Czech squatting weekend in Amsterdam

Pá 20.2. (18:00) – Ne 22.2. (23:59)
Evropa – Amsterdam

Program (more info t.b.a.):

Friday 20.2.
autonomous space Joe’s Garage

19:00 soli dinner (some czech traditional dish in vegan style)
20:00 presentation
21:00 discussion, maybe some movie abut current suatting theme in the CZ
22:00 maybe some acoustic concert

Presentation topic:
Some members of czech squatting movement are coming to Amsterdam to arrange the presentation and discussion about actual breakthrough in the squatting movement in Czech Republic. On Saturday, November 29th, an abandoned building of a former clinic in Prague district of Žižkov was occupied by a group of activists. Cleaning works, reconstruction and programme started immediately. Despite widespread support, including neighbors, politicians, artists, journalists etc., the owner of the house – Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs – withdrawed from negotiations. Regarding to some sources, the “anti-extremist” department of czech police played an important role in this decision.

Autonomní sociální centrum Klinika (Autonomous Social Centre Klinika /Clinic/) was evicted December 9th after ten days of struggle and hundreds of people participating. Spontaneous demonstrations immediately took place in front and inside of Žižkov city hall and in office of the owner.After a few days later one thousand people on the demonstration supported autonomous center. Building is now being guarded, but the struggle isn’t over yet. Žižkov councillors agreed that they will start negotiations with state. The public support of squatting is now the highest in czech history. The ministers of interior, finace and social affairs publicly admitted the possibility of decriminalization of squatting.We, as a group supporting a project of social centre, are calling for international support! A pressure on czech state can help us to create a historical success. Every city needs it’s clinic!

Saturday 21.2.
soli bands and party
autonomous space DisKontrol

20:00 bands
00:00 party with StefanZMK, United djs for Klinika (powered by Silent Noise sound system)