Friday, June 23, 2006

Squatter Communities on Fiji

In further proof that squatters exist in the most unlikely places, The Fiji Sun reports that squatter communities are growing as urbanization continues on the island. The housing ministry is vowing to relocate any squatters who lose their land leases.

Thanks to Munna Prasad for the link!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey roland,

unfortunately, I found no other way of contacting you, so I leave a comment (sigh).

Did you hear that the dutch governement is planning to outlaw squatting? Although it is quite doubtful, if ant state repression wil be effective against the well organized dutch squatting movement, especially seen the the housing crisis that is rampant in the netherlands since virtually _ever_, it is the campaign against this projected change of law that is worth a look at. The dutch squatters movement has been on the forfront of the housing struggle continiously since the early 1970's, booking great successes in building autonomous social centers and forcing governements of all colour to adjust housing policies towards social distribution at various occasions.

the dutch language campaign website can be found at:

a smaal english text for a petition to MPs can be found at

please do not hesitate to contact us by mail:

for the campaign

dutch squatters use a mailinglist to communicate , ppl would be delighted to hear from you and others on

please also visit the site of my humble fortress at

grtz from the barricades of amsterdam, fortress europa