[hackerspaces] Abbenay Hackerspace - Call for Support

Philippe Langlois philippe.langlois at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 17:32:36 CEST 2009

Sebastien, I hope you'll be able to convince this person of the  
importance of hackerspace and independent technology projects.

Keep us informed!

PS: Am I the only one not to have understood at all the email from  
Friday "Demo" Demola?


On 29 Sep 2009, at 15:17, friday demola wrote:

> Hello,
>          im Demo from HS please i need a help from you.
> I want you to send me backtrack to this email (google_demo at yahoo.com)
> and i will really appreciate your feedback.
> Hack ON
> Demo
> On 9/29/09, Sébastien Bourdeauducq  
> <sebastien.bourdeauducq at lekernel.net> wrote:
>> The Abbenay hacklab [1] opened early this month in Stockholm [2],  
>> where a
>> housing crisis is at full blow.
>> We are set up in a place that was squatted downtown by Kommando  
>> Carl Bildt
>> since late August, called AK4. The house was empty since June, and  
>> there was
>> no plans to use it until one year and a half.
>> Unfortunately, squats are very unusual in Sweden, and the  
>> discussions with
>> the
>> landlord and the city of Stockholm are extremely difficult, even  
>> though many
>> newspapers speak positively about AK4. The place currently sets a  
>> record for
>> the country, with a life time of one month (and counting) while  
>> most squats
>> usually get raided by the police in a few days.
>> We are however facing an imminent eviction threat and police  
>> pressure has
>> been
>> significantly increasing lately - with civil cops coming very  
>> often to take
>> pictures of the house and sirens waking us up early in the morning.
>> This call is asking you to contact the landlord to show support to  
>> the
>> hacklab
>> and the squat. So far, he has been very closed minded. He only  
>> proposed that
>> we leave the place and talked about an expensive and abusive rental
>> contract.
>> It was about a much smaller office, and according to which we  
>> would not be
>> allowed to sleep in the premises, we would not be allowed to host  
>> concerts,
>> cafes or parties, etc.
>> The landlord is Fredrik Winberg; he is the CEO of Cementa AB [3],  
>> part of
>> HeidelbergCement Global with a revenue of 15 billion euros per  
>> year. He also
>> runs the Biteam AB company [4].
>> We do not believe that he or any of his fellows will turn poor  
>> should we
>> definitely get the house in Stockholm, and we think that his  
>> behavior is
>> basically motivated by the capitalist idea that the right to stay  
>> somewhere
>> must always be paid for.
>> We hereby ask you to contact him to expose your views on squatting  
>> and
>> hackerspaces in order to give him a more comprehensive view on the  
>> subject
>> than what he could have had as a capitalist entrepreneur. His  
>> contact email
>> is
>> fredrik.winberg at cementa.se and he can be reached by phone at
>> +46 (0)708 25 68 04 (NB: this contact information is available  
>> from the
>> WWW).
>> We do not give a "copy and paste" email to send him, since mail  
>> bombing
>> would
>> probably not be effective and only increase tensions. Also, please  
>> do not be
>> aggressive nor engage in any other activity (defacing etc.) which  
>> would not
>> lead anywhere.
>> You are also most welcome to join the AK4 Squat Support Group on  
>> Facebook:
>> http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=146697601021
>> Thank you,
>> The Abbenay Hacklab
>> PS. We are very grateful for any distribution of this call. Print it,
>> forward
>> it, post it on your blog, upload it to your favorite social  
>> network, etc.
>> [1] http://www.abbenay.org/
>> [2] http://lekernel.net/blog/?p=544
>> [3] http://www.masterclub.se/konsulter.html (Swedish)
>> [4] http://www.biteam.com/
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