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Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

Interview with 'Social Waste' on HipHop and politics in Greece (A-Radio Berlin)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Dear all,

we would like to present an interview the Anarchist Radio Berlin (aradio.blogsport.de) made with the Greek Hip Hop collective Social Waste, who were on tour and performed in Berlin on the 6th of July 2014. Social Waste are involved in multiple, ongoing struggles in Greece. The group has been active since the late 1990s and they are engaged in providing a sociopolitical analysis through their music. In the interview, Leonidas, Yiannis, Yiorgis and Chris tell us about the history of Hip Hop in Greece, what motivates them to do music and how they produce it. They also tell us about current issues in Greece, concerning the crisis, its neoliberal management and the antifascist struggle.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/07/12/a-radio-auf-englisch-interview-with-social-waste-on-hiphop-and-politics-in-greece/
The length is: 24:30 min.

Additional links:

Social Waste’s website: http://socialwaste.org/

Music video of Social Waste mentioned in the interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ycGW1sFag&index=1&list=UU_mvE5zwi_SYYFHQQJjW-nQ

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!

A-Radio Berlin

ps.: Please note: We are always looking for people willing to lend us a hand with transcript translations from Spanish or German into English as well as people able to do voice recordings – in order to amplify our international radio work. You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!

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Interview with a member of the Comite Popular da Copa in Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Dear all,

We would like to present you an interview the Anarchist Radio Berlin (Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: aradio.blogsport.de) made with a member of the Comite Popular da Copa in Sao Paulo, a coordination of groups and individuals against the FIFA World Cup and its negative effects. The interview goes into different topics, including the historical context of the Brazilian situation, the social protests since 2013 and obviously the World Cup.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download) here:

http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/06/18/a-radio-auf-englisch-interview-on-brazil-before-the-world-cup-2014/

The length is: 32:09 min.

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!

A-Radio Berlin

ps.: Please note: We are always looking for people willing to lend us a hand with transcript translations from Spanish or German into English as well as people able to do voice recordings – in order to amplify our international radio work. You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!

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Berlin: Phoenix Project #11 – Autonomous Cell “Christos Kassimis” takes responsibility for several attacks (Germany)

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

via contrainfo [see previous acts]:

Phoenix Project: Smoke signals from Berlin

“The fire comes into your cities, into your nights. From our spirit within, we carve its path towards all of you. It will warm our friends with solidarity and will ignite their zest for action. It will turn our enemy into ashes. Imprint us well in your memory. We want your heart. No matter who you are. No matter who I am either. Maybe the Conspiracy will turn both of us into ashes and at the same time fill us with life. What counts is the path we are going, and that we take this path because we have the freedom to choose. This freedom is nothing to be fought for but rather evolves in the mind. What comes afterwards is not freedom but the power over one’s own life. We do not discuss this; this is what we fight for.”(CCF)[1]

Responsibility claim for some arsons of the past weeks in Berlin

On April 8th, 2014 we torched a vehicle of the municipal regulatory authority, and the car of a security company, near the main railway station in Berlin.

Berlin’s municipal regulatory authorities are being tasked by the normal cops to persecute administrative offenses and to keep their eyes and ears open in the everyday life of the metropolis. Small, lousy snoopers equipped with radio transmitter and pepper spray. They work, just like the cops, together with private security companies. At the main railway station, they share a parking lot designated for officials with a security firm right next to a police station.

We also take responsibility for the arson at an embassy vehicle belonging to a Greek female diplomat, on April 24th in Berlin’s district Dahlem, which is filled with villas.

Diplomatic representatives of a State are exactly the right address for fiery mailings; this rubs away their feeling of superiority and invulnerability, same as it happened recently with the German ambassador in Athens, when shots were fired at his house. The State itself is the problem, something which many fighters of sectional struggles do not take into consideration. Nazis are State; armament and nuclear technology are State; climate change and poverty are also State.

With our action we negate the State’s monopoly on violence.

Germany takes a position which promotes repression in regard to the situation of migration policies in Greece. It’s not enough for the German politics that a majority of the refugees who arrive in Greece end up in concentration camps and that they are hunted and killed by Nazis, with or without uniform. The German politicians consider the few ones, who manage to cross the Greek border alive, as a threat to their rich white world. So, for example, the former German Minister of the Interior, Friedrich, demands stronger border controls and tougher action against those who, because of their home’s exploitation by Western societies, are forced to escape war, hunger and repression. The practical support of this mass murder that takes place at European borders is visible to everyone when Germany’s detectives of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) are stationed in Greek airports, in order to pass their knowledge in Racial Profiling on to their Greek colleagues. The German governmental apparatus has supported the murders at European borders not only by sending personnel but also by pressing towards agreements at the European level, such as the Dublin II regulation.

On August 10th, 2013 a riot broke out in Amygdaleza, a concentration camp which is located 25km north of Athens, where migrants are held captive by the Greek State. The prisoners set their mattresses and cells on fire to protest against the conditions in the camp, guards were attacked, and many migrants tried to break out of the prison —about ten prisoners temporarily escaped.

Solidarity to prisoners

We greet the prisoners Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Dimitris Politis, Yannis Michailidis, Nikos Romanos, who were arrested on February 1st, 2013, accused of double robbery in Velventos, Kozani.

Our solidarity also goes out to Fivos Harisis, Argyris Ntalios, Yannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis, who were arrested for the same case[2] in Nea Filadelfeia, Athens.

Force and strength to our brothers and our sister, Damiano Bolano, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polydoros, Panagiotis Argyrou, Theofilos Mavropoulos, Christos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Michalis Nikolopoulos and Olga Ekonomidou.[3]

Solidarity to
Tasos Theofilou
Theofilos Mavropoulos
Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

Freedom for all prisoners!

In memory of Sebastián Oversluij, who fell in battle against the capitalist system. Freedom for Hermes González and Alfonso Alvial. Freedom for Tamara Sol!

Strength, force and courage to all people who are fighting. For all the migrants that set off to break through Fortress Europe. All those who have fallen. All the unnamed. All those who fight the pigs in the streets of Athens.

Against the construct of borders and nations. Against prisons! For freedom! For anarchy!

Autonomous Cell “Christos Kassimis”

Christos Kassimis [member of the Revolutionary People’s Struggle (ELA)] was killed by cops in Athens, during an attempted attack on the German company AEG on the 20th of October 1977. The action was in response to the murder of prisoners [three members of the RAF] in Stammheim.
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Translators’ notes: [1] we translated the words from German as best we could, however the exact origin of this quotation is unknown to us; [2] for the case of Velventos, Fivos Harisis and Argyris Ntalios (not all four of them); [3] apparently the name of Gerasimos Tsakalos was inadvertently omitted.

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Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: Interview with ABC Belarus on repression and other topics (Germany, Belarus)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

We would like to present you an interview the Anarchist Radio Berlin (Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: aradio.blogsport.de) made with a member of the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Belarus about the anarchist prisoners in the country, the situation in Belarus and the neighbouring countries and the planned infotour through parts of Europe starting in April 2014.

This audio has been re-recorded with a different voice in order to protect the identity of the original speaker.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/03/31/a-radio-auf-englisch-interview-with-abc-belarus-2014/

The length is: 9:25 min.

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!

A-Radio Berlin

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Berlin: Sabotage of Vodafone radio tower (Germany)

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The night before last night we attacked the electronic communication net in Berlin (Germany). Our act of sabotage took place at a Vodafone radio tower and is meant as a symbol against total surveillance by governments, secret services and transnational corporations. Vodafone was chosen because it is eagerly engaged in cooperating with the british secret service GCHQ. GCHQ cooperates with the american secret service NSA. And NSA in turn cooperates with german secret service BND. Secret services collect patterns of normality and compare particular behaviours in order to find out if you could plan something deviant before you know it yourself. The collaborations of secret service industry and the industry’s secret services secure the conditions of profit and power for both of them.

For us, the careless use of electronic devices and internet applications is problematic: Every move can be digitalized and technology is not neutral. We don’t know how an emancipatory development of communication looks like, but we believe it would work in a different way and we have to find out together. In the meantime, we encourage to block infrastructure and bring it to a halt – against the stream of exploitation and surveillance, against a society based on destruction of human and nature.
Sabotage of the surveillance industry and infrastructures of exploitation!
Blind secret services!
Freedom of Movement and asylum for Edward Snowden and everybody else – No border, no nation!
Freedom for Chelsea Manning!

Anonymous/Vulcanogroup Katla

(more…)

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Berlin: Demo in solidarity with comrades raided by police on August 14th (Germany)

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

According to first reports, there were huge police raids on eight house projects and apartments in Berlin, including the Rigaer 94, this morning (14/8). The cops are supposedly looking for people responsible for attacks on various job centers (‘welfare offices’) as well as a recent molotov attack against police, who were conducting a drug raid in Köttbusser Tor during a solidarity demonstration for the revolt in Turkey. More news as it comes…Below is a call for spontaneous demonstration in response to the raids:

This morning, August 14th, 2013, cops raided several apartments in the Mitte, Kreuzberg and Neukölln neighbourhoods of Berlin.

In Friedrichshain the police deployed a riot squad, along with special task force troops to invade the house project Rigaer Straße 94 [whose front building was already stormed by cops on August 2nd].

The pretext for these raids were actions against several branches of the Job Center that took place in Berlin on May 2nd, as well as a solidarity action with the people revolting in Turkey after the eviction of Gezi Park in Istanbul. (more…)

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Berlin-Kreuzberg: Soli-demo for the revolt in Turkey (Germany)

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Berlin-Kreuzberg salutes the people revolting in Turkey

Everyday since the beginning of the revolt about two weeks ago, people went on the streets in Berlin to show their solidarity with the ongoing fights in Turkey. Another short and wild demonstration took place in the center of Kreuzberg yesterday evening, the 7th of June, where around 50 people marched towards Kottbusser Tor, shouting slogans and lighting fireworks.

Material from a construction site got pulled on the street, so after a short while the traffic was blocked in every direction. The cops, that were making a drugraid at this moment, got attacked with stones, paintbombs and fire. After that the mob dispersed. (more…)

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Two info+solidarity events with Contra Info in Berlin (Germany)

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Two info+solidarity events with Contra Info in Berlin.

Wednesday, May 8th, at 19pm in New Yorck 59 in Bethanien

Saturday, May 11th, at 20pm in K19 Café

Poster here: http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/files/2013/04/Berlin_May.jpg

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Pigs attack the Self-Organised Space 'Rigaer 94' in Berlin (Germany)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Nearly one year after the eviction of the neighbouring houseproject Liebig 14, our project Rigaer 94 and the squatbar Kadterschmiede got attacked by cops.

On 28th of January 2012, a demo against a police congress and the urban operations-conference in Berlin took place. At night there was an after-demo
soliparty in Kadterschmiede which is located in Rigaer 94. Before the party had even started, the area was already swarming with cops. Soon the usual quarrel with the cops at our gate to the street began. It is not unusual that they try to get into the yard and cause some trouble. At first, they were held back by our outer gate as always. But then they tried to find other ways into the house, climbing over walls and sneaking through basements. They got through to the front door of Kadterschmiede and started to destroy it as well as the entrance door to the living space of Rigaer 94. (more…)

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New Year's Eve Overview from ABC Berlin (Germany)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

The night of the new year’s eve has seen again a lot of different type of protests taking place in Germany against prisons and all forms of detention, as well as against some of those, who daily enforce their existence.

The traditional demonstrations at local prisons saw an increase in their numbers and more cities decided that this was a good way to salute the upcoming year.

In Berlin, the month of December hosted several events under the motto “Behind different windows… but the chains remain the same ones! New year’s eve to the prisons – question, demount and destroy the machine of prison!”, events ranged from discussion about ongoing trials against comrades, the building of a new detention center at the new Berlin’s airport, to a demonstration against the local detention center for immigrants. (more…)

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Posted in Prison Struggle

Call for Insurrection Days 2012, Berlin (Germany)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

We don’t demand anything, we want everything!

People all over the world are taking their protest to the streets fighting for their rights and freedom to overturn the current conditions. But why not here? The German reality is marked by social exclusion and cuts in the supply of basic essentials. (more…)

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Berlin: Attack against Deutsche Telekom in solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle (Germany)

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

3 October 2011

From Contrainfo:

During the night to October 3rd, we made a gift to the German economy. We attacked several vehicles with incendiaries at a site of Deutsche Telekom in Lichtenberg, Berlin. We selected the date for this action in reference to the trial against the organization Revolutionary Struggle which begins on October 5th in Athens.

We stand in solidarity with the actions of the Revolutionary Struggle and demand the release of Kostas Gournas, Panagiota ‘Pola’ Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and all other comrades who are imprisoned.

The option of armed struggle within autonomous and radical leftist forms of resistance should always be maintained but must not be led to isolation from other forms of actions and movements.

Here, there is no movement willing and able to back up the possibility of armed struggle. For this reason, there aren’t any guerrilla groups in Germany at the moment.

However, the levels of resistance in Europe need to refer to each other in order to fight the project of the European superpower more effectively.

The troika set the privatization of state-owned enterprises as a condition for further credit loans to the Greek State. Within this framework, Deutsche Telekom has overtaken large shares of the Greek telecommunications organization OTE at times of hoped economic upturn. Since OTE’s profits did not rise up to the anticipated amount, [its largest shareholder] Deutsche Telekom plans to launch layoffs and massive wage cuts against the employees. Also, Telekom specifies the payments to early retirees as a ‘burden’ in its balance sheet. Deutsche Telekom speculates via this pressure to acquire OTE’s remaining shares, and thus completely overtake the company from the Greek State, in order to obtain the absolute supremacy. The example of this multinational corporation marks the inhuman capitalistic exploitation logic very well.

Furthermore, Telekom is involved through a security partnership with the police and the army in the comprehensive surveillance at Germany and abroad.

Our attack was also meant to support the strikes among the employees and workers in Greece, and to merge the struggle of the anarchist movement across the borders.

We hope that this action will also encourage others to participate actively in a militant perspective.

We commemorate Lambros Foundas who was shot dead by cops
in his struggle for freedom.

FOR ANARCHY!

‘Propagandists of the Deed’ (Propagandisten der Tat)

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Berlin : Attack On Citroen Dealership (Germany)

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

13 June 2011

“We heard a few weeks ago the words “Urgent Appeal for international solidarity!” written by libertarian communists from Athens. For the common fight against the terror of the EU Troika and the police and their armies, which have long worked closely together, we would welcome more of such clear words from Greece.

The antagonistic cooperation projects and clandestine structures in Europe is not as reliant on personal acquaintance, as having regard to the mutual needs and strategic objectives. With us there is no clarity as to what level of militancy (after the disaster in the Marfin Bank) is now accepted and what forms of international solidarity is welcome.

From the cultural and human hell of barbarism in Germany it is against this background to support not just the social or anti social struggles in Greece. The clearer the requirements are formulated, the easier to be guided in the distant strikes against the common enemy. Therefore, we have got this call, and we always expect a clear statement in our international relations.

Specifically, we express our solidarity with the non-reformist protests of the Greek population against the dictatorship of the banks and their parliamentary puppets.

We demand freedom for the prisoners from the armed groups, for the prisoners of the anarchist movement, and for the social prisoners in Greek prisons.

We want to support their fight against the MAT killers, the secret police, the terror of the Nazis, and various specialized units such as Delta.

On 13 June we have so attacked in Berlin-Lichtenberg a Citroën dealer with incendiary devices. Ten cars were destroyed. We opted for Citroën, because this French company supplies vehicles to the Greek police. Greek cops operate with patrol cars from Citroen, preying on migrants and use the technology of this company for the suppression of social tensions.

With our attack on a Berlin Citroën dealer, we show the profiteers of the internal war that there is no clear front. What transports Athens Bulls to their operations, can burn in Berlin before they get there.”

Autonomous group “Christos Tsoutsouvis”

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Brief Report about Revolutionary May 1st (Germany)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The weekend of the 1st of May 2011 has seen several moments of refusal of the existent igniting into flames of rage.

In the city of Hamburg, a demonstration was called against the gentrification of some former popular districts (such as around the former squatted houses in the Hafenstraße, St. Pauli district), the commercialization of the city and the threatening eviction of the squatted social center „Rote Flora“, existing outside legality since 1989. (more…)

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International Call to Action for Solidarity Demonstrations at German Embassies (Global)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Liebig 14 is one of Berlin longest running autonomous housing projects, serving as a space for collective living as well as community and political organising for over 20 years. After a 4 year legal process the owners of the building have finally been given legal permission to evict the house on the 2nd of February 2011. Squatted shortly after the fall of the wall in what was a derelict area of east Berlin, Liebig 14’s attempted eviction is just one symptom of a rampaging processes of gentrification which is rapidly forcing poorer residents out of the city centre and tearing apart the city’s radical infrastructure. Liebig 14 is proud to be a part of a long history of autonomous spaces in Berlin and around the world. In working against capitalism, social hierarchy and discrimination, autonomous spaces take small but concrete steps towards wider political emancipation and self-determined living. The eviction of Liebig 14 will be a loss not only to Berlin’s alternative project infrastructure but also a wider attack on projects everywhere attempting to build alternative, more socially just, and more sustainable modes of social organization. Solidarity with free spaces under threat in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and worldwide is key if we are to sustain these vital resources.

Stop gentrification from tearing apart our cities!

Support autonomous spaces!

Save Liebig 14!

liebig14.blogsport.de

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