Occupied Ex-Telecom evicted in Bologna

Source: LaRepubblica, InfoAut – photos and videos

October 20th: this morning big police forces have blocked both sides of the former Telecom building in Via Fioravanti (Bologna) to proceed to the eviction of the structure occupied on December 4th 2014 and which gives home to many families (280 individuals) that they can not afford a house because of the crisis.

Immediately the resistance of the occupiers engages, who in about 150 climbed on the roof and from inciting the solidarity picket formed immediately to support the effort against an act of repression that makes good account of the misery of management of the housing geared to not solve problems but to continue to reproduce.

After about ten minutes the picket was charged by the police who want to prevent any kind of active solidarity to those who are leading the resistance on the roof.

During the charges a guy was wounded in the hand, probably broken as a result of the brutality of police intervention.

Update 14.15: Antiriot cops are wearing helmets in the Ex-Telecom and take away the children from the parents making the space with batons! A child with respiratory problems was taken away by ambulance, while meanwhile, continues to divide the other children from their mothers.

Update 15.30: Firefighters are entering into the Ex-Telecom with the aim of trying to achieve resistant in the roof! Men, women and children do not want to surrender… that is their home!

Update 16:15: During the eviction and there are reports of an occupant with the jaw split due to a kick from a cop, resistance continues in and out of the building. The network Eat The Rich has held a solidarity dinner directly in front of the picket at 8 pm tonight. This long day is also seeing the great protagonists of the occupants of Via Mario De Maria and Muri di Porta Galliera, participating from early morning.

(Updated) 5 people in hunger strike against nuclear power plant (Finland) [en, it – fi, it]

Source: Hyökyaalto.net ; Takku.net ; Yle.fi



Puussa ollut henkilö on tänään otettu alas. Puun viereen raivattiin ja rakennettiin tie, jotta useat tehtävään tarvittavat ajoneuvot pääsivät puun lähelle. Yksi poliisi ja palomies aloittivat puun katkomisen latvasta. Samaan aikaan toinen pari lähestyi majaa alhaalta päin oksia karsien. Jonkin aikaa “orava ja näätäparvi” -leikki jatkui puussa, oksalla, majan alla, ylempänä, alempana kunnes lopulta kurren köydestä saatiin pitävä ote ja siirto kurottajaan vihdoin onnistui. Henkilö toimitettiin ambulanssilla nesteytykseen, mutta suht hyväkuntoisena hän on tänään pääsemässä jo vapaalle. Puun valtaus kesti 9 päivää ja osoitti, ettei kamppailu Fennovoiman järjetöntä hanketta vastaan ole laantunut. Toisin, kuin Fennovoiman tiedotteisiin nojaavassa uutisoinnissa väitetään, alue ei ole ydinvoimalatyömaa. Alueella ei ole edes virallista liikkumiskieltoa kuin aikaisintaan loppuvuodesta. Olemme iloisia, että toverimme on olosuhteisiin nähden hyvässä tilassa. Nälkälakot on nyt lopetettu.

Kiitämme kaikesta huomiosta ja tuesta!

The person in a tree hut is been taken down by the cops. The operation required cutting trees, building a new road, special unit of cops and fire department, 3 big vehicles, guards, and many hours. Finally the mop of pine martens caught the squirrel. Our comrade was taken into hospital to get liquid, but was already released this night. We are happy that the person is quite ok. All the hunger strikes ended this evening.

Thanks for all solidarity and attention!
On Tuesday September 15th the cops and security guards from local security company Arlia and G4S (they legally are able to stop people and give them to police) started to evict the activists from the land where Fennovoima has planned the construction site of the nuclear power plan in Hanhikivi Cape in Pyhäjoki. 4 arrests were made but people were released the day after. Updates from a treehouse (where a comrade is protesting) tell us that by 23:00 Wednesday the cops have not yet succeeded to empty the area, but the destruction is still in progress.

Activists of Hyökyaalto (Tsunami)network and from all over Finland, Sweden and other countries has been present in the protest camp since April.

Since Sep 15th an activist is on a treehouse on hunger strike to pretend the stop of Fennovoima’s Nuclear power plant project. He is still able to communicate thanks to a mobile phone. Police and security don’t let activists to come closer and to help the comrade. His name is Tomas Aakenus, for one week he had food to eat, but on Sunday it finished, so he decided to continue the protest by an hunger strike.

In Pyhäjoki (Hanhikivi Cape is part of administration of the city) 3 people have gone on hunger strike in front of Fennovoima’s office, 1 more also in Helsinki, present in Occupied Porthania (University of Helsinki) on Monday 21th.

Hyökyaalto network inform that is worried about the health of Tomas, due to a previously fever he had and now he has difficulty in absorbing liquids: “Everyone knows the circumstances, if you have wet clothes on a tree for weeks, including three days without eating. So, yes, he begins to be in poor condition.”

Activists claim responsibility of Tomas’s health and safety to the nuclear power company: “These then will be to sort out, if necessary, in court. We believe that the responsibility is of Fennovoima. Which is the bigger criminal: an illegal demonstration or other life-endangering?”

Martedí 15 Settembre gli sbirri e le vigilanti/guardie di sicurezza delle compagnie di sorveglianza Arlia e G4S (hanno il diritto di fermare le persone e consegnarle alla polizia) hanno iniziato lo sgombero degli attivisti dalle terre dove Fennovoima ha pianificato i cantieri della nuova centrale nucleare nel Capo di Hanhikivi a Pyhäjoki. 4 arresti sono avvenuti ma le persone sono state rilasciate il giorno dopo. Aggiornamenti dalla casa sull’albero (dove c’é un compagno) dicono che alle 23:00 di Venerdí gli sbirri non hanno completato lo sgombero dell’intera area, ma la distruzione continua.

Gli attivisti della rete Hyökyaalto (Tsunami) e da tutta la Finlandia, Svezia e altri paesi sono stati presenti nel campeggio di protesta da Aprile.

Dal 15 Settembre un attivista sull’albero é in sciopero della fame per pretendere lo stop al progetto della centrale della Fennovoima. É ancora in grado dicomunicare grazie ad un cellulare. Polizia e vigilanti non permettono agli attivisti di avvicinarsi ed aiutare il compagno. Il suo nome é Tomas Aakenus, per una settimana ha avuto cibo da mangiare, ma Domenica ha finito le provviste, quindi ha deciso di continuare la protesta con uno sciopero della fame.

A Pyhäjoki (il Capo di Hanhikivi é parte dell’amministrazione della cittá) 3 attivisti sono entrati anch’essi in sciopero della fame di fronte aggli uffici di Fennovoima, un altro compagno in piú ad Helsinki, presente nell’Occupazione di Porthania (Universitá di Helsinki) da Lunedí 21.

La rete Hyökyaalto informa che é preoccupata della salute di Tomas, vista la precedente febbre che ha avuto e la presente difficoltá di assorbire liquidi: “Tutti conosciamo le circostanze, se hai vestiti umidi su un albero per settimane, e la fame da giorni. Quindi, sí, lui ha iniziato ad essere in condizioni gravi.”

Gli attivists danno la responsibilitá della salute di Tomas’s alla compagnia nucleare: “Se sará necessario, risolveremo questo caso anche in tribunale. Noi crediamo che la responsibilitá sia di Fennovoima. Cos’é piú criminale: un manifestante illegale o il rischio di vita?”

Comrades in hunger strike in front of Fennovoima’s offices / Compagn* in sciopero della fame davanti agli uffici di Fennovoima:

Police evicts action camp in Pyhäjoki and Squat Venetsia in Helsinki

Source: Takku.net


On Tuesday September 15 the cops and security guards from local security company Arlia and G4S started to evict the protesters on Fennovoima´s planned nuclear construction site on Hanhikivi Cape in Pyhäjoki. 4 arrests where made but people where released the day after. Updates from a treehouse tell us that by 11 o´clock Wednesday evening the cops have not yet succeeded to empty the area, but the destruction is in progress.

Eviction of Squat Venetsia

On the same day that the eviction in Pyhäjoki started, Squat Venetsia in Helsinki showed solidarity with the occupation in Pyhäjoki. The day after, on wednesday, Venetsia was evicted.

Squat Venetsia had been planning solidarity events for the Pyhäjoki occupation and was also going to play an important role in housing people during the major strikes, protests and anti-government activities planned in Finland on friday.

The resistance on Hanhikivi Cape, Pyhäjoki

The protest camp, which has been around since April, is now moved to a different location in the remaining forest. The diverse activities that has taken place in Hanhikivi Cape – ranging from blockades, occupied trees and acts of sabotage- have significantly delayed Fennovoima´s plans to start the construction of the nuclear power plant together with energy company Fortum and Rosatom – Russian state owned company that specialises in the manufacturing of nuclear arms. Since the start of the occupation the situation on Hanhikivi cape has become more and more oppressive. A couple of weeks ago guards from the security company Arlia entered the camp in the night, armed with knives. A person was dragged away by the hair and two occupants were arrested by the police.

Both the camp on Hanhikivi Cape and Squat Venetsia – as part of the finnish squatting scene – have lately played important roles in spreading autonomous culture of active resistance and direct action against state and capital, in Finland. It is no coincidence they have been targeted now, on the verge of the protests taking place on Friday.