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Of Squats, Near-Squats and After-Squats

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

When we met in May, members of a group were about to go to court for the third time. Mostly an activity and gathering place, this squat has chosen to focus on citizen organizations and nonprofits, although there are some artists in the building.

Occupy Slovenia

John Feffer | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
John Feffer

In Slovenia, the Occupy movement started with a big demonstration on October 15, 2011. This O15 movement avoided some of the procedural challenges of the American Occupy movement by sticking to a rather simple rule.

Family Makes Shocking Discovery At Home After Vacation

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Weird News

BARRINGTON, R.I. -- In a stunt straight out of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a Rhode Island family came home from a weeklong vacation to find that...

Squat Paradise

John Feffer | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
John Feffer

It was an exhilarating time to be young in November 1989 and living in East Berlin. It was not only the physical Wall that fell on November 9. It was also the many invisible walls that closed off anyone who didn't conform.

Squatter Was Living In $2.5 Million Florida Mansion

Posted 02.08.2013 | Miami

Police found nothing but trash and a smattering of personal belongings on Thursday when they arrived at a Boca Raton mansion where Andre "Loki Boy" Ba...

Indigenous Squatters Resists Eviction In Brazil

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Police in riot gear surrounded a settlement of indigenous people next to Rio de Janeiro's storied Maracana stadium on Saturday, prep...

Woman Shocked By What She Found In Her Home

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

After her mother passed away, Michelle Pinder was anxious to sell her mom's home and move on with her life. But when a realtor came to do a final roun...

Woman Shocked By What Was Living In Her Home

Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Heidi Peterson left her rundown Detroit home early last year after her boiler broke down so that it could undergo extensive renovations. But after she...

Woman Trying To Evict Family She Hired To Live In Her Home

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Aji Philip needed to sell her house in order to go care for her sick mother. But what she did in an attempt to speed up the process just might have de...

The Most Stubborn Squatter Ever Occupies Abandoned Home For Years

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

What would you do to get rid of a squatter in your town? Residents of the Palmer Woods neighborhood of Detroit did quite a lot to try to get rid of...

Voters In One Town Want Banks To Pay Big Time For Neglecting Foreclosed Homes

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

If San Diego voters had their way, banks would be paying out, big time. Seventy percent of San Diegans who responded to an opinion poll conducted l...

Texting While Driving vs. Digital Space Squatting: When in Doubt, squat!

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 06.02.2012 | Technology
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

It's true. I sometimes linger in parking spaces to text, talk on my cell phone or check email. I've been doing it for a while. It drives me bonkers wh...

Senior Woman Checks Out Of Hotel After More Than A Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

Mini-shampoo bottles may seem like a delightful novelty for a few days away from home, but one woman opted to get access to tiny toiletries and room s...

British Government Considers Making Squatting In Homes Illegal

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

LONDON — Like many young Londoners, 25-year-old Rueben Taylor shares a house in a neighborhood that's part scruffy, part smart. Unlike many othe...

Aaron Sankin

'Occupy SF' Stages Mass Squatting In Vacant Buildings

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Homeless advocacy group Homes Not Jails has teamed up with members of the Occupy San Francisco protest movement in a coordinated campa...

East Village Squatters Lose Their Leader

nytimes.com | COLIN MOYNIHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Throughout much of the 1980s and '90s, a certain segment of the East Village appeared to be in nearly perpetual rebellion. There were the squatters wh...

Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua Visits U.S., Speaks on Lack of Human Rights at Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Jean-Michel Tijerina, CEO and Founder of the Cambodia Project, insisted I must meet her. After an hour over coffee, I fully comprehended why. I wa...

Some Homeless Squat in Foreclosed Houses

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CLEVELAND — The nation's foreclosure crisis has led to a painful irony for homeless people: On any given night they are outnumbered in some citi...