New Occupy Bournemouth Homeless Sanctuary up and running.


Making good use of the disused coal yard on Ashley Rd which was abandoned years ago, now it has the potential to save lives. As before local people have done it proud with offers of assistance, if you would like to turn a hand with the work or donate stuff, you can get in touch with the occupiers via their facebook group

The new kitchen

The pointless inadequates of Bournemouth council responded by informing the landlord/s, who ten years ago had to be cajoled into clearing the rubbish that had accumulated on the site. Out of step with the popular mood, they don’t know whether they want a shit or a haircut. After the punitive evictions of the first camp all they can come up with are feeble platitudes about the site being dangerous – compared to what? One of the residents is expecting soon.

These idiots have done nothing for us ever, so far as they’re concerned no one breaks wind in this town until money changes hands. If you talk to people on the street they will tell you that unless they raise a fiver a day to get in the shelter they lose their place and have to re-apply, go to the back of the queue. So the council is sponsoring and enforcing begging, the councillors might as well be dealing drugs.

Let’s all get behind this grassroots initiative, it’s up to us, the Working Class, to make the community we built fit for all its inhabitants, never mind the greedy parasites that have been feeding off it for too long, they can just back out now.


Updated: First direct action of 2018! 2nd Jan, 8 a.m. start, save Bournemouth’s autonomous homeless sanctuary and get the year off to a flying start …

We’re putting the start time back to 08:00, so the punx can have a lie in!

Come to Bournemouth on 2nd Jan 2018, Exeter rd, opposite the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), and help stop the eviction of our town’s homeless and their supporters, you will be assured of a warm welcome and a hot drink.

Bailiffs like to take us unawares so we’re asking people to be on site by 08:00 – yeah, we know, but one day your grandchildren will ask: “what did you do in the Class War?” The greater the numbers, the more relaxed the day will be.

If you like, come on new year’s day and camp overnight, there’s plenty to eat, and supporters on call to fetch supplies.

Homeless are doing it for themselves in Bournemouth.

If you really can’t make it that early, come anyway, but bear in mind we want to get as many as possible safely inside before the entertainment starts.

This fancy vehicle, reg. LD06 SRV belongs to the firm of property speculators that are threatening our community. If you see them, have a word.

Homeless are doing it for themselves in Bournemouth.

Occupy Bournemouth is back, with a homeless sanctuary encampment opposite the B.I.C. on Exeter Rd.

There is a kitchen with hot and cold food, tea and coffee, a campfire, medical tent, music, and room for lots more people in a safe enclosed space. This is a voluntary grassroots initiative, no cops, council, church or state involvement. As of today there are spare tents and an abundance of food and clothing kindly donated by locals. If you’re on the street tonight we urge you to come down, eat and get some rest, join in, help out as you can.

Right now we need volunteers more than things, but tarpaulins, tents and building materials would be welcome, firewood, straw for a compost toilet, and if anyone’s got a serviceable generator, or can fix the one on site, that would help.

The first eviction attempt is planned for the 2nd of January so we want everyone and their aunt on site first thing. If you aren’t working that day please come and support the camp, the greater the numbers, the more relaxed the day will be.

Free Rodrigo Lanza!

Barcelona Indymedia – Machine translated:

From different companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza.

United by anti-fascist ideas, we want to make a public statement about the recent events that have led our colleague to enter prison.

After days of media bombardment with false and unsubstantiated information, with the intention of obtaining a public verdict prior to the declaration of the parties, today we finally have the version of Rodrigo and other witnesses.

The first “official truth” has built a version that little fits the events that took place on Thursday night, presenting Victor Laínez as a passive victim of hatred of the Spanish flag, and Rodrigo Lanza as an armed aggressor, acting with premeditation, from behind and in a gang.

That night our comrade defended his life against a fascist aggressor with a knife, he defended himself with his body, unarmed.

Victor Laínez is a member of the far right of Aragon related to both known neo-Nazis and the Spanish Falange of the Jons, who recognize him as a member of their organisation and publicly state:

“Let everyone know, that if the Vasconavarra Falange has to choose between the heroic examples of Victor Lainez and Josué Estébanez, both of us are happy, but we are going to opt for Josué. Before prison than cemetery.”

Let us remember that Joshua Estébanez de la Hija is a neo-Nazi paramilitary who ten years ago killed the 16-year-old antifascist Carlos Palomino, stabbing him in the chest.

Victor Laínez was not a “good-natured patriot,” an ordinary citizen who loved his country. He was a fascist with an active and openly racist attitude. We have evidence of his earlier participation in violent events, (as in the attack carried out together with neo-Nazis in the “Barrio Latino” bar more than 20 years ago) and of an entire career in the Falange movement.

The facts of that night: after previously insulting Rodrigo (South American and punk style) by saying “sudaka de mierda, go to your country”, Victor Laínez followed Rodrigo, and when he left the bar, took a knife and tried to stab him in the back. Fortunately Rodrigo was warned by one of the witnesses, he turned around and to repel the attack, struck Victor Lainez then left the premises.

Thanks to this legitimate exercise of self-defence Rodrigo is still alive, about which we are happy, since in other occasions we can not say the same.

We must bear in mind the number of political assassinations carried out by extreme right-wingers in the Spanish state in the last 30 years, and the present rise of nationalist aggression. Fascism and anti-fascism are in conflict, and that’s nothing new in this state or elsewhere. The rise of the extreme right is a very palpable reality around the globe.

The current political climate in the Spanish state could not be less favourable due to the nationalist conflict for the self-determination of Catalonia. With the complicity of the press, this case is being exploited by partisan and electoral interests which extol national pride and point to the squat movement and migrants in general, as enemies of society.

On the other hand it is clear that there is a clear intention to take political advantage of what happened to put in doubt once again the version of the police assembly of the 4F, for which Rodrigo served 5 years in prison.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and solidarity and reiterate that the fight for a more just society continues.

Freedom for Rodrigo Lanza!

Companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza