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Song Of The Day: Diese Stadt Gehört Uns By Kamikazebra

‘Diese Stadt gehört uns’ translates to ‘This City Is Ours’. This is the title of a protest song by German band Kamikazebra. The song centers on supporting activists and squatters of Grafi 10 street in the German city of Konstanz who inhabited a building that had been standing abandoned for years.

The squatters are protesting high rent and the inaction of the local government to help fill empty buildings with people. Apparently the owner of the building has been fined several times for letting the building rot but that has not changed the situation.

The squatters have proclaimed they want to renovate the building and create “a self managed café” on the ground floor and create low-cost apartments (with municipal help) and other social-cultural facilities.

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