Saturday, December 18, 2010

Squatters 1, Owners 1 (Everybody Loses)

Yesterday, the "owners"/absentee landlords mounted another violent assault against the Safehouse. There were over a dozen people attacking while only a handful of people were home. Two large men guarded both entrances threatening to beat anyone up who tried to enter.

There were fewer supporters so a counter-attack was not feasible. It appears there are some backbiting armchair anarchists spreading disinformation about the Safehouse. If anyone knows the individual who posted this blog ( I would love to meet them. It would be nice to know who is responsible for this slanderous character assassination.

I, unlike this person, will not write anonymous, back stabbing posts on the internet.

Right now the Safehouse and it's residents need our solidarity! Now more than ever! Contact me if you want to help.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Squatters 1, Owners Zero!

On Thursday the family claiming to own the property the squatters call the "Safehouse" survived an attempted eviction.

The alleged owners showed up with the police, but the Oakland Police Department refused to get involved in an illegal eviction. Subsequently the "owners" kicked in the door and began destroying the house and everything in it while terrorizing the occupants.

The police returned and arrested one of the "owners" for disorderly conduct. This is a major victory for the Safehouse and Oakland squatters generally. Here are some videos:

Right After the "Owners" Broke In

"Owners" Attacking Occupants with a Bookcase

"Owners" Assaulting People with Knives