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Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

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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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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Berlin Police Attacked with Nail-Bomb (Germany)

Friday, June 18th, 2010

12 June 2010

At a 50,000 strong leftist anti-government demo against economic restructuring and capitalist crisis, Berlin riot cops were attacked with an explosive device after baton charging a section of the crowd. 13 police had minor injuries and two needed serious hospital treatment.

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Some thoughts from Moabit Prison (Germany)

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

… A letter from Berlin.

The cell is 6.20 × 2.60. It has a door with a peep hole and there’s a window. In front of it are thick bars which are already corroding, do not worry, they still keep doing. Probably the next one hundred years. Behind the bars, there is a tightly woven wire mesh to make sure the prisoners cannot exchange things. (more…)

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About the arrests in Berlin : Mid-February 2010 (Germany)

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Four friends and a car. Wednesday night around 2am, Berlin, district of Mitte.

We will not make it home tonight, other people made plans for our evening. Which ones those are, we will experience in the near of Rosa Luxemburg Platz – as we are going to drive away with the green light, a car of the PMS (the police department responsible for political motivated violence) stops our way putting herself in front of our car, while other police cars close our car from the other sides. We will get thrown out of our car with screams, on the ground, handcuffed and encircled by excited cops, happy enough to have caught us. (more…)

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Support Lithuanian prisoner in Berlin, Laurynas Mogila (Germany)

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Laurynas was arrested last year in March for attacking a police van and a police officer during a squatter demo in Berlin. In June he was sentenced to 15 months and will be in prison until May 2010. (more…)

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Legal developments for Tobias (Germany)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

On December 29th, 2009 Tobias P. was released from Moabit prison. As expected, the public prosecutor’s office represented by Pamela Kaminski has filed a complaint against rescinding the arrest warrant. Although no written justification has been published yet, an examination of the case by the next highest authority, the District Court, will most likely follow, which would result in reimprisonment in case the District Court allows the objection. (more…)

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