy surveillance, and their children are at times blocked by police from being able to go to school. At the end of October and beginning of November many farms and houses were violently evicted and subsequently demolished. Battles raged between riot cops and locals. Tear gas was sprayed, projectiles were thrown, barricades were constructed and lit on fire and roads were blocked. The provocation was on the part of invading police forces, as the locals were only trying to defend their homes.”

“Vinci’s airport project at Notre Dame des Landes is purely profit-seeking. It is an unnecessary and environmentally-destructive venture that must be stopped. It is being met with the resistance it merits, and people are stepping up to show solidarity through their presence and through donations of building materials, food and clothing.  The people of Notre Dame des Landes are fighting to keep their homes and means of living.”

Extract from: http://superchief.tv/zad-reoccupation/

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Tonight, the English/French documentary made about the ZAD will be played. Testimonies; description; why; how; fight; resistance; sparkles and LOADS of LOVE in the eyes of these fighters, defenders of the nature they cherish 😀

More Links and articles about it:

http://lutteaeroportnddl.com/

Music of course, independent as always 😀

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Altenative Maniax #47: The Combe Haven Defenders

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, autonomous green spaces, Autonomous local communities, Independent music, Music, Self-production, Squatting//Occupy, traveler, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by Alternative Maniax

Hi,

So who are the Combe Haven Defenders? What is it that they are defending? What is happening there?
Well, it seems that a big road construction plan has been threatening the wildlife of the Combe Haven forest in Bexhill town…
But the locals and other nature lovers are not ready to surrender! They are ready to fight in their own ways and grab their chance to maybe save the place they love! Barricades, spikes, tunnels, sitting on top of the trees, all methods and strategies are welcome!

Check the official website for more legal and technical information:

http://combehavendefenders.wordpress.com/about

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“We are local people, determined to prevent the environmentally disastrous white-elephant that is the “Bexhill-Hastings Link Road” from devastating one of Hastings’ and Bexhill’s most amazing natural treasure. We demand an affordable, sustainable transport system for our area, that improves the quality of all our lives without costing the earth.”

MORE LINKS about the Combe Haven Forest:
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/12/combe-haven-green-protesters-trees
New road protest

http://antonioolmos.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/the-newbury-bypass-protest-combe-haven-protest/
Combe Haven Defenders

http://zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article1074
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http://hastingsonlinetimes.co.uk/hastings-life/green-times/campaign-against-bhlr-steps-up-a-gear
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http://news.uk.msn.com/environment/bailiffs-at-anti-road-campaign-site
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SOME VIDEOS:

The Protest

“After hearing the Combe Haven Defenders call for a halt to destructive road-building, Peter and Martin Poole discuss the effectiveness of protest.”


“We were there to support them and tell them why this valley is the most important heritage site in the UK with national and international importance. This is the line inthe sand for the road protest movement. If the road builders will not look at our evidence for a World Heritage Site they will build roads everywhere and nothing can stop them – find out how to here.”


“Environmental campaigners explain why they are protesting against the building of a link road between Bexhill and Hastings across the East Sussex countryside. The protesters secure themselves to tree houses, road obstacles and tunnels using locks and concrete before being evicted by police. The new £86m road will be more than three miles long.” By Laurence Topham

We will have a guest to talk about his own experience as a Combe Haven Defender and most generally to testimony on his alternative lifestyle choices

And for the MUSIC of tonight:

China Shop Bull

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Dogshite
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The Mohawk Lodge
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Savannah (free download)
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SLANT

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And many more!

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Altenative Maniax #45: The new Anti-Squat Law in the UK is enacted

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, autonomous active space, Autonomous local communities, Independent music, Self-production, Squatting//Occupy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

So here it is folks! Down there you’ll find some information we could gathered about this new law.

Are you from those who going to rent?

Are you from those who going to create new strategy?

Are you from those who are going to keep it the same way?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/01/mother-challenge-anti-squatting-legislation

http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/resisting-mass-evictions-law-in-britain-squat-the-rich/ :

“The date the new anti-squatting law comes into force in English and Welsh law has been set for September 1st. The Advisory Service for Squatters (ASS) have issued a warning and a call to arms: “We are going to need to be more organised and look after each other better. We will need legal back-up available on the street, and people will need help moving quickly and storing their possessions. We need networks, linked up with others resisting evictions and attacks on housing rights.””

“The Eviction Resistance Network (ER) have emerged to counter to the new law and new enforcement techniques. They have already mobilised big numbers to resist several evictions, and their phone line is open 24/7.”

“Gung-ho policing means that the legal stuff is worth getting to grips with, as you’ll need the info on why your place is legal to shout at incoming police. The ambiguity of the law (e.g. residential squatting is illegal, non-residential legal) suggests that application of the law will be muddled, and cops are easily confused. Also worthwhile reading is the Code of Practice of High Court Enforcement Officers, which, amongst other stipulations, states they must act in a “professional, calm and dignified manner… with discretion and fairness” and not allow debtors to threaten violence.”

http://evictionresistance.blogspot.co.uk/ :

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A few days ago we reported that 5 individuals were, to our knowledge, the first to be arrested under the new law. Coincidently, it has also been revealed that proposals to make more emergency accommodation for homeless young people in Somerset have twice been turned down by planners. We understand the Squatters Legal Network are keen to support those arrested. Here’s more information  from the local press in Somerset:

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Squatters-kicked-Street-house-law-changes/story-16839585-detail/story.html

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Last Saturday, Police visited a squat in Chichester after the owner asked them to get the squatters out. It is reported that the squatters left of their own accord and no arrests were made. Local homeless charity Stonepillow was critical of the new legislation.”

 http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-squatter-first-to-be-jailed-8181647.html :

“London squatter first to be jailed

Man, 21, sentenced under new law to tackle crisis of invaded homes

Lost property: housing association flat in Pimlico where Alex Haigh (inset) was arrested by police for squatting (picture: Nigel Howard)

A London man aged 21 has become the first person to be jailed for squatting under a new law.

Alex Haigh pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 weeks after police found him at a property in Pimlico. He is now in Wormwood Scrubs”

“Housing charities and other campaigners claim that the reform — introduced after a spate of London cases in which squatters occupied and damaged homes — is unnecessary and will unfairly criminalise the homeless.”

“Squatting was not a criminal offence then so no complaint was made to police. The association added: “The police informed us of the arrest of these individuals at this property. Prior to these arrests, we had already begun taking action to seek their removal.”

 

On the 1st September the act of squatting in a residential building became a criminal offence under Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO). This unprecedented piece of legislation was enacted to a flurry of government statements claiming ‘justice’ and ‘protection’ for “hard-working homeowners” against the “misery of squatting”. At once both mimicking and feeding vitriolic media campaigns, Justice Minister Crispin Blunt claimed that “by making this change, we can slam shut the door on squatters once and for all”.

By Monday the 3rd September we saw police with battering rams in Brighton enforcing the law for the first time: forcibly evicting and arresting three people for the new crime of squatting. Since then the Squatters Legal Network (SLN) and Squatter’s Action for Secure Homes (SQUASH) have received news of 14 such arrests, whilst countless ‘known unknowns’ slip under the radar. The end result of a bankrupt parliamentary process and a biased media campaign, the criminalisation of squatting in residential properties epitomises the Coalition government’s privileging of private property rights over the needs of some of the most vulnerable in society.

The government’s repeated rhetorical focus on ‘homeowners’ is disingenuous to the point of being total rubbish. It has been a criminal offence to displace residential occupiers and intending occupiers from their homes through squatting since the Criminal Law Act of 1977 (Section 7). As the Law Society argued: “The current law is sufficient to protect homeowners, but is not understood by the public, the police, nor, it seems, politicians.” Misrepresentations of the facts by both ministers and the media provoked 160 legal experts to write an open letter debunking the myths driving forward the push to criminalise squatting, arguing that “inaccurate reporting of this issue has created fear for homeowners, confusion for the police and ill informed debate among both the public and politicians on reforming the law.”

This myth-peddling collided with the Coalition’s tendency to dismiss the mechanisms of representative democracy to create a thoroughly bankrupt parliamentary process. The government introduced the clause to criminalise squatting into the LASPO bill just three days before its final reading in the House of Commons, leaving no time for parliamentary scrutiny. This followed a consultation in which 96 percent of respondents were opposed to such action. All hearings in the House of Lords happened after 11pm at night. Up to 50,000 people were criminalised in a matter of months.

Once again, rather than acting on their professed commitment to a small state, the Coalition has enlarged the repressive arm of the state to protect private property rights. Acting under cover of protecting ‘homeowners’, the government have bolstered state sanction of one of the most anti-social manifestations of  property rights – the ‘right’ to keep properties empty. Such is the Coalition’s dedication to privatisation that they are extending it to empty space and abandoned buildings.

This is no small phenomenon: there are 930,000 empty properties in the UK. And their owners, most of whom do not intend to use these properties as their own housing but as a profitableinvestment, now possess what amounts to a state subsidy to ensure their buildings remain unused. By criminalising those using empty properties as shelter in times of need, the new law allows property owners to rely on the police to evict squatters, rather than bearing the costs themselves. Indeed, SQUASH’s research shows that the costs to the taxpayer of criminalising squatting could reach up to £790 million over the next five years, (including an increased housing benefit bill, policing and criminal justice system costs), wiping out expected savings made by all other aspects of the LASPO bill.

To extend this protection, the state has placed squatting directly under the police’s remit. By transferring squatting from civil to criminal law, the government have removed pre-emptive judicial scrutiny from the eviction process, empowering the police to make complex legal judgements beyond their capacity on the doorstep. This further exposes vulnerable tenants, people with license from owners to occupy a property, and those squatting in commercial rather than residential properties, to the risks of illegal eviction. Not to mention enhancing the toolkit of repressive legislation at the disposal of police targeting political activists, such as the pre-emptive raids during the royal wedding.

So who is affected by this change? Outside of government rhetoric, it is difficult to identify ‘squatters’ as a uniform (anti-)social group abstracted from the context of economic crisis. Research undertaken by homelessness charity Crisis found that 40 percent of single homeless people have relied on squatting as an alternative to street sleeping. This is not surprising once one undertakes even a cursory examination of the present housing crisis: private rental costs spiralling ever upwards, five million people already on social housing waiting lists, a 14 percent rise in official homelessness rates in the last year, and homelessness provision diminishing with each cut to local authorities and homelessness charities. Squatting is not simply a ‘lifestyle choice’, or an issue of squatters’ ‘personal morality’. As Crisis reported in September 2011: “The evidence suggests that the majority of squatters were sleeping rough immediately prior to squatting. Squatting, then, typically reflects a lack of other options, a scarcity of provision, and inadequate support and assistance to single homeless people.” Criminalising squatting is, therefore, nothing short of criminalising homelessness.

For example, the 14 people arrested under the new law so far include 5 young people, one aged 16, arrested for squatting a residential property in Somerset. These teenagers turned to squatting following the refusal of planning permission for a new YMCA providing beds for homeless youth in their town. Local residents had complained the YMCA would bring ‘anti-social behaviour’. In the early stages of this new law being enacted, these arrests represent exactly how blame is displaced onto the young homeless and away from the governments and communities who have abandoned them.

The government has criminalised these young people for attempting to house themselves in an abandoned building, whilst at the same time systematically dismantling the welfare and other safety nets, for example housing benefit for the under-25s, which might prevent them from living on the streets. The criminalisation of squatting in residential properties thus sits neatly within the Coalition’s broader attack on the survival mechanisms which attempt to guarantee some standard of living in a society shaped by rapidly narrowing access to the private accumulation of wealth.

This survival mechanism extends to those engaging in directly political activity, in arts and culture, in social work. Squatting provides a low-cost way to house oneself whilst undertaking non-profit making, and thus often not remunerated, activities fundamentally important for the rest of society. This is especially the case now, when economic crisis and youth unemployment has rendered those in their 20s the ‘lost generation’. Liberation from rent can open the way for liberation from having to sell one’s labour to capital – reclaiming control over one’s time and the ability to deploy it for good. Furthermore, trespass and occupation – the seizing of both physical and discursive space – are foundational tactics within political action. In occupying an empty building, overtly politicised squatters are often taking decisive action to oppose an unwanted development: from the demolition of council housing to the building of luxury accommodation that prices out a local community. The criminalisation of squatting in residential buildings thus threatens those undertaking political resistance in both these senses: as a means of taking action and as a means of reproducing our lives.

Further to this, squatting as an abstract idea contributes something incredibly important to wider society. Squatting keeps alive the idea that space and property is not simply the reserve of the wealthy, but preconditions of a dignified human life which we all deserve access to. When squatters occupy, look after and improve dilapidated properties in their local community they challenge the ideology that market forces will best direct the use of resources for the good of all. Squatting reveals that all too often, we are better are doing it ourselves. With criminalisation, the government have undertaken an ideological attempt to silence this contribution.
However, squatters will not be so easily silenced and many are already resisting. One line of defence is being taken by Irene Gardiner, mother of four who has squatted with her children in an abandoned cottage in Wales for 11 years. Gardiner is taking legal action to challenge the new legislation. Facing homelessness and criminalisation, Gardiner and her lawyers are arguing that by enacting the new law the police and CPS would breach Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, right to a personal and family life. Rosa Curling, part of Ms Gardiner’s legal team at Leigh Day & Co commented: “Many thousands of people choose to squat in unoccupied residential properties, they pay council tax and are members of their communities. They should not have to face the choice of criminal prosecution or losing their home.”

Owen from the Squatter’s Legal Network argues that resistance to the new law is playing itself out in multiple arenas: “There will be resistance through the courts, and we are organising to ensure that those evicted and arrested have good legal defences. But squatters aren’t going to take this lying down. We foresee that there will be an increase in people resisting eviction or defending themselves from raids by the police because for many their only choice is defending their homes or ending up on the streets.” Indeed, when most of those who squat are without an alternative but to continue squatting, and when the UK has almost 1 million empty properties, this is not the ‘end of squatting’. This is not merely because squatting in commercial properties is not yet a criminal offence. Far from having ‘slammed shut the door on squatting’, the government have opened up the potential for a resistance which will play itself out on the doorsteps of squatted properties up and down the country. Whilst the right to keep properties empty has been asserted as legislation, and as the eviction wave begins, we will see how far it becomes a reality on the streets.

Hannah Wilcox is a member of SQUASH and Squatter’s Legal Network.

So what about the different alternative and strategy that exist to fight this new situation in a constructive way?

In the next shows we hope to have some guests to testimony about their feelings or their personal live squatting experience under this new law.

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Leave your comment!

Let’s now change subject, what about the music tonight, uh?

Acid Reign

Sarah Bear

Beans on Toast

UHT

Et voila!

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Alternative Maniax Show #41: Independent Music Only!

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, Independent music, Music, Radio, Self-production, Self-publishing, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

Summer is here! YOUPI 😀

So hot today in London city, hope you enjoy the play list of tonight guys: it’s groovy, jumpy and it’s all independent!

Check this out:

Anarchistwood

Beans On Toast

The Jouby’s

Laura

STAY TUNE

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Alternative Maniax Show #40: Independent music

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, Independent music, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

Al right folks, tonight is music night with some more of the new sounds we received recently and the usual wicked independent play list!

Check it out:

FAYAKHAN

ESÏOM

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Keny Arkana

ET VOILA 😀

And many other!

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Alternative Maniax show #39: Alternative Festival; alternative self healing technique and reincarnation

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, Independent music, Radio, Self-production, Self-publishing, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

Our exclusive reposrter and presenter went to a quite unconventional festival. She’ll bring up the report tonight! She is been to many workshop, discovering some technique related to spiritual development and self healing technique. Get some tips about it tonight.

Here is some interested link about the technique about self healing she experienced:

http://www.naturaltherapypages.co.uk/article/Chi_Prana_Breathing

Here it is for the music:

She’koyokh

Regal

Caravan Palace

And MOREEEEEE

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News About Squatting in the UK: Squatting is made criminal

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, Radio, routard, Squatting//Occupy, traveler, Uncategorized, zonards with tags , , on May 24, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

Squatting is still legal in England and Wales but it will soon be a criminal offence to squat in a residential building. Same as Netherlands, it looks like the law is a demonisation of the poor because it is punishing the squatters under the public excuse that squatters are occupying non-abandoned houses (there is as bad squatters as tenants or owners obviously) and they are not punishing owners for leaving their properties empty for decades while thousands of people are struggling to have a decent affordable house to live in.

Here is the report of Squash (Squatters’ actions for secure homes) for more explanations:

So have they banned squatting already?

This post should clarify for anyone confused about where the laws around squatting are right now. The law is currently still the same: it is not a criminal offence to squat a building, it is a civil offence with no risk of conviction for the act of squatting itself.

The House of Lords, on 28th March, during their debates on the clause to criminalise squatting, agreed with the Government to make it a criminal offence to squat in residential buildings. However, the definition of residential buildings is vague, so it could possibly come to include non-residential buildings once enforced. This will be clarified by legal challenges that groups such as the Advisory Service for Squatters and Squash will pursue in the coming months, and by the legal precedent set by the first criminal trials of people for squatting. This is currently what they define as a residential building:

(a) “building” includes any structure or part of a structure (including a temporary or moveable structure), and

(b) a building is “residential” if it is designed or adapted, before the time of entry, for use as a place to live

This Clause is a part of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill and is yet to receive Royal Assent, this is likely to happen on the 9th May. Royal Assent means the Monarch formally approves and promulgates an act of her nation’s parliament, making it a law. After Royal Assent the Secretary of State must commence the law, but prior to commencement the Government must consult and prepare a number of organisations which will be affected by the change in law, these include: National Homeless Advice Service, Citizens Advice, Crisis, Association of Chief Police Officers, Local Authorities.

The consultation prior to commencement could take an unknown quantity of time, and the law will stay the same until it is completed. It is important that this information is understood and that the current law is the only law enforced by Police.

If you are organising and preparing for the coming criminalisation of squatting get in touch with local anti eviction networks and squatter networks, here are but a few: Bristol Housing Action Movement, Squatters Network of Brighton (and Hove actually, Squattastic, North East London Squatters Network, South London Squatters Network, OKasional Cafe, Autonomous London, Kebele, Squatter’s Legal Network. Please get in touch if you have details of more active networks.

If you need legal advice contact the Advisory Service for Squatters – 020 3216 0099

Squatters Network of Brighton (and Hove actually) have called a Squatters Convergence in Brighton Thurs 17th – Sun 20th May 2012, this is a good place to share information and to strengthen networks and resilience.

Whatever they say squatting will stay!

Here it is for the little report, we will keep you in touch whenever the law is activated or not.

 

 

 

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