URGENT – Oppose the Criminalisation of Squatting

The Secretary of State for Justice Ken Clarke has tabled an amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill to criminalise squatting in residential buildings. This will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday 1st of November, possibly for up to three days.
Make sure you come down today to discuss plans and action to oppose the governments plans which would aim to put an end to projects like the Okasional cafe as well having huge impacts on homeless and vulnerable people squat as the only way of avoiding rough sleeping.

Whatever they say, squatting will stay!

October the 1st 2011 will mark one year since the Kraakverbod made
squatting illegal in the Netherlands. However, hundreds of people still
squat and will continue to squat. With squatting in the UK coming under threat, join us to hear 3 squatters from Amsterdam talk about squatting before the ban, resistance to the criminalisation and what’s been happening since the Kraakverbod became law.

Followed by bands at 9pm (check the poster) and a chance to discuss how in Manchester we can oppose the criminilisation of squatting.

6pm at the OKasional cafe















Manchester Meeting at 2PM – Location Announced!

After some minor technical difficulties, including an owner with a fox-shooting gun, a jeep and some hired meat heads backed up by the pigs, we have found a resting, meeting and resources space for the weekend.
It can be found at the (former) Castlefield Centre, 101 Liverpool Road, Castlefield. It’s opposite the Museum of Science and Industry, check the map…


see you down here, limited space, bring sleeping bags.x




Squatting under threat!

The coalition government has made plans to place a ban on squatting. Amongst other things, this change will serve to protect private landlords, increase homelessness, criminalise certain groups and individuals and cost millions of pounds to enforce.

The idea of the cider swilling ket monster who steals houses from people while they go to the shops to buy a pint of milk is one which is being peddled by the media.. Yet facts and figures show us that a there are many reasons people turn to squatting.. (Please go to the link below and search).

Empty houses 700, 000 + in the UK, the lack of social housing – huge waiting lists… The want for something better, rather than dead rent to to a private landlord.

We are based in Manchetser, we are keen to hear form people up north who would like to start organising locally to resist the proposals. Please get in touch!!!

For now check this site for updates, news and stories.