Friday, November 17, 2006

Has Ungdomshuset Reached The End Of Its Road?

After waging a battle against Christian right-wing sect Faderhuset for several years, recent decisions in both the Copenhagen City Court and the National Court has ordered the current occupiers of Ungdomshuset out on December 14th, 2006. This decision and the process through which it was made is hotly contested.

This is obvious through both extensive coverage in mainstream social democratic newspapers like Politiken and in how opposition from the centreĀ“s users more recently spilled over into street fighting when police attacked ( 1 ) a Reclaim the Streets demonstration.

This interview published on Indymedia was carried out during their 24th birthday party which was from the 25th to 29th of October. It tries to go into some of the recent history around the Ungdomshuset court saga and how the future is likely to pan out for a building that remains highly emblematic as a symbol of the left overs of the Northern European autonome scene.

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