Prague: In the September of this year we would like to occupy a house in Prague...
In the September of this year we would like to occupy a house in Prague that haven’t been used for a long time, to open it for various activities and as a housing for those, who can’t afford , or don’t want, to pay unsuitable high rents. By various activities we mean organizing of concerts, dance parties, keeping of ateliers, projection of films, theatre performances, workshops and discussions, meetings of various collectives, shared dinners. The program of this center also depends on inhabitants of specific location- we would like to cooperate with our neighbors and take in account their needs and wishes. Brightening up dead house and bringing into the district it stays in something new, something that doesn’t smell by whimpering for a contribution from public or European funds or by advert and profit-mad. We would like to make a proposal of a free alternative. And we want everybody to have a gain from it.
We think of Ungdomshuset, we think of Køpi and of Rozbrat too- and we know that we will get into a conflict with the law. The usage of an extrinsic property is a criminal act- it is almost like a steal. We don’t fear to take something that is for long time falling into disrepair and that waits to be used in future for speculations. The world in which rich rather throw away full plate than risk that poor one would take a bit from it it’s mad. Except a strong example of the less-developed world, it’s also in the “rich countries” that the differences between poor and rich are getting bigger (and because of crises it will still grow). There where on the one side is plenty, on the other penury must be growing. Politicians are doing so much to help to the interests of the privileged ones and protect them from the poor “pack”. Our voted representatives know very knowledgeable that a profit can be gain from anything and the best is to get it from basic human needs. This world, in which the public interest is being conformed to a violent logic of business, doesn’t have right to be called fair.
We don't accept morality of a saint private properties. We would never rob somebody who would be suffering because of it. Developers,investors and coorporations interested in speculations will never be suffering. We live in a strange world where everything is countable to money, the world in which we must live by rules that we consider to be nonsenses, and from the point of wiew of someone who have nothing they realy are wihout a sence.These rules are reasonable just for those who don't know by their cupidity what else they might want and how to protect what they already have. We don't want to have something common with the money or those witch rule them. We don't want to be employees, we don't want to exchange our time and energy for these ridiculous papers, we don't want to live in a boring frustration. However, we don't fear to work. We want to repair a house that we are going to occupie, we want to cultivate an area around and we want to create a place for a dignity life and for selfrealization. We want to create a place that will funcion differently compared to outer world (selforganization, no hierarchy, collective decisions) and that will be bringing something different (noncomercial culture, space for free selfrealization, wide spectrum of activities depending on actual needs) We, who did not choose this world for our life, deeply disagree with the way how it is working and where it is going, we fight for the space that we will create accordnig to our visions and dreams.
The begining of the occupation is planned for the 12th of September 2009. We will be glad if you join us. Help us to squat the house and to defend it from everyone who would want to take it from us. Participate actively from the begining of its functioning: organize collective cooking, use your knowlege and repair the house whith us, come and play whith your band, exhibit your art works, play a theatre performace here! Do a benefit before the occupation, do a street art that informs about the action. Success of this project is dependent also on you. Contact us at an email adress whith your ideas!
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