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Posts Tagged ‘Demo’

The Threat of Fascism In Vienna is Real And it is Here (Austria)

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Reporting from Vienna

What has been happening in Vienna, Austria these past few days has shown once again how real and dangerous fascism is. No matter where it is, or where it’s from, and how little it concerns the political class and its executive arm so long as they can’t be called out for it . But that is exactly what we must do. Yesterday. Today. And Tomorrow.

Favoriten, Vienna’s tenth district, has a long tradition of being heavily working class and has long been a centre for radical politics, unfortunately on both sides. The Grey Wolves are a highly organized group of Turkish fascists who blindly follow the far right-wing party MHP and by extension the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his offensive war on Kurdistan and its people. They are portrayed in the bourgeois media as being a loosely knit group of youths, when they are in fact internationally organized and highly dangerous, with the intent of carrying the Turkish war on the Kurdish people out into the world and enforcing their world view. In Vienna, they consider themselves the be the “watchers” of the 10th district, where they regularly disrupt leftwing rallies, intimidate Kurdish and left-wing groups, and try to hinder people from attending cultural events or even drinking alcohol in public during Ramadan.

A Kurdish women’s organisation had been holding weekly events for months now towards the supposed end of the current pandemic in Austria. The Grey Wolves have a problem with this. Not only are the Kurdish activists speaking out against the fascist status quo in Turkey and are calling attention to the femicide carried out by the Turkish government, but they are Kurdish and they are women. Provocations started becoming more and more regular, and on Wednesday, 25 June 2020, the rally was attacked outright. The police did show up and try to stop the violence, but they were hopelessly overwhelmed when the Grey Wolves started to mobilise and hundreds of fascists showed up within minutes. The Kurdish women were able to flee into the nearby EKH, a squat that houses a number of Kurdish organisations. (more…)

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Berlin: Solidarität – Jetzt erst recht! Samstag 15 Uhr Kundgebung Oranienplatz (Germany)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Liebe Freundi*nnen und Genoss*innen,

nachdem die Polizei am letzten Samstag eine Solidaritätskundgebung für Gefangene in der Türkei willkürlich unterbunden hat, wollen wir auf diesen Termin nochmal besonders aufmerksam machen und euch einladen, am wöchentlichen Protest, teilzunehmen.

(jeden) Samstag, 15 Uhr Oranienplatz (Berlin-Kreuzberg)

Der Kampf der Gefangenen in der Türkei, ob der der revolutionären Anwälte, der Mitglieder von Grup Yorum oder den politischen Gefangenen, steht im Allgemeinen für den Kampf um Gerechtigkeit für alle Menschen und den Widerstand gegen Faschismus.

— Hier ein Bericht der letzten Woche —

Quelle: https://de.indymedia.org/node/88799

[B] Polizei verhindert Solidaritätskundgebung

Eine für Samstag den 13. Juni geplante Kundgebung in Berlin-Kreuzberg konnte nicht statt finden.

Seit mehreren Wochen findet jeden Samstag um 15 Uhr auf dem Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg eine Solidaritätskundgebung für Gefangene in der Türkei statt.

Worum geht es bei der dieser Kundgebung? (more…)

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Statement from Etniko Bandido about the Anti-Terror Bill and in solidarity to Black Lives Matter (Philippines)

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

#Flush the Terror Bill in the Toilet Bowl #Government is the Real TERRORIST #Abolish Fascist State #In Solidarity to Black Lives Matter

At this moment in time, abuse of power and the dominance by police, military, politician and State itself are became common practices in different parts of world. In the US, the police killed George Floyd in broad daylight with witnesses standing in front of them. The urge to repress the breathing of a human being justify how State’s forces cruel intention towards its people. This kind of killing and violence made by the police, military and authority in uniform in many parts of the world shows how savagery and dangerous in living under this system. In the Philippines alone, more than 20,000 lives lost since 2016 in the so-called War on Drugs instigated by the State. In the history of human kind, you cannot make an assurance living peacefully while at the same time having a police or military in your community because this people are being summoned by the State to suppress and oppress the people, being an authority gives them an entitlement to use their guns in any way possible. It is very clear for an ordinary citizen to see how authority behave, they are not here “to protect and serve”, they are just here to show their power over its people. That’s the very essence of “Authority”. (more…)

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(A-Radio) Channel Zero Network: Staying safe at street actions

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Dear all,

As A-Radio Berlin we are part of the anarchist Channel Zero Network (CZN), an alliance of podcasts and radio shows in English language from around the world.

In the context of the recent BlackLivesMatter uprising against police brutality and racism in the US, CZN published a short audio containing advice on how to more safely navigate street actions. Most things would also apply outside of the BLM or Covid-19 situation.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download) here:
https://www.aradio-berlin.org/extra-channel-zero-network-staying-safe-at-street-actions/

Length: 2 min

You can find other English audios as well as all issues of the monthly anarchist show “Bad News” here: https://www.aradio-berlin.org/en/audios-2/.

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Germany: Against the EU-China Summit in Leipzig

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

From 13 to 15 September, the heads of government of all European countries will meet with the Chinese government in Leipzig. This will not only be about intensifying trade relations. Rather, it will be about building a new global partnership so that the EU is not ousted from the table of the great powers in the future. The deterioration in the EU’s relationship with the USA under Donald Trump has made it necessary to find another partner to coordinate the shaping of its own global interests with the EU. The topics of the summit are therefore not only economic relations, but also foreign and security policy and – unsurprisingly – digitalisation and digital cooperation, as well as climate protection and human rights. The summit is based on strategic position papers which already began in the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation from 2013 and have since become increasingly concrete at the annual meetings. This year, not only representatives from China and the EU will meet for the first time, but also all heads of state and government.

Economic Cooperation (more…)

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Wuppertal, Germany: Autonomous MayDay

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Like last year, the autonomous MayDay was full of surprises! And these surprises have caught the cops off guard and we are happy about that!

It started in the night from 30.04. to 01.05. with a demonstration in the Ölberg district, accompanied by fireworks and other great lights and (sound) effects. On our way through the Elberfelder Nordstadt some neighbours at their windows celebrated with us that the 1st of May has begun. So we were able to start the day in good spirits with strike two under difficult conditions. Already with the first strike last year we could catch the cops on the wrong foot and thus trick the cop apparatus. From that point on, we managed to break through the de facto suspension of the right to demonstrate for a short time. At least for a short period of time we were able to make the darkness glow.

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Italy: Proposal for a Day of Liberation on April 25th

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

For a few weeks now, almost three billion people have been forced into home detention.
In Italy, as in other parts of the world, the first people who rebelled against the worsening conditions of their survival, the prisoners, have been repressed with dead and wounded.
While science proposes conflicting theses, part of the scientific community states that the quarantine period, although in alternating phases, will last at least until next year.
The state, however, has already chosen which truth to propagate to justify the measures taken. Forced isolation at home is being prolonged, the only proposal-constriction made to the population is to obey and wait by watching and self-surveillance… but for how long?

For now the end of the measures has been postponed until April 13th, but most likely there will be further extensions…

April 25th is the feast of liberation. Liberation not only from Nazi-Fascism, but from all forms of oppression.
The oppression of living in a world where movements are continuously controlled and monitored, with checkpoints, soldiers everywhere, drones, cameras, electronic bracelets.
The oppression of being individually considered as infected if we do not respect the laws and think that socializing and the possibility of going out are not transferable in exchange for the security of survival.
The oppression of living in terror of the invisible, because the problem is not the virus, but the ecological and social conditions in which it spreads. (more…)

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Berlin, Deutschland: Soli-Demo – “Schulter an Schulter in Solidarität mit den politischen Gefangenen”

Friday, March 13th, 2020

PDF: Flyer – Berlin

Kundgebung am Sonntag, den 22. März 2020
um 15 Uhr auf dem Hermannplatz

Anlässlich des 18.März als „Tag der Pariser Commune“ und „Tag der politischen Gefangenen“ rufen wir zu Solidarität mit den politischen und revolutionären Gefangenen weltweit auf.

Viele von ihnen sind seit Jahrzehnten in Haft. Sie befinden sich in Knästen, weil sie gegen Ausbeutung, Unterdrückung, Besatzung und imperialistische Kriege einen organisierten Kampf führen. Aktivist*innen sind politischen Verfahren ausgesetzt und werden teilweise zu langjährigen Haftstrafen verurteilt, ins Exil oder zur Flucht getrieben, wo sie wiederum verfolgt, angeklagt und eingesperrt werden. Menschen, die in Europa und der BRD ankommen, werden mittels Anti-Terror-Gesetzen, in Deutschland beispielsweise nach §129b StGB, jahrelang eingesperrt. So befinden sich in der BRD dutzende Revolutionär*innen aus der Türkei und Kurdistan in Haft.
(more…)

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Convocatoria por un Marzo Subversivo, Anarco-Feminista y Disidente ($hile)

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

EN: International Call for a Subversive, Dissident and Anarcho-Feminist March

CONVOCATORIA POR UN MARZO SUBVERSIVO, ANARCOFEMINISTA Y DISIDENTE

La sociedad está estructurada desde diversas cadenas de opresión que se cruzan y entrecruzan, entendemos que solamente la confrontación radical es capaz de acabar con cada una de ellas. Estas pesadas cadenas tienen al patriarcado como una de sus bases principales, por lo cual hacemos un llamado a levantar un marzo subversivo, anarcofeminista y disidente. Históricamente ha sido un mes combativo y pretendemos que lo siga siendo.

La destrucción de la autoridad en sus múltiples dimensiones no puede ir alejada del cuestionamiento y enfrentamiento constante a la dominación machista, en sus formas y conductas, por eso no vemos el enfrentamiento contra el patriarcado como una lucha parcial.

Somos críticxs con las posturas hegemónicas del feminismo social demócrata, que margina y excluye a las sexualidades y cuerpxs no normados. Los géneros son construcciones sociales impuestos de los cuales no nos interesa ser parte, apelamos a una deconstrucción completa de nuestras maneras de vernos y relacionarnos… sin reglas de lo que queramos ser. (more…)

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F.B.I – Urgent Call to Anarchic Action – March 2020 (Mexico)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Let’s make March the hottest month in history!

Urgent Call to Anarchic Action:

As ANARCHIC WARRIORS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PATRIARCHY, we call all our comrades to be present in the fight in the streets next Sunday 8th March and let’s extend the insurrection throughout the month of March: In one day there is not enough room for all our fury! We will go out again with our anti-systemic rage and hope to spread fury again within the numb sectors of the so-called “feminist movement”. This is a war and we are prepared for war. We know that since the heights of power prepare the repression of the protest. But we are not intimidated, we will turn the protest into a widespread insurrection.

In his morning circus-mass, the peje-ganzo-poop-president every day starts the massive media machine and tries to impose a change of reality to ensure public opinion and be able to repress at ease.

First, he accused the anarchists of being “conservatives”, and now he extends the title to the so-called “feminist movement”. He accuses that there is a “black hand” in the struggle for the destruction of patriarchy. Saying what lies behind our rage because they rape us and kill us, is the right hand of fascism.

This reversal of roles is the script of the change of reality that they try to impose from Power. Again he thinks that he grabs us with the assholes but he doesn’t fool us. We know who are the true conservatives and fascists. All government is of a Conservative and fascist nature.

In its Fourth Transformation, examples of conservatism abound… The alliance between evangelical fascism and the retro-Bolshevik left is the main test of the union of misogynist dogs.

The morning message of Christian morality and its call to strengthen the Mexican hetero-patriarchal family is the evidence. Family structures which are hetero-patriarchal are the basis of the State (sacred or secular) and the continuity of patriarchy.

As we have expressed before: We are aware of the presence in the national palace of a misogynist and sexist, pro-life, ultra-conservative and evangelical fascist who has been an ally of the left in its constant opportunism to “take power” at all costs.

They can fool the good people (happy, content and ignorant) but us, NEVER. That’s why we will not put a limit on the revolt.
We will continue releasing the subway turnstiles throughout March, inviting individual and collective disobedience, spreading the fury…

We do not want dialogue or new laws: we want to burst the system of hetero-patriarchal domination. And we will do it with all our creativity, like Mrs. Yakul, teaching us about the Chilean insurrectionists, not with drums and choreographies but with the stone and the molotov.

The struggle has reached a decisive turning point: let’s extend the revolt.

Let the sky explode with the chambermaid God and everything!
Let’s destroy everything that dominates us!
The Insurgentes subway square will be the Plaza de Las Insurgentes!
If one day we do not return home: Do not light candles, light barricades!
Neither God, nor State, nor Master, nor Husband!
The State-Capital, with AMLO or without AMLO [Mexican President], Patriarchy is what weaves!
Let’s destroy everything that dominates and conditions us!

Anarchic solidarity with all the comrades and fellow prisoners around the world!
Against the patriarchal civilization!
For the control of our own lives!
For the destruction of gender!
For the insurrectional anarchic tension!
For Anarchy!
Fire to all that exists!

Phenomenal Witches and Insurrectionists (F.B.I), formerly Female Witches and Insurrectionists / F.B.I. (Féminas Brujas e Insurreccionalistas)

Mexico City, Monday 24 February 2020.

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Soli-demo at Russian Embassy in Dublin for ‘Network Case’ (Ireland)

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Tiocfaidh ár lá – Our Day Will Come

On Saturday the 22nd of February there was a protest held outside the Russian embassy in Dublin, Ireland in solidarity with anarchists and anti-fascists being persecuted by the Russian state. On the 10th of February, as part of “The Network” show trials and ongoing repression since 2017, seven anarchists were convicted on fabricated lies created by the Federal Security Services (FSB) the successors and continuity of KGB. Dimitry Pchelintsev received 18 years, Ilya Shakursky 16 years, Arman Sagynbaev 6 years, Andrei Chernov 14 years, Vasily Kuksov 9 years, Mikhail Kulkov 10 years and Maxim Ivankin 13 years imprisonment. The main “evidence” used against the seven were:

1) “Confessions” that were tortured out of the accused. Torture, which includes beatings, sleep deprivation and what could only be described as sexual assault from electric shocks to bodily parts.

2) Materials planted in the homes of the accused. From the very start of the trial and throughout, the defence for the accused attempted to have the “confessions” thrown out of the trial as evidence. The court refused. Its clear the state had them guilty before they were even arrested!

At the Russian embassy in Dublin the police were there before our arrival. Throughout the protest embassy staff continuously came out to take pictures of us.

The repression and tactics used by the Russian state are nothing new. Throughout the world, states fabricate “evidence” to remove anyone deemed as a danger to the power of the state.

In Ireland this can be seen in recent years with the case of the Craigavon 2, who the British state blamed on killing a cop in Craigavon, Armagh. The only evidence the state used against the two was a statement made by an individual whose father came out publicly calling his son a liar and in the trial the same witness contradicted himself. The rest of the evidence was circumstantial. The British intelligence service even had a tracking device on the car of one of the accused on the night of the shooting, which the data on the device mysteriously went missing. The Craigavon Two are still in jail doing life.

Also in Ireland in the last few days a republican Paul McIntyre was arrested and charged with the murder of journalist Lyra Mckee who was shot dead in Derry during a riot that erupted after a series of police raids on homes. The police have publicly said they have no evidence linking Paul McIntyre to the killing other than picking up shell casings. This is yet another new case of repression by the British state against their political enemy.

We send our solidarity to our comrades in Russia as well as across the world and to all those fighting oppression and being persecuted.

YOUR TORTURE WILL NOT KILL OUR IDEAS!

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Berlin, Germany: About the Police Murder of Maria P.

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

On Friday 24.01 around 4.00 a.m, the cops of the police station 51 (Wedekindwache), raided the flat of Maria P. on Grünberger Straße 46, after her flatmate’s phone call, and shot her dead. Police reports and its careful reproduction through mass media profile Maria as a mentally ill person attacking the cops with a knife. At the same time the state, police and the mass media are targeting persons with mental health issues, suggesting that this ‘diagnosis’ is enough for their potential execution.

The day after the murder, people gathered in solidarity and started a spontaneous demo in Maria’s neighbourhood. This demo was attacked by the cops, completing in this way the image of zero tolerance while actively defending the provocative statements of the police union (GdP) and the public prosecutor’s office which said that they are currently assuming that their colleagues have behaved correctly.

Berlin is a city based on the alternative tourism industry and a facade of diversity tolerance, promoting a progressive city image, which offers as products, ideas such as antiracism, antisexism and veganism/vegetarianism without hesitating to rely on the ‘friendly’ police forces (da für dich) to ensure citizen’s peace and security when needed. (more…)

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France: Everything is moving – Strikes, Blockades, Sabotage

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

France. France. Strikes, blockades, sabotage, actions and demonstrations, France moves. Like a breath of giletjaunization.

Originally published by Nantes revoltée. Translated by Enough 14.

Compilation of resistance in progress

The rage is infinite. Every day, a blow, a strike, a revolt in the country. In order that the many initiatives do not fall into oblivion, and to give an account of the social situation, here is an attempt to compile the strikes and actions that have been taking place in France since December 5th:

RAILWAY: RATP (public transport in Paris, Enough 14) strikes for 45 consecutive days; Paris virtually paralysed during public holidays. Daily blockades of bus stations, often suppressed. A strike at the SNCF lasting several weeks, the like of which has never been seen before. Railway workers multiplying the actions all over the country. The strike was “interrupted” on January 20th to forcus on blockades. On December 5, the Paris-Lyon-Marseille TGV line was sabotaged. At the end of December, traffic on the lines in eastern France was considerably slowed down by bang signals. Several stations were attacked by protestors, particularly in Savenay, Bordeaux and Paris. (more…)

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Some report backs from New Year’s Eve Prison Demos

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

USA

More Than 25 Cities Light Up the Night Against Prisons & Migrant Detention Camps

Sacramento, CA: NYE Noise Demo Report Back

Omaha, NE: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Baldwin, MI: Noise Demo Rallies Against Geo Group’s Notorious Detention Camp

Philly Noise Demo Reportback

Elsewhere

New Year’s Light Show for the Prisoners of the Quebec City Detention Center (Canada)

Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve (Athens, Greece)

via It’s Going Down, PHL AntiCap, Athens IMC and MTL Counter-info.

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Bern, Swiss territory: Communiqué for New Year’s Eve Demo

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Originally published by Barrikade Info. Translated by Enough 14.

On the night of New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019, about 200 people took to the streets of Bern under the motto “Remain ungovernable – no law will stop us”. It was a first attempt to organize a New Year’s Eve demonstration in Bern. We wanted to make consistently and from the beginning of the new year clear that a new police law cannot intimidate us. Regarding the demo we would like to draw a self-critical conclusion. For example, fireworks were partly handled negligently. We also wanted a colourful and varied appearance, which we tried to achieve with colourful masks.

We marched through Bern in a solemn and militant mood. Numerous actions set further accents to the demo. A review of the year was shown on Bundesplatz. In addition, numerous signposts to the prison were put up. These were supplemented with information texts on various repressive events. On the Waisenhausplatz, where we also started the new year, we made a longer stop. There we remembered “Kilu” who lost his life at the Waisenhaus police station. We also drew attention to the unknown persons who died in the prison system. (more…)

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