G20 Summit 2018 – An open letter to the Activists in Buenos Aires

The following information about an open letter and reflection paper reached United We Stand:

“This is a detailed report and reflection on what happened before, during, and after the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, it is a letter addressed to the activists and residents of Buenos Aires, Argentina—where the next summit (protest) will soon take place.

The authors come from Paris and Hamburg; they took part in the protest week together. They began working on this book in September 2017, discussing and composing everything clandestinely because politicians and police have been alleging that an “international conspiracy” was responsible for the militant resistance. Continue reading

The G20 repression continues – call for solidary support at court – second date

This Wednesday, the 4th of july 2018 the activist Robin will stand trial on an assault case at the Hamburg-Mitte district court. How the police intends to construct and justify these accusations remains unclear.
The first court session was cancelled due to a formal error in the penalty order. The entire section describing the supposed criminal act was missing. This shows how the court is overstrained by the number of lawsuits they‘re trying to push through.call_for_support_trial

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Trial on 20th of June canceled for now

Some days ago we posted her a solidarity call for the support of R’s NoG20 trial.  the beginning of the trial against failed initially due to formal error.

This morning, o 19th of June, the planned beginning of the trial against activist R. on 20th of June 2018 was cancelled due to a formal error in the penalty order. The entire section describing the supposed criminal act was missing. This shows how the court is overstrained by the number of lawsuits they‘re trying to push through.

With the trial‘s beginning being cancelled for now, the courts strategy to blindside R. failed.

The court set a trial date very soon, ignored that the lawyer has no time at the trial date by dismissing an application to change the date, did not give real access to the court files by only allowing access in Hamburg – to a lawyer far away in Göttingen. In the end this led to having no lawyer and no clue whats in the court files four days before the trial. Luckily they did not get through with their strategy.

There will be no trial this week but they might send a new penalty order with a new trial date. If that happens the info will be published here.

Solidarity not penalty orders!

Freedom for all G20 prisoners!

The G20 repression continues – call for solidary support at court 20.6.2018

 

This Wednesday, the 20th June 2018 the activist R. will stand trial on an assault case at the Hamburg-Mitte district court. How the police intends to construct and justify these accusations remains unclear.

Eleven months after the G20 protests in Hamburg numerous people face repression because they took part in the protests against the inhuman G20 politics and their absurd summit.

Despite all the agitation, before during and after the summit, neither the media nor the state security agencies succeeded in dividing us. We won‘t let them daunt us, belittle us, no matter their repression. They will fail to stop us.

We will not let them hinder us from fighting for our ideals. The summit is over, but our fight for a better world without war, exploitation, injustice, oppression and prisons continues.

With the antidemocratic, authoritarian eagerness for persecution, the state tries to present more and more convicted people, no matter the price. The massive police presence, state violence and surveillance before and during the summit was only the beginning. People are incarcerated since the protests and the police announced that they want to persecute activists with 3000 lawsuits.

We now need to stick together and show our solidarity. They persecute a few, but they mean all of us. This should be more than a slogan. When we face their repression together and support each other at court, in prison and in daily life, their threats loose their effect and we become more capable of acting. Therefore we‘re looking forward to solidary, colorful and deescalative trial support.

The trial will take place at Amtsgericht Mitte at 2 pm, Sievekingplatz 3 (Strafjustizgebäude), Sitzungssaal (room) 186 / ground floor. An entry control was announced and cell phones will be taken from you. As always people that joined the protests and have not been identified and people with an active arrest warrant should not come to court.

Our solidarity against their repression!

Words of Love and Solidarity from Fabio

Here are some words from our comrade, friend and brother Fabio

sent from Italy, full of love and solidarity:

Freedom is beautiful

Freedom is beautiful, how many beautiful things does freedom have!

A beer, a kiss, a blue sky without bars in the middle,

the rays of the sun that beat on our skin in these first days of spring.

In short, freedom is just nice.

However, many friends and many friends, many comrades, cannot enjoy all
this.

Because they are imprisoned by this “justice”.

And it is to them that our thoughts must go.

Each one of us in his own small way can do something…

We can send letters, help family members, and, above all, we can go to
court.

The trials are focal point of the judiciary. T

he judges, strong in their power, distribute years of prison

like candies in proceedings that are often only farcical.

The logic of power is always the same, isolating, dividing, breaking bonds.

They know that one man is easy to fight.

That’s why attending the processes is so important,

to make it clear that if they touch one they touch everyone!

Let us show solidarity with those arrested and on trial!

Peike, Kostantin, Evgenii and everyone else who may will follow!

United we Stand!

Fabio

Soli-Rap Berlin, 26.1. Wilhelmstraße 9

We, as the collective Berlin Migrant Strikers, have participated in the protests against the G-20 in Hamburg. Hundreds of thousands of people gained together and took the streets, demonstrating against the policies of the global governance and the militarization of the rebel city of Hamburg. During those three days, the violence of the German police reached a new peak of brutality. Many activists were beaten without reason during allowed demonstrations, the special corps has been used to retake controls of entire neiborough, and many fundamental collective and individual rights were suspended. Another side of the repression were the numerous arrests, carried out without any proves, in many case with a pure preventional goal. All of us have been arrested too, only because we spoke Italian and we could be dangerous “riot-tourists”. For many hours we stayed imprisoned in containers without windows or beds, sleeping on the floor.. Fortunately, all of you were released in the end, but many other comrades are still under trial, used as scapegoats and subjected to a political justice seeking for revenge. The German police has started a criminalization campaign often through further violations of indiviual rights, publishing pictures of “suspected people”. We want to show our solidarity and support the imprisoned militants. In the same week when the network United we Stand is organizing solidarity events for the G20-prisoners, we invite you on 26th of January at 22.00 in the Tommy House to a Soly-Rap party, putting together different militant artist standing up against the repression. The event will support both the activity of our collective and the campaigns helping the activists still in prisons or under trial. Come and fight with us.

Today it’s Hamburg, yesterday it was Genoa, before it was Seattle – we fight and we will fight together. United we stand!

Lab HipHop Meticcio, Signor K, Nadir.

Society has failed – Fire and Flames to Repression!

After the successful resistance against the politics of the G20 this summer, we are calling for days of action in the week from January 28th to February 4th. During G20 in Hamburg we were active with many of you. We want to take that experience up and make it visible in many places with many different actions.

We have 2018 already and our friends and comrades remain in pre-trial imprisonment since the g20 summit. The image of the violent dangerous perpetrators is still stylized. Brutal Police assaults before, during and after the G20 summit are played down and supposed to be forgotten. The myth of civil war-like conditions in Schanzen district persists in public view and helpfully provide the court with a basis for their arguments to impose absurdly high sentences. This is to distract attention from the idea of the G20 to take place as a counterinsurgency exercise in the field of urban space. The strategy and escalation concept of the cops could only fail.

The “independent” judiciary goes all out in its interpretation of their laws to impose draconian punishments like Peike’s. He has been in custody since July 6th and for bad luck got the judge Krieten, who sentenced him to 2 years 7 months. Peike however filed an appeal which will start in February. Also various other appeal proceedings will start soon.

But not only the draconian punishments should serve as a measure of deterrent. Also the raids on people who were attacked at Rondenbarg and the public search with pictures and videos of activists who took part in public meetings during G20, both of which had been effectivly staged in media, have the goal to frighten people off from taking part in future demonstrations and to keep people silent.

Resistance against the politics of the g20 shall be criminalized and the current conditions and power relations shall be strengthened. Politics and conditions that are based on the unequal distribution of goods, that flatter racist and sexist represantatives, that negotiate with despots and murderers, that are anti-(queer) feminist and don’t hold back with racist acts and homophobic expression. Politics and conditions whos actions on climate and environment are desastrous and who continuously develope the export of weapons aswell as conduct wars. And those who take their disagreement on the streets shall be silenced by their architecture of security.

How fitting a transpi by comrades says: Society has failed when it imprisons those who question it- Block G20, not our voices. [A society has failed when it places those in its jails that challenges them! Blocks G20 and not our voices!]

With this in mind, we call for days of action from 28th of January to 4th of February.

Let’s not be blocked and intimidated any further! Let’s show them, their strategy won’t work. As long as this society is how it is, there will be resistance.

Let us show with a variety of actions that we challenge this system. There are no limits to your imagination. Do what you want to do – from baking cakes to informational events to taking the streets to direct actions. – Everything is possible, nothing is mandatory!

Please send us dates and pictures of your actions to: unitedwestand@nadir.org [key]

United We Stand

Demonstration and Manifestation on Sunday, 7th of January 2018 to the Prison JVA Billwerder

NoG20 – United We Stand

Also at the 7. of January 2018 we want to go togetherfor the 7th time
to the Billwerder Prison ti visit the G20 Prisoners inside this terrible
place.

7 people are still locked in since the G20 madness of Hamburg.
Join us!

We will meet at 2pm at S-Bahn station Billwerder/Moorfleet

We will be there, coffee will be there, the favorite songs of the
prisoners will be there.
Be there as well and bring some sweets, good speaches and fabulous ideas
with you.

Free them all, now!
United We Stand!

Demonstration – United We Stand And Celebrate at JVA Billwerder!

 
 
Tuesday, 26/12/2017
 
S-Bahn Billwerder-Moorfleet
 
Starts at : 2 am – 4 am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let’s stand united and bring what you like!
Lets make a lot of noise to show our solidarity
with the G20 prisoners and everybody else
behind theses ugly walls.
We are there, you are there,
the Free-You-All-Sound-System will be there.
So be there als and bring some sweets, moise, speaches
and what ever you want.
 
United We Stand and Celebrate!
Free Them All, Now!