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Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Interview with Radical Theory and Practice about the cooperative and its Emma Goldman project (A-Radio)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The Anarchist Radio Berlin made an interview with the Russian-speaking
anarchist publishing cooperative Radical Theory and Practice (RTP) about
the cooperative, its recent project of translating Emma Goldman’s
memoires into Russian and a lot more.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2015/03/11/a-radio-in-english-rtp-cooperative-on-emma-goldman-project/

The length is: 29:35 min.

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!
You’ll find other English language audios here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/

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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Solidarity with Rainer Loehnert, who attempted to escape from psychiatric prison (Germany)

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Get away! – An attempt to escape from a place of annihilation

At the end of January, Rainer Loehnert has attempted to escape from a forensic psychiatry unit. Unfortunately his attempt failed and since then he is detained in the isolation unit inside the closed psychiatry. Thus a prison within a prison.

Rainer is 53 years old and he is imprisoned for more than 28 years, currently in a forensic psychiatry unit in Bedburg-Hau, a small town in the north-west of Germany, near the German-Dutch border. But he doesn’t give up the fight for his freedom! Rainer had recently participated in a solidarity hunger-strike for the prisoner’s struggles in Greece. (more info)

And now he has acted according to his own motto: “Anarchy and total liberation is not for free!” (from a letter of Rainer, at the end of January 2015) So he has once again faced up squarely to the ‘white pigs’ and took his life in his own hands. He didn’t want to wait for another humiliating psychological assessment, which certifies at regular intervals his “dangerousness” and “mental illness”. (more…)

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Berlin: Security company vehicles torched by anarchists (Germany)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

For a hellfire on earth…

And once again autonomous cells struck. This night we carried out a sabotage in Berlin, in complicity with all the fighters of our worldwide conspiracy. With fire we transformed two cars belonging to the company ‘Sicherheit Nord’ completely worthless for the watchdogs of the system. With this attack we promise our attention and support to those persecuted and incarcerated by the pigs.

Strength to Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, Mónica Andrea Caballero and Francisco Javier Solar Domínguez.

Strength to the prisoners of the Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas), who are locked up in maximum security prisons.

The dogs that are hunting us down will be hunted by us at any time. Furthermore, we enjoyed the attempted prison escape by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, as well as the assassination of the chief executioner of Domokos type C prison.

We encourage all those who are able, to make attacks against the prison system on a daily basis.

Also the prison laborers who bake donuts for the Olympics propaganda, and thus further dig their own grave, could instead poison a few sports fans of the Berlin Senate with arsenic.

… for a society without coercion and prisons!
For Anarchy!

Freedom for all prisoners!

Translation notes:
Recently, as part of the city authorities’ push to represent Germany in the bid for the 2024 Olympics, the Berlin Justice Senator Thomas Heilmann tried to give away donuts (Pfannkuchen) decorated with the Olympic rings that were baked by inmates from Tegel prison.

Final message on video reads: “See each other on the 18th of March in Frankfurt – make ECB’s opening into a disaster.”

-ContraInfo

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Injured Dutch YPG fighter treated in Germany – "My heart is in Kobanê" (Kurdistan)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Aachen – Anf/ ali güler

YPG fighter Richard Jansen from Holland who has been brought back to Europe for treatment for an injury he sustained in clashes in Sinjar said that: “I am happy to be a part of the honorable struggle waged by the Kurds. I was injured very early and I am sorry that my fight remained unfinished.”

Richard Jansen from the town of Schiadam in Amsterdam joined the ranks of the YPG (People’s Defense Units) some four and a half months ago in support of the Kurdish struggle against ISIS gangs.

Jansen who took the name of Serdar Botan was wounded on the head after a mortar shell fired by ISIS fell on a YPG emplacement in Sinjar one and a half month ago. He has been taken to the German city of Dusseldorf for treatment in a plane that took off from South Kurdistan earlier today. (more…)

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Posted in Autonomy

Berlin: 2 vehicles of the prison industry torched in run up to the opening of the European Central Bank – Destroika takes responsibility (Germany)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

In the night between the 28th and 29th of January 2015, Destroika struck in Berlin, and two prison industry vehicles turned into ruins. Through these pinpricks, we will limit the flexibility of the relevant companies. A van of Wisag in Lichtenberg and another of Sodexo in Moabit came under attack.

The company WISAG provides, in addition to the exploitative cleaning sector, security staff for transport services such as the BVG transport company in Berlin, and is responsible for filling the Berlin prisons of fare-dodgers, with ticket inspectors plain-clothed as well as in uniform.

The company Sodexo now runs five prisons in the UK under their own responsibility since the privatisation of the British justice system. In addition, Sodexo is blacklisted in Belgium for their involvement in deportation prisons, besides providing facility management services to deportation lagers in Germany. The company is owned by the Zehnacker group, which is presented in this way: “As a partner of the armed forces, we accompany them in their operational areas at home and abroad. Our mission is to take care of both the troops and their command for a better quality of life. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice, Sodexo plans and delivers solutions that contribute to smooth operations in correctional facilities. In all our activities, we respect our values and ethical principles. Our work in this domain is further proof of our strong commitment to society.”

Freedom for the prisoners of Operation Pandora and all the others!

On the 18th of March 2015 off to Frankfurt – to reduce the European Central Bank to ruins and ashes!

Autonomous Group “Muslim H.”

(Muslim H., originally from Kosovo, was 28 years old when he was killed by 8 screws in the prison of Landshut on May 24th, 2014, in revenge for his successful resistance to his deportation to Hungary.)

Translation note: On January 30th, the remaining seven prisoners of Operation Pandora were released on conditional bail.

– ContraInfo

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'Germany and the Prison Industrial Complex' by long-term prisoner, John Bowden (UK)

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

From a comrade of ABC Brighton:

The growth of what some have described as the “prison industrial complex” and the unleashing of economic free market forces upon the prison system by a government ideologically-driven to sell off or “out source” virtually every state function has created the spectre of a prison population utilised as essentially a source of cheap, forced labour for an increasingly avaricious neo-liberal capitalism. There is no starker example of organised modern slavery.

In the US, the epicentre of the prison industrial complex, the exploitation of cheap convict labour takes place on an industrial scale and in poor urban areas, especially districts with a majority poor Afro-American population, prisons are increasingly replacing factories as places where the criminalised poor are confined and exploited by multi-national security corporations.

In Britain, whose criminal justice system is becoming almost a mirror-image of it’s American counterpart, the exploitation of cheap convict labour by private companies is increasingly as is the ownership of entire chunks of the prison system. More and more prisoners are dealt with and treated not as offenders to be rehabilitated but as a source of considerable profit for an economic elite not hamstrung by wishy-washy concepts such as public service or moral conscience in the treatment of prisoners. (more…)

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Destroika: Call for resistance on the opening of the European Central Bank (Germany)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

1. Destroika Blog

2. Call for a convergence of resistance

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Posted in Autonomy

Leipzig: Real estate company targeted and several luxury vehicles torched (Germany)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Via Contra-Info:

Wednesday 21st January around 3 o’clock in the morning, four vehicles of a real estate company in Leipzig were torched: the cars destroyed by flames were all high-end vehicles (3 Mercedes and 1 Audi). This incendiary sabotage was claimed on Sunday 25th January by “Autonome Gruppen“:

In the night of 20th-21st January 2015, we attacked during a targeted action the whole fleet of vehicles of the multi-million euro real estate speculators GRK Holding in the southern-centre of Leipzig, and with this we delivered flames to four vehicles. The real estate company referenced is one of the largest long-term profiteers of gentrification in Leipzig. Spread throughout the city, the big company projects are either under construction or have already been completed. The systematic terror against the tenants is still high on the agenda, such as gentrification ensuing the cheaply purchased property renders Leipzig more attractive for people with a higher monthly income.

“Founded since 1991, GRK-Holding AG manages and leases, exclusively and qualitatively, high-end properties in and around Leipzig.”

This is enough reason to show these dear ladies and gentlemen that their actions don’t remain without a response. This took place whilst we deposited incendiaries to four vehicles parked in front of the headquarters of the company and a truck parked in the yard, four vehicles and a carport in the flames of our hatred. (more…)

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Solidaridad con Bernhard Heidbreder (Venezuela)

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Estimados compañero/as

Por medio de la presente les informo que para el martes 16 de diciembre de
2014 a las 2pm la Sala Penal del TSJ acordó la audiencia pública en el caso
de solicitud de extradición del revolucionario alemán Bernhard Heidbreder.

Through this I inform you that on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at 2pm the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court agreed to a public hearing in the case request for the extradition of the German revolutionary Bernhard Heidbreder.

Para los que no recuerden el caso, Heidbreder es un anti-imperialista y
anti-fascista alemán que está acusado por la fiscalía alemana de participar
en el KOMITEE y de intentar derrumbar una prisión que estaba en
construcción para inmigrantes kurdos.

For those who do not remember the case, Heidbreder is an anti-imperialist,
German anti-fascist who is accused by German prosecutors of participating
KOMITEE and in attempting to destroy a prison which was in construction for
Kurdish immigrants.

Agradecemos de antemano toda la solidaridad que puedan brindar.

Saludos

http://no-extradicion.site36.net/

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Jake Conroy: "From activist to terrorist" (Anarchistisches Radio Berlin)

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Dear all,

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we documented a presentation by Jake Conroy:
“From activist to terrorist”. He is an activist for animal liberation
from the US, who participated in a campaign to close an animal testing
laboratory and was prosecuted and sentenced as a terrorist.

Along with the presentation we recorded an interview as well where he
tells a bit more about the US prison system and his experiences with it.

You’ll find the audios (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/12/08/a-radio-auf-englisch-jake-conroy-from-activist-to-terrorist-presentation-and-interview/

The length of the interview is: 11:20 min.
The length of the presentation is: 59:10 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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Posted in Eco Struggle

Interview mit Andreas Krebs (Germany)

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Weil es uns und Andreas ein großes Bedürfnis ist, allen Interessierten
über die letzten Ereignisse im Knast und die ersten Eindrücke von der
neu gewonnenen Freiheit von Andreas Krebs zu berichten, hier ein
kleines Interview mit ihm. Andreas Krebs ist nach 16 Jahren Knast nun
etwa 4 Wochen draußen. Das Interview wurde 2 Wochen nach seiner
Entlassung geführt. (more…)

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Hamburg: Juvenile justice agency attacked (Germany)

Friday, November 28th, 2014

In the night of November 21st, 2014, the Office of probation services and juvenile court assistance located in the Museumstrasse in Altona, Hamburg, was attacked with stones, and many windows were broken.

Against the State, its Justice and minions!

Solidarity with the accused and the imprisoned in the case of squatting in the Breite Strasse in Hamburg!

Solidarity with the squatters, who really showed the cops!

Rage and struggle for Rémi Fraisse, who was killed in France some weeks ago after he was hit by a grenade during clashes with the cops!

Freedom is not negotiated or begged for!

Against every authority!

English translation:
http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/11/24/hamburg-juvenile-justice-agency-attacked/

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(Anarchistisches Radio Berlin in English): Interview with Nicky Danesh on Anarchism in Iran

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Dear all,

We would like to present an interview with Nicky Danesh, an Iranian anarchist living in exile in Australia, made by Furia de Radio from September. Furia de Radio is an anarchist programme on 97 Irratia FM in Bilbao. It can be heard every Friday at 7pm in the Basque Country, or on mixcloud.com/FuriaDeRadio. As Anarchist Radio Berlin we have edited the English version of the interview from the original programme into a single segment and re-recorded the questions to help with its distribution.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/11/01/a-radio-auf-englisch-interview-of-furia-de-radio-with-nicky-danesh-on-anarchism-in-iran-september-2014/

The length is: 12:40 min.

Additional links:

Original program: https://archive.org/details/FdR16
Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/FuriaDeRadio
97 Irratia FM: http://97irratia.info/

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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German Prisons: Thomas Meyer-Falk – A contribution to the 2014 Anti-Prison Days in Vienna, Austria

Friday, October 24th, 2014

via contra-info:

Many of us are spontaneously and long since aware of it: prisons are places of ethical, humane, moral and cultural decay. There is no desire for life, freedom, humaneness conveyed there but instead the guards and any other staff treat the detainees as dead objects; they manage people as piece goods in a storehouse.

So prisons are necrophiliac places.

It was only a few weeks ago that a prison inmate – who was kept in solitary confinement for a couple of years after having broken a guard’s nose with a headbutt in 2012 – was starved to death in Germany. (more…)

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Prison governor suspended after detainee starves to death (Germany)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

A short update from comrade Thomas Meyer-Falk about the inhuman conditions in German prisons.

Thomas was locked up for 11 and a half years in 1996 for a politically motivated bank-robbery and has spent most of his sentence in isolation. He had his sentence extended and remains incarcerated today.

On 18th August 2014 Koala Rosmane died after two years in Bruchsal Prison, Germany. A few days later the prison director, Mr M, was suspended.

The Details

In 2012 Koala Rosmane was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to ten years in jail. Maybe because he had trouble with a prison officer, and/or maybe because Rosmane came from Burkina Faso in Africa, he was sentenced to another year and kept in solitary confinement for the past two years. It has been said that racist officers insulted the inmate often. For the past few months he refused prison food, maybe because he feared that the prison administration wanted to poison him.

The Death

The forensic doctor who carried out the post mortem examination said that the prisoner was extremely malnourished. Maybe he died of starvation.

The Suspension

It was the first time ever in Germany that a prison warden was suspended after an inmates death. Mr M was known for his special “character”. A couple of years ago, when he sent his Christmas greetings to inmates, he used a quotation from a song by a band which has been involved in racist attacks in the past. Inmates hang themselves, cut their veins, make hunger strikes. No one was interested in them. But it seems that now Mr M has gone too far! (more…)

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