Against the eviction of COX18 and other social centres in Milan
The past one, was a sad and angy week for people living in Milan/Italy. Milan’s social and cultural life was stricken hard once again. At 7am on january the 22nd around 100 policemen entered the squatt COX18 (http://www.cox18.noblogs.org), which include in its premises the social center created more than 33 years ago, the Calusca City Light bookstore, founded in 1971, and the Primo Moroni Archive. Looking at the Expo2015 that will take place in Milan, the Municipality ask for legal possession of some buildings in town in order to sell them and earn money.
The words of the Vice Mayor De Corato were clear: we want to close all the free social centers and squats in Milan, after COX18 and Pergola Tribe, will be the turn of Cantiere and Torchiera (other 2 important places of free culture in town).
We at Digicult, supporting COX18 and all the squats and social cultural centers in town, ask to all the people that believe in cultural freedom, in the importance of the existance of places of free voice and ideas, that are against repressive policies against free spaces, to follow and help us as much as you can internationally. Spread this call and the future ones and sign the Online Petition here: http://www.petitiononline.com/cox18/petition.html
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