Tag Archives: Squats

A Belated History of the Central District Squats

via Puget Sound Anarchists. Aug 14: Background At a recent communal BBQ in the Central District of Seattle, I ran into a young boy who had been coming around every week to get food and wander amongst the crowd of … Continue reading

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Portland: Block party reclaims house, video

Portland IMC. Aug 9: Video: Block Party – Liberated House Reclaimed Take Back The Land Event – Portland 8.5.12 A block party celebration for the liberated house of Alica’s and the liberation of the land that was taken from her … Continue reading

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An Occupy Portland Memoir: “No Gods, No Masters: Anarchy In Theory and Practice”

From Modern Mythology – by Rusty Shackleford. August 7: No Gods, No Masters: Anarchy In Theory and Practice “Even if the world was to end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today.” -anon A timeline of my involvement with … Continue reading

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Tell It Like It Isn’t: Portland Police and Press Smear Anarchist Squatters

From Portland Radicle. Aug 7: {PDF file} TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T: PORTLAND POLICE AND PRESS SMEAR ANARCHIST SQUATTERS Anarchists have taken a beating in the press as of late. Since the eviction of a squat on North Mississippi last … Continue reading

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Portland: Status of Woodlawn duplex social center

From LiberatePDX. Aug 6: Newly founded community center targeted by police Community members respond with overwhelming support for the center Contact: Lobo, (925)609-4815 Portland, OR – Sunday night, August 5th, at approximately 11pm, six officers from the Portland Police forced … Continue reading

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Portland: Upcoming raid at a Liberated Home?

Portland Mercury. July 13: It’s been a couple of days since Seattle SWAT officers busted into an apartment in the wee hours in search of “paperwork—anarchists,” and less than a day since riot cops in Los Angeles surged against a … Continue reading

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Seattle: Liberate Space! [July 23]

via PSA: You’re invited to an anti-capitalist workshop on how to open squats, farm empty lots, and defy private property. Come share radical hrrrstories, discuss how we are to combat gentrification, patriarchy, and police terror in our social centers, streets, … Continue reading

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Portland: KATU article following evicted squatters to see where they go next

From KATU– By Thom Jensen and KATU.com Staff. July 1: Moving Day for squatters, but where will they go next? Thom Jensen 15927 SE Nehalem St. Portland, OR 97236 (503) 761-0491 PORTLAND, Ore. – The squatters booted from a home … Continue reading

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Tacoma: charges for arson set at squatted house

News Tribune. July 1: Tacoma Man charged with setting abandoned house on fire A Tacoma man has pleaded not guilty to starting a fire last month that destroyed an abandoned home where at least two squatters were living. Pierce County … Continue reading

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Seattle: Charges dropped against 16 occupiers of abandoned Capitol Hill building

via CHS blog. June 5: Charges dropped against 16 occupiers of abandoned Capitol Hill building A Seattle judge has ruled 16 activists were not trespassing after they occupied a vacant Capitol Hill building in December. Some 200 activists occupied the … Continue reading

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Portland’s Section 8 shifted east of 82nd Avenue

anonaminita. June 5: There’s a 4-part investigation of the fair housing failure of Portland in The Oregonian, which is shitty newspaper, investigating gentrification for whatever reason. Read the full report here. Also, fact that the city wants to move all … Continue reading

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May Day: A Strike Is a Blow

Crimethinc. May 10: May Day: A Strike Is a Blow As the momentum that originated with Occupy Wall Street tapers off, May Day 2012 saw anarchists on the West Coast consolidate their gains in the street with actions from Los … Continue reading

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Portland house raided; comrade arrested – courtroom solidarity call

via PSA. May 3: Portland house raided; comrade arrested This morning, a squatted house in Portland was raided by the Portland Police Department, and one household member was arrested on conspiracy and criminal mischief charges. According to pigs, this raid … Continue reading

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COMMUNE, film showing at the Red & Black [Friday, April 13th]

from Utopia Or Bust: 11 x 8.5 inch poster available for printing here. Thanks in advance for promoting! COMMUNE A FREE FILM SHOWING FRIDAY APRIL THE 13th at the RED & BLACK CAFE 400 SE 12th AVENUE @ 7PM * … Continue reading

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Anti-press release: Investigation of Portland Squat Evictions

Anonymous content: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An offensive division of eviction defense league is investigating the arrest of 5 squatters at vacant homes in Portland, OR on Feb 10th and 13th, 2012. This counter-investigation has concluded the homes evicted were occupied … Continue reading

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Portland Police Make 5 Arrests in Squatter Investigations

via PPB Press Release. Feb 13, 2012: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU NEWS RELEASE Portland Police Make 5 Arrests in Squatter Investigations Attachment: VIEW FILES On February 9, 2012 at about 11:00 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to the North Precinct Neighborhood … Continue reading

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Call-Out to Occupy Buildings on January 28th, 2012

From AnarchistNews.org. Jan 11, 2012: Call-Out to Occupy Buildings on January 28th, 2012 We call on people to reclaim space in their areas on January 28th in the spirit of the occupy movement, but first and foremost to move past … Continue reading

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Solidarity is how-to survive

From Utopia Or Bust. Jan 5, 2012. Solidarity is how-to survive I wrote this analysis of global gentrification patterns and squatting land worldwide in 2009 and found it very relevant today. My mind is set on squatting the foreclosures in … Continue reading

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Seattle: Turritopsis art student charged with malicious mischief @ NYE anti-gentrification action

A heartfelt & incendiary embrace goes out to the Seattle comrade arrested this New Year’s Eve for allegedly breaking windows and smashing property at a hi-rise apartment/condo construction site on Capitol Hill, Seattle. ### ### ### ### ### ### ### … Continue reading

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Seattle: 2011 in Photos from the Seattle Social War

Here is a Seattle style 2011 recap of the social war in the Puget Sound area. Seattle makes me want to write hella zines, throw them off buildings, and then hella occupy the buildings. too Let’s make a 2012 forecast … Continue reading

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We Have Space Available [Everywhere! January thru December, 2012 & Beyond]

Below are some corporate media articles on local foreclosures, vacancies and empty lots. Apartment rentals in Portland are increasing, yeah, because more people are moving to low income apartments after their homes foreclose. Let’s kick 2012’s ass really soon. – … Continue reading

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North Portland residents opposing developers’ gentrifying constructions

From Daily Journal of Commerce. Dec 23: Apartment project reignites tension on North Williams North Portland residents are bucking two apartment developments – one under construction and one in early planning – that are raising the community’s skyline. The Albert, … Continue reading

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Housing crisis developers’ strategies for taking over Portland & Seattle metro areas

From The Oregonian. Dec 21: National homebuilder Lennar enters Portland market as regional builder Arbor regroups As regional homebuilders regroup in the wake of the housing crash, one of the nation’s largest builders thinks it has found a way into … Continue reading

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Occupy’s future: Will the movement follow in Europe’s footsteps?

From The Oregonian. Dec 17: Occupy’s future: Will the movement follow in Europe’s footsteps? By Garth Massey (guest columnist) As Occupy encampments are being disassembled nationwide, supporters and opponents are asking, what next? One answer: occupy activists are inserting themselves … Continue reading

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Grey Coast & New Projects, It’s The End!!!

Lots of peoples have appreciated the Grey Coast Anarchist News site. How-ever, there are other things that want to be done. If you found this site useful, by all means, keep it up. This is not the end of the … Continue reading

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Seattle, WA: 2nd Communique from TN & a Tale of Two Squats

From Turritopsis Nutricula // PSA. Dec. 11: Second Communique: Introduction V. 2/Statement Of Purpose As the Expropriation Working Group of Occupy Seattle, we, the Turritopsis Nutricula collective, AKA “Fish Clique,” AKA “Jelly Squat,” feel obligated to point out, dissect and … Continue reading

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Art and Gentrification going hand-in-hand

From anonaminta: ############ From Tacoma News Tribune. Dec 9: Tacoma’s vacant spaces are full of storefront art surprises This time of year, Tacoma needs all the brightness it can get. Nights are long, days are dark, the recession isn’t over, … Continue reading

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Oregon is Foreclosing – & banks don’t even want these homes

From KATU News. Dec 7. Dear bank… please take my townhome NEWBERG, Ore. – You see stories of people fighting to save their homes from foreclosure but in this case it’s just the opposite – a local woman wants to … Continue reading

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Port takeovers, foreclosed homes, empty lots … everything!

From KPTV. Dec 6: Occupy Portland plans to take over ports PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Occupy Portland plans to join other Occupy groups to shut down ports across the west coast Dec. 12. Organizers said the shutdown will focus on … Continue reading

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Seattle: On the Capitol Hill Occupation – 8 hours of life in a dead world

From PSA: On the Capitol Hill Occupation: 8 hours of life in a dead world Background: Last night around 75 people entered an enormous empty building on Capitol Hill after a march entitled, “You Can’t Evict an Idea! Occupy Everything”. … Continue reading

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Portland Building Occupied!

From PDX Indymedia. author: reposted by a friend. Dec 3: Portland Building Occupation A group of people have occupied a small vacant building in Portland. It was done quietly because any attempt to do so publicly would likely be shut … Continue reading

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Seattle: Occupied Warehouse on Capitol Hill!

From PSA. Dec 2: Tonight at 6pm, 70 people gathered at Seattle Central Community College and marched through Capitol Hill behind a banner that read “You Can’t Evict An Idea, Occupy Everything”. This demonstration was called for on the news … Continue reading

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Occupy The Foreclosures! – a pdx Anarchist Plague Care Package

From Truthout.org. by Alan Jenkins. Nov 29: The Occupy Movement Forecloses on Foreclosures As the Occupy movement enters its third month, it is moving into a new phase. Colder weather in the north, combined with aggressive push back from city … Continue reading

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Call to National Day of Action – Resist and Reverse Foreclosures (Dec. 6)

From Unsettle Portland. Dec 1: December 6-National Day of Action to Resist and Reverse Foreclosures December 6 will be a day of national action marking the momentum of the last many weeks of the people’s movement as it continues to … Continue reading

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Occupy’s new tactic on the West Coast: Squatting

From Seattle Times. Manuel Valdes. Nov 29. Occupy’s new tactic on the West Coast: Squatting Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Seattle, Portland and Oakland have taken up a new tactic in their protests against wealth inequality: Squatting in vacant properties. … Continue reading

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Police Raid several homes Occupied by Anarchists in Northeast Portland

Above photos from Fox12 Oregon.   ###################   KGB News. Jacqueline Sit. Nov 28: Police raid Portland homes taken over by anarchists PORTLAND — Police have raided several Northeast Portland homes taken over by anarchists who claimed they were part … Continue reading

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Update on Occupy Seattle @SCCC and Occupy Seattle CD Squat

From CHS Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. by jseattle. Nov 28: Occupy Capitol Hill | Banned camp — last week for Occupy at SCCC? There were few signs of change at the Occupy Seattle camp Monday morning on Seattle Central’s campus … Continue reading

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Police Use Battering Ram to Evict Bank-Owned Occupy Squat in Northeast Portland

From The Oregonian. Nov 18. Members of Occupy Portland move into foreclosed house but police soon roust them About 15 members of Occupy Portland moved into a vacant house in Northeast Portland two days after being evicted from the encampment … Continue reading

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Occupy Building 7: on November 19-20 (NYC)

This is likely from the 9/11 Truth movement, a call-out to occupy building 7 at the WTC in NYC. From Occupybuilding7.org. Reported from PDXIndymedia. author: 21st century reichstag. Occupy Building 7 – November 19-20 12PM march from Liberty Plaza to … Continue reading

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