Sub-titled “Some fragments of a life made by breaking and entering” this zine from the squatting/autonomous movement in Europe is a poetic ode to that lifestyle and all that it offers participants. In prose that is at time quite beautiful, the author reflects on what they have learned and experienced by squatting. Invoking the relationships they have formed, the practical skills they have learned (from making flyers to defending buildings), and the political lessons they have learned, this text is an inspiring story of a life project lived in opposition to capitalism and the state.
I have in my memory all these moments so beautiful that sometimes the thought of lost spaces and collectives hits me in the heart and I just try not to be too nostalgic because it will only be created elsewhere and in other ways.
Crowbar Chronicles was added to Sprout Distro in 2016