Syracuse Solidarity Network

Shelter: a Squatumentary, Friday, May 9th, 9pm at the Womens Info Center
April 30, 2008, 2:15 am
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Shelter: a Squatumentary

Film Showing & Discussion with Film Maker Hannah E. Dobbz

Friday, May 9th
9pm at the Womens Info Center
601 Allen St
Syracuse, NY 13210
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away

presented by the Syracuse Solidarity Network

Shelter: a Squatumentary
(2008), 45 min.

With universally skyrocketing property values, rent and home-ownership have become unaffordable at best and impossible at worst. Thus, people all over the world continue a long tradition of circumventing the expensive price tag and reclaiming this basic human right by squatting. Shelter: a Squatumentary is a documentary film that explores the squatting movement in the East Bay from 2004 to 2007. We follow three examples of the struggle for housing in an unaffordable marketplace such as the San Francisco Bay Area. Hellarity House, Banana House, and Power Machine are stories of squatters who have found one tentative solution to the ongoing housing crisis.

The screening will be followed by a discussion on squatting as a tactic and how to use it not for lifestylist dropout culture but instead for actual community building. Squatting—a historically clandestine move—needs to come out of hiding and build a real community around its claim to free housing for all. Otherwise, this age-old tactic will continue to serve temporary ends; squatters will continue to be evicted and crack new squats in secret; they will continue to alienate each other along with the mainstream—all the while, still under the thumb of the housing market and its landlords.


presented by
the Syracuse Solidarity Network


SSN is an affiliate of the North East Anarchist Network

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Squatting law information for different countries


Squatters and squatter cities around the world


News in English of the former Copenhagen squat


Squatting Berlin

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Squatting Barcelona


Roundtable on Anti-Oppression Politics in Anti-Capitalist Movements
April 5, 2008, 7:28 pm
Filed under: Articles

“To the annoyance of some leftists who argue that capitalism and class form the fundamental basis of all oppression, anti-oppression organizing seeks to understand the connections between racism, sexism, heterosexism, colonialism and class… But is this happening?”

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Why The War Is Sexist And Why We Cant Ignore Gender Anymore; Here’s a Start for Organizing by Huibin Amee Chew
April 5, 2008, 7:21 pm
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“Not only does the war perpetuate sexist inequality and patriarchy, but also it enlists patriarchal relations – economic, sexual, and ideological – to carry out its operations.”
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“Large and Growing” Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich and Poor Americans
April 5, 2008, 7:07 pm
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“New government research has found “large and growing” disparities in life expectancy for richer and poorer Americans, paralleling the growth of income inequality in the last two decades.”

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Damn Near Seven Years of Failure: The Phoenix Anti-War Movement and the Ritual Cult of Defeat
April 5, 2008, 6:57 pm
Filed under: Articles

“Ritual and ineffectiveness still dominate the movement, as do activists who need the war to justify their management of others (to get votes, to build organizations or just to massage their own egos). A fear of shaking things up and a conservative attitude towards tactics prevails.”

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Anarchism and the Struggle to Move Forward By Kim Fyke & Gabriel Sayegh
April 5, 2008, 6:33 pm
Filed under: Articles

“The anarchist movement is in dire need of an anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist analysis and a commitment to bring that theory into action.”

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Time and It’s Discontents by John Zerzan
April 5, 2008, 6:15 pm
Filed under: Articles

“Time, like technology, is never neutral”

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