Kapitał musi dla siebie zawłaszczać naszą przestrzeń. Jest to praktycznie jego obowiązek. Nie może on pozostawić miejsca dla kreatywności, naszej zdolności, aby zrobić coś samemu, naszego pożądania czegoś nowego.
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The arrest and charges against the participants of the demonstration against U.S. missile base in Poland. Słupsk, 29-30 March 2008

The Demonstration
On the 29th March a demo against U.S. missile base in Poland took place in Slupsk (northern Poland). More about the demo: www.tarcza.org and www.m29.bzzz.net.

Huge police forces were mobilized before the demo. Few days before the demonstration, policemen intruded the demonstration organizers asking about the details of the protest and were trying to intimidate them.
During the demo itself, where from 500 to 800 people took part, the police was not offensive. The police units were not visible, that's why the demonstration was peaceful. At the square where the hydepark took place, there was a big police car with video cameras.

rozbrat.org 23 Polish antimilitarist activists were violently arrested on Sunday (30/03/2008) at a private flat of one of them morning after coming back from a demonstration after-party in Slupsk in nothern Poland.

On Saturday (29/03/2008) noon a demonstration against the plans of locating up to ten silo-based long-range missile defence interceptors in Poland took place in Slupsk, a city in northern Poland. The military base where the shield would be placed is located near this city. Around 500 people took part in a peaceful march in the city centre, after that around 50 people came to the military base and tried to come inside but were stopped by the police. Nobody was arrested, one person got a fine for using swearwords and drinking beer.


On Saturday night (1/03/2008) Rozbrat squat activists dropped a banner in Poznan center saying "We remember Copenhagen! We will not give you Rozbrat! Ungdomshuset 1983-1/03/2007, Rozbrat 1994-?". It was made to commemorate the first anniversary of Ungdomshuset eviction. A press communique was released, saying we remember about Copenhagen events, we do not forget and we do not forgive and we will fight for our place too and if anyone doubts it, let this person remember Copenhagen events one year ago. Solidarity is our weapon!


Here are the news about our situation for all those who are interested in defending Poznan's Rozbrat squat. There's a legal trial going on in court against the owner of the ground that used to belong to Darex company and is the biggest part of Rozbrat squat. One of the creditors of that comapny is a bank situated near Warsaw.

rozbrat.org Rozbrat Collective would like to thank everyone who in the last days expressed their support and their readiness to defend our place. We've received hundereds of e-mails, telephone calls, letters, both from indviduals and organizations, social movements from Poland and from abroad.


Today, around 10 a.m. bailiff together with cops came to Rozbrat squat. The policemen drilled the lock of the gate, the bailiff had a court's permission to come in and estimate the price of the ground. The middle part of Rozbrat squat (including both concert halls, gallery, bars, library and part of the living area) was indebted for a long time by a company that doesn't exist anymore. The ground price evaluation today means that the ground can be auctioned witthin one or two months - that can mean the end of Rozbrat squat - the longest occupied space in Poland.

rozbrat.org We want to express our full support for the squatting movement in Germany. We are aware of the current policy of the German authorities, and we are against the repression taking place against squatters all over Germany. In the last few months there has been a rapid increase of police raids on self-organized, unofficial social centers. These acts of terror are disturbing and shocking. It's obvious that local authorities are trying to force their neoliberal politics into city management. This means less social safety net and much higher rent prices.
rozbrat.org Demonstration
Independent Publishing Houses' Bookfair
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rozbrat.org On the 9th of August, Krzysztof Wantoch-Rekowski - a longtime activist of the Polish Anarchist Federation and Food Not Bombs from Poznan - was detained by the police. He has been put into jail for six weeks for...
destroying his identity card (article 276 of the Penal Code)


On 16th of May, in the evening, an antifasciscist activist was attacked by two nazis, with clear intentions to kill him. They have been following him, and, suddenly one of them steped in front on him and used a pepper gas on him. Then the other one stabbed him in his back with 30cm long knife. Maciek fell on the ground and was kicked by the nazis for a while, with them shouting "We'll kill you, you leftist motherfucker!".

rozbrat.org Despite the legal protection employers dismiss them on the basis of the article 52 of the Labour Code. The article lets to brake a contract of employment without giving a notice to a workers only when they heavily violate their duties, commit a crime (when the crime is obvious or is judged by court), or if workers thorough their fault have lost qualifications needed for the job. Heavy violation of worker's duties means for instance drinking in a workplace. In Poland the law protects some trade unionists from dismissals in order to protect them against repressions. It means that an employer must not fire an activist without a permission of the committee of trade union the worker belongs to. Obviously when unionist really violate the law (for example drinks or steals) the committee usually agrees to dismiss him.


Rozbrat squat
Pułaskiego Street 21a, Poznan, Poland see the map

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P.O. Box 5, 60 - 966 Poznan 31, Poland

Phone during the opening hours of the Anarchist library: (+48) 061 8484672

If you want:

- ask about Anarchist Federation, organize at Rozbrat a cultural orpolitical meeting, discussion, film screening etc.: write to [email protected]
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- play a gig: write to [email protected]

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