Saturday, April 30, 2011

[squat!net] - Mainpage

[squat!net] - Mainpage [squat!net] is an international internet magazine with main focus on squatted houses, car sites and other free spaces.

Different people, with different backgrounds (e.g. squatters, punks, hackers, etc.) try to work together and collect news and importent stuff on the squatter scene. Sure we're not able doing this alone - quite a lot of information is sent by our readers - yes, from YOU!

Have your say on … squatting | People's panel | Comment is free |

Have your say on … squatting | People's panel | Comment is free | "Squatting is in the news again – in London, activists have been evicted from Guy Ritchie's mansion and portrayed by the tabloids as a 'gang' of criminal yobs. In France, squats made headlines as Jeudi Noir, a group aiming to put housing issues on the political agenda, set up camp in a prestigious Parisian building to alert the public to the high numbers of unoccupied buildings in the French capital."

Tick Tock Sheptock

Tick Tock SheptockI have advocated for Washington, DC's homeless since June 2006. I am part of the National Right-to-Housing Movement. I am a Theistic Marxist and part of a local social theory study group. My advocacy has now put me on the world stage, making it possible for me to fight for the human right to housing on a national and international level. Awesome!!!!!

Mitch Snyder Saved Many Lives but Finally Took His Own :

Mitch Snyder Saved Many Lives but Finally Took His Own : "The fight for America's poorest will go on, but when Mitch Snyder wrapped an electrical cord around his neck and hanged himself, some of the fiery energy of the struggle died with him. During his 20-year campaign for social justice, Snyder, 46, proved part prophet and part pest, part saint and part stuntman"

Mitch Snyder, 46, Advocate of Homeless - New York Times

Mitch Snyder, 46, Advocate of Homeless - New York Times: "Mr. Snyder rose to national prominence in the Presidential campaign of 1984, when he began his long fast demanding that President Ronald Reagan intervene to give an abandoned Federal building in Washington to his group for a shelter.

Two days before the election, on the 51st day of the fast, the Government acceded to Mr. Snyder's demands. But Mr. Snyder fasted twice more, when $6 million in promised money for renovations failed to materialize on time.

His life and work became the subject of a CBS television movie in 1986 starring Martin Sheen, called ''Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story.'' A year later, Mr. Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Cicely Tyson and other celebrities joined Mr. Snyder sleeping on the street to protest Federal policies toward the homeless."

Mitch Snyder’s Ghost�|�American Way of Life Magazine

Mitch Snyder’s Ghost�|�American Way of Life Magazine: "“We need everyday, regular people, not another Mitch Snyder. We all need to be Gandhi, be Malcolm X, be Mitch Snyder. If we could do that, it wouldn’t be perfect or Utopian, but it would be better than doing nothing."

Mitch Snyder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mitch Snyder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Snyder ended up in Danbury Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut, where he served time with Philip and Daniel Berrigan. Following meetings with them and prolific reading, especially of the Bible, Snyder started participating in hunger strikes and work stoppages over prison rights issues."

The ardor of Snyder's beliefs sometimes led to encounters with law enforcement. He once claimed to have the longest arrest record in D.C. On one infamous occasion, after being arrested at the White House, Snyder walked out of his arraignment, went directly to the White House, climbed over the fence and was rearrested

Dignity Village (3)

Dignity Village (3): "A transitional housing camp (tent city) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Bringing the homeless out of the doorways to build a community and a future.


Dignity Village - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dignity Village - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In the days before Christmas of 2000, a group of homeless people in Portland succeeded in establishing a tent city which garnered a great deal of both opposition and support, and quickly evolved from a group of self-described 'outsiders' who practiced civil disobedience, to a self-regulating, city-recognized 'campground' as defined by Portland city code.

Now featuring elected community officials and crude but functional cooking, social, electric, and sanitary facilities,[1] Dignity Village got its start as a collection of tents and campers 'squatting' illegally on unused public land near Downtown Portland."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Coalition for the Homeless: "June 7-8: The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty is hosting the National Forum on the Human Right to Housing in Washington, DC. Registration is open now, sign up to attend today!"

Homeless Camp Puts Down Roots With Seattle's OK : NPR

Homeless Camp Puts Down Roots With Seattle's OK : NPR: "February 7, 2011 from KUOW

A lot of cities view homeless encampments like weeds that have sprung up in the civic garden. Sacramento and Fort Worth, for example, have shut them down.

Seattle, though, is taking a different approach: It wants a city-run camp on city-owned property.

But some locals are criticizing the project for being at odds with the city's own plan to end homelessness.

'There Needs To Be A Place For Them'

Seattle's camp is dubbed Nickelsville — as a jab at the city's former mayor Greg Nickels, who tried to shut it down. The camp came together about three years ago and has moved 17 times since then.

On a recent Sunday night, Nickelsville was full to capacity. About 100 of Seattle's more than 8,000 homeless people live there. For now, it's set up at an old firehouse in the city's north end, next to a stretch of strip malls. The parking lot is packed with tents."

Ontario CA Sets Up Fenced-In ‘Tent City’ for Local Homeless Only

Ontario CA Sets Up Fenced-In ‘Tent City’ for Local Homeless Only: "Many who had taken shelter at the camp — which had grown from 20 to more than 400 residents in nine months — lacked paperwork, bills or birth certificates proving they were once Ontario residents"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Homeless Activist Treated Like Terror Suspect |

Homeless Activist Treated Like Terror Suspect | "The photographer was taking pictures inside the city maintenance yard. The Police Departments Homeland Security Bureau was notified and they tracked down the photographer by his license plate and sent him a letter. A portion of the letter read: 'Your actions during your visit to this facility caused concern among several city employees and was brought to the attention of the Police Department's Terrorism Liaison Officers.'

Homeless Advocate Mike Rhodes was among those monitoring the homeless cleanup, and believes the city is trying to intimidate them."