squatting

9.13.17

What It's Like Living as a Crust Punk

Canadian director Martine Blue has turned her days as a gutter punk into a new film, ‘Hunting Pignut.’

4.2.17

How Squats Can Shape the Cities They're in

An interview with Alexander Vasudevan, the author of a new book about squatting around the world.

3.1.17

Inside the Radical Squat Pushing for Gender Equality in the Anarchist Movement

Spain's economic recession has led to a proliferation of "okupas," or squats, that combine vaguely illegal housing with anarchist ideology. For the feminists of Seville's La Revolución, who occupy a 125-year-old building owned by a bank, that means no...

2.23.17

The Fight to Save the House of James Baldwin

The property is slated to be razed and turned into luxury apartments, but activists say the author's home is an important piece of black history worth saving.

10.27.16

I Turned an Abandoned Women’s Prison into a Protest Squat

We hung out with the group of homeless men who've made an old prison in the English countryside their new home.

7.21.16

How to Claim Squatter's Rights to Stop Paying Your Rent

What is America if not a giant squat on someone else's land?

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5.18.16

This 'Rave Fixer' Helps People Put on Illegal Parties

"When the police come down, the police aren't in charge, we're in charge."

10.21.15

Amazing Photographs of London Squatters in the 70s and 80s

Mark Cawson documented his time living in unoccupied buildings in the English capital. Now, his photographs are being exhibited for the first time.

4.7.15

Ireland's Biggest Squat Is on the Verge of Eviction

A vacant Dublin building that's home to 30 people has become a symbol of the city's gentrification battle.

3.19.15

How Two Dutch Squatters Source Some of the Best Fish in the Netherlands

Squatters in the winter, fishermen in summer, and idealists throughout the year, Jan and Barbara Geertsema are the most eccentric fishermen of the Wadden Sea.

10.11.13

Spanish Squats in Andalusia

In 2012, a bunch of leftist workers and farmers seized some unoccupied land in economically depressed southern Spain. Photographer José Colón, who grew up in the region, was there with his camera.

6.6.13

Zurich's Infamous Binz Squat Is No More

On Friday morning, Zurich authorities entered the Binz, Switzerland's most infamous squat, with the intention of ending its seven-year run. However, when they turned up, instead of being met by a horde of Molotov-wielding anarchists, they discovered a...

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