We the swompers (the occupiers and users of this lot) hereby declare our independence. In this autonomous anarchist free state where we live in a way corresponds with our conscience and responsibility in respect to others and this earth. We will not cooperate with further destruction of the earth and realize that we must create a sustainable future in a self-sufficient manner. A future that will keep on supporting life in the neighborhood and on the earth
We resist against the powers of the government and those of capitalism. Like the cut price selling of social housing, building of car parks and the general yuppiefication of the Pijp. Or on the bigger scale the building of coal power plants, addiction to oil, and the capitalist destruction of (including the people of) the global south.
We reject the governments smokescreen of “speak ins”, objection procedures and participation occasions. That seldom lead to more decision making power of the people of the neighborhood, district or surroundings, but rather to exhaustion and frustration. More strongly we do not recognize the government and its monopoly on violence and oppression. They who, with it’s hierarchy, want to stand above the people, and create inequality in society. Which paves the way to take away peoples freedom.
We believe in a way of life where everyone contributes what they can and take what they need. We believe in D.I.Y (do it yourself), and we take our lives and this ground into our own hands. We wont wait until the government, and or companies choose our faiths for us and decide what to to with this lot, or with a sustainable future.
We will not wait for governments and corporations so called “green initiatives”, but instead we ourselves have started a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of life. We make our stand on greening our lives and surroundings. So as to free ourselves from industry and capitalism, and for self-governing. This is our own temporary autonomous zone in which we live exactly as we would wish, and not according to the standards which are pressed and imposed on us from above.
We grow our own vegetables and try design our lot along permaculture principles with care for the earth, we strive to be self-sufficient. If we buy food, it will be local and organic products. We explicitly reject racism, sexism, homophobia, and all forms of discrimination as they stand in the way of peoples freedom.
We respect the lives of animals and therefore eat no meat or fish, boycott the animal industry, and refuse and question all forms of hierarchy.
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!, LONG LIVE THE FREE STATE!