Handleiding krakers. Redt un pandje, bezet un pandje.

(Amsterdam): Federatie Onafhankelijke Vakgroepen & Buro de Kraker, 1969. First edition. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Rare Dutch squatters handbook. It includes techniques for entering properties and reconnecting utilities. Amsterdam’s squatting movement emerged in the 1960s in response to several divisive urban projects and the city’s housing shortage. The squatting movement continued to grow, reaching its peak during the 1980s when it took on an increasingly anarchist tone. In early 1980, a controversial conflict took place on Vondelstraat, when police employed tanks to clear out a squat. Later that year, squatters set up demonstrations that challenged Queen Beatrix’s coronation, with dissidents uniting around the slogan ‘Geen woning, geen kroning’ (No housing, no coronation). Although the squatting movement had subsided significantly by the late 1980s, the Dutch government decided to outlaw the practise altogether in 2010, and passed a law that made squatting a criminal offence, rather than a civil infraction. This is a very good copy in silkscreened covers. Scarce, OCLC locates one copy in the U.S. (Yale) and a single copy in the Netherlands.


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