July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 13, 2017
Image: Clashes in the Schanze district at July 7 (Image: Lower Class Magazin)
After being under siege for weeks, the army of cops and the delegations of the G20 member states finally left Hamburg. Apart from necessary and legitimate resistance against social injustice and capitalism, its important to know that the German state did everything they could to escalate the NoG20 protests. One could say the state used the G20 summit to see how far they can go. Its to early to say how things will develope in the coming months but fact is that politicians are trying to use the clashes in Hamburg to go after everything what they consider as the left. For this article we used a lot of information from our NoG20 live blogs, an article by Lower Class Magazin and other reliable sources. Last but not least; the results of the summit shows that the global elite are devided, for the first time they did not manage to agree on a final statement with all subjects in it.
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Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Many people were surprised that the German government decided to host this years G20 summit in Hamburg . There are many active autonomous and other leftwing groups in the harbour city. So protests were expected from the very beginning. In the months before the summit politicians stated that there would be no ban zones for protests, Mayor Olaf Scholz even said that the G20 summit would be “a festival of democracy”. From the beginning disinformation was part of the strategy of Germany’s ruling class, who seem to live in a parallel society that is drifting further and further away from real life.
July 13, 2017
The preliminary hearing for the “Scripta Manent” investigation will be held on 11 and 17/18/19/20 of July. I would like to point out that from 3. June five other comrades of Croce Nera Anarchica, myself, the undersigned of RadioAzione, and the comrade who runs RadioAzione [Croatia] (at the hearing of June 26th it has been decided that she will be tried separately, but still with the same charges), have been added to the comrades already arrested and under investigation.
Looking into the documents relating to the investigation, we have learned that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Naples had opened in 2012 an investigation against me, against an old comrade accused also in the Marini inquiry, and other comrades from Lazio [Italian region] on the subject of Informal Anarchist Federation.
For five years we have been subjected to a total control, which has resulted in including other comrades in the investigation, including the Croatian comrade of RadioAzione. Key-logger installed on computer, wiretapping, tailing even for 600 kilometers… Kind of “if I forgot where I put something, I can ask Agent Elena (the name they gave to the key-logger)”.
Baners and graffiti on the walls of Łódź, Lublin, Mińsk and Czech Prague:
“Few days ago, we have hanged a banner in the old part of Lublin. The banner is a stance of solidarity with anarchists being accused of an arson attempt against the police cars, who will stand in front of the court may the 31st. We have chosen the place between the old town and the castle, where loads of people are passing everyday, so the message could reach their maximum number. We feel that it is extreemly important that the repressed anarchists feel supported by their milieu. Posters, banners, graffiti – there is loads of ways to show them that they are not alone. We encourage other groups and individuals to similar acts.
Today we shout together with you:
Freedom for the anarchists on trial for direct action!”
On the Banner: Freedom to three Anarchists from Warsaw – tortured by the cops. For the world without prisons, nationalist bastards! Insurrection, Anarchy, Resistance!
Łódź: The night before the first court case of the three anarchists in Warsaw accused of attempt of arson against cop carsattempt, a solidarity banner appeared in the center of Łódź.
Police terror / legalized violence
In the previous months many important things happened in the warsaw3 case that we would like to share with our non-polish speaking supporters. Many of the materials we were only able to translate now and we apologize for this long silence! Below you will find an update about the case from February to end of May 2017. Here you can also read the updated chronology of the events.
The first trial of the three warsaw anarchists took place on may 31st.
Our comrades acknowledged the charges (which are now: property destruction), but they did not plead guilty, as they don’t consider the action they took as something you can ‘be guilty’ of. They also revoked the testimonies they gave while they were held captive in July 2016. They gave new testimonies that are narrower than the previous ones. Two of them gave also a detailed description of tortures they had to endure after the arrest.
The three had chosen a common strategy for the trial in which they openly speak about political motivations for their actions and take responsibility for it. They wrote political statements about their motives, police and state violence but judge didn’t allow them to read it (every time they tried to talk about the political context of their action, the judge stopped them saying: “That’s for the final speech. Today we’re talking only about the facts”).
At the time of the trial there was a solidarity demo outside of the court, with a broader anti-police and against the new anti-freedom laws context. Although it wasn’t very big, we are happy to say it was well heard inside the court room. Our solidarity drums and slogans were louder than prosecutor’s indictment.
On the occasion of reports that talk about transforming the building where occupation Rosa Nera is in a hotel, the Anarchosindicalists Initiative “Rosinante” has published the following announcement:
In the last week, in newspapers (Eleftheros Press, Kathimerini) and racist web sites belonging to the “New Democracy” appears the Rectorate of the Polytechnic of Crete to offer informal “in secret” auctions buildings of the city to tourism bosses. Among these buildings is the building of the Rosa Nera Occupation. This move is part of the wider attack on social and labor movements – and with the backs of the current government.
The occupation of Rosa Nera, for 13 years, is a working machine of support and organization for important aspects of social and labor movements in Chania. Through a libertarian and anarchist culture that supports the organization on the ground, the political work of occupation offers both a hospitable “home” for social struggles and a critical human potential for most social, labor, environmental and rightful claims in Chania.
Translated by act for freedom now!
We receive some extracts of a letter by Maurizio Alfieri, a prisoner on struggle, and updates on him:
Maurizio is totally isolated from the other prisoners; he was taken to a unit previously closed (probably unfit for living) and now reopened for him. As he was been taken to the visiting room the guards closed all the other prisoners’ peepholes. A serious matter concerning him is the attempt of the prison administration of Poggioreale to spread the rumour he’s collaborating with the justice system, but some of his friends imprisoned in Poggioreale are denying the false rumour.
Maurizio will be kept in solitary confinement for 3 months.
The hearing of 8th March is to be postponed following his lawyer’s request of legitimate impediment.
Extracts from a letter of 5th May from Poggioreale
And the gentlemen at the Opera prison had ‘forced’ me to make troubles, because if they touch my Letters I’ll start publishing everything, and for the moment they are behaving here, but let’s wait because it’s too early to say, and I’ll know it from the people in solidarity whom I always find wherever I go… I learned the ‘morsy’ alphabet, see what we have to do… like when we were at the elementary school…
July 9, 2017
With this gesture, we want to show our solidarity to the comrades all over Europe that visited Hamburg in order to demonstrate against the G20 summit. The actions that they have taken, have made an impact to all of us.
We want to send our strength and our combative solidarity, as the banner reads, to all of the anarchist comrades who have taken the streets and have taken actions these days. Also, to all of the arrested comrades. Solidarity from Athens.
Some anarchists and comrades from Athens
July 9, 2017
Since yesterday, the streets of Hamburg have been flooded with rage. The Altona fish market burned and cops were forced to hide. Normally, now is about the time we would expect to receive information about a meet up point for anarchist militants. But as the situation stands currently, and as we consider how the day went, the prospects for the night tempt us to stray from our original plan.
In our assessment, it doesn’t make sense to find a common meet up point right now, since we have so many people so well positioned. It makes more sense to converge in a larger district instead of doing the usual cat and mouse game with the police in the Schanze district. The amount of people that have been detained or arrested is surprisingly low, and we should ensure that it stays that way. At the same time, we must create moments that kindle a sense of confidence that will allow us to overcome our limits and to find the beach beneath the street.
If we wish to see the Capital in this city burn, and if we want to see the pigs that protect it run, the decentralized concept seems to be the best bet.
Because we’re all here, we’re all motivated, and we’ll see each other later in the darkness of the streets.
For the free floodwaters and for common revolt
**translator’s note- the meet up point idea refers to the common German practice of dispersing after the main demo, then meeting in smaller groups that attack and immediately disperse. Coutnerposed to that idea is the proposal to gather forces to defend neighborhoods for an extended period of time.
July 8, 2017
July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017
A proposal for dialogue, solidarity and attack
As individuals, it is difficult to speak of solidarity because we do not want to express it as a group, but to individuals whose feelings we feel would be sufficiently close to establish a dialogue.
We feel in solidarity with people who, through their actions and their discourse, seem to convey a will to fight in the here and now against power in all its forms.
For us the most sincere way of supporting individuals in revolt is to revolt ourselves and to attack. That people who consider themselves potential accomplices to be transmitted by force can allow our ethics and passions to guide our actions and not the fear and resignation brought about by repression.
Through the attack we want to break the isolation and express our anger and sadness. In times where distances are no longer counted, we reaffirm offensive and irrecoverable positions.
We believe that if we want to sharpen practices and critiques it can be interesting to share, to confront others. We are not interested in the idea of producing ideas labelled ‘anarchist’ that everyone can accept and adapt to their local discourse or context. We like the dissent and conflict that allow us to take a stand. We are as disgusted by the omnipresent apathy as we are deeply moved by the beauty of those who revolt without waiting for either objective conditions or the favourable social ground or the strategic moment. Our choices will never be convenient since they are always in motion. We have no one to convince, nor any desire to wait until we have a thousand plans, only the desire to meet other accomplices in the impatient and irrepressible urge to fight.
(H)eat The Rich! Attack G20! Against The City Of The Rich
Perhaps in a ‘mixture of serenity and determination’, we set fire to a large number of originally-packaged luxury cars this morning outside the Porsche Center in Hamburg Eidelstedt.
Before they put them in the streets, we decided to attack them preemptively in their freshly delivered new condition. Against the backdrop of massive homelessness (not just among the protesters at the summit!), in a city with the biggest and thickest money bags, the wealth displayed on the streets disgusts us. Within this context we would like to mention the currently under construction prestige project, the new Porsche Protz center being built in Hamburg.
We have also found ourselves together to defy the power fantasies of the Ministry of the Interior to suffocate any autonomy within a large city held in a state of emergency by a huge police presence. No, Andy fails. Militant resistance is possible, no matter how large the contingent of water cannons may be. Your need to violently control protests to present a delusion of a superlative police performance will only break your own necks.
With this small luxury fire we want to warm the hearts of all our friends from Europe who have made their way to Hamburg despite the media-mediated deterrence. It’s nice that you are here!
Kind regards to the anarchist prisoners!
(via Linksunten Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)
Solidarity and affectionate greetings from prison! When the representatives of the G20 nations meet in Hamburg, the elite of the prison companies, which are represented by Merkel, Trump, Putin and Erdogan, will also meet.
Now, at this moment, many tens of thousands of prisoners in Germany, France, UK and Turkey are behind bars, as well as millions in the US, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia etc!
And also in Hamburg right now are thousands of people in the prisons of the supposedly ‘free’ Hansestadt. To make room for even more, a detention center for up to 400 extra prisoners was built. 100 judges volunteered to legalize the arrests by police during the summit.
Whoever attacks the G20 also attacks the prison-industrial complex. A system based on exploitation and oppression. A system in which the police, the judiciary and the economy work hand in hand. A system that intimidates and permanently removes people from the political process, but still ‘recycles’ them economically.
To all of you in Hamburg, for active and combative hours and days!
Hearfelt greetings from Freiburg’s prison
(Long-term prisoner since 1996)
(via Freedom For Thomas, translated by Insurrection News)
“Desde el corazón, muchas gracias a todxs por el apoyo que he recibido
bien como por todo el calor y amor que he sentido, lo cual, mucho ha
contribuido para hacer mas fuerte mi resiliencia contra la opresión a
que estaba sometido.
¡No estamos todxs, faltan las personas presas!
¡Presxs a la calle!
¡Fuerza a todxs que afrontan la opresión!
¡Prisión, demolición y reflorestación!
El secuestrado desde 21/06/2016 al 07/06/2017 del caso Aachen
Desde o coração, muito obrigado a todos e todas pelo apoio que recebi,
assim como todo o calor e amor que senti, que muito contribuíram para
reforçar a minha resiliência contra a opressão a que estava submetido.
Não estamos todos faltam as pessoas presas!
Força a todos os que afrontam a opressão!
Prisão, demolição e reflorestação!
O sequestrado desde 21/06/2016 a 07/06/2017 do caso Aachen
From my heart, thanks to everyone for the support that was given to me,
as all the warmness and love that i felt. This was essential to
strenghten my resilience against all the oppression I was summited
We’re not All, the prisoners are missing!
Freedom to All prisoners!
All the strength to those who face oppression!
Prison, demolition and reforestation!
The one kidnapped from 21/06/2016 to 07/06/2017 at the Aachen case
Volume 3 Issue 4 (PDF for printing 11 x 17)
Volume 3 Issue 4 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11)
In this issue:
An Anarchist Response to Anti-Gentrification Attacks in Philly on May Day
Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners
Krasner Wins Primary
What Went Down
March for Immigrants
Philly Anarchists Fuck Up Gentrification on May Day
Why Did Anarchists Destroy Downtown Olympia?
Violence Exposed at Local Fraternity
In Reply to the Science March
Delaware May Murder Again
We Will Not Win
Health is in You
Pure Black: an Emerging Consensus Among Comrades?